Monday, January 31, 2011

February Bonus Token

 

Love Potion No. 9

This powerful concoction was created by a mad Frenchman obsessed with the scent of the woman he could never have.

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Hardware • Any character equipped with “Love Potion No. 9” may not be attacked by characters of the opposite gender. This item prevents only the Attack action, not tests, duels, or damage from other sources, such as grenades.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Heizinger 201, Intermediate Class

Welcome back to good old T.U. Today we’re going to look at the much maligned Marquis General Hermann von Heizinger; maligned not just for being evil, but depending on who you ask, he is either the strongest character or the weakest in the Core Tannhauser set.

We’ll see, after the jump…

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Tannhauser Tuesday: It’s Batman…

No I haven’t stolen Doc Savage’s tag line, his soul, or anything so sinister. But today if you pop over to Savage Tales, you’ll see something very similar, and yet somehow different.

Me and Doc have created two Tannhauser compatible versions of Batman. Doc’s is a very traditional idea of Batman many will recognize, even if your not huge Batman fans.

I on the other hand have created a version of Batman that is far more at home in war. A Batman who not only carries guns, but is willing to use them to their utmost. I have not yet created a story of how this Batman came to be, but if I do it will be posted here.

This week we’ll be posting the Character Sheets and the tokens.

Character Sheet

Batman Card VMiah 4 copy 

Print and Make Tokens

Miah Bat Token Sheet copy

And here is a preview of the rules…

Batman Rule Sheet Miah

Well I hope you all enjoy this, and don’t forget to head over to Savage Tales to see Doc’s version.

Well I’ll be taking an extended break from custom work, after the completion of this Batman project, to work on the Mythopoeia and the Tannhauser University tutorial articles.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Intermediate Combat Training: Smoke Grenades

Note: updated the post to include the jump.

Welcome back to Tannhauser University, today we’ll be looking at Smoke Grenades. I’ll be focusing on how they work and the basics of how to use them. This is not going to be a comprehensive strategy guide to when and where to deploy Smoke Grenades. It’s all after the jump.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Intermediate Combat Training: Overwatch

Note: updated post to include jump.

Welcome to the New Tannhauser University, these will be (hopefully) weekly, how to and tactical training lessons.
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I will always try to put beginner, intermediate, or advanced, in the title to let you know what level of “skill” you may need to use the info in your games.

And let’s get started, it's all after the jump.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

The Grimorians Unveiled

Here are all the print and play pieces for my latest, and last (for a while) AT 43 conversion, now because of the nature of this conversion, almost any five of the standard size AT 43 Therian figs will work. So, without any more delay…

Grim Special Rules

Grim Rules

Grim Tokens

Grim Character Sheet

Here’s a link to the post with a photo of the prototype:

http://miah000.blogspot.com/2011/01/projects-and-updates.html

Friday, January 14, 2011

Tannhauser for Beginners, Day Three…

Welcome back,

After the jump, we’re going to pick up right where we left off in our little Three on Three Deathmatch, and we’ll try to cover as many uses of Command Points as possible. Also we’ll look at Grenades.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Tannhauser for Beginners, Day Two…

Well we’re back again with another, intro to the “art” of Tannhauser.

Today, we’ll be covering the basics of game setup, movement, and combat. And tomorrow we’ll be covering some other “Actions” and more of what Command Points can do.

It’s all that and a bag of chips, after the jump.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Tannhauser for Beginners

I thought that I would take a little break from custom building and work on an introduction to Tannhauser, that will probably be followed by tips and occasional “hot to” articles.

This is a very long article to give new players and those thinking about playing as much information as possible.  There is much, much more after the jump.

Wolf and Daedalus Arrive…

While they didn’t fly in on wax wings, Wolf and Daedalus have arrived here in my gaming bunker.

Just a couple of thing of note as an excellent article on the new Daedalus has been posted on http://teumessa.blogspot.com/, and also I’ve already covered may of the changes from the T.O.Y. edition to the FFG version.

First the one Daedalus note, the Profundis bonus token (seen below) has switched from a Matriarchy Bonus Token to just a simple scenario token; forwarding theories that we may see a lot of Tannhauser art repurposed for the new FFG releases.

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Next a note on Wolf, there’s nothing really new to add here as the Wolf I received was an original T.O.Y./FFG printing, including the version 1.0 rule book. To be honest the box shows much wear that it has to be an original 2007 printing. That said, I’m very glad he is no longer a promo item only, and I also must add his miniature was of very good quality for the Tannhauser line.

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

FFG Announces Equipment Cards

FFG has made all us little Tannhauser fans extremely happy with the announcement of “Equipment Cards”

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From the FFG web site:

The Equipment Cards pack features over 200 full-color cards that conveniently contain all the stats and special rules for every piece of equipment from the first 13 Tannhäuser products released.

