6/21/2016: Paper Wars 83 and 84 for purchase, coupon code for 35% off


Coupon code "paperwars" for 35% off in stock games

Order either Paper Wars issues 83, 84, or add a subscription to Paper Wars and receive 35% off any in-stock game or magazine! Use coupon code paperwars

Simply add Paper Wars 83, 84, or a subscription to your cart.  Add any "Released Military Simulation" or in-stock Paper Wars to your cart.  Enter the coupon code paperwars


Paper Wars issues 83 and 84 available for ordering, as well as subscriptions to issues 85-88.

Order issues of Paper Wars - Product Listings


Rising Sun Over China, by John Gorkowski:

“Rising Sun Over China” (RSOC) simulates the Japanese invasion of China prior to World War II on a table top map scaled at 50 miles per hex with division-level playing pieces and monthly game turns.  The simple I-go-U-go game mechanics keep play fast and focused while additional rules evoke the feel of 1930s China.

Release date: August 2016

Issue 83 of Paper Wars with game Rising Sun Over China - Product Page

Finnish Civil War, by Brian Train:

FINNISH CIVIL WAR is a simulation game of the civil conflict in Finland in the early months of 1918.  The game is for two players, one representing the recently elected government of the recently independent state (the White player) and the other the perhaps-irresistible forces of proletarian revolution (the Red Player).

The game comes in two versions: a detailed company and battalion-level version, called the “standard version”, and a brigade-level version with a smaller number of counters and a different combat resolution procedure that plays in less time. Both versions use the same map, basic concepts and sequence of play.

Release date: October 2016

Issue 84 of Paper Wars with game Finnish Civil War - Product Page


Also available are subscriptions to Paper Wars Issues 85-88

Paper Wars subscription to issues 85-88- Product Listings



5/25/2016: Fornovo Available and Shipping!


Fornovo has released and is now available.

Fornovo 1495 - Product Page

The first game in the series presents the battle fought between the French Army of King Charles VIII, and the Condottieri forces of the League of Venice under the command of Francesco II Gonzaga of Mantua. The game features the Historical Battle as fought by Francesco Gonzaga across a rising Taro River, a free-set up version, and a what-if scenario that portrays the Italian fear of a French drive on Parma.


4/27/2016: Fall Blau available for shipping! Paper Wars 82 shipping May 11, Fornovo May 24


Fall Blau is now available! If you haven't pre ordered, order now to take advantage of the pre order price.

Fall Blau - Product Page

The 1942 campaigns of Army Group South. The game uses the Victory in the West chit-pull system for determining strengths of certain units and provides a limited fog of war. This is a monster game with few rules and medium complexity that provides a fun, challenging experience. A game for anyone interested in the East Front of World War 2.


Paper Wars 82 will be shipping on May 11. Also still available at the pre order price, you can purchase either the version with the full game, or the magazine only.

Paper Wars 82 - With Game - Product Page
Paper Wars 82 - Magazine Only - Product Page


Fornovo 1495 will be shipping May 24. You can still pre order, taking advantage of the pre order price.

Fornovo 1495 - Product Page

The first game in the series presents the battle fought between the French Army of King Charles VIII, and the Condottieri forces of the League of Venice under the command of Francesco II Gonzaga of Mantua. The game features the Historical Battle as fought by Francesco Gonzaga across a rising Taro River, a free-set up version, and a what-if scenario that portrays the Italian fear of a French drive on Parma.


4/1/2016: Red Poppies released, Limited quantities of God Kings found!


Red Poppies Campaigns available!

War In The Wind

Red Poppies Campaigns: The Battles For Ypres is available!


Red Poppies Campaigns: The Battles For Ypres - Product page


The God Kings

War In The Wind

We have found limited quanities of The God Kings, and are making them available to you!

The God Kings - Product page



Fall Blau and Paper Wars 82 - End of April

Fall Blau Fall Blau

Due at the end of April, Fall Blau and Paper Wars 82!

Fall Blau - Product page 

Paper Wars 82 - Product page





3/9/2016: War in the Wind available, Red Poppies ships at the end of March, Limited quantities of God Kings found!


War In The Wind and Red Poppies Campaigns

War In The Wind War In The Wind

War in the Wind is available! Please take a look at the product page and place your order. Red Poppies Campaigns: The Battles For Ypres is also available!


War In The Wind - Product page

Red Poppies Campaigns: The Battles For Ypres - Product page


The God Kings

War In The Wind

We have found limited quanities of The God Kings, and are making them available to you!

