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Dragoon Chess is a game information page. It is categorized as: Two dimensional, Orthodox chess set but with different moving pieces. This item is located on a site outside of

Dragoon ChessBROKEN LINK!. An attempt to make Chess more strategic by making pieces more mobile.

By NotCricket .


Dragoon Chess takes its name from a type of mounted infantry. Dragoons rode horses to the battle site, then usually dismounted and fought on foot, giving them the strategic mobility of cavalry with the defensive strength of infantry. Dragoon Chess is characterized by pawns with these dragoon attributes. <p>This is primarily an attempt to give Chess a deeper strategic element, and to continue the historical trend of western Chess's evolution toward faster pieces and play. It can be played on a conventional board, and only one piece is renamed. Rather than radical changes, the modifications are intended as generalizations or simplifications of existing rules, or at least thematically-consistent evolution.

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The board used for this game has 8 row(s), 8 column(s), 64 cells/squares.
This game is a 2 player game.
Invented in the year 2002. [2001-2003]. [1997-2007].

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