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It was last modified on: 2007-09-14
 By Charles  Daniel. Flying Bombers Grand Chess. The usual pieces in Chess are complimented by two Flying Bombers, which eliminate enemy pieces by flying over them! (10x10, Cells: 100) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Gary Gifford wrote on 2007-10-20 UTC
Charles - Thanks for the clarification. But, I see where I got confused. In your updated rules it states:

Standard Move - first line :

* The flying bomber eliminates an enemy piece by flying over it, and landing on any empty square immediately after it on the same orthogonal line. It cannot fly over or capture a second piece.

So that aspect of 'immediately after it' is what threw me (being different from how we played). But,as I read it now, the 'Optional' variation is the same as the new 'Standard' one. Also, Diagram 3 is for the original bommber. I think the word 'immediately' needs removed from the Standard move.

Optional Variation:

'Immediate Landing' Flying Bomber A more limited version of the bomber can be used, instead. In this case, instead of landing on any square after the enemy piece, the bomber must land immediately on the first empty square after the enemy piece. The special Helicopter landing move remains unchanged.

Once again, I think this is a great variant. Best regards, g