Code Name: Hussar
Manufacturer: Javelin Strategic Industries
Height: 10 meters
Weight: 65,025 kg
Baconradar’s Summary: A multi-ranged gearstrider with excellent budget variants
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.
Code Name: Spitting Cobra
Manufacturer: Territorial Arms
Height: 5.0 meters
Weight: 8,990 kg
Baconradar’s Summary: High end fire support gear with assault variants