Download Crossfire Freebie 1: Mini-Scenarios. Introductory scenarios for Arty Conliffe’s Crossfire by Steven Thomas and Dick Bryant. Assisted by Arty Conliffe.
This booklet contains six mini-scenarios for Crossfire. These are “mini” because they are played on a table only 2’ by 2’ (60cm x 60cm) and with a minimum of figures. All of the scenarios use the same forces and take about an hour.
Crossfire is a fast-play WW2 wargame for Company commanders. What makes Crossfire unique is the lack of fixed game turns and lack of rulers. The effect, for the players, is an intensely immersive wargaming experience.
Each of the mini-scenarios is a perfect introduction for new players to the concepts within Crossfire. Each poses a tactical challenge that requires some thought to crack so the games will also appeal to more experienced players. The booklet also contains additional advice on how to use these mini-scenarios for a campaign, club event, or participation game at a convention.
This booklet is the first of a series of free official supplements for Crossfire. Other supplements are planned including guides on collecting forces for Crossfire, making terrain, and tactical advice.
You can download Crossfire Freebie 1: Mini-Scenarios as a PDF.
15 thoughts on “Download Crossfire Freebie 1: Mini-Scenarios”
Fantastic thank you
Well done. Excellent job
Awesome! Thanks, Steven!
Thanks for sharing, this is a great idea!
thank you very much. this is just what I needed.
Great work as always! Beautifully presented.
I have just updated the supplement to correct a pagination issue in the PDF.
Awesome, this will be great for introducing a friend to the game. One question though: Is the defenders minefield supposed to be placed on the table? Or is this just a reminder of the length of the minefield and the game is to use hidden markers as usual?
The minefield is mainly included in the orbat to remind people to plot its hidden deployment. Ditto for the sniper. They are both hidden.
Unlike the sniper, the minefield is deployed on table when revealed. A minefield can fill an entire feature (most common) but if it is in the open, then it is four base-widths long.
Thanks, I might not have read the rules for some time. I’ve always just placed a piece of string between the markers once revealed to link terrain features. Actual mine fields will of cause look better on the table.
I reckon a piece of string is fine. 🙂
Awesome stuff! And coincidentally, I have been using these scenarios as a template to get back into wargaming again (building/buying terrain & figures) anyway (blogged here: https://ww2by2.bip.sh, so having a nice PDF is great!
Looking forward to more of these free official supplements too!
These scenarios are definitely a good place to start.
Played my friend today, who had never touched CF and is not really into wargaming. I’m happy to say that he loved it. I think the first scenario was really good for him as a new player, because it has only one type of terrain feature. He played the attacker and was initially plagued by bad luck with his dice, so despite sound tactics he was getting nothing done and a bit frustrated. By minute 45 he had lost 3 stands, but then his rolls started to get better while at the same time something clicked with him. He managed to suppress my MG, drop smoke to prevent reactive fire from most other stands and charged it, killing 4 stands in one initiative ending the game in minute 58. Not quite last minute, but definitely in the spirit of it! We are looking foreward to playing the next scenario.
My minefield was never revealed. 🙂
I’m glad it was a good experience for your friend.