About Heavy Gear Spotlight

The Spotlight series of articles are an in depth look at a specific model (and any variants/options) from a gameplay perspective. Each article outlines the potential uses of the model, why you might want to include it in your army list, and whether there are obvious better choices available.

I’ve chosen to begin with spotlights on Heavy Gear Blitz models because it’s a system I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about and a good amount of time playing and there’s a lack of in-depth resources out there, especially stuff to spark the imaginations of new players.

Heavy Gear Blitz is a 1/144 scale combined arms miniature wargame set in the Heavy Gear sci-fi universe, where 5 metre tall piloted mechs dominate the battlefield.

I previously used the Living Rulebook (LRB) edition of Heavy Gear Blitz by Dream Pod 9, but I am now going back through my previous articles and updating them to reflect the Brigand rules published on this very blog.

Click here to get the latest version of the fan made Brigand rules for Heavy Gear Blitz

List of 15mm sci-fi miniature stores

I’ve spent quite a lot of time researching and rooting out the various suppliers of 15mm scale sci-fi miniatures, mainly in the UK and US. This is as near to an exhaustive list as I can provide. I will add comments on each site over time and probably put up some reviews of products I’ve purchased (though I haven’t bought from all of these sites by any means).

The comments about each range are of course just my opinion. Please form your own by visiting these excellent sites!

It’s worth noting of course that 15mm scale varies somewhat between sculptors. It’s supposed to mean an average human is 15mm from toes to eyes, but what is considered average varies and some sculptors go with a more ‘heroic’ or exaggerated style. For this reason I generally prefer alien ranges, especially as I intend to use my 15mm miniatures for 12mm scale (1/144 to be precise) gaming in Heavy Gear Blitz, where 15mm humans would look extremely strange!

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