Heavy Gear Drake Gearstrider – Variants

I saw someone on one of the Heavy Gear Facebook groups ask about how to assemble the variants for the Southern Drake Gearstrider and since I have mine magnetised so it can be any variant, I offered to take some pictures. Here they are:

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Here’s the Drake with nothing magnetised attached, and with the magnetised components laid out. They are a HRC, linked HRL, linked MLC, HGL, HBZ, linked MRP, and MABM.

More pictures after the jump.

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Neo-Soviet vehicles from Brigade Models

Hello duckfans, sort of a half product review half ‘look at this stuff I got’ post here I guess : ]

I’ve maintained a list of 15mm Sci-Fi stores for a while now and there are some I am always quick to recommend to people, first amongst which is the excellent Brigade Models. I’ve had my eye on some of their Neo-Soviet range for quite a while and I recently made an order, figuring I’d use them at 12mm (1/144) scale alongside Heavy Gear miniatures, perhaps as one of the existing but not fleshed out factions, perhaps as an entirely new faction.

Here’s what I got, with many more pics after the jump. I should say in advance the quality is generally very good for the price, with a normal amount of cleanup required.

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The whole lot. The bags at the top are a bunch of accessories which we’ll use across many vehicles, not just these. Brigade does a pretty cool range of stowage and extra bits.

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Epic 40k – Eldar Howling Banshees and army-so-far pics

Recently a got a whiteboard so my wife and I can write down things we need from the supermarket, chores to do etc and we can both just pick items from the list and do them, then satisfyingly check them off and have the other person wipe the board clean. It’s a nice fun way of doing things.

I had an item that said ‘paint at least one stand of aspect warriors’ because that’s something I wanted to do but kept putting off for some reason, so I decided to do a quick stand of Howling Banshees, as I think they have one of the best models in Epic.

Since I wanted to take pics of them anyway I thought I’d also take some quick pics of my entire Biel Tan force. It’s very much a work in progress, but it’s nice to see it slowly building in size.

Pics after the jump, as usual!

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Epic 40k – Eldar Biel Tan Guardians and a Deathstalker

Just a quick post to show off some Eldar Guardians I just painted as a little batch, and a Deathstalker hovertank colour scheme I’m fairly happy with. As you can see, I’m putting together a Biel Tan force.

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I’d already painted one stand of these and the wraithlord, I just fancied doing some stuff in a batch – which is actually quite rare for me. Next I’ll do some more Deathstalkers and some Aspect Warriors, maybe some Wraithguard.

More pictures after the jump.

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Heavy Gear Spotlight – Street Viper

About Heavy Gear Spotlight

Note: I have updated this article to reflect the latest version of the Brigand rules. It was originally written using the July 2016 Living Rule Book

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Code Name: Street Viper

Faction: South

Manufacturer: Mandeers Heavy Industry / Dynamic Systems

Height: 4.4 meters

Weight: 5,100 kg


Baconradar’s Summary: Low cost Interceptor/Tank Destroyer gear with a vicious aggressive streak

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Interesting 10mm – 35mm scale mech

A little while ago I spotted a little blog store, Zandris IV Miniatures, selling a couple of 28mm scale mechs. Because I’m far more interested in gaming below 15mm I’m often unaware of mechs from larger scales that could actually work just fine as towering engines of destruction. The most important thing is they don’t have any features that clearly reveal their intended scale and these mechs certainly fit that criteria.

I went for one of the Type-45(D) ‘Satria’ Battlesuits, figuring I’d most likely use it as a ‘gearstrider’ or large one man mech in 12mm (1/144) scale. Having assembled it and fitted magnets to give it a variety of hardpoints, here are some pictures after the jump!

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Heavy Gear Blitz – the Brigand Rules V2 release

Hello duckfans and gearheads. After an extended period of pondering, fiddling, and testing, we are now ready to present to you our version 2 release of the Brigand Rules, our fan ruleset for Heavy Gear Blitz.

For those who don’t know: we had increasingly found ourselves unsatisfied the the direction and overall quality of the official Living Rule Book version of Heavy Gear Blitz and decided to take what we felt was good from that ruleset, throw out what was bad, and generally rewrite everything to be an easier read and a smoother playing experience.

Anyway, you can download the Brigand V2 manual in PDF form here and there is a full changelog covering the move from V1 to V2, along with reasons for every change, available here.

The wonderful Samuli Aura has agreed to update the Brigand model stats in Gear Grinder so expect to see those very shortly.

For those who don’t use Gear Grinder we also have a small menu of HTML model list options:

If you decide to give our rules a try we’d love to hear what you think of them so please feel free to comment! Alternately, you can email us at brigandrules@mail.com