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It was last modified on: 2008-10-29
 By Larry L. Smith. Xiang Hex. Missing description (9x7, Cells: 79) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
John Smith wrote on 2008-11-21 UTC
There is one thing I don't like about this game, however. The Palace is smaller and the Mandarins weaker. Only one Mandarin is needed in the opening and middlegame, the other being restricted by the first, just serving as Cannon fodder. I realize there is no way to make a larger Palace and more powerful Mandarins without violating a regularly shaped Palace and the General and Mandarins occupying the lowest rank of it.