Friday, 30 May 2014

Some photos of our game at Salute (2)

Meanwhile the French column advance along a jungle track, perhaps a little bit overconfident, under the supervision of a MS500 observation airplane...

French command sitrep

I like it also in black and white ;-)

Friday, 23 May 2014

Dien Bien Phu, some pictures in memory - Part 2 Operation Castor and installation of the entrenched camp

As Operation Castor come to her end and the first casualties are evacuated by helicopters, the Dien Bien Phu fortress take shape with extensive earthworks and the rehabilitation of the runway.

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Some photos of our game at Salute 2014... finally

I have finally found the time to work on some photos taken of our game at Salute 2014, « the cache ».

The game, played with adapted Bolt Action rules, consisted for some French sections to advance through difficult terrains (including a small river) and locate a Vietminh weapons cache. Obviously Vietminh had prepared some nasty ambush for the French...

A Vietminh column on the march through jungle terrain in the early morning mist...

Some Vietminh prepare to ambush a French column...

Hope you like them. More to come...

Friday, 16 May 2014

Dien Bien Phu commemorative t-shirt

Some times ago we make ourselves nice Dien Bien Phu commemorative t-shirts. As some peoples are asking for it after viewing us wearing them at wargaming show, here it is:

If you want one of them, send us an email at redstarminiatures

They are made one at a time and cost 30€ with postage in Europe (ask us for other destinations)

Size are from S to 6XL (ask for price from 2XL as there is a supplement for them)

A unique and nice souvenir of the 60th anniversary of the Dien Bien Phu battle.

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Dien Bien Phu, some pictures in memory - Part 1 Operation Castor

The first moment of the Dien Bien Phu saga, « Operation Castor », 20 November 1953, the seizure of the bowl.

Photos thanks to ECPAD (French Defense Ministry archives), LIFE magazine and personal collection.