News for April 2010
The Evolution of War 46
Announcing the Tannhäuser Revised Edition Rulebook
Tannhauser | Published 19 April 2010

The year is 1949, and the first World War rages on. The forces of the Union strive to end the conflict through the use of advanced technology, created from the alien wreckage discovered at Roswell. Their foes are the Reich. Headed by the occult powered Kaiser, this army of evil scours the globe for ways to enhance their prodigious occult abilities. Squads of the possessed sweep through Europe led by the Marquis General, Hermann Von Heïzinger.

What’s more, recent developments in the war have forced Mother Russia to enter the battle. Living embodiments of the reawakened Slavic gods, the Matriarchy is a deadly force to be reckoned with. Their robotic hordes are fueled with the genius of Tesla, and his electrical weaponry is easily the equal of the Union's technological advancements. The war is reaching a fever point... but which side will win?

Since its original release, Tannhäuser has engaged thousands of players with its deep narrative, innovative and intuitive mechanics, and action-packed gameplay. This spring, Fantasy Flight Games is improving on the strong foundations of this remarkable game system with the Tannhäuser Revised Edition Rulebook!

The Tannhäuser Revised Edition Rulebook improves upon the innovative mechanics of Tannhäuser. This 96 page perfect-bound book is intended as a comprehensive replacement to the original Tannhäuser rulebook; it includes revisions to the core game rules, as well as those originally found in the Operation: Novgorod expansion, along with the Wolf, Yula, Gorgeï, and Ramirez single figure packs.

In short, it includes all the rules players will need for any Tannhäuser product currently available. What’s more, players who already own a copy of Tannhäuser needn’t worry about their game becoming obsolete; the Tannhäuser Revised Edition Rulebook utilizes current Tannhäuser components, and requires no additional purchases!

For more details about this exciting setting, head over to our Tannhäuser description page. And for insights into some of the design decisions that went into the Tannhäuser Revised Edition Rulebook, check out “The War Heats Up,” a designer diary by Producer J.R. Godwin.

So what are you waiting for? The war thus far has been mere preparation for what is to come. Never have the three competing factions had so much to gain, or so much to lose. To which faction will you lend your tactical genius? Will it be the technologically enhanced Union? Will it be the occult-tainted Reich? Will it be the electrical fury of the Matriarchy? Whether you’re a Tannhäuser veteran or a newcomer, the Tannhäuser Revised Edition Rulebook will deliver the gameplay you’ve been looking for!

One final note: Although we previously revealed an intended price for this new rulebook, we found that over the course of the production process, our costs were slightly greater than expected. That being said, when this exciting resource become available later this spring, you’ll have two purchasing options: as a pdf download for only $5, or as a printed copy of the rulebook available through your local retailer and on our webstore for $9.95.

First, however, we welcome you to download the 20-page preview of the Tannhäuser Revised Edition Rulebook (pdf, 24.2 MB) on our support page. This sample (consisting of pages 8-27) of the full rulebook will give you a glimpse of some of Tannhäuser’s most exciting changes. Check it out, then prepare yourself... because the Great War is far from over.

Tannhäuser is a squad based tactical board game set in an alternate timeline in which WWI has never ended. The forces of the Reich have turned to the occult, while the forces of the Union have delved into alien technology and developed deadly weapons of war. Using the revolutionary Path-Finding System, Tannhäuser is quick and easy to play.

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Published: 4/21/2010 3:31:28 AM

Finally! I have been waiting for this for some time.

Published: 4/20/2010 11:04:53 PM

Will newly printed copies contain this new ruleset? If so, when can we expect that? I have been holding off purchasing this until the new ruleset revamp was complete... 

Published: 4/20/2010 7:24:23 PM

 I've been holding out on buying a copy of Tannhauser until I got a look at the new rules.  I just wanted to be sure I liked the new rules before I made the 60 dollar investment.  Any of you who have read them and have an opinion, sound off please!

Published: 4/20/2010 5:43:40 PM

I mean revision. In a good way.

Published: 4/20/2010 5:42:58 PM

So smart that it's just a rules update. Daedalus please!

Published: 4/20/2010 4:04:53 PM

Hey, how about they bundle the new book with some extra figures? i would have to have some more of the grunt figures for all sides, i prefer them to playing with all the heroes

Published: 4/20/2010 3:48:11 PM

"Savage Worlds doesnt work for any setting"



Published: 4/20/2010 2:07:36 PM

Savage Worlds doesnt work for any setting.

Published: 4/20/2010 1:14:23 PM

Looking good!  Tannhauser was already one of my favorite games, so I'm glad to see that most of what I liked about it is still intact.  Hopefully these changes will make it even better.  I can't wait to purchase my copy of the printed rulebook!

Published: 4/20/2010 12:39:00 PM

I'm really hoping they revamp the Minotaur model to reflect the "Reich" version depicted in this rules preview.  I really never thought the previous incarnation fit in with this mythos.

Kudos for releasing this info FFG, I'm looking forward to the full release.  Any word on if weapon range restrictions are still in the rules mechanics?

[ADMIN: Minimum ranges are gone. Thanks!]

Published: 4/20/2010 12:06:10 PM

Glad to see this I've got a Tannhauser box sitting largely untouched because none of us really like the flow of the game as written.  I don't know if these rule changes will fix that but here's to hoping.

Published: 4/20/2010 10:05:43 AM



Man, this makes me happy to hear!!! =)

Love you FFG!!

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