pondělí 6. října 2014

Heavy Gear kickstarter

Some exciting news about Heavy Gear Blitz from Drop pod 9. When i was young i used to play Heavy Gear II pc game, excelent machines,background story and overall nice mecha game, it took years for me to realise that Heavy Gear is tabletop wargaming game also. However one thing always put me off  and that was pricetag of miniatures, but next year that will change and maybe Heavy Gear blitz become more played at clubs all around globe.

here is official post about kickstarter which will hopefully enhance HG line with plastic minis

"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.

 The Heavy Gear Blitz! War for Terra Nova - Core Starter Box will be a two player game with multi-player option, so you can play with a friend, or two, right away. It will include three armies of easy to assemble plastic miniatures from Terra Nova’s Northern Confederated City States (North) and New Coalition (NuCoal) factions, and Earth’s Colonial Expeditionary Force (CEF), with a mix of some new and existing models. One player plays both the Terra forces allied against the zealous CEF player, bent on recapturing Earth’s former colony. Multi-player option allows for 3 players, with each player controlling an army, and later stretch goals will additional multi-player options.

The first stretch goals will be to make three more faction armies available, the South and Peace River for Terra Nova and Caprice as an ally for the CEF. Later goals will include molds for more new and existing models, so that we can get most of the basic pewter models into plastic and have more competitive pricing. We have already started 3D modeling, with 20% complete to date, and are aiming to have them all finished by the end of the year. Kickstarter updates will includes images of all the 3D models as they are completed.

We need your support and pledges as Backers to make this happen and secure the future of Heavy Gear. The steel molds used for plastics are very expensive to make, just a small mold that only fits 1 or 2 miniatures can cost $5,000 to $8,000 USD and a larger mold to fit 4 to 6 miniatures costs between $12,000 and $15,000 USD. We want to produce an amazing core starter box with plastic models to go along with the new edition rules, but the mold costs make it beyond our means at present, which is why we are asking for your help. With the molds paid for, running plastic costs a lot less than pewter, so we can bring down our prices and make Heavy Gear Blitz more attractive to all players.

In addition, we are committed to domestic manufacturing and we plan to have all our plastics molded in the United States. This will give us better quality control, oversight of manufacturing. Expected delivery date for the Kickstarter Backers will be in Summer 2015. Checkout all the details below from pledge levels to stretch goals and add-on purchases we plan to have available as part of the Kickstarter.

Let us know what you think about the new Kickstarter plan (give us your feedback here). And most importantly share the news with, friends, family, local game store, game blog or website, every little bit helps get the word out and betters our chances of a successful Kickstarter.



New Edition Heavy Gear Blitz! War for Terra Nova - Core Starter Box Kickstarter ($115 CAD)

Pledge Levels:

Pledge $1 CAD or more
Gear Pilot Level – THANK YOU! This reward level will allow you to show your support, see all the updates, and pick any Add-on Purchases you wish to make. US, Canadian, and International customers will pay actual shipping costs.

Pledge $65 CAD or more
Northern Commander Level – This reward level gets you a Northern Army Box with all the Northern plastic miniatures included in the Core Starter Box. Plus any additional Add-on Purchases you make. Free Shipping for US and Canadian customers only. International customers will pay actual shipping costs.

Pledge $65 CAD or more
NuCoal Commander Level – This reward level gets you a NuCoal Army Box with all the NuCoal plastic miniatures included in the Core Starter Box. Plus any additional Add-on Purchases you make. Free Shipping for US and Canadian customers only. International customers will pay actual shipping costs.

Pledge $75 CAD or more
CEF Commander Level – This reward level gets you a CEF Army Box with all the CEF plastic miniatures included in the Core Starter Box. Plus any additional Add-on Purchases you make. Free Shipping for US and Canadian customers only. International customers will pay actual shipping costs.

Pledge $115 CAD or more
War for Terra Nova Level – This reward level gets you 1 copy of the Heavy Gear Blitz! War for Terra Nova - Core Starter Box. Plus any additional Add-on Purchases you make. Free Shipping for US and Canadian customers only. International customers will pay actual shipping costs.


Heavy Gear Blitz! War for Terra Nova - Core Starter Box includes the following:

32 plastic miniatures (1 Northern GP Squad 4x Tiger Gear, 1 Northern Strike Squad 4x Lion Gear (NEW MODEL), 1 NuCoal Strike Squad 4x Cuirassier Gear, 1 NuCoal Fire Support Squad 4x Arbaleslier Gear (NEW MODEL), 4 CEF FLAIL Infantry Squads (12x FLAIL Infantry, mounted 3 up on a round base for each squad), and 2 CEF Medium Hovertank Squads (4x MHT-95 Hovertank two per squad - NEW MODEL).
1x Small format b&w Quick Start Rulebook including quick start rule teaching scenarios, Northern, NuCoal and CEF armylists for all miniatures included in the Core Starter Box.
8x Six sided dice (yellow with black dots).
1x Northern Player Vehicles and Weapons reference sheet (b&w cardboard).
1x NuCoal Player Vehicles and Weapons reference sheet (b&w cardboard).
1x CEF Player Vehicles and Weapons reference sheet (b&w cardboard).
2x Flat Terrain: Stone Heads and Badlands Buildings and Game Tokens sheet (color cardboard).
1x Heavy Gear Blitz Kickstarter Backer Exclusive Measuring Tape.
1x eBook of the small format b&w Rulebook (200+ pages) with all factions now available in the game.
Free Shipping for USA and Canadian Backers, International Backers pay exact shipping cost.


