Product Pipeline Snapshot

Raiders Of The Deep: U-Boats of The Great War, 1914-18 Mar 14, 2018   Battle Hymn Vol. 1: Gettysburg and Pea Ridge
Paper Wars, Issue 88 Mar 22, 2018   Empires & Alliances: World War One Across Europe
Korea: Fire and Ice Apr 5, 2018   Red Star/White Eagle, Designer Signature Edition
Red Poppies Campaigns: Volume 2 - Last Laurels at Limanowa Apr 2018   The War: Europe – Expansion Kit
Nightfighter Ace: Air Defense Over Germany, 1943-44 Apr 2018   Lion of Judah
Prelude to Rebellion May 2018   Paper Wars, Issue 87
Montélimar – Anvil Of Fate May 2018   Brezhnev’s War: NATO Vs. The Warsaw Pact In Germany, 1980
Forgotten Legions, Designer Signature Edition Jun 2018   The African Campaign, Designer Signature Edition

Compass Games Expo 2018

Veterans Day Weekend, November 9-12, 2018 • Radisson Hotel Cromwell, CT

3/7/2018: Vietnam: Rumor of War - Now on Preorder!

Vietnam: Rumor of War by Adam Starkweather

Vietnam: Rumor of War

Vietnam: Rumor of War takes the Operation Scale System to 1965, when the United States decided to intervene in the ongoing conflict in Vietnam. This moment shaped the United States more than any other in the 20th Century. From the battlefield to the home front, the United States faced one of the greatest challenges in its history. Using the Operational Scale System as seen in Korea: Fire and Ice, OSS: Vietnam will show the conflict in a playable yet historical manner. Game Design by Adam Starkweather.

Vietnam: Rumor of War - Product page

3/1/2018: Battle Hymn Vol. 1: Gettysburg And Pea Ridge - Now Shipping!

Battle Hymn Vol. 1: Gettysburg And Pea Ridge by Eric Lee Smith

Battle Hymn Volume One

Battle Hymn Vol. One is a new brigade-level game system based upon the latest research into Civil War combat that simulates the chaos of the America Civil War using a simple activation system combined with a detailed combat system. This release includes two games: Gettysburg: The Tide Turns and Pea Ridge: The Struggle for Missouri. Designed by Charles S. Roberts Award-winning designer Eric Lee Smith.

Battle Hymn Vol. 1: Gettysburg And Pea Ridge - Product page

2/27/2018: A Pragmatic War - Now on Preorder!

A Pragmatic War by John B. Firer

A Pragmatic War

A Pragmatic War, The War of the Austrian Succession 1741–1748 is a two-player game simulating the War of the Austrian Succession. This game continues the series pioneered and excellently portrayed by Don Herndon’s No Peace Without Spain! (NPWS) and expanded upon by Nine Years: War of the Grand Alliance, 1688-1697. The basic NPWS system is ported to A Pragmatic War but expanded and adapted to include such period-specific features. Game Design by John B. Firer.

A Pragmatic War - Product page

2/25/2018: The Late Unpleasantness - Now on Preorder!

The Late Unpleasantness by Steve Ruwe

The Late Pleasantness

The Late Pleasantness covers the two major attempts to capture the Confederate Capital City. Gates of Richmond covers the Seven Days Battles with Robert E Lee facing down George McClellan. If It Takes All Summer is Ulysses S Grant’s overland campaign of 1864, which added the names of Wilderness, Spotsylvania Courthouse and Cold Harbor to Civil War history. Game Design by Steve Ruwe.

The Late Unpleasantness - Product page

2/22/2018: Empires & Alliances, World War One Across Europe - Now Shipping!

Empires & Alliances, World War One Across Europe by Rob Beyma

Empires & Alliances

Empires and Alliances: World War One Across Europe is a strategic level simulation of the First World War by game designer, Rob Beyma. This is a completely NEW game that shares some similarities with his classic Avalon Hill game, Guns of August, and aims to be a big improvement over that original, classic game. This is a breathtaking game in both size and scope, featuring four maps and four countersheets that you won't want to miss! You can enjoy playing one-year scenarios in a single evening or the entire campaign game over a weekend.

Empires & Alliances - Product page

1/24/2018: Red Star/White Eagle - Now Shipping!

Red Star/White Eagle: The Russo-Polish War, 1920, Designer Signature Edition by David Williams

Red Star/White Eagle

Red Star/White Eagle: The Russo-Polish War, 1920, Designer Signature Edition, marks the return of a true wargaming classic by David Williams, faithfully remastered and updated with this all-new, supersized edition. Celebrated by many as one of the finest and often sought-after game titles ever produced by Game Designers’ Workshop (GDW, 1979) on a fascinating, almost forgotten conflict that would largely determine the course of European history for the next twenty years or more. 

Red Star/White Eagle is yet another Classic Reborn! by Compass.

