- TITLE: Cobra, Game of the Normandy Breakout.
- PUBLISHER: Originally appeared in SPI STRATEGY & TACTICS
Magazine Issue number 65 (1977)..A boxed version was later published by SPI
(1978?). In 1985 TSR published the Expanded Edition of COBRA to include the
original Allied landings and subsequent breakout from the Normandy Peninsula.
- SCOPE: Patton's Summer Offensive in France, based on the
PANZERGRUPPE GUDERIAN game system.
- RULEBOOK DESCRIPTION: COBRA is a regimental/divisional
scale simulation of the Allied break-out from the Normandy peninsula in the
summer of 1944, which culminated in the encirclement of some 160,000 German
troops in the “Falaise Pocket.”
- GAME BOX DESCRIPTION:
- YEAR PUBLISHED (EDITIONS): First Edition 19xx
- SPI Edition, (1977 Magazine; 19### Boxed)
- GAME DESIGN: Brad E. Hessel
- PHYSICAL SYSTEMS DESIGN AND GRAPHICS: Redmond A. Simonsen &
- PLAYTESTING: David Werden, John Butterfield, Ian Hall
- TSR Edition, (1985)
- EXPANSION GAME DESIGN: David James Ritchie
- SECOND EDITION DEVELOPMENT: David James Ritchie
- EXPANSION GAME PLAYTESTING: David Cook, Neil Hall, Henry Milanski,
Deborah C. Ritchie
- NUMBER OF PLAYERS: 2
- WGA COMPLEXITY SCALE (1-10):
- TYPICAL PLAYING TIME (HOURS):
- MAP SCALE: 1 hex represents 3.2 Kilometers
- UNIT SCALE: Divisions, Brigades, Regiments, Battalions
- TIME SCALE PER TURN: 3 days
- NUMBER OF GAME TURNS: 13
- ARTICLE LISTING: Click here
- GAME INVENTORY: • One 22” x 34” game-map;
One sheet of 200 die-cut counters; One rules folder (including the COBRA Expansion
Set rules); One plastic counter tray; Two plastic, 6-sided dice; One game
box; One Expansion Set (including one additional); 22 “ x 34 “
game-map, and one additional sheet of 200 die cut counters)
- WBC & AVALONCON HISTORY: None
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