New comers to Crossfire often ask how to base their figures. This is my approach for 15mm figures – see my musing section for how other people base. In general I went for 30mm square bases, rather than the official 32mm, as this is standard for other game systems. and is, well, tidier
Remember: A “base width” is a specific measurement in Crossfire, so your squads should be consistent.
Rifle and SMG squads
30mm x 30mm with 3 figures. I mix LMG teams on the same base with the Rifle (or SMG) equipped guys.
Heavy Machine Gun (HMG)
30mm x 30mm with 2 figures and a tripod mounted HMG.
Platoon Commander (PC)
15mm wide x 30mm deep with one figure.
Company Commander (CC)
30mm x 30mm with 2 figures.
Battalion Commander (BC)
There can be confusion between a BC and ordinary squads as each have 3 figures on a 30mm x 30mm square base. To avoid that confusion I use three slightly different schemes:
- large stand (50mm x 50mm) with 3 figures plus a jeep
- large stand (50mm x 50mm) with 5 figures, and no jeep, but one of the figures has a flag
- normal stand (30mm x30mm) with 3 figures, but one of the figures has a flag
Other people have different strategies for distinguishing BCs, for example, using
- round bases
- normal stand with more figures. .
Forward Observer (FO)
With the standard basing some people find it difficult to distinguish PC and FO figures, as these are single figures on the same size base (15mm wide x 30mm deep with one figure). So I use a 20mm wide x 25mm deep base with one figure:
Other people solve this problem with different methods.
- Clip the front corners of the FO stands (my original strategy)
- Put maps on all FO bases
- Use round bases
- Use a different number of figures (e.g. spotter + radio operator).
On-table Gun / Mortar
30mm wide x as deep as needed. For example:
|37mm (e.g. Pak 35/36) or 45mm ATG||30mm x 30mm||3|
|50mm ATG (e.g. Pak38)||30mm wide x 45mm deep||4|
And a few photos…
By default they are based the same as a PC (15mm wide x 30mm deep with one figure), but to distinguish them I put Commissars on a 20mm x 20mm base.