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Military Chess. 19th century commercial chess variant. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Dennis Saccuzzo wrote on 2018-11-03 UTCExcellent ★★★★★

I played this game as a boy around 1960. The object of the game was to put the opponent's General in danger 6 times in a row. You did not have to checkmate as in chess. I cannot find any information other than what you have posted, but I would sure love to get my hands on a copy of the game.

Thank-you for your post.

Charles Gilman wrote on 2012-02-28 UTC
Another possibility is that 1880 is a typo for 1990. Does anyone know of this game actually being played before the latter year?

John Ayer wrote on 2012-02-21 UTC
By George, you're right! The tank was developed during World War I; the bazooka too but not deployed until World War II; the jeep during World War II. Either this has been updated or someone is floating a hoax.

Malcolm Webb wrote on 2012-02-21 UTC
I do not understand why a game created in 1880 has tanks, bazookamen & jeeps. I do not believe these things existed in 1880.

Hans Bodlaender wrote on 2012-02-13 UTC
Thanks for the comments. I made a few small corrections, and added another possible setup. Hans

Hubert wrote on 2012-02-12 UTC
'Two advanced guards'

The diagram shows four of them.

Hubert wrote on 2012-02-12 UTC
'cannons, who move one square in any of the nine directions'

There are nine directions?  What are they?

Hubert wrote on 2012-02-12 UTC
'On this website, I was a commercial chess variant from the 19th

I think this is taking chess variants too far!  Have you gone back to being
a person from the 21st century?  ;)

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