This issue announces the final days of our Kickstarter campaign for Death in the Trenches and our latest release, Test of Faith We also invite you to register for Compass Games Expo 2022, and join our live broadcast tonight, Thursday, June 30 at 8 pm ET, for another action-packed Compass Games Live session.
With nearly 40 nations, 500+ random events, push-your-luck combat, and new artwork inspired by atlases of the era, this beautifully remastered edition of Wes Erni & R. Ben Madison’s Charles S. Roberts Award-winner is the premiere immersive experience for the narrative WWI gamer.
Death in the Trenches is a strategic-level WWI game covering the entire war, from the opening shots in Serbia and Belgium to the final defeat (or victory!) of Germany and its allies in 1918. The map is designed to give you a feel for 1914 by using textures and colors featured in atlases of the time. Stretching from the Pyrenees to Moscow, and from Norway to the Sudan, the map covers every square inch of territory in Europe and the Near East which saw combat from 1914 to 1918, in a manageable 34×22″ format. Colonial battles around the world take place on an additional 8.5×11″ map showing Germany’s empire.
And don’t miss the popular add-on items available for this campaign!
An OSS game using the new added rules from the Doomsday Project to show this war in a way that has not been seen before.
Test of Faith: The Arab-Israeli War of 1973is a new game in the Operational Scale Series 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.
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.
36 Attendees already registered! Check out our Expo page for more details.
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Check out the VASSAL module library for Compass Games! We have released two new modules since our last newsletter:
Case Geldis 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.
Enemy Action: Kharkov is the second game in John Butterfield’s acclaimed Enemy Action series of card-driven games simulating pivotal battles in World War II, playable by two players or one player controlling either side in the conflict. This game portrays the Third Battle of Kharkov, the key Eastern Front battle in which the German Army ended a string of Soviet victories begun at Stalingrad.
The Russian Campaign, Original 1974 Edition, is the long anticipated remake of the original 1974 Jedko game covering the Eastern Front during World War II. This game is short on rules and playing time, and is a true wargaming classic that serves as a great introductory wargame. This game also includes optional rules covering some of the advancements introduced in the Russian Campaign II release by Jedko.
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 2,100+ 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!