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Shock Troops

This is a rules file for Zillions of Games, a Windows program that will let you play any puzzle or strategy board game you can feed it the rules to. With Zillions-of-Games installed, this rules file will let you play this game against your computer.

Shock Troops  features two extra pieces and 2 new pawns are available in reserve. 

Instead of making a move, you can drop either the War Knight which leaps 1 or 2 spaces orthogonally or the Elephant Knight which jumps 1 or 2 spaces diagonally into the back rank.  

You can also drop a Ninja Pawn into an empty space on second rank and optionally push it forward. Ninja Pawns move/capture like regular pawns, but also move 1 space laterally and capture  1 space horizontally on enemy half of board. 

To drop a ninja pawn, click on its final destination square  making sure that all the spaces from the original start square on the 2nd rank to this square are vacant. 	

There are 8 variants included:
With the War Drone and Elephant, which both move exactly like the War Knight and Elephant Knight respectively, minus the knight movement. 

Or with the Chancellor and Archbishop instead.

And each of these with or without Ninja Pawns.

Download Instructions

Instructions on downloading this Zillions file:

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By Charles Daniel.
Web page created: 2009-08-23. Web page last updated: 2009-08-23