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  1. The Doomsday Project: Episode One, The Battle for Germany

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    The Doomsday Project 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.

    Expected Release Date: Q4 2019

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    $109.00

    $79.00

  2. Cradle of Civilization

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    Cradle of Civilization is a pair of games, Sumeria to Persia and Alexander vs Darius, in one premium package (mounted mapboard and "thick" counters) that allows two to six players determine the fate of the Ancient Near East. In one game civilizations rise, while in the second game, two players battle over whether the great Persian Empire will survive or perish. Both games use simple mechanics to make them quick-playing and to portray a period feel to the players.

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    $79.00

    $59.00

  3. The War: The Pacific, 1941-1945

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    Compass Games is pleased to announce the forthcoming publication of The War: The Pacific, 1941-1945 (“TWP”). The game simulates the military, naval, economic, diplomatic and political aspects of World War II in the Asia and the Pacific theatres. TWP may be played on its own or may be combined with The War: Europe 1939-1945 (“TWE”) to recreate the entire Second World War. In conjunction with The War’s Expansion Kit, gamers can now enjoy the complete TW franchise. The game includes TW: Global rules linking the Asia/Pacific and European theaters.

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    $150.00

    $109.00

  4. Compass Games Expo 2019 Registration Fee

    Compass Games Expo 2019 will be held at the Red Lion Hotel Cromwell (Cromwell, CT) over Veterans Day Weekend (Nov. 8-11, 2019). Full Expo registration fee is only $45 (or $20 for single-day attendance paid at the door).

    Early Registration Special! if you register for full event ($45) by February 15, 2019, you will receive your Compass Game Expo shirt for FREE. Shirts can also be purchased separately on-site for $15.

    Once your order is submitted, we will send you information to complete your Expo Registration.
    We had more than 100 attendees last year and look forward to a great turnout with double the gaming space!

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    $45.00

  5. ONCE WE MOVED LIKE THE WIND, The Apache Wars, 1861-1886

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    Their names are virtually synonymous with the long conflicts with the native indigenes of the American West.  Cochise, Victorio, 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.

    Anticipated Release Date  Q4 2019

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    $65.00

    $49.00

  6. Red Poppies Campaigns: Volume 3 – Assault Artillery – La Malmaison

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    Assault Artillery (AA) recounts the Battle of La Malmaison, 23-27 October 1917, in which the French employed their Artillerie Spéciale (tank force) and creeping barrage to capture Pinon, Vaudesson, and the coveted Chemin des Dames ridge. The French victory confirmed their recovery from the mutinies spawned by the disastrous Nivelle Offensive fought over some of the same ground six months earlier.   

    Anticipated Release Date  Q3 2019

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    $69.00

    $52.00

  7. The Conquistadors: The Spanish Conquest of the Americas – 1518-1548

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    In the half-century after Columbus, small bands of daring Spanish adventurers conquered Central and South America, destroying the huge armies of long-established native empires in the process. Some won great fortunes in gold, while many others only died an early death. These men were The Conquistadors. In this partly card-driven, partly procedural game a brand-new design from Jon Southard  one to five players each control a group of conquistadors, trying to discover and loot the civilizations of the Americas and end up with the most gold and power.

    AVAILABLE QTR 1 2020

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    $89.00

    $64.00

  8. Interceptor Ace: Daylight Air Defense Over Germany, 1943-44

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    Interceptor Ace: Daylight Air Defense Over Germany, 1943-44 is a solitaire, tactical level game which places you in command of a German fighter 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 American Bombers. Interceptor Ace is based on the popular, action-packed Nightfighter Ace 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.

    Anticipated Release Date  Q3 2019

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    $99.00

    $75.00

  9. Bar-Lev: The 1973 Arab-Israeli War, Deluxe Edition

    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.

     AVAILABLE  JUNE 5TH

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    $119.00

  10. CSS The Little Land – The Battle for Novorossiysk

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    Stalin had been unhappy with the progress of North Caucasus Front on Krasnodor and impatient to see more success, he ordered General Ivan Petrov, commander of the Black Sea Group of Forces, to break the stalemate by a surprise invasion from the Black Sea. This would unhinge the German defense and quicken the offensive.

    AVAILABLE  3RD QUARTER 2019

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    $119.00

    $89.00

  11. Fulda Gap – A CSS Game

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    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.

