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Normandy Buildings

Italeri House With Porch Looking Over The Wall

I recently caught up with my gaming buddy Kieran (6mm Wargaming), and he brought round his completed 1/72 scale Italeri European Building kitsets he has done for his 1944 Normandy terrain. Kieran’s been taking a break from Crossfire and playing a lot

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Posted in 20mm Figures & Models, Buildings & Fortifications, Crossfire, Europe 1939-43, Europe 1944-45

Some Great New WWII Dragon Armor

Dragon Armor has announced in the last few weeks the release of several of their new models planned for the 2011-2012 period, as many will know the Japanese Type 95 Ha-Go and Type 97 Chi-Ha have both been released (there

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Posted in 20mm Figures & Models, Eastern Front 1941-45, Europe 1939-43, Europe 1944-45

Off To Sink The Bismark? But With Which Rules?

While I had the camera out the other day I thought I’d snap a few quick shots of my 1/2400th World War II naval models. I picked these up several months ago off a wargamer in the USA as I

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Posted in General Quarters, In The K-Rations, Victory At Sea, WW2 Naval

Samokhodnaya Ustanovka Arrive!

Yes, they are here, masses of Soviet Samokhodnaya Ustanovka (SU) Assault Guns and Tank Destroyers – part of (a larger than planned) arsenal I’ve been accumulating for my 20mm scale World War II Russian forces for Crossfire! The real bonus

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Posted in 20mm Figures & Models, Crossfire, Eastern Front 1941-45

Crossfire Training Day!

My friend Wayne has been expressing interest in Crossfire for gaming WW2 and Vietnam – it’s all part of his WW2 Wargaming revival (see “A Bit Of WW2 Wargaming & Some Nostalgia“) – and as he had reason to be

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Posted in Crossfire, Europe 1944-45

A Bit Of WW2 Wargaming & Some Nostalgia

A friend of mine recently sent me some pics of some of his WW2 Wargaming terrain – we used to wargame together in the 1980’s and early 1990’s and his stuff has been mainly in storage for the last 15

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Posted in Crossfire, Europe 1944-45, In The K-Rations

Large Scale Crossfire at Salute 2011

John Lander’s group once again put on an impressive 1/35th scale Crossfire game in the UK – The Oosterbeek Cauldron (1st  British Airborne Division in Market Garden, September 1944) – and you can see more photos at the Wargames Society

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Posted in Crossfire, Europe 1944-45

MMS Classic Models – Listing by Nation

One of the really great Model Manufacturers around is MMS Classic Models – they produce some really high quality World War 2 vehicles and guns for 20mm scale (I believe they are nominally very accurate 1/76th scale on par with

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Posted in 20mm Figures & Models

Friend or Foe Figures

Recently I’ve been looking at the Friend or Foe (FoF) figure range from Shell Hole Scenics. However there is a marked lack of photos to compare the figures. Enquires on the web such as at the 20mm Miniatures Yahoo Group

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Posted in 20mm Figures & Models, WW2 to Today

Operation CROSSFIRE: 11 September 2010

In April 2009 the Crossfire community conducted a global mini-campaign where games were played on the same day all around the world and linked together so the result of the games in each time zone affected what happened in the

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Posted in Crossfire, In The K-Rations

World Crossfire Day Report in Miniature Wargames

A full report of World Crossfire Day with photos has just been published in the latest Miniature Wargames Magazine (Issue 316 – August 2009).                

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Posted in Crossfire, World Crossfire Day 2009

WCFD Game 18

Date Played: 04 April 2009 4.00pm US PDT (04 April Midnight GMT); 1830 WCFD Game Time. Game Report by Stephen Phenow. The Germans had retreated to the fortified head of a steep valley. Here they had emplaced a very well-camouflaged

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Posted in Crossfire, World Crossfire Day 2009

WCFD Game 9

Date Played: 04 April 2009 11.00am BST (04 April 10.00am GMT); 1230 WCFD Game Time. Game Report by Martin Groat. Each side has released their respective propaganda, published with this report (see below), and provided here is also the third

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Posted in Crossfire, World Crossfire Day 2009

WCFD Game 2

Date Played: 04 April 2009 11.00am NZDT (03 April 10.00pm GMT); 0630 WCFD Game Time. Game Report by Errol Hooker (Umpire). Table is 4′ x 4’ – the whole table has quite dense terrain all over it – woods, rough

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Posted in Crossfire, World Crossfire Day 2009
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