A few months ago, I decided that it would be a great idea to write a duology about a fantasy war. Now, I love writing about action, but I'm partway through the second book and my enthusiasm for writing battles between two big armies has run dry. This is not helped by the fact that I've written about them quite a few times before in previous projects. I've vowed to never write about an all-out war where my MCs are fighting as soldiers again, but in the meantime, I have this book to finish. So, I have a few battles left, and while I think I can squeeze some enthusiasm into the final one and make it interesting, I also have one in which my characters pass through a village on their way to the capital (and, by association, the finale). They attack the town guards and take the little village under their control with relative ease, and it becomes the first of many skirmishes like that which are then skimmed over until they reach the capital. (As in, I then focus on what happens between the characters after yet another day of travelling as opposed to detailing all those battles.) If I decide to skim over this first town-seizure completely as well, will my readers feel cheated? And if you think they might, is there anything you can suggest that might make it interesting or any book you can point to? Because all I can think right now is: I'll have to write some boring blow-by-blow stuff (especially in light of more interesting fights/other types of action that have happened and will happen elsewhere) that I don't want to write and the reader doesn't want to read and then the battle will be over because my army will definitely not raze the village down like Vikings or harm the citizens. (It's a war of liberation against people who recently conquered the country.) Thanks in advance.