Heavy Gear Spotlight – Cataphract

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Code Name: Cataphract

Faction: Peace River

Manufacturer: Paxton

Height: 7.9 meters

Weight: 45,430 kg


Baconradar’s Summary: A versatile gearstrider with long range weapons and ferocious melee

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Heavy Gear Blitz – Dinotacular!

Ooh I’ve got some lovely beasts for you today. From the Mekongese jungles of South Terra Nova come lizard riders – a team and a squad, ready for action in Heavy Gear Blitz.

These aren’t the official models – rather they are official southern infantry converted and mounted on 10mm scale dinosaur models from Magister Militum with green stuff saddles. I think they look rather nice though and show a bit more variety than the standard models from Dream Pod 9. I think they might also work out a bit cheaper!

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From left to right – an obsolete Anolis recon gear, a lizard rider observer team, lizard rider infantry squad, and an old Basilisk light trooper gear. The gears are about 30mm tall

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Heavy Gear Blitz – Utopian painting

Hello!

I’ve just finished off painting my second full combat group of Utopians for Heavy Gear Blitz – a Fire Support squad. As with all my models their various weapon choices are magnetised so I can field whichever variants I want, but I’ve only painted the one set of weapons for now.

Utopians are a really cool faction in HGB. They come from a world ravaged by weapons they unleashed and live in huge habitats underground. Most of their warfare is conducted by automated drones (N-KIDU) using their own special AI tech, though they have pilots in Armigers (gear sized advanced machines) and APES (large power armour essentially) who direct the drones and do more complex stuff.

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Troll Dice Roller for Heavy Gear Blitz

After some recent discussion of how significant various stat increases are in Heavy Gear Blitz I went and made some scripts in Troll Dice Roller.

Troll Dice Roller is an online (and downloadable) application for simulating large numbers of dice rolls in various gaming systems, as well as providing the probability of certain outcomes mathematically rather than by brute force.

You can find it online here: http://topps.diku.dk/torbenm/troll.msp

If you look under the user-contributed rolls, near the bottom, you’ll find two that I wrote, with parts taken and modified from other dice rolling scripts, especially a pre-existing Heavy Gear Blitz one (which is still on the list).

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