News for May 2010
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The Tannhäuser Revised Edition Rulebook is now on sale
Tannhauser | Published 20 May 2010

The Tannhäuser Revised Edition Rulebook is now available at your local retailer and on our webstore! Going forward, copies of the Tannhäuser board game will also include a copy of these new rules (with a sticker on the box clearly indicating its inclusion), so prepare to fight the Great War in a whole new way.

The Tannhäuser Revised Edition Rulebook improves upon the innovative mechanics of Tannhäuser. This 88 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. We also 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.

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. Head to your local retailer and grab your copy today!

Note that the book will be available shortly on as a paid download, but it is currently unavailable due to technical issues on their side.

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: 5/21/2010 2:59:24 AM

Hmm, I'd really need to to know if the new rules are sufficient to salvage the game or if I should just try to sell it.

I'm not interested in investing more money until I know the new rules don't suck.

Published: 5/20/2010 7:46:43 PM

 Are the new rules any good???

Published: 5/20/2010 7:27:51 PM

I think what Hedge meant was the actual game itself.  How will a person wanting to buy Tannhauser know if the game comes with the old rule or new ones?  How soon will new versions of the game come with the new rules as opposed to the old.

[ADMIN - The first paragraph has been edited to answer your question. Thanks!]

Published: 5/20/2010 6:02:26 PM


I just bought the Revised Rulebook at my FLGS.  There's no way you could mistake it for the old rules.  On the front of the cover, in bold red letters, it reads "Revised Edition".  Also, as has mentioned before, you could never get the old rulebook separate from the game (though it was available for download from FFG's site).

Published: 5/20/2010 5:36:22 PM

 @Hedge...The old rules were never available for sale before.

The new rules also say "Revised Rules" right on the cover.

Published: 5/20/2010 5:33:40 PM

"Note that the book will be available shortly on as a paid download, but it is currently unavailable due to technical issues on their side."

hope they get it working soon ^^

Published: 5/20/2010 4:45:14 PM

 It WAS available from DriveThruStuff, and I got it from there. Doesn't seem to be any more, though.

Published: 5/20/2010 4:41:00 PM

The revised Rules are the only one you can buy at your local game store (I´ve never seen the old ones offered anywhere).

And its "revised" written on it, so this should be a sure sign for the revised rules ;-)


But where can I buy the pdf online NOW?? ;-)

Published: 5/20/2010 4:37:56 PM

Now the questions (for me) are:

  1. If I look at picking this up in a local store, how can I be sure to get the new rules? Is there a ref #? Will the box showcase it?
  2. When will orders here (and elsewhere) be sure to include the new rules?
Published: 5/20/2010 4:28:36 PM

ohboy ohboy ohboy ohboy. I thought the wait was gonna be long. Boy, was I wrong!

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