Category: Crossfire Campaign

Wargaming campaigns that can use Crossfire for the tactical rules


Paper Factory – A Crossfire Battle Report from Krasny Bor

KB1R-004 Table

Jamie Wish and Chris Harrod played “Paper Factory” (KB1R), the second game of Krasny Bor, featuring the Blue Division in an epic Crossfire campaign. The Spaniards were defending the Paper Factory, in a loop of the Ishora River, against overwhelming odds. Jamie’s Soviets captured all three objectives and won.

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Advance from Ian Ishora – A Crossfire Battle Report from Krasny Bor

KB1F-05 Table

Jamie Wish and Chris Harrod played “Advance from Ian Ishora” (KB1F), the first game of my Krasny Bor Campaign featuring the Blue Division defending against overwhelming odds in an epic Crossfire campaign.

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Playing the Krasny Bor Crossfire Campaign with two players

Krasny Bor Campaign - Two Players

At the end of last year Jo asked if I had ever revisited my Krasny Bor Campaign for Crossfire and the Blue Division. Sadly the answer was no, but it prompted me to rectify the lapse.

I have persuaded Chris Harrod and Jamie Wish to play the campaign. This was a bit different: two players not eight; two months not two days. Here is some advice for anybody who wants to give it a go.

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Bloody Weekend at Villiers – A Crossfire Mini-Campaign

Sheffler 02 - View from the south

Brett Simpson ran a Crossfire mini-campaign over a weekend. Four games were played in total: two Meeting Engagements and Two Bridgeheads. Saturday’s scenario was a Meeting Engagement with the objective of taking the rail hotel (Provincial Beige Building). Sunday used the same table layout, but switched to a Bridgehead. This simulates a counter-attack by whichever force lost on Saturday. There were four games because the players swapped side on each day. Brett wrote up two of the games.

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Operation Crossfire 2014

Operation Crossfire Allied Sunray map

Nikolas Lloyd has announced “Operation Crossfire” for November 2014. A world wide event using Crossfire as the tactical rules.

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3 Round Normandy – A Three Game Crossfire Campaign

Normany 3 round campaign

This is a 3 Round Campaign set during the Normandy Campaign of 1944 with Crossfire as the tactical rules. I threw it together because Dick Bryant was interested in how to run my Kursk 3 Round outside the Eastern Front.

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Crossfire at Position Four – A Linked Scenario Campaign

Position Four Linked Scenario

A Crossfire linked campaign with two scenarios: Village P and Line N-M. The campaign setting is based on Hartmann: Infiltration of Position Four.

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Battle Group Friebe – A Crossfire Battle Report

Panther from Battle Group Friebe

Rich Wilcox and I play through the scenario Tarnopol: Battle Group Friebe, the third part of our Crossfire Campaign: 3 Round Tarnopol. It has been 18 months since played the game so the details have been lost with time but Rich won the game and hence the campaign. Rich also captured a few snaps.

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Russian Recce – A Crossfire Battle Report

Rich Wilcox and I tried out the first scenario – Tarnopol: Russian Recce – from my Tarnopol 3 Round Campaign. This scenario was based on my experience of Reconnaissance before Pontecorvo, which revealed several problems with that HTD scenario.

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No-mans land – A Crossfire Campaign

A version of No-mans land – A Mini-Campaign, adapted to Crossfire.

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SU-152s Up Close and Personal – A Crossfire Scenario in Tarnopol

Table for SU-152s Up Close and Personal

This Crossfire scenario features Russian SU-152 Self Propelled Guns clearing the streets of Tarnopol. It can part of the 3 Round Tarnopol Crossfire Campaign but can also be played in isolation. See also the Battle Report.

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Russian Recce – A Crossfire Scenario in Tarnopol

Table Tarnopol 1944_03_25

This Crossfire scenario is a Russian reconnaissance probe towards German held Tarnopol. It can be played as part of the 3 Round Tarnopol Crossfire Campaign but can also be played in isolation. See also the Battle Report.

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Push to the City – A Crossfire Scenario in Tarnopol

Table Push to the City Scenario

This Crossfire scenario represents the pivotal Russian assault that broke the men of the German 949th Grenadier Regiment at Tarnopol on 28 Mar 1944, and the counter-attacks that followed. It is part of the 3 Round Tarnopol Crossfire Campaign but can also be played in isolation.

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Breakout from Tarnopol – A Crossfire Scenario in Tarnopol

Table Tarnopol 1944-04-16

A Crossfire scenario about the German break out attempt from Tarnopol. It is part of the 3 Round Tarnopol Crossfire Campaign but can also be played in isolation.

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Battle Group Friebe – A Crossfire Scenario in Tarnopol

Table Tarnopol 1944_04_14

This Crossfire scenario features Panzerverband Friebe’s attempt to break through to Tarnopol. It is part of the 3 Round Tarnopol Crossfire Campaign but can also be played in isolation. See also the Battle Report.

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