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Heavy Gear Blitz! Tabletop Wargaming - Living Rulebook

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This ebook is not the current rulebook for Heavy Gear Blitz, it is an earlier edition. The Heavy Gear Blitz 3rd Edition Rules DP9-9344 is the current rulebook and is available as a free download at the following link.

Welcome to Terra Nova!

The Living Rulebook contains all the rules for combat during the second invasion of Terra Nova by the Colonial Expeditionary Forces of Earth. Terra Nova is one of the last remaining free planets, a world split by ideologies, politics, and the fight for resources, and is now the front line of a war for control of all known space.

Earth abandoned Terra Nova when the Human Concordat, the united government of Earth, collapsed almost five hundred years ago. Now Earths Military Forces have again returned to reclaim their wayward colony.

You are the Commander of a force tasked with holding back the invaders and their mighty armies of clone GREL infantry, hovertanks, the frightening FLAIL Battle Frames combat vehicles. Fighting with Earth are their allies from the Caprician Corporations, with their insectoid Combat Mounts, the high tech Utopians with their swarms of N-KIDU drones, and the feudal Edenite Golems.

The forces you command include tanks, infantry, aircraft, and the powerful multi-role combat walkers called Gears, and their larger cousins, the Striders. Units of Gears and their skilled pilots are the highly mobile backbone of your forces, each fifteen foot tall Gear bristling with an arsenal of lethal high tech weaponry.

The Living Rulebook is the current new edition for the Heavy Gears Blitz Tabletop Wargame, as of July 2016. The rules and army constuction have been refined and streamlined from the previously available Heavy Gear Blitz Living Rulebook Beta released in fall 2015. This Living Rulebook will be a perpetual online resource, and will be updated regularly with new models, forces, and scenarios for you to play.

Get your Gear on and join the fight!

The Heavy Gear Blitz - Tabletop Wargaming - Living Rulebook includes: - Introduction to the Heavy Gear Universe, and backgrounds on all forces.
- A fast paced and simple, though detailed, combat system with single roll game event resolution for engaging game play.
- Rules for scenario generation, support elements, aircraft, weather events, and advanced deployments such as air drop and stealth deployments.
- Complete Force construction rules for all the Terra Novan Forces, Earth Forces, and other allied Colony Forces.
- Complete model and variants lists for the entire Dream Pod 9 range of Heavy Gear models.
- General, Veteran, and Duelist upgrade lists to customize your Forces.

Also includes the following pdf downloads: Update Changes Log Sheet, Game Tokens Sheet, Force Record Sheet, Objective Selection Sheet, Stoneheads Terrain Sheet, Rock Terrain Sheet, Badlands Buildings Sheet, and 3 Terra Nova Maps updated to TN 1950. 

NOTE: Updates to the Living Rulebook will be made as they are ready. Everyone that downloads the ebook will automatically be informed when a new update is available for download.

For best PDF viewing use of Adobe Acrobat 9 and above are suggested.

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kenneth F December 08, 2020 9:39 am UTC
so i know theres the beta rules out but when are the beta rules going to be pushed to the main package?
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Paul H April 06, 2021 4:16 pm UTC
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Paul H April 06, 2021 4:24 pm UTC
I believe that the "final" edit for v3.0 was completed around Dec 12 2020 and it went to layout.
The latest (?) v3 rules are downloadable (in Word format) from the DP9 forum (you may need to create an account to access the download).

I suspect that this pdf will get an update once the printed book is finalised. Which I hope should be soon!
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kenneth F July 18, 2020 4:27 am UTC
so as a person who was really into the PC games, is there a supplement for this that gives rules for both a more narrative form of play and gear customization?
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Nathaniel B November 22, 2020 2:24 pm UTC
You're looking more for Heavy Gear as it existed in it's 1st and 2nd editions which had full vehicle construction rules, miniature wargame rules, and rpg rules all integrated into a single cohesive form.
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Chris M May 15, 2017 3:39 pm UTC
Which of the existing other " Heavy Gear: Blitz" books are compatible with this living rules version?

I am assuming it's just the two below books at the moment yes?

* Heavy Gear Blitz! Lion's Wrath - Northern Army List
* Heavy Gear Blitz! Blood Debt - Peace River Army List
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Michael B August 21, 2017 6:12 am UTC
Technically, none of the other books are compatible. The LRB is a brand new edition of the rules and literally NONE of the other books are directly compatible with it. Lion's Wrath and Blood Debt were the final books made of the previous version of Heavy Gear Blitz.

That said, the older books are still an excellent source of background material.
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Paul H April 06, 2021 10:28 am UTC
Really wish they had come up with a new name for this set. Blitz was used to differentiate the rules the last time there was a compatability change. I know it's a good name but it does lead to a lot of confusion over when the latest big change happened.
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