Critical Hit (2020)
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Desperation Morale has not examined this product and cannot verify any claimed contents. However, it appears that this product contains 9 12" x 18" glossy heavy paper/light cardstock map panels, 8 scenarios, ? pages of rules, and "bonus publisher's choice counters."
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.
ASLers should read the Desperation Morale write-up for the first GWASL module to understand the nature of this series. That module (as well as Cambrai I) is also required in order to play this one.
Cambrai II is the expensive (at $89.95) sequel to Cambrai I, a GWASL product by Critical Hit purporting to focus on the First World War battle of Cambrai in 1917, notable for its use of tanks by the British.
The product includes an ostensibly historical map, a couple of pages of rules, and eight scenarios on cardstock. The module appears to require no new counters of its own but Critical Hit claims that “bonus” counters of “publisher’s choice” will be included, which usually means that Critical Hit will throw in a random countersheet from some previously published product.
At around the same time as Critical Hit released this product, it also released–for separate purchase only–alternate map sets for it. One, dubbed a “MONSTER Map Set” features larger-than-usual hexes; the other, dubbed the “Uber MONSTER Map Set,” features even larger hexes still. Neither one seems like a very practical idea.