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Pittman’s reviews of CH are not biased but are the truth in a kind and logical way. I love the fact that he had to create a consumer alert to warn folks about the shady (to put it mildly) business model of CH.

If anyone has any doubt about this just go read this review:

http://www.desperationmorale.com/products/across-the-aller-i/

Same with Aller II

Very sad CH, very bad business model.
 

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One of friends defends Critical Hit. But he may be biased as he works for the company. I do not know enough to judge the issues. I really do like the look of the map board of Wake Island game that I purchased. The WW1 game left me unimpressed, however. For all I know you and Pittman may be right. There are enough ASL games to buy that I do not have to purchase his games. Tim
 

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Indeed, my capacity to purchase games is quite limited due to purchase of Singapore, preorder of I Shall Return, and now Barbarossa. 8,000 counters almost. Great Black Friday sale, but stung my wallet. Tim
 

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Pittman’s reviews of CH are not biased but are the truth in a kind and logical way. I love the fact that he had to create a consumer alert to warn folks about the shady (to put it mildly) business model of CH.

If anyone has any doubt about this just go read this review:

http://www.desperationmorale.com/products/across-the-aller-i/

Same with Aller II

Very sad CH, very bad business model.
I thought that I had read all of the CH reviews, however I missed this one! Thanks for sharing the link, which should be of great help for the new ASL'ERS.
Caveat Emptor!
 

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When he criticized CH releases he clearly identified what he didn't like, which helps you know if a feature he didn't care for is reason you WOULD want to buy the product. And I think his ambition to acquire every ASL release collided with Tapio's plan to revise and relabel everything every 4 years. If you are not a completist, his reprints aren't a problem.
DM was an invaluable resource, and I'd love to see its return. We all owe him a debt of thanks.
 

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Pittman’s reviews of CH are not biased but are the truth in a kind and logical way. I love the fact that he had to create a consumer alert to warn folks about the shady (to put it mildly) business model of CH.
It seems to me he created the 'consumer alerts' to tag the Wild Bill Wilder stuff that was being sold on ebay for astronomical prices. He just happened to reuse it for other products.
 

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I wish Mark didn't insist on doing it all himself. There has to be others he would trust to do product reviews for the site. Many hands make little work.

I'd hate to see DM go the way of too many useful ASL sites.
Unfortunately, the one area where I more than once actively solicited help--taking good photos of components--I never got any responses.
 

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I am very gratified that people are missing the DM site--or rather the lack of new content on it. I regret that a combination of work and personal obligations plus major burnout have so far kept me from doing any updates. However, I have been trying to keep up with items released, so that I can do a future update when I get the time and energy. Although I have stopped getting Critical Hit products; there seems little point to that anymore.

Hope to see some of you at Winter Offensive. Despite my burnout, I am planning on going, as long as it isn't blizzardy.
 

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Hope to see some of you at Winter Offensive. Despite my burnout, I am planning on going, as long as it isn't blizzardy.
Six feet of snow this time!

If it snows try coming across 200 (toll, but probably worth it) to 95 or 70 and 695 around Baltimore then down 95 instead of by 495.

JR
 

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Unfortunately, the one area where I more than once actively solicited help--taking good photos of components--I never got any responses.
Mark .. if I send you a few shots of Forgotten War as an audition and you are okay with them, will you start things back up? At least with the few things I got. It won't be quick but I will do what I can.

If yes .. can you please PM me your email?

Rgds Jack
 
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