Some musing on hidden deployment in Crossfire. Standard The Fog of War is hard to represent on a wargaming table – the only attempt Crossfire makes in this area is to allow the defender to use Hidden Placement. A Crossfire table has masses of terrain features and depending on the scenario the defender has the option of hidden deployment within those features. Crossfire proposes a particular method for hidden deployment – Numbered Terrain Markers – but some people use Maps or Hidden Placement Cards, and the method I use most often is Hidden Unit Markers.
Tim Marshall gives paratroopers “German” Command and Control and good officers. But the troop quality can be Veteran, Regular or even Green.
The Political Commissar Special Rule for Crossfire. Standard Crossfire doesn’t cover this but it is described in Hit the Dirt (p. 8). The rule is optional but is applicable to Soviets in WWII – in particular between July 1941 and November 1942 – and communists in any number of civil wars and insurgencies, e.g. the Spanish Civil War and the Portuguese Colonial War.
Alternative Morale and Training Rules for Crossfire first proposed by Rolf Grein in the Crossfire-WWII discussion forum.
An idea from Rapid Fire. It gives soviet battalions a random quality attribute.
I’d been puzzling over how to characterise various historical units and so asked the Crossfire discussion forum for guidance. This page paraphrases the responses from Steve Holmes, Nikolas Lloyd and Jeff with some of my own thoughts mixed in. Officer / NCO quality These are defined in the TO&E, but you don’t have to stick … Read more