Category: Spanish Civil War


No-Mans Land Mini-Campaign

This is a skirmish level mini-campaign set in no-mans land on a fairly static front. It is applicable to any period (see the possible settings). Each player is a junior commander whose job is the patrol and control the area between the opposing forces. Over three game days and nights each player must plan and execute 6 missions from a predetermined list. The interest lies in the fact that each player is picking from a different list to that of his opponent. The key problem being addressed is “How does a commander react when faced with events not covered by

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Fuego Cruzado Scenarios: Crossfire Scenarios for Spain’s Wars

My scenarios for Fuego Cruzado – my variant of Crossfire for Spain’s Wars (e.g. Spanish Civil War and Rif War).

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Vehicles of the Spanish Civil War

A variety of vehicles were used in the Spanish Civil War. They ranged from the WWI vintage FT17 through to the relatively modern BT5 used at the start of WWII. Both sides also improvised armoured fighting vehicles from converted trucks and tractors. The Basques even built their own tankette.

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Platoon Commanders (PC) for Machine guns in Crossfire

Some musing on Platoon Commanders (PC) for Machine guns in Crossfire. Standard Crossfire doesn’t cover this.

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Political Commissar Rule for Crossfire

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.

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Aircraft and Air Superiority in Crossfire

Some musing on Aircraft and Air Superiority in Crossfire. Standard Crossfire doesn’t cover this. I borrowed the main idea from the official Crossfire site tweaked and added some mechanisms from Rapid Fire.

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Political Cooperation Special Rules for Crossfire

Some musing on impact of political cooperation, or more specifically of lack of cooperation, in Crossfire. Standard Crossfire doesn’t cover this.

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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.

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Counter-Attack on Mérida – A Crossfire Scenario in the Spanish Civil War

A scenario for Fuego Cruzado – my variant of Crossfire for the Spanish Civil War – as the Republicans try to recapture Merida from the advancing Nationalists.

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Peter Pig 15mm Wargaming Figures for the Spanish Civil War

I like 15 mm and when I started collecting Spanish Civil War figures Peter Pig was the only choice. They are a good solid range but not quite as good as new ranges from Peter Pig, or indeed from The Late Queen. None-the-less a this range covers every thing you need to get started in the Spanish Civil War.

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Republication Order of Battle for Fuego Cruzado

Republican orders of battle for Fuego Cruzado – my variant of Crossfire for the Spanish Civil War.

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Nationalist Order of Battle for Fuego Cruzado

Nationalist orders of battle for Fuego Cruzado – my variant of Crossfire for the Spanish Civil War.

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Paramilitary Order of Battle for Fuego Cruzado

Paramilitary orders of battle for Fuego Cruzado – my variant of Crossfire for the Spanish Civil War. These guys fought on both sides of the war, either Nationalist or Republicans.

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Generic Order of Battle for Fuego Cruzado

Generic orders of battle for Fuego Cruzado – my variant of Crossfire for the Spanish Civil War.

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Order of Battle for Fuego Cruzado

The Spanish Civil had a lot in common with WWII, but there were some key differences. I’ve got a separate page on the historical Spanish Civil War Order of Battle. Here I have attempted to explain the organisation of the dominant formations as they would appear in Fuego Cruzado – my variant of Crossfire for Spain’s wars.

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