There is a darkness over the battlefield. The wind sighs gently, and there, in the distance, comes the flash of lightning and the rumble of thunder. With a sudden gust of wind, your warriors appear--- the King, the Queen, two each of Bishops, Knights and Rooks, and before them all, a row of pawns. Waiting, your King turns to you, ready to order his servants forwards to their deaths in your battle to rule the field. Yet you hesitate. In that moment, you hear the clank of armor as the wind grows stronger, and somewhere nearby, there comes the sound of metal upon metal as one of your warriors draws his blade, impatient for the coming slaughter.
Suddenly, the thunder crackles overhead and lightning flashes shadows upon the checkered board. The time is come. There can be no more delay. The storm is upon you, and so too the battle. You make your choice--- a pawn marches forward against the darkness opposing you. And here, the game begins....
Excerpt taken from BATTLE CHESS User Manual.