[Indochina] Ambush at Houei Houn - April 11, 1945

Dien Bien Phu, some years before.
Pacific Theater By: jdrommel - Last update: 09/29/2015
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x6 x6 x6 x6
first You play first    

Historical Background:
After their attack by surprise of the main French garrisons in Indochina on the 9th of March 1945, Japanese troops pursued the French troops which had escape to the massacre. French General Alessandri led a column of surviving soldiers to the China border. The 3rd battalion of the 5th Regiment of Foreign Legion (3/5 REI) under the command of Captain Lenoir was the rearguard of this column. On the 11th of April 1945, the battalion received the order to stop the Japanese near the plain of Dien Bien Phu, on the Nam Youn river to protect the withdrawing of the main column. With the reinforcement of some French commandos (called Gaur K), landed by parachute on Dien Bien Phu on the 17th of March, 80 soldiers of the Foreign Legion stopped the Japanese advance during all the day, then before to be surrounded by the enemy troops superior in number, the last legionnaires were withdrawing in the jungle.
The stage is set, the battle lines are drawn, and you are in command. The rest is history.

Axis player [Japan] : 6 command cards, you move first.
Allied player [France] : 6 command cards.

Conditions of Victory:
6 medals.

Special Rules:
- Use "Japanese Imperial Army" rules (Nation 3).
- Use "French Army" rules (Nations 7) to all Allied infantry units.
- Use "Specialized Units" rules for the two French commandos units of Gaur K (Troop 2).
- Special Weapon Asset Rules (SWAs 4 - Special Weapon Asset) are in effect for the French unit equipped with a mortar (SWAs 6 - Mortar Late War).
- Use "Camouflage" rules for all French units (Action 16).
- Use "Fordable Streams" rules for the Nam Youn river (Terrain 61).

Scenario Bibliography:
- "Les Maréchaux de la Légion" - Pierre Sergent.

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