Alternative Titles/Edition History:
1st Edition (Euro-Pack VI: Partisans and Irregulars), 1999; 2nd Edition (Euro 6: The Walking Dead), 2020
Critical Hit (1st Edition, 1999; 2nd Edition, 2020)
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1st Edition contents: 8 scenarios on cardstock.
2nd Edition (Euro 6) contents: 8 scenarios on cardstock.Commentary:
The Euro-Pack series of scenario packs began as reprints of scenarios from the European ASL News magazine, collected into a common theme (like the Battle of the Bulge). However, this pack is an assortment of scenarios by mostly American scenario designers, with half of them designed by Scott Holst.
Actions include Corsica 1943 (Corsican partisans vs. Germans); China 1937 (Chinese Communists vs. Japanese); Soviet Union 1947 (Soviets vs. Ukrainian partisans); Yugoslavia 1943 (Yugoslav partisans vs. Germans), 1944 (Yugoslav partisans vs. Germans); Poland 1944 (Polish Home Army partisans vs. Germans); Spain 1937 (Spanish Republicans vs. Italians); and Greece 1941 (Greeks vs. Germans).
Oddly, two of the scenarios feature no “partisans and irregulars” at all.
They are not exactly stellar. E-P92 (The Walking Dead), for example, designed by Scott Holst, ostensibly represents an action from early in the 1944 Warsaw Uprising. However, the symbol next to the Polish OB is a Star of David–as if it were the 1943 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising instead. The Poles are inexplicably given Soviet support weapons (they had no Soviet weapons). Holst correctly notes that the Poles had several captured tanks, but he gives them Mk IVs instead of the actual Panthers.
Other scenarios are simply unbalanced or just not that fun to play. Two scenarios, for example, start with one side surrounded and in vulnerable circumstances.
2nd Edition (Euro 6: The Walking Dead) Comments: Two decades after its first release, this pack saw a new edition under a new name. Not seen by Desperation Morale, this edition seems to include scenarios only. It is likely some of them have been tweaked from the originals.