Product Pipeline Snapshot

Brotherhood & Unity Jul 2020   Traders of the Air
Red Poppies Campaigns, Volume 3 Aug 2020   Paper Wars, Issue 95: Hannibal
C&C Tricorne: Jacobite Rising Aug 2020   Brief Border Wars
Dawn's Early Light Sep 2020   Decision at Kasserine, DS Edition
The Korean War: June 1950 - May 1951, DS Edition Sep 2020    
      South China Sea Reprint
We'd love to hear from you!     The War: Europe 1939-1945 Reprint
For general questions, submit them here.     Defending America: Intercepting The Amerika Bombers
For customers service, email [email protected]     The African Campaign, DSE - 2nd Printing
  DS Ed. = Designer Signature Edition, last update: 9 July 2020

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Compass Games Expo 2020!
Registration now open for our third annual event, Nov. 6-9, 2020!

5/30/2020: Compass Games Live – Episode 32

this episode features a discussion with Bill Thomas and Ty Bomba. We discuss the future of Paper Wars and answer viewer questions. Broadcast on Friday, May 29. Visit the YouTube page and view full description to jump to key segments. [view broadcast]

Compass Games Live, Episode 32

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5/29/2020: Four Out-of-Stock Games Now on Preorder for 2nd Printing

2nd Printings now on Preorder

The following four out-of-stock games are now available for preorder as a Second Printing.

5/28/2020: Decision at Kasserine, Designer Signature Edition – Now Shipping!

Decision at KasserineDecision At Kasserine: Rommel's Last Chance, Designer Signature Edition marks the return of a true wargaming classic by Vance von Borries first published in 1983, faithfully remastered and updated with this all-new, supersized edition. Hailed by many as of the premier entry in the popular Battles for North Africa series, this two-player operational level simulation covers the WWII German and Italian offensive in central Tunisia which took place in mid-February 1943.

Decision at Kasserine, Designer Signature Edition Guide - Product page

5/21/2020: Paper Wars Subscription - Issues 97 - 100

Paper Wars, issues 97-100

Paper Wars subscription, issues 97-100  now available. The centerpiece of each Paper Wars issue is the insert game and accompanying historical article, along with articles focusing on after action reports, new scenarios, works-in-progress, and design theory. Errata fix or bonus counters for other Compass Games may also be included (varies by issue). Subscriptions are offered based on shipping destination.

  • issue #97: Battle for Galicia, 1914 by Michael Resch
  • issue #98: First Blood in the Crimea: The Battle of the Alma, 20 September 1854 by Ty Bomba
  • issue #99: Assault on Tobruk, Rommel Triumphant, 20 June, 1942 by Stephen Newberg
  • issue #100: Bloody Retributions: The Battle of Inkerman, 5 November 1854 by Ty Bomba
Please visit Paper Wars subscriptions page for options for US domestic, Canada, and overseas subscriptions.

5/21/2020: Commands & Colors Tricorne: Jacobite Rising - Live on Kickstarter!

Jacobite Rishing by Richard Borg

C&C Tricorne: Jacobite Rising

Commands & Colors Tricorne: 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.

Commands & Colors Tricorne: Jacobite Rising - Kickstarter page

5/18/2020: Russia Besieged Player's Guide – Now Shipping!

Russia Besieged Player's GuideRussia Besieged Player's Guide is a 64-page companion guide describing the history of the game, from its design inspiration and origins to the game Russia Besieged has become today. This guide also features two half-sheets of mounted counters, which will unlock even more value to your copy of RUSSIA BESIEGED by making more variant and optional rules available.

Russia Besieged Player's Guide - Product page

5/12/2020: Ty Bomba appointed Editor, Paper Wars magazine

Ty Bomba, Editor, Paper Wars magazineWe are pleased to welcome Ty Bomba to the Compass Games team. Ty will assume the role of editor for Paper Wars magazine, beginning with issue #96. As many of you are already aware, Ty has worked as a full-time professional in conflict simulation design and development for the past 30 years and has designed or developed around 200 published wargames. Ty is perhaps best known for running Command Magazine, which was a top-rated publication from 1989-2001. Ty has a rich background in our hobby and has demonstrated expertise in published articles and magazines, which will serve him well in his role as editor of Paper Wars magazine.

5/2/2020: Stellar Horizons – Now Shipping!

Stellar Horizions by Andrew Rader

Stellar Horizons

Stellar Horizons  is a "build your own space program" game where you will lead one of seven Earth Factions to explore and develop our solar system. Designed by a real-life space engineer with a PhD in long-duration spaceflight from MIT, Stellar Horizons is intended to be a plausible representation of the first steps of humanity towards the stars between 2030 and 2169, with each turn representing a year of time. You control your Faction’s space program, outposts, and fleets spanning across the solar system, although you will also have some influence over your Faction’s politics back home on Earth as space development becomes more important.

