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Day Bataille 2 - Chaotic Night - Campaign Series Vietnam 1948-1967

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Day Bataille 2 - Chaotic Night

By David Galster
France 1 - 0 - 0 N. Vietnam
Rating: 0 (0)
Games Played: 1
SM: 2
Turns: 10
Type: Stock
First Side: France
Second Side: N. Vietnam
David Galster
30 May 1951
[Ninh Binh, Indochina]:
[SIDE B / H2H] [HIS] [CSL]:

After the Viet Minh 79th Battalion swept through Ninh Binh, and stormed the Catholic church, French reinforcements began to arrive. An armored squadron of the 1st Regiment Chasseurs de Cheval and Vietnamese infantry company was part of a hastily formed "Force d'intervention," which was roughly battalion sized, and mostly Vietnamese.

Through the night, chaos reigned supreme. Catholic militia of the Phat Diem Bishopric defended an important strongpoint, the 98-metre-high rock formation of Nui Ninh Binh. But, the French command had little confidence in these troops, and ordered the armored squadron to reinforce. The squadron commander was the only son of General de Lattre.

Through the night, firefights continued in Ninh Binh and around Nui Ninh Binh. Viet Minh mortars clobbered the rocky crag, and sometime after 0320 on 20 May, the commander and two senior NCOs were killed. By 0630, Viet Minh, with reinforcements from the 29th Battalion, 88th Regiment, overran the crag.

Meanwhile, Viet Minh teams with bazookas and recoilless guns infiltrated toward the Day River, attempting to ambush landing craft of the French Dinassaut 3.

When daylight came, the French still held on to the edge of Ninh Binh, including the old Fort du Rocher, but had lost the high crag of Nui Ninh Binh. Fortunately for the French, Groupement Mobile 1 was on its way.

[ALL, NO VV] [CSE] [1.00]
Gaming Records
1st Side Player 2nd Side Player Result Score
France Bioman's Profile Bioman vs. hogan130 hogan130's Profile N. Vietnam France Major Victory 24 4