Backblast # 2

Published by: Multi-Man Publishing. January 1990
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Introduction:

The second and final issue of Backblast.

This 42 page issue had several articles and 8 scenarios. The scenarios are a diverse lot covering both the East & West fronts, and two are based on island war in the Pacific. Compared to more modern scenarios several of these are long (10+ turns). The time frame spanned by the scenarios is 1940-1945.

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Scenarios:

ScenarioPlayedTotalRatingLocationTheatreAttackerDefenderLengthBalancePopularity*
BB09: A Wedge in the Ice06 Near Viipuri, Finland ETORussianFinnish9.1 hrs83% Russian2%
BB10: Surrender Or Die0122 5.78Cisterna, ItalyMTOGermanAmerican1.5 hrs56% American39%
BB11: Kangaroo Hop018 Boulogne, FranceWTOCanadianGerman4.9 hrs83% German6%
BB12: The Awakening of Spring070 6.14Lake Balaton, HungaryETOGerman (SS)Russian14.2 hrsBalanced22%
BB13: Triumph Atop Taraldsvikfjell072 6.60Taraldsvikfjell, NorwayETONorwegian / French German3.2 hrs56% Norwegian / French 23%
BB14: Forth Bridge015 5.00Fuhrberg, Germany WTOBritishGerman8.5 hrsBalanced5%
BB15: Up Number One Road09 Manus Island, the Admiralties, (Territory of New Guinea)PTOAmericanJapanese7.3 hrs67% Japanese3%
BB16: Ambitious Plans03 Point Cruz, GuadalcanalPTOJapaneseAmerican (USMC)9.8 hrs67% Japanese1%

 * 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: 7.9hrs

Average rating of scenarios: 5.88

Total playing time: 58.5hrs

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