Product Pipeline Snapshot

UPCOMING TITLES RELEASE DATE   RECENTLY ADDED TO PREORDER LIST
Europe in Turmoil: Prelude to The Great War Oct 12, 2018   Interceptor Ace: Daylight Air Defense Over Germany, 1943-44
Paper Wars, Issue 90 Oct 25, 2018   Bar-Lev: The 1973 Arab-Israeli War, Deluxe Edition
The War for the Union, Designer Edition Nov 10, 2018   For Motherland! The Russian Front, 1941-44
Pacific Tide: The United States Versus Japan, 1941-45 Nov 2018   Ostkrieg: Germany Versus Russia, 1941-45
Tinian: The Forgotten Battle Nov 2018   The Korean War: June 1950 - May 1951, Designer Signature Edition
The Late Unpleasantness Dec 2018   NATO: The Next War In Europe, Designer Signature Edition
Zeppelin Raider: Imperial German Naval Airships Dec 2018   Tank Leader: Eastern Front, Designer Signature Edition
    Hitler's Last Gamble: The Battle Of The Bulge, Designer Signature Edition
RECENT RELEASES     The Third World War, Designer Signature Edition
Commands & Colors: Tricorne Expansion Kit 1   Schutztruppe, Heia Safari, 1914-18
LEBENSRAUM! The War For Europe 1941-1945   Decision At Kasserine, Designer Signature Edition
Nightfighter Ace: Air Defense Over Germany, 1943-44   Fortress Europa, Designer Signature Edition
Russia Besieged, Deluxe Edition   Colonialism, Expanded 2nd Edition
Forgotten Legions, Designer Signature Edition   CSS The Little Land – The Battle For Novorossiysk
Paper Wars, Issue 89   CSS Fulda Gap
Prelude to Rebellion   Combat! Solitaire Man-to-Man Combat in the 20th Century
Montélimar – Anvil Of Fate   WWII Commander: Battle Of The Bulge

last update: 6 October 2018


Compass Games Expo 2018

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


9/27/18: Compass Games Live – Episode 14

features three designer interviews covering new games available for preorder. Adam Starkweather, designer of CSS Novorossiysk and CSS Fulda Gap (06:00 mark). Ross Mortel, designer of Combat! (21:00 mark). Dennis Bishop, designer of Schutztruppe Heia Safari, 1914-18 (37:47 mark).


9/27/18: Schutztruppe, Heia Safari, 1914-18 – Now on Preorder!

by Dennis Bishop

SchutztruppeSchutztruppe, Heia Safari, 1914-18 is the all-new edition of Schutztruppe and represents a complete re-write of Jim Bumpas' classic World War I game. While much of the original flavor is maintained in the retained rules, significant changes have been made to the game system. Some of the more notable changes include naval rules, updated campaign map, expanded order of battle, and realistic supply rules. The overall game presentation is enhanced with a mounted game map and larger 9/16" counters.

Schutztruppe, Heia Safari, 1914-18 – Product page




9/27/18: Fortress Europa, Designer Signature Edition – Now on Preorder!

by John Edwards

Fortress EuropaFortress 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 and is yet another Classic Reborn! by Compass.

Fortress Europa, Designer Signature Edition – Product page





9/27/18: Decision At Kasserine, Designer Signature Edition – Now on Preorder!

by Vance von Borries

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. This edition of Decision at Kasserine features a super-sized map and counters and is another Classic Reborn! by Compass.

Decision At Kasserine: Rommel's Last Chance, Designer Signature Edition – Product page




9/14/18: Compass Games Live – Episode 13

features an interview with John H. Butterfield, designer of our new preorder game announcement, WWII Commander: Battle of the Bulge (27:40 mark). Broadcast on September 14, 2018.


9/14/18: WWII Commander: Battle of the Bulge – Now on Preorder!

by John H. Butterfield

WWII Commander BulgeWWII Commander: Battle of the Bulge is the first in a series of fast-playing area-based games on key campaigns of the Second World War. Battle of the Bulge is a two-player game of the German offensive against the Western Allies in December 1944, designed by renowned game designer John H. Butterfield and based on his original boardgame design that was later released in digital format by Shenandoah Studios, an imprint of Slitherine UL Ltd.

WWII Commander: Battle of the Bulge – Product page





9/13/18: Combat! – Now on Preorder!

by Ross Mortel

Combat!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. Add in the fact that there are random events, variable enemy forces and many scenario options and you have a game that can be played for years to come.

Combat! – Product page



9/13/18: Two New CSS series games – Now on Preorder!

