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It was last modified on: 2017-04-01
 By Glenn  Overby II. Abecedarian Big Chess (ABChess). Buy-your-own-army variant on a big board; 26 piece types. (11x11, Cells: 121) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
M. Howe wrote on 2002-11-11 UTCGood ★★★★
I agree that the rank of yeomen prevents nightriders from making captures
on turn one.  But after a yeoman has moved, such as on turn one,  a
first-rank nightrider can attack and pin one enemy yeomen.  I'm not saying
that this breaks the game, but I prefer games in which white, on his first
move, cannot threaten or pin black.  I also wonder about the accelerated
promotion of yeomen.  They can promote after only three moves.  Will this
make the game too tactical and deprive it of some interesting endgames?  I
guess I'll have to play the ZRF to know for sure how this all works out.