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It was last modified on: 2004-08-21
 By Freederick  . Elephant Hunt. Ituri Forest Pygmi traditional game with chess-like elements. (10x10, Cells: 100) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Charles Gilman wrote on 2004-08-27 UTC
Regarding an equal-armies version of this, I can think of two possible arrays, with Shamans in opposite corners. The mixed-case square of Es represents a neutral Elephant movable (and capturable) by either player. Allow Elephants to capture any piece except each other, regardless of allegience, and Pygmies and Shamans any enemy or neutral piece. The four threats allowing capture of an Elephant must come from the same army, and Shamans cannot in practice capture each other as they are bound to non-overlapping sets of squares. -p-p-p-p-s -p-p-p-p-s P--------- P--------- ------ee-p ---------p P-----ee-- P--------- ---------p ----Ee---p P--------- P---eE---- --EE-----p ---------p P-EE------ P--------- ---------p ---------p S-P-P-P-P- S-P-P-P-P-