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It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2016-04-15
 Author: Charles  Gilman. Inventor: Trevor  Truran. Thud. Link to variant invented by Trevor Truran in association with Terry Pratchett. (15x15, Cells: 164) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Larry Smith wrote on 2005-10-31 UTC
The Dwarf player will definitely lose a lot of pieces in the opening game. 
It is almost impossible to take down a Troll with single Dwarf.  You need
to hurl them.  Thus forming up packs of Dwarves will help.  Lines of
Dwarves is not enough, you need at least a 2x2 block of them.

Trolls have a significant advantage if they operate together.  So the
Dwarf player should sacrifice a few in order to bring them out for the
kill.

But as the field opens up, it gets more difficult for the Troll player to
catch those running Dwarves.  Chances are that the Dwarves will be able to
wipe out the Trolls, but it will take some serious positioning for the
Trolls to wipe out the Dwarves.  So the Dwarf player, with proper tactics,
should be able to maintain a sufficient force to win the game.