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Kim Kanger
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The cover will look something like this (it is not the final version yet):

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Very interesting cover!

It looks like North Vietnamese using a French WW-2 vintage Reibel 7.5mm Machine-gun usually mounted on Tanks!.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reibel_machine_gun
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hmm, prefer much better the first one with the french para.

I don't suppose many of your gamers will be from Vietnam.

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Randy mentioned adding some supplies being parachuted in, which will help.

But it certainly needs something. Maybe change the point of view to a higher elevation so you get the sense of the VM overlooking the isolated French with the planes dropping supplies.

Or, a schematic of the battlefield would be nice. Maybe add some of the excellent counter art scattered around the edges for color.
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I love the new cover. I think it completely and evocatively summarizes the battle of Dien Bien Phu.

The previous cover, while excellent, could represent nearly any action in the French War in Indochina.
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5.18pm on the 13th of March 1954 (today - now), the Viet Minh barrage commenced.
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joe mcgrath
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Me no likee...

Tifast wrote:
hmm, prefer much better the first one with the french para.

I don't suppose many of your gamers will be from Vietnam.



...I agree.
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Kim Kanger
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This will be the new cover



The previous cover above with the valley will probably be used as a base for the backside of the box.
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