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Fergus Duniho wrote on 2008-11-09 UTC
There might be a historical connection between the Shogi generals and the pieces you mention, assuming Shogi has historical ties with Chinese Chess, but the movement of the pieces does not reflect such a connection, and presupposing such a connection does not aid in translating Shogi to a hexagonal board. My claims have nothing to do with the historical relations between pieces. They have to do with the similarities between how pieces move. The Gold General moves as a Wazir, the Silver General as a Ferz, with the addition that each can also move one space in any forward direction. These claims are simple, undeniable mathematical facts.

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