|Tannhauser | Published 21 August 2009|
As announced at the In Flight Report at Gen Con Indy 2009 (Watch the In Flight video on this page), Fantasy Flight Games has announced that it has acquired the rights to the Tannhäuser game system, formerly published by Take on You, Ltd.
"We're happy to bring this great game into the Fantasy Flight Games family," said John Grams, Senior Vice President for Business Development at FFG. "We have a lot of great ideas for the future of the line, and we know the game's fans will be happy to see more content!"
Tannhäuser is a game of alternate history where The Great War never ended, and features fast, innovative gameplay and pre-painted miniatures, with three competing forces (the Union, the Reich, and the Matriarchy) engaged in combat using a mixture of high-tech weaponry and horror.
FFG will continue to release new Tannhäuser products, including the upcoming Daedalus expansion, as well as troop packs for the Union and Reich, four new figures, and will publish a Second Edition of the base game, fully compatible with the original release, beginning in late 2009.
Tannhäuser is a squad-based board game for 2-10 players, set in a Uchronic past. WWI has never ended and the forces of the Reich have turned to the oocult. 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.
Figure packs are what I want to get details on ASAP. And I wouldn't mind seeing FFG doing away with the Pathfinder System, to allow players to more easily come up with their own maps and scenarios using tiles from other games such as Doom.
I wonder how innovative FFG finds the Pathfinder LOS rules to be. When I first read of them, I figured it would work fine, but then getting the oh-so-dark gameboard and having difficulty distinguishing the various colors unless under optimal lighting soured me on it. That and the fact that so many of the paths were so obvious being single-wide corridors . But I digress from the news.
Would be nice to see the Daedalus board offered at a nicely low price as a way to say thank you to patient fans and welcome new players in.
This was awsome news! Im a new tannhäuser owner, and i think it rocks (if you get through the painfully bad manual).
Sorry for the double post (and grammar error)...just that excited I suppose ^_^
WOOT! This games lives yet! And maybe we won't have to wait for translations now?! =D