News for May 2011
From the Far East 15
Announcing the Shogunate, a new faction for Tannhäuser
Tannhauser | Published 18 May 2011

As the war for the Western World rages on, an ancient force appears from the Far East. It is the Shogunate, and under its enigmatic leadership, Japan has invaded China and set its sights on the Matriarchy’s eastern provinces. But what is the Shogunate’s ultimate goal? And how will their emergence affect the already delicate balance of the Great War?

Fantasy Flight Games is pleased to announce the upcoming release of two new expansions for Tannhäuser, the board game of horror and heroism in the Great War! These two miniature packs are the first exciting expansions for the all-new Shogunate faction, an ancient warrior culture with its own shadowy agenda.

Iroh Minamoto, a seemingly immortal samurai warrior, cuts through the toughest of opponents. Need some backup? The Shogunate Troop Pack can reinforce your team with two additional figures. These versatile warriors can be the first of your future Shogunate forces, or you can ally them with your existing Reich team!

The Daimyo

Tactical genius, diplomat, servant to the Imperial Throne... the dossier on Iroh Minamoto, often referred to as “the Daimyo,” continues to grow. No matter haw many times he is defeated, Iroh and his katana continue to return to the battlefield, unperturbed and ready for another fight.

This single miniature pack for Tannhäuser contains one painted Iroh figure with a character sheet, 12 game tokens, 11 equipment cards, and a 12-page rulebook that includes a dedicated scenario. Add him to your Reich team, or let him lead your Shogunate forces into battle!

Strength and Subtlety

Through force and diplomatic guile the Shogunate has taken to the mainland. Divisions of Ashigaru march against the enemies of the Shogun Hatamoto, while highly trained agents of the elusive “Shin” use the cover of darkness to accomplish their goals.

The Shogunate Troop Pack includes one painted Ashigaru figure and one Shin Agent figure, each with character sheets. This, along with 24 game tokens, 17 equipment cards, and a 12-page rulebook with an included scenario, lets you add these versatile killers to your Reich or Shogunate team.

Head to our Shogunate website to learn more about this mysterious new faction, but beware: the Shogunate has revealed only a fraction of its true power. Keep watching over the coming months for more heroes, scenarios, and equipment for your Shogunate forces!

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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Sebastian DuArgo
Published: 7/16/2011 12:07:58 PM

So . . . Is a new map expansion also in the future (like a shinto temple perhaps?)

Published: 5/26/2011 10:35:30 AM

 Mmm, new factions rock, I like where this is going, and can't wait to see more!

Published: 5/24/2011 6:44:09 AM

Looking forward to using them.  Perhaps, a new map in the East?

Frank the Tank
Published: 5/19/2011 3:38:15 PM

Haha! I knew that teaser about Japan at the end of the revised rules wasn't nothing! This should make for some interesting new games!

Published: 5/19/2011 10:25:13 AM

Good news ,i hope we wont get disappointed :)

Published: 5/19/2011 5:06:09 AM

That's an excellent news. It seems FFG has decided to nont release full faction expansions like Novgorod prefering small multi-faction releases.

I'm curious to see what the new mechanics will be !

Doc Savage
Published: 5/19/2011 12:15:28 AM

Alright - now what do I do? Clearly my Rising Sun faction needs a rewrite!

Great news - more Tannhauser is on the way!

Published: 5/18/2011 8:42:42 PM

This is awesome.  Can't wait to see where else they take this.

Published: 5/18/2011 7:27:56 PM

Is there a chance there will be a new Allied faction?  The British or the French or maybe China to go against the Shogunate.  How about some Sholian monks?

Published: 5/18/2011 6:53:31 PM

daaaang that's too awesome. I was worried that tannhauser would go the way of some of ffg's other acquired games. I was deathly afraid they would release all of the old companies promised figures and then drop the game. I guess my worries were in vain. Wooo I'm pumped.

Published: 5/18/2011 6:15:08 PM

Wow, this is exciting stuff!  I am an avid fan of Tannhauser, and really like the idea of a new faction to allow for new gameplay variation.  I can't wait to see what may be in store for future releases!  Additional maps would be awesome, as would new troops that further push the demonic / eldrich theme!


Published: 5/18/2011 6:01:19 PM

Hey that's what i was going to call my Far East faction.

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