The God Kings - Product page



3/1/2016: New Pre-Orders

1866: The Struggle For Supremacy In Germany

1866 is a two-player simulation dealing with the Austro-Prussian War of 1866 in Central Europe. One player controls the forces of Prussia and its allies, to include the young Kingdom of Italy and the other player controls the forces of Austria and its German Confederation allies.
1866 Product Page

Commands & Colors Tricorne: The American Revolution

Commands & Colors Tricorne - The American Revolution is not overly complex. The game is based on the highly successful Commands & Colors game system, where the Command cards drive movement while creating a “fog of war” and the battle dice resolve combat quickly and efficiently. Commands & Colors Tricorne - The American Revolution, however, introduces many new game concepts, which will add historical depth and provide even the most veteran Commands & Colors player many new play experiences and challenges.
C&C Tricorne Product Page



2/18/2016: Upcoming Games still at Pre-Order Prices! In-Stock Sale!

Sale on in-stock games:

Use coupon code catalog28 during checkout to received 28% off in stock games! Note that this does not apply to games that are Pre-Order priced below retail already.

Upcoming Games:



Please note that games listed at Pre-Order prices are not granted a discount using coupon codes.


1/22/2016: Fatal Alliances: The Great War is Now Shipping!

Fatal Alliances: The Great War

Fatal Alliances: The Great War is a worthy partner to the international award-winning World in FlamesTM. Like its predecessor, Fatal Alliances is all encompassing, and represents every theater and aspect of the First World War. Fatal Alliances expands upon the military system of World in FlamesTM to highlight the diplomatic and civilian fronts.



12/3/2015: Paper Wars 81 Available Now!!

Paper Wars 81: Position Magnifique

Also available as magazine only

Position Magnifique: Mars-la-Tour 1870 is a medium-sized, brigade-scale game for two players (although it is solitaire-friendly). The French player, as Marshal Bazaine, must coordinate his huge army and take advantage of his greater numbers and the French infantry’s superior Chassepot rifle. The Prussian player, as von Moltke, must play a cunning game of bluff, hold the line with his deadly Krupp artillery and launch timely attacks as his reinforcements race to the battlefield.



11/19/2015: New Pre-Orders!

Alone in the Storm is available to pre-order now! Alone in the Storm (AitS) provides an exciting and new game experience for newbies and veteran players of War Storm Series games, because this expansion pack includes 2 game modes: solitaire game and semi-cooperative game mode.

Revolution Road is also available to pre-order. Revolution Road contains two separate games encompassing the two Massachusetts flashpoints that ignited the American Revolutionary War in 1775; the running battle between the Colonists and British regulars in the trek to and from Concord and the epic Battle of Bunker Hill that followed.

Pre Ordering titles from Compass Games is an important part of bringing these amazing titles to your gaming table. Thank you for being part of our effort to make great games!



11/11/2015: New Releases and Holiday Sale

A Las Barricadas is available now! You can still purchase this game at the pre-order price.

Paper Wars 80: Setting Sun Rising Sun is also available now. You can also purchase the magazine without the game. Be sure to view the product page so you know how great the included game is.

Blitz! A World in Conflict has started shipping. This very exciting release is still available at the pre order price. We've updated the images on the product page with the latest from the designer. You can see how great the game turned out, we're very happy with it!

The following games will be released in order starting in November 2015:

  1. Paper Wars Issue 81: December 5, 2015
  2. Fatal Alliances: January 15, 2016
  3. Fall Blau: January 31, 2016
  4. The Lamps Are Going Out: World War 1 1st Quarter 2016
  5. War In The Wind 1st Quarter 2016
  6. Paths to Hell 1st Quarter 2016


Holiday Sale! 30% off In-Stock products!

Happy Holidays to all of our customers! We would like to invite you to enjoy 30% off in-stock products! Use the coupon code bgg30 at checkout to see the savings. This offer will end December 31, 2015.


8/28/2015: Upcoming Release Schedule

A Las Barricadas will start to ship on September 8th! You can still purchase this game at the pre-order price.

Paper Wars 80: Setting Sun Rising Sun will start to mail on the September 29th. You can also purchase the magazine without the game.

On to Paris has been reviewed our independent proofreader. Although the counters and box have been printed, we are going to improve the rules to ensure that you receive the best possible product.  The expected ship date is 1st quarter 2016.

Paper Wars 81 Position Magnifique: Mars le Tour 1870 Expected ship date on November 17th. (Magazine only also available.)

All current Subcriptions to Paper Wars ends with issue 80. So make sure your renew now so you dont miss issue 81.

Blitz: A World in Conflict and Fatal Alliances: The Great War expect to ship by December 1, 2015.

