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We received the final three of the Utopia robot mold insert plate 3d models to approve this week. You can checkout the preview image below of the Commando Armiger, Recce & Support Drones mold plates. Now production can get started on the plastic injection mold. In about a month it should be done, then test pops of plastic sprues will be made and sent to us to approve the mold or note any fixes that are needed. Once the Utopia models mold and the Peace River & NuCoal models molds are finished and approved they will all be shipped at the same time to Canada, for the final plastics production.

Just a quick update today to let everyone know that we have started shipping out the first Venus Kickstarter Backer reward packages this week. We took photos (below) of a few US Backer packages that were mailed out today by US Post. We’ll be mailing out a few more the end of this week to some of our Canadian Backers. We expected to get all the Backer reward packages shipped over the next 5 weeks, as fast as Fusion Models gets the resin spaceship parts cast-up for us.

This will be the last Feedback Friday for the HGB Rules 3.0 ALPHA. Now we’ll take the text and start layout of the new HGB Quickstart Rules Version 3.0 as BETA. In a few weeks we’ll return with new Feedback Fridays posts to discuss the 3.0 BETA layout and get it just right before the official HGB Rules Version 3.0 full color book is published this summer. After that we’ll update the HGB Living Rulebook to Version 3.0 this summer. This weeks post we previewed new 3d models of the Longbow Jager head and its game stats, just added to…

 Small update today with some photos below, which the mold production company sent us. Including the plastic injection steel mold parts before they are assembled into the 3 molds, that will each weight over 600 lbs when finished. Photos of the mold housing having holes drilled for the ejector pins and its other side with the large cavity where 4 robot sprue plates will be mounted. Plus a photo of a few EDM parts that have been made in preparation for the EDM process to burn the fine robot details into the mold plates. Also, we got some more of…

Its been a while since our last Utopia Kickstarter update, the mold production company is now working on the Utopia robots mold. If your also a backer of the Peace River and NuCoal Kickstarter, you’ll have seen the updates with mold plates now being cut and our news on the delay in shipping backer reward packages, which we’ll repeat below. Last week we received three of the Utopia robot mold plate 3d models to approve and get their production started. Below we have preview images of the Support Armiger, Recce Armiger, and Commando Drones mold plates to checkout. Each preview…

We are now into the home stretch for the HGB Rules 3.0 ALPHA, with a good set of working rules now. This week we got the new player chapter added to assist players learning the rules over several games. Plus we added some variants with Light Particle Accelerators (LPA) to the upcoming Peace River Harrier and the NuCoal Chasseur MK2, giving both factions some much needed Haywire attack options. And we tweaked a few more rules for game balance. Now its onto the fun part of faction sub-lists forces, join the discussion on game flavor and balance. You can checkout…

We received the first copies of the Venus Gao Tzu, Shan Yu, Tsar, and Senator resin spaceships this week. You can checkout photos below of them all assembled and mounted on acrylic posts and bases. The Shan Yu Battlecruiser looks really deadly with all it weapons deployed and hangers either open or closed. Plus, we have parts photos of each of the 4 spaceships as well. Fusion Models will be busy for the next month or two casting all the resin parts we need, while we cast-up the pewter parts. The first Venus Kickstarter Backer Reward Packages are expected to…

We have approved plans for plastic injection mold 1 (Chasseur, Cuirassier, Warrior, and Warrior) and mold 2 (Chevalier, Jerboa, Crusader IV, and Skirmisher) and work has started on making the robot sprue plates. Today’s update includes photos below of a few robot sprue plates (Sides A & B) that have their cavities roughed out using CNC machine drill. They still need to have the EDM process done to them, where the very fine details are electrically burned into the cavities. It should take the mold manufacture over in China a little over a month to finish molds 1 and 2.…

Welcome back to another Feedback Friday. This week we tweaked a few weapons, gave engineering gears the ability to reload limited ammo weapons, and clarified some game terms. Plus updated the common action, reaction and free action tables, started work on a new chapter for new players learning the game, and lot more. You can checkout the full "HGB Rules 3.0 ALPHA v1.4 Update" post with links to download the updated Alpha Rules word file and other excel files on the DP9 Forum at the link below, login and join the discussion. https://dp9forum.com/index.php…

This Venus Kickstarter update we have the first copies of the Huang-Ti, Chieftain, and Imperator resin spaceships with pewter parts to show everyone. Checkout the photos below with them assembled and mounted on acrylic posts and bases, they turned out pretty nice. Plus, we have parts photos of each of the 3 ships below as well. We got the updated Reinzi Bomber with the wings as separate parts 3d printed, cleaned up, and Task 8 resin copies cast. This week we made the vulcanized rubber mold and started casting up the Reinzi Bomber squad pewter minis, checkout the photos below…

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Welcome again to another Feedback Friday. What a time to be alive! The Rooster has been working hard this last week reading everyone's feedback and making edits to polish the upcoming HGB rules update. Plus looking at a few more topics, this week including Objectives, Orders, and more. You can checkout the full "HGB Rules 3.0 ALPHA v1.3 Update" post with links to download the updated Alpha Rules word file and other excel files on the DP9 Forum at the link below, login and join the discussion.

https://dp9forum.com/index.php…

One of this weeks focuses is Objectives. We previously removed the UAs from the objectives for various reasons. It has been pointed out that it's probably better if we tweak them instead of removing them from the objective selection process as that can be a way to counter OP tank spamming and allow other units to compete on a level field. Please checkout the Objectives post at the link below and make sure you are part of this conversation as this will impact the game-play significantly.
https://dp9forum.com/index.php…

Orders is another major element that emphasizes commanders, formations and affects game-play directly. We would like to note that the majority of the new proposals for orders came from the players, as that means we have a system that empowers the players to be a part of the development process. Check out the new Orders ideas (Try Again, Take Cover, Pop Smoke, ECM Defense Up, Charge, and Let Them Have It) and let us know what you like, don't like, concerns, or other ideas at the post link below.
https://dp9forum.com/index.php?/topic/18492-orders/

Our HGB Rules Version 3.0 ALPHA feedback and discussion section on the DP9 Forum was started only three weeks ago and has to-date 30 topics and well over 400 posts. Click the link below and check out all the topic threads. Don't see something you think should be address, start a new topic so we can all discuss it.
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Feedback Friday is back again. We had a lot of good rules discussions and ideas on last weeks 2019 Feedback Friday and they are still on going. This week we have made three posts to try and keep the rules discussions a little more focused.

The first post is on Electronic Warfare (EW) and the changes we are proposing. Covering Forward Observations (FO), Communications (COMMS), Electronic Counter Measures (ECM), Electronic Counter-Counter Measures (ECCM), Sensors and a few other things. See how we think EW can be improved and be made easier to understand. You can checkout the complete post on the DP9 Forum at the link below, login and join the discussion.
http://dp9forum.com/index.php…

Our second post is on the updated Model List and includes the complete HGB Model List we plan to included in the Living Rulebook. All saved as an excel file that you can download and checkout on your computer. Here is a link to the Model List post on the DP9 Forum, login and leave your feedback on the proposed changes and other models you would like to see.
http://dp9forum.com/index.php…

Our third post is the updated Weapons List and includes an excel file of the list that you can download and checkout. Here is a link to the Feedback Friday – Weapons List post on the DP9 Forum, login and leave your feedback on the proposed changes.
http://dp9forum.com/index.php…