Tonkin: The First Indochina War, 1950-1954
Publisher/Brand: Legion Wargames
Product Code: LWG1103
The First Indochina War was fought between the Viet Minh and France from 1946-1954. Following the reoccupation of Indochina by France in 1945, the area having fallen to the Japanese during World War II, the Viet Minh launched a rebellion against the French authority governing the colonies of French Indochina. The first few years of the war involved a low-level rural insurgency against French authority. However, after the Chinese communists reached the Northern border of Vietnam in 1949, the conflict turned into a conventional war between armies equipped with weapons supplied by the United States and the Soviet Union.
The game focuses on the intensive years from 1950 to 1954 in the northern part of Vietnam, called Tonkin, and Laos. It is a game of high interactive play where both players have a set of ten operation points and a number of supply dumps. By spending operations points, you will be able to perform different, mostly non-combat actions. By expending a supply dump, you will also be allowed to perform combat missions.
- One 22" x 34" map
- 2 countersheets
- 2 Player Aid Charts
- 5 Scenarios Cards
- Rule Book
- 2 six-sided dice