Afrikakorps - AK001 El Alamein

Published by: Critical Hit. June 2010
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Introduction:

This is the core kit for Critical Hit's desert theme pack. This is the first of 6 kits covering different parts of the see-saw war in North Africa. This pack includes the 'Tobruk' map that all the scenarios of the series are played on as well as a large set of overlays, rules for the specific terrain shown on them, 1/2" and 5/8" die cut counters featuring both the Afrikakorps and the Folgore infrantry and additional armor in the new more easily decipherable CH style. This pack also includes the first ten scenarios featuring action in and around the famous battle ground at El Alamein.

Map board(s):

Board: CH: Tobruk

Articles and Resources:

TitleAuthorDescriptionPage/url
Terrain RulesRules and Strategy1-4
NostalgicRay TapioAfter Action Report5-7
Pack IntroductionsReference Material7-8
Design Credits and AcknowledgmentsReference Material8

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Scenarios:

ScenarioPlayedTotalRatingLocationTheatreAttackerDefenderLengthBalancePopularity*
AK 1: Charge to Aqqaqir Ridge01 8.00El Alamein, EgyptDTOBritishGerman6.6 hrs75% German3%
AK 2: The Mark of the Lion00 South of Mersa Matruh, EgyptDTONew ZealandGerman1.5 hrs100% German0%
AK 3: The Saucer05 7.25Tel Alam El Shaqiq, EgyptDTOGermanAustralian / British4.7 hrs60% Australian / British14%
AK 4: January Breached00 Munassib Depression and Mount Himeimat, EgyptDTOBritishItalian1.9 hrsBalanced0%
AK 5: Action Along the Rahman Track02 El Alamein, EgyptDTOBritishGerman / Italian11.3 hrsBalanced6%
AK 6: Fraser's Black Line Dash00 6.00El Alamein, EgyptDTOBritishGerman3.3 hrs100% German0%
AK 7: Kidney Punch08 6.00El Alamein, EgyptDTOBritishGerman / Italian12.1 hrs63% British23%
AK 8: Operation Beresford02 4.00El Munassib, EgyptDTONew ZealandItalian10.4 hrsBalanced6%
AK 9: Hunters of Africa04 5.50El Alamein, EgyptDTOBritishItalian4.3 hrs75% British11%
AK 10: Todt02 El Alamein, EgyptDTOBritishGerman0.6 hrs100% British6%

 * Popularity is the sum of Roar and Archive reported playings based as a percentage of the parent publication's total games.

 (Dark) grey rows indicate Night scenarios.

Median length of scenarios: 4.5hrs

Average rating of scenarios: 6.13

Total playing time: 56.7hrs

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