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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Achtung Cthulhu!

Achtung Cthulhu is is a tabletop RPG from Modiphius that blends World War Two action with the Lovcraftian world of Eldritch horror which so many gamers love. Kickstarter backers of Heroes of Normandie can get a taste of this world with the Achtung Cthulhu Module (AC Mod) for HoN.

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The AC Mod includes two punchboards and three map tiles. The punchboards include several characters from the AC world, like intrepid investigators and dark cultist Nazi officers. Also found on the boards are some of the Lovecraftian creatures that haunt the nightmares of us all, like the Mi-GO, or the Hound of Tindalos.

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The three map boards are really the highlight of the module. Featuring foreboding forests and a cemetery on the front and dark underground facilities on the reverse.

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These two very different map styles allow players to create a variety of scenarios, moving between above and below ground. The above ground tiles blend well with the tiles from the base game, allowing you to easily create larger battle fields.

As a fan of the weird war genera I’m quite enjoying the Achtung Cthulhu add on, and would encourage anyone with even a passing interest in games like Tannhauser or Incursion to give it a try. Especially since the awesome Tannhauser is long since out of production, and getting quite hard to find.

If you’re enjoying the AC Mod, be sure to checkout the upcoming Shadows Over Normandie, a full-fledged expansion for HoN featuring Modiphius’ Achtung Cthulhu world and characters. It should be available late this year (Winter 2014).

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That is all.