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Dream Pod 9 Running New Heavy Gear Blitz! Kickstarter

Giant robot alert! We have a giant robot alert on the screen! *loud buzzing and beeping while red lights flash*
Dream Pod 9 is running a Kickstarter campaign for their giant robot miniatures game, Heavy Gear Blitz!. With the Kickstarter, they're looking to create new core army miniatures for the Peace River and NuCoal factions. If you dig giant robots, you should check it out.

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Final Days for Heavy Gear Blitz on Kickstarter

Dream Pod 9 is in their final couple days for their Heavy Gear Blitz: War For Terra Nova Kickstarter campaign. They've come quite a long way. Go check 'em out.

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From the campaign:

For all the Backers, new and old, thank you for your support, we started the project with a modest goal of $27,000 CAD to pay for the very expensive molds need to make a Basic Starter Set of 16 plastic miniatures. Now 27 days into the project we have unlocked 14 main stretch goals and numerous mini-stretch goals. We now have an amazing Core Starter Set of 47 miniatures, Color Quick Start Rulebook, Backer Patch, plus a lot of Free Downloads. The true retail value of all the individual miniatures included in the Core Starter Set is over $300. You get it all for a Pledge of $115 CAD (about $100 USD) plus shipping of $15 for US and Canadian Backers and actual shipping cost for International Backers. That`s a cost of less that $2.50 per miniature compared to our old metal cost of $8 or more per miniature.



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Dream Pod 9 updates about their Heavy Gear Blitz Kickstarter

Dream Pod 9 lets us know how things are progressing along with their Heavy Gear Blitz Kickstarter campaign with some new photos showing off what's in the new starter.

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From the campaign:

We made an updated graphic of what's included in the War for Terra Nova - Core Starter Set with all the stretch goals that are unlocked, here it is for everyone to check out. We'll be posting it up on various websites, forums, and blogs today. Please help us out by sharing with friends, thank you all.



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Dream Pod 9 updates about Heavy Gear Blitz shipping

Dream Pod 9 has secured EU-friendly shipping options for their Heavy Gear Blitz Kickstarter campaign.

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From the announcement:

We just added a graphic to the front page to let everyone know that the plastic miniatures for this Kickstarter will be made in the USA. And that the Kickstarter is United Kingdom and European Union Friendly.

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Heavy Gear is Blitzing through Stretch Goals

Dream Pod 9 is on quite a tear through stretch goals for their Heavy Gear Blitz Kickstarter. They've already made it well past 2x funded with still 25 days to go.

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From the campaign:

Thank you everyone, stretch goal 6 has been unlocked. We'll be adding 2 of the Southern Iguana models to all the Core Starter Set Backer Rewards. The Southern Iguana is also now available in the Add-on Rewards at $5 each, for those who want a 3rd or 4th one to add to their Southern Force. Stretch Goal 6 also unlocked the Southern Army Set which includes (4x Jager, 4x Black Mamba, 2x Spitting Cobra, 2x Iguana) plus 1x each additional Southern miniature released via later Stretch Goals and is available for $65 as an Add-on Reward.

The stretch goals and add-on rewards images on the main page have been updated and we just updated the pledge calculator add the Southern Iguana and the Southern Army Set to the Add-Ons Available section.



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Dream Pod 9 launches Heavy Gear Blitz War For Terra Nova Starter Set Kickstarter

Dream Pod 9 got their Heavy Gear Blitz: War for Terra Nova Starter Set Kickstarter underway. They're already funded, so it's on to stretch goals and extras for 29 more days.

Heavy Gear Blitz

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From the campaign:

The Heavy Gear Blitz - War for Terra Nova - Starter Set Kickstarter is to fund molds for plastic miniatures. These high quality multi-part miniatures for our tabletop wargame will form the new two player Basic Starter Set of 16 miniatures - with 4 different models at the start.

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Dream Pod 9 updates about their upcoming Kickstarter

Dream Pod 9 lets us know what's up with their upcoming Heavy Gear Blitz Kickstarter and answers some questions about it with this new post.

