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Why did you never start or alternately stop playing/collecting Heavy Gear?
Never heard of it... what's Heavy Gear?
Don't like the mech minis genre in general.
Don't like the look of Heavy Gear specifically (art, minis, etc).
Don't like the price of Heavy Gear (books, minis, etc).
Don't like the mechanics of the game/silhouette system.
Don't like edition changes in Heavy Gear every 2-3 years.
Couldn't find any opponents to play against.
Couldn't find any of the products locally to buy.
Other (please elaborate below)
Inadequate support from DP9 (expansions, communication with fans, FAQs, etc).
Power creep and unequal efficacy between factions.
Poor resource management (playtesters, freelancers, website, etc) by DP9.

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 warboss wrote:
Congrats on the positive review? Possibly stupid question just from skimming it... Is Tachikoma a Japanese name? I'm only familiar with it for GITS robot tanks with cute voices.


It's just from GitS: SAC, and they use katakana to spell it, so it's most likely a made up word. Koma can mean spinning top or horse, whereas tachi could mean either standing up or the old sword precursor of the katana, same way as the fuchi from the manga can mean edge, but there's no reason to think they are intentional.
   
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Sort of, sort of not. It's Japanese, but the name comes from Ghost in the Shell. I just liked it, and stole it.

I've worked out a reason for the characters name that make sense in the setting of my books. I've not written said explanation within the story, because it would be too easy to find myself writing, " As you know Bob, Tachikoma is a made up name using the katakana for tachi meaning cutting, sharp or bright, and koma meaning horse, or spinning top."

And so on and so forth.

Perhaps I should've called her Tachikama, where kami means spirit as it would fit her character better.

But there is a very good reason, or at least a reason why she's called Tachikoma, and it is an allusion to GitS for reasons! No spoilers from me. All will be revealed if and when revealed.

Ashley
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On moon miranda.

Glad to hear about the positive review! I've still got it on my shelf in the "to read" section.

Speaking of GitS, I need to rewatch the series again soon, I've got the theme song stuck in my head

IRON WITHIN, IRON WITHOUT.

New Heavy Gear Log! Also...Grey Knights!
The correct pronunciation is Imperial Guard and Stormtroopers, "Astra Militarum" and "Tempestus Scions" are something you'll find at Hogwarts.  
   
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Fireknife Shas'el






So 3rd edition of Blitz is up on DriveThruRPG. They're still working on the 'all forces' army lists.

https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/355141/Heavy-Gear-Blitz-Tabletop-Wargaming--3rd-Edition-Rules

   
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 John Prins wrote:
So 3rd edition of Blitz is up on DriveThruRPG. They're still working on the 'all forces' army lists.

https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/355141/Heavy-Gear-Blitz-Tabletop-Wargaming--3rd-Edition-Rules


Can't help but notice that the layout is 95% the old layout but with new page borders ^^
   
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Albertorius wrote:
 warboss wrote:
Congrats on the positive review? Possibly stupid question just from skimming it... Is Tachikoma a Japanese name? I'm only familiar with it for GITS robot tanks with cute voices.


It's just from GitS: SAC, and they use katakana to spell it, so it's most likely a made up word. Koma can mean spinning top or horse, whereas tachi could mean either standing up or the old sword precursor of the katana, same way as the fuchi from the manga can mean edge, but there's no reason to think they are intentional.


Thanks! I could see a spinning horse being a cool name given the mobility it has.

Paint it Pink wrote:Sort of, sort of not. It's Japanese, but the name comes from Ghost in the Shell. I just liked it, and stole it.

I've worked out a reason for the characters name that make sense in the setting of my books. I've not written said explanation within the story, because it would be too easy to find myself writing, " As you know Bob, Tachikoma is a made up name using the katakana for tachi meaning cutting, sharp or bright, and koma meaning horse, or spinning top."

And so on and so forth.

Perhaps I should've called her Tachikama, where kami means spirit as it would fit her character better.

But there is a very good reason, or at least a reason why she's called Tachikoma, and it is an allusion to GitS for reasons! No spoilers from me. All will be revealed if and when revealed.


In that case I won't question further! I was just curious if it was a common name in the culture of it the inspiration was what I was thinking.



