Standard Crossfire Orders of Battle

Orders of battle are a central part of Scenarios so I wanted one place where I could find the Crossfire Orders of Battle I use regularly. I can just copy and paste into a new scenario. Obviously I’ve got an bias towards the Eastern Front.

These orders of battle reflect Arty’s assumptions. In particular they are reduced from full strength with less support weapons than you would see in a full strength unit. You could, for example, historically justify doubling all HMG although this might unbalance the game.


Soviet Orders of Battle for Crossfire

The most common Soviet formations I use are Leg Infantry Battalions or the subordinate companies. The only curly fact is that early war formation had four squads per platoon whereas mid to late war platoons had three squads. I also occasionally field sub-machinegun companies.

Other places on my site you can find Soviet orders of battle:


Early War Soviet Leg Infantry (1939-42)

Early war Soviet rifle formations with four squads per platoon.

Early War Soviet Leg Infantry Battalion (1939-42)

  • 1 x BC (+1)
  • 1 x Heavy Weapons Company
    • 3 x HMG
    • 3 x FO for off-table 82 mm Mortar (12 FM)
    • 1 x 45mm ATG with optional tow
  • 3 x Infantry Companies
    • 1 x CC (+1)
    • 1 x HMG
    • 1 x on-table 50 mm Mortar (12 FM)
    • 3 x Rifle Platoons: PC (+1 Close Combat; 0 Rally); 4 x Rifle Squads; 1 x Anti-Tank Rifle
  • Command & Control: Poor
  • Morale: Regular
  • Points: 215.5
  • Total fighting stands: 47

Of course often I just want a company.

Early War Soviet Rifle Company (1939-42)

  • 1 x CC (+1)
  • 1 x HMG
  • 1 x on-table 50 mm Mortar (12 FM)
  • 3 x Rifle Platoons: PC (+1 Close Combat; 0 Rally); 4 x Rifle Squads; 1 x Anti-Tank Rifle
  • Command & Control: Poor
  • Morale: Regular
  • Points: 58.5
  • Total fighting stands: 14

Mid-Late War Soviet Leg Infantry Battalion (1942-45)

Mid to late war Soviet rifle platoons dropped a squad, so matched other nations with three squads.

Mid-Late War Soviet Leg Infantry Battalion (1942-45)

  • 1 x BC (+1)
  • 1 x Heavy Weapons Company
    • 3 x HMG
    • 3 x FO for off-table 82 mm Mortar (12 FM)
    • 1 x 45/66mm ATG with optional tow
  • 3 x Infantry Companies
    • 1 x CC (+1)
    • 1 x HMG
    • 1 x on-table 50 mm Mortar (12 FM)
    • 3 x Rifle Platoons: PC (+1 Close Combat; 0 Rally); 3 x Rifle Squads; 1 x Anti-Tank Rifle
  • Command & Control: Poor
  • Morale: Regular
  • Points: 188.5
  • Total fighting stands: 38

Of course often I just want a company.

Mid-Late War Soviet Rifle Company (1942-45)

  • 1 x CC (+1)
  • 1 x HMG
  • 1 x on-table 50 mm Mortar (12 FM)
  • 3 x Rifle Platoons: PC (+1 Close Combat; 0 Rally); 3 x Rifle Squads; 1 x Anti-Tank Rifle
  • Command & Control: Poor
  • Morale: Regular
  • Points: 48.5
  • Total fighting stands: 11

Soviet SMG Company (1939-45)

This order of battle is for Soviet SMG companies where everybody had a sub-machine gun. An example are sub-machine gun companies in Guards regiments. They had no support weapons – no light machine guns, no heavy machine guns, no mortars, no nothing. Sub-machines guns and lots of them.

Soviet SMG Company (1939-45)

  • 1 x CC (+1)
  • 3 x SMG Platoons: PC (+1 Close Combat; 0 Rally); 3 x SMG Squads
  • Command & Control: Poor
  • Morale: Regular
  • Points: 32.5
  • Total fighting stands: 10

German Orders of Battle for Crossfire

The Germans started the war with a high proportion of support weapons in heavy companies. These disappeared mid war.

In Crossfire the Germans benefit from an extra HMG stand at the company level to reflect the high rate of fire of their squad level support weapons – the MG34 / MG42. The Germans benefit from this throughout the war.