Red Star/White Eagle - Product page

1/8/2018: Uli Blennemann joins Compass Games, LLC. as Brand Manager Board Games

Ulrich Blennemann

"We are proud to expand our growing team with Uli Blennemann," said Compass Games' partners Ken Dingley and Bill Thomas.

"Uli will lead the newly formed "Euro game division" at Compass. He is based in Germany and is highly regarded in the "Euro-type games" arena, comments Dingley.

Compass games will enter the "Euro part" of gaming next year, producing high-quality Euro games. "This is not a shift in our brand strategy, but an expansion. We are not going to reduce our military simulations output; our fans can rejoice," says Thomas.

Uli Blennemann is the owner of Spielworxx. He started in the gaming industry professionally in 1993. Recently he built the publishing division of ADC Blackfire Entertainment GmbH and helped grow the board- and card gaming distribution at Blackfire.

"I'm excited to work with Ken, Bill & the whole Compass team. Compass is already a major force in historical gaming; we intend to make it a "player" in Euro type gaming as well in the next few years," says Blennemann.

Look for the first Compass' "Euro-type game" to be announced soon.

1/6/2018: The War: Europe 1939-1945 Expansion Kit - Now Shipping!

The War: Europe 1939-1945 Expansion Kit by Ernie Copley

The War: Europe 1939-1945 Expansion Kit

The War: Europe 1939-1945 Expansion Kit features twelve new scenarios, including alternative history scenarios for the popular strategic level game, The War: Europe 1939-1945. Ownership of this game is required for this new expansion release. A 38-page optional rule book introduces many new concepts. Two new counter sheets allows players to operationalize the new scenarios, optional rules and variants. This Expansion offers a whole new set of exciting and challenging “what if’s” that you don't want to miss!

The War: Europe 1939-1945 Expansion Kit - Product page


12/18/2017: Lion Of Judah: The War For Ethiopia, 1935-1941 - Now Shipping!

Lion Of Judah by Javier Romero

Lion of Judah

Lion Of Judah: The War For Ethiopia, 1935-1941 is a two-player wargame simulating two campaigns located in the Horn of Africa - Italy vs. Ethiopia in 1935-1936, and the British Commonwealth and Ethiopia vs. Italy in 1940-1941). The scenarios all use a common rule set combined with scenario-specific rules. Regular units are mostly divisions, brigades and regiments, while irregular units include warrior levies and tribal bands. Armor, transports, air power, and headquarters (which represent corps-level artillery assets, engineers, and administrative and command centers) are also represented.

Lion of Judah - Product page


12/7/2017: Nightfighter Ace: Air Defense over Germany, 1943-44 - Now on Preorder!

Nightfighter Ace by Gregory M. Smith and Joe Gandara

Nightfighter Ace

Nightfighter Ace, Air Defense Over Germany, 1943-44 is a solitaire, tactical level game which places you in command of a German Nightfighter during World War II. Each turn consists of several days, during which a combat mission will be flown from one of many bases in Europe, attempting to intercept incoming British Bombers. Nightfighter Ace is based on the popular, action-packed Hunters game system by Gregory M. Smith with a strong narrative around the pilot as you look to increase your prestige, earn skills, and rise in rank through promotion and receive awards.

Nightfighter Ace - Product page


11/30/2017: Paper Wars, Issue 87: Belmont: Grants Baptism of Fire - Shipping Now!

Belmont: Grants Baptism of Fire by John Poniske

Paper Wars Issue 87

Paper Wars is a wargame review magazine. Each issue includes six or more detailed game reviews on both new and old wargames. Belmont: Grants Baptism of Fire is a two-player game simulation of the American Civil War battle that occurred on November 7, 1861 at Belmont, Missouri. One player controls the forces of the United States (Union) and the other player controls the forces of the Confederate States (Confederate).

Paper Wars #87 Magazine with Game - Product page


11/20/2017: Brezhnev's War: NATO vs. the Warsaw Pact in Germany, 1980 - Shipping Now!

Brezhnev's War by Ty Bomba

Brezhnev's War

Brezhnev's War: NATO vs. the Warsaw Pact in Germany, 1980 enables two players to game the first month of a hypothesized communist invasion of Western Europe sometime between the fall of Saigon and the start of the Soviet intervention in Afghanistan. It was during that period the conventional "correlation of forces" between the two hostile alliances most favored the communists.

Brezhnev's War - Product page


10/19/2017: The African Campaign, Designer Signature Edition - Shipping Now!

The African Campaign by John Edwards

The African Campaign

The African Campaign, Designer Signature Edition, marks the return of a true wargaming classic by John Edwards, faithfully remastered and updated with this all-new, supersized edition. Celebrated by many as “Afrika Korps done right,” this two-player game allows players to explore the key elements of the Desert War, beginning in December 1940 with Wavell’s first offensive, Operation Compass, against the Italian forces of Marshal Graziani, and culminating in December 1942 when the Americans landed in Rommel’s rear, thus sealing the ultimate fate of the Afrika Korps. The African Campaign is yet another Classic Reborn! by Compass.

