Heavy Gear Hobby Blog Update


What do you all think, should I paint both shoulders red or just leave the 1? I think both red gives the model better balance.



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12 Responses to “Heavy Gear Hobby Blog Update”

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    Dave September 8, 2012 1:37 pm #

    Considered doing one test model to see how it would? I’ll do a little photo manipulation to see what it might look like.

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    Dave September 8, 2012 1:53 pm #

    I gotta see if I can find a photo editor with more options than this.


    • Reecius
      Reecius September 8, 2012 5:12 pm #

      Awesome, thanks! That’s pretty cool. Hmmm, can’t decide if I like the look with both shoulders red.

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    edwin September 8, 2012 2:41 pm #

    Hey, how much fun is heavy gear? I am interested with the models, but haven’t a clue about the game

    • Reecius
      Reecius September 8, 2012 5:15 pm #

      It’s a great game. Honestly my favorite rule set. The minis are sweet, and the game’s a blast to play. I prefer 15mm scale too, honestly. Feels cooler to me. I would definitely suggest giving it a go, for about $110 bucks at our prices, you get the rules and an entire army.

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      BrandonF September 8, 2012 8:08 pm #

      If you desire to check out the Dream Pod 9 forums, a lot of folks are there who are friendly and more than willing to assist you. Plus, you can download the Gear Garage program for your laptop or desktop and use it to play around with building different forces of Priority Levels and various Threat Value costs to see what you can get as far as bang for your buck. The newer Field Guides that are being made for the South, North, and CEF are going to follow the NuCoal standard, so you can basically squeeze two squads of five Gears into a 500 TV game usually, for either standard patrols or small skirmishes, or you can go all-out with 2000 TV offenses involving tanks, assault Gears, Gearstriders, and whatever else you can throw on top of the table.

      • Reecius
        Reecius September 9, 2012 11:41 am #

        Yeah, I am on those forums and there are some really nice folks there.

        I had noticed that the NuCoal units were cheaper. I like the layout of that book WAY more as well, so much easier to navigate.

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          BrandonF September 9, 2012 9:09 pm #

          The NuCoal Field Guide is actually the layout the rest of them will be following, as far as I know (mind you, I’m not affiliated with the Pod, I’m just a huge fan). The original Locked and Loaded Rulebook is pretty much being used as a ‘Legacy’ book of sorts. With the newer Field Guides, they appear to be going for a slightly more ‘squad-based’ build-up, but as far as I know they are attempting to keep as many of the weapon swaps and options open for the army lists as were found in L&L.

          NuCoal is a newer faction that included both the New Coalition as well as the Port Arthur Korps, and introduced a couple of ‘older’ Gears, including the Wildcat (a big brother to the smaller Bobcat scout Gear used by the North), and the Boa (a super-heavy brother of the older Python).

          The great thing, I think, is that with the Field Guides, you are able to pull one Field Guide and use the Field Manual as a central rulebook. So, while hardcore fans will want to buy’em all to keep up with the story plot that the company is proceeding with, other fans can simply buy their favorite faction to start and then play against their friends. Also, the official e-magazine of Dream Pod 9, Gear UP!, is free on DriveThruRPG, and can provide you with additional rules that might be in playtesting and sneak peeks of the future. The other, Aurora, is another free fan-based e-magazine that allows fans to share fan-made campaigns, data and fluff.

          • Reecius
            Reecius September 10, 2012 9:15 am

            Yeah, the NuCoal book is a million times easier to read and build a list out of. Just looks more professional all around. I am glad to hear that will be the wave of the future. Points costs seemed to have gone down on units too, which is sweet as it allows you to get more in your list.

            Just played a 750 game last night, and drove home how good of a game it is. Can’t wait for that Southern Field Guide! Seeing as how they have that new, huge Southern Gear Strider it looks like each faction will be getting one, which is awesome.

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    BrandonF September 8, 2012 8:06 pm #

    Great work so far. I’m tempted to buy an airbrush now.

    • Reecius
      Reecius September 9, 2012 11:39 am #

      Once you get an airbrush, you’ll never go back!

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