Paper Wars

Paper Wars first and foremost is a game and games review magazine. Each issue includes approximately 6 or more detailed game reviews on both new and old wargames. We don’t discriminate against the older games here… In addition, each issue includes a full wargame produced in color, incorporating the same high production qualities you’ve come to expect from Compass.

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  1. Issue 96: Magazine Only

    First and foremost, Paper Wars is a wargame review magazine. Each issue includes approximately 6 or more detailed game reviews on both new and old wargames. We don’t discriminate against the older games here…

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  2. Issue 96: Magazine & Game (Struggle for the Heartland)

    In September, Braxton Bragg's Army of Mississippi out-maneuvered Don Carlos Buell's Army of the Ohio and invaded Kentucky. Outside Perryville, the two armies blundered into each other. A short but brutal battle followed that left neither side satisfied. The Union failed to utilize their numerical advantage, while Bragg withdrew from Kentucky.

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  3. Issue 95: Magazine Only

    First and foremost, Paper Wars is a wargame review magazine. Each issue includes approximately 6 or more detailed game reviews on both new and old wargames. We don’t discriminate against the older games here…

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  4. Issue 95: Magazine & Game (Hannibal)

    IN 218 BC the great Carthaginian general Hannibal crossed the Alps with the avowed intention of bringing Rome to her knees. Gathering allies in Northern Italy, he out maneuvered, ambushed, and out fought the Roman armies sent to defeat him. Moving south, he inflicted upon Rome her greatest defeat at Cannae in 216 BC. Roman resolve wavered but never crumbled as she witnessed her armies defeated with apparent ease.

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  5. Issue 94: Magazine Only

    First and foremost, Paper Wars is a wargame review magazine. Each issue includes approximately 6 or more detailed game reviews on both new and old wargames. We don’t discriminate against the older games here…

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  6. Issue 94: Magazine & Game (Fall of Siam)

    The relationship between the two ancient Asian superpowers of Burma (currently Myanmar) and Siam (currently Thailand) was long, bloody and well documented. Burma and Siam clashed constantly, involving at least 17 separate conflicts that in turn resulted in at least six sieges of the Siam’s capital, Ayutthaya, over a 300 year period. Twelve of these conflicts ended in Burmese victory. The 1767 siege of Ayutthaya ended in the great capital’s total destruction.

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  7. Issue 93: Magazine Only

    First and foremost, Paper Wars is a wargame review magazine. Each issue includes approximately 6 or more detailed game reviews on both new and old wargames. We don’t discriminate against the older games here…

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  8. Issue 93: Magazine & Game (Wagram)

    The French are on the strategic offensive, but there’s plenty of opportunity for both players to attack. In fact, the Austrians can win a sudden death victory by capturing the French crossing area over the Danube. The game uses an alternating action sequence that keeps both players fully and tensely involved all throughout every turn. A full match can be set up, banged out, and put away by two experienced players in about three hours.

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  9. Issue 92: Magazine Only

    First and foremost, Paper Wars is a wargame review magazine. Each issue includes approximately 6 or more detailed game reviews on both new and old wargames. We don’t discriminate against the older games here…

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  10. Issue 92: Magazine & Game (Pitt's War)

    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.

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  11. Issue 91: Magazine Only

    First and foremost, Paper Wars is a wargame review magazine. Each issue includes approximately 6 or more detailed game reviews on both new and old wargames. We don’t discriminate against the older games here…

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  12. Issue 91: Magazine & Game (Jihad!)

    JIHAD! is a game type simulation of the first century of the Islamic expansion after the death of Mohammad, the Prophet and rounder of the Islamic religion.  During this period the holy war of conquest and religious conversion of non-Arab peoples were the mainsprings of Islam and the Arabs progressed from a religious force to a secular great power.

