Critical Hit (2019)
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Desperation Morale has not examined this product and cannot confirm its alleged contents. However, the product appears to contain a historical map formed from 9 glossy 12" x 18" heavy paper/light cardstock map panels, 2 pages rules, 8 scenarios.
Note: Critical Hit publishes products at a high volume and its products have a general history of quality control issues. Critical Hit provides no review/evaluation copies and typically prices its products very high. For all these reasons, Desperation Morale no longer acquires all, or even most, Critical Hit products for analysis and write-up on this website.
This entry, then, is not a typical Desperation Morale write-up but rather more of a placeholder and historical marker. If Desperation Morale ever acquires a copy of this product, this placeholder entry will be replaced by a full write-up.
Kursk: Southern Salient 1 is a Critical Hit historical module published in 2019 that concentrates on the attack of the German 6th Panzer Division of Army Detachment Kempf on the southern flank of the German unsuccessful offensive at Kursk in the Soviet Union in the summer of 1943. Southern Salient 1 is really only part of a larger module that was seemingly split into two for publication, with the other half being Thunder at Melikhovo: Kursk 1943, ownership of which is allegedly a prerequisite of this module.
Southern Salient is based around a map composed of 9 glossy 12″ x 18″ heavy paper/light cardstock map panels. The artwork on the map greatly resembles that of Thunder, to which it mates. Southern Salient includes 8 scenarios, including a monster scenario that uses the whole map area. One of the Thunder scenarios is a “double monster” scenario that uses all the maps of both Southern Salient and Thunder. As with Thunder, most of the scenarios of Southern Salient are large in size.
At the time Southern Salient was released, Critical Hit also released–for separate purchase, of course–a set of extra large maps dubbed the Monster Map Set and a set of extra-extra large maps dubbed the Uber Monster Map Set. These are impractically large for most ASLers.