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Welcome to the online information nexus for Frank Chadwick's ETO series of WWII European Theater wargames. Here are the official forums we frequent to answer your questions and post announcements:
Official ETO Facebook Group
Official ETO ConsimWorld Forum
Official Thunder in the East Boardgame Geek Forum
Thunder in the East Rules book
Thunder in the East Scenario book
Thunder in the East Reference book
Thunder in the East Errata & ETO Retrofit rules (20 November 2018 version)
Official Thunder in the East Free Vassal Kit
(v1.0 coming soon)
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Frank Chadwick's ETO vol. I: Thunder in the East
OFFICIAL PLAYER'S GUIDEThese links will become active as these articles are published online.
Section I: Designer's Notes and Analysis
Frank Chadwick's ETO Design Philosophy by Frank ChadwickModeling the German Army in ETO by Frank ChadwickModeling the Soviet Army in ETO by Frank ChadwickThe Death and Birth of the Soviet Mechanized Forces by Frank ChadwickThe Plane Truth by Frank ChadwickDeconstructing Factional Asymmetry in TitE by Alan EmrichPick a Card, Any Card by Alan EmrichSo Much for the Weather by Alan Emrich
Section II: Player's Guide – Land
"L'audace, encore l'audace, et toujour l'audace" by Alan EmrichHow to Lose as the Axis during Barbarossa by Frank ChadwickA Fistful of Rubles by Kevin RoustFor a Few Rubles More by Kevin Roust18 Steps to Victory or Defeat by Alan EmrichOur Chief Weapon is Supplies by Alan Emrich and Lance McMillanIsn't That Special (Movement)? by John TiehenWhat the Rail? by Alan EmrichWhen to Build 'Em Up and Break 'Em Down by Alan EmrichThe Importance of Combat Phase Reactions by Alan EmrichNothing up My Sleeve! by Alan Emrich with John Tiehen
Section III: Player's Guide – Air
Working the Air Force Ground Crews by John TiehenRed Phoenix: The Fall and Rise of the Soviet Air Force by John TiehenLuftwaffe Blues by John TiehenHitting the Silk by Alan EmrichWe're on a Mission by Alan EmrichThe Fighter Commander's Guide to Air Combat by Alan Emrich
Section IV: The Campaign Game Player's Guide
Flagging Morale in the Campaign Game by Frank ChadwickETO's Economic Model by Frank ChadwickGuerrillas in their Midst by Alan EmrichStrategic Bombing for Fun and Profit by Kevin RoustTurning Point: Changing the Strategic Initiative by Alan Emrich
Section V: The Big Picture
ETO Volume V: Victory at Any Cost Preview by ??ETO Victory at Any Cost: The Battle for the North Atlantic by ??ETO Wilderness Theaters: Big News for Small Units by ??ETO Theater Regions: Concessions for Logistics by ??ETO Expansion Packs by ??ETO Combined Tabletop Footprint by Alan Emrich
Section VI: After-Action Reports & Replays
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Sevastopol a ConsimWorld playtest by Daniel DuldigWhen TITE Takes an Interesting Turn: Part I by Alan Emrich with Jeff NyquistWhen TITE Takes an Interesting Turn: Part II by Alan Emrich with Jeff NyquistWhen TITE Takes an Interesting Turn: Part III by Alan Emrich with Jeff NyquistWhen TITE Takes an Interesting Turn: Part IV by Alan Emrich with Jeff Nyquist
Thunder in the East: A First-time Player's Perspective (from ConsimWorld 2018) by Christian Snyder
Thunder in the East ConsimWorld 2017 Expo(se) by the VPG Staff
Interview with Frank Chadwick: Designer of VPG's Thunder in the East by The Player's Aid
Interview with Frank Chadwick by Grognard.com
Interview with Alan Emrich by Grognard.com
Interview with Lance McMillan by Grognard.com
Wargaming the Russian Front in Braille - At Last a Game with the Right Feel by Jeff Nyquist
Here is VPG's official Thunder in the East video playtest.
Alan Emrich introduces Thunder in the East and the larger ETO series of wargames.
Sample gameplay from Thunder in the East using the free vassal module.
An Air-Land attack with a paradrop by the Soviets on the March II, 1942 Game Turn
An Aerial Tour de Force of the ETO Air System with an overview of how it works.
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