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  13. Issue 90: Magazine & Game (MacArthur: The Road to Bataan)

    MacArthur: The Road to Bataan covers the battle of Luzon Island during the winter of 1941-1942. Basically this game deals with a large island that must defend itself without any hope of significant outside help, against an enemy that can strike from virtually any direction. The Japanese can assault the island at many different points, causing the Allies (Filipinos and Americans) to be very wary of being drawn too far from the island's prize, Manila Bay, the main harbor at Manila, and the fortress of Corregidor, that controls the entrance. This game originally appeared in Wargamer #44 and is designed by Jack Greene
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  14. Issue 90: Magazine Only

    First and foremost, Paper Wars is a wargame review magazine. Each issue includes approximately 6 or more detailed game reviews on both new and old wargames. We don’t discriminate against the older games here…

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  15. Issue 89: Magazine & Game (Burning Mountains)

    Burning Mountains is a simulation game 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. A little known WW I battle, that could have changed the balance of the war. It's an attrition battle, where the mountainous terrain will channel the AH efforts. A race against the time, while the Italian reinforcements hurry up to close the ever opening gaps. One player controls the Austro-Hungarian forces, the other the Italian forces. Each player attempts to achieve, or maintain, geographical objectives to attain the victory.

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  16. Issue 89: Magazine Only

    First and foremost, Paper Wars is a wargame review magazine. Each issue includes approximately 6 or more detailed game reviews on both new and old wargames. We don’t discriminate against the older games here…

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  17. Issue 88: Magazine & Game (Scourge of God)

    Scourge of God – The Campaigns of the Mongolians, 1206-1259, by Stephen Newberg

    A mainly solo player depiction of the result of the consolidation of the Mongol tribes by Genghis Khan and the resulting 50 years of conquests that created an empire of the Steppes and brought Mongol horsemen across China to the East and into Poland to the West. The Mongol player is the active player, with the Empires player almost entirely reactive. The Mongol player must balance make his conquests in a race against the clock and scarce resources.

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  18. Issue 88: Magazine Only

    First and foremost, Paper Wars is a wargame review magazine. Each issue includes approximately 6 or more detailed game reviews on both new and old wargames. We don’t discriminate against the older games here…

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  19. Issue 87: Magazine Only

    First and foremost, Paper Wars is a wargame review magazine. Each issue includes approximately 6 or more detailed game reviews on both new and old wargames. We don’t discriminate against the older games here…

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  20. Issue 87: Magazine & Game (Belmont: Grants Baptism Of Fire)

    Belmont – Grant Moves South, November 7, 1861, by John Poniske

    Ulysses Grant – who is he? Prior to the battle of Belmont at Belmont on November 7, 1861, this was a valid question. General Grant’s Belmont offensive was his first action in the war, providing him and his green mid-western troops much-needed experience. Having overrun a rebel camp, he claimed victory. But later, Confederate general Polk would claim victory for forcing Grant and his troops to quit the battlefield and chasing them aboard their transports.

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  21. Issue 85: Magazine & Game (Russia Falling)

    Russia Falling – The Coming Civil War, by Ty Bomba 

    The game enables two players to play the first year of a hypothesized near-future post-Putin civil war in Russia. The map covers the core area of the Russian ethnic heartland, from St. Petersburg in the north to Tula in the south, and from Smolensk in the west to Nizhny Novgorod in the east, at 16 miles per hex.

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  22. Issue 86: Magazine Only

    First and foremost, Paper Wars is a wargame review magazine. Each issue includes approximately 6 or more detailed game reviews on both new and old wargames. We don’t discriminate against the older games here…

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  23. Issue 86: Magazine & Game (Nomads No More)

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

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  24. Issue 85: Magazine Only

    First and foremost, Paper Wars is a wargame review magazine. Each issue includes approximately 6 or more detailed game reviews on both new and old wargames. We don’t discriminate against the older games here…

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  25. Issue 84: Magazine & Game (Finnish Civil War)

    Finnish Civil War, by Brian Train:

    FINNISH CIVIL WAR is a simulation game of the civil conflict in Finland in the early months of 1918.  The game is for two players, one representing the recently elected government of the recently independent state (the White player) and the other the perhaps-irresistible forces of proletarian revolution (the Red Player).

    The game comes in two versions: a detailed company and battalion-level version, called the “standard version”, and a brigade-level version with a smaller number of counters and a different combat resolution procedure that plays in less time. Both versions use the same map, basic concepts and sequence of play.

