News for August 2011
Veiled Secrets in the Far East 13
Announcing Operation: Hinansho, a new campaign expansion for Tannhäuser
Tannhauser | Published 24 August 2011

While the Union continues to pit new technology against the Reich’s occult magic, the Matriarchy teeters on the brink of civil war due to the rise of the New Guard. Still, the great nations all find themselves with new questions when the forces of Japan send their armies into continental Asia and take Tianjin on the coast of China…

Fantasy Flight Games is pleased to announce an upcoming campaign expansion for Tannhäuser, Operation: Hinansho!

With the Shogunate’s entrance into the war, East Asia draws more attention from the other great powers. Operation: Hinansho expands the Tannhäuser campaign with new maps, rules, secrets, and espionage as it explores intrigues in Japan and the South China Sea.

Enter the Shogunate

A new campaign expansion, Operation: Hinansho transports players to the Far East where the great powers seek answers to the mysteries of the unexplained crash of a Union plane and the sudden abandonment of a Japanese research facility on the island of Hokkaido.

While the great powers react to the Shogunate’s entry to the war, Operation: Hinansho exposes the growing enmity between the Shogunate and Matriarchy. It also outlines new rules for allied forces. The Nippon Accord forged between Shogunate and Reich forces allows players to field a team composed from both powers, and the UMTOMA treaty, signed in response, lets players combine forces from the Union and Matriarchy.

New scenarios give you many exciting ways to pit these allied forces against each other, including optional rules for fielding larger teams on multiple maps.

Fields of intrigue

Operation: Hinansho comes with a double-sided map, and each side depicts a location full of intrigue. The great powers race to recover the secrets from the crashed Union airplane at the Okinawa Crash Site in the South China Sea. Meanwhile, an abandoned research base in northern Japan, Kitamon, is shrouded in mystery as no one knows why it was deserted. Only those who open its sealed doors will be able to uncover the truth.

New rules, circle types, and tokens enhance the story as players can make use of Locked Door circles, Sniper Circles, Covert tokens, and more. Volatile rubble tokens represent new dangers on the battlefield as they explode and deal automatic attack successes against any character who passes through their circles. Operation: Hinansho also gives players all the tokens they need to play the Shogunate faction independently in any scenario and on any map in your Tannhäuser collection.

Seize the initiative

As the great powers turn their attentions to the Far East, will you have what it takes to fend off rival forces and recover vital information? Be the first to uncover the secrets of the Okinawa Crash Site and Kitamon research base. Operation: Hinansho is scheduled for release in the fourth 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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Published: 9/29/2011 8:07:27 PM

Im so looking forward to using bigger teams.

Published: 9/1/2011 12:04:50 PM

 Yes, FFG loves to keep us hanging with Tannhauser.

But at least it is not as bad as it used to be- I remember as early as 2010 it took almost a year to see even a single new figure come out.  Long, agonizing months.

Now it only takes many weeks.  Long agonizing weeks...

Published: 8/31/2011 2:01:24 AM

So, it'll be more in the vein of Daedalus - the labyrinth w/out Asteros!

Published: 8/25/2011 9:03:38 PM

No, I don't think so LETE, it's most likly just the flags, etc.. The stuff not included in the Figure packs, I mean who would want to print doubles of all the figure tokens.

Published: 8/25/2011 5:37:19 PM

What I meant was that if you don't have the figs for "team Shogunate" would this include their cards, equipment & stuff, plus "placeholder tokens..." everything but the figures? 

Published: 8/25/2011 4:20:04 PM

If I have to guess it will include 4 flags tokens with the shogunate symbol on one side and command and objective tokens with the shogunate colors/"flavor".

Published: 8/25/2011 1:30:47 PM

So you get the shogunate tokens in the expansion if you don't have the actual figs?

Published: 8/25/2011 3:57:02 AM

Multiple maps?

So we are finally seeing a reason for having the Castle map in two prints!


Published: 8/25/2011 12:35:11 AM

Wow this sounds cool!  Additionally, the optional rules supporting larger teams and multiple maps sounds incredibly interesting!  I can't wait for this.

Published: 8/24/2011 10:45:35 PM

can't wait for it to be released. 4th quarter or 1st quarter next year?

Published: 8/24/2011 9:40:16 PM

I second Frank the Tank. Why does FFG keep teasing us? LOL

Frank the Tank
Published: 8/24/2011 6:25:42 PM

I'm really liking the attention the game is getting with all the new expansions...

...although I'm also really wondering when any are going to come out, I mean this brings the coming expansions to six now.

The anticipation is killing me haha!

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