My name is Corentin, i'm a french student of mathematics and I recently found myself intrested in boardgaming, it might even become a passion.
With the pandemic going on, I started playing solitaire games and took the time to learn how to play "Fields of fire", a tactical/company scale WW2 solitaire game. I also started a history book about this area, a book that I never had the courage to start before. Now, I look at everything related to WW2 history and I start to feel the sadness and feel the pain of thoose tragic years which are not that long ago.
I'm here to say thanks and to support the team ! I came accross "Thunder in the east" and saw GimpyGamer's video on it, I was first intrigued by the scale of a game like this. I knew about "Monster games" but I was'nt sure if this one was part of it.
I've downloaded the rules, and then heard about "Vassal"...what a brilliant thing! Love'it! So I studied the latest ETO's rules and played barabarossa solitaire. I probably did a lot of mistakes (I'm pretty sur we all did during our first game) and end up with a soviet easy win.
So I studied the rules again, and now i'm playing the same scenario but using more tools with the german like overruns, assemble and breaks down, supply drops (loves this one, it's a complete gamble!) good cards choice and...voilà!
Let me tell you, this is fun, it's like solving a puzzle, and constantly calculating the "reward/risk" factor.
Okay, now, I must confess. I havn't bought the game yet. With every thing going on right now, I'm kinda broke BUT it will get better in approximately two months, so I promise you, you will have some of my money!
I will post other messages about the game later but right now I just wanted to present myself and support the team working on this game. Tell me if there is anything I can do to help you developing TiTe2 and ETO.
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Au revoir and sorry for any grammar mistakes !