Dien Bien Phu : The Final Gamble


Dien Bien Phu depicts the decisive battle which took place in a distant jungle valley in northern Vietnam.

  • English
  • From 12 years old
  • 4h and more
  • 2 player(s)

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Dien Bien Phu depicts the decisive battle which took place in a distant jungle valley in northern Vietnam.

It was a battle where both sides knew from start would be a final showdown. The French were desperately seeking for an opportunity to bring the Viet Minh main battle force into battle on French terms. Dien Bien Phu was a trap where superior units and weapons would crush the Viet Minh onslaught. Viet Minh felt they could not win the war unless they managed to upgrade their mode of fighting into a full scale war. The French were too strong in the delta but in a distant valley they had gathered almost all their best units without whom France would lose their will to continue. Dien Bien Phu was the place where France would be dealt a crushing defeat.

It was a battle of preparation, assault and reaction. Viet Minh dug approaching trenches before assaulting the French strongpoints. The overwhelmed French defenders were forced to react by throwing reserve battalions into the pyre in order to save their position. The game will be fast and furious. The Viet Minh player will try to make the French defense collapse, and the French player will try to make the Viet Minh steam run dry and force them to stop.


  • 22"x34" Map
  • 24 Page Rule Book
  • 352 - .6" Game Counters
  • 4 Player Aid Charts
Theme(s) War
Language(s) English
Mechanism(s) Wargame
Author(s) Kim Kanger
Artist Kim Kanger
Note globale 4.2
Editor Legion Wargames

This game is recommended by 1 of our Customers

The Customers have given a rate of 3/5 on this product
  • on 04/09/16 Verified purchase

    A very well designed game based on this battle which took place in the 1950s in French Indochine. Although it avoids the greater political and other military factors it does cover the main fighting very well. The original rules were a little biased towards French victory but have now been revised so it's advisable to download the updated revised rules prior to play. Counters are very good, the map however is glossy paper and already there are white fold lines on the creases of the map. I have the same problem with this companies production of Ici C'est la France ...Legion Games needs to change their printer and / or choice of paper used for their maps. There are better war game producers GMT, COA etc ...Too expansive for what's in the box ...but rules well supported by designer ...

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