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Author Topic: Citadel - The battle of Dien Bien Phu (GDW)  (Read 4150 times)

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on: March 08, 2023, 01:45:14 PM
https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/10168/citadel-battle-dien-bien-phu

Still on the subject of old GDW games, (1977 in this case), this was another outstanding game from them that deserves a revamp; again, a Frank Chadwick design.

Anyone?

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Reply #1 on: March 08, 2023, 02:12:11 PM
you wanna know what *I* was doing in '77 ;)



Serious question, though, what does this one do any better / worse than more recent DBP games?

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Reply #2 on: March 08, 2023, 03:10:56 PM
It did seem to capture the flow more plus it deals with a longer time period whereas most other games on the subject, and there ain't many, usually deal with the last few weeks/days of the siege.

'Storm over Dien Bien Phu' from MMP is good, as is the excellent game from Legion Games; the air supply rules in particular are well thought out and almost a sub-game in themselves. The only other games that I can think of are 'La vallée de la mort - Dien Bien Phu' by Against the Odds, and 'The Lost Valley: The Siege of Dien Bien Phu' by White Dog Games, neither of which I've played but again, it seems that they both only deal with the final stages.

Edit. I have looked at both of those last 2 mentioned, and, I have to say, the last one looks dreadful :-(
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Reply #3 on: March 08, 2023, 08:28:42 PM
you wanna know what *I* was doing in '77 ;)



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