Dien Bien Phu

May 7th, 1954 - the guns fell silent as the last organized resistance in the fortified camp of Dien Bien Phu came to an end. The loss of Dien Bien Phu struck a death knell for the French effort to retain control of their former colony of Indochina. For the Viet Minh it was a long sought victory over significant French forces and heralded an end to this first phase of their war of liberation from their imperial masters. The war had begun 8 years previously in the wake of World War II and would end 21 long years later with the fall of Saigon in 1975. Dien Bien Phu covers the period of 1946 - 1954 when a polyglot force of Moroccans, Senegalese, Algerians, Legionnaires, Vietnamese, Thos and others under the auspices of the French sought to retain France's hold on Indochina and were opposed by the nationalist communist forces of the Viet Minh.

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  • 70 stand alone scenarios.
  • Includes 33 scenarios on the fighting at Dien Bien Phu.
  • 7 campaigns.
  • 20 unique maps ranging in size from 780 hexes to 71,400 hexes.

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  • Players control squads or fire teams of men, individual leaders and individual vehicles in a variety of conditions.
  • Based on a tried and true turn-based platform using 40 meter hexes and an intuitive interface allowing players to use a combination of mouse clicks, menu commands and hot keys to control their units.
  • Views are in two levels of 2D.
  • Supports play against the computer AI as well as two-player Play-By-E-Mail.

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  • Game Coordinator: Rich Hamilton
  • Scenario Designers: Mike Cox, John Tiller, Jesse Cheng
  • Scenario Maps: Dave "Blackie" Blackburn
  • Additional Research: Greg "Sturm" Smith
  • Campaign Map: Mike Avanzini
  • Playtesters: Dennis Suttman, Bob Bannerman, Phil Driscoll, Nik Butler, Alan Florjancic, Jeff Conner, Joao Lima, Greg Coleman, Kevin Hankins

System Requirements

Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, or 10
Processor: 1 GHz
Disk Space: 1 GB
Memory: 1 GB

Dien Bien Phu is available for sale at the John Tiller Software Store.