In normal chess moving a knight out is a safe early move. In Regicide, I whip my knight into the midfield and into range of the boltguns carried by my opponents pawns. That knight does not last long.
Regicide is two games in one. The first is chess but with characters from Warhammer 40,000, like the themed sets you see in the windows of board game shops only instead of the Mad Hatter and Queen Of Hearts it has Space Marines and Orks. Classic mode lets you play normal chess against the AI or other humans, and while it might not be the best chess game ever made, like Battle Chess the pieces animate into entertaining miniature duels that make up for otherwise basic features. Those animations are as brutal as youd expect given the settingwatching pawns blast each other to ribbons of gore livens up boring moves, at least until youve seen them all.
But then theres the other game.