Critical Hit (1999)
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40-page magazine, including 7 scenarios as pages of the magazine, and 1 SASL Mission.
General information on Critical Hit Magazine can be found here.
Critical Hit Magazine Volume 6 Issue 1. 40 pages (including 7 scenarios).
One of the first consequences of trying to quicken the production of Critical Hit Magazine in the late 1990s, a period of very low Critical Hit quality control, was that it began to shrink in size. Even when the magazine only appeared a couple of times per year, finding even half-way decent written content was difficult, so a decrease in pages was perhaps inevitable. The number of scenarios per issue remained low, too, compared to early issues.
Worthwhile articles include a useful article on air support by Pedro Ramis (reprinted from ASL News), but overall the article content is very weak.
The issue does include an SASL Mission (“Assault on a Partisan Home Base”).
The handful of scenarios are a mixed offering of situations, including Finland 1944 (Soviets vs. Finns); Normandy 1944 (Americans vs. Germans, British vs. Germans ); Belgium 1940 (Belgians vs. Germans); and Norway 1940 (Norwegians vs. Germans). This last scenario, CH107 (Tumult from the Clouds) is an airdrop scenario.
The 7 scenarios include two fairly meaty scenarios, CH105 (Wide Diamond) and CH106 (The Breakthrough), that use the Scotland the Brave I and II historical maps. However, none of the scenarios have received much playing.
This is one of the poorer issues of Critical Hit magazine.
Note: In 2008-2009, CH reprinted content from several older issues of the magazine as “Retro Issues.” However, the content does not always entirely duplicate that of the originals. See Retro Issue section for details. The “Retro” version includes the scenarios on cardstock (though the original scenario pages are still there); the scenarios also ostensibly incorporate any errata.