Category: Crossfire Campaign

Wargaming campaigns that can use Crossfire for the tactical rules


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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No-mans land – A Crossfire Campaign

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

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Tarnopol Matrix – An Engle Matrix Campaign

Tarnopol Matrix Campaign Map

“Tarnopol Matrix” uses Engle Matrix Games mechanisms for a wargaming campaign within the historical context of siege of Tarnopol in Mar-Apr 1944.

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3 Round Tarnopol – A Crossfire Campaign

3 Round Tarnopol uses the 3 Round Campaign mechanisms within the historical context of Tarnopol for a Crossfire campaign. The structure of the game guarantees three different Crossfire games are played from a possible set of five scenarios.

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Race Through Normandy – A Crossfire Campaign

This three round Crossfire campaign simulates both the fighting in the bocage in Normandy, June 1944, but also the competitive spirit prevailing between the American and British / Commonwealth forces fighting in Europe. Nominally the campaign represents the Canadian drive on Caen and the US drive on St Lo. It is a version of the Race for … X Campaign.

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“Race for … X” Crossfire Campaign

A Race for … X mini-campaign can be used anywhere where two friendly forces are competing to reach the same objective – the “X” of the title. The campaign mechanisms are based on some work by Martin Rapier as modified by Huda (2003). I have tried to make it more generic than either of the originals, and also show how to apply the mechanisms in Crossfire.

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Race Through Normandy – Crossfire Order of Battle

The forces in each session of the Race Through Normandy Campaign have to be arranged so the Allies have about 2 to 1 odds in terms of points – the Allies are expected to win, although it might be tough. What follows is the Orbat for a Huge campaign.

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3 Round Kursk: A 3 Game Campaign for Crossfire

Kursk 3 Round Campaign

This is a 3 Round Campaign set at Kursk in 1943 and Crossfire as the tactical rules.

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Krasny Bor Campaign: Phase 2 – Consolidate gains

Krasny Bor Campaign - Phase 2 Tables

Phase 2 of the Krasny Bor Campaign is for consolidation and each Soviet player has different objectives. It ends at 13.00 hours and is fought on the Rear tables.

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Krasny Bor Campaign: Phase 1 – Break the line

Krasny Bor Campaign - Phase 1 Tables

Phase 1 of the Krasny Bor Campaign is the Soviet attempt to breakthrough the Spanish Front Line troops and get as many troops as possible into the Spanish rear for use in Phase 2. It starts at 08.00 hours and is fought on the Front tables.

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Krasny Bor Campaign – A Crossfire Campaign featuring the Blue Division

Krasny Bor Campaign - All Tables

In mid-2003 the guys at the Shed asked me to set up a scenario for a weekend bash. The parameters they outlined were: WW2, Crossfire, 8-9 players (optional umpire), 4 tables, 2 real days of gaming, and BIG. Krasny Bor appealed to me for a number of reasons:

It involves the Spanish Blue Division It is very BIG There aren’t many tanks It is seemingly one-sided, and I wondered if I could still make it a good game.

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