The African Campaign - Product page


10/18/2017: Raiders of the Deep - Preorder Today!

Raiders of the Deep by Ian B. Cooper and Gregory M. Smith

Raiders of the Deep

Raiders of the Deep: U-boats of the Great War, 1914-18 is a solitaire, tactical level game placing you in command of a German U-boat during WWI (known at the time as The Great War). Your mission is to destroy as much Allied shipping as possible, while advancing your crew quality, increasing your Commander rank, and attempting to survive until the Armistice and the end of the war. Raiders of the Deep is based on the popular Hunters game system by Gregory M. Smith and marks the first dedicated boardgame treatment covering WWI U-Boat warfare.

Raiders of the Deep - Product page


10/5/2017: South China Sea - Shipping Now!

South China Sea by John Gorkowski

South China Sea

South China Sea provides an integrated political-military simulation of near future contention and conflict around the South China Sea. Players take on the roles of China, the United States, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Vietnam. They simulate current political tensions through card play and structured negotiation keyed to real world events in an effort to "move the needle" to their side. Unfortunately, the cards with the greatest chance of moving that needle, such as Chinese Coast Guard and U.S. Freedom of Navigation Exercise, are also most likely to trigger armed conflict.

South China Sea- Product page


9/25/2017: Guam – Return To Glory (CSS) - Shipping Now!

Guam – Return To Glory (CSS) by Ross Mortell and Adam Starkweather

	Guam – Return To Glory

Guam – Return To Glory (CSS) is the second game based on the Company Scale System (CSS) by Adam Starkweather and features 4 maps. The game covers the full fight for Guam in 1944 with 6 scenarios and the campaign game. On the 8th December 1941 American soil was invaded for the first time in the war, the small American and Guananian garrison was overrun and 2 days later the Govenor surrendered the Island to the Japanese. On 21st July 1944 the Americans would return to retake the island and drive the Japanese invaders off; a day that is still celebrated as 'Liberation Day'.

Guam – Return To Glory (CSS) - Product page


9/6/2017: Prelude to Rebellion: Mobilization & Unrest in Lower Canada - Live on Kickstarter!

Prelude to the Rebellion now live on Kickstarter

Prelude to Rebellion on Kickstarter

Prelude to Rebellion: Mobilization & Unrest in Lower Canada. Can war be avoided? Can the people of yet another British colony find a peaceful solution to their quest for true democracy, or will the Empire prevail? Find out in this gripping new card-driven game that depicts the mobilization & uprisings of Lower Canada in 1834-1837 using key historical events of the 1830's to drive a rich and colorful play narrative.

Prelude to Rebellion - Kickstarter page


9/6/2017: Triumph of the Will: Nazi Germany vs. Imperial Japan, 1948 - Shipping Now!

Triumph of the Will by Ty Bomba

Triumph of the Will

Triumph of the Will: Nazi Germany vs. Imperial Japan, 1948 enables two players to game the entirety of alternative history’s worst nightmare: a triumphant Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan, having won World War II and conquered the planet in 1945, square off against each other – for total domination – three years later. The game’s two area-movement mapsheets join along the equator to show the whole world, including the Arctic and Antarctic. This is designer Ty Bomba’s second take on this topic – the first having been the now famous and infamous classic Tomorrow the World, published in 1989. This is a much more accessible, fast-playing and exciting treatment of that nightmare scenario.

Triumph of the Will - Product page


8/16/2017: Commands & Colors Tricorne: The American Revolution - Shipping Now!

Commands & Colors Tricorne: The American Revolution by Richard Borg

Commands and Colors Tricorne

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, breaks new ground by introducing many new game concepts, which will add historical depth and provide even the most veteran Commands & Colors player many new play experiences and challenges. The 12 battles, showcased in the scenario section of this booklet, feature a stylized battlefield map that emphasize the important terrain features and highlight the historical deployment of forces in scale with the game system

Commands & Colors Tricorne: The American Revolution - Product page

8/3/2017: Paper Wars, Issue 86 - Shipping Now!

Featuring the insert game, Nomads No More – Central Asian Conflicts in the Wake of the Russian Civil War, by John Gorkowski


The Nomads No More (NNM) game system includes two different games: Ungern-Sternberg’s Mongolia and Enver Pasha’s Bokhara. Both games use the same core rules but separate maps and pieces to cover concurrent conflicts that erupted on the eastern perimeter of Soviet Russia soon after the Russian Civil War – the early 1920’s.


Paper Wars 86 - With game

Paper Wars 86 - Magazine only

7/5/2017: Revolution Road - Shipping Now!

Revolution Road

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.

Read the review at

Revolution Road - Product page