Product Pipeline Snapshot

Blue Water Navy Aug 23, 2019   C&C Tricorne: Jacobite Rising
CSS The Little Land – The Battle For Novorossiysk Aug 29, 2019   Napoleon's Eagles: Storm in the East
Interceptor Ace Sep 15, 2019   Brief Border Wars
Ostkrieg: WWII Eastern Front Sep 25, 2019   Dawn of Empire
Paper Wars, Issue 93: Wagram Sep 30, 2019   The Doomsday Project: Episode One, The Battle For Germany
Once We Moved Like the Wind Oct 2019   Cradle of Civilization
Decision at Kasserine, DS Edition Oct 2019   The War: The Pacific, 1941-1945
      Once We Moved Like the Wind, The Apache Wars, 1861-1886
      Red Poppies Campaigns: Volume 3 – Assault Artillery – La Malmaison
RECENT RELEASES   The Conquistadors: The Spanish Conquest Of The Americas
A Pragmatic War   Interceptor Ace: Daylight Air Defense Over Germany, 1943-44
Combat!   For Motherland! The Russian Front, 1941-44
Fortress Europa, DS Edition   Ostkrieg: Germany Versus Russia, 1941-45
Paper Wars, Issue 92: Pitt's War   The Korean War: June 1950 - May 1951, DS Edition
Battle Hymn: Volume One - Restock   NATO: The Next War In Europe, DS Edition
Bar-Lev: The 1973 Arab-Israeli War, Deluxe Edition   Tank Leader: Eastern Front, DS Edition
Cargo Express   Hitler's Last Gamble: The Battle Of The Bulge, DS Edition
No Peace Without Spain, 2nd Edition   The Third World War, DS Edition

DS Edition = Designer Signature Edition, last update: 13 August 2019

8/12/19: A Pragmatic War – Now Shipping!

A Pragmatic War by John B. Firer

A Pragmatic War

A Pragmatic War is a two-player game simulating the War of the Austrian Succession, 1741 – 1748. One player represents the Austrian interest represented by the Austrians and those powers in Europe faithful to the original agreement, (“the Pragmatic Alliance”). The other player represents the challengers to the Austrians, the Bavarian rival for the Imperial title, Charles Albert and his supporters, primarily the Bourbon rulers of France and Spain intermittently joined by Prussia (“the Bourbons”). This game features a mounted game map and continues the series pioneered and excellently portrayed by Don Herndon’s No Peace Without Spain!

A Pragmatic War - Product page

8/8/19: Commands and Colors Tricorne: Jacobite Rising – Now on Preorder!

Jacobite Rising by Richard Borg

C&C Tricorne: Jacobite Rising

Jacobite Rising  is our first standalone game for Commands & Colors Tricorne (ownership of Tricorne is NOT required) and features 13 battle scenarios by Richard Borg. Mounted game board, terrain tiles, blocks, command and combat cards, stickers and large, molded dice are all included. You will find many new and interesting play concepts which brings new experiences and challenges covering the world of the Highland Clans in the time of the Jacobite Risings.

C&C Tricorne: Jacobite Rising - Product page

8/8/19: Compass Games Live – Episode 27

this episode features a designer interview with Gregory M. Smith and a new preorder game announcement, JACOBITE RISING. Other topics cover project updates and announcements, and Compass Games Expo update. Broadcast on August 8, 2019. See table of contents on YouTube page for more info.

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7/30/19: Combat! – Now Shipping!

Combat! by Ross Mortel


Combat! is a solitaire game on man to man combat in the 20th century. The player will control friendly forces and attempt to complete a scenario against enemy forces that are controlled by the game system. With multiple scenarios ranging from attacks on Farmhouses, to defending a hill, to destroying enemy artillery pieces, to rescuing members of the resistance, to desperate last stands as the enemy close in for the kill, Combat! provides a wide variety of battle situations for you to experience.

Combat! - Product page

7/16/19: Fortress Europa, Designer Signature Edition – Now Shipping!

Fortress Europa by John Edwards

Fortress Europa

Fortress Europa, 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 the successor to The Russian Campaign, this two-player game recreates the Allied campaign in Western Europe from D-Day to March 1945. This edition of Fortress Europa features a super-sized map and counters.

Fortress Europa - Product page

7/16/19: Once We Moved Like the Wind – Live on Kickstarter!

Once We Moved Like the Wind by Stephen Newberg

Once We Moved Like the Wind

Once We Moved Like the Wind is a game that covers the Apache Wars that dominated the western development by the US government from 1861-1886. Now Live on Kickstarter. Their names are virtually synonymous with the long conflicts with the native indigenes of the Americans West. Cochise, Victoria, Chato, Geronimo. These great war band leaders all come from the various tribes of the Apache, and the Apache Wars dominated the attention of the US government in its westward development for the critical 25 years from the American Civil War to the final capitulation of the natives of the area.

Once We Moved Like the Wind - Kickstarter page | Watch the Unboxing Video

7/16/19: Pay Later Preorder System Changes

Please read this open letter from Bill Thomas which explains a necessary change we made to our PAY LATER Preorder System. The end result is our ordering system is updated and all systems are go.

7/11/19: Napoleon's Eagles, Storm in the East – Now on Preorder!

