Billy Riley, 17 February 2022 ~ #UnboxingDay
I don’t know much about this campaign other than it was the French against the Vietnamese between March and May 1954 and a last ditch attempt – for both sides – to come out on top. I guess The Final Gamble really applies to both sides.
French flag and the Vietnamese flag. I like it very much
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The rear tells you a bit about the battle and what’s in the box along with Game Complexity and Solitaire Suitability.
Rules of Play Book
The rules book is 24 pages of nice glossy thick stock paper. There’s not much in the way of pictures inside…it’s mostly text.
There are 4 scenarios it seems and you can play as either France or the Viet Minh – with a section for each to let you know how you should play. There’s also a page of Designer Notes and an Extended Game Turn Sequence.
The rules state they are laid out in the order of the game turn. That’s always a good thing, I think. It helps you play as you go through the rules and expedites your journey into the game.
There are only 2 sheets of counters. They are 5/8ths of an inch and decent card stock. There’s a few strong Viet Minh units there!
The first player aid is a Viet Minh Trench Map to assist the player
The next is an Extended Sequence of Play
The next two are French and Viet Minh Combat Tables
The final one is the Scenario Setup Card
The map is 22” x 34” and is on thick semi gloss paper. It seems sturdy enough to take a few plays. There’s a lot on there too.
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