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BFP 4: Crucible of Steel
Published by: Bounding Fire Productions
Published date: 1990-01-01
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Introduction:

From the back of the included magazine: CoS takes a focused look at the climactic German offensive of the Eastern Front known as Operation Citadel, or the Battle of Kursk. The scenarios contained in CoS depict some of the many struggles, both large and small, that occurred on the southern part of the Kursk salient between Army Group South and the Voronezh Front in the first half of July, 1943.

The fighting on the southern salient at Kursk was immense in scope, ferocious in nature, epic in consequence, and was witness to one of the largest tank engagements in history. Fighting during the battle led to staggering losses for both combatants.

Crucible of Steel includes the following:

32 Action-Packed Scenarios
2 full sheets of counters, depicting more units, weapons, vehicles, and planes that are depicted in the scenarios
3 double-wide 16"x22" geomorphic mapboards. These maps represent the "tank-country" and villages of Kursk, and are printed in two 8"x22" sections on heavy card stock (BFP DW-2, DW-3, DW-4)
3 8"x22" geomorphic mapboards, also printed on heavy card stock (BFP L, M, N)
Huge magazine with articles on the project, slopes, fortifications, and dug-in tanks
Rules pages describing new terrain counters, vehicle listings/notes, and special units

Articles:

TitleAuthorDescriptionPage
A Walk through Crucible of SteelChas SmithReview10
Slopes in ASLChas SmithRules and Strategy6
Dug-in/Entrenched AFVsChas SmithRules and Strategy6
Fortifications PrimerChas SmithRules and Strategy17

Reviews:

This publication has been rated: 9.67/10 by 3 users. Write a review
Setting a new standard
Bill Brodie: 10.0 out of 10. [Review score: 4] [Agree] [Disagree]

ASL'ers are getting a wealth on high quality products not only from the official source, MMP, but from third part producers.

Crucible of Steel pushes the standard to a higher level. This products has it all.

It includes 32, yes, 32, new full colored scenarios covering the fighting on the southern flank of the Kursk salient during Operation Citadel. There is nothing new abou... Read full review...
An excellent module
Michael Rodgers: 9.0 out of 10. [Review score: 2] [Agree] [Disagree]

The only reason I did not give it a ten is because I am not fond of third party counters. In other words, I would have given a ten if they could have done this without counters. The production values are excellent; on a par with MMP. The glossy magazine is enjoyable to read and I found the Fortifications Primer to be especially good and useful to me. Despite playing for more than 20 years, I found... Read full review...
This module is a must have
Paolo Cariolato: 10.0 out of 10. [Review score: 2] [Agree] [Disagree]

I welcome every publication from BFP, but with CoS they put up their best effort to date.
The scenario pack features mainly medium of big engagement against fortified of heavy fortified defence, but this is Kursk so no one is complaining.
I played a solid 40% of the scenarios of this pack (also che big bad boy "Flying Turrets") and found tons of fun doing it, and I'm planning to play al... Read full review...
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Scenarios:

ScenarioRatingLocationTheatreAttackerDefenderLengthPopularity*
BFP-73: Preliminary Move7.90Near Gertsovka, RussiaETOGermanRussian5.4 hrs3%
BFP-74: Coiled to Strike7.40Near Butovo, RussiaETOGermanRussian17.9 hrs1%
BFP-75: Schreiber's Success5.75Beresov, RussiaETOGerman (SS)Russian9 hrs1%
BFP-76: Trial of the Infantry6.00Near Zadel'noe, RussiaETOGermanRussian4.9 hrs2%
BFP-77: Burning Down the House6.78Cherkasskoye, RussiaETOGermanRussian15.8 hrs2%
BFP-78: Operation Wheatfield6.50South of Razumnoe, RussiaETOGermanRussian10.1 hrs1%
BFP-79: A Hard Push6.73Near Bykovka, RussiaETOGerman (SS)Russian5 hrs3%
BFP-80: Ratushniak's Sacrifice6.86South of Bykovka, RussiaETOGerman (SS)Russian4.2 hrs2%
BFP-81: Iron Coffins6.50Near Beresov, RussiaETOGerman (SS)Russian9.1 hrs2%
BFP-82: Steamroller7.29State Farm Ssolojew, RussiaETOGermanRussian8.7 hrs2%
BFP-83: The Second Belt8.29Lutschi, RussiaETOGerman (SS)Russian23.5 hrs1%
BFP-84: Kreida Station6.29Kreida Station, RussiaETOGermanRussian6.8 hrs2%
BFP-85: Churchills at Kursk6.33Northwest of Ternovka, RussiaETORussianGerman (SS)7.5 hrs0%
BFP-86: Panzer Regiment Rothenburg7.40Northeast of Krutoy Log, RussiaETOGermanRussian17.2 hrs1%
BFP-87: Fork in the Road5.75Hill 254.5, RussiaETOGermanRussian5.1 hrs1%
BFP-88: The Bunkered Village7.30Luchanino, RussiaETOGermanRussian5.9 hrs2%
BFP-89: Relentless Pressure6.38East of Maslovo, RussiaETORussianGerman5.9 hrs4%
BFP-90: Early Morning Action6.53Bolshoi-Majatschki, RussiaETOGerman (SS)Russian3.5 hrs9%
BFP-91: Death Roamed Freely5.67Staryi Gorod, RussiaETOGermanRussian10.3 hrs0%
BFP-92: Trenches in Flames7.20North of Djen Uroshaja, RussiaETOGermanRussian5.4 hrs1%
BFP-93: Klein Stalingrad5.80Melikhovo, RussiaETOGermanRussian16.4 hrs1%
BFP-94: To the Last Shell8.17Gresnoe, RussiaETOGerman (SS)Russian12.3 hrs1%
BFP-95: Obian Highway6.86South of Novoselovka, RussiaETOGermanRussian6 hrs13%
BFP-96: Hotly Contested Town7.82Verkhopenye, RussiaETOGermanRussian14 hrs2%
BFP-97: Renewed Pressure6.88Near Batratskaia Dacha, RussiaETOGermanRussian5.3 hrs7%
BFP-98: Place of Honor6.00Oktiabrskii, RussiaETOGerman (SS)Russian18.7 hrs0%
BFP-99: Ivanovskii6.70Ivanovskii Vyselok, RussiaETOGerman (SS)Russian3.1 hrs3%
BFP-100: Tiger Vanguard5.50Kazachie, RussiaETOGermanRussian6.4 hrs0%
BFP-101: Panzer Spirit6.82Near Jamki, RussiaETORussianGerman (SS)6.2 hrs4%
BFP-102: Tolstoy Woods7.16Tolstoy Woods, RussiaETORussianGerman5.1 hrs25%
BFP-103: Knife in the Flank6.50Vypolzovka, RussiaETORussianGerman7.8 hrs4%
BFP-104: Flying Turrets6.14Southwest of Prokhorovka, RussiaETORussianGerman (SS)45.9 hrs1%

 * Popularity is the sum of Roar and Archive reported playings based as a percentage of the parent publication's total games.

 Grey rows indicate Night scenarios.

Saturday 07 December 2019 04:55:21 PM  (c)dramsey 2019