Kodorov – A Crossfire Battle Report

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Chris Harrod and I had a go at my Kodorov scenario. We threw for sides – I got the Russians and Chris got the Germans. Strangely we both started quite confident about our chances. Before we had rolled the dice I told Chris that if the scenario was unbalanced, it probably favoured the Russians. He, on the other hand, thought the Germans could hold them off. The game was unusual for two reasons: it is a night battle using night time special rules from Hit the Dirt; the Russians deploy splitting the Germans in half. The historical action concentrated on the four objectives, and the battle report follows suit. The narrative jumps fairly rapidly between the Store House, School House, Tomato Farm / Farm House, and Infantry Gun company on Battery Hill.

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2 Foot City – A Crossfire Battle Report

John Mclennan and I often play DBA on a 2′ by 2′ cloth. One evening we were discussing how many Crossfire building sectors would fit on such a table, so we tried it. As it happens the particular layout we used had 35 building sectors (of various heights). That seems enough for a company a side, hence after a brief discussion about a scenario, we set to. As usual I was the Russians and John the Germans.

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Reconnaissance Before Pontecorvo – A Crossfire Battle Report

John McLennan turned up, with his almost finished British, and wanted a bash. I didn’t have a prepared Crossfire scenario so we decided upon the Hit the Dirt scenario “Reconnaissance Before Pontecorvo” (p. 19). The gist of the scenario is a Canadian company must try to identify the positions of a reduced company of entrenched Germans, without taking undue losses themselves.

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Mekensievy-Gory – A Crossfire Battle Report

John Mclennan and I tried out my Mekensievy-Gory Scenario. I was the attacking Russians and John the defending Germans. We both had a company of infantry. I had a small pack of supporting light tanks and John had a Panzer III and a couple of 3.7 cm Pak 36 anti-tank guns. (John should have had a Stug D or E, but I don’t have any models so we substituted something that was appropriate for the period.)

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