Fantasy Flight's Tannhäuser marathon continues with the release of Oksana Gusarenko, who is affiliated with the New Guard and can fight with either the Union or with the Matriarchy, but she will not join a team that includes Zor'ka.
Oksana was banished from her order after attempting to overcome the will of the ancient god Vetchorka. The psychic feedback from this caused the destruction of Project SVAROG and her banishment. While exiled at a Kizhi monastery, she uncovered a trove of abandoned projects and set out to build her own weapons, including her own Voïvodes.
Oksana always comes with her two Voïvodes (they replace a trooper on the team). She also selects equipment differently than other Heroes.
Oksana Gusarenko is an interesting character. She does not follow the normal Equipment Pack rules. Instead she gets always gets the following tokens: Vesper and Lucifer. Vesper is her power staff - it can be used like a normal Hand-to-Hand weapon, or she can use it to attack any character that is on any path that is adjacent to her.
Lucifer (the glove) allows her to activate "a pair" of Voïvodes. These can be any Voïvodes and they can be anywhere on the board - even if they have already been activated. Those Voïvodes can be activated again in the same turn.
Oksana's 3rd token is any single Voïvode token. Each Voï-vode on her team may take ad- vantage of this token.
Her last spot is left for a bonus token or for placing items picked up during the game.
Oksana's Voïvodes each get 2 tokens from either the Oksana booklet or from the Voïvodes in the Core Rulebook (page 63). These tokens include:
Displacement Module - The Voïvode can pass through other
F.A.S. - This Voïvode can 'repair' characters that have the capacity to be repaired. My Moeller robot, for instance. Oh, and Voïvodes.
Oksana also gets 4 Challenges like the other expansion packs plus 3 bonus and 3 crate tokens.
Fantasy Flight has kept up the quality on these new releases and I think they provide some good variety for the game.