Introduction: Cheap Warhammer Game
If you know Warhammer then you will know that it can get really expensive so I decided to make my own cheaper version using board game pieces.
Step 1: Gather Pieces
You will need a chess set, dice and a ruler.
Step 2: Troops
Like any war game you need troops so thats why I chose chess.
The following steps will give you stats and information about the piece.
Step 3: Pawns
Pawns will be your basic troop, they have less attack and are slower than a bishop but they are better armored.
Weakness: knights -d1
Step 4: Bishops
Bishops are your archers, but they are weak so protect them.
Step 5: Knights
Knights are the horsemen and they are fast, strong and heavily armored, but have a weakness to arrows.
Weakness: bishops -D5
Step 6: Queens
In this game queens aren't really queens they are more like warlords strong in every way.
Step 7: Rules of Movement, Attack and Defense
The stats on the troops I have shown may have been confusing to you here is and explanation on how they work.
The speed stat represents how far you can move eg:
Movement distance: 3cm
Attacking the opponent depends on if you hit the target or not and if you do does it cause damage? So here is some examples:
A pawns attack stat is 3 so he must roll a 3 or more.
A bishops attack is 4 so he must roll a 2 or more.
A knights and queens attack is 5 so they must roll a 1 or more.
The first roll ensures that you have hit the target then you must roll a second time to cause damage.
If the opponent achieves both rolls successfully
You must roll to see if your armor saves your
Roll to save: 4+
The formula for attacking and defending is the same: subtract 6 by the stat shown.
Step 8: Advantage Points
As you may of realized rooks and kings weren't on the list of troops, the reason is because the game needs advantage points.
Kings show free advantage points and rooks show taken advantage points, if you own a advantage point then all troops in a 14cm radius have +1 bonuses in the attack and defense stats.
9 years ago on Introduction
This style of game-play was first designed by H. G. Wells and chronicled in his book "Little Wars" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Wars). It is really neat to see you using the chess pieces.
9 years ago