Critical Hit (2018)
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Desperation Morale has not examined this product and cannot confirm claims of its contents. It appears to contain 4 unmounted 11" x 16" geoboards (G26-G29), 10 pages rules, 8 scenarios, and 1 5/8" die-cut countersheet (176 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.
Lebanon ’82: Operation Peace for Galilee is an expansion of Critical Hit’s Genesis III product on the Arab-Israeli Wars, which was designed as the anchor for a whole series of products related to the Arab-Israeli conflict.
Ownership of Genesis III is required,as is ownership of Magach 73. Some of the scenarios have helicopters, which probably means that ownership of Critical Hit’s “HELO” (helicopter) rules is also required. These have to be purchased separately. They can be found as part of CH Annual Issue 1 (original form) and, in updated form, as part of CH Annual Issue 5 or as a set of standalone rules and charts.
This product provides 8 new scenarios depicting fighting during the 1982 Israeli invasion of Lebanon. Four scenarios feature Israelis fighting PLO forces, while four more feature fighting between Israelis and Syrians.
Lebanon ’82 comes with a full sheet of 5/8″ counters, depicting AFVs and planes of the era and locale, as well as 10 pages of rules for them. It also comes with 4 unmounted 11″ x 16″ desert-themed geoboards.
The product is expensive, selling for $89.95 as of this writing.
At the same time as this product was released, Critical Hit also released–for separate purchase–a set of so-called “Hot Hex” maps, which appear to be the boards of Lebanon ’82 each doubled in size (so that it takes 4 boards to represent what used to take one board).