Some musing on Bocage, Hedges and Walls in Crossfire. It isn’t clear to newbies what the difference is between Bocage, Hedges and Walls.
World War II
World War II (WWII, WW2, or Second World War) was fought between opposing military alliances – the Allies and the Axis – from 1939 to 1945. The war spanned large chunks of the globe and was both the the largest and deadliest conflict in history. Over 30 different countries fought during the war including all the great powers. More than 100 million people served in military units. Between 50-75 million people died – largely civilians.
I’ve material on the national contributions from Spain, New Zealand, and France. I also cover the battles of Moscow, Stalingrad, Kharkov, Kursk, and Tarnopol.
Company Sized Group Moves for Crossfire
Armed Soft Skinned Vehicles in Crossfire
Cavalry and Mounted Infantry in Crossfire
Some musing on Cavalry and Mounted Infantry in Crossfire. Standard Crossfire doesn’t cover this. My musings are primarily based on ideas by Daniele Varelli on the Crossfire Discussion Forum. Cavalry is divided into Charging Cavalry – who fight mounted – and/or Mounted Infantry – who dismount to fight. Usually a player must choose at deployment whether his Cavalry is “dismounted” or “mounted”; normally they cannot mount/dismount during the game.
Boring Fire Fights in Crossfire
It is fairly common to find yourself in an ineffectual fire fight in Crossfire. I’ve captured some musing on these “Boring Fire Fights” by people with opposing perspectives. Nikolas Lloyd believes ineffectual fire fights are a flaw in the rules. I think they are realistic and points to poor tactics.
Nikolas Lloyd on Campaign Rules and Group Morale in Crossfire
Spaniards in American Service During WW2
Some Spaniards were in American service during World War 2.
Types of Terrain Features in Crossfire
I wanted a list of all the Crossfire Terrain types in one place. The list is compiled from Crossfire and Hit the Dirt. House Rules are in italics.
Rommel Crosses the Meuse, Belgium – May 1940
In 2000 I was staying with friends at a place called Houx on the River Meuse. Houx has quite a distinctive weir across the river. At one point we ventured into the nearby town of Dinant. All of this was terribly familiar somehow but I couldn’t for the life of me remember why. I took some photos on the off chance and sent them to my friend Chris Harrod who I knew was interested in the Meuse Crossings.
Crossfire House Rules (Balagan House Rules for Crossfire)
These are the Crossfire house rules I actually use. I’ve only listed those I’ve played and liked – look elsewhere for other Musings on Crossfire.
WW2 Facts, Tactics, Orders of Battle, etc
I’ve lumped all sorts of tidbits in here.
Scenarios for Arty Conliffe’s Crossfire
You might want to look at my General Scenario Guidelines or go straight to the scenarios and scenario resources themselves:
Various Ideas for Crossfire Scenarios
?? TODO ?? Flesh them out
Musing on Shooting in Crossfire
I’ve a bunch of observations and potential special rules related to shootiing in Crossfire:
Books and Memoirs of World War II
I’ve been reading a lot of books and memoirs about World War II lately and I’ve typed up some of them. Mainly with a view to making scenarios for Crossfire.