Tuesday, January 5, 2016

The Siege of Dien Bien Phu

A BBC World Service Audio Doc about "The Siege of Dien Bien Phu".


  1. Now this I know something about!
    "Hell in a Very Small Place" is a great book about the siege. This was a good refresher.
    Thanks for the tip.
    BTW- there is a minis manufacturer that does an awesome line of minis for this period. The French, with the exotic mix of equipment were very well done. The name escapes me at the moment, but I'll dig it up if you are interested.

    1. I believe the company is empress minis. The company that made them used to be red star, but sold their range by age of glory who is the US supplier of Empress minis.
      I believe he plans to expand the range to cover the local rebels, and more French colonial forces.

  2. Yep, that's it.
    Those minis are bad ass!

    1. I think so, so much so that I ordered a few of the French paras on the first