Pick a Card, any Card

Posted On: Wednesday December 27, 2017, 4:37 pm

TITE logoPick a Card, any Card

In this article, Alan Emrich examines the cards used during play of Thunder in the East for both sides globally and specifically. He presents the Big Picture view of how your faction's card deck works and an operational look at their events by groupings. There is nothing up his sleeve and everything is in hand when you Read More.

The Plane Truth in ETO

Posted On: Tuesday December 26, 2017, 3:22 pm

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From the commanding heights of the ETO Air system, designer Frank Chadwick shows you how it was built and flown from blueprint to battles. Laying out the design benchmarks for an Air system that could meet wargamer's expectations at this scope and scale with elegance and ease of use, the master has donned his Bomber Jacket, switched on, and shouted "Contact!" to us in the ground crew. Read More!

Asymmetrical Deconstruction in TitE

Posted On: Tuesday December 26, 2017, 10:37 am

TITE logo"Damn, the Soviets have a lot of Personnel Points!"

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. This is writ large over the maps of Thunder in the East as both sides manage armies that are distinctly different in their organizations and the economies that underpin them. This article by Alan Emrich explores these difference in solid game terms. Read More!

The Death and Rebirth of Soviet Mechanized Forces

Posted On: Monday December 25, 2017, 10:33 am

ETO logoThe Death and Rebirth of Soviet Mechanized Forces

Designer Frank Chadwick examines how he simulated the conditions surrounding the Soviet Early Mechanized Corps -- a formation in its infancy when the Axis attacked and so wildly variable in its quality that the Soviets would abandon them in favor of a new model Mechanized Corps a year later. To learn how a wargame designer must grapple with history and present playable solutions, Read More!

For A Few Rubles More

Posted On: Monday December 25, 2017, 9:01 am

TITE logoFor a Few Rubles More

Playtester Kevin Roust continues his examination of the 1941 Soviet economy. In the first installment, USSR Personnel Points and Raised 8-4 Rifle Army units were the focus. In this second part, he considers the rest of the Soviet Force Pool in response to the emergency of WWII with an emphasis on smart economic play in Thunder in the East.