Received my Diploma in Photography 2012, wow! First timer in passing anything academic lol :)) the feeling of achievement and accomplishment filled my heart with a desire to photograph nearly anything n everything, what a madwoman !! Well thats what my children thought and from that moment on they didn’t want to be photographed by me PERIOD ! ! :((
So wanting to perfect my passion I set out to photograph anything, even in the rain, lol omg! not knowing a genre to concentrate on, I concentrated on everything, until months later, I had burned myself out and became somewhat bored on what to photograph!! but most of all, something to be really proud of……. Our friend Glyn Leggett who literally lived up the road (like walking distance), strolled over with a plastic carrier bag, inside, the contents looking like polystyrene building blocks and chess pieces? Hmm? What is this? Wow! oh its chess! ER UM! NO ITS NOT!! It’s Four Kings One War !! What? Four Kings One War…….. “Four Kings One War”. I like the sound of that, so this is Four Kings One War, wow! not chess?
Four Kings One War. Awesome, amazing, wow! this is flipping cool. Looking across the put together board with the chess pieces set to play, I felt a sense of emotion that i hadn’t experienced before, … like never ever…….. it was like an alien ship had landed on my deck the Summer of 2014.
Let’s Play! How? Whats the rules?
Since passing my first anything academic photography course, I didn’t have the competitive nerve to play, so I watched two friends play, one teacher, one student, at!! the time, equaling 2 players per game.
A couple of links here where to purchase chess pieces pictured in the post. By all means you can use the normal Staunton chess pieces just as long as each player has either the 2 darker chess piece sets (Black and Green) as the opponent will have the 2 lighter sets (White and Cream).
Are the moves the same as chess? Same same but different
I know this because I watch 2 friends play consistently, well thats a lie! Busy days of our lives forever moving forward, they play when they can and I watch sometimes……..
Pawns can place up to 1, 2 or 3 squares in a move, remember thats 1 move you have 2 moves. You cannot move the same piece twice apart from the (Knight). When attacking, the pawn may only capture in a forward diagonal motion and may not capture directly straight forward or sideways.
Rook moves like as in chess, horizontal and vertical only the Rook’s path can be blocked by other #4kings1war pieces on the game board.
Knight can choose to double hop or not in one move… what does that mean? So the knight’s move is unusual among chess and same same but different to #Fourkingsonewar.com. It moves like the letter L, so it can move one square vertically and two squares horizontally or one square horizontal and two vertical, with the added hop #4kings1war the knight can double hop, meaning the Knight can jump two L letter’s in one move, as long as the transition square is clear.
Bishop moves like as in chess, diagonally, same same, only the bishop’s path can be blocked by other pieces on the #4kings1war board.
Queen moves like as in chess, horizontally, vertically & diagonally, therefore combining both the Rook and Bishops moves as her own making her one of the most powerful pieces but not the most important piece.
The King can move only one square at a time though in any direction (horizontally, vertically or diagonally) unless the square is already occupied by a friendly piece or the move would place the king in check.
Then theres that castling thing too, a move between the Rook and the King which then they can only be moved at the same time if neither piece has been moved yet while game in play.
And this is just me listening in on the conversation and banter. There’s 192 squares on the 4k1w board, a huge playing space, which opens up play for, hidden attacks, welcome! each player having 2 moves per turn, also gorilla warfare tactics, makes for a new arena to be challenged at www.4kings1war.com. Wanna enter the digital arenas to play 4kings1war? to have access, join the community visit with details email@example.com a free key can be downloaded.
Anything else about the rules and moves for #4k1w head on over to www.fourkingsonewar.com.
And that was just the start. Everything in between then and now
Having the pleasure moving forward photographing this game in play, there have been many positive moments and celebrations thus far, forging through hardened chess fanatics, chess variant lovers and newbies, all welcome to Four Kings One War. My journey with 4Kings1War continues its enjoyable and an exciting path, capturing the emotions of winner takes all and the loser humbled and determined for another game.
Many introductions this game has met with wide eyes and intriguing minds and no doubt the foreseeable future will hold many more wannabe players gazes to. The images I share are in love of the movement, and the game, knowing this is the beginning of my journey in writing, albeit about me and my journey, I look forward to many more exciting writing ventures hopefully across the planet about what 4kings1war the brand, can do for your community and the people.