Early War German Leg Infantry (1939-42)

Early War German Leg Infantry Battalion (1939-42)

  • 1 x BC (+2)
  • 1 x SMG Squad
  • 1 x Machinegun Company
    • 3 x HMG
    • 1 x FO for off-table 80mm Mortar (12 FM)
  • Anti-tank Company: 3 x PAK 35/36 ATG with optional tow
  • 3 x Infantry Companies
    • 1 x CC (+2)
    • 2 x HMG
    • 1 x on-table 50mm Mortar (12 FM)
    • 1 x Rifle Platoon: PC (+2); 3 x Rifle Squads; 1 x Anti-Tank Rifle
    • 2 x Rifle Platoons: PC (+1); 3 x Rifle Squads; 1 x Anti-Tank Rifle
  • Command & Control: Good
  • Morale: Regular
  • Points: 208
  • Total fighting stands: 44

Of course often I just want a company.

Early War German Rifle Company (1939-42)

  • 1 x CC (+2)
  • 2 x HMG
  • 1 x on-table 50mm Mortar (12 FM)
  • 1 x Rifle Platoon: PC (+2); 3 x Rifle Squads; 1 x Anti-Tank Rifle
  • 2 x Rifle Platoons: PC (+1); 3 x Rifle Squads; 1 x Anti-Tank Rifle
  • Command & Control: Good
  • Morale: Regular
  • Points: 58.5
  • Total fighting stands: 12

Early War German Armoured Infantry (1939-42)

Early War German Armoured Infantry add half tracks to the Leg Infantry Orbat. 14 SdKfz 251/1 Halftrack in a battalion; which is about 25% of the normal complement.

Early War German Armoured Infantry Battalion (1939-42)

  • 1 x BC (+2)
  • 1 x SMG Squad
  • 1 x SdKfz 251/1 Halftrack
  • 1 x Machinegun Company
    • 3 x HMG
    • 1 x FO for off-table 80mm Mortar (12 FM)
    • 1 x SdKfz 251/1 Halftrack
  • Anti-tank Company: 3 x PAK 35/36 ATG with optional tow
  • 3 x Infantry Companies
    • 1 x CC (+2)
    • 2 x HMG
    • 1 x on-table 50mm Mortar (12 FM)
    • 1 x Rifle Platoon: PC (+2); 3 x Rifle Squads; 1 x Anti-Tank Rifle
    • 2 x Rifle Platoons: PC (+1); 3 x Rifle Squads; 1 x Anti-Tank Rifle
    • 4 x SdKfz 251/1 Halftrack
  • Command & Control: Good
  • Morale: Regular
  • Points: 320
  • Total fighting stands: 72

Of course often I just want a company.

Early War German Armoured Infantry Company (1939-42)

  • 1 x CC (+2)
  • 2 x HMG
  • 1 x on-table 50mm Mortar (12 FM)
  • 1 x Rifle Platoon: PC (+2); 3 x Rifle Squads; 1 x Anti-Tank Rifle
  • 2 x Rifle Platoons: PC (+1); 3 x Rifle Squads; 1 x Anti-Tank Rifle
  • 4 x SdKfz 251/1 Halftrack
  • Command & Control: Good
  • Morale: Regular
  • Points: 90.5
  • Total fighting stands: 20

Mid War German Leg Infantry (1943)

By mid war the battalion level heavy weapons companies had disappeared.

Mid War German Leg Infantry Battalion (1943)

  • 1 x BC (+2)
  • 1 x SMG Squad
  • 3 x Infantry Companies
    • 1 x CC (+2)
    • 2 x HMG
    • 1 x FO for off-table 80mm Mortar (12 FM)
    • 1 x Rifle Platoon: PC (+2); 3 x Rifle Squads; 1 x Anti-Tank Rifle
    • 2 x Rifle Platoons: PC (+1); 3 x Rifle Squads; 1 x Anti-Tank Rifle
    • 0 or 3 x Upgrade Anti-tank Rifle to Early Panzerfaust from Sep 1943
    • 0 or 3 x Upgrade Anti-tank Rifle to Panzerschreck from Sep 1943
  • Command & Control: Good
  • Morale: Regular
  • Points: with ATR 185.5; with Early PanzerFaust 199; with Panzerschreck 203.5
  • Total fighting stands: 38

Of course often I just want a company.

