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EurasiaChess-White Shogi Pieces

Here is a set of pictographic Shogi pieces I designed, inspired with :
- regular symbol representation for orthodox chess pieces (K,R,B,N,P). Q(Gold General) as been slightly modified.
- Silver symbol is based on moon (like Motif Shogi Silver piece, from Fergus Duniho)
- Lance symbol is representing a oneway arrow.

These shogi token have both chess symbols and simplified kanji representation, in order to make it easier to:
- learn simplified kanji
- play against a "kanji-reader" ;)
- follow recorded shogi games, often written in kanji (or java-displayed in kanji)

Black and White(Red) Kings are differentiated.
Promoted pieces get Gold color.

This set can be printed in order to play "In Real Life", but I didn't have time nor received such a request, so... maybe I'll do it later.

Here are some samples on initial setup and playing game.
    
You may use these noncommercially so long as you credit my name E.Baud and "EurasiaChess-White" with the artwork.


Bishop

BishopFlip

BishopP

BishopPFlip

Gold

GoldFlip

King

KingFlip

Knight

KnightFlip

KnightP

KnightPFlip

Lance

LanceFlip

LanceP

LancePFlip

Pawn

PawnFlip

PawnP

PawnPFlip

Rook

RookFlip

RookP

RookPFlip

Silver

SilverFlip

SilverP

SilverPFlip