Utopia Armed Forces Kickstarter is Now Live!


We just launched our Heavy Gear Blitz Utopia Armed Forces Plastic Miniatures Kickstarter at 7:02 pm EST today (January 17th, 2018). The Kickstarter campaigns initial goal is to raise $30,000 CAD (about 23K USD) needed to make the plastic injection mold for the new plastic miniatures and backer rewards. The campaign will run for 17 days ending on Saturday evening at 7:02 pm EST (February 3rd, 2018).

We have a great Captain Reward Level at $70 CAD (about $53.85 USD) that includes a Utopia Patch and 3 squads (Strike, Recce, and Support) with a total of 18 plastic miniatures. Stretch Goals, once unlocked, will increase the total to 36 plastic miniatures. Plus higher reward levels add the new MAR-DK drone (resin model) and the large Gilgamesh Command Tank (resin model); see below for artwork and details. Treat yourself to a New Army for the New Year, by clicking on the image or this link!

Two additional Kickstarters to make plastic miniatures for the Peace River and NuCoal core models will follow. Backers that support two or more of the individual Kickstarters will be able to have them shipped together for the basic fixed shipping cost.  

Happy New Year 2018!


The Staff at Dream Pod 9 wishes everyone a Happy New Year! We hope you all have a great 2018 and will join us for our upcoming Heavy Gear Blitz Utopia, Peace River, NuCoal, and Jovian Wars Venus Kickstarters.

Merry Christmas From The Staff at Dream Pod 9


Its the Holiday Season again and time for our Annual Xmas Gift. This year our Sculptor, Phil is showing some love for our Utopia fans with a Chibi N-Kidu Drone as this years Xmas gift. The Xmas 2017 Chibi N-Kidu will be automatically added into all DP9 Online Store Orders from now to the morning of January 3rd, 2018 that are over $100 USD before any shipping and taxes. Limit 1 free Chibi N-Kidu per customer. 

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Kickstarter Update with new HGB Tabletop Wargame Videos!

We just posted our latest HGB Utopia Armed Forces Kickstarter Update that we wanted to share with everyone. We made some new videos today and uploaded them to YouTube. These are just simple videos made by Robert using his iPhone handheld without any editing. The first is a quick Heavy Gear Blitz Tabletop Wargame introduction video with whats needed to play, the tabletop battlefield, and basic dice rolling mechanics. Second is a Heavy Gear Blitz Tabletop Wargame Initiative and Commanders video. And third is a Heavy Gear Blitz Tabletop Wargame Action Phase (Movement and Firing) video.

Click the links to the YouTube videos below the video description texts, sorry if the videos are bit shaky at points.

Heavy Gear Blitz Introduction, Whats Needed to Play, Tabletop Battlefield, and Basic Dice Rolling Video.
https://youtu.be/amRFAce-c_Q

Heavy Gear Blitz Initiative and Commanders Video.
https://youtu.be/SK8Xc0jQQGk

Heavy Gear Blitz Action Phase (Movement and Firing) Video.
https://youtu.be/7zYXVMfUuk8

The Image below is of the Heavy Gear Blitz Tabletop Wargame Setup prepared for the videos. We're working on more basic game play videos for future Kickstarter updates, if you have requests put them in the comments below. The Kickstarter has 12 Days to go and we need more Backers to make it a success, please share this post with friends and visit the Kickstarter page at the link below and show your support with a pledge.
https://www.kickstarter.com/…/heavy-gear-blitz-utopia-armed…

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Kickstarter Update: Small Issues with Parts on Several Sprues and Shipping Update

It was brought to our attention this week that a few parts on several of the model sprues have some small issues with dimpling and shrinkage. Its a learning Kickstarter for us and we do our best below to explain the small issues, where they occur and why.

Kickstarter Update: Shipping Update & New Resin Arm Sets Available!

We finished shipping all the Wave 1 and Heavy Gear Universe (except for UK/EU that will ship in Wave 4) Backer reward packages last week and started on Wave 2. To date we have shipped 434 backer reward packages, its taking a bit longer than expected, as US Customs is requiring us to include detailed invoices for all the packages that we bring in to the USA for shipping with US Post. The pledge manager makes packing slips, but not detailed invoices, so its adding hours of paperwork on to each shipping we make.

All our Prayers are with Ghislain & His Family

We extend our condolences and the condolences of our community to Ghislain Barbe and his family. We learned on Friday, September 9th, 2016 that, Marie-Claude Girard, wife of Ghislain and mother to their 3 daughters, passed away after a long battle with cancer.

Ghislains amazing artwork has brought our science fiction worlds to life for all our fans and that was made possible by his loving wife, Marie-Claude. Now during this difficult time, all our prayers are with him and his family.

Notes of condolence can be left on his Facebook page at the following link.

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