M2H and Blackmill Games announced today that they are working on a new entry on their 1914-1918 World War One series, a standalone expansion to Verdun titled Tannenberg. Players will experience the horrors of WW1 in a new front, fighting as part of the Russian or Austro-Hungarian armies, and the battles will be more mobile than the ones depicted in Verdun, since the Eastern Front didn’t see the same kind of trench warfare as the West. A new 64 player game mode will attempt to capture the mobile nature of the Eastern Front battles, forcing players to learn new skills if they wish to survive in the diverse landscapes of Tannenberg.
Tannenberg is the latest entry in the 1914-1918 WW1 Game Series that started with WW1 FPS Verdun, expanding the focus to encompass the Eastern Front. Warfare on the border of the Russian Empire offers a fresh experience for new and veteran players alike, with new squads and weapons, open maps that give players tactical freedom, and a whole new 64 player game mode!
This historical game takes place across the lakes, forests, and snowy plains of the Eastern Front – it was inspired by the Battle of Tannenberg in 1914 where the Russian Second Army was dealt a heavy blow by the Germans. Tannenberg offers a range of game modes – including the exciting new mode reflecting the different nature of war on the Eastern Front – and a wealth of historical detail: realistic WW1 weaponry, authentic uniforms, horrendous gore, and maps based on real battlefields, this time in the forests, plains and mountains along the border between the Russian Empire and the Central Powers.
Tannenberg key features include:
- Realistic World War 1 gameplay
- Tactical squad-based FPS
- Warfare on the Eastern Front
- Majestic backdrops and map detail
- Variety of game modes for player counts of up to 64
Experience World War One on the Eastern Front
It’s all-out war on the Eastern Front! From artillery barrages and poison gas to the deadly machinegun and humble rifle, there are many weapons to master. The battlefield is a dangerous place, and a little thought will help you stay alive – lead your shots, keep your eyes open, and be ready to engage in ferocious close combat at any moment.
Authentic Eastern Front Warfare
The development team is aiming to recreate the atmosphere of the Eastern Front with the same level of accuracy as in Verdun. Uniforms have been recreated to the tiniest detail, the weapons are modeled to exact references and the maps use realistic props and terrain layouts.