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It was last modified on: 2003-06-07
 By Roberto  Lavieri. Altair. Altair is a modern game with an oriental flavor. (9x9, Cells: 81) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
George Duke wrote on 2008-12-27 UTC
[Somewhat different piece-types from Paulowich's: ] This Grand Bishop adds Tripper(3,3) but Grand Rook does not have (0,3) leap. Why? Because most of the pieces have the *Ch* and can leap to any empty three ranks removed anyway, not just one; and the *H* makes it likely to get to (0,3) along the horizontal too. Charles Gilman works to fill in the blanks of nomenclature. He found (0,3) ''Three-leaper'' not really named, so we call it Trebouchet, or Trebuchet now. Trebouchet is just archaic according to Oxford multi-volume dictionary from 19th century.