Heavy Gear Blitz! Plastic Peace River, NuCoal & Utopia Minis (Canceled)
Kickstarter to fund the molds for three additional armies of plastic miniatures for Dream Pod 9's Heavy Gear Blitz! - Tabletop Wargame.
The Heavy Gear Blitz! Plastic Peace River, NuCoal & Utopia Miniatures Kickstarter is to fund the molds for three new armies of high quality multi-part plastic miniatures for Dream Pod 9's Heavy Gear Blitz! - Tabletop Wargame. Our initial goal is to raise $50,000 needed to make two plastic injection molds for the 8 core models of the Peace River and NuCoal faction Armies. Mini Stretch Goals after that will add extra parts to the sprues like running legs, extra arms, and extra weapons. Larger Main Stretch Goals will make more plastic injections molds possible and Unlock the core Utopia Army models and additional models for all three factions.
Our Heavy Gear Commander Reward Level at $130 CAD (about $100 USD) makes a great two player starter including the Peace River and NuCoal armies, Heavy Gear Backer Patch, & Free ebook Rulebooks. Plus once the stretch goals are unlocked it will also include the Utopia army, for a really amazing deal. Also, you can add a full color printed Quick Start Rulebook as an Add-On for an extra $20 pledge.
We believe that being an early supporter should be encouraged so we are setting our reward levels so that the early Heavy Gear Commander Level Backers will get their rewards shipped out in the first wave. Sign up early to lock in your shipping order and watch as stretch goals bolster your forces! We also have some Faction Army Set Pledge Levels for Backers just wanting miniatures from one of the factions. All models from the Heavy Gear Commander Set and unlocked models will also be available at a special price for this Kickstarter to all backers as add-ons rewards for an extra pledge.
Plus we have a Retailer Pledge Level, to encourage Retailers to help in funding the project and reward them with the Kickstarter Sets. The final mass market retailer army boxes will be announced later, once we know how many molds and models are unlocked as part of the Kickstarter.
Please Note all prices in this Kickstarter are in Canadian Dollars ($CAD) as we are based in Canada, at launch $1 CAD was worth about $0.77 USD with a 1.30 exchange rate. So the Heavy Gear Commander Reward Level of $130 CAD is about $100 USD.
Pledge Calculator Excel File
Here is a link to our Pledge Calculator excel file with all the Reward Levels and all the Add-Ons available that you can download and use to easily calculate your pledge to enter in the Kickstarter. We'll be updating it during the Kickstarter as Stretch Goals are unlocked.
A fixed shipping cost of $17 CAD for Canadian Backers, $19 CAD for United States Backers, and $47 CAD for International Backers will be charged after the Kickstarter is finished and our pledge manager website is open. Please Do Not Add Shipping to your pledge as the Kickstarter Pledge Total. As we used the total to unlock stretch goals and all pledges received can not be applied to the shipping cost after the Kickstarter has ended.
For our UK and EU Backers we plan to do a consolidated shipping of all their Backers Reward Packages (reguardless of Wave) to the UK and then have them shipped from their by Royal Mail to the locations in the UK & Europe so you don't have to pay any VAT.
All Backers that pledge at our Cadet or higher reward levels will receive 1 of our Heavy Gear Backer Patches shown below.
Heavy Gear Blitz miniatures are 1/144 scale (12mm), our pewter infantry figures are around 12mm tall. Gears, Striders, Tanks, and other vehicles are all to scale, with Gears ranging from 28mm to 48mm tall.
More Add-Ons Images to be added soon.
Free to Download Rulebook ebooksYou can download our Heavy Gear Blitz Living Rulebook ebook with all the rules and all faction models listed at the link below.
Or you can download the Heavy Gear Blitz Quick Start Rulebook ebook with all the rules and just the plastic models from the first Kickstarter listed at the link below.
Demo Game Play Video
Here is Heavy Gear Blitz game play video that was made at Gen Con 2016 with our Dave our game developer running a demo game. Dave is working on a new game play video which we'll post here once its finished later in the Kickstarter. Click the link below view the game play video hosted on Youtube.
The staff at Dream Pod 9 thanks everyone for their support.
Risks and challenges
Non-Completion of project: As a company with over twenty years experience in completing game development projects and with two successful fulfilled Kickstarter campaigns our be the biggest risks to this project fall under the category of act of God. Such as if something happens to our molds or the production facilities themselves are damaged by a natural disaster. We have insurance to cover losses and our in-house metal /resin production capacity means that in case of disaster we do have the capacity to produce replacement parts ourselves in metal or resin in order to meet our deadlines.
These kind of unplanned delays do happen and any of them would delay the fulfillment of our backer rewards. We will be communicating regularly and openly about any delays so that you, our backers, are fully aware of any reasons for delays. Our commitment is to get you a great product and if delays happen in order to deliver on that promise then the expected delivery date will be re-evaluated.
Finally there is a chance that we cannot provide a model that has been included in the Kickstarter due to problems with the molding process or simply not enough interest in that figure as an add-on sale. If that is the case then we will provide backers with the opportunity to use some credit to choose from the other models produced. Adjustments to model designs always have to be made to meet casting requirements but we have an excellent team in place to address and adjust to the challenges we face.
We are keeping this Kickstarter limited in scope considering the vast selection of armies and models available in Heavy Gear Blitz. We want to ensure a speedy fulfillment of backer rewards and when this project is completed we will be looking to future crowdfunding to fund additional projects.
We have an excellent team of 3d modelers, sculptors, rules designer, and in-house staff committed to completing this project. This in addition to our experience and dedication to the universe of Heavy Gear as a powerful vision of humanity’s future will guide us in this project.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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