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As you can see, the knights (horses) are next to the rooks.
The same setup, but now with pieces in a westernized look is shown next.
A rule that is often used is that players may decide at the start of the game to switch the locations of knight and elephants. First, red makes his arrangement. Thus, red has the choice of the following four setups:
After this, red has the same choice of four arrangements, of which he choses one. This results in 16 possible starting setups, many of which are symmetric to each other.