Aug 042013

In this Figure Forge Matt assembles the Limited Edition Black Mamba from Dream Pod 9 for Heavy Gear.  The Black Mamba was the Limited edition figure at Gen Con 2012.  It can also be purchased online with the South super bundle


Music Black Black Hole
Performed by Three Minute Pop Songs
Thank You Music Alley
Terms for use of music at Music Alley.

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Jul 182013

- logo HGBIn this Box breaking Matt tears open the main battle tank for the South.  Then he assembles it.  Make sure you assemble yours after the video – Matt noticed some things that could have made his life easier.  All in all the Visigoth will be a fine edition to your build.



You can learn more about Heavy Gear at Dream Pod 9.

For those of you going to Con on the Cob in the fall we will be running intro games att the con.

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Jun 122013

DP9-LogoB&WsmallMatt takes a look at the Forge in Fire Southern Field Guide from Dream Pod 9 for Heavy Gear.  He shows you why the new field guides are huge improvement.  The field guide features history, vehicle compendium, data cards, army building, and league rules.

If you wish to learn  more about Heavy Gear feel free to visit Dream Pod 9.


You can get the PDF at Drivethru RPG


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Jun 082013

Well Heavy Gear fans I’ve finally managed to sit down and give Forged in Fire its fair time needed for a review.I don’t

A 1:144 scale HACS-02HG-MPS Grizzly, from Drea...

A 1:144 scale HACS-02HG-MPS Grizzly, from Dream Pod 9’s tabletop miniatures wargame Heavy Gear Blitz! (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

want to spoil anything for you so I won’t delve into the fluff. I will say there is plenty of it. If you are a Southern player you might just want to pick this book up for that alone. Instead I would like to talk about the features that the field guide has to offer you as a player. These features make the book a bit more of a tool for you.

The first is the vehicle compendium. It follows the same basic format of the vehicle compendium used in Perfect Storm, giving you a blueprint style picture of each gear and vehicle, and the variants of those models. Each model has two documents associated with it. The first is a development history. The second is an operations history. It wasn’t really necessary for them to do that, but it really puts the the compendium over the top. You also get little blue prints of each variant with the load right next to it. The vehicle compendium from Perfect Storm was a huge asset to me when building my forces the first few times.

Combat groups follow the same basic template that is laid out in Perfect Storm, which is to pick a threat value, followed by priority level, and then a regiment. Regiments limit the combat group availability. They are linked in the margins of the book. For example, a General Purpose Squad can be considered for an infantry regiment, a gear regiment, or an armor regiment. Regiment types will always offer you a benefit that comes with an imposing restriction. An infantry regiment can’t be played at Priority Level 4 and you must take at least two more infantry platoons. In return you gain a bonus veteran slot that can be used.

The nitty gritty defining your Southern force seems to take place when you select a league or a cadre. They are an upgrade that provides your army with unique options available only to your choice. Of course there are always the generics. In the case of the South they are called hemisphere wide options. One of the options is “Gear Carriers”, which basically allows certain combat groups to take Baranbys for 35 threat value.

There are at least half a dozen leagues that are more specific. These often define your force even more. The Southern Republic Army or S.R.A. has a great deal of focus to it. This league provides the player with amphibious troops, combined operations, humanist prejudice, political officer, and republican cadres. Each of these brings special benefits to your game table.

The Republican Cadre is a special branch of the S.R.A. using the best equipment in the southern hemisphere. This allows you to swap a G.P. Squad, Veteran Strider, or a Veteran black ops cadre for a Republican cadre of the same association. When you swap a squad the upgrade mus still meet the basic requirements. A Republican Cadre G.P Squad must still fill the requirements of a normal G.P. Squad . I think one of my favorite options is upgrading no more than two standard Sidewinders to the Riotmaster load out for free 0 T.V. The Riotmaster variant uses a Fragmentation Cannon.  The Fragmentation Cannon boasts a rate of fire 2 along with the traits  melee, anti infantry and reload.  It does have a shorter range as a result.

One last piece of information, the final part of the book contains the battle for Port Oasis. Not only is it a detailed account of the history, but it is also a scenario you can play. It contains a complete list of the forces involved for you to reenact the battle.

Forged in Fire is a complete historic guide to your army if you are a Southern player. It offers you a complete vehicle compendium. By giving you a more detailed army building guide, you truly get the feeling you have become a Southerner. If you aren’t a Southern player it is a valuable tool for you to understand the enemy.

PDF on DrivethruRPG

If you want to learn more about Heavy Gear visit Dream Pod 9.

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May Releases for Heavy Gear

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Apr 292013

Dream Pod 9 is currently taking preorders on their online store

imageSouthern Military Police Cadre
(2 Black Mamba MPs, 2 Iguana MPs, and 1 Cobra MP Gear pewter miniatures
and extra parts.)
DP9-9286…………………………. $49.95 USD
This product will phase out the MP Shields Five Pack (DP9-9164)

Southern Visioth Main Battle Tank (DP9-9292, 29.95 USD)

Southern MP Decals Pack (DP9-9289, 6.75 USD)

All of these products are available for preorder and will ship Friday May
17th, 2013.

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Box Breaking #51 Fusilier from Dream Pod 9

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Oct 172012

In this Box Breaking Matt takes a look at Heavy Gear’s Fusilier for the NuCoal faction. Heavy Gear is Produced by Dream Pod 9.


Thanks for watching and you can always visit Dream Pod 9 to learn more about Heavy Gear.

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Dream Pod 9 Announces the 2013 Golden Gear Painting Competition

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Oct 042012

The Gang at DP 9 has announced their 2nd annual painting competition.  So all you gear heads should take look and enter.  I think I am going to give it a whirl this year.  Maybe if I sabotage the other entries I will stand a chance.




So there you have it the whole package.

Aug 282012

In this Box Breaking Matt opens up a Drake for Heavy Gear.   This model was made available at Gen Con 2012 in a limited quantity.  This model has a lot of options to it.  It is going to be a challenge for me to put together.

Music Black Black Hole performed by 3 minute Pop Songs.

You can learn more about Heavy Gear here.

Thank You Music alley for providing pod safe music.

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Aug 022012


SAINT JOHN, NEW BRUNSWICK, August 1, 2012 — Stompy Bot Productions, Inc. ( and Dream Pod 9, Inc. ( have announced the exclusive licensing of Dream Pod 9’s Heavy Gear® franchise for PC, mobile and console 3D gaming to Stompy Bot Productions.


The Heavy Gear® franchise has released dozens of sourcebooks detailing the settings, people, and machines of the Heavy Gear® universe. The first Heavy Gear® computer game, titled Heavy Gear®, saw light in 1997 and its sequel, Heavy Gear® II, was released in 1999. An animated series was also aired in 2001. The Heavy Gear® game line includes an innovative mix of RPG/wargame books, card games, miniatures and other products.


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Figure Forge HHT 90 for Heavy Gear

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May 312012

This is the largest resin kit Dream Pod 9 makes. Watch as Don assembles the HHT 90 for CEF in the blink of an eye. Yes it really is that easy. Dream Pod 9 really did a good job with this resin kit for Heavy Gear

Dream Pod is giving away a two player Heavy Gear Blitz Starter to one lucky person who likes their facebook page.



I don’t think there is an easier big fig to assemble.

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