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It was last modified on: 2006-10-30
 By Gary K. Gifford. Six Fortresses Short Range & SHORANJI. A short-range-piece version of Six Fortresses. (9x9, Cells: 81) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Joe Joyce wrote on 2006-12-23 UTC
Gary, whatchoo call me? :-) I bet it's just revenge for me messing with your Flags and Stones game. [Looks good; gotta play it soon.] I agree 9x12 gives you the traditional spacing, but then you have to deal with a double first step for pawns. If you add it, you bend your 'same pieces, same rules... only the board is different' concept a little - the purists will howl. Seriously, I think the 9x10 and 9x11 will be also interesting games and worth the effort - bet you a pizza next time I go through Ohio. And if you're right about what you called me, then you should do better and better in each longer version, because you've sure taken me to the cleaners in a bunch of those longrange piece games we've played. [Like Avis, you've tried harder. Congrats on climbing in the ratings.] The strategies and tactics should shift nicely through the variants. Go for a new effect: board variants. Or do you think all game boards could be expanded and shrunk in the unoccupied middle and give all playable results?