New campaign suggestion : Franco-Thai War (Vichy Indo-China vs Siam, 1940-1941)

Hi, today I would like to suggest a new campaign : Franco-Thai War (Vichy Indo-China vs Siam, 1940-1941)

The Franco-Thai nonaggression pact was concluded In August 1939. However, after seeing Thailand’s ally Japan invade French Indo-china, the Thai people began to hold frequent demonstrations seeking the recapture of the land they once ceded to France.
Then, on November 23, 1940, the Royal Thai Air Force attacked a French base and the war began.
The war ended with Japanese arbitration without a declaration of war, and the Kingdom of Thailand succeeded in recovering the lost territories.

Units involved

Kingdom of Thailand

Royal Thai Army

  • Burapha Army
  • Isan Army

Royal Thai Army consisted of 60,000 men. Independent formations under direct control of the army high command included two motorized cavalry battalions, one artillery battalion, one signals battalion, one engineer battalion, and one armored regiment.

Royal Thai Air Force

Royal Thai Navy

Vichy France

Armistice Army

Indochina Army Corps

  • Annam Division
  • Cochinshine-Cambodge Division
  • Tonkin Division

Indochina Army Corps consisted of approximately 50,000 men, organized into forty-one infantry battalions, two artillery regiments, and a battalion of engineers.

French Navy

Combat zone

The Air Force has been fighting since November, but the Army was the first to fight in January.
Franco-Thai War

  • Battle of Aranyaprathet / Phumi Preav (January 5-16,1941)

    Aranyaprathet,1941
    The End of the Battle of Phumi Preav
    The first land battle in this war. French army built a position and waited for Thai army, but Thai army broke through with armored forces.

  • Invasion of Lan Chang and Nakhon Champassak (January 10-20, 1941)


    Lan Chang and Nakhon Champassak were Siam’s lost territories of the west bank of the Mekong River. On January 10, Thailand’s three infantry battalions and artillery units heard that the Aranyaprathet had been attacked, ignored orders and launched an invasion, expelling French troops deployed in Lan Chang. On January 12, three battalions in the south also joined the invasion.

Firearms

Kingdom of Thailand

Rifle

  • Arisaka Type 38 rifle
  • Type 45 rifle
  • Type 46 rifle
  • Type 46/66 rifle
  • Type 47/66 carbine
  • Type 66 rifle
  • SMLE Mk.Ⅲ

Rifle grenade

  • Arisaka Type 38 rifle with Type 91 grenade launcher

Sniper rifle

  • Arisaka Type 38 rifle with scope
  • Arisaka Type 97 sniper rifle

Rare Rifle

  • Arisaka Type 30 rifle
  • Mannlicher M1888
  • Lebel Mle 1886
  • Gewehr 1871

Submachine gun

  • MP-18 Copy
    • SIG Model1920
    • Solothurn S1-100
  • MP-28

Rere SMG

  • Borchardt C96 with Stock

Light machine gun

  • Japanese Type 96 light mashine gun
  • Type 66 Madesen light machine gun

Hand gun

  • Astra 300
  • Nanbu Type 14
  • Type 80 (Colt M1911 Copy)

Anti tank rifle

  • Type 97 Automatic cannon

Mortor

  • Type 10 mortor

Vichy France

Rifle

  • Lebel Mle 1886/93
  • Bertiher mousquetons Mle 1916
    5 shots bartiher carbine
  • Berthier Mle 1907/15
    3 shots Berthier rifle
  • Berthier Mle 1907/16
    5 shots Berthier rifle
  • Bertiher Mle 1934
    Bertiher rifle chambered for 7.5x54mm cartridge.
  • MAS-36
  • Modele 1917/35
    Initially an automatic rifle, it was converted to a straight pull bolt action due to a defect.

Sniper rifle

  • Berthier Mle 1907/16 with scope
  • Lebel M1886/93 with scope

Rifle grenade

  • VB riflegrenade

Rare rifle

  • Lebel Mle 1878 Marine
  • Bertiher mousquetons Mle 1892
    3 shots bartiher carbine
  • Meunier A6
    very rare French self-roading rifle

Submachine gun

  • MAS-38
  • Erma EMP

Rare SMG

  • Percussion Pistol

Light machine gun

  • Hotchkiss Mle 1909 machine gun
  • Hotchkiss Mle 1922 machine gun
  • FM Mle 1924/29 machine gun

Rare LMG

  • Chauchat Machine gun
  • Darne Modele 1918

Hand gun

  • MAS Mle 1873 revolver
  • Modele 1892 revolver
  • Modele 1935A pistol
  • MAB Mle D

Anti tank rifle

  • Not equipped.
    (You should equip the German PzB 38 as a lie for the game)

Mortor

  • Brandt Mle 1935

Vehicles

Kingdom of Thailand

Tank

  • Vickers Carden Loyd Mk VI tankette

    Weapon: Vickers 7.7 heavy machine gun
    Mobility: 48km/h on road, 1.5t
    Armor: 6-9mm
  • Vickers 6-Ton Type B
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    Weapon: 3 pdr (47mm) gun, Vickers 7.7 heavy machine gun
    Mobility: 35km/h on road, 7.3t
    Armor: 19-25mm
  • Type 76 SPAAG
    Type 76 anti airType 76 anti air gun carrier
    Weapon: QF 2 pdr (40mm) machine cannon
    Mobility: unknown (vased on Vickers 6-Ton tank)
    Armor: 5-10mm

Aircraft

Vichy France

Tank

  • Renault FT-17c

    Weapon: 37mm SA 18 L21
    Mobility: 10km/h on road, 6.7t
    Armor: 8-22mm
  • Renault FT-17m
    Weapon: 8mm Hotchkiss Mle 1914 machine gun
    Mobility: 10km/h on road, 6.5t
    Armor: 8-22mm
  • Renault FT-31
    Weapon: 7.5mm MAC31 machine gun
    Mobility: 10km/h on road, 6.5t
    Armor: 8-22mm

Aircraft

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This is better than the early french-german war.
Both same france is involved but this one, the
opponent side is not copy paste german.

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This better variant for new campaign than Japan against Soviet\America\China.

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this mf did his research, also maybe Kokoda campaign (Kokoda Track campaign - Wikipedia)