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Grand Cavalier Chess Photographs

Here are some photographs of my game Grand Cavalier Chess. There are two sets of photographs. They use the same pieces but different boards. The Cavaliers are Knights from four medium sized Chess sets. The Knight King, Queen, Marshalls, Paladins, and Nightriders are the King, Queen, Rooks, Bishops, and Knights from a larger Chess set. The Cannons are painted spools.

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Set 1

The board in this first set is made from blue index cards. I taped 15 index cards together with strapping tape and used a lip edge ruler and permanent markers to draw the board on the other side. I colored the dark squares black, and I colored half of the light squares with another shade of blue. The squares are 1.5" wide. The three-color board is used to help visualize the moves of Nightriders.

Set 2

This board is made from 1.75" posterboard tiles which David Howe made into mats by laminating squares together. The mats comes in different sizes, and 4x4 mats and 2x2 mats were used to piece this board together. If we were playing a game, we would have put clear plastic sheets over the board, but to avoid glare, we omitted them for the photographs.


Photo Index / Chess Construction Set
Written by Fergus Duniho. Photographs by David Howe.
WWW Page Created: Sun Oct 17, 1999. Last Modified: Sun Oct 17, 1999.