BFP 2: Operation Cobra

Published by: Bounding Fire Productions. May 2009
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Introduction:

Operation Cobra was the codename for an offensive launched by the First United States Army, seven weeks after the D-Day landings, during the Normandy Campaign of World War II. The objective was to punch through the German defenses and advance into Brittany, rolling up the German flanks and freeing itself of the constraints imposed by operating in the Norman bocage countryside. Operation Cobra, together with concurrent offensives by the Second British and First Canadian Armies, was decisive in securing an Allied victory in the Normandy Campaign.

Operation Cobra includes the following:

12 Action-Packed Scenarios
88 New Counters with Vehicle and Ordnance Notes
Huge magazine with the history of Operation Cobra and an article about fighting in bocage in ASL terms
1 Bocage Overlay
Rules pages describing new terrain
Ownership of BFP's Beyond the Beachhead 2 and the following MMP ASL products are required to play all 12 of the included scenarios: Beyond Valor©, Yanks©, West of Alamein© or For King and Country©, Pegasus Bridge©, Kampfgruppe Peiper II©, The Last Hurrah©, Doomed Batallions©, A Bridge Too Far©, and boards 6, 24, 42, and 46

Articles and Resources:

TitleAuthorDescriptionPage/url
Fighting in BocageChas SmithAnalysis2-22
Püppchen: The "Dolly" in ASLChas SmithReference Material23-25
Normandy Designer's Notes: Cobra and Beyond the BeachheadChas SmithAnalysis26-38
A Review of Operation CobraChas SmithReference Material39-55
INTO THE RUBBLE and HELL ON WHEELS ErrataReference Material56

Reviews:

This publication has been rated: 8/10 by 1 users. Write a review
The Bocage article alone is worth the price.
Michael Rodgers: 8.0 out of 10. [Review score: 4] [Agree] [Disagree]

I have not yet played a scenario, but I have read them all and the entire BFP2 magazine. The scenarios are a good mix of small and medium size. They look inviting to me. Unfortunately, the OC scenarios require maps from Beyond The Beach 2, so one cannot buy Operation Cobra alone and expect to be able to play the scenarios. The 20 page article on bocage rules, richly illustrated, may be worth the p... Read full review...

Scenarios:

ScenarioPlayedTotalRatingLocationTheatreAttackerDefenderLengthBalancePopularity*
BFP-14: Opening Phase023 5.00Lozon, FranceWTOAmericanGerman4.1 hrs65% German7%
BFP-15: Cobra's Venom010 6.00Montreuil, FranceWTOAmericanGerman9.1 hrs67% American3%
BFP-16: Snake Charmed020 7.25Northeast of Periers, FranceWTOAmericanGerman (SS)9 hrs63% American6%
BFP-17: Seize That Crossroad013 6.00South of the Périers-St. Lô Highway, FranceWTOAmericanGerman7 hrs69% German4%
BFP-18: Necklace of Pearls08 7.00Hébécrevon, FranceWTOAmericanGerman10.7 hrs63% German2%
BFP-19: Russian Style014 8.00St. Gilles, FranceWTOAmericanGerman7.8 hrs64% German4%
BFP-20: Bypassed Lehr025 5.00South of Mesnil-Durand, FranceWTOAmericanGerman4.9 hrs72% German8%
BFP-21: Ripe for the Picking013 7.33Marigny, FranceWTOAmericanGerman / German (SS)17.6 hrs85% American4%
BFP-22: Speed Over Caution0112 7.23South of le Mesnil Herman, FranceWTOAmericanGerman4 hrsBalanced35%
BFP-23: Prelim to Death Night057 5.54Saint Martin de Cilly, FranceWTOGerman (SS)American3.4 hrsBalanced18%
BFP-24: Death Ride of Das Reich011 7.50Southwest of Notre-Dame-de-Cenilly, FranceWTOGerman (SS)American13.9 hrsBalanced3%
BFP-25: From Villebaudon to Valhalla015 8.17Villebaudon/Beaucrody, FranceWTOGermanAmerican18.4 hrs57% German5%

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

 (Dark) grey rows indicate Night scenarios.

Median length of scenarios: 8.4hrs

Average rating of scenarios: 6.67

Total playing time: 109.9hrs

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