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Heavy Gear Blitz Utopia Armed Forces Plastic Miniatures Kickstarter is Now Live!

rdubois

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We just launched our Heavy Gear Blitz Utopia Armed Forces Plastic Miniatures Kickstarter at 7:02 pm EST today (January 17th, 2018). The Kickstarter campaigns initial goal is to raise $30,000 CAD (about 23K USD) needed to make the plastic injection mold for the new plastic miniatures and backer rewards. The campaign will run for 17 days ending on Saturday evening at 7:02 pm EST (February 3rd, 2018). We need everyone's support to make these new plastic miniatures for the Utopia faction a reality and if you can share news of the Kickstarter with friends and the online community it would be a great help.

We have a great Captain Reward Level at $70 CAD (about $53.85 USD) that includes a Utopia Patch and 3 squads (Strike, Recce, and Support) with a total of 18 plastic miniatures. Stretch Goals, once unlocked, will increase the total to 36 plastic miniatures. Plus higher reward levels add the new MAR-DK drone (resin model) and the large Gilgamesh Command Tank (resin model); see below for artwork and details. Treat yourself to a New Army for the New Year, by clicking on the image above or link below!
https://www.kickstarter.com/…/heavy-gear-blitz-utopia-armed…



 

Marc A. Vezina

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Beyond Heavy Gear, these could make a nice alternative for Tau units in WH40K! Stealth suits and drones...
 

rdubois

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Heavy Gear Blitz Utopia Armed Forces Plastic Miniatures Kickstarter Update with new Tabletop Wargame Videos!

We just posted our latest HGB Utopia Armed Forces Kickstarter Update that we wanted to share with everyone. We made some new videos today and uploaded them to YouTube. These are just simple videos made by Robert using his iPhone handheld without any editing. The first is a quick Heavy Gear Blitz Tabletop Wargame introduction video with whats needed to play, the tabletop battlefield, and basic dice rolling mechanics. Second is a Heavy Gear Blitz Tabletop Wargame Initiative and Commanders video. And third is a Heavy Gear Blitz Tabletop Wargame Action Phase (Movement and Firing) video.
Click the links to the YouTube videos below the video description texts, sorry if the videos are bit shaky at points.

Heavy Gear Blitz Introduction, Whats Needed to Play, Tabletop Battlefield, and Basic Dice Rolling Video.
https://youtu.be/amRFAce-c_Q

Heavy Gear Blitz Initiative and Commanders Video.
https://youtu.be/SK8Xc0jQQGk

Heavy Gear Blitz Action Phase (Movement and Firing) Video.
https://youtu.be/7zYXVMfUuk8

Also, here is the Heavy Gear Blitz Army (Force) Contruction video from an earlier Kickstarter Update.
https://youtu.be/fl1I5OsNQvc



The Kickstarter has 12 Days to go and we need more Backers to make it a success, please share this post with friends and visit the Kickstarter page at the link below and show your support with a pledge.

https://www.kickstarter.com/…/heavy-gear-blitz-utopia-armed…



Image below is of the Heavy Gear Blitz Tabletop Wargame Setup prepared for the videos. We're working on more basic game play videos for future Kickstarter updates, if you have requests put them in the comments below.




Plus larger images of the Utopia 3d models and some photos of the original pewter minis nicely painted up with some cool FX added to them in Photoshop (erasing flight bases, adding sensor lighting, thrust exhaust, and weapons fire), Enjoy!





 

rdubois

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Heavy Gear Blitz Utopia Kickstarter January 24th, 2018 Update: Adding 9 Miniatures to the Captain and Above Reward Levels!

Its now a week since we launched the Heavy Gear Blitz Utopia Armed Forces Plastic Miniatures Kickstarter to fund the expensive plastic injection mold needed. So far $14,488 CAD has been pledged or 48% of our initial $30K CAD (23K USD) funding goal. There is now just under 10 days left in the campaign, which ends on Saturday February 3rd 2018 at 7:02 PM EST. Dream Pod 9 really needs this Kickstarter to fund successfully so that the subsequent Peace River and NuCoal Plastic Miniature Kickstarters can go ahead at the end of February and March as planned.
To hopefully entice more Backers and to thank and reward those already supporting the Utopia Kickstarter we have decided to add 9 more plastic miniatures to the Captain and Above Reward Level packages. This brings the Captain and Above Reward Level packages to 27 plastic Utopia miniatures when the Kickstarter hits its initial funding goal. We are also keeping Stretch Goals 1 to 6 that can add an additional 9 plastic miniatures when they are all unlocked, bringing the total up to 36 minis. Previously announced Stretch Goals 7 to 12 have been removed and their potential 9 additional minis are what we used to add to the Captain and Above Reward Level packages announced in this update.
The Captain Reward Level at $70 CAD ($53.85 USD) is an even better Backer thank you reward package now with 27 plastic miniatures (about $2.60 CAD or $2 USD per mini). Attached (below) are the updated Captain Reward Level and Hero of Utopia Reward Level graphics, that are now on the main campaign page. The original 18 plastic miniatures made 3 Combat Groups with primary units of strike, recce (recon), and support (fire support). The 9 additional plastic miniatures will make will make 3 support units of strike, recce (recon), and support (fire support) that can be placed with their matching primary units or with another to give your Combat Group different attack options.
Thank you all for your amazing support, please continue to share these updates with friends and the online community. We'll keep working hard to make the Kickstarter a success and any help you can give us getting the word out to potential backers is very appreciated. We are working on some more Heavy Gear Blitz Rules and Game Play videos that will be posted in upcoming updates. Visit the Utopia Kickstarter page at the link below and show your support of Heavy Gear Blitz with a pledge.
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/heavygearblitz/heavy-gear-blitz-utopia-armed-forces-plastic-minia





 

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Re: Heavy Gear Blitz Utopia Kickstarter January 24th, 2018 Update: Adding 9 Miniatures to the Captain and Above Reward Levels

Some notes:

Promotional material belongs in the Hype Machine forum. Your threads have had to be moved each time. Future threads in the wrong place may be deleted for not following instructions.
Do not make new threads just for updates on a thread that was created less than a week ago. All three threads have been merged.
 

rdubois

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Re: Heavy Gear Blitz Utopia Kickstarter January 24th, 2018 Update: Adding 9 Miniatures to the Captain and Above Reward Levels

Utopia Kickstarter Update & Utopia Force Special Rules Video!

