12 July 2012

Announcing Frankenstahl, a Tannhäuser Miniature

Plus, Information Regarding the Future of Tannhäuser

“Service to the Reich – may it never end."       –A vow recited each morning by citizens of the Reich

The black alchemy of Baron Oberst Reimard Von Karloff, along with the magic of the hermetics that serve him, bring the writhing mass of flesh and pistons known as the Frankenstahl to life. Enemies of the Reich cannot deny the danger this poses, both to the freedom of the world and to the very laws of nature themselves.

Fantasy Flight Games is pleased to announce the upcoming release of the Frankenstahl Single Miniature Pack for Tannhäuser! This horrifying expansion includes one beautifully painted figure and accompanying character sheet, a twelve-page rulebook with an all-new scenario, and all the tokens and equipment cards necessary to bring this deadly abomination to your battles.

Vengeance on the Living

Though citizens of the Reich are taught to swear undying allegiance to their nation, few understand the horrifyingly literal meaning this vow can take. Those conscripted into the service of the Reich’s 18th Eisendivision are, upon death, placed on ice to await the scalpels of Baron Oberst Reimard Von Karloff and his ethically flexible surgeo-techs. When the need arises, their bodies are sewn together and pumped full of vitriolic adrenaline. Their souls are torn back from the afterlife, and electricity is grounded through their body. The rage trapped within the abomination brings the monsters known as Frankenstahls to life, screaming in pain and horror.

The arms of these tortured machine-men are forced into weapons created to both destroy the enemy and instill abject terror, harnessing the monsters’ anger and pain. From cannons on their arms, eerily luminescent sludge is splattered over the battlefield, eating into armor and freezing up as the resinous liquid hardens. Meanwhile, massive hydraulic hammer hands clamp into and tear holes in the sides of tanks and stone alike. When one Frankenstahl takes the field, even the most experienced of soldiers runs in fear; but when the Reich unleashes an entire squad of these unholy horrors, few foes are left to tell the tale.

Frankenstahl rises in the fourth quarter of 2012, so keep checking back as we present a series of previews!

An Important Update on Tannhäuser

With the release of Frankenstahl later this year, FFG's development of new content for the Tannhäuser board game will be taking a rest. We feel the Tannhäuser line, with its many options, is currently robust enough to offer a great play experience for new and veteran players alike. We’re happy to say that after six years of publishing, Tannhäuser has matured to include four playable factions, three large expansions, and eighteen miniature packs. With this in mind, we lay aside its further development with pride and move to till other fields. The Tannhäuser board game and its expansions remain in print for the time being, so new players should have clear access to explore the chronic conflict on their game tables at any time.

We remain genuine fans of Tannhäuser and its universe. We have no doubt that sometime in the future we'll return to explore new game experiences among its dark and winding paths.

As always, thank you for your support.


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