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 By Steven  Streetman. Spartan Chess. A game with unequal armies. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Steven Streetman wrote on 2011-07-09 UTC
Mr. Anonymous
puzzle 2 a5-a3+ a2-a3
         b2-b1+ promotes
if promote to RN, then a1-a2
         b1-c3+ a2-a1
         c3-a3 mate
if promote to RK [aka: General], then mate.
b2-b1 is not a correct Spartan Chess move. The hoplite, or Spartan pawn, moves diagonally and captures straight ahead. Since there is no enemy piece on b1 the hoplite cannot get to that square. Also there is no RN. There is the General=RK and the Warlord=BN.

The solution is a bit trickier.