Alternative Titles/Edition History:
1st Edition, 2005; 2nd Edition (Heroes 3: Java to Luzon), 2017
Critical Hit (1st Edition, 2005; 2nd Edition, 2017)
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1st Edition: 8 scenarios on cardstock, 1 countersheet (misprinted extra sheets from Total Pacific Theater Pack 1, not needed for play)
2nd Edition (Heroes 3: Java to Luzon): 8 scenarios on cardstockCommentary:
The third Hero Pax offering, Hero Pax 3 takes the concept of no-frills, fast-moving, tournament-sized scenarios (each featuring a hero) to the Pacific.
In this case, some of the scenarios definitely run to the small size, which may turn some people off. Actions include Saipan 1944 (Americans vs. Japanese ); Java 1942 (Australians/Americans vs. Japanese, Dutch/Americans vs. Japanese); Philippines 1945 (Americans vs. Japanese ); New Guinea 1942 (Australians/Americans vs. Japanese), 1943 (Australians vs. Japanese ); and Hauwei 1944 (Americans vs. Japanese).
Fun scenarios in this pack include HP17 (Down Radio Road), which is a classic, HP22 (Luzon Lunatics), and HP21 (Loose on Luzon), among others.
Like its predecessors, Hero Pax 3 is a good value and well worth trying.
2nd Edition (Heroes 3: Java to Luzon) Comments: In 2017, Critical Hit renamed and re-released the four Hero Pax products under new names. The contents are the same–8 scenarios each, although Critical Hit claims that “all known errata [is] input, and freshend [sic] up with the artwork that we’ve had commissioned in the interim, plus other color flourishes.”