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charles popp10 Jun 2017 5:25 a.m. PST

Has anyone ever done anything on the subject? Rules or board game wise?

repaint10 Jun 2017 5:25 a.m. PST

Will try to post more.


Vigilant10 Jun 2017 5:31 a.m. PST

Would be pretty one sided I would expect. Nearest I can think of is the Peter Ustinov film Viva Max, which could work as a small skirmish scenario.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP10 Jun 2017 6:39 a.m. PST

I've thought of it in terms of a larger 'what-if' scenario that involves the collapse of the US as we know it, with a Mexican army supported by China invading the newly formed Republic of Texas. As things stand now, Mexico's army is a light infantry force mainly concerned with internal security, so I don't think it will be much of a fight.

Coyotepunc and Hatshepsuut10 Jun 2017 10:03 a.m. PST

DEA Black Ops vs. Cartel security is the best "modern" scenario for this. Plenty of oportunity for assassination, hostage rescue, etc.

BrianW10 Jun 2017 12:00 p.m. PST

Just played a game Thursday night using the Black Ops rules from Osprey. Really enjoyed it, and think they would be excellent for what Coyotepunc suggested.

badger22 Inactive Member10 Jun 2017 10:00 p.m. PST

Is the bug here, I see the title of french indo-china-(4) yet I see posts about DEA vs Cartels.

basileus66 Inactive Member11 Jun 2017 3:20 a.m. PST

I thought that Mexico was IN America… Do you mean a Very Mexican Civil War kind of thing?

boy wundyr x Inactive Member12 Jun 2017 8:08 a.m. PST

Harold Coyle (Team Yankee fame) had a novel of a Mexican-US conflict, though more of a punitive raid IIRC. Twilight 2000 also had a scenario book on the subject, should be available on RPGNow or Wargame Vault.

catavar15 Jun 2017 11:58 a.m. PST

Regarding French Indochina I think most WW2 rules would work. Many of the same weapons and vehicles were used in both. Some of the VM's tactics weren't that far from Japanese practices in WW2 (do or die charges, night attacks).

Board game wise I'm aware of: MMP's Storm Over Dien Bien Phu; Legion Wargames Tonkin; ATO's La Valee De La Mort; S&T's Indochina.

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