Saturday, June 16, 2012

#37: Tannhauser (Mark's 100 - 2012)


Mark's Ranking
  • 2012: 37th
  • 2010: 98th
  • 2005: prior to publication
  • rank: 1065
  • rating: 6.46
Print Status
  • in print
Why It's On The List
  • It's like Hellboy, Harry Turtledove & Halo rolled into one... a plethora of pre-painted minis coupled with a terrific mapboard system for line of sight, all set in a a crazy alt-history universe.
Tips & Tricks:
    • You MUST get the Revised Rules... they substantially improve the game (and all of the most recent expansions are designed for the Revised Rules.).
    • Make sure you understand the strengths & weaknesses of the character(s) you control - just like a RPG, you need to play the character, not simply your favorite style of combat.
    • The expansions are not strictly necessary - but they sure are nifty. I'm really enjoying the new Shogunate faction. (The picture above is a mix of various factions & expansions.)
    • There are two novels set in the alt-history universe of Tannhauser - one of which has not yet been published.
    • Here's what I wrote about Tannhauser for my 2010 Top 100 list.

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