Stellar Horizons - Product page

4/30/2020: Compass Games Live – Episode 31

this episode features an interview with game designer, Bruce Maxwell, and an update on this NATO design. We also unveil four new game preorder titles. Broadcast on April 30, 2020. [view broadcast]

Compass Games Live

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4/21/2020: Dawn's Early Light – Live on Kickstarter!

Dawn's Early Light by David McDonough

Dawn's Early Light

Dawn’s Early Light: The War of 1812 is a two-player card-driven grand strategy game: a quick-playing, high-level abstract recreation of the entire conflict encompassing the territorial, naval, political, and economic competition between the United States and Great Britain. This deluxe game features a mounted game map, large 5/8" punch out counters, and covers the four-year period spanning the war and its prelude, with game cards for events and operations that offer players the tools to remix the entire scope of the conflict.

Dawn's Early Light - Kickstarter page

4/15/2020: Compass Games Live – THIRD WORLD WAR Project Update

this episode features an interview with project team member, Chris Fawcett, covering the THIRD WORLD WAR SERIES. Broadcast on April 13, 2020. [view broadcast]

Compass Games Live

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4/14/2020: Fulda Gap CSS – Now Shipping!

The Fulda Gap by Adam Starkweather

The Fulda Gap

The Fulda Gap: The Battle for the Center Stopping the possibility of a Soviet advance against NATO required some of the highest skilled troops to defend far forward in West Germany to prevent the vital industry and population from falling into Soviet hands. This was the task of the 11th Cavalry Regiment - the famed Black Horse Regiment - in the area well known as the Fulda Gap. The Fulda Gap was a break in the defensively favorable terrain that channelled advance directly towards the main American bases in West Germany. It was vital that this be held as long as possible.

The Fulda Gap - Product page

2/13/2020: Amerika Bomber – Now Shipping!

Amerika Bomber by Gregory M. Smith

Amerika Bomber

Amerika Bomber: Evil Queen of the Skies is a solitaire, tactical level game which places you in command of a hypothetical, yet historically-based bomber aircraft during a frightening look at what might have been in World War II. Each turn consists of one sortie, during which the player will fly a mission to bomb the mainland of the United States. As the player progresses, he may choose to upgrade to even more advanced bombers in this alternate history game. Amerika Bomber is based on the popular, action-packed B17: Queen of the Skies system and plays homage to Glen Frank’s original system, but with streamlined routines and a few twists. It builds a strong narrative around the pilot as you look to earn skills, rise in rank through promotion, receive awards and survive a dangerous year above America.

Amerika Bomber - Product page

2/9/2020: Dawn of Empire – Shipping in April!

Dawn of Empire by Stephen Newberg

Dawn of Empire on Kickstarter

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 - Preorder page

2/1/2020: Ostkrieg: WW II Eastern Front – Now Shipping!

Ostkrieg by Mitchell Ledford and Gregory M. Smith


Ostkrieg: WW II Eastern Front is a compact, strategic-level game covering the struggle on the Eastern Front during World War II by game designer, Mitchell Ledford. This game utilizes the unique and fast-paced, card-driven combat/build system introduced in Pacific Tide. revolving around ground and air operations. While extremely competitive as a two-player game, Ostkrieg can be enjoyed again and again in solitaire play format with its unique, “personality” driven bot system.

Ostkrieg - Product page

1/15/2020: France 1944: The Allied Crusade In Europe, Designer Signature Edition – Now Shipping!

France 1944 by Mark Herman

France 1944

France 1944: The Allied Crusade in Europe, Designer Signature Edition, marks the return of an original game covering the historical events that led to the liberation of France, Belgium, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands during the Allied drive on Germany by renowned game designer, Mark Herman. This new signature edition has been re-mastered and updated and will be linking with an all-new companion game, Russia 1944, slated for release in late 2020. France 1944 is yet another Classic Reborn! by Compass.

France 1944 - Product page

1/6/2020: Old Preorder System Charge Glitch and Help Available

NOTICE TO ALL PREORDER AND PAY LATER CUSTOMERS.  We discovered today that we made an internal error that caused cards to get charged for pay later preorders under the old system we stopped using. Obviously, pay later charges should only occur when a game is about ready to ship, which is not the case here.

If you can absorb the preorder charges now there will be no further action necessary (other than please accept our apologies). If, however, you wish to be issued a refund for these premature preorder charges, we will gladly issue a full refund to you, but ask that you please re-enter your preorder now & pay later under our current system once you receive your refund.

Please contact Bill Thomas directly at [email protected] if you do wish to request a refund at this time.

Our apologies again to all. We await hearing from you at our email address above so we can provide refunds as requested. We apologize again for the inconvenience that has transpired here that we want to fix asap.