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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April 19th Single Pack Scouts

We have three single packs for release this week that should be appreciated by scout Gear pilots from the North and South. These are available immediately for order from the Dream Pod 9 Online Store.

The Northern forces receive the Cheetah and Weasel while the Southern Iguana is now available.

The Hammers of the North

 

 

As Dream Pod 9's Art Director, one of the real pleasures of producing the new series of Field Guides for the factions of the Heavy Gear Universe is revisiting some canonical designs and attempting to further enrich them. Part of this is seeing whether the faction logo or emblem can simply be nuanced, modernized, or whether it can be detailed in a way that touches on some of the faction characteristics in more detail.

Consolidated Rules Resources

We’ve taken all of the current errata posted across our Gear UP e-zines and books, and consolidated them into a single file for easy access. In addition to the errata file which also includes the Post 1940 Upgrades for the North and Peace River, we have also made available the Duelist Rules from Perfect Storm and the Veteran Survivor & League Rules from Terra Nova Gambit as a free download for our fans. Lastly, the Beta Threat Values published in Gear UP 5 are included here for ease of access. Don’t forget that you can download the Heavy Gear Blitz Core Rules Field Manual for free on Drive Thru RPG. Enjoy! 

Single Pack Releases for April 12th, 2013

We've got more single packs available this week! 

This week's releases are the Peace River Pit Bull, a light Gear used for patrols and police work, and the elites of the Northern and Southern alliances, the Jaguar and Black Mamba. all are currently DP9 Online Store Exclusives and are available now. 

Minor Map Issue

The maps on the Retailer and Events pages are currently unavailable. I hope to fix this soon.

March 29th Single Pack Releases

We're focusing on Peace River this week. The P.R.D.F. Patrol Squad is this week's Weekly Featured Product, and we've added three Peace RIver designs to the online store.

This week's releases are the Warrior, Warrior IV, and the Skirmisher.

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