Heavy Gear Blitz

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Heavy Gear Blitz

Postby Fireman Tim » Sun Nov 07, 2010 12:43 pm

I was into Heavy Gear about 8 years ago, but never took it anywhere and sold off my miniatures :(.

But I do like the idea of getting into Heavy Gear again, playing on a 4'x4' table with 8 miniatures or less. It is very reminiscent of my early days playing Battletech. Getting into the game will cost you about $40 for a squad of 5 gears.

I think I will pick up the Interpolar war set this month and give it a try at the MWG club.

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Re: Heavy Gear Blitz

Postby Italus-Cro » Mon Nov 08, 2010 5:54 pm

I'm personally very interested in HGB, if only MWG would start carrying it.. I think HGB has a great future ahead of it if it can get more publicity.
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Re: Heavy Gear Blitz

Postby Fireman Tim » Mon Nov 08, 2010 6:38 pm

I am going to start collecting and building a demo table for the MWG club.

I'll try and post some pics of my progress.
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Re: Heavy Gear Blitz

Postby Italus-Cro » Mon Nov 08, 2010 6:47 pm

so maybe DP9 will agree to let the MWG store carry their products. That would be awesome
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Re: Heavy Gear Blitz

Postby Fireman Tim » Mon Nov 08, 2010 7:07 pm

I don't think DP9 has a problem with MWG carrying DP9 products. I think the question that Matt wants to know is "Will they sell?" "Is there enough of a demand?"

If MWGing does a few videos and battle reports on HG, it probably will.

The problem is that the market for Heavy Gear is not well known and IMHO, that's unfortunate. It looks like a really good game with loads of great background fluff. There are a dozen armies you can field and it costs less than $50 to get into.
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Re: Heavy Gear Blitz

Postby Italus-Cro » Mon Nov 08, 2010 7:13 pm

yeah, only problem for me is the shipping.. I live in the norther part of Texas, USA. Shipping tends to be around $20 for me, so that's the only reason why I haven't gotten into HGB yet.

But most definitely, if you and some other guys did a few battle reports and set up a demo table in the store, I'm sure it would sell great.

Random question, but do the gears come unpainted? All the photos I've seen only show painted minis..
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Re: Heavy Gear Blitz

Postby Fireman Tim » Mon Nov 08, 2010 7:33 pm

Yes, they come unpainted and need to be assembled. So you are looking at pinning the arms and torsos in place for durability. But with the advent of rare earth magnets, weapon swapping is a real possibility.

I am getting my minis off of evilbay, and yes, I too am looking at around $20 shipping :(
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Re: Heavy Gear Blitz

Postby Italus-Cro » Mon Nov 08, 2010 7:56 pm

I think the DP9 website has them shipping from somewhere in Canada, not sure though..
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Re: Heavy Gear Blitz

Postby RedSpy1 » Wed Nov 10, 2010 8:11 am

I hate to do a plug for a website, ugh...

but have you guys looked at the War Store's website? if i remeber correctly it was like 6USD shipping period.
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Re: Heavy Gear Blitz

Postby Italus-Cro » Wed Nov 10, 2010 12:07 pm

just checked the war store..$5.95 for US shipments, but $20.00 for Canada.. I suggest making a P.O box in Buffalo, then ship it there instead, saving yourself $15



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Re: Heavy Gear Blitz

Postby RedSpy1 » Wed Nov 10, 2010 12:45 pm

see, the problem is i live in the us, so if you in canada don't trust anything i say [even this]
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Re: Heavy Gear Blitz

Postby Fireman Tim » Wed Nov 10, 2010 6:41 pm

I have thought about getting a PO box in buffalo.

I may still talk to Matt first before I order some HG as he may be able to get it for me and I would avoid the shipping costs.
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Re: Heavy Gear Blitz

Postby Italus-Cro » Wed Nov 10, 2010 6:50 pm

good idea, maybe Matt can help.. If not, that post office I put the address for is within 10 miles of Welland..
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Re: Heavy Gear Blitz

Postby Fireman Tim » Wed Nov 10, 2010 8:06 pm

I saw on the dp9 website that there is free shipping for orders over $100.
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Re: Heavy Gear Blitz

Postby Italus-Cro » Wed Nov 10, 2010 10:32 pm

that may be the way to go then..
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