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 John Prins wrote:
So 3rd edition of Blitz is up on DriveThruRPG. They're still working on the 'all forces' army lists.

https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/355141/Heavy-Gear-Blitz-Tabletop-Wargaming--3rd-Edition-Rules


Congrats to dp9 and the fans. I hope the added wait was put to good use. Did your TD concerns get addressed in the final (for now) version of the rules?

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 Albertorius wrote:
 John Prins wrote:
So 3rd edition of Blitz is up on DriveThruRPG. They're still working on the 'all forces' army lists.

https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/355141/Heavy-Gear-Blitz-Tabletop-Wargaming--3rd-Edition-Rules


Can't help but notice that the layout is 95% the old layout but with new page borders ^^


I wasn't expecting a massive visual upgrade.

   
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 John Prins wrote:
 Albertorius wrote:
 John Prins wrote:
So 3rd edition of Blitz is up on DriveThruRPG. They're still working on the 'all forces' army lists.

https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/355141/Heavy-Gear-Blitz-Tabletop-Wargaming--3rd-Edition-Rules


Can't help but notice that the layout is 95% the old layout but with new page borders ^^


I wasn't expecting a massive visual upgrade.


No, no me neither... but I kinda was expecting something, given how long it has taken. This amount of recycling kinda tells me they didn't do much for a long period of time.
   
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You got borders, mon ami! And, yes, I know that's apparently a movie french cliche.
   
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On moon miranda.

So, I've had a bit of an inside view on the rulebook development, and while I can't comment on details, it's way later than intended, but I genuinely think it's a substantially superior product for the extra time. It's a lot cleaner read, a lot of effort went into the wording, and while it's not a radically different style, there's definitely some visual improvements over the 2.0 book (the Traits section for instance), though admittedly no new art (sadly). A lot of thought and effort went into it by some insanely dedicated people. I think anyone new getting into Heavy Gear for the first time is going to have a far easier time with this book than any other version of Blitz.

I'm just sad it didn't hazard stripe borders like I advocated for

IRON WITHIN, IRON WITHOUT.

New Heavy Gear Log! Also...Grey Knights!
The correct pronunciation is Imperial Guard and Stormtroopers, "Astra Militarum" and "Tempestus Scions" are something you'll find at Hogwarts.  
   
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 Vaktathi wrote:
So, I've had a bit of an inside view on the rulebook development, and while I can't comment on details, it's way later than intended, but I genuinely think it's a substantially superior product for the extra time. It's a lot cleaner read, a lot of effort went into the wording, and while it's not a radically different style, there's definitely some visual improvements over the 2.0 book (the Traits section for instance), though admittedly no new art (sadly). A lot of thought and effort went into it by some insanely dedicated people. I think anyone new getting into Heavy Gear for the first time is going to have a far easier time with this book than any other version of Blitz.

I'm just sad it didn't hazard stripe borders like I advocated for

Oh, just to be clear, I was not commenting on the actual contents or writing quality of the book, just on the presentation.

Then again, had they gone for the stripes, the book would have looked 100% like the old ones...

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 Vaktathi wrote:
So, I've had a bit of an inside view on the rulebook development, and while I can't comment on details, it's way later than intended, but I genuinely think it's a substantially superior product for the extra time. It's a lot cleaner read, a lot of effort went into the wording(...)


Are you saying the FO rules might actually be playable now ?

Text aside, from the preview, the layout looks... Really rushed. Like somebody remembered they had to release a book after a couple years, and did it all over a week.

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On moon miranda.

Yeah there's not much in the way of new visuals, particularly art, most of the effort has been in ensuring readability and moving the text away from reading like a technical manual. If there's anything that looks particularly rushed or haphazard, feel free to point it out and I'll bring it up for attention.

FO should be pretty simple. Make your EW test with the spotter, if successful, pick a Combat Group, any model in that CG can react with an indirect fire weapon. Indirect fire weapons suffer a -1D6 to hit penalty, FOing adds +1D6 (so cancels out the penalty), and if its Guided with a TD it adds a second dice to the attack (for a net +1D6). If there are any questions on that or stuff that needs to be cleared up, feel free to hit me up about it.


IRON WITHIN, IRON WITHOUT.

New Heavy Gear Log! Also...Grey Knights!
The correct pronunciation is Imperial Guard and Stormtroopers, "Astra Militarum" and "Tempestus Scions" are something you'll find at Hogwarts.  
   
 
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