ETO Project Update for March 2019
There is news about the ongoing Frank Chadwick's ETO series project and you can read all about it here.
We are working diligently and will keep you appraised... Read more
THUNDER IN THE EAST: A few words from Frank Chadwick
Greetings, grognards and Thunder in the East backers.
Designer Frank Chadwick just left a note on Boardgame Geek here that we wanted to share with you. It gives you a... Read more
Thunder in the East goes Retail Tomorrow!
Hitting the TITE "Street Date"
Due to the good buzz surrounding Thunder in the East, we have received a lot of requests asking whether it will be available at... Read more
Welcome to the Russian Front
By this time, almost all of you have received your reward copies of Thunder in the East.It is edifying to see so many posts and pictures going up on... Read more
Despatches From the West
I have the exciting privilege to report that, at last, shipping notifications are going out (at least from the US warehouse; no word from Europe yet other... Read more
Your TITE Game is at the Warehouse
We have just received the G-2 that your copy of Thunder in the Easthas arrived at the US warehouse (no word on the European warehouse, but their... Read more
Update on PledgeManager Final Days
The Relief Program
We wanted to follow-up yesterday's post with an update regarding shipping addresses on PledgeManager in response to your questions.
With Thunder in the Eastsoon... Read more
The Pledge Manager Oath
UPS Wears Brown, Santa Wears Red
Thunder in the Eastis almost ready to send to you! If you have not already done so, please make sure that you have... Read more
First the Thunder, Then the Deluge
We met with Moe from Moe’s Game Table at BGG.con recently and brought our press-proof copy of Thunder in the Eastso he could have a look at... Read more
TITE PledgeManager - Confirm Pledges by November 15th
In preparation for the incoming shipment of Thunder in the East we will soon be preparing the PledgeManager for sending your copy! Please make any necessary adjustments... Read more
Shipping Payment Ready for Thunder in the East!
As some of you may have noticed, the shipping for Thunder in the Eastis now ready to be paid on PledgeManager! If you have not already, you... Read more
Freighter Whistles in the East
There is excellent news to report, wargamers!
Our operatives in China have spied your copy of Thunder in the Eastnow being loaded onto its proper cargo ship and setting... Read more
New ETO Players Guide article posted
We have made live a new article for the ETO Player's Guide. Please enjoy reading about encirclements and disproportionate casualties to help you in those wars of... Read more
Operation Printing Press
Good new, wargamers!
The color-matching correction and supply dice all look fine, and so with those final corrections approved and made, the final (small) half-sheet of counters has been reprinted... Read more
So You Can See the Elephant
In a recent discussion with designer Frank Chadwick, the configuration of all the maps from all the volumes was a vetted topic. To make your weekend brighter, Alan... Read more
This is why we inspect printer proof copies...
Attention, wargamers! There is news....
We have received and inspected the last proof copy of Thunder in the East and everything looked good -- except one thing. There is a... Read more
Weather Forecast for Thunder in the East
There is news, news, news about your Thunder in the East game. Where to begin?
First, we have made the final payment for printing the games; consequently, many... Read more
Have You Got Change for a Panzer Corps?
This update is to let you know that your Supply Dice are being manufactured now. With the games printed and those dice the final component before assembly, it... Read more
The Dice Must Roll
This is just a newsy update for Thunder in the East and things going on with the ETO game series.
First, the bad news: things are delayed. Now,... Read more
A new ETO Players Guide Article is Posted
Please enjoy the next article in our Frank Chadwick's ETO series. This one is entitled 18 Steps to Victory or Defeat and examines management of Axis attrition during... Read more
ConsimWorld Report: A Player's Perspective
First, we have a bit of news. The corrections for Thunder in the East have been sent to us, inspected, approved, and turned around to the printer. We... Read more
Designer Frank Chadwick is back from ConsimWorld!
A glorious week of gaming and playtesting Frank Chadwick’s ETO series volumes I (Thunder in the East) and II (The Middle Sea) ended with many happy... Read more
Lower European Shipping Cost!
We have found out that we have enough European backers that we can fulfill your pledges from Europe at greatly reduced shipping costs! Huzzah!
We are estimating that... Read more
Greetings Thunder in the East backers!
We just wanted to post an update letting you know how this project is going and where it is headed.
We have turned around... Read more
Adopting a Reserve(d) Attitude
Hello again, Thunder in the East backers!
We just wanted to let you know that a new Players Guidearticle has just been released by Alan Emrich and John Tiehen.... Read more
Thunder in the FAR East
Your intrepid band of game developers have made every effort to thoroughly inspect every component of this mini-monster wargame and now, exhausted, we have sent it off to the printer.... Read more
Air Units in Frank Chadwick's ETO video
Hello again, Thunder in the East backers!
The word is that we are transmitting the corrected files to the printer, thus putting the ball back in their court. Now, everything... Read more
The ETO Series Marches On!
We are almost finished turning around the corrections for the first print-proof version of Thunder in the Eastwith the printer. It is very tedious and meticulous work to try... Read more
Rumblings of Thunder in the East
The first printer-proof copy of Thunder in the East arrived from the printer a few days ago. This is the version that allows us to inspect the components and print... Read more
The Gathering Clouds
We met our printer for Thunder in the East last month at the GAMA Trade Show and discussed this project at length. The takeaway for both sides was that this... Read more
Great Times Playing ETO With the Dev Team!