Napoleon's Eagles by Christopher Moeller

Napoleon's Eagles

Napoleon’s Eagles is a highly playable, action-packed card game set during the wars of 19th Century Europe. Two battles are featured: Borodino, the sanguinary clash before the gates of Moscow featured in Tolstoy’s famous novel War and Peace, and Leipzig, the great “Battle of Nations” which marked the beginning of the end of the French Empire.

Napoleon's Eagles - Product page

7/11/19: Brief Border Wars Quad – Now on Preorder!

Brief Border Wars by Brian Train

Brief Border Wars

Brief Border Wars is a quadrigame or set of four mini-games on short border conflicts of the 20th and 21st century, using a card-driven system that models the chaotic, stop-and-start nature of these impromptu wars. The four conflicts include: El Salvador vs. Honduras, 1969 — The Turkish invasion of Cyprus, 1974 — China vs. Vietnam, 1979 — Israel vs. Hezbollah, southern Lebanon, 2006..

Brief Border Wars - Product page

7/11/19: Dawn of Empire – Now on Preorder!

Dawn of Empire by Stephen Newberg

Dawn of Empire

Dawn of Empire is an uncomplicated game centered on the naval aspects of the Spanish-American War of 1898 in the Atlantic Ocean. 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. The intent of the game is to provide a broad overview of the historical events while being fun to play..

Dawn of Empire - Product page

6/28/19: Paper Wars, Issue #92: Pitt's War – Now Shipping!

Pitt's War by François-Stanislas Thomas

Pitt's War

Paper Wars, Issue #92: Pitt's War simulates the epic struggle between United Kingdom and France from the beginning of the French Revolution to the end of the French Empire at Waterloo on a map with zones covering Europe and the Levant. Each turn is worth a year with a fair and a bad weather impulse. Combat units are multi-step historical armies with elite corps and main generals. And much more, the game provides round 130 event markers to simulate easily the essence of that period.

Paper Wars, Issue #92: Pitt's War - Product page

6/15/19: Battle Hymn Vol. 1 - Gettysburg And Pea Ridge – Back in Stock!

Battle Hymn Vol. I by Eric Lee Smith

Battle Hymn, Vol I

Battle Hymn Vol. 1 - Gettysburg And Pea Ridge is now back in stock and includes two games: Gettysburg: The Tide Turns and Pea Ridge: The Struggle for Missouri. Battle Hymn is a new brigade-level system based upon the latest research into Civil War combat. Designed by Charles S. Roberts Award-winning designer Eric Lee Smith.

Battle Hymn Vol. 1 - Product page

6/5/19: Bar-Lev, The 1973 Arab-Israeli War, Deluxe Edition – Now Shipping!

Bar-Lev by Chris Fawcett


Bar-Lev, The 1973 Arab-Israeli War, Deluxe Edition represents an updated game treatment of the GDW release originally published in 1977, faithfully remastered and updated with this all-new, deluxe edition. Either of the two fronts (the Golan Heights and the Suez Canal) may be gamed separately, or both can be linked to simulate the course of the entire war.

Bar-Lev, The 1973 Arab-Israeli War - Product page

5/17/19: No Peace Without Spain, 2nd Edition – Now Shipping!

Crusade and Revolution by Don Herndon

No Peace Without Spain

No Peace Without Spain, 2nd Edition is a two-player game featuring updated components and mounted game map that elegantly recreates this epic struggle following the death of King Carlos II of Spain when he died in November 1700 without an heir. The long-standing feud between the Bourbons and Habsburgs erupted once again as both sides pressed their claim to the throne.using a point-to-point map and a deck of cards.

No Peace Without Spain  - Product page

4/24/19: Crusade and Revolution, Deluxe Edition – Now Shipping!

Crusade and Revolution by David Gómez Relloso

Crusade and Revolution

Crusade and Revolution, Deluxe Edition is a truly breath-taking treatment of the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939, featuring a larger mounted map and larger counters. In July 1936, a failed coup d’état provoked a bloody civil war that would devastate Spain for nearly three years. The eyes of a Europe in crisis turned towards a divided nation, where not only armies, but also ideologies fought a savage and ruthless struggle. This is a special, limited print run, so order today before they are all gone!

Crusade and Revolution  - Product page

4/15/19: Hearts and Minds, Third Edition – Now Shipping!

Hearts and Minds by John Poniske

Hearts and Minds

Hearts and Minds, Third Edition is an uncomplicated approach to a very complicated conflict. Eight scenarios introduce players to U.S. involvement in Southeast Asia including a scenario after the US withdrew from Vietnam, a full campaign scenario as well as high solitaire capability. Players appreciate the ability to start in any year of the war they wish and fight to the end of any other year of the war. The game provides a comprehensive historical approach using mechanics that include guerrilla warfare, faction differentiation, political turmoil, and veteran advantages. Deluxe components throughout for all to enjoy!

Hearts and Minds  - Product page

3/30/19: The Doomsday Project: Episode One, The Battle For Germany – Now on Preorder!

The Doomsday Project by Adam Starkweather

The Doomsday Project

The Doomsday Project: Episode One, The Battle For Germany is a subseries of the Operational Scale System featuring wars that never happened. There will be games on the Persian Gulf, the Balkans, the far north, the Far East, the strategic naval war, and of course, a game of total nuclear war. All the games will feature rules that allow you to play some, part or all of the great war that never happened. The first game in the series will feature the fight that could have happened in Germany. Chemical weapons, tactical nuclear attacks and politics will be present – as well as all the forces that were stationed in the region in 1985.

The Doomsday Project  - Product page