Code Name: Klemm
Faction: The North
Manufacturer: Norlight Industries
Height: 2.5 meters
Weight: 25,650 kg
Baconradar’s Summary: A super tough little support tank with two great variants
Code Name: King Cobra
Manufacturer: Territorial Arms Skunk Works
Height: 5.2 meters
Weight: 10,120 kg
Baconradar’s Summary: An elite and versatile anti-gear weapons platform which excels in two roles
I’ve been doing some more painting, this time of an old Tactical era King Cobra model I got super, super cheap from well known French gaming site Ludik Bazar. Now the model itself I would consider quite a bit worse than the excellent modern Blitz era metal King Cobra – the key differences are that the pose is very static, the weapons are smaller, there’s a little less detail, the stylised look of the Heavy Gear illustrations aren’t really captured, the shoulder rocket pack is different/worse, the hands are normal sized rather than the massive an iconic manipulators, the artillery rocket system is missing entirely, and there are no ears at all!
Still for the price they were a bargain and with some modifications (modded artillery rockets, newer mortar, modified cut down rotary cannon, a pair of old tac era knife blades stuck on as ears and a few other minor changes) I think the model ended up looking pretty good.
Here he is without his weapons (both hands are magnetised). Click on for plenty more pics.
Hello friendly interpeeps!
I recently got an order from the excellent UK miniature store Shiny Games – the sole UK distributor of Heavy Gear Blitz miniatures. I highly recommend the store – it has very good customer service and is quick to post, plus the guy who runs it is clearly a gamer himself.
In fact the reason for this post is that the order came with a little note from the manager of Shiny Games saying he looked forward to seeing a Bobcat gear painted, which spurred me into action.
So here he is!
I’ve just finished painting a third Klemm light tank and putting the three I now have on bases with mud/grass/tank tracks etc.
I thought I’d take a group shot with the Northern Heavy Tank, the Aller. All the turrets are swappable so I can make any of the variants of the Klemm/Aller. They aren’t particularly stunning paintjobs but I quite like the way they turned out.
As usual I include a gear and some infantry for scale (which is 1/144 by the way).
When Heavy Gear Blitz moved to its latest incarnation – the Living Rule Book – certain models and variants that had existed in previous versions were left out. Several of these are older (in the fiction) Southern gears. The models for these gears are still available and still pretty dang cool, so I’m interested in adding them back into the game.
Thankfully this is quite easy to do because:
A) I have the rules/stats for the models in the previous edition of game
B) The Living Rule Book version of HGB is actually a system which is very easy to add to and work out a sensible TV cost for the model.
The third of these I want to add is the Anolis R, still available from the DP9 store. I present it here in the format of the LRB so others can use it in their games.