and Arch-General Chess
By Dominique Leste
Both games use a 10x8 board.
Setup for General
Starting position - Rook, Knight, Bishop, General, Queen, King, General , Bishop, Knight, Rook.
Setup for Arch-General
Starting position - Rook, Knight, Bishop, Archbishop, Queen, King, General , Bishop, Knight, Rook.
General - moves like Queen or a Knight
Archbishop - moves either as a Bishop or a Knight.
Pawns promote to General, Queen, Archbishop, Rook, Bishop or Knight.
When castling 0-0, the King moves to I1; when castling 0-0-0, the King moves to C1.
Both games follow the rules of international chess, except as otherwise noted.
General is a variation of the Bird's Chess position with the Archbishop and Chancellor being replaced by a a pair of Generals. Just like my Archbishop Chess variant the King is well protected and strong pieces control the centre.
Arch-General is a variation of the bird position with the Archbishop and Chancellor being replaced by an Archbishop and General. The King is once again well protected like Fort Knox.