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    $145.00

    $109.00

  12. Combat!

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    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.

    AVAILABLE JULY 2019

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    $139.00

    $99.00

  13. For Motherland! The Russian Front, 1941-44

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    For Motherland! The Russian Front, 1941-44 is the all-new, single map game design by renowned Japanese game designer, Masahiro Yamazaki. This edition features a mounted map and delivers an eminently-playable version of his original, two-map War for the Motherland release that can be played to completion in a single sitting.

    Anticipated Release Date: Q2 2020

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    $89.00

    $64.00

  14. Hitler's Last Gamble: The Battle of the Bulge, Designer Signature Edition

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    Hitler's Last Gamble: The Battle of the Bulge, Designer Signature Edition, marks the return of a true wargaming classic by Danny Parker first published in 1989, faithfully remastered and updated with this all-new, supersized edition. The CSR award-winning designer is well renown as an author and expert on the Battle of the Bulge, having designed no less than six games on the battle. The original release showed great promise with an excellent order of battle, but did contain considerable errata that curtailed game enjoyment. These shortcoming are now fully addressed in this new edition along with additional refinements and game enhancements. This new Designer Signature Edition promises to realize the full potential of this two-player operational level simulation covering the Battle of the Bulge in a highly detailed yet imminently playable format.

    This edition of Hitler's Last Gamble features super-sized map and counters and is another Classic Reborn! by Compass.

    Anticipated Release Date: Q4 2019

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    $99.00

    $75.00

  15. Tank Leader: Eastern Front, Designer Signature Edition

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    Tank Leader: Eastern Front, Designer Signature Editionis a tactical level, two-player game covering armored warfare in the Second World War where formations are activated by playing command cards. This edition is dedicated to the memory of the original game series designer, John Hill, and includes numerous system updates as introduced in later entries of the game series. We have assembled a top-notch group of contributors, including veterans of the game series along with the original designers of Western Front Tank Leader and Desert Steel to deliver numerous enhancements to the game series.

    This edition of Tank Leader: Eastern Front is another Classic Reborn! by Compass.

    Anticipated Release Date: Q4 2019

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    $89.00

    $69.00

  16. Schutztruppe, Heia Safari, 1914-18

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    Schutztruppe, 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.

    Anticipated Release Date: Q4 2019

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    $69.00

    $52.00

  17. The Third World War, Designer Signature Edition

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    The Third World War, Designer Signature Edition, marks one of the largest and ambitious game undertakings to date covering not one but FOUR true wargaming classics by Frank Chadwick, faithfully remastered and updated with this all-new, deluxe edition. Hailed by many as one of the finest and playable game series covering the NATO and Warsaw Pact, Third World War brings together all four games of the series into one, comprehensive package for all to enjoy.

    This edition of The Third World War features many new enhancements and larger counters and is another Classic Reborn! by Compass.

    Anticipated Release Date: Q1 2020

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    $190.00

    $135.00

  18. The Korean War: June 1950 - May 1951, Designer Signature Edition

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    The Korean War: June 1950 - May 1951, Designer Signature Edition, marks the return of a true wargaming classic by Joseph Balkoski first published in 1986, faithfully remastered and updated with this all-new, supersized edition. Hailed by many as of the premier games covering The Korean War, this two-player operational level simulation covers the first year of the Korean conflict, from June 1950 to May 1951.

    This edition of The Korean War features a super-sized map and counters and is another Classic Reborn! by Compass.

    Anticipated Release Date: Q3 2019

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    $89.00

    $62.00

  19. Decision at Kasserine: Rommel's Last Chance, Designer Signature Edition

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    Decision 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.

    Anticipated Release Date: Q3 2019

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    $79.00

    $59.00

  20. NATO: The Next War in Europe, Designer Signature Edition

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    NATO: The Next War in Europe, Designer Signature Edition, marks the return of a true wargaming classic by Bruce Maxwell first published in 1983, faithfully remastered and updated with this all-new, supersized edition. Hailed by many as a highly-playable two-player operational level simulation that covers a potential NATO/Warsaw Pact conflict in Central Europe during the 1980's.

    This edition of NATO: The Next War in Europe features a super-sized map and counters and is another Classic Reborn! by Compass.

