News for June 2011
Death from the Shadows 10
Announcing Mizu, a single figure expansion for Tannhäuser
Tannhauser | Published 07 June 2011

She slipped in through the window, and the guard was dead before her feet touched the floor. She found the key in his breast pocket and dragged his body to the nearest closet. The key would get her one level deeper. After that, she would exhaust the information she gleaned during her tour as the Shogunate’s diplomat. Of course, the challenge of working her way through the castle’s unrevealed defenses was what excited her most. The rest of the mission was proving far too easy…

Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce Mizu, an upcoming single figure expansion for Tannhäuser! Officially an “international liason” for the Shogunate, Mizu Kage prefers to conduct her diplomacy with Willow and Winding Stream, her deadly sai blades. She has twice saved “the Daimyo” from certain death and three times taken down misguided Reich soldiers who thought to betray their tentative alliance with the Shogunate. Most recently, Mizu Kage was charged by the Lord of Spiritual Wellness Yami Seimei to collect information that the Shogunate’s Reich allies have been withholding. As she works toward the inevitable completion of her task, Mizu Kage keeps to the shadows like a whisper of wind through the night trees.

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With her sai, shuriken, and happo, she can decide to tread a path of blood or conduct an infiltration, unseen and unheard. As a member of the Shogunate, Mizu Kage may partner with forces from the Reich, according to the Nippon Accords, or she may feature in a team made exclusively from Shogunate characters.

Mizu comes complete with a sculpted and painted miniature, character sheet, tokens for her equipment, and a rulebook with a unique scenario, designed to pit her team against that of a thief from the Union or the Matriarchy.

Keep your eyes peeled for this Shogunate Hero. Mizu will slip onto store shelves in the third quarter of 2011.

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 12:13:20 PM

well, the Russian matriarchy isn't really a traditional stereotype.

That being said, I cannot wait to add the shogunate to my game.

Published: 6/8/2011 1:09:55 AM

all japanese are ninjas in these games, for the same reason all germans are mad scientists, and all americans have giant ray guns.

Frank the Tank
Published: 6/7/2011 2:11:34 PM

Peacekeeper_b, I know its not a matter of them being real and I understand the cliche of fictional Japan being an old culture stereotype, what I'm saying is in the world of Tannhauser it's pretty much a given.

Published: 6/7/2011 1:16:03 PM

can't wait to add shogunate figures to my collection

Published: 6/7/2011 6:09:25 AM

Ooooh, cant wait for the entire faction to be revealed. :)

I wonder if they are getting a big box expansion like the matriarchy did? 

Published: 6/7/2011 5:12:09 AM

Its not an issue of ninjas/samurai being real. Its a issue that every time the Japanese are used in a setting, its as ninjas and samurai. I bet when they show up in Dust, they are ninjas as well.

Frank the Tank
Published: 6/6/2011 7:10:38 PM

Since the alternate history has Imperial Japan still in the swing of things, emphasizing one's culture in the military doesn't seem that crazy... I mean the Matriarchy are a more extreme example having used powers from Eastern European folklore... at least ninjas, samurai were real.

Published: 6/6/2011 6:43:03 PM

Yeah I get to give more money to FFG so they can make more cool stuff.


I will say only this about the always ninja/samurai thing, this is Japanese waring states era inspired, and has little to do with China, Laos, Korea, Vietnam, Tailand, etc. So it would be more too the point in this case why are all Japanese ninjas/samurais.

Because their cool, even the Japanese think so.

Published: 6/6/2011 6:31:51 PM

Why is it that in all sci-fi/fantasy all asians are Ninjas or Samurai?

Frank the Tank
Published: 6/6/2011 6:06:20 PM

Well this character looks... kind of fetishistic (is that even a word) but then again the Tannhauser universe sure is crazy, which is the appeal haha!

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