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 By Charles  Gilman. Nimrod Chess. All the same moves as FIDE Chess, but not NECESSARILY on the same pieces. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Charles Gilman wrote on 2009-12-02 UTC
The point is that the Huntsman and Hawksman are defined on a corner orientation. In this context the forward diagonal is toward the opponent's corner and the backward one toward one's own corner. The directions at right angles to these I term sideways diagonals. There are also two forward and two backward orthogonals in this orientation. Thus to sum up the differences between linepieces with 5-6 directions they divide into: Goldrider (face-to-face) - 4 orthogonal and 2 diagonal; Goldrider (corner) - 4 orthogonal and 1 diagonal; Silverider (face-to-face) - 4 diagonal and 1 orthogonal; Silverider (corner) - 4 diagonal and 2 orthogonal; Huntress and Hawkress (face-to-face) - 3 orthogonal and 2 diagonal; Huntsman and Hawksman (corner) - 3 diagonal and 2 orthogonal. Would diagrams help? If so I will endeavour to add them when I have more time.