CSS seriesTwo Company Scale System series games are now available for preorder. CSS: 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 Fulda Gap is the first game in the Central Front series of games. It will feature nuclear weapons, chemical weapons, helicopter support, air support, electronic warfare, and many other aspects of modern warfare. Future games in the series will include the Hof Gap defense, the German Northern Plains defense and the last stand at Berlin.

CSS Novorossiysk and CSS Fulda Gap – Product pages



9/13/18: LEBENSRAUM! The War For Europe 1941-1945 – Now Shipping!

by Stephen Newberg

LebensraumLEBENSRAUM! is a grand strategic, moderate complexity game of the war between Nazi Germany and the Allied Nations, starting with the German invasion of the USSR in late June of 1941, through to the final battles to Berlin in 1945. The game includes both East and West Fronts, and can be played in a number of small (3 to 13) turn historical scenarios starting with Barbarossa in the East and Italy in the West, or in campaigns for each front individually, or a combined East and West front campaign.

LEBENSRAUM! The War For Europe 1941-1945 – Product page



9/6/18: Battle Hymn, Volume Two: Shiloh And Bentonville – Now on Preorder!

by Eric Lee Smith

Battle Hymn, Volume 2Battle Hymn, Volume Two: Shiloh And Bentonville is the long-anticipated sequel game release to Volume One and includes two complete games: Shiloh and Bentonville. Battle Hymn is the new brigade-level system based upon the latest research into Civil War combat. This new entry introduces a new solitaire system to the series and an extension map for Gettysburg (Volume One) for a complete alternative history of the entire battle. Designed by Charles S. Roberts Award-winning designer Eric Lee Smith.

Battle Hymn, Volume Two: Shiloh And Bentonville – Product page





9/6/18: Compass Games Live – Episode 12

features an interview with Eric Lee Smith, designer of our new preorder game announcement, Battle Hymn, Volume II: Shiloh And Bentonville (22:35 mark). Broadcast on September 6, 2018.


8/21/18: Colonialism, Expanded 2nd Edition – launching on Kickstarter Aug. 22

by Scott W. Leibbrandt

Colonialism

Colonialism, Expanded 2nd Edition marks the debut of our first Euro game covering the 19th Century imperialistic struggle. In this game, each player assumes the role of a nondescript colonial power. Players proceed to struggle for influence in the unindustrialized regions of the world, and the subsequent resources such influence entails. Launching on Kickstarter August 22nd!



8/15/18: Nightfighter Ace: Air Defense Over Germany, 1943-44 – Now Shipping!

by Gregory M. Smith

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: Air Defense Over Germany, 1943-44 – Product page




8/9/18: Compass Games Live – Episode 11

features an interview with Donald B. Johnson, designer of The Great Rebellion (13:31 mark) and preorder announcement for South China Sea series, Volume II: Indian Ocean Region (29:02 mark). Broadcast on August 9, 2018.


8/9/18: Indian Ocean Region – Now on Preorder!

Indian Ocean Region by John Gorkowski

Indian Ocean Region

Indian Ocean Region marks the second volume in the popular South China Sea series. By game designer, John Gorkowski, this game enables participants to play out possible future conflicts, circa 2025, from their political beginnings to military endings with the same game mechanics as used in the South China Sea game.

Indian Ocean Region - Product page





8/2/18: Compass Games Live – Episode 10

features updates on numerous game projects including a preview of LEBENSRAUM! The War For Europe, 1941-1945 (5:41 mark).


8/1/18: Russia Besieged, Deluxe Edition – Now Shipping!

by Art Lupinacci

Russia Besieged, Deluxe Edition

Russia Besieged, Deluxe Edition covers the entire German campaign in the east from 1941 to the bitter end, in 1945. One of the finest Army/Corps level games on the market, Russia Besieged Deluxe edition has been overhauled from years of experience and nuances discovered in Tournament play, to bring you a richly detailed, east front experience you expect to see from this classic wargame.

Russia Besieged, Deluxe Edition – Product page




7/19/18: Compass Games Live – Episode 9

features updates on numerous game projects with game designer, Gregory M. Smith, along with the preorder announcement for his latest design, ZEPPELIN RAIDER (45:45 mark).


7/19/18: Zeppelin Raider: Imperial German Naval Airships – Now on Preorder!

Zeppelin Raider by Gregory M. Smith

Zeppelin Raider

Zeppelin Raider is a solitaire, tactical level game placing you in command of one of several models of WWI Zeppelin dirigibles as part of the Imperial German Navy. Your mission is to destroy as much English war facilities as possible via bombing raids, or to conduct reconnaissance over the North Sea...and still survive and come home. Zeppelin Raider is based on the popular Hunters game system by Gregory M. Smith that delivers a tense and nail-biting narrative throughout the course of play.