Mid War German Rifle Company (1943)

  • 1 x CC (+2)
  • 2 x HMG
  • 1 x FO for off-table 80mm Mortar (12 FM)
  • 1 x Rifle Platoon: PC (+2); 3 x Rifle Squads; 1 x Anti-Tank Rifle
  • 2 x Rifle Platoons: PC (+1); 3 x Rifle Squads; 1 x Anti-Tank Rifle
  • 0 or 3 x Upgrade Anti-tank Rifle to Early Panzerfaust from Sep 1943
  • 0 or 3 x Upgrade Anti-tank Rifle to Panzerschreck from Sep 1943
  • Command & Control: Good
  • Morale: Regular
  • Points: with ATR 60.5; with Early Panzerfaust 65; with Panzerschreck 66.5
  • Total fighting stands: 12

Late War German Leg Infantry (1944-45)

In the late war the Germans used more mortars for the company level heavy weapons.

Rocket propelled infantry anti-tank weapons (panzerfausts, panzershreks) were introduced late 1943, however, they were only universally available at the end of the war. This means formations in 1944-45 might have minimal infantry anti-tank weapons, in quantities comparable to other nationalities, or lots of them.

Late War German Leg Infantry Battalion (1944-45) – Minimal Panzerfaust

  • 1 x BC (+2)
  • 1 x SMG Squad
  • 3 x Infantry Companies
    • 1 x CC (+2)
    • 1 x HMG
    • 1 x FO for off-table 80mm Mortar (12 FM)
    • 1 x FO for off-table 120mm Mortar (10 FM)
    • 1 x Rifle Platoon: PC (+2); 3 x Rifle Squads; 1 x Early Panzerfaust
    • 2 x Rifle Platoons: PC (+1); 3 x Rifle Squads; 1 x Early Panzerfaust
    • 0 or 3 x Upgrade all Early Panzerfaust to either Later Panzerfaust or Panzerschreck
  • Command & Control: Good
  • Morale: Regular
  • Points: with Early Panzerfaust 206.5; with Later Panzerfaust or Panzerschreck 211
  • Total fighting stands: 35

Of course often I just want a company.

Late War German Rifle Company (1944-45) – Minimal Panzerfaust

  • 1 x CC (+2)
  • 1 x HMG
  • 1 x FO for off-table 80mm Mortar (12 FM)
  • 1 x FO for off-table 120mm Mortar (10 FM)
  • 1 x Rifle Platoon: PC (+2); 3 x Rifle Squads; 1 x Early Panzerfaust
  • 2 x Rifle Platoons: PC (+1); 3 x Rifle Squads; 1 x Early Panzerfaust
  • 0 or 3 x Upgrade all Early Panzerfaust to either Later Panzerfaust or Panzerschreck
  • Command & Control: Good
  • Morale: Regular
  • Points: with Early Panzerfaust 66; with Later Panzerfaust or Panzerschreck 67.5
  • Total fighting stands: 11

Or I might want a battalion with lots of panzerfausts.

Late War German Leg Infantry Battalion (1944-45) – All Panzerfaust

  • 1 x BC (+2)
  • 1 x SMG Squad
  • 3 x Infantry Companies
    • 1 x CC (+2)
    • 1 x HMG
    • 1 x FO for off-table 80mm Mortar (12 FM)
    • 1 x FO for off-table 120mm Mortar (10 FM)
    • 1 x Rifle Platoon: PC (+2); 3 x Rifle Squads with Early Panzerfaust
    • 2 x Rifle Platoons: PC (+1); 3 x Rifle Squads with Early Panzerfaust
    • 0 or 3 x Replace Early Panzerfaust of one Rifle Squad per platoon with either Later Panzerfaust or Panzerschreck
  • Command & Control: Good
  • Morale: Regular
  • Points: with Early Panzerfaust 242.5; with Later Panzerfaust or Panzerschreck 247
  • Total fighting stands: 35

Of course often I just want a company with more panzerfausts.

Late War German Rifle Company (1944-45) – All Panzerfaust

  • 1 x CC (+2)
  • 1 x HMG
  • 1 x FO for off-table 80mm Mortar (12 FM)
  • 1 x FO for off-table 120mm Mortar (10 FM)
  • 1 x Rifle Platoon: PC (+2); 3 x Rifle Squads with Early Panzerfaust
  • 2 x Rifle Platoons: PC (+1); 3 x Rifle Squads with Early Panzerfaust
  • 0 or 3 x Replace Early Panzerfaust of one Rifle Squad per platoon with either Later Panzerfaust or Panzerschreck
  • Command & Control: Good
  • Morale: Regular
  • Points: with Early Panzerfaust 78; with Later Panzerfaust or Panzerschreck 79.5
  • Total fighting stands: 11

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