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It was last modified on: 2001-06-22
 By Peter E. Leyva. Field Chess. On an 8x12 board with 8 extra pieces per side (Archers). (8x12, Cells: 96) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
George Duke wrote on 2016-09-23 UTCGood ★★★★

Archer Pawns are not rifle piece at all and do capture by displacement.  The board is unusually aligned for new type Archer.


Peter Leyva wrote on 2005-02-07 UTC
Thank you, George for the contructive criticism of Field chess. I did like the the concept of the 8 archer-pawns to a side and shortening the board to 8x10 grid. It seemed to give the game of chess just a slight change of pace, which is what some people are looking for in this new era. Unfortunately, my late co-inventor and I were in disagreement over that matter. So, we settle on what you just critiqued. Perhaps, I'll submit a varinat of field chess in that fashion and see how our peers might respond to it. Sincerely Pete Leyva

George Duke wrote on 2005-02-05 UTCGood ★★★★
'DEF,LargeCV': Written up admittedly as sort of exercise, Field Chess is a good enough practice. Archers are strong Pawns though not of Cannon Pawn value, because Archers are 'progressive' going forward only. They go straight forward 1 or 2 whether capturing or not, or one diagonal only to capture. It looks to be important to get B and N through to start picking off what amounts to 16 pawns, worth thinking about; which would work better with additional back rank piece (Falcon would be perfect there). Or, a good embodiment is just Archer-Pawns numbering 8 and no Orthodox Pawns on the elongated board.

24377 wrote on 2002-09-12 UTCGood ★★★★
Why doesn't the inventor of this variant sell this game as a two for one deal with our popular version? It would be a great a mix for the chess world.

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