$40,000 CAD,  Kickstarter Successfully Funded: (Needs 350 Backers to purchase the Core Starter Box for success)
New Edition Heavy Gear Blitz! Tabletop Wargaming: Core Starter Box (Includes: 4x Tiger, 4x Lion, 4x Cuirassier, 4x Arbalestier, 12x FLAIL, and 4x MHT-95 Hovertank plastic miniatures, Quick Start Rulebook, 8 six sided dice, 3 player reference sheets, 2 color terrain/game token sheets, 1 HGB Kickstarter Backer measuring tape, 1 ebook of the small b&w Rulebook (200+pages) with all factions now available in the game).

$60,000 CAD Stretch Goal 1: Unlocks Caprice Army Box (4x Acco Trooper Mount (NEW MODEL), 2x Bashan Mount, 2x Aphek Mount, 2x Kadesh Mount, and 2x Meggido Mount) for $75 Add-on Purchase and individual miniature purchases.

$80,000 CAD  Stretch Goal 2: Unlocks Peace River Army Box (4x Warrior IV Gear and 4x Ulhan Strider (NEW MODEL) for $65 each Add-on Purchase and individual miniature purchases.

$100,000 CAD Stretch Goal 3: Unlocks Southern Army Box (4x Sidewinder Gear and 4x Naga Strider) for $65 each Add-on Purchase and individual miniature purchases.

$120,000 CAD Stretch Goal 4: Unlocks Northern Jaguar and Grizzly Gears and Peace River Jackel Gear (NEW MODEL) for Add-on Purchases.

$140,000 CAD Stretch Goal 5: Unlocks Southern Black Mamba and Spitting Cobra Gears and Peace River Harrier Gear (NEW MODEL) for Add-on Purchases.

$160,000 CAD Stretch Goal 6: Unlocks Northern Cheetah, Southern Iguana and NuCoal Jerboa Gears for Add-on Purchases.

$180,000 CAD Stretch Goal 7: Unlocks Northern Hunter, Southern Jager, and Peace River Warrior Gears for Add-on Purchases.

$200,000 CAD Stretch Goal 8: Unlocks Northern Ferret, NuCoal Chasseur, and Peace River Skirmisher Gears for Add-on Purchases.

$220,000 CAD Stretch Goal 9: Unlocks NuCoal Chevalier, and Peace River Crusader IV Gears for Add-on Purchases.

Higher Stretch Goals will be to add molds for more plastic miniatures for the CEF, Caprice, Utopia, etc.