The following games will be released in order starting in January 2016:

  1. Fall Blau
  2. The Lamps Are Going Out: World War 1
  3. War In The Wind
  4. Paths to Hell


6/3/2015: Red Poppies Campaigns: The Battles for Ypres

Now available for pre-order: Red Poppies Campaigns: The Battles for Ypres

Red Poppies Campaigns (RPC) enables players to game WWI battles from the perspective of battalion and regimental command posts. Players unleash opening bombardments and then maneuver infantry companies against machine gun fire to fight battles on historically accurate maps of actual battlefields.

Order now at our special pre-order price of $50 (Regular price will be $69). If you would like to pay now, enjoy $10 off any in stock game. Otherwise, click 'Pay Later' on the product page to reserve your copy.



5/9/2015: The Wait is Almost Over!

Thank you to all of our customers who are eagerly anticipating Enemy Action Ardennes. We have some exciting news that our newsletter subscribers have already heard. Enemy Action Ardennes will be assembled on June 6 here at Compass Games, and we'll begin shipping on June 9! This title has been a labor of love and dedication, and all the pieces are finally coming together.

Now is the best time to order, if you haven't already, because we're still offering the pre-order price. This is a "Three games in one" incredible Battle of the Bulge experience. Play solitaire as Axis OR Allied! There is a map for each solo experience. In addition we've developed a THIRD map for head to head play! John Butterfield, John Foley and the team couldn't have packed any more into this game. Order now!

Enemy Action Ardennes Product Page


In stock is Balance of Powers: Global War 1. Experience World War 1 across the globe on beautiful maps. Manage production, diplomacy and economics while battling the enemy.

Balance of Powers Product Page


Thanks for the Support



3/20/2015: Paper Wars Subscriptions and Mailing Addresses

Hi Compass will be mailing our 2015/2016 catalog.

If you have purchased direct we have your information if not and you would like to receive the catalog please email your name and mailing address to sales@compassgames.com.

Compass Games would like to welcome Knut Grunitz to our Paper wars team Knut will be in charged of the layout of the Paper wars starting with issue number 80. The reason for the delays in getting Paper Wars to our valued customers was the layout process. With the hiring of Knut we have solved that problem, Compass would like to thank you for your patience. We are also taking Subscriptions for the next cycle.

Issue 80 Retail 42.95 Release August 2015

SETTING SUN, RISING SUN is an uncomplicated war game centered on the naval aspects of the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-1905. The game depicts this conflict at a strategic level, with most operational and tactical details represented by fast and easy-to-play systems, rather than intricate mechanisms. Designer Stephen Newburg.


Paper Wars Issues 81-84 Subscriptions are available!
Paper Wars Subscriptions

Compass is taking subscriptions for the next subscription cycle for issues 81-84.
Publication dates: November 2015, February , May & August 2016

 GameWithout Game
Domestic $105.00 $49.00
Canada 135.00 69.00
International 155.00 89.00

Thanks for the Support

Thanks, Bill.

2/28/2015: Two New Pre Orders Available - Fatal Alliance: The Great War and Blitz! A World in Conflict

Compass Games and Australian Design Group are very pleased to announce a strategic partnership to produce both Fatal Alliance - The Great War and Blitz! A World in Conflict (formerly known as WiF Blitz), in 2015. These exciting new games are both based on the multi International award winning game World in Flames™, adding new dimensions to this fine game system.

You can read more about these two titles by clicking on the “Pre-Orders” tab at the top of this page. Both games will be released this year (that’s 2015), and some components are already being manufactured at the time this news story was published.

For the (long suffering WiFFer) – Yes, it’s been a long time coming but finally your patience is about to be rewarded. For customer privacy reasons, any pre-orders placed with ADG cannot be passed directly to Compass Games. Therefore, those who pre-ordered through ADG shall need to re-submit their order with all your current contact and card details here at the Compass Games website (you can do this by clicking on the “Pre-Orders” tab at top of this page). For those who hadn’t pre-ordered the game already, it’s not an exclusive club – so go ahead and order now.

Thank you for your continuing support for our games and we wish you and your family all the best what is shaping up to be a great year.

Ken Dingley
Bill Thomas
Harry Rowland
Compass Games and Australian Design Group


2/14/2015: Upcoming Game Updates and News

  • Enemy Action Ardennes: The rules have been sent to 10 outside proofreaders.
    Enemy Action Pre Order Page

  • April Release will be either Balance of Powers (World War 1) or War in the Wind: Battle of Attu, depending on Preorders. So get those Preorders in! We do offer pay now or pay later option on preorders through the website.
    Balance of Powers Pre Order Page
    War in the Wind Pre Order Page

  • La Bataille De France 1940 has been released. We will adding a East Front game in this series to our preorders section soon. La Bataille de France Product Page

  • In a few weeks we be announcing for preroder two new games that are actually at the printers and, depending on preorders, can be releases in the Summer of 2015. Global World War II and a Global War War I Game. Balance of Powers and the Global World War 1 are very different games you will want to own both.

