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Larry Smith wrote on 2008-11-12 UTC
On an 8x10 field.

The Buffalo averages more than 18 potential cells, better than the Rook.

White: Ke3 Bug1
Black: Ke5

Mate in 15. Same as the Rook.

With K+Bu versus K+R, it appears the same draw condition(not conclusive).
Though the Buffalo is able to perpetual check.

Zillions values this piece at 10033, with conditionals. thus it might be
as high as 20000 without such. I'll test this out.

If conditionals were applied to the Buffalo, we might call it a
Hartebeest(that is, if this name has not already been taken). It would
make a great asset, without being too powerful in the opening and
mid-game.