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Herd. Experimental variant with jumping pieces on 7 by 7 board. (7x7, Cells: 49) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Charles Gilman wrote on 2003-07-06 UTC
An interesting way to develop this game would be to follow the 2 elemental 1 compound rule of many of the most elegant games. Standard modern Chess has 2 Rooks, 2 Bishops, and 1 compound of them. Carrera's game extends this by adding 1 compound each of Rook+Knight and Bishop+Knight. Wildebeest Chess adds to the standard pieces 2 Camels and a Knight+Camel compound (the eponymous Wildebeest or its zoological synonym Gnu). For a game dominated by oblique leapers a good array would be a Carrera-like 10-file one with Knights on files a/j, Camels on b/i, Zebra c/h, and 1 each of the three compounds and King between them. Camel+Zebra is the Bison that you already have, and Knight+Zebra is apparently termed Gazelle.