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Thunder in the East

A project in Irvine, CA by Victory Point Games

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Frank Chadwick’s Thunder in the East is the first game in the new ETO series and covers the titanic struggle on the Russian Front.
Backers: 633
Average Pledge Per Backer: $104

Funded: $66,077 of $18,000
Dates: Dec 27th -> Jan 26th (30 days)
Project By: Victory Point Games
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Latest News

Thundering to a Close

January 26th - via:
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 monster wargame series from Frank Chadwick. Still, we joyfully poured the best of everything we... (Read More)

A Man with a Plan

January 25th - via:
Congratulations again, backers!  You are now at the point of unlocking the mind and legendary wargame design talents of Frank Chadwick who will now make for you a Thunder in the East historical setup document for the Operation Typhoon scenario. ... (Read More)

What’s Shaking? Not These Dice... (but that's a good thing)

January 24th - via:
Congratulations, backers!  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 do.   Awesome "Supply dice" to mark your logistical range After using... (Read More)

So Much for the Weather in Thunder in the East

January 22nd - via:
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 and forces like the weather can, particularly in the East Europe theater where the harsh... (Read More)

Your Support Dice are on a roll!

January 19th - via:
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 they will be amazing Heat Transfer dice! We have... (Read More)

Ready for inspection: The TITE Scenario book

January 18th - via:
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 and imagine linking any pair of them together in an extended... (Read More)

Asymmetrical Warfare in THUNDER IN THE EAST

January 16th - via:
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, explaining how those aspects evolved as they did. The... (Read More)

New and Improved

January 14th - via:
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 site. It requires the latest version of vassal to play, but both the vassal engine and this... (Read More)

Nothing up our Sleeve!

January 10th - via:
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 from 20 to 30 cards, and the Soviet deck has increased from 30 to 45... (Read More)

Pick a Card, Any Card

January 8th - via:
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 know is -- these Event cards are not shuffled and dealt at random, but rather are thoughtfully selected by... (Read More)

ETO Reference book ready for inspection!

January 6th - via:
Click image to read the TITE Reference book 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 should assist you in... (Read More)

Historical Barbarossa Setup -- Update Unlocked!

January 5th - via:
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 front line units for the Operation Barbarossa scenario and its campaign... (Read More)

ETO: The Plane Truth

January 3rd - via:
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. You will enjoy the story behind the evolution of this critical support... (Read More)

Happy 2018!

January 1st - via:
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 Thunder in the East. Read below and begin planning what you will select for when the game hits... (Read More)

For Your ETO Series Reading Pleasure

December 31st - via:
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 this first volume from it, Thunder in the East. We have neatly organized our forums,... (Read More)

New Stretch Goal Cards Unlocked!

December 29th - via:
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 the cards in more detail below: The next stretch goal is five more event cards... (Read More)

New Player's Guide Article: The Death and Rebirth of Soviet Mechanized Forces

December 29th - via:
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 for this game, visit our TITE "web hub" page by clicking here. You will find a... (Read More)

Third Stretch Goals Unlocked - Etched Dice!

December 28th - via:
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 is five more Event cards and at the rate we’ve been going there’s a good chance these... (Read More)

Two Stretch Goals Unlocked!

December 28th - via:
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 stretch goal within the first 24 hours, followed quickly by the second stretch goal as... (Read More)

The Campaign Is Funded!

December 28th - via:
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 wargame to your tables. The best part of this is that we have only... (Read More)

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