Category: Fuego Cruzado

Fuego Cruzado is a variant of Crossfire for early 20th century wars involving the Spanish, notably the Spanish Civil War and Rif Wars. These two wars are grouped together because the Spanish Army of Africa was involved in both. The most important bit is Fuego Cruzado: Crossfire House Rules for Spain’s Wars. See also my Crossfire House Rules.


Moroccan Knives – A Crossfire Battle Report 2

Moroccan Knives Table

Jamie Wish and I played my Moroccan Knives scenario set in the Spanish Civil War. Jamie started work at 05:00 hours the next morning so we wanted something quick. This scenario is guaranteed to take less than two hours so was a good candidate. It was a bit one sided and I’ve suggested a couple of changes.

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Helicopter Landing Zone Requirements and Crossfire

Standard Helicopter Landing Zone (Venter, 1994, p159)

I have found myself looking at the Portuguese Colonial War again recently. Last night I was reading “The Chopper Boys: Helicopter Warfare in Africa” by Al J Venter again and thought I’d share something on Helicopter Landing Zone Requirements and Procedures.

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45 Pesetas – A Crossfire Battle Report in the Spanish Civil War

45 Pesetas Table

Andrew Fisher played my 45 Pesetas – A Crossfire Scenario in the Spanish Civil War, which is very good of him since it is quite draft.

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Ring of Iron – A Crossfire Battle Report

Andrew Coleby and I play tested my Ring of Iron Scenario. I’d only knocked it together in a couple of hours and that showed in the design. I subsequently changed three things.

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Carabanchel – Crossfire Battle Report 2

Carabanchel Table

In the second game of Carabanchel Scenario Chris Harrod played the defending Republicans and I played the attacking Moroccans.

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Carabanchel – Crossfire Battle Reports

Carabanchel Table

I’ve played my Carabanchel Scenario a few times now. All were close run affairs until the final moments.

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Carabanchel – A Crossfire Scenario in the Spanish Civil War

Table Carabanchel

A scenario for Fuego Cruzado – my variant of Crossfire for the Spanish Civil War – set in the Carabanchel Sector as the Nationalists attempt to rush Madrid in early Nov 1936.

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Carabanchel – Crossfire Battle Report 1

Carabanchel Table

Chris Harrod and I played my Carabanchel Scenario. Chris played the attacking Nationalist Moroccan Regulares and I played the Republican Militia.

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Moroccan Knives – A Crossfire Battle Report

Moroccan Knives Table

Andrew Coleby and I tried out my Moroccan Knives scenario set in the Spanish Civil War. Andrew wanted to try a Spanish Civil scenario for Crossfire and I wanted to experiment with a small table and lots of terrain; like the 2 Foot City but in the countryside. We only get a couple of hours to play when Andrew comes over so the game had to be small. All this meant we had small companies facing each other on a 4’x3′ table covered in woods features. It turned out to be a good little game.

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Moroccan Knives – A Crossfire Scenario in the Spanish Civil War

Table Moroccan Knives

This scenario came about because Andrew Coleby wanted to try a Spanish Civil War for Crossfire, or more specifically my variant called Fuego Cruzado. We only get a couple of hours to play when Andrew comes over so the game had to be small. Aside from keeping the forces small I also thought I’d experiment with a small table and lots of terrain; like the 2 Foot City but in the countryside. So this game has small companies facing each other on a 4’x3′ table. The title, “Moroccan Knives”, is because the militia were generally terrified of the Moroccans and

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Ring of Iron – A Crossfire Scenario in the Spanish Civil War

Table Ring of Iron

A scenario for Fuego Cruzado – my variant of Crossfire for the Spanish Civil War – set in the Basque Country. The Nationalists are trying to penetrate the “Ring of Iron” around Bilbao.

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Fuego Cruzado: Crossfire House Rules for Spain’s Wars

Fuego Cruzado is my Crossfire variant for early 20th century wars involving the Spanish, notably the Spanish Civil War and Rif War. All of my normal Crossfire House Rules apply. These house rules are additions specifically for Fuego Cruzado.

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Andalusian Motorcade – A Crossfire Battle Report

Andalusian Motorcade Table

Chris Harrod and I played my Andalusian Motorcade scenario with Chris as the defending Militia and me as the advancing Column Ascensio.

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Steven’s 2nd Tabor of Regulares of Tetuán

As long as you led from the frontwhere they [the Moroccans] could clearly see you upright, they would follow.

Alferez Juan Crespo.

I’m building up the 2nd Tabor of Regulares of Tetuán from Column Asensio of 1936.

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Wargaming Rules for the Rif Wars

Any small scale Colonial, WWI or WWII set of rules will work for the Rif Wars. Check out Colonial Wargames: Rules or Major General Tremorden Rederring’s Colonial-era Wargames Page: Rules for longer lists of Colonial period rules, but choices include . . .

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