Alan's scheduling this event over Easter Weekend was not conducive to vast attendance, so we're trying again with three different meetings this week if you would like to join us for... Read more
Join the ETO Development Team on vassal this weekend!
This Friday night (3/30/18) at 7:30 PM (to about 10:00 PM) Pacific Time, and again this Sunday morning(4/1/18) at 10:00 AM (to about 12:30) Pacific Time, join the ETO... Read more
Face-to-Face with the Printer
A delegation from Victory Point Games has just returned from the GAMA (Game Manufacturers Association) Trade Show in Reno, Nevada. It was a great show for Thunder in the East ... Read more
Publisher Alan Emrich and his wargaming buddy since High School, Jeff Nyquist, have been playing a campaign game of late that has progressed to the turning of the weather in... Read more
Thunder in the East and The Middle Sea
Just to break the silence...
Thunder in the East has been sent to the printer! Unfortunately, that means it arrived just in time for Chinese New Year, so it is... Read more
Thunder in the East Pledge Manager is now Live!
We are pleased to announce that the Pledge Manager for Thunder in the East is now live! You can now log in and modify your pledge. Please note: ... Read more
The Importance of Reacting (and not Overreacting) in the ETO Series
Hello, Thunder in the East backers. As promised, here is the next Player's Guide article for you. In Frank Chadwick's ETO series, when it is your opponent's turn you do... Read more
Roll on Thunder
Behind the scenes, your ETO development team has been assiduously preparing to ship the files for Thunder in the Eastto the printer; by the time you read our next... Read more
Thunder in the East: Doing the Deadline Dance
Greetings, fellow wargamers!
We wanted to give you a glimpse over our collective shoulders to let you know that all of the files for Thunder in the Eastare cooked.... Read more
Thundering to a Close
Well, backers, you are an amazing lot! When we began working on this game project many years ago we were not sure what your reaction would be to a new... Read more
A Man with a Plan
What’s Shaking? Not These Dice... (but that's a good thing)
You have unlocked a stretch goal that the development team really hoped you would reach! We want these nine new Supply dice every bit as much as you... Read more
So Much for the Weather in Thunder in the East
Today we go live with a newETO Player's Guide article on the workings of weather in Vol. I: Thunder in the East.Nothing can change the nature of momentum... Read more
Your Support Dice are on a roll!
Congratulations, Thunder in the East backers! You have once again upgraded the game's super-cool Support Dice. What began as silk-screened images you have previously improved to etched images, but now... Read more
Ready for inspection: The TITE Scenario book
The Thunder in the East Scenario book is now live and ready for your inspection! Enjoy reading the six full scenarios for Barbarossa, Typhoon, Case Blue, Uranus, Citadel, and Bagration... Read more
Asymmetrical Warfare in THUNDER IN THE EAST
Historians examining the war in the east during WWII always note the differences in the force structures and weapon types between the Axis and Soviet combatants. Some venture even further,... Read more
New and Improved
We are pleased to announce the arrival of the official Thunder in the East vassal module upgrade! It is a .zip file that you can download from our beta test... Read more
Nothing up our Sleeve!
Congratulations, Thunder in the East backers, you have unlocked the last Event card stretch goal! This raises the project's starting decks by a full 30%. The Axis deck has grown... Read more
Pick a Card, Any Card
Here is a new Player's Guide article for you entitled Pick a Card, Any Card about the Event cards in Thunder in the East.The thing you need to... Read more
ETO Reference book ready for inspection!
For your reading pleasure, the ETO Reference book from Thunder in the East is reporting for inspection! It is an illustrated glossary of key terms and concepts in the game and... Read more
Historical Barbarossa Setup -- Update Unlocked!
Congratulations, Thunder in the East backers!
When this campaign is concluded we will have ready for you to download a .pdf file with the historical setup for all of the... Read more
ETO: The Plane Truth
Designer Insights through a Fighter's Gun Sights
Now added to the ETO Central Information Hub is a new Player's Guide article from designer Frank Chadwick, The Plane Truth.... Read more
A happy New Year everyone! We are grateful to you that 2018 is off to a great start with another stretch goal unlocked and five more cards being added to ... Read more
For Your ETO Series Reading Pleasure
We very much wanted to make sure you knew that we have created for you a central hub webpage for everything relating to Frank Chadwick's ETO series and in particular... Read more
New Stretch Goal Cards Unlocked!
Great news everyone! We have just hit our next stretch goal adding even more Event cards for your careful selection consideration in Thunder in the East. Take a look at... Read more
New Player's Guide Article: The Death and Rebirth of Soviet Mechanized Forces
We have been releasing a complete series of Player's Guide articles for Thunder in the East. If you wish to catch up on those and everything else we are tracking... Read more
Third Stretch Goals Unlocked - Etched Dice!
Just like that, we’ve hit our third stretch goal which means the the screen printed support dice are now going to be etched!
The next stretch goal on the list... Read more
Two Stretch Goals Unlocked!
Thank you, everyone! We woke up to a wonderful surprise this morning. Not only did you fully fund this project in only 8 hours, but you have reached the first... Read more
The Campaign Is Funded!
Thank you all for the stupendous first day for this project! Frank Chadwick’s ETO series is now officially realized, and we will be able to bring this fantastic mini-monster size... Read more