John McLennan and I had long conversations about how to do trench warfare in Crossfire, and came up with the following system .
“The action [in Crossfire] takes place within the effective range of small arms” (p.1). Having said that there are some weapons that had very short ranges, e.g. Infantry Anti-tank weapons) so people have speculated on how to specify ranges in Crossfire. Some people have suggested introducing rulers, but this seems at odds with Crossfire’s intent, so I explored an alternative way of measuring ranges.
In WW2 Russian architecture in villages and towns was characterized by log or plank construction with thatched or plank roofs. They were usually unpainted, but often had elaborately carved window and door frames. The churches were usually of a similar construction, but with the distinctive gilded onion dome. Some houses, particularly in the Ukraine, were plastered and whitewashed but still had the thatch roof.