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From the post:

After reading everyone’s comments and feedback about our earlier idea of doing a Kickstarter this fall for the new edition Heavy Gear Blitz! Tabletop Wargaming Core Rules we have decided to change gear. Instead of a book, the Kickstarter, this October, will be for a new Core Starter Box with plastic miniatures and Quick Start Rules to get new players and old into the game and learning the new rules.



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Dream Pod 9 previews Peace River Argos miniatures

Dream Pod 9 is showing off some first looks at their Peace River Argos set of minis for Heavy Gear.

Peace River Argos miniature preview

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From the preview:

assembled the first copies of the Argos resin master parts and took a few photos. Production molds should be made next week and the final pewter miniatures will be available later this month for purchase.

The photo shows the Chieftain (top left), Crusader IV, Argos, and Gen Con 2013 exclusive Chieftain IV (top right), minis shown for size comparison. The Argos is a bit bigger than the Crusader IV and is about the same size as it's counter parts in the North, the Kodiak and in the South, the King Cobra. Lower part of the photo shows the Standard Loadout (bottom left) with very heavy autocannon, heavy rocket pack, and vibro axe, the Demolisher variant (middle) with snub cannon and air burst missiles, and the Shamshir variant (right) with heavy bazooka and anti-gear missiles.



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The New Edition Heavy Gear Blitz! – Beta Rules are now live for Free Download

Dream Pod 9 has posted up new beta-test rules for the latest edition of Heavy Gear Blitz! Go download them for free.

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From the announcement:

Welcome to the NEW EDITION of Heavy Gear Blitz – Beta Rules

Development of the new edition of Heavy Gear was started in 2012 with the goal of making the game faster and easier to play. The damage system has been overhauled removing calculation that slowed the game down. This has resulted in a more dynamic game with a wider variety of weapon effects and tactical options. Model point values have been rescaled and the entire army construction system has been rebuilt. A developer’s blog and YouTube channel with Heavy Gear Videos has been launched to expand on the new concepts, discuss the process of development and improve communication between players and Dream Pod 9.

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Heavy Gear Open Alpha rules and lists posted

Dream Pod 9 has posted the Heavy Gear Open alpha rules set for everyone to try out and give their thoughts on the subject back to them so the game can be the best it can possibly be.



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From the announcement:

Let the play test begin!

It's a pretty exciting time here at the Pod. This project has been more than 2 years in the making counting initial planning and review.

Now you, the player get to weigh in and be heard.



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New pre-releases avialable from Dream Pod 9

Dream Pod 9 is taking orders for some new squads of mechs over in their webshop.



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From the announcement:

We have pre-releases of the new P.R.D.F. GP, Strike and Fire Support Squads updated with the new Warrior and Warrior IV miniature sculpts and weapon options from the Blood Debt - Peace River Army List e-book. These pre-releases only include the miniatures and do not include the retail packing box that will be done in 2014 and made available to retailers then.

Also at the same time we have made available a pre-release of the new P.R.D.F. Army Box and a new P.R.D.F. Task Force Deal using the new sculpts.



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Dream Pod 9 announces new edition of Heavy Gear Blitz coming in 2015

Dream Pod 9 has announced that they'll be coming out with a new edition of Heavy Gear Blitz that will be coming out in 2015.



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From the announcement:

Dream Pod 9 is announcing development of a new edition consolidated core tabletop wargaming rulebook for Heavy Gear. The full Beta rules will be released as a free e-book and b&w printed booklet in Summer 2014. The full color new edition core rulebook (both electronic and printed editions) will follow in early 2015.

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Dream Pod 9 releases Heavy Gear Blitz! Blood Debt - Peace River Army List

Dream Pod 9, in the meantime before they release their full Blood Debt supplement, they've released their Peace River Army List as a pdf.



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From the release:

Dream Pod 9's latest ebook only exclusive entitled Blood Debt - Peace River Army List is now available. This is an abridged version of the delayed Blood Debt- Peace River Field Guide, for players of Heavy Gear Blitz's Peace River faction. The Peace River Army List includes everything you need to make a Peace River army, with new vehicles, datacards, updated combat groups and threat values. Choose one of Peace River's five army options, from the Peace River Defense Force, Peace Officer Corps, Home Guard Security Force, Combined Task Force, or the Protectorate Sponsored Badlands Militia.



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