Kiwis in Italy – Two Crossfire Battle Reports from Bruce Stewart

Bruce Stewart has a collection of Kiwis for the Italian Campaign. He posted a couple of Crossfire after action reports on Facebook and gave me permission to repost them here. One of them is for my own 2 Companies a Side – A Generic Crossfire Scenario. The second is a scenario from the Italian 1944. Bruce games with 1/56 figures and 1/48 – 1/50 vehicles. Being from Facebook these are predominantly photographic reports.


2 Companies a Side in Italy – A Crossfire Battle Report

Battle report of a refight of Balagan scenario 2 Companies a Side – A Generic Crossfire Scenario. Excellent german defense by Robert (Rob) Sadler, alas I ran out of time.

BS 01 Germans 1:56

BS 01 Germans 1:56

BS 02 Kiwis 1:56

BS 02 Kiwis 1:56

BS 03 the board from behind the german positions

BS 03 the board from behind the german positions

BS 04 the board

BS 04 the board

BS 05 initial kiwi deployments

BS 05 initial kiwi deployments

BS 06 Kiwi's sans reinforcements pushing the right flank

BS 06 Kiwi’s sans reinforcements pushing the right flank

BS 07 at last the second company arrives and starts tacling the left flank

BS 07 at last the second company arrives and starts tacling the left flank

BS 08 finaly emboldened last hurrah , of the kiwis in their final bound , alas time ran out

BS 08 finaly emboldened last hurrah , of the kiwis in their final bound , alas time ran out


Bill Slavins Scenario, Italy 1944

Somewhere in Italy – Spring 1944. A Crossfire-ed scenario adapted from Bill Slavin’s Tiny Wars indoor blog.

Toys Germans and Kiwis 1/56 troops, 1/48 – 1/50 vehicles.

BS 10 rare color aerial photo

BS 10 rare color aerial photo

BS 11 german toys

BS 11 german toys

BS 12 german view

BS 12 german view

BS 13 kiwi toys

BS 13 kiwi toys

BS 14 kiwi kick off view

BS 14 kiwi kick off view

BS 15 6 inital kiwi moves

BS 15 6 inital kiwi moves

BS 16 marder reveals itself

BS 16 marder reveals itself

BS 17 8 marder killing field

BS 17 8 marder killing field

BS 18 9 first attempt to flank church

BS 18 9 first attempt to flank church

BS 19 10 first attempt to flank the marder

BS 19 10 first attempt to flank the marder

BS 20 attack pinned

BS 20 attack pinned

BS 21 12 vickers platoon arrives and deploys

BS 21 12 vickers platoon arrives and deploys

BS 22 13 second attempt to flank the church

BS 22 13 second attempt to flank the church

BS 23 14 frontal assult and the kiwis are in

BS 23 14 frontal assult and the kiwis are in

BS 24 15 german engineers finally arrive to set charges on the bridge

BS 24 15 german engineers finally arrive to set charges on the bridge

BS 25 16 getting across the bridge before it blows

BS 25 16 getting across the bridge before it blows


Final Comments

We had a crack at the Cassino railway station a while back, based on Bill Slavin’s Bridgehead over the Rapido. It went pretty well.

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