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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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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Identifying Your Units In Crossfire

German Opel Blitz Trucks in a French Château.

German Opel Blitz Trucks in a French Château.

In the rules, Arty suggests that each base have a couple of numbers written on it; one number would denote company membership, the other platoon membership. He also suggests the use of prone figures, wounded figures and rubble to mark whether a unit is Pinned, “No Fire”, Suppressed or Ground Hugging. I like the latter because it does not involve a nasty number or word written on a card, which would spoil the look of my battlefield. I dislike the former for the same reasons.

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