There are some minor changes which I will highlight from time to time. End of Book 3 of Six. Drona Parva organization Northern version of Drona is verses and chapters long; Southern is chapters and verses long almost; Bheeshma Parva had the war as a single section Sub-Parva with slokas. Most Parva organization follows that.
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Karna meets Bhishma and asks his permission to join the war. Bhishma allows. Karna meets Kauravas and consoles them on the loss of Bhishma, then advises Duryodhana to appoint Drona - their teacher - as replacement commander-in-chief for the war. Drona is crowned as the new chief of the Kauravas army. Duryodhana asks Drona to seize Yudhisthira alive. Drona promises him under limitation to remove Arjuna, from the battle. King Yudhishthira learns it, through his spies, and addresses Arjuna.
Arjuna tells him to not worry, as he himself with undefeated streaks will protect him, even if himself wielder of thunderbolt, or Vishnu with gods, assists them, they will not succeed.
Drona starts with slaughtering Panchalas, invoking into existence many celestial weapons, within a very short time, trembling all. Dhrishtadyumna battles Drona, and shaken by Drona with his shafts his army broke.
Dhananjaya comes with army at Yudhishthira words. Drona felled them and some soldiers fled away, and then afflicted Dhrishtadyumna. Then Bhimasena, Arjuna, Satyaki and many others covered Drona with their arrows and Drona in return crushed their followers. Yudhishthira with Panda warriors, comes to battle.
Sakuni with followers, rush towards Sahadeva. Sahadeva cuts his bow and destroys his car. Sakuni hurling a mace kills his charioteer. Both comes down and fight with mace. Bhima battles Vivinsati. Salya battles his nephew Nakula. Nakula after vanquishing him, blew his conch. Virata aided by Matsya warriors resisted Karna, alone. King Drupada engages with Bhagadatta, and both pierces each other. Bhurisrava and Sikhandin, encountered each other and Sikhandin with his shafts caused him to tremble.
Gatotkacha and Alamvusha battles. Abhimanyu knocking Purava, drags him helplessly. Jayadratha comes there to help, with shield and sword and battles him. Jayadratha in battle struck on Abhimanyu shield, his large sword got stuck, and broke as he attempted to draw it off forcibly, and king retreats. Abhimanyu then battles Salya division.
Salya hurls an iron dart, and Abhimanyu seizing it hurled it back slewing his driver. All applauds Abhimanyu and his foes surrounds him. Both gets covered in blood, and at last fell down at the same instant by each other blows. Kritavarman approaching unconscious Salya, takes him upon his car and all soldiers fled in fear. Vrishsena, eldest son of Karna , single-handed, felled down warriors, by thousands. Others sons of Draupadi, rush at him, to resue their brother.
Aswatthaman comes to support Vishasena and Pandavas comes to support their sons. Yudhishthira with host slaughters Kaurava troops, and the army fled away. Drona comes to rally his troops and rush at Yudhishthira. Drona roared aloud and beheaded Singhasena and Vyaghradatta. All cries loud for protection. Arjuna comes, routing the Kurus, with shower of arrows. There created, caused by carnage, a river whose water were blood, with bones and bodies.
At sunset, withdrawal of troops occurs on both sides. All praises Pattha with speech, for vanquishing his foes. Samsaptakabadha parva Chapters: 17—32  On 12th day, Duryodhana sends Samsaptakas , to challenge Arjuna. They swore to conquer or die. Arjuna places Satyajit as Yudhishthira protector and goes after them.
Samsaptakas formed array of the half moon to battle. Arjuna starts his slaughter and they all fled. They again rallied with Narayanasena army , and Arjuna shot the weapon called Tvashtra, making thousands of his separate illusion, confounding them. Recovering, they showered diverse kind of arrows, overwhelming them both.
Arjuna uses Vayavya weapon, boring away crowds of foes with steeds, elephants and weapons, as if these were dry leaves of trees. Drona proceeded for Yudhishthira, arraying his force in the form of a Garuda and Yudhishthira disposed his troops in counter array in the form of a semi-circle. Dhrishtadyumna rush at Drona. Durmukha checks Dhrishtadyumna and Drona slaughters Yudhishthira host. Drona cuts his bow, slew Vrika by destroying his car supporting Satyajit.
Drona repeatedly cuts off Satyajit bow, before head. Upon his slaughter, Yudhishthira, from fear of Drona, fled away. Satanika, with army comes to stop Drona and he, with a sharp arrow, cuts Satanika head, all warriors fled away.
Drona then vanquished armies, trembling them with fear and made blood river to flow. Drona felled Dridhasena, king Kshema, Vasudana, Kshatradeva and pierces others. Drona approaches Yudhishthira and that best of kings, quickly fled away from the preceptor. Then he felled Panchalya destroying his car. Drona mangled and vanquished all including Satyaki.
Seeing all routing, Kaurava enjoys and Duryodhana talks with Karna. Karna advices to support Drona. Pandava returns with celestial bows. The two old men Drupada and Drona encounters. Son of Duhsasana resisted son of Arjuna by Draupadi, Srutakirti. Vikarna resisted Sikhandin. Karna resisted 5 Kekaya brothers. Bhurisravas resisted king Manimant. Vrishasena resisted king Pandu.
Ghatotkacha encounters Alamvusha. Duryodhana with elephant division rush against Bhimasena. He broke that elephant division, routing, turning them back. Duryodhana battles Bhima and both mangles each other. Bhima cuts Duryodhana bow. Ruler of Angas comes on elephant but gets killed by Bhima, his division fled away, crushing foot-soldiers as they fled.
Bhima runs below elephant and strike it with his bare arms. Bhima comes out, Supratika strongest elephant in mahabharata , seizes him by its trunk, throws him down and tries to crush him. Bhima quickly recovers, once more got under his body and waited for opportunity.
Coming out, ran away with great speed. King Yudhishthira surrounds that elephant with numerous cars, and all attacks. King defends himself using iron hooks and tossed Satyaki car by elephant. Satyaki, escaped by timely flight. That elephant then, began to throw down all kings, by crushing their cars. All Panchalas fled. Bhima returns, but his steeds frightened by that huge elephant bore Bhima away from the field. Abhimanyu, sons of Draupadi with others comes and began to afflict the elephant.
That elephant destroyed Yuyutsu Kaurava brother car and abandoning his car, he fled away quickly. All Pandava troops fled. Other side, Samsaptakas made Janardana unconscious and thereupon, Partha shot Brahma weapon killing 14, of them.
Madhava praises Dhananjaya. Susarman again challenges and battles Arjuna with 10, bowmens. King Bhagadatta rush at Arjuna and overwhelms them both with arrowy shower. Janardana protects car from elephant charge and elephant crushed many soldiers. He then pierced Krishna and Partha cuts his bow including slaying the warriors protecting his flank. Arjuna teases him, cuts his bow, and afflicts his vital limbs.
Karna meets Bhishma and asks his permission to join the war. Bhishma allows. Karna meets Kauravas and consoles them on the loss of Bhishma, then advises Duryodhana to appoint Drona - their teacher - as replacement commander-in-chief for the war. Drona is crowned as the new chief of the Kauravas army. Duryodhana asks Drona to seize Yudhisthira alive. Drona promises him under limitation to remove Arjuna, from the battle.