    Anticipated Release Date: Q4 2019

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    $75.00

    $56.00

  21. Fortress Europa, Designer Signature Edition

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    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 and is yet another Classic Reborn! by Compass.

     Release Date: JULY 2019

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    $79.00

    $62.00

  22. Ostkrieg: WW II Eastern Front

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    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.

    Anticipated Release Date: Q3 2019

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    $65.00

    $46.00

  23. WWII Commander: Battle of the Bulge

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    WWII Commander, Volume One: 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.

    Expected Release Date: Q4  2019

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    $65.00

    $50.00

  24. Battle Hymn Vol. 2 - Shiloh and Bentonville

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    Battle Hymn: Volume Two 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.

    Expected Release Date: Q2 2019

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    $79.00

    $59.00

  25. Indian Ocean Region

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    The game Indian Ocean Region 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.

    Expected Release Date: Q1 2020

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    $89.00

    $65.00

  26. Brotherhood & Unity

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    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.

    EXPECTED RELEASE DATE  4TH QUARTER 2019

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    $69.00

    $52.00

  27. France 1944: The Allied Crusade in Europe, Designer Signature Edition

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    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 2019. 
    France 1944 is yet another Classic Reborn! by Compass.
    Expected Release Date Q1 2020

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    $69.00

    $50.00

  28. Death in the Trenches

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    Death in the Trenches is a strategic-level World War I game covering the entire war, in all theaters, on an army level with divisional formations handled on an off-map display that minimizes map clutter. The game relies on simple mechanics that eliminate production bean counting and complicated combat results tables. Designed with the narrative gamer in mind, its more than 500 random events draw you into the global nightmare of 1914-1918, while its pulse system of alternating player moves ensures very little down time for the non-phasing player. An exciting combat system, where you choose your own level of aggressiveness, gives you a real feel for World War I, and you’ll find yourself piling in everything but the kitchen sink – more artillery! more planes! more generals! – in order to make “one big push” for that elusive victory.

    This Charles S. Roberts Award-winning World War One classic is back, in an impressive, brand new, redesigned Second Edition from Compass Games.

    EXPECTED RELEASE DATE  2ND QUARTER 2020

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    $69.00

    $52.00

  29. A Pragmatic War

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    A Pragmatic War: The War of the Austrian Succession 1741 – 1748 is a two-player game simulating the War of the Austrian Succession. 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”).

    EXPECTED RELEASE DATE  4TH QUARTER 2019

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    $75.00

    $54.00

  30. Kharkov Battles

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    Kharkov Battles: Before & After Fall Blau.

    Kharkov Battles uses the Fall Blau basic rules to cover the Second & Third Battles of Kharkov.

    RELEASE DATE:   2nd Quarter 2019

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    $69.00

    $52.00

  31. Blue Water Navy

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    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.

    Expected Release Date: 3rd Quarter 2019

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    $99.00

    $72.00

  32. Stellar Horizon

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    Stellar Horizon 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 Horizon 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.

    Expected Release Date 4TH Quarter 2019

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    $139.00

    $105.00

  33. Engage & Destroy

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    Engage & Destroy is a simulation game of tactical armored warfare in World War II, 1939 to 1945. Underlying Engage & Destroy is a comprehensive set of models that generates the game data for each of the units used in the game so that the game subsumes most of the complex calculations allowing the players to focus primarily on combat tactics.

    EXPECTED RELEASE DATE  2ND QUARTER 2019

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    $89.00

    $65.00

  34. Nations in Arms: Valmy To Waterloo - Restock

    Bring one of the most famous periods in history to your gaming table: the French Revolution and the legend of Napoleon in Europe, from 1792 to 1815 - an epic spanning 24 years of the Napoleonic period at the strategic level.

    AVAILABLE 3RD QUARTER 2019

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    $129.00

    $99.00

  35. Battle Hymn Vol. 1 - Gettysburg and Pea Ridge - Restock

    Battle Hymn Vol. One 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.

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    $79.00

  36. The Lamps are Going Out: World War 1 2ND EDITION

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    "The lamps are going out all over Europe, we shall not see them lit again in our lifetime."- Sir Edward Grey

    EXPECTED RELEASE 1st QUARTER 2020

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    $75.00

    $59.00

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