“The Lamps are Going Out: World War I” to be published by Compass Games

Hermann Luttmann March 25, 2015 0
“The Lamps are Going Out: World War I” to be published by Compass Games

By Hermann Luttmnn:

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Latest proposed cover for “The Lamps Are Going Out” from Compass Games

This design is a fast-paced game of strategic decision making in the First World War for two to four players. There are two Alliances – Central Powers and Triple Entente – each divided into two Factions. The CP player has the Germany and Central Allies (Austria-Hungary, Turkey and Bulgaria) Factions while the TE player has the Western Allies (Great Britain, Belgium, France and Italy) and Eastern Allies/US (Russia, Serbia, Romania and United States) Factions. Players must make critical decisions each turn as to how to spend their scarce resources. Production Points are required to Refit spent units, build new units, construct trenches, conduct research, etc. The combat system is very simple, but yields tremendous excitement and that “just one more attack should do it” feeling. Event cards allow for all sorts of historical situations, conditions, leaders, political events and so on. Everything that would be important in a WWI simulation is considered in this game.

The game designer is Kirk Uhlmann, the developer is Hermann Luttmann, artwork is by Tim Allen and special playtesting and further development is provided by Fred Manzo.

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