Critical Hit (1998)
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52-page magazine, including 8 scenarios as pages of the magazine.
General information on Critical Hit Magazine can be found here.
Critical Hit Magazine Volume 5 Issue 2. 52 pages (including 8 scenarios). With this issue, Trevor Holman became “Managing Editor” and it was announced that the magazine would be published four times a year (three issues and a special edition; this did not last long).
The article content is weak, although there are some useful scenario analyses for the scenarios in the Paddington Bears ’98 Pack.
The 8 scenarios are a mix of actions, including France 1940 (British vs. Germans, French vs. Germans); Netherlands, 1944 (British vs. Germans); France 1944 (Americans vs. Germans ); Burma 1944 (British/Indians vs. Japanese); Italy 1944 (Americans vs. Germans); and Poland 1939 (Poles vs. Germans).
The scenarios include a nice tournament-sized PTO scenario, CH97 (Final Crisis at Blackpool, designed by Joe Leoce). CH96 (DC Party), a Seaborne Assault, might interest ASL amphibians. However, the other scenarios in the issue are not popular. The late 1990s were an era of low quality control for Critical Hit.
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.