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  26. Issue 84: Magazine Only

    First and foremost, Paper Wars is a wargame review magazine. Each issue includes approximately 6 or more detailed game reviews on both new and old wargames. We don’t discriminate against the older games here…

    Release date: December 26, 2016

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  27. Issue 83: Magazine & Game (Rising Sun Over China)

    Rising Sun Over China, by John Gorkowski:

    “Rising Sun Over China” (RSOC) simulates the Japanese invasion of China prior to World War II on a table top map scaled at 50 miles per hex with division-level playing pieces and monthly game turns.  The simple I-go-U-go game mechanics keep play fast and focused while additional rules evoke the feel of 1930s China.

    Release date: August 2016

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  28. Issue 83: Magazine Only

    First and foremost, Paper Wars is a wargame review magazine. Each issue includes approximately 6 or more detailed game reviews on both new and old wargames. We don’t discriminate against the older games here…

    Release date: August 2016

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  29. Issue 82: Magazine Only

    First and foremost, Paper Wars is a wargame review magazine. Each issue includes approximately 6 or more detailed game reviews on both new and old wargames. We don’t discriminate against the older games here… Learn More
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  30. Issue 82: Magazine & Game (Will Fight No More Forever)

    Will Fight No More Forever is a game of the retreat of the Nez Perce Indian tribe, the longest contested retreat in history.

    This is a large game for a magazine, with a strategic map, 4 tactical maps, 1 and a half counter sheets, and a set of rules for both the strategic and tactical games.

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  31. Issue 81: Magazine Only

    First and foremost, Paper Wars is a wargame review magazine. Each issue includes approximately 6 or more detailed game reviews on both new and old wargames. We don’t discriminate against the older games here… In addition, each issue includes a full wargame produced in color, incorporating the same high production qualities you’ve come to expect from Compass.

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  32. Issue 81: Magazine & Game (Position Magnifique: Mars le Tour 1870)

    Position Magnifique: Mars-la-Tour 1870 is a medium-sized, brigade-scale game for two players (although it is solitaire-friendly). The French player, as Marshal Bazaine, must coordinate his huge army and take advantage of his greater numbers and the French infantry’s superior Chassepot rifle. The Prussian player, as von Moltke, must play a cunning game of bluff, hold the line with his deadly Krupp artillery and launch timely attacks as his reinforcements race to the battlefield.

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  33. Issue 80: Magazine Only

    First and foremost, Paper Wars is a wargame review magazine. Each issue includes approximately 6 or more detailed game reviews on both new and old wargames. We don’t discriminate against the older games here… In addition, each issue includes a full wargame produced in color, incorporating the same high production qualities you’ve come to expect from Compass.

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  34. Issue 80: Magazine & Game (Setting Sun, Rising Sun)

    SETTING SUN, RISING SUN is an uncomplicated war game centered on the naval aspects of the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-1905. 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.

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  35. Issue 77: Fall, 2012 -- Magazine Only

    ANZIO is a new game from designer David Murray about the 1944 battle for Anzio, from the initial landings on 22nd January to the failed German offensives to eliminate the Allied beachhead by 1st of March. Learn More
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  36. Issue 78: Spring, 2013 -- Magazine & Game (Rockets Red Glare)

    ROCKETS RED GLARE is a two player game type simulation of the War of 1812 in North America on the strategic and operational levels. Learn More
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  37. Issue 78: Spring, 2013 -- Magazine Only

    ROCKETS RED GLARE is a two player game type simulation of the War of 1812 in North America on the strategic and operational levels. Learn More
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  38. Issue 77: Fall, 2012 -- Magazine and Game (Anzio: Operation Shingle)

    ANZIO is a new game from designer David Murray about the 1944 battle for Anzio, from the initial landings on 22nd January to the failed German offensives to eliminate the Allied beachhead by 1st of March. Learn More
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  39. Issue 73: April, 2013 (double issue, includes #74)

    First and foremost, Paper Wars is a wargame review magazine. Each issue includes approximately 6 or more detailed game reviews on both new and old wargames. We don’t discriminate against the older games here… In addition, each issue includes a full wargame produced in color, incorporating the same high production qualities you’ve come to expect from Compass. Learn More
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