This Is How You Play Chess in a Warzone

Can anything trump chess, the ultimate game of warfare? Yes, warfare, in which actual bullets fly around and kill people in horrible ways. But someone in Afghanistan felt like getting meta, crafting this nifty chess board for more abstract combat.

Seems fitting that the king and queen are .50 cal giants, with the rooks being stubby M203 grenade casings. If it were me, however, I'd want something a bit more escapist while deployed—say, Candy Land, or tiddlywinks. [Every Day No Days Off via Boing Boing]