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It’s time again for our annual Heavy Gear Blitz Golden Gear Miniature Painting Competition, see all our 4 categories and prizes for each below. Get painting your Heavy Gear Blitz and Heavy Gear Arena Gears, Vehicles, and Combat Groups, take your entry photos and email them in by the end of November 2019.

The Categories:

  • Best Heavy Gear Blitz Miniature (Single HGB/HGA Miniature: Gear, Strider, or Other Vehicle)
  • Best Heavy Gear Blitz Combat Group (Combat Group of Four or more HGB/HGA Miniatures)
  • Best Duelist Miniature (Single HGB/HGA Miniature: Equipped with Duelist Weapons)
  • Pimp My Gear (Single HGB/HGA Miniature: Gear, Strider, or Other Vehicle – All Pimped Out with a Flashy Paint Scheme, Custom & Scratch Builds are encouraged for this category. Note: You don’t need to make an actual Pimp as some did in our first Pimp My Gear Contest.)

Prize for each Category Winner:

  • 1 Golden Gear 2019 Trophy + $100 DP9 Online Store Credit.

This years Golden Gear Trophy is a Chibi King Cobra painted gold and mounted on an oak base with plaque, see photo below.

The Rules:

  • Entries must be Heavy Gear Blitz (HGB) or Heavy Gear Arena (HGA) miniatures. Pimp My Gear entries can be custom builds but should include some recognizable HGB/HGA parts.
  • Entry Deadline is Midnight EST on November 30th 2019.
  • Email up to five photos per entry to rdubois@dp9.com please include your full name. By submitting your photos you grant Dream Pod 9 the right to publish the submitted photos. Entrants may submit entries to multiple categories, with a maximum of 3 entries per category. Current Dream Pod 9 Montreal Staff are excluded from the competition.
  • Judging will be done by the Dream Pod 9 Montreal Staff (Robert Dubois, Philippe F. LeClerc, and Alain Gadbois) in early December and Winners Announced.

We’ll post all the entries as they are received in a special section of the DP9Forum for everyone to checkout. So start emailing in your entry photos right away.

The first annual Jovian Wars Golden Exo Miniature Painting Competition is now on, see all our 6 categories and prizes for each below. Get painting your Jovian Wars Spaceships and Squads, take your entry photos and email them in by the end of October 2019.

With 6 Categories:

  • Best Exo Squad (3 Exos on squad base)
  • Best Fighter/Bomber Squad (3 Fighters or Bombers on squad base)
  • Best Spaceship (1 Spaceship on base plate)
  • Best Jovian Force (Minimum 2 Spaceships & 2 Squads)
  • Best CEGA Force (Minimum 2 Spaceships & 2 Squads)
  • Best Venus Force (Minimum 2 Spaceships & 2 Squads)

Prize for each Category Winner:

  • 1 Golden Exo Trophy + $50 DP9 Online Store Credit.

Golden Exo Trophy ”Chibi Ryu” sculpted by Philippe F. LeClerc.

  • Entries must be Jovian Wars scale Spaceships, Exos, Fighters, or Bombers.
  • Entry Deadline is Midnight EST on October 31st 2019.
  • Email up to five photos per entry to rdubois@dp9.com please include your full name. By submitting your photos you grant Dream Pod 9 the right to publish the submitted photos. Entrants may submit entries to multiple categories, with a maximum of 3 entries per category. Current Dream Pod 9 Montreal Staff are excluded from the competition.
  • Judging will be done by the Dream Pod 9 Montreal Staff (Robert Dubois, Philippe F. LeClerc, and Alain Gadbois) in early November and Winners Announced.

We’ll post all the entries as they are received in a special section of the DP9Forum for everyone to checkout. So start emailing in your entry photos right away.

We have decided to extend the Dream Pod 9’s annual Online Store Summer Sale 2019 by 1 Week. It will now end on Sunday September 8th at Midnight EST. Also the DP9 Office will be closed next week for a short staff vacation, while the weather is still nice here in Canada. We’ll be back on Monday September 9th and get all the Summer Sale 2019 online store orders received shipped out that week. Place your orders now and get some great bonus gifts for larger orders. We have sale specials on Heavy Gear Blitz and Jovian Wars starters and faction…

Dream Pod 9 is attending the Otakuthon 2019 Anime Convention this weekend (August 16-18, 2019) at the Palais des Congrès de Montréal in downtown Montreal, Canada. Dream Pod 9’s president Robert Dubois and our designer/sculptor Philippe F. LeClerc will be there running demos of our Heavy Gear Blitz tabletop wargames on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. We’ll be located in the Tabletop Gaming Hall along with a local retailer who will be selling a limited selection of HGB products for us during the show. You can checkout all the convention details (events, guests, etc.) at the Otakuthon 2019 website via the following link.…

Dream Pod 9 will not be officially attending Gen Con 2019 this week (August 1-4, 2019) in Indianapolis, USA. But, we’ll have a small presence at our friends Dodeca System Games booth (#264), see attached Exhibit Hall Map for their location. They will be selling a limited range of our core Heavy Gear Blitz products, see attached sale sheets for products available and specials. A Big Thank You to our local Rep, Wunji Lau, who will be attending Gen Con for DP9, helping with sales and answering customer questions at the booth. If your at Gen Con this week stop…

We’ve had a few requests to know what Facebook Groups are out there for the various DP9 game systems and universes. DP9 post regularly to its Facebook page at www.facebook.com/DreamPod9 and has a few groups it takes care of, like our Pod Squad demo teams with the main group called Pod Squad and sub-groups for different locations like Japan and others. We also post all Dream Pod 9 news to the our website at www.dp9.com and to our Forum at www.dp9forum.com. The DP9 Forum is also the official place to discuss rules, both new (Friday Feedback) and old for our various games.…

Blogs

There’s been some requests for the Camo Patterns page we had on the previous site, which we did migrate but the images were broken, which obviously limited it’s usefulness.

This has been fixed.

Enjoy your camouflage patterns here.

Our plastic injection molds manufacturer over in Taiwan prepared the Utopia, Peace River & NuCoal molds for shipping this week and sent us some photos. A big thank you to Gill and the entire manufacturing team for a great job and taking photos for us to share with our Kickstarter Backers and Players. Checkout some photos below of the Utopia steel mold opened, then covered in grease (this is done to protect it for the sea air when transported on the container ship to Canada), then re-assembled and closed up, then wrapped in plastic, and finally placed in its wooden shipping crate. Now we just have to wait on the final shipping and insurance quotes, then get money transferred and they will be shipped out, we expect in the next 2 weeks.