Zeppelin Raider - Product page




7/13/18: Compass Games Live – Episode 8

release schedule update and news on several projects including FRANCE 1944 and PACIFIC TIDE, as well as a recap of CSW Expo 2018.


7/5/18: Forgotten Legions, Designer Signature Edition – Now Shipping!

two re-mastered and updated games by Vance von Borries

Forgotten Legions, Designer Signature Edition

Forgotten Legions, Designer Signature Edition marks the return of not just one, but two wargaming classics by Vance von Borries: Drive on Damascus and Bloody Keren, both now published together for the first time in the same package and with the same basic rules set. They have been re-mastered and updated into all-new, super-sized editions. These were well regarded by many as balanced and thoughtful games. They cover fascinating, almost forgotten conflicts that would guide the course of WW II in the Mediterranean Theater. Forgotten Legions is yet another Classic Reborn! by Compass Games.

Forgotten Legions, Designer Signature Edition – Product page




7/1/18: Paper Wars, Issue 89 – Now Shipping!

featuring Burning Mountains 1916 by Andrea Brusati

Paper Wars issue 89

Paper Wars, Issue 89 features the insert game, Burning Mountains 1916, a simulation about the Spring 1916 Austro-Hungarian offensive on the Italian Front, aimed to drive to the Veneto plain, west of Venice, cutting off the front in Friuli and along the Isonzo river, where most of Italian Army where deployed. Enjoy this playable game on a fascinating WWI era battle and also enjoy the magazine featuring numerous articles and bonus/replacement counters for other Compass Games products.

Paper Wars, Issue 89 – Burning Mountains 1916 - Product page




6/15/18: Compass Games Live – Episode 7

Brotherhood & Unity Preorder Announcement (begins at 30:17 mark)



6/15/18: Brotherhood & Unity – Now on Preorder!

Brotherhood & Unity by Tomislav Cipcic

Brotherhood & Unity

Brotherhood & Unity is a 2-3 player card driven wargame which depicts the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina from 1992-1995 ("Bosnian War"). The game shows all of the major events: from the siege of Sarajevo (shown in separate, detailed map), to the ferocious battles for the Posavina corridore, and desperate defence of the Bosniak enclaves. Main features are: Point-To-Point movement system, play driven by Strategy Cards, quick combat resolution (no CRT), streamlined rules and fast gameplay. Interaction between warring sides (Bosniaks, Serbs and Croats) creates an intensive and exciting gameplay experience.

Brotherhood & Unity - Product page



6/8/18: Montélimar – Anvil Of Fate – Now Shipping!

Montélimar by Adam Starkweather

Pacific Tide

Montélimar – Anvil Of Fate is the third game in the Company Scale System (CSS) and the first game in the Liberation series covering battles in Western Europe in 1944 and 1945. This game, while sharing a similar system to both SAIPAN and GUAM, offers a completely different feel to how it plays. This impressive package features 5 maps, 6 countersheets, and 8 scenarios which range from single map scenarios to the full campaign game.

Montélimar – Anvil Of Fate - Product page




6/8/18: Compass Games Live – Episode 6

Montélimar – Anvil Of Fate Release Announcement (begins at 26:15 mark) with game designer, Adam Starkweather



6/1/18: Pacific Tide: The United States Versus Japan, 1941-45 – Now on Preorder!

Pacific Tide by Gregory M. Smith

Pacific Tide

Pacific Tide is a compact, strategic-level game covering the struggle between the United States (including some Commonwealth forces) and Japan in World War II by game designer, Gregory M. Smith. This game utilizes a unique and fast-paced, card-driven combat/build system revolving around carrier operations which will provide players with a multitude of decisions. While extremely competitive as a two-player game, Pacific Tide can be enjoyed again and again in solitaire play format with its unique, “personality” driven bot system.

Pacific Tide: The United States Versus Japan, 1941-45 - Product page



5/24/18: Compass Games Live – Episode 4

France 1944 Preorder Announcement with game designer, Mark Herman



5/24/18: France 1944, The Allied Crusade in Europe, Designer Signature Edition – Now on Preorder!

France 1944, Designer Signature Edition by Mark Herman

France 1944

France 1944 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 2019. This edition features deluxe components including a mounted game map. France 1944 is yet another Classic Reborn! by Compass.

France 1944, The Allied Crusade in Europe, Designer Signature Edition  - Product page



5/17/18: Compass Games Live – Episode 3

Interview with game designer, John Gorkowski



5/15/18: Blood on the Ohio: The Northwest Indian War, 1789-1794 – Now Shipping!

