Frank Chadwick's ETO Design Philosophy

Posted On: Sunday December 10, 2017, 9:07 pm

ETO LogoFrank Chadwick's ETO Design Philosophy
OR Applying Decades of Lessons
since Battle for Moscow

The ETO series has four major design goals. Designer Frank Chadwick explains them and how they are achieved in this new wargame series. READ MORE to discover them!

A Fistful of Rubles

Posted On: Wednesday November 29, 2017, 8:40 am

TITE logoThunder in the East's playtester extraordinaire, Kevin Roust, opens the books to some forensic accounting of the Soviet economy. The Soviets must balance building new units, improving existing ones, and constructing defenses; this fascinating dynamic is the focus of this two-part article. In this first installment, Kevin looks at the Soviet Summer of 1941. To discover what makes the Soviet economy tick in this game, just read more....

Darkest Night 2 Demos at BGGcon 2017

Posted On: Wednesday November 29, 2017, 8:24 am

Darkest Night logoDouble Exposure herald John Yarbrough spent his weekend at BGG.con 2017 giving game demonstrations of VPG's Darkest Night: Second Edition. Many heard his call to the milling gamers nearby: "Hello, folks! Do you want to fight some evil today? I've got all the evil you ever want right here!" To learn of his experiences with the gamers exploring Darkest Night, just read more....

THE East Front Wargame After All These Years?

Posted On: Monday November 13, 2017, 4:18 pm

Wargaming the Russian Front in Braille –
TITE logoAt Last a Game with the Right Feel

Wargame grognard Jeff Nyquist, a veteran WWII Eastern Front enthusiast, describes his impressions as a new convert to Frank Chadwick's ETO vol I: Thunder in the East. He brings fresh eyes to the game and makes knowledgeable comparisons to other Strategic Eastern Front wargames that many are familiar with.

How to Lose as the Axis during Barbarossa

Posted On: Wednesday November 8, 2017, 9:26 am

Thunder in the East logoLessons Learned the Hard Way playing Thunder in the East

Frank Chadwick is not a big fan of Perfect Plan instructions but he offers some operational advice for conducting the Axis during Operation Barbarossa for the early game in Thunder in the East. If you want to play the Axis and lose, just do these things....