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It was last modified on: 2001-12-22
 Author: Fergus  Duniho. Amazon. See Amazon. Can move as queen or as knight.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Steve wrote on 2006-09-07 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
Oh, I see. For example RookKnights on the a-file, and Amazons on the
h-file. Sure, that's good stuff. All double and triple compound pieces
can be used that way- 2 at a time as above, or even 4 at a time,
replacing
4 of the rooks knights and bishops in the original line up.
 By the way, I dislike using 6 new pieces. For example a- file cardinals,
b-file squirrels, c-file amazons, f-file centaurs, g-file RookKings, and
h-file BishopKnightKings or whatever. The problem with 6 new pieces, in
my
humble opinion, is that too many basic chessmen are eliminated from the
game. 
  New pieces are great, but the interaction of the basic pieces with the
unorthodox pieces is interesting, entertaining, and not to be missed.
  I always like to keep the queens in the starting array for this reason.