|Tannhauser | Published 07 January 2011||Rating||25 votes|
“I understand, Mr. President,” the shadow said, dabbing his darkened brow with a square of white cloth that seemed to absorb the invading moonlight. He shifted the receiver to his other ear. “No one else can know. I have taken careful measures to assure that these recent developments never happened...as far as the American public is concerned.” The shadow paused, listening intently to the voice on the other end of the phone. “Yes. I will take care of it, sir. This could possibly end the war...”
The nervous shadow hung up and quickly exited the dark office. As the door slowly shut, another figure emerged, clicking off the recording device that captured every piece of the confidential conversation. “No it won’t,” a wicked voice said, drawing and loading a German sidearm then slipping out the door before it even shut.
This past year has been quite noteworthy for Tannhäuser, the board game of horror and heroism during the Great War. With the release of the Revised Edition Rulebook and a slew of other expansions, players now have a wealth of options available to them for customizing their games. Here is just a quick recap of the exciting new products that have emerged over the course of the past few months. These releases have paved the way for many new products to be released over the course 2011, sure to further evolve the world of Tannhäuser even more!
The Spoils of War
One of the biggest developments for Tannhäuser in 2010 of course was the Revised Edition Rulebook. This updated and expanded rulebook refines the gameplay of Tannhäuser and all current expansions without replacing any of its components or spirit. And since it’s included with all future copies of the Tannhäuser base game, these rules seamlessly propel the game to a new level without alienating new or veteran players.
The Union and Reich Troop Packs give players more options and versatility when building their squads, letting them customize their allotment of hero and troops. These, combined with release (or upcoming release) of several new single figure expansions including Wolf, Oksana, Hoax, Hoss, and the mighty Asteros, increase the diversity of unique individuals from which players can build their squads.
Additionally, the upcoming map pack Daedalus (set to hit store shelves in a matter of days) provides new venues to wage wars in. Whether you want to defend a beleaguered French outpost, or brave the legendary Labyrinth of Minos, Daedalus will open new doors for you to explore the growing world of Tannhäuser!
With a new year comes new possibilities, and with an immersive game like Tannhäuser, you can expect many exciting things to appear over the course of 2011. Stay alert, because the 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.
Are you going to release Yula Korlitz again?
Good to hear, I wasn't sure if Tannhauser was going to be at as standstill after translating all the old/new to us products.
It's nice to hear that the war is far from over.....
2010 and early 2011 will mark the final end to the Take On You Tannhauser era with the relrease of the final planned products from the old French line.
I'm curious to see what FFG will now do with the IP especially with the lore...
Gief more hints at new stuff you wicked FFG! :P
I am already impressed with what FFG has done with the reboot of Tannhauser. Things are certainly looking up for the game in 2011!
What a tease! I wanted to see new stuff.
Great news, more stuff for Tannhauser!
Awesome! Thanks for all the attention directed to this incredibly cool world. I eagerly await future releases.
Awwwright! Great to see it developing.
Your such a tease FFG : )
@Azanael, I 2nd that. I wish there was more info, but all those additional heroes and Daedelus would be such a wonderful addition to the game. Kudos FFG.