Add-ons Available to Purchase all prices are in $CAD (USA and Canadian Backer orders of less than $65 and all International Backer orders will be charged exact shipping, except for eBook orders):
1x Heavy Gear Blitz! War for Terra Nova - Core Starter Box of 32 plastic miniatures, quick start rulebook, etc. $115
1x Northern Army Box: 4x Tiger and 4x Lion plastic gear miniatures and bases. $65
1x NuCoal Army Box: 4x Cuirassier and 4x Arbalestier plastic gear miniatures and bases. $65
1x CEF Army Box:  12x FLAIL Infantry (mounted 3 up on round bases to make 4 squads) and 4x MHT-95 Hovertank plastic miniatures and flight bases. $75
1x Caprice Army Box: 4x Acco, 2x Bashan, 2x Aphek, 2x Kadesh, and 2x Meggido Mounts. $75  (Available After Stretch Goal 1 Unlocks)
1x Peace River Army Box: 4x Warrior IV Gear and 4x Ulhan Strider and bases. $65.00  (Available After Stretch Goal 2 Unlocks)
1x Southern Army Box: 4x Sidewinder Gear and 4x Naga Strider and bases. $65  (Available After Stretch Goal 3 Unlocks)
1x Small b&w Format Quick Start Rulebook. $10
1x eBook of the small format b&w Rulebook (200+ pages) with all factions now available in the game. $10
1x Small format softcover b&w Rulebook (200+ pages) with all factions now available in the game. $25
1x Northern Vehicles and Weapons players reference sheet (double sided b&w cardboard sheet). $1
1x NuCoal Vehicles and Weapons players reference sheet (double sided b&w cardboard sheet). $1
1x CEF Vehicles and Weapons players reference sheet (double sided b&w cardboard sheet). $1
1x Flat Terrain (Stone Heads and Badlands Buildings) and Game Tokens sheet (color cardboard sheet). $2
1x Heavy Gear Blitz Kickstarter Backer Measuring Tape. $4
8x Six sided dice (yellow with black dots dice). $4
1x Northern Decals Sheet. $7
1x NuCoal Decals Sheet. $7
1x CEF Decals Sheet. $7
1x Southern Decals Sheet. $7
1x Peace River Decals Sheet. $7
1x Caprice Decals Sheet. $7
1x Northern Tiger plastic gear miniature and hex base. $7
1x Northern Lion plastic gear miniature and hex base. $10
1x NuCoal Cuirassier plastic gear miniature and hex base. $7
1x NuCoal Arbalestier plastic gear miniature and hex base. $10
1x CEF FLAIL squad 3 FLAILs plastic infantry miniatures and round base. $6
1x CEF MHT-95 plastic hovertank miniature and flight base. $15
1x Caprice Acco plastic mount miniature and hex base. $6  (Available After Stretch Goal 1 Unlocks)
1x Caprice Bashan plastic mount miniature. $7  (Available After Stretch Goal 1 Unlocks)
1x Caprice Aphek plastic mount miniature. $9  (Available After Stretch Goal 1 Unlocks)
1x Caprice Kadesh plastic mount miniature. $9  (Available After Stretch Goal 1 Unlocks)
1x Caprice Meggido plastic mount miniature. $11  (Available After Stretch Goal 1 Unlocks)
1x Peace River Warrior IV plastic gear miniature and hex base. $7  (Available After Stretch Goal 2 Unlocks)
1x Peace River Ulhan plastic strider miniature and round base. $15  (Available After Stretch Goal 2 Unlocks)
1x Southern Sidewinder plastic gear miniature and hex base. $7  (Available After Stretch Goal 3 Unlocks)
1x Southern Naga plastic strider miniature and round base. $15  (Available After Stretch Goal 3 Unlocks)
1x Northern Jaguar plastic gear miniature and hex base. $7 (Available After Stretch Goal 4 Unlocks)
1x Northern Grizzly plastic gear miniature and hex base. $10 (Available After Stretch Goal 4 Unlocks)
1x Peace River Jackel plastic gear miniature and hex base. $6 (Available After Stretch Goal 4 Unlocks)
1x Southern Black Mamba plastic gear miniature and hex base. $7 (Available After Stretch Goal 5 Unlocks)
1x Southern Spitting Cobra plastic gear miniature and hex base. $10 (Available After Stretch Goal 5 Unlocks)
1x Peace River Harrier plastic gear miniature and hex base. $6 (Available After Stretch Goal 5 Unlocks)
1x Northern Cheetah plastic gear miniature and hex base. $6 (Available After Stretch Goal 6 Unlocks)
1x Southern Iguana plastic gear miniature and hex base. $6 (Available After Stretch Goal 6 Unlocks)
1x NuCoal Jerboa plastic gear miniature and hex base. $6 (Available After Stretch Goal 6 Unlocks)
1x Northern Hunter plastic gear miniature and hex base. $6 (Available After Stretch Goal 7 Unlocks)
1x Southern Jager plastic gear miniature and hex base. $6 (Available After Stretch Goal 7 Unlocks)
1x Peace River Warrior plastic gear miniature and hex base. $6 (Available After Stretch Goal 7 Unlocks)
1x Northern Ferret plastic gear miniature and hex base. $6 (Available After Stretch Goal 8 Unlocks)
1x Peace River Skirmisher plastic gear miniature and hex base. $6 (Available After Stretch Goal 8 Unlocks)
1x NuCoal Chasseur plastic gear miniature and hex base. $6 (Available After Stretch Goal 8 Unlocks)
1x Peace River Crusader IV plastic gear miniature and hex base. $10 (Available After Stretch Goal 9 Unlocks)
1x NuCoal Chevalier plastic gear miniature and hex base. $10 (Available After Stretch Goal 9 Unlocks)


FAQ:
Why is the Kickstarter in $CAD?
Dream Pod 9 is based in Canada and Kickstarter requires its use for Canadian Kickstarters. The Core Starter Box’s price of $115 CAD is about $105 USD.

What is an Arbalestier gear model?
The Arbalestier is fast large gear designed to provide heavy support to hovertank formations. It uses many of NuCoal's recent technological advancements from the Chasseur Mk2, Chevalier, and the Lancier. Alpha rules for this model will be released soon.

What is an Acco mount model?
The Acco provides Caprice forces with a small agile trooper mount that can counter the numerical superiority of Terra Novan Armies.

Does Dream Pod 9 have plans for other Kickstarters?
We will only considered another Kickstarter, after we have shipped all of our Backer rewards.

Does Dream Pod 9 have plans for a full color rulebook?
Yes, we do plan on producing a full size Deluxe Edition Color Rulebook in the future and we promise to take the time to do it right, with top quality editing, before taking it to publication. 


Thank You for all your support.
The Staff at Dream Pod 9"

this well be very interesting kickstarter hoping that it will be succesfull. what are your opinions?