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Customer News for August 4, 2022

This issue announces our new preorder for Oceans of Fire and our next release, Brothers at War, which starts shipping on Friday, Aug. 5. We also invite you to register for Compass Games Expo 2022, and join our live broadcast tonight, Thursday, Aug 4 at 8 pm ET, for another action-packed Compass Games Live session.

OCEANS OF FIRE now on Preorder!

An area movement, strategic simulation of the Pacific Theater of Operations in World War II with an operational feel.

Oceans of Fire is an area movement, strategic simulation of the Pacific Theater of Operations in World War II with an operational feel. Players command the Japanese, American, and British Commonwealth naval, air, and ground forces that fought in the Pacific and Southeast Asia. The Netherlands forces that fought in the Dutch East Indies and the Chinese forces that fought in Burma are also included. The map runs from India to the west coast of the United States and from the Aleutians to Australia. The game features five scenarios designed for two to three players, while also suitable for solitaire or team play.

Brothers at War starts shipping on Friday, Aug 5!

This quick-playing, four-game box set explores brigade command on four historical battlegrounds of the American Civil War.

Brothers at War: 1862 is a quick-playing, tactical wargame exploring civil war brigade command. Units are regiments, batteries and companies of skirmishers. This is a quadrigame or set of four games, each featuring a full-size, 22×34″ game map and covering battles from 1862: Antietam, South Mountain, Mill Springs, and Bloody Valverde. Distinctions are made between formed and unformed infantry, deployed and limbered artillery, mounted and dismounted cavalry. Unit facing is not an element of play. Instead, unit deployment in adjacent hexes can trigger pass-through fire, which simulates flanking fire, or fire on compressed lines (both dangerous situations for civil war units).

Upcoming Game Releases

Brothers at War: 1862

A quick-playing, tactical ACW brigade-level quad game. Battles include: Antietam, South Mountain, Mill Springs, and Bloody Valverde.

Pacific Tide, Second Edition

Take command of carrier operations in this fast-paced, card-driven system from acclaimed game designer, Gregory M. Smith.

Compass Games Expo 2022

November 10-14, 2022
Comfort Inn & Suites, Meriden, CT

Compass Games invites you to celebrate the hobby with fellow gaming enthusiasts at our annual gaming event, Compass Games Expo 2022!

Compass Games Expo 2022 will be held at the Comfort Inn & Suites in Meriden, CT over Veterans Day Weekend (Nov. 10-14, 2022). We have secured a special group rate for all attendees which includes complimentary breakfast.

41 Attendees already registered! Check out our Expo page for more details.






Join our Live Broadcast
Thursday, August 4 @ 8 pm Eastern / 5 pm Pacific

We hope you can join our live broadcast scheduled for tonight, Thursday, August 4 @ 8 pm Eastern. Join us for the latest company news and updates. We also look forward to your questions and comments.

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Compass Games on VASSAL

Check out the VASSAL module library for Compass Games! Here is the latest module that is now available:

How to play wargames on VASSAL

Don’t know how to play games on VASSAL? No problem. Check out this video tutorial by Ardwulf’s Lair.


Death in the Trenches

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. Designed with the narrative gamer in mind, its more than 500 random events draw you into the global nightmare of 1914-1918. This Charles S. Roberts Award-winning World War One classic is back, in an impressive, brand new, redesigned Second Edition from Compass Games.

Test of Faith

Test of Faith: The Arab-Israeli War of 1973 is a new game in the Operational Scale Series (OSS) using the new added rules from the Doomsday Project to show this war in a way that has not been seen before. Highly playable but with an emphasis on command and equipment, OSS uses an impulse system to create a test and challenging game to play, but also with new research, plenty of historical narrative.

Paper Wars, Issue 101

Case Geld is an alternative history wargame intended to investigate the strategic parameters that would have been in place in mid-1945 if, starting in late-May 1940, all contingency factors (luck and decision-making) had gone optimally for the Axis and badly for the Allies. Case Geld includes rules, two map sheets, and a sheet containing 228 die-cut counters.


Our gratitude to Mark Rugierro and David White for creating the Compass Games Enthusiasts Group on Facebook. This group is dedicated to discussing our games and is steady climbing to 2,150+ members. Lots of great comments and game play photos being shared. We want to support their efforts and ask that you join the private group today!

Learn to Play The Third World War

We invite you to watch our latest Learn to Play session featuring The Third World War with host and game developer, Greg Warren. This is a video series produced by Maurice Fitzgerald.

And be sure to visit our Learning Library for all our popular Learn to Play sessions.

Join us on Discord to join our upcoming live Learn to Play sessions!

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