News for September 2011
Fearless and Innumerable 11
Announcing the upcoming Matriarchy Troop Pack for Tannhäuser
Tannhauser | Published 12 September 2011

“They are as numberless as the waves upon the shore. We can only hope to defeat them through superior tactics.”
      –from an intercepted Japanese report

With pride in the motherland, the innumerable soldati of the Matriarchy march forward – faith in their gods and honor for their leaders carrying them onward when their bodies fail.

Fantasy Flight Games is thrilled to announce the upcoming release of the Matriarchy Troop Pack for Tannhäuser! This useful addition further expands the Matriarchy faction by adding two stunningly painted miniatures (one Boepripacy Soldat and one Zazigag Soldat), along with game tokens, equipments cards, and a detailed 12-page rulebook with an all-new scenario.

The Boepripacy Soldat

The army of the Matriarchy is a well-oiled machine, kept in working shape due to the constant vigil kept by the Directorate and the Commissariat. A delicate balance of tradition, zeal, and fear keeps the soldati of the Matriarchy from giving up in the face of their determined enemies.

Exceptional soldati, found to be utterly loyal to the gods and unwilling to flee in the face of danger, are made boepripacy – ammunition soldati. These fearless warriors carry the majority of the ammo for their squadmates, who will do everything in their power to keep the boepripacy alive. The extra ammunition is held in specially locked cases that can only be unlocked by the boepripacy. Thus, if a boepripacy dies, the unit cannot hope to last long.

The Zazigag Soldat

Armed with the Gnev Bogov Ognemet, a flamethrower capable of calling down the judgment of the Slavic gods, the Zazigag Soldati are elite warriors who have distinguished themselves in combat. Only by displaying the utmost faith and loyalty to the Matriarchy may a soldat be trusted with such a devastating weapon.

Attacks with the Gnev Bogov Ognemet bathe their target in agonizing flame, and the weapon’s explosive range is such that anyone standing nearby will likewise be engulfed. Such an attack damages mind at least as much as body, leaving witnesses in a state of shock and terror. It is no wonder, therefore, that Zazigag Soldati are among the most hardened of Matriarchy soldiers. Not only are they accustomed to war’s most horrific sights, but they thrive on them.

Begin the Siege

Ready for your first mission with these loyal soldiers? The included scenario pits a Nippon Accords force against an alliance of UMTOMA soldiers, as the Reich’s Karl Zermann attempts to recover an ancient artifact for Von Heïzinger.

Keep checking back for more on Tannhäuser, and look for the Matriarchy Troop Pack on store shelves 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: 9/13/2011 12:50:17 AM

The Russians love their children too. Hence their soldiers marching off to war.

Published: 9/12/2011 9:14:31 AM

this looks awesome! When I saw the tagline I was like "wait, really, extra voivodes?" This is much better and much much cooler.

Published: 9/12/2011 5:57:59 AM

 Excellent! I have always preferred to play Russians!

Published: 9/10/2011 3:42:14 AM

Finally! Those troops were long in coming.

Published: 9/10/2011 12:56:45 AM

Fantastic news... I always felt the Matriarchy was a little short on setup options. It will be nice to have some new choices.

Published: 9/9/2011 10:25:52 PM

about time, i can't wait til they are released

Published: 9/9/2011 4:55:03 PM

Oh wow!  This is just awesome news, these alternate troopers will introduce a great deal of variation into pure-Matriarchy forces.  I'm also very intrigued by both the ammunition and flamethrower mechanics hinted at above.  How cool!

Published: 9/9/2011 4:34:20 PM

Yeah, it seems that FFG has finally dedicated the same kind of ressource to Tannhauser than to their other main IP !!!!

Published: 9/9/2011 3:52:50 PM

Oh, I meant all of your voivodes... and it will be interesting what Zor´ka will look like without her farbergé Eggs ;-)

Published: 9/9/2011 3:50:44 PM

Coool - I must have them... ok, I have everything from TH, but hey, they look pretty cool and you can forget one pair of Voivodes

Published: 9/9/2011 2:42:35 PM

Yeah, no more homcidal fabrge eggs.

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