How to Comedy Army Chess / Luzhanqi / 陸戰棋

Luzhanqi (Land Action Chess), additionally accepted as Jun Qi (Army Chess), is a two-player lath bold from China. It bears abounding similarities to Dou Shou Qi (Animal Chess) and the Western lath bold Stratego.


The Board

The lath is composed of assorted area appearance that affect the movement of the pieces.



Luzhanqi_-_Soldier Station
Soldier Station, “Bingzhan”, 兵站

A accustomed space. Pieces can move on or off these spots and can advance or be captured.

Campsite, “Xingying”, 行营

A allotment in this amplitude is “encamped” and cannot be attacked in this space.

Headquarters, “Dayingben”, 大营本

The Banderole is captivated in one of these two headquarter spaces.

Luzhanqi_-_Front Line
Front Line, “Qianxian”, 前线

These mark the abuttals amid both sides. Pieces do not acreage on these spaces, they canyon over them.

Mountains, “Shanjie”, 山界

These are obstacles that cannot be confused onto. Pieces charge move about them over the Advanced Line.


Pieces can move any cardinal of arena spaces forth a railroad in a beeline line, as continued as it is not blocked by addition piece. Architect pieces can move about the railroad corners as well.


Pieces move from one amplitude to addition forth these roads.


The Pieces

Luzhanqi_-_Field Marshall

Field Marshall, “Siling”, 司令
Rank 9


General, “Junzhang”, 军长
Rank 8

Luzhanqi_-_Lieutenant General

Lieutenant General, “Shizhang”, 师长
Rank 7

Luzhanqi_-_Brigadier General

Brigadier, “Luzhang”, 旅长
Rank 6


Colonel, “Tuanzhang”, 团长
Rank 5


Major, “Yingzhang”, 营长
Rank 4


Captain, “Lianzhang”, 连长
Rank 3

Luzhanqi_-_Platoon Commander

Platoon Commander, “Paizhang”, 排长
Rank 2


Engineer, “Gongbing”, 工兵
Rank 1


Bomb, “Zhadan”, 炸弹


Landmine, “Dilei”, 地雷


Flag, “Junqi”, 军旗



Players alpha by alignment their pieces cocked on their bisected of the board, with the arrangement of their pieces adverse appear them, airy to the opponent. The banderole is placed in one of the two address and cannot move. Bombs cannot be placed on the advanced band (the sixth rank).



Each amateur alternates authoritative one move per turn. The ambition is to win the bold by capturing the opponent’s flag.

When a allotment attacks an opposing piece, the allotment with the lower rank is removed (“1” actuality the accomplished rank and “9” actuality the lowest). This is bent by a referee. The adjudicator removes the destroyed allotment after absolute their identities. Therefore, abstraction what occurred to what allotment helps attenuated bottomward what the added allotment ability possibly be.

If there is no referee, again every time there is an advance the players charge briefly acknowledge the character of the two pieces to actuate the outcome.

Any allotment on a bivouac is safe and cannot be attacked.

The afterward pieces accept appropriate appearance and abilities:

Engineer This is the alone allotment that can move about corners on the railroad. They can about-face as abounding corners as they like. Engineers can additionally abduction landmines after actuality destroyed.

Bombs – Bombs can abduction any added allotment but is additionally destroyed in the process, appropriately removed from the board. Any allotment that attacks a bomb is additionally destroyed and removed forth with the bomb.

Landmines – Any allotment that attacks a landmine (except for engineers) is destroyed forth with the landmine and are both removed.


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