Theater Reserves in Thunder in the East

Posted On: Friday May 25, 2018, 3:21 pm

TITE logoNothing up My Sleeve!

When employing the Optional Theater Reserve rule and its associated Faction mats, new adopters to the Franck Chadwick's ETO game system seldom give its implications their due. After all, the titanic clash of units, large in scope and measured in operational execution, is a full-focus exercise. Theater Reserves sound great in theory, but who really uses them in practice? Authors John Tiehen and Alan Emrich think you should, that's who!

ETO Buildup and Breakdown

Posted On: Friday May 25, 2018, 10:03 am

ETO logoWhen to Build 'Em Up and Break 'Em Down

The Large and Small Benefits inside Your Change Box

Frank Chadwick's ETO offers Large, Medium, and Small units on land, air, and sea (with the different size Naval units appearing in the series' next game, The Middle Sea). However, it is the nature of Ground units to enjoy a malleable organization structure, and this story is told through each faction's Change box. Alan Emrich explains how this works, so Read More for a full explanation!

Audacity, more audacity, and always audacity!

Posted On: Thursday May 3, 2018, 8:33 am

TITE logo"L'audace, encore l'audace, et toujour l'audace"

In an examination of audacious gameplay, Alan Emrich puts Thunder in the East on the examination (game) table and operates by ignoring supply considerations and pressing forward without them for as long as possible.

Asking, "What the hell are you waiting for?," Alan reminds you that the best time to kick the enemy's army is when it's down!

The Importance of Combat Phase Reactions

Posted On: Saturday January 6, 2018, 3:30 pm

For Every Punch,
TITE LogoThere Should Be a Counterpunch

Many interactive mechanics in games create considerable excitement and gameplay "moments" when recalled later. Meaningful decisions abound when you are about to issue a "take that!" event to your opponent. In the epic wargame that is Thunder in the East, such reactions are plentiful during each Combat Phase as players square off and look into their bag of tricks to salvage the on-map situation. Master of the Ruse de GuerreAlan Emrich, proffers advice for pulling rabbits out of your hat and chestnuts out of the fire.

So Much for the Weather

Posted On: Saturday December 30, 2017, 10:21 am

TITE logoDone like the Weather: Turn and Turn Again

VPG's Alan Emrich is singin' in the rain about the gameplay consequences in Thunder in the East, the exciting first volume in Frank Chadwick's ETO series. Strategic wargames have long had to confront the effects of weather, so fasten your galoshes and Read More to see how it's done!