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.

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Clear Out The Russian Partisans!

Soviet 7.62cm Anti-Tank Gun.

Soviet 7.62cm Anti-Tank Gun.

It’s 1943 and the Germans are realising there’s no easy victories! Behind German lines large numbers of Soviet Partisans are operating and the Germans are expecting the worst. The terrain is the ‘usual’ crossfire mix, with three, ‘one sector’ villages, several hills and fields, and many woods.

The Russians place the hidden supply dumps before they know the direction of the German advance. Once the direction is determined, (either randomly, or secretly predetermined by the umpire), then the Russian uses hidden deployment, leaving about12’’ for the German player to deploy in. The German then places all his forces, and commences the game with the initiative.

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German Luftwaffe Field Regiment 1942-1945

Rifle Squad in Winter Colours.

Rifle Squad in Winter Colours.

Joe Kelly provides details of the infantry (the non-Fallschirmjäger type) that proved the bulk of the manpower in the Luftwaffe Field Divisions. The “Jäger” Regiments were formed mostly from Ground Crew and rear area troops and a typical regiment as as follows:

Luftwaffe Field Regiment

Regimental Headquarters

3-4, later 2, Luftwaffe Field Battalions, with;

Headquarters

3 Light Companies

1 Heavy Company

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German Gebirgsjäger Regiment 1943

Airfix German Infantry

Airfix German Infantry

Joe Kelly provides his take on the German Gebirgsjäger (Mountain Troops) organisation for the mid-war period. The TO&E had been reorganised from what was present early way, and in 1943 the Regiment was organised as follows:

Regimental HQ Group

1 Signal Platoon

1 Technical Company, with;

1 Signal Platoon

1 Engineer Platoon

1 Light Howitzer Platoon

1 Heavy Mountain Howitzer Battery

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Race for the Reichstag

These are some shots of the original Crossfire demonstration game – the “Race for the Reichstag”!

This is an overview of downtown Berlin c.1945 after, Bomber Command and the 8th Air force have done some re-modelling. As modelled by Chris Leach. You are looking at the park to the left and, the Brandenburg Gate at the centre, with the Reichstag in the background. Knocked out German vehicles litter the streets. The Soviet Shock troops are massing in the burnt out buildings in the foreground.

This is an overview of downtown Berlin c.1945 after, Bomber Command and the 8th Air force have done some re-modelling. As modelled by Chris Leach. You are looking at the park to the left and, the Brandenburg Gate at the centre, with the Reichstag in the background. Knocked out German vehicles litter the streets. The Soviet Shock troops are massing in the burnt out buildings in the foreground.

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