Out now on Steam, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, Tannenberg is a standalone expansion to WW1 multiplayer FPS Verdun, taking the 1914-1918 WW1 Game Series to the Eastern Front. Warfare between the Russian Empire and the Central Powers is a tense battle for dominance – stay close to your squad to survive!
Tannenberg brings the massive battles of the Eastern Front in WW1 to life with players fighting for control of key sectors of the battlefield, each one offering a distinct strategic advantage. Warfare between the Russian Empire, Germany, and their allies offers a fresh experience for first person shooter players and history aficionados alike.
There are seven squads, 50+ weapons, eight large maps that give players tactical freedom, and full AI bot support so you can experience epic battles at any time! Everything has been recreated with the same attention to detail seen in Verdun, the first entry in the WW1 Game Series.
This historical game takes place across the lakes, forests, mountains and snowy plains of the Eastern Front - it was inspired by the Battle of Tannenberg in 1914, one of the most iconic encirclement battles in history. Players will be able to master a range of authentically modelled equipment brought to the field by Russian Frontovik and Cossack squads, the renowned Latvian Riflemen, or the Roumanian infantry squad., Alternatively they can join the Central Powers to serve in an Austro-Hungarian K.u.K. unit, with the German Infanterie, or in the Bulgarian rifle section.
Tannenberg offers several game modes - including the exciting Maneuver game mode reflecting the nature of war on the Eastern Front, as players battle across large maps where the objectives and battle lines are always shifting. Survive the deadly battles by working together with your four man squad and utilizing your distinctive skills. There is a wealth of historical detail including realistic WW1 weaponry, authentic uniforms, horrendous gore, and maps based on real battlefields.
Tannenberg key features include:
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Recently we shared a dev blog about the German rifle. We would like to continue this trend and shed some light on a different German class for this week.
During World War One, Germany (and other nations) made use of assault troops, building a certain reputation for it. They would be fielding minimal equipment, armed with grenades and light rifles/pistols. In 1918 submachine guns were added to their loadout. The stormtroopers were made up of well-trained & experienced soldiers led by largely autonomous decision-making commanders. Their expertise and role was to break the impasse of trench warfare. Known as; mobile, ruthless, and effective - these troops are prevalent in WW1 imagery to this day.
The Stoßtruppen in Isonzo showcase some classic characteristics you might know. Some of these are; the reinforced leather knee patches, grenades worn on the belt, grenade bags/chest plate, the gas mask worn at a readied position for immediate access. This all contributed to a general ‘lighter’ kind of equipment, which we mentioned earlier. Additionally, it wasn’t uncommon to see them with a trench dagger, like many assault forces during the war.
Let’s take a closer look at some of their equipment items!
The concept of the grenade was not something new during WW1, as it has been around for centuries. Prior to the Great War, it wasn’t an especially popular and effective piece of military equipment. With the introduction of Trench Warfare, the grenade became an increasingly apparent item.
The grenade was a useful tool for clearing entrenched positions such as bunkers and dugouts. Its efficiency for this purpose provided the standard infantry man a form of mobile light artillery. Its design changed and adopted during this new worldwide conflict and type of warfare it was now used in.
The grenade effectively gave the standard infantryman a form of mobile light artillery, and the designs adopted during the conflict borrowed many features from their predecessors.
Portable, powerful, simple, and easy to use – the German stick grenade would become intertwined with World War One imagery.
Appearing first in 1915, the stick grenade was a concussive blast grenade (unlike the French F1 and British Mills bomb) which didn’t always kill but would often stun opponents instead. The shape of the grenade was ideal for throwing and the short fuse made it a difficult weapon to avoid for the enemy.
Made out of a wooden handle, grenade head and fuse, it came with a hook on the grenade head making it carriable on the belt. Its shape made it quite safe to use accurately, as it was less likely to roll, compared with the rounder hand grenades of the period.
A faulty element of the original 1915 grenade was the pull cord located at the base, which could lead to accidental triggers. Therefore the new 1916 design introduced a small screw cap, which hid the cord (with a porcelain bead) safely located within the grenade’s wooden handle.
The German grenades came with a variety of different heads such as our M16 variant, which has the older Brennzünder 15 style grenade head. The M17 design in general was more streamlined and had a smaller grenade head. This was due to the more powerful explosive Trinitrotoluene that was used in these models.
Famous through both the First and Second World Wars, many variants of this simple design would be adopted throughout the years by multiple nations – though eventually the smaller compact style of the F1/Mills style grenade design eventually took over.
Further adding to the German arsenal is the M17 Eierhandgranate (literally meaning ‘egg hand grenade’). Although the stick grenades showed their effectiveness on the battlefield, the German forces recognized a need for other grenade types. This led to the introduction of several small grenade designs that resemble a hen’s egg, hence the name. The n/A (Neuer Art / new model) improved on earlier models which were entirely smooth - not ideal for handling in the wet and mud that characterized many World War One battlefields.
This small grenade proved to be extremely portable but underpowered compared with the Stielhandgranate. It is not uncommon to see German troops with a plate worn on the chest for quick grenade usages. Effective in offensives, it was especially popular with assault roles. Photographs of this are rare as the grenades were often conveniently housed in a tunic pocket.
4th and 5th soldier holding an egg hand grenade and plate
In 2017, we discovered this unearthed grenade during our trip to Fort Douaumont, which is near Verdun. With the grenade head of an older style M15 – we made sure we didn’t touch it!
It was most likely an unwelcome, but unsurprising discovery by someone metal detecting.
It has gotten cold on the Eastern Front. The winter and snow have made it a difficult terrain for the soldiers to battle on. However, they’re not the only ones being affected by the cold season and the war. Like a soldier, the wolf awaits his moment to attack his prey in the woods...
Starting today until November 28, you can participate in the Wolf Truce in Tannenberg on PC! Hold the truce and obtain a special medal!
See you next week, soldiers!
Today is November 11th - Remembrance Day. Also known as Poppy Day, this memorial day is observed by Commonwealth members since the end of World War One...
Play Tannenberg now for free and get ready for Isonzo - first footage has been revealed..
Today we introduce the Fior map in Isonzo, part of the Strafexpedition Offensive.
Today’s dev blog looks at the melee combat options available in Isonzo.
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This looks great! Great job!
So there will be later a standalone expansion for Italy and Middle East?