Battle Royale is a chess variant that uses Strategic & Tactical boards.
7 X 7 Chess grid.
The corner squares & center squares are special locations called towns.
On opposite sides of the board in the center of each players back row
is a special location called the Castle.
Players move their armies around on the strategic board
The object of the game is to capture the opponents castle
Players should use cardboard counters or chits to represent pieces.
Write the name of the unit type on the counter.
Each player should have counters of separate colors.
Chess men (pawns, bishops, knights, etc.), used on the tactical board,
are also referred to as pieces, troops, units, or figures.
Armies, used on the strategic board, are also represented by numbered chits
6 X 6 Chess grid. Players move their men around on the tactical board
Each player starts with 6 Armies on the strategic map.
One army is located in the castle & and the other five surround the castle
The location of armies are represented by counters on the strategic map
An army represents a force of up to 5 men
Stack the units under the army counter
An army counter that contains no pieces is destroyed
A player can move all of his armies once in a single turn.
Armies move like kings in chess
Only one army can occupy a single space, except during attacks
During an attack a player moves an army into a space occupied by an opponents army
The battle is immediately resolved on the tactical Board
If two adjacent armies do not move then units can be transferred between them
A unit can only be transferred once per turn
Before a battle starts place terrain obstacles on the tactical map
On each row place one obstacle marker
Use a six sided die to determine on which of the six squares
in the row to place the obstacle
Figures cannot enter squares containing obstacles
Battles take place on the tactical map when two opposing armies occupy the same space
Put up a partition in the middle of the board so players set up their men in secret
Players set up their men in any order on the back row & the partition is removed
The defender goes first moving or capturing with one piece
The attacker then gets to go. Play proceedes as in regular chess,
players alternating turns
Movement & capturing is just like in normal chess
The battle continues until one side is eliminated or no pieces can move or
no capture has been made in 10 turns or no further captures can be made by either side
After the battle the strategic turn continues
If one side was eliminated then its army counter is destroyed
If neither side is eliminated then the attacker must retreat his army
back to the square it came from
Players collect 2 gold from their Castle and 1 gold from each town
occupied by one of their armies
Players may spend their gold to buy one or more units
Players may save their gold from turn to turn
A new unit appears in an army that is in or adjacent to a town (or castle) you control
New army chits may also be purchased
They must be purchased with at least one figure in their stack
Army chits appear adjacent to a town (or castle) you control
UNIT TYPES LIST
TYPE COST NOTES
Peasant 1 Identical to a pawn in regular chess. If peasant reaches opponents back row immediately place
The peasant in any open space on the board
Shield Man 2 Moves horizontally and vertically one space. Captures forward one space. Immune to shooters
Pikeman 3 Moves forward one space and captures diagonally forward one or two spaces. If a pikeman reaches
a backrow he immediately turns around and starts heading the opposite way
Halberdier 3 Moves horizontally and vertically and captures diagonally forward one space
Spearman 3 Moves diagonally & captures horizontally and vertically one space
Catapult 3 Moves horizontally and vertically one space. Shoots forward exactly 3 spaces over obstacles.
One max per army
Javelineer 4 Moves diagonally and shoots horizontally and vertically one space
Slinger 4 Moves horizontally and vertically and shoots diagonally one space
Archer 4 Moves and shoots horizontally and vertically one space
Crossbowman 4 Moves and shoots diagonally one space
Footman 4 Moves horizontally and vertically one or two spaces. Captures diagonally forward one space
Swordsman 4 Moves and captures horizontally and vertically one space. This unit can jump over an adjacent unit
Axeman 4 Moves and captures diagonally one space. This unit can jump over an adjacent unit
Elephant 4 Moves like a Rook. Captures diagonally one space
Chariot 5 Identical to a Bishop in regular chess
Knight 5 Identical to a Knight in regular chess
Cavalry 6 Moves horizontally and vertically one space. Captures diagonally
Siege Tower 6 Identical to a Rook in regular chess. One max per army
Crown Prince 10 Identical to a Queen in regular chess. One max per player
Army 4 Moves like a king on the strategic map
Royal Army 7 Moves like a king on the strategic map one or two spaces
When a piece that can shoot captures it doesn't move into the space of the captured space,
it remains in the space it started the turn in.
INITIAL ARMY COMPOSITION
Starting armies contain 12 Gold worth of units each