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In the spring of 1954, General Giap shocked the world by doing what had previously been considered impossible—defeating a Western occupying force. Storm Over Dien Bien Phu simulates the climatic moment when the isolated French forces (composed of French legionnaires and elite paratrooper units), and crumbled under the unrelenting pressure of the Chinese–backed Viet Minh forces.

Using the Area Move system redefined in Storm Over Stalingrad, the game features the use of cards to augment game play, adding to the tension experienced by both sides. The rules are similar in length to those seen in Storm Over Stalingrad, and are of the same level of complexity, with additions made for the situations encountered in this battle.

Additional rules added to the game include sapping, assaulting, and the French supply situation. In addition to these new rules, new cards have been created in order to represent events encountered during the battle. These include “Detonate Mine Shaft”, “Rats of the Nam Yum”, “Giap Demands Success”, “Propaganda”, “Débouchez à Zéro!”, and “B-26 Bombers”.

The game focuses on the attacks on the strongpoints of Gabrielle, Anne–Marie, Beatrice, Eliane, Claudine, Huguette and Dominique from mid–March to early May of 1954. The game is eight turns long, and can easily be played in less than 3 hours by experienced players.

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Storm Over Dien Bien Phu contains:

  • one 22"x34" full-color mapsheet
  • one and a half sheets of 5/8" counters
  • 16 pg full–color rulebook with examples
  • card deck with 55 full-color cards
  • 4 six-sided dice

Designer: Nick Richardson
Developer: Brian Youse
Game Artwork: Nicolas Eskubi

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Publisher: Multi-Man Publishing
Artist: Nicolás Eskubi
Year: 2014
Size: 11.75 x 9.25 x 1.50 inches
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0 Organisation Chart for Viet Minh 308th Division
Hi Folks, enclosed is a setup chart for the Viet Minh 30th Division. I've organised all the Viet Minh counters into their parent Divisions of which there are 3, the 312th and 316th will follow. This organisation isn't available in the game but a bit of research using The Last Valley by Martin Windrow - highly recommended by the way allowed me to match the battalions (not companies) on the Viet Minh counter sheet into Divisional sheets. This allows easier organisation into those units which are part of the original setup and those which are reinforcements. Hopefully it allows a bit of historical background. If they like those nice people at MMP can add IT to the next version with my compliments! Enjoy Mark Thomas
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A two-sided summary of the rules of the game. Feedback welcome!
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Preview of the MMP game Storm Over Dien Bien Phu created by Nick Richardson.
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