Please get those preorders in for Balance in Power and War in the Wind.

1/21/2015: La Bataille de France 1940 Update

1.  Game assembly on Saturday 24th 

2.  Printer picks up games to be shrinkwrap on Monday 26th 

3. Printer delivers the shrinkwrap games back on Wednesday 28th 

4. Shipping begins on Thursday 29th


La Bataille de France 1940 recreates the events of those days and allows the players to reproduce the most famous battles of the Blitzkrieg on the Western Front. at a tactical level. Players take command of either the Allied or Axis forces (or can play solitaire) in the tactical battles of each scenario.



11/27/2014: Pre -Order now and Pay Later

In our efforts to continue to better serve our customers, we have created the ability to join in on a Pre - Order now and Pay Later! Browse our section of pre-order games, and if you'd like to pay for it now enjoy $10 off any in stock game. If you'd like to pay later, view the product's page, and you will find a button for Pre - Order and Pay Later. This will allow you to enter your credit card information, and we will charge your card two weeks prior to release of the game.

We currently have seven games available on pre-order that will ship in 2015. We will be adding five more games soon, so keep checking our site for more information! Thank you for supporting Compass Games.

This sale has ended!  Thank you to everyone who participated, and check back for our next big sale!

11/14/2014: Holiday Sale with 15%, 30% and 40% Off Select Titles!

Happy Holidays!  To celebrate and to invite our customers to enjoy the site, write reviews, and create an account we're having an amazing sale.  The following coupon codes can be used one at a time, but feel free to make multiple orders to take advantage of all the savings!  (For example, create an order using 'COMPASS15', to enjoy 15% off select titles, then create a different order using 'COMPASS30' to save 30% those titles!)

Although we do not require an account to use the coupons, create one to stay in touch with Compass Games!

"COMPASS15" will take 15% Off these titles

    • Paper Wars

    • Red Storm Over the Reich

    • No Peace Without Spain

    • The God Kings

    • Nations In Arms: Valmy to Waterloo

"COMPASS30" will take 30% Off these titles

    • Silent War

    • IJN: Expansion

    • End of Empire

    • Breaking the Chain

    • Crusade and the Revolution

"COMPASS40" will take 40% Off these titles

    • Bataan!

    • Storming the Reich

    • Steel Wolves: German Fleet Boats

    • Proud Monster

    • The War

    • Steel Wolves

    • Yalu

    • Spanish Eagles

    • Operation Skorpion

    • Price of Freedom

11/1/2014: We've launched our new home!

The new Compass Games website is live! Thank you for visiting. Feel free to look around, but please make yourself at home by creating a new account! We'd love to send you our newsletter, make your checkout process easier, and connect you with all the great coupon codes and deals that we have planned.

Compass Games is committed to providing the best gaming experience possible. Everything that we've done on the new website is meant to involve you, the customer, in our games.

Post reviews of your favorite titles, download new errata and rulebook versions and use exclusive money saving coupon codes right here on the site. We'll be actively updating the website with news and features on our upcoming titles.

We accept all major credit, debit and prepaid cards right here on the site. You can also use check or money order, and as always, PayPal. Thanks again for visiting Compass Games!


Bitter Woods is now available for purchase and immediate shipping. We're still offering the game at our pre-order price, so be sure to get your order in!



10/24/2014:  Enemy Action Ardennes Update

It is occupying nearly all of our time at Compass Games, and has done so for the last few months. I have one rules booklet about 90% complete (John Foley may debate that number but it's a good faith estimate). Here is a run down on where we are at today:

Maps - artwork done. Need to be printed.

Counters - sitting in warehouse.

Box and lid - artwork done. Need to be printed and formed into boxes. This is one of the last components to be manufactured due to space considerations.

Card decks - in production right now will be in warehouse in 2 weeks

Charts and tables and play aids of which there are many - currently being laid out in final form and artwork.

Booklets - 2P rules are 90% laid out but no proofing has been done yet. Other two booklets will be worked on once 2P rules are in proofing. Once submitted, proofed, corrected, checked, rinse and repeat, they will go to press.

Best guess is something like another 8 weeks of booklet layout work followed by proof and feedback cycles, but the proof, check, feedback cycle will ultimately be the driver of the release date. It will not go to press until John B, John F and I are happy with it.

To be clear to all, Enemy Action is our number one project in all categories.

Still available at Preorder Price.