Pawns travel one hex per move* in any of the three forwardmost directions, but they capture hard-forward-left and hard-forward right. (Forward is toward the opponent's side of the chess board.) In this illustration, the bursts show where pawns capture. A pawn that reaches the far end of the chess board is promoted to a piece of higher value. (See promotion.) Each player begins the game with three pawns.
*The Hexes 3-Pawn chess board does not accommodate two-hex opening moves for pawns.