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 (G18-21), 2 pages rules, and 8 scenarios.
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.
Uzi’s War: The Six Day War of 1967 is a minor 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.
This product provides 8 new scenarios depicting fighting during the 1967 “Six Day” War. Five of the scenarios feature Israelis fighting Egyptians, while three feature Israelis fighting Jordanians.
The product comes with no counters. Other than the scenarios and 2 pages of rules (which are actually mostly history), the main feature for this modest-sized (though not, at $79.95, modestly-priced) product is its 4 unmounted 11″ x 16″ desert-themed geoboards. One of the scenarios, Uzi67-4 (Bir Gifgafa) is interesting in that it is an all-armor scenario set at night, with some of the AFVs having infra-red capabilities.
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 Uzi’s War each doubled in size (so that it takes 4 boards to represent what used to take one board).