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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Larger Images of the Utopia 3d Models and Utopia Army Construction Video added to the Kickstarter!

The Heavy Gear Blitz Utopia Armed Forces Plastic Miniatures Kickstarter is off to a good start with 35% pledged of its initial $30K CAD ($23K USD) goal in the first two days. We still need a lot more backers (276 at our $70 CAD Captain Reward Level) to make it a success. If you can help please support the Kickstarter, every pledge gets us closer to the goal. We also have a $10 CAD ($7.69 USD) pledge Cadet Reward Level that gives you a backer thank you reward of a Utopia Patch with worldwide mailing included. Here is a link to the Utopia Kickstarter for all those interested in picking up a new army for the new year or throwing a little support our way.

https://www.kickstarter.com/…/heavy-gear-blitz-utopia-armed…

We just added our second update to the Kickstarter with larger images of the Commando, Recce, & Support Armigers and N-KIDUs 3d models. Our first update, last night, added larger images of the resin Gilgamesh Command Tank and resin MAR-DK Drone 3d models. Plus some photos of the original Utopia pewter painted minis with some FX added to them, checkout all the images attached.

Also with todays update we posted a Utopia Army Construction video. Its just a simple video made by Robert using his iPhone handheld without any editing. The video is a bit shaky at spots, being handheld, but it gets across the basics of Heavy Gear Blitz Army (Force) Construction. Using the 18 miniatures (Armigers & N-KIDU Drones) from the Utopia Captain Reward Level and a few pages printed out from our free to download HGB Living Rulebook ebook. Minis shown in the video are the original Utopia pewter minis all painted up on one of our small convention demo tabletops. It also references the Gear Grinder website with January 2018 update used to make fast datacard sheets for the two combat groups using the 18 minis and print them out for game play. Plus options for extra combats groups for the Gilgamesh or Alpha Squad with MAR-DK drone as support unit. Here is a link to the video on YouTube to check.
https://youtu.be/fl1I5OsNQvc

 

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New North, South, NuCoal, and Peace River GP Squads

We are happy to announce the release of 4 new G.P. (General Purpose) squads for the North, South, NuCoal, and Peace River factions.

Sneak Peek at our Gen Con 2014 Miniature

This summer's Gen Con mini will be the Northern Headhunter gear holding a CNCS Banner. The miniature will also include a regular Hunter head if you want to model it is as a stock Hunter. Plus the banner has the left hand as part of the pole and we will be including two extra left hands; one holding a vibro blade and one with just a closed fist. Your free to customize the model as you like or even use the banner on another Northern model altogether.

HGB - Tabletop Wargaming - Beta Rules, Available Now for Pre-Order!

The New Heavy Gear Blitz - Tabletop Wargaming - Beta Rules are now available to Pre-Order as a small A5 format (5.83" x 8.27") 134 b&w page softcover book for $14.99 USD on the DP9 Online Store. The free full size ebook (8.5" x 11") will go live on Friday, August 8th, before we head off to Gen Con, for the official book release. The cover has a construction cone orange color scheme and wire frame artwork, to give it a work in progress feel for the Beta Rules. The back cover has rendered gears and hoppers, here is the back cover text to checkout.

 

DP9 Online Store Summer Promotion

This Summer Dream Pod 9 has decided to do a special free shipping promotion on the Dream Pod 9 Online Store from now until the end of September 2014.

Stinger Sneak Peek

Phil has also been busy sculpting away, checkout the new Northern Stinger, a Camel Truck with Air Burst Missile launcher. The Stinger will be released at Gen Con in August as a single pack and plus just the ABM parts will be available to order in the custom parts section of the DP9 online store for players who want to upgrade existing Camel Trucks models.

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