Product Pipeline Snapshot

Nations in Arms (Restock) Nov 2019   Interceptor Ace
Ostkrieg: WWII Eastern Front Dec 2019   Paper Wars, Issue 93: Wagram
Amerika Bomber: Evil Queen of the Skies Dec 2019   Once We Moved Like the Wind
CSS The Fulda Gap Dec 2019   CSS The Little Land – The Battle For Novorossiysk
Decision at Kasserine, DS Edition Dec 2019    
WWII Commander: Battle of the Bulge Jan 2020   NOW AVAILABLE FOR PREORDER
The Korean War: June 1950 - May 1951, DS Edition Jan 2020   Western Front Ace: The Great War In The Air, 1916-1918
The Doomsday Project #1: Battle For Germany Jan 2020   No Motherland Without: North Korea In Crisis And Cold War
Paper Wars, Issue 94: Fall of Siam Jan 2020   The Fall Of Tobruk, Deluxe 3rd Edition
France 1944, DS Edition Feb 2020   Panzerkrieg, Designer Signature Edition
Brief Border Wars Feb 2020   The Battle of Armageddon
Brotherhood & Unity Feb 2020   Bismarck: The Last Battle
      Maori: Warriors Of The Long White Cloud
      Amerika Bomber: Evil Queen of the Skies
      Traders of the Air

DS Edition = Designer Signature Edition, last update: 14 October 2019

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Our Thanks to All for Another Great Compass Games Expo!

We look forward to our third annual event, Nov. 6-9, 2020!

9/15/19: Amerika Bomber – Now on Preorder!

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

9/12/19: Traders of the Air – Live on Kickstarter!

Traders of the Air by Michael Schacht

Traders of the Air

Traders of the Air is a Steampunk Trading Game Based on a Distant Planet for two to four players who represent steampunk trading guilds on a planet far away, always on the lookout for an opportunity to acquire valuable goods. Roaming the planet together in a steamship, the guilds need to set up networks of guild contracts on the planet's cities to resell the goods at the most advantageous times to increase power and prestige. In this gorgeous Euro game for the entire family to enjoy, each and every action counts; the game is mechanically quite simple yet difficult to master.

Traders of the Air - Kickstarter page

9/5/19: CSS The Little Land – Now Shipping!

CSS The Little Land by Adam Starkweather

CSS The Little Land

CSS The Little Land: The Battle For Novorossiysk is the first game in the Nemesis series covering company level battles on the Eastern Front. With added special rules to cover the unique type of warfare on the Eastern Front, players will battle over the fate of the Kuban with tanks, amphibious invasions, paratroopers, naval ships and artillery.

CSS The Little Land - Product page | Watch the Unboxing Video]

8/25/19: Blue Water Navy – Now Shipping!

Blue Water Navy by Stuart Tonge

Blue Water Navy

Blue Water Navy covers the war at sea, air, close-ashore and low-earth orbit from the Kola Peninsula in Northern Russia to the Mediterranean Sea and West over the Atlantic Ocean to the United States and Cuba. The game models the full order of battle that could be expected in 1980's wartime, from multi-regiment Soviet Tu-22 Backfire bombers to multiple US carrier groups.

Blue Water Navy - Product page | Watch the Unboxing Video]

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 | Watch the Unboxing Video]

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