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 By Graeme C Neatham. Save the Standard. A Tafl inspired game, with equal forces and the addition of a Cavalry piece. (15x7, Cells: 101) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Graeme wrote on 2008-11-24 UTC

The non-entry of infantry to hills and havens is taken from the rules of Tafl. The cavalry were designed to be more mobile and so were not restricted in the same way. By way of compensation (game balance?) infantry are the only pieces allowed to use the bridges.

John Smith wrote on 2008-11-24 UTC
I think they should be able to land there, but also be able to be captured by replacement. Why is there this distinction?

Joe Joyce wrote on 2008-11-23 UTC
;-) They can't be there. From the rules:
   'Infantry may not land on any Hill or Haven square...'

John Smith wrote on 2008-11-23 UTC
Why can't it capture Infantry in the Hills and Havens also?

Joe Joyce wrote on 2008-11-23 UTC
All capture by men and knights is custodial, and the havens are in the corners. If the standard could not capture by replacement, it could never occupy a haven and win. For the central hills, well, variety is the spice of life.

John Smith wrote on 2008-11-23 UTCGood ★★★★
Cavalry occupying a Hill or Haven square may also be captured by a Standard using the normal Chess method of capture by replacement.


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