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It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2005-11-17
 By Gary K. Gifford. Shatranj of Troy. A Shatranj variant with Shogi-like drops, a Trojan Horse (with 6 pieces inside),. (9x9, Cells: 81) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Christine Bagley-Jones wrote on 2005-11-17 UTC
wouldn't you drop the pieces pretty quickly? it is a pretty interesting idea that if the trojan horse is captured, whatever inside is given to the opposition, makes life dangerous if you try to advance the t-horse inside enemy lines .. i know when i first read that rule i thought .. 'oh that is heavy, lose the t-horse and what is inside enemy gets', but, i think i like it now , it would make you be careful, you just couldn't afford to lose t-horse with pieces inside anyway, so i couldn't see it happening that often .. once again, terrific looking game.