Category: Crossfire Scenario Design


PowerPoint Maps: From CC2 to PowerPoint for Drawing Maps

Crossfire at Position Four- The Village P Scenario

I’m starting to use Microsoft PowerPoint to draw maps for my Wargaming projects. So I thought I’d start a series on how to do that.

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Musing on Breakthrough Objectives for Crossfire Scenarios

Table SU-76i from Short Edge

I have only played the HTD scenario “The Island” once, a fair few years ago with Rich Wilcox. The game revealed a flaw in Breakthrough objectives. The attacker just makes a hole and pours through. More recently Dick Bryant play tested my SU-76i in 1902nd SAP – A Crossfire Scenario, which was based on “The Island”. Dick found the same problem. So it seems time to revisit Breakthrough objectives for Crossfire scenarios.

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Using the Saitek Competition Pro Game Clock for Crossfire

Saitek Competition Pro Game Clock

It is rather embarrassing but I’ve had my Saitek Competition Pro Game Clock for nearly two years, have tried to use it for a Crossfire game twice and failed both times. Most recently for Operation Crossfire. The trouble is that this is a complicated clock because it is for competitions, we hardly ever use it, and we leave it to the last minute to figure out how to use it. Disaster. This time I thought I’d write a few notes to remind myself for next time.

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Converting from Advanced Squad Leader (ASL) to Crossfire

Some musing on Converting from Squad Leader (SL) or Advanced Squad Leader (ASL) to Crossfire. I don’t claim to be an expert on these SL or ASL, in fact I admit to virtual ignorance, but I have found some ASL scenarios I wanted to convert to Crossfire, so wanted some guidelines. Steve Burt made some suggestions on the Yahoo Discussion Forum and his site which seemed a good starting point, I’ve just fleshed them out.

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Guidelines for Creating Crossfire Scenarios

Crossfire Cover

My Scenario Template outlines the things to consider in creating a new Crossfire scenario. But that is the easy bit; the hard bit is filling in the gaps to create a balanced and fun game. I’ve some advice on bits of that process

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Umpire Ploys – How to Spice Up a Wargame

Nikolas Lloyd suggest some ploys the umpire can use to spice things up if a table gets bogged down. Lloyd suggested them in the context of Crossfire but they apply equally to other rules.

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