I made a few changes. For movement and combat rules, I used a modified version of the Command and Colors series, although I cut down the movement rates because I was using a smaller board. Infantry moved 1 space and could fire 3 spaces. Cavalry moved 2 spaces but could only battle if adjacent to the enemy. Artillery could move 1 space or fire 4 spaces.
As far as command, I used some homemade Risk Express dice and used the activation system described by Bob Cordery. Each side can roll 3 dice per turn.
In this scenario, the Grayrockian rebels move first. Victory is the first side to gain 5 flags (a side gains a flag by destroying an enemy unit. Also, the Grayrockians can earn a flag by taking the center town space).
And now for the Battle of Dardona!
Flushed with their success at Maraconi, the Grayrockian rebels placed the Sieur at their head and marched on the provincial capital of Dardona. The town was garrisoned by elements of the Greenglade army, which was subject to the King of Bluderia. But these were not the lukewarm recruits that succumbed to the rebels at Maraconi. Instead, the detachment was led by General Bartholomew Blackwell - known throughout Francesia as "Black Bart" for his ruthless and brutal nature.
|The rebels (red and yellow) advance on Dardona.|
The Sieur (white figure) is with the infantry.
|Grayrockian infantry pushes forward|
|A clash in the hills (left)|
|The Grayrockian advance on the left is blunted by a lone Greengladian infantry unit.|
Meanwhile, the Grayrockian cavalry beats back enemy infantry.
|The rebels secure the hills, but have lost 2 units.|
|Grayrock's cavalry clears the right flank, but is stymied by the walls of the town.|
The militia assaults the town (left).
|The militia is cut down by point-blank artillery.|
Infantry in the center attacks.
|The frontal assault fails|
|Greenglade artillery fire scatters the cavalry.|
In the aftermath of the battle, some of the rebels would criticize the Sieur for not advancing with his infantry saying that his example could have heartened his troops and turned the tide of battle. Others argued that Dardona was too strongly defended; if the Sieur had joined the assault he may have ended up dead, which would have killed the cause.
The Sieur, realizing the limitations of age and the importance of his position, decided to step down as military commander. He would henceforth direct the rebellion from Maraconi. His nephew, the Esquire Giovanni, was appointed to lead the army.