Compass Games -Pre Orders, PXXX titles

I was aware of the reprint. Does anyone know the details of the difference between the L2 edition and this? Is it the same game? It looks identical. I struggled to grok how to play the US in this title, so I think I am happy with my L2 Edition for now. If you are a Bulge fan you likely should be buying both of these listed below! Designer Edition Bitter Woods “Complexity: Medium (5 out of 10) Solitaire suitability: 8 Time Scale: 1 turn = 12 hours Map Scale: 1 hex = approximately 2 miles Unit Scale: Primarily regiments and brigades Players: 2 Playing Time: Small Scenarios: 3-4 hours, Full Campaign: 8+ hours Designer: Randy Heller Developer: Bruno Sinigaglio ” Released Date September 30th 2014 Enemy Action: Ardennes -3 Games in One. Image BGG Designer: John Butterfield
Developers: John Foley
Solitaire play German or American Side and
Two player. Would not be Butterfield without solo rules! Arrows are for Ai directions. Note this is a CDG game.  So FYI! I will be awaiting the reviews on this one. I can’t afford to shell out out the cash this quarter. 

“The first game in the series is Ardennes. The game portrays the German offensive against the western Allies in December 1944 — the Battle of the Bulge. Each player controls the German or Allied side. When playing solo, the game system controls the other side. So Enemy Action: Ardennes is effectively three games in one box: the two-player game, solitaire playing the Allies, and solitaire playing the Germans.

Map scale on this module is 2.5 miles per hex. Hexes on the game map are oversized allowing for easy counter handling. Unit scale is regiment, brigade and division, with one to four steps per unit. Each turn represents one day of the battle, with several alternating player impulses in each day.”

Release Date November 30th 2014 Noteworthy, some of these games sound fabulous. But I worry about play value errata and VASSAL support. It seems that the Compass model is a bit hit or miss of late. So here I would love to understand more about Fall Blau…you cant have TOO much EAST FRONT BABY! On to Paris is right in my Operational Napoleonic wheelhouse desire bucket.. I may have to Pre Order that. “Balance of Poweres:   World War 1

Balance of Powers enables players to game the entire First World War in a hex-and-chit format at the army corps and naval squadron-level from the diplomatic crisis of July, 1914, through countless air, land and naval battles until Europe reaches an armistice which can occur as late as May, 1919.

Fall Blau: Army Group South, June to December 1942

Fall Blau uses a modified version of the classic Operation Typhoon/Victory in the West system which uses a randomly drawn strength chit pull for strong units to determine their combat value On to Paris   The Franco-Prussian War

On To Paris! uses a wargame system adapted from Victory Games’ “The Civil War” to simulate the grand events of the Franco Prussian war (1870-71) and challenge players to control the leadership, organization and military operations of Armies and Corps during the later 19th century”
-No images, no draft art. When I can see more I am in I think.

War in the Wind   The Battle for Attu Island, May 1943

In June 1942, forces of the Japanese Northern Army occupied Attu Island as part of its Midway campaign. Attu, at the far western end of the Aleutian Archipelago, was American soil. In May 1943, American forces landed on Attu to liberate it.

Thanks for the support Bill” I think I would like to have seen some more information and images in the newsletter. Some teaser images, looks like most of the games are going to be 9/16th inch counters. That is nice!

2 thoughts on “Compass Games -Pre Orders, PXXX titles

  1. Nice update. Compass games component quality really good. Rules development and writing. Not so good. Won’t preorder but will consider post publishing purchase.

    If I have Ardennes ’44 do I really need any other Bulge game?

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