[ Help | Earliest Comments | Latest Comments ][ List All Subjects of Discussion | Create New Subject of Discussion ][ List Earliest Comments Only For Pages | Games | Rated Pages | Rated Games | Subjects of Discussion ]Single Comment FlyingDaggers . Large variant with long leaping pieces.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]Larry Smith wrote on 2005-08-04 UTCDownloaded this implementation and gave it a go. Very interesting play. I do have a couple of observations, and these maybe totally personal. First, there appears to be far too many Generals in the initial set-up. I know that there is an attempt to provide a good strong starting defensive position. But with so many Generals, the game appears to devolve often into a General and Pawn War. As an experiment, I eliminated all the Generals on the second rank and ran the game. It was quite lively with early threats to each of the Shahs. And the flying pieces seemed to participate longer in the game. Granted there could be a few more Generals, but I think that the current number might be rather excessive. How about six? This would correspond to the number of pieces on the first rank. These could be situated on b2, c3, e2, f2, h3 and i2. Second, the arrangement of the opposing pieces mirroring the first player does not seem appropriate to a game with an oriental theme. I would arrange the opposing first rank pieces right-to-left similar to the first player rather than mirroring.