First Indochina War - Dien Bien Phu


  • The first serious school report I recall doing on a battle was Battle of Dien Bien Phu, foreshadowing the American Battle of Khe Sahn. My research for that report was done before the internet and I put a lot of effort into it. The battle fascinated me then and it still does to this day. 


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Dien_Bien_Phu

    I just stumbled onto a trailer on YouTube for a French movie about Dien Bien Phu that has the kind of somber tone missing from a lot of war films... but a tone that I feel is appropriate. 

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S2ejfZ3kjE&t=0s

    Granted you can get a lot done with kitbashing for the French using WW2 American kit... you can not quite get things just quite right. And of course there is the Vietminh. 


    It would be awesome to see this conflict covered by WGA... and could lead into WGA covering the later American involvement as well at some point.

     

     



  • Great idea Brother.  

    The Indochina War is an easy fit for WW2 rules....  There's no really new tech introduced.  But it still has a unique feel and flavor.  

    I've always had an interest in Dien Bien Phu as well: