If you're playing with the original rulebook, you may not enjoy Tannhauser very much. I understand why. This new, revised edition is definitely worth the extra expense - it steamlines the game and is said to slant the market towards Eurogamers, rather than War Gamers. I personally don't see the huge dichotomy in terms of one ruleset to the other; I just think this is a huge improvement, really helping out a game that needed reworking. Get it!