Sunday, June 10th, 2012
11:26 AM

Here are some shots of a 3-man strong Hunter squad from Dream Pod 9's Heavy Gear Blitz table top game.  I've loved the Heavy Gear setting ever since I player the PC game way-back-when.  As far as mech games went, it was fairly unique.  Instead of lumbering building-sized mechs (like say Battletech/Mechwarrior) Heavy Gear featured small, fast "Gears" about 15 feet tall.

The Blitz tabletop game has gone through a couple iterations, and I'd love to try it out (these minis were part of the two player starter pack, that also came with a full set of rules).  It seems more tactical than 40k, where the focus is on squads, rather than platoons / companies (a bit like Warmachine, now that I think about it).

The "Headhunter" acts as squad leader and sports a light autocannon and rocket pod.

The two Hunter squad-mates are equipped with a snub cannon and medium autocannon.

All in all, these minis were a lot of fun to paint.  They're about the same size as a 40k space marine, but because of the smaller scale are a little simpler to paint.  I had a few small issues with obvious seems - they're metal cast models from most-likely aging molds, but nothing a little filing and liquid green-stuff couldn't take care of.

Next I hope to complete the accompanying Southern Jรคger Gears.