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Nimrod Chess. All the same moves as FIDE Chess, but not NECESSARILY on the same pieces. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
George Duke wrote on 2009-12-02 UTC
In 'ECV' are Schultz' 1943 Hunter and Falcon necessarily in hand, or just implemented that way by Friedlander?

Charles Gilman wrote on 2009-12-02 UTC
The point is that the Huntsman and Hawksman are defined on a corner orientation. In this context the forward diagonal is toward the opponent's corner and the backward one toward one's own corner. The directions at right angles to these I term sideways diagonals. There are also two forward and two backward orthogonals in this orientation. Thus to sum up the differences between linepieces with 5-6 directions they divide into:
	Goldrider (face-to-face) - 4 orthogonal and 2 diagonal;
	Goldrider (corner) - 4 orthogonal and 1 diagonal;
	Silverider (face-to-face) - 4 diagonal and 1 orthogonal;
	Silverider (corner) - 4 diagonal and 2 orthogonal;
	Huntress and Hawkress (face-to-face) - 3 orthogonal and 2 diagonal;
	Huntsman and Hawksman (corner) - 3 diagonal and 2 orthogonal.
Would diagrams help? If so I will endeavour to add them when I have more time.

George Duke wrote on 2009-12-02 UTC
He's just varying his language. Sideways is meaning the other Bishop direction not happened to be mentioned first. Huntsman is just Silver General of Shogi who keeps going. Hawksman would be an improvement in Shogi if one-stepping.

Anonymous wrote on 2009-12-01 UTC
Dear Charles:

I can't understand the movement of the huntsman and the hawksman, because
of the expression 'move as a bishop sideways'.

Well, all bishop moves are part sideways.

So, could you clarify this?


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