By Alex Aimette
Here's an idea to diminish the power of artillery in an historical and fun way. Normally, there are no repercussions if you roll bad with Artillery. Try this rule: if you roll a "1" and your opponent a "6" on a shot, the gun explodes, killing the crew (and General if attached), and is picked up as a lost element.
[Note: this rule should only be used with gunpowder-based artillery found in DBA army lists circa 1100-1500 AD.]