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It was last modified on: 2006-11-05
Combo Modern Day Chess. Guard replaces the Queen. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Christine Bagley-Jones wrote on 2006-11-06 UTC
well i don't understand something here, if the 'guard' can move 1 or 2 squares in any direction, it must be easily more powerful than the knight or bishop, but you say it is not as strong as these pieces ... even a piece that can move like a 'king' is more powerful than a knight or bishop. Joe and i recently put out 'the shortrange project', and in these variants we have a 'sliding general' (moves 1 or 2 squares any direction) or a 'queen-2-slider' (moves like a queen, but only 1 or 2 squares), and both of these are easily more powerful than the humble yet beautiful bishop and knight. so either i don't understand how your guard moves, or you don't realise how powerful it is :)