Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Hysterical Games: World War Two Fantasy Panzerfäuste Wargame Previewed

Hysterical Games: Hysterical Games is to produce a new version of the classic “WW2 fantasy” miniatures game Panzerfäuste. 

If you don’t know what Panzerfäuste is, in the most basic terms it is a game where standard fantasy races replace humans as the protagonists in WW2. So we have “German” Dwarves, “French” Gnomes, “British” Orcs etc.

The new version will be a completely different game to the original. The first edition was a section level skirmish game, the new version will be a reinforced platoon level mass battle game for thirty to fifty figures a side. This means that not only will the basic infantry be produced for the game, but we will also be producing support weapons along with the armoured war-beasts that take on the role of tanks in the world of Panzerfäuste.

The original skirmish game will not die and will continue to be available and you can use the new miniatures with it, so in effect there will be two Panzerfäuste games available for you to play, a squad level skirmish one and a platoon level mass battle one depending on what takes your fancy.

We will be starting the project by concentrating on the start of the Great Dwarven War in Panzerfäuste, focusing our initial efforts on the Dwarf, Gnome, Orc and Troglodyte armies. After that we will move onto the Dark Elves, Ogres, Rats etc and then…. Well, let’s just say the list of armies and troop types that we want to see produced is extremely long!

A team of sculptors, artists and writers are currently busy working on some wonderful new miniatures and some beautiful colour art for the game, as well as the rulebook itself. So please keep following this page where we will be posting regular updates and sneak peaks of the miniatures and artwork as soon as we can. I hope you are as excited by this news as we at Hysterical Games are. Hopefully, together, we can make Panzerfäuste the game of 2015 – and beyond!

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