Critical Hit (1996)
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46-page magazine, including 10 scenarios as pages of the magazine.
General information on Critical Hit Magazine can be found here.
Critical Hit Magazine Issue #4. 46 pages (including 10 scenarios). Articles include a lengthy work on armored assault tactics (riders, halftracks, trucks, etc.) by Robert Modarelli, and a scenario strategy article by Ted Bleck and Alan Freedman.
The 10 scenarios are, per usual, a miscellaneous offering, including France 1944 (British vs. Germans); Soviet Union 1941 (Soviets vs. Germans), 1943 (Soviets vs. Germans); Netherlands 1945 (Canadians vs. Germans ); Germany 1944 (Americans vs. Germans), 1945 (Americans vs. Germans ); Hungary 1945 (Soviets vs. Germans); and Egypt 1942 (Australians vs. Germans).
CH42 (Teryaeva Sloboda) is a DASL scenario.
The issue also features a number of interesting scenarios, among them the classics CH41 (Test of Nerves, designed by Darrell Andersen and Rory Millard) and CH44 (Operation Nordwind, designed by Brian Abela). Also good are the meaty CH48 (Double or Nothing!) and the desert scenario CH49 (High Danger). Scenario artwork is different from previous issues, to reflect a more obvious distinction between Critical Hit artwork and “official” artwork.
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.
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