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It was last modified on: 2003-09-04
 By Roberto  Lavieri. Altair. Altair is a modern game with an oriental flavor.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Roberto Lavieri wrote on 2005-02-13 UTC
In Altair, Grand Bishops have the 'Change' movement, and a Grand Bishop can go to a square of other color if there is a free square in one of the lines of the same color. There is not a lack of coverage, to the contrary, I have received some constructive criticisms about the power of Grand Bishops in this game, nevertheless, I think the game works fine with these pieces. The variant with Grand Bishops is my prefered, but, originally, the game was thought with Grand Cannons, an available variant in the ZRF. Grand Cannons Altair is not the main variant only by my particular preferences, but the game with Grand Cannons was first and it is very rich and beautiful in game play, try it. (Well, this is my particular opinion, I like this game a lot, but I accept that other people can have other opinions, this is absolutely natural)