Now just 6 days left in the Heavy Gear Blitz Utopia Armed Forces Plastic Miniatures Kickstarter with $19,286 CAD Pledged (64%) of our $30K CAD Initial Funding Goal. We'll keep working hard at getting news out about the Kickstarter to have a strong last week and a successful campaign with everyone's help. The Utopia Kickstarter ends on Saturday evening February 3rd at 7:02 pm EST. Here is a link to the Kickstarter page to go check it out and show your support.
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/heavygearblitz/heavy-gear-blitz-utopia-armed-forces-plastic-minia

For this update we made a short video (click the link below) focusing on the Utopia Special Rules when making a Generic Utopia Force (Army). Sorry if the video is a bit shaky at spots it was made with a handheld iPhone in one take and no editing. Also a quick errata the HGB Living Rulebook page mentioned at the end of the video is wrong, it should be page 204. I'm going to have to learn how to do some video editing in the future, as it took about 10 tries to get that best take that was uploaded to the YouTube channel.
[video=youtube_share;hNIa8ckRrbE]https://youtu.be/hNIa8ckRrbE[/video]



Attached are the 3 pages that we created for the video explaining the Utopia Force Special Rules and the page 204 from the HGB Living Rulebook. The page includes other Utopia Force Sub-Lists like the UCFT - Utopian Combined Forces Troupe with its Well Supported special rule: Each Primary Unit in this Force may have two Support units. And Allies special rule: Choose one CEF, Black Talons, Caprice, or Eden Support units from the chosen Faction Force list to attach to Utopian Primary units. And 3 more Sub-Lists each specialized for Commando, Recce, or Support Armigers. You can download the HGB Living Rulebook ebook at the link below.
http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/144759/Heavy-Gear-Blitz-Tabletop-Wargaming--Living-Rulebook-Beta?filters=0_0_0_0&manufacturers_id=19&affiliate_id=4310

Next update will include more Heavy Gear Blitz rules and game play videos, until then keep sharing news of the Utopia Kickstarter with friends and the online community to help us get the word out to everyone.







 

rdubois

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Re: Heavy Gear Blitz Utopia Kickstarter January 24th, 2018 Update: Adding 9 Miniatures to the Captain and Above Reward Levels

Final 72 Hours of the Heavy Gear Blitz Utopia Armed Forces Plastic Miniatures Kickstarter!

The Heavy Gear Blitz Utopia Armed Forces Plastic Miniatures Kickstarter to fund the plastic injection mold needed to make new plastic minis is now in its final 72 Hours (3 Days) of the campaign, ending Saturday evening February 3rd 2018 at 7:02 pm EST. The total pledged so far is $19,674 CAD (65%) of its $30K CAD (23K USD) initial funding goal.

Dream Pod 9 really wants the Kickstarter to succeed and has just added all the planned plastic miniature stretch goals to the basic Captain and Above Reward Levels. This brings the Captain Reward Level to an amazing 36 plastic minis plus Utopia Patch & Heavy Gear Blitz Rulebook PDFs (see image below) for a pledge of $70 CAD ($53.85 USD) or just $1.95 CAD ($1.50 USD) per mini. Treat yourself to a Captain Reward Level and maybe a few Add-Ons, click the link below to show your support and get into a New Game for the New Year!
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/heavygearblitz/heavy-gear-blitz-utopia-armed-forces-plastic-minia



Plus we have higher backer reward levels of Veteran Captain at $90 CAD ($69.23 USD) which includes all the Captain rewards plus 1x MAR-DK resin drone model (48 mm tall) and Elite Captain at $155 CAD ($119.23 USD) which includes all the Captain rewards plus 1x Gilgamesh Command Tank resin model (191 mm long x 128 mm wide x 62 mm tall), or Commander at $175 CAD ($134.62 USD), which includes all the Captain rewards plus 1x MAR-DK and 1x Gilgamesh Command Tank resin models. Or our amazing Hero of Utopia Reward Level at $270 CAD ($207.70 USD) with lots of Utopia goodies, (see image below).



We also have non-miniature reward levels that include the Pilot Reward Level ($6 CAD, provides a Utopia Patch plus access to any Add-On you select for an extra pledge) and the Cadet Reward Level ($10 CAD, provides a Utopia patch and worldwide mailing included, but no add-ons).

To all our backers so far, a Big Thank You for all your support, please share this post with friends and the online community and lets all make the last 72 hours an amazing success!
 

Chikahiro

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Re: Heavy Gear Blitz Utopia Kickstarter January 24th, 2018 Update: Adding 9 Miniatures to the Captain and Above Reward Levels

I'm just going to say that this is probably not the best promotion I've seen. While I don't mind cut-and-paste in some regards, the formatting is generally bad, and it *feels* cut-and-pasted. Very impersonal. Would've been nice to at least solicit feedback - "Any questions?" "Any thoughts?" "Favorite Heavy Gear memories?" etc.
 
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