2017 Catalog PDF


5/17/2017: New review at theplayersaid.com

Revolution Road

Read the review at theplayersaid.com

Absolute Victory

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. Not only does this title provide two separate engagements but several scenarios for each as well as high solitaire capability. The games provide a simple approach to gaming concepts while providing a goodly dose of historical background – eminently usable as a teaching tool.

Revolution Road - Product page




5/2/2017: Shipping Saipan and Paper Wars 85

Paper Wars 85


Russia Falling – The Coming Civil War, by Ty Bomba

The game enables two players to play the first year of a hypothesized near-future post-Putin civil war in Russia. The map covers the core area of the Russian ethnic heartland, from St. Petersburg in the north to Tula in the south, and from Smolensk in the west to Nizhny Novgorod in the east, at 16 miles per hex.

Paper Wars 85 - With game

Paper Wars 85 - Magazine only





Absolute Victory

The decision to invade The Marianas (of which Saipan is a part) was not an easy one. General MacArthur still favored the more westerly route through the Philippines and had support amongst the Joint Chiefs of Staff. It took several conferences and nearly a year before the decision was made. There were several reasons that the Americans finally decided to invade the Marianas: Firstly, it was the most direct route to Japan, Secondly, they could base B29 bombers there which could bomb Tokyo, Thirdly, Saipan would be the first piece of prewar Japanese soil taken during the war. Lastly, the American planners hoped that they could draw the Japanese fleet into a decisive engagement. With all these reasons, a battle for the Marianas was inevitable.

Saipan - Product page




4/12/2017: Fall of the Third Reich shipping now!

Fall of the Third Reich

Absolute Victory

From award-winning designer Ted S. Raicer, The Fall of the Third Reich covers the dramatic last two years of WWII in Europe, as the Western Allies and the Soviet Union fight against fierce German resistance to bring down the Thousand-Year Reich.

Fall of the Third Reich - Product page


3/27/2017: Kickstarter Live! Command and Colors Tricorne is now on Kickstarter

Commands & Colors Tricorne: The American RevolutionCompass Games has started its first Kickstarter! All prior pre-orders of this title will be honored, future orders will be through Kickstarter. Please click the button to view the project page for this title. Thanks for your support!

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.

Command and Colors - Product Page


2/25/2017: Nine Years: War Of The Grand Alliance 1688-1697

Nine Years is available and shipping starting March 1st!

This Stand alone game uses the No Peace without Spain System, also contains a campaign game combining the components and scenario rules of both the Nine Years: War of the Grand Alliance 1688-1697 and NO PEACE WITHOUT SPAIN games into one epic scenario running from 1688 to 1713 for the epic scenario ownership off both games is needed. Now players can recreate one of the decisive moments in European history, as France begins its long slide to revolution, Austria enjoys its last moment of continental dominance, and Britain asserts itself as the preeminent economic power of Europe.

Nine Years - Product Page


2/7/2017: Absolute Victory available now!

Absolute Victory is available and shipping. Head over to the product page and check out our latest Compass Games title.

Absolute Victory is a simulation of World War II in every actual and possible theater on the entire globe, designed by the Charles S. Roberts Award-winning design team of R. Ben Madison and Wes Erni. The armed forces of a hundred different nations battle to control a single world-wide map whose ‘sliding scale’ gives more detail to areas which saw historical fighting (such as Europe and the Pacific islands). A revolutionary mode-based land combat system models the real decisions and objectives of high level commanders. Players will be immersed in the geostrategic maelstrom of WWII through more than 2,500 carefully researched random events including diplomatic efforts, unconventional warfare, tech breakthroughs, and the conflicting aims of world leaders on every level.

Absolute Victory - Product Page


1/12/2017: New Releases and Coming Soon

Now available: 1866: The Struggle For Supremacy In Germany and the latest issue of Paper Wars.

1866 - Product Page

Paper Wars Issue 84 with Game - Product Page


Absolute Victory is set to release at the end of January. Order now and we'll ship your copy as soon as it is ready!

Absolute Victory - Product Page


12/13/2016: New Addition to the Compass Team!

It is with great pleasure that Compass introduces the newest member of our team – Adam Starkweather. Adam brings an extensive resume of design, development and gaming experience to Compass. Adam’s professional experience in wargaming began with his Paper Wars reviews of more than 10 years ago. His contributions were so well received that John Burtt, began grooming Adam to eventually replace him as editor. Adam is probably most well-known for his Grand Tactical System (GTS) games with The Devil’s Cauldron being the flag-ship game of that series. Adam has picked up 12 Charles S Roberts Awards in his wargaming career, one of the many reasons we are so pleased to have Adam on the Compass Team.


Here’s what’s in store from this new partnership:


We have five of Adam’s games planned for publication in 2017. Two of these, Saipan – The Bloody Rock, and Guam – Return to Glory, debut his CSS (Company Scale System) series and can be pre-ordered now. Following these will be the first game in his new OSS (Operational Scale System) series, Korea – Fire and Ice. The fourth game will see Adam return to his old stomping ground of Western Europe with a tour-de-force game also using his Company Scale System. Stay tuned for more information. Notice we only mentioned four games above. The fifth game is a secret for now, and Adam’s doing this as a special request from Bill on a subject we have wanted to publish a game on since Compass’ inception back in…2004! So it is near and dear to our hearts, but we holding that close to the chest for now.


Additionally, Adam is taking over as the editor of Paper Wars. Adam will work closely with Knut in the compilation of the complete Paper Wars experience going forward.


So, as you can see, Adam will be an integral part of Compass going forward and he’s already hard at work with Saipan appearing in the first quarter of 2017, Guam in the second quarter, and an Issue of Paper Wars to produce each quarter also.


Strap yourselves in Gamers – 2017 is going to be a year to remember from Compass!

Guam – Return To Glory - Product page

Saipan – The Bloody Rock - Product page