Crossfire

"CROSSFIRE is a unique set of rules for World War II company level wargaming written by Arty Conliffe and published by Quantum Printing in 1996. On this website you will find lists of CROSSFIRE websites, FAQ links, hints & strategies, as well as information regarding the CROSSFIRE supplement book 'Hit The Dirt'."

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Germans in Winter Uniforms 1943-45

German Infantry Platoon in Winter Colours.

German Infantry Platoon in Winter Colours.

Andrew Gorman in New Zealand painted up these 1/72nd scale (20mm) figures from Revell with vehicle kits from Airfix & Fujimi.

Part of a German (Heavy) Machine Gun Company - 40mm x 40mm bases.

Part of a German (Heavy) Machine Gun Company - 40mm x 40mm bases.

German PC (Platoon Commander) - the base is 20mm x 40mm.

German PC (Platoon Commander) - the base is 20mm x 40mm.

German Rifle Squad (Section) - the base is 40mm x 40mm.

German Rifle Squad (Section) - the base is 40mm x 40mm.

German HMG Squad - this represents 2-3 real Tripod-MG42's.

German HMG Squad - this represents 2-3 real Tripod-MG42's.

The whole Infantry Company.

The whole Infantry Company.

Infantry and (Fujimi) Jagdpanzer 38t Hetzer.

Infantry and (Fujimi) Jagdpanzer 38t Hetzer.

Another view of the Infantry & Hetzer.

Another view of the Infantry & Hetzer.

Infantry & (Airfix) StuG IIIG.

Infantry & (Airfix) StuG IIIG.

(Fujimi) Kubelwagen.

(Fujimi) Kubelwagen.

Another view of the Kubelwagen.

Another view of the Kubelwagen.

The (Fujimi) Hetzer.

The (Fujimi) Hetzer.

A closer side view of the Hetzer.

A closer side view of the Hetzer.

The (Airfix) StuG IIIG.

The (Airfix) StuG IIIG.

(Airfix) "88mm FlaK" deployed for action!

(Airfix) "88mm FlaK" deployed for action!

Another view of the '88'.

Another view of the '88'.

(Airfix) Sdkfz 7 Half-Track Gun Tractor.

(Airfix) Sdkfz 7 Half-Track Gun Tractor.

The whole 88mm Gun kit.

The whole 88mm Gun kit.

I think you’ll agree it’s a fantastic effort my Andrew…

  • I like the snow, how did you model it? very nice job.

    • Hi Sean – I will chase up Andrew to comment – he told me but I cannot recall now… 🙂

    • Andrew Gorman

      Hi Sean,

      it was easy……first paint the area you want to be snow a solid white colour. Once dry, mix some baking powder with pva glue to a slightly thick texture. Once this is ready place some on the white painted areas and leave to dry. It will dry a slighlty off white colour but you can dry brush white over it to make it more “snowy” if you wish. If you wnat to make bigger piles of snow then just add more “snow” to the alreaady dry areas. Note: it needs to be dry before adding more otherwise it spreads out instead of up….if that makes any sense?

      Hope this helps 😉

      Slainte,

      Andy

  • Seanpmooney1

    hey thanks guys! I was doing something similar to that (on the whole base) before I read your comment. The problem I had was the stability of soldiers in the pva. How’d you handle affixing the men to the base? I’ll post pics of my amateur attempts with the US!

    Sean

    • Sean – Andrew used a technique of embedding the figs into Poly-Filla (you might call it spakling or such) – hopefully he will see thsi and comment. For me I just PVA the figs to their MDF or Plywood base first, then sculpt material around them after once they are firmly affixed… As mentioned Andrew skipped this – embedding the figs directly into the Poly-Filla IIRC… Cheers, John.

      • Andrew Gorman

        Hi John and Sean,

        I tried a few times with the basing by just embedding them into the polyfilla…sometimes it worked most not, especially when the polyfilla craps (too much water in the mix…). The majority is based as John has them (in fact I followed his advise once….but dont tell him….), and glued them on with pva first then sculpted the polyfilla around the figures on the base. Its easier but takes a little longer. With the vehicles I put the filla on the base first, made tracks with the vehicles and then left it to dry. Once dry I coated everything in pva and then put the sand base down, painted it (again once dry…), and then finally glued the vehicle in place. When all complete, add snow and flock to taste.

        Sorry if that explanation came out a bit longer but its hard to type and think at the same time 🙂

        Slainte,

        Andy

  • Thomas Russell

    Hey what is the reccomended size of board or base for Crossfire?

    • Can be as little as 2′ square if playing smaller games with 15mm figs. Probably want 4′ square minimum if playing with 20mm 1/72 scale figs…

      • Thomas Russell

        Thanks! 🙂 Is 1:72 airfix okay then for it? I have about 50 boxes of airfix infantry so I hope so!

        • Yes – definitely!