Blood on the Ohio: The Northwest Indian War, 1789-1794 by John Poniske

Blood on the OhioBlood On The Ohio: The Northwest Indian War 1789 - 1794, is a two player, point-to-point game loosely based on King Philip's War (MMP, 2010). It covers the Northwest Indian War which followed the American Revolution. Settlers flooded across the Ohio River testing the patience of Native nations. A coalition under the skilled leadership of the Miami chieftain, Little Turtle, defiantly stood against them. Raiding on both sides caused casualties to mount. President Washington ordered three army expeditions against them. Two ended in defeat; one marked the greatest native defeat of US forces in the history of the US army. The war ended with Little Turtle’s defeat at the Battle of Fallen Timbers..

Blood on the Ohio  - Product page


5/4/18: Compass Games Live – Episode 2



5/3/18: Hearts and Minds, 1965 to 1975, Third Edition – Now on Preorder!

Hearts and Minds, 1965 to 1975, Third Edition by John Poniske

Hearts and Minds

Hearts and Minds 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. This edition features deluxe components including 3/4" counters and mounted game map.

Hearts and Minds, 1965 to 1975, Third Edition  - Product page


5/1/18: Commands and Colors Tricorne Review by Marco Arnaudo



4/27/18: Tinian, The Forgotten Battle – Now on Preorder!

Tinian, The Forgotten Battle by Adam Starkweather

Tinian, The Forgotten Battle

Tinian, The Forgotten Battle, is the 3rd Volume in the Marianas Campaign Series. This is a perfect introduction to Adam Starkweather's Company Scale System (CSS). Played on a single map, 3 scenarios and 3 campaign games are included.

Tinian, The Forgotten Battle  - Product page





4/27/18: Bitter Woods Designer Edition, 2nd Printing – Now Shipping!

Bitter Woods Designer Edition, 2nd Printing by Randy Heller

Bitter Woods Designer Edition, 2nd Printing

Bitter Woods Designer Edition, 2nd Printing, recreates Germany’s last desperate offensive in the West and the Allies’ steadfast defense against this surprise attack through the Ardennes forest, otherwise known as The Battle of the Bulge. This Designer Edition Bitter Woods features updated graphics, additional scenarios, and all expansion components that were previously sold separately. This is the Premier Edition.

Bitter Woods Designer Edition, 2nd Printing  - Product page



4/26/18: Compass Games Live – Episode 1



4/20/18: Red Poppies Campaigns, Volume Two – Now Shipping!

Last Laurels at Limanowa by John Gorkowski

Red Poppies Campaigns, Volume Two

Red Poppies Campaigns: Volume 2 - Last Laurels at Limanowa, simulates Austria-Hungary's last independent victory against the Russian Empire in World War I.  In November 1914, Russia's 3rd Army pressed on Krakow, the center of Austrian Poland, while the Russian 8th Army threatened to break through the Carpathian passes into Hungary.  Desperate to relieve the pressure, Franz Conrad von Hötzendorf, Chief of the General Staff for Austria-Hungary, gambled on a counter attack about 25 miles southwest of Krakow.

Red Poppies Campaigns, Volume Two  - Product page


4/7/18: Korea: Fire and Ice – Now Shipping!

Korea: Fire and Ice by Adam Starkweather

Korea: Fire and Ice

Korea: Fire and Ice is the first game in a new system called Operational Scale System by game designer, Adam Starkweather. This system will cover large scale combat from World War Two into the modern era. The scale for the system is 10 miles a hex and weekly turns, with Divisions as the primary maneuver unit. This is a breathtaking game in both size and scope, featuring three maps and two countersheets that you won't want to miss! The game includes scenarios covering various sized battles and campaigns (with a play time of 2 to 20 hours), as well as a grand campaign game for players who want to experience it all.

Korea: Fire and Ice - Product page


4/3/18: C&C: Tricorne Expansion Kit 1 – The American Revolution War – The French & More! – Now on Preorder!

Commands & Colors: Tricorne Expansion Kit 1 by Richard Borg

C&C: Tricorne Expansion Kit 1

The French & More! is the first expansion for the Commands & Colors Tricorne - The American Revolution game. The kit adds ten new battles, adding the French army to the mix and expanding your existing forces. Of course, the two major land battles involving the French Army are included in the scenarios: Savannah and Yorktown. The expansion also takes a detailed look at the Battle of Brandywine, along with the battles of Springfield, Kings Mountain and Pell’s Point. New terrain tiles, additional blocks, stickers and larger, molded dice, are all included so you can play these new American Revolution War engagements.

Commands & Colors: Tricorne Expansion Kit 1 – Product page


4/2/18: Steller Horizons – Now on Preorder!


Stellar Horizons – Product page


3/20/18: Raiders of the Deep – Now Shipping!

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

 


3/7/18: 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



3/1/18: 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




2/27/18: 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