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Elephant Hunt. Ituri Forest Pygmi traditional game with chess-like elements. (10x10, Cells: 100) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Charles Gilman wrote on Fri, Aug 27, 2004 07:50 AM 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-