The Pawn

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.) Additionally, each pawn on its first move, has the option of advancing two hexes directly forward. Once a pawn has been moved, it is limited to one hex per move. In the illustration below, the bursts indicate where the 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 six pawns.

drawing of the 6-pawn board with pawn moves shown