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It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2004-08-23
 By Erez  Schatz. Infantry Chess. Small chess variant with short range pieces. (9x9, Cells: 43) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Erez Schatz wrote on 2003-04-09 UTC
Thank you for your comment, the alfil can access each of the optional three squares (D3, D5 and D7 for the white alfil) in his first move, and once it is located in the 'middle square' it can move to any other of his designated 4 squares. It is purely a limited defensive piece. The Tank, Assassin and Knight were added to the game as support for the infantry units, which are the main force and the main army, in the same manner that infantry units are aided by artillery and tanks. The Tank is a strong piece, but it has a weakness when it comes to protecting its adjacent area. The Tank can only attack pieces located 2 or 4 squares away from it, and so it is very vulnerable to the attacks of the Pawns and the Foxes.