continued from the previous post ...
A bright summers evening, no much going on at the Ducal palace, a couple coming in from a walk and the guards for the evening taking their place. It was still reasonably light ....
Schema for activation of each group, using pack of cards
Hearts - The messengers
Diamonds - Fenwick ducal palace guard (and civilians)
Clubs - the baddies following the messengers
Spades - the baddies waiting in the grounds for the messengers
Each group moved on a card from its suite being turned over, others could not move but could defend themselves; combat using my to&fro 'simple combat rules' with no saving throw for a hit - a hit equalled a wound. Decisions on routes to take done by using a dice.
Cards ran well for each group, advantage to each group with runs of cards and some singles; oddly the last move for handing the message over was the Ace of Hearts..