The Game Dos de Mayo is a historical simulation of the events of May 2nd, 1808. On this day, civilians in Madrid—and a few Spanish army units—rebelled against the French occupation troops of Napoleon.
Dos de Mayo is a game for two players. One player controls the Spanish forces, while the other player controls the French forces. The game lasts 10 turns and takes about 30 minutes to play. (Historical note: Each turn represents about 30 minutes of real time). Each turn is divided into four phases: Preparation, Orders, Movement, Resolution.
At the end of Turn 10, the French player wins if all of the following apply: All Spanish forces (cubes) have been eliminated. All access areas to Madrid (Areas 1, 6, 16, and 20) are occupied by at least one French cube. The French player has not lost four or more cubes (This last condition is subject to modification by event cards). If any of these do not apply by the end of Turn 10, the Spanish player wins.