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 By Charles  Gilman. Liu Yang. Hexagonal analogue to Yang Qi. (11x11, Cells: 91) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Fergus Duniho wrote on 2016-03-13 UTC
In general, a page providing the rules of a game should contain all information needed to play it. Upon closer examination, Charles made things confusing by renaming most of the pieces from Yang Qi, many of which