One side of these cards features artwork, stats, and rules for the equipment token which it corresponds with, while the other side indicates which character it is for, if applicable. As an added addition, each card indicates what kind of pack (Combat, Stamina, or Command) that particular piece of equipment belongs to for that character, letting you prepare for your game without even opening the rulebook!

Included in the Equipment Cards pack are reference cards for the following products:

Tannhäuser base game
Tannhäuser Operation: Novgorod
Daedalus Map Supplement
Reich and Union Trooper Packs
Single Figure Expansions: Wolf, Yula, Ramirez, Gorgeï, Asteros, Hoax, Hoss, and Oksana

As well as all crate & bonus tokens!

These cards will speed up your game and make it easier to equip your characters on the fly. The Equipment Cards expansion also includes rules reference cards to keep the focus on the game. In addition, future Tannhäuser releases will come with equipment cards such as these in addition to equipment tokens!

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Official story: Classified Weapons Report.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

PROJECTS and UPDATES

Currently I have several AT 43 conversions in the Beta stage, some have been play-tested and probably wont be seeing any changes. In a few weeks (or months) I should be releasing a PDF containing all of my AT 43 conversion in a single book. (let’s keep our fingers crossed)

Other things coming down the pipe: The winter 2011 edition of the Mythopoeia, a custom campaign book, some more Google Sketch-Up based maps, and may be some more character customs.

In other news Rhydderch from the FFG forums has started his own Blog where he will be posting Tannhauser news and his own custom work. Link: http://teumessa.blogspot.com/ Go, check out his first post.

Finally for today a preview of the next AT 43 custom, this time a squad of Therian Storm Golems become the Grimorians a collective race of galactic nomads.

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Here are the rebased AT 43 figs and prototype tokens and Character Card. (Note: the Health Indicator is not the final version by far) This will be a unique faction that shares the same Character Card, equipment, and stats. Trust me it will al make sense when you see the custom rules later.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Daedalus Rules Posted by FFG

FFG has put up a PDF of the Rules for Daedalus, sans scenarios. Daedalus has had a lot of changes since it was first released by T.O.Y. way back in 2008. While I can’t go over everything; here are a few big ones…

First, is the new Outpost of Gevaudan map on the flip side.

Second, is the change of the sniper post art, see below…

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First is the “original” proposed art for the sniper post, second is how it appears in the new manual. Keep in mind these are FFG exclusive, and not in the original release, and I believe only found on the new map.

Third, is the addition of tokens for NPC characters, while the rules state these are only for their given scenarios, they have huge potential for custom scenario building.

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Note: the first image, Field Ops owners will recognize as a member of the Reich (hence the pickelhaube), but now he his the Revenant; they are the guardians of the Labyrinth of Minos. The others represent “troopers” and faceless peasants respectively.

The final thing I’m going to mention is the inclusion of crate tokens “to replace all the original Tannhauser and Novgorod crate tokens.” While I don’t think necessary, now I can play “Tannhauser Memory” with my daughter. : )

Here’s the link to the FFG news story: The Beast Within.

UPDATED

Thanks for the comment Rhydderch, A Pickelhaube is the helmet with a spike on top commonly used by the German army of WW1.

And here is an image of the “Esiendivision” character card from Tannhauser Field Ops courtesy of Doc Savage.

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Please forgive the quality, as Field Ops cards have a very heavy texture making them extremely hard to copy or photograph.

Monday, January 3, 2011

The Untotetruppen Unleashed

If you’ve been following my blog of late, you’ve seen several AT 43 based Tannhauser customs; the latest being the Untotetruppen Frankenstein like monsters based on ONI virus zombies miniatures.

Well now the character cards and tokens are complete:

First the token sheets can be found here (the file is around 10MB):  Untotetruppen Tokens.PDF

Now the document has enough tokens for four sets of Untotetruppen, but I only have character cards for three sets at the moment. So, you will have some extras for your own custom ideas. Or you can ignore the rule about using different tokens for each character in a set.

Next the character cards (appx. 7MB): Untotetruppen CC.PDF

This file includes three character cards for up to six “Untotetruppen”. Also included are back graphics, so when you print the whole document you will get three fronts and three backs.

I find printing them on Avery full sheet labels makes them very easy to assemble. The backs have an extra wide border so they can be folded over like the actual Tannhauser cards. If anyone needs them I’ll post detailed instructions when I have some materials to assemble my own set.

Here is a link to the previous article with the rule sheet: Untotetruppen...

Here are a full set of rebased Untotetruppen (AT 43 ONI Virus Zombie Figs) with “name tags”.

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Their “names” are the German Phonetic Alphabet equivalents of Abel, Baker, Charlie, etc.