For various reasons there were only 3 gamers at the club on 3/17 so I decided to take advantage of that to have another training game for Cross Fire. Jack has played many games so he took the Defense and Dick Messier who has little experience took the attack.
CROSS FIRE Scenario for Novices was taken from Steve Thomas' Balagan website for Cross Fire http://www.balagan.org.uk/war/crossfire/scenarios/novice.htm. I modified it for the Korean war as that is what I had for available troops on the day of the game.
Key features are:
The American defenders deploy to the east of the line A-A.
The North Korean attackers deploy west of the line A-A.
The hill marked X is the terrain objective; it starts in American control.
Fields and Orchards are in-season.
Remember that any stands on the hill can see over fields, crests, walls and
Attacker will use North Korean Troops
Defender will be American Marines
American Player (Defending)
Defend the hill marked X by holding the hill itself and inflicting high
casualties on the North Koreans.
Deploys first, hidden, but NOT dug in, east of the line A-A.
2 x Rifle Platoons: each with PC (+1), 3 x Rifle Squads.
1 x HMG
1 x FO for off-table 81 mm mortar (12 FM – NO SMOKE)
Command and Control:
North Korean Player (Attacking)
Capture the hill marked X without suffering excessive casualties.
Deploys second, visible, west of the line A-A. Begins scenario with initiative.
1 x CC (+1)
1 x FO for off-table 3"/81mm/82mm mortar (12 FM)
1 x on-table 2"/60mm/50mm mortar (12 FM )
1 x HMG
3 x Rifle Platoons: each with PC (+1), 2 x Rifle Squads, 1 SMG Squad.
Command and Control: US
Terrain and Casualty (D) objectives
The game ends when the NKPA achieve their victory conditions or after the
NKPA lose six or more fighting stands (CC, Rifle Squad, HMG, but not PC, FO or
The NKPA player wins if they can hold the hill marked X for five consecutive
friendly initiatives. The hill must be uncontested during this entire time, i.e.
stands on it. U.S.
Scenario Special Rules
Crests and Orchards are from Hit the Dirt.
As per Hit the Dirt, Fields and Orchards are in-season, hence block LOS.
Any stands on the hill can see over fields, crests, walls and hedges.