An infantry unit that advances all the way to the opposite side of the board is elevated to noble at full strength. The noble is capable of moving one field vertically, horizontally, or diagonally. The noble engages opposing pieces by entering the field on which an enemy piece sits. If a player’s king is killed, a noble becomes the new king (at full strength) upon the king’s death and gameplay is continued. If more than one noble is present upon the death of the king, the player has the option of choosing which noble he or she wishes to become the new king. A noble engages opposing pieces by entering the field on which an enemy piece sits.