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I've been thinking about this one for a while.
Using 40K miniatures as chess pieces. I haven't settled on my ideal matches yet for a Space marines set, see what you think of this for a start and please, I welcome suggestions for alternatives. The Queen is clearly a tricky piece.
King - Terminator Captain
Queen - Terminator with Lightning Claws (scratch your eyes out?)
Bishop - Chaplain
Knight - jump-pack assault marine
Rook - veteran with powerfist
Pawn - standard bolter marine
What about other 40K armies? Match-up suggestions?
That's always a fun topic to go over I can think of a couple.
King : C'tan
Bishop: Wraith / Immortal
Knight: Necron Destroyer / Wraith
Pawn: Necron Warrior
King: Hive Tyrant
Queen: Tyranid Warrior
Rook: Hive Guard / Tyrant Guard
Pawn: Termagaunt / Hormagaunt
Bishop: Banshees? (Hard to say for Eldar)
Knight: Swooping Hawk / Warp Spyder / Jetbike (Eldar have too many good options for this)
Rook: Wraithlord/ Wraithguard
Pawn: Guardian / Dire Avenger
Personally I've figured that librarians would be a decent queen for Marines, or maybe an Honor guard?. Also Terminators or Devastators for the Rook
Cool idea with the Librarian. I was pondering a Terminator with an assault cannon for the rook - kind of like an homage to space hulk.
How are you going to fit monstrous creatures on a chess board?
King= Mad Dok Grotznik (Ghazghkull won't fit on the space)
Queen= Warboss on bike
Pawns= Slugga boyz
"Any job worth doing, is worth doing with a powerklaw."
King= Chaos Lord
Bishop= Berzerker (thought of this one because the word bearers used to be obsessed with the Imperial Cult)
Pawn= Chaos Marine
The Wolf time is upon us!
Rep for the Rep God! Positive for the Positive Throne!
Armies: Space Wolves, Imperial Guard, Emperors Children, Necrons, Eldar
I think librarium is definately a good idea for queen, I would have said a chapter master for king and then terminator for rook.
I would have thought the closest things space marines have to pawns is some allied guard =)
King - Inq Lord
Queen - Cannoness
Rook - Grey Knight
Bishop - Priest
Knight - Roughrider
Pawn - Guardsman
"The objective is to win, the point is to have fun."
Surely the Grey Knight should be the knight :p
...and the rook should be a... err... xeno hunter? To represent the three Ordos...