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BFP 2: Operation Cobra
Published by: Bounding Fire Productions
Published date: 2009-05-01
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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


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


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...


BFP-14: Opening Phase5.00Lozon, FranceETOAmericanGerman4.1 hrs5%
BFP-15: Cobra's Venom6.00Montreuil, FranceETOAmericanGerman9.1 hrs2%
BFP-16: Snake Charmed7.25Northeast of Periers, FranceETOAmericanGerman (SS)9 hrs7%
BFP-17: Seize That Crossroad6.00South of the Périers-St. Lô Highway, FranceETOAmericanGerman7 hrs3%
BFP-18: Necklace of Pearls7.00Hébécrevon, FranceETOAmericanGerman10.7 hrs2%
BFP-19: Russian StyleSt. Gilles, FranceETOAmericanGerman7.8 hrs3%
BFP-20: Bypassed Lehr5.00South of Mesnil-Durand, FranceETOAmericanGerman4.9 hrs5%
BFP-21: Ripe for the Picking7.33Marigny, FranceETOAmericanGerman17.6 hrs3%
BFP-22: Speed Over Caution7.29South of le Mesnil Herman, FranceETOAmericanGerman4 hrs49%
BFP-23: Prelim to Death Night6.00Saint Martin de Cilly, FranceETOGerman (SS)American3.4 hrs13%
BFP-24: Death Ride of Das Reich8.33Southwest of Notre-Dame-de-Cenilly, FranceETOGerman (SS)American14.5 hrs3%
BFP-25: From Villebaudon to Valhalla8.25Villebaudon/Beaucrody, FranceETOGermanAmerican18.8 hrs5%

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