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Near Chess. This is a variant of Skirmish Chess designed to be friendlier to newbies. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Rich Hutnik wrote on 2008-04-25 UTC
For those concerned about the knights pawns being under-defended, I offer the  Bow formation:

That is the present, for it on here.  There are risks of the Queen coming down to play, but that will usually result in a bunch of wasted movement.  Players need to decide before they begin whether or not they want the rooks pawns to get initial double movement, and have the chance to face en passant.   If you want to play Mini-Grand against Bow, I believe this double initial move should not be allowed.

If one wants to do mix and match, they could have their pieces in a formation where the right or left side is in Mini-Grand and the other side is in Bow.