It also allows that one applied hit may be done in contradiction to 9.2.F.2, which states that normally no opposing unit can be eliminated until all opposing units have already been reduced.
One applied hit, or all applied hits?
The rule says:
6. Critical Hit. If a critical hit is achieved (by an unmodified nine
die roll or due to an event), the player may circumvent the restriction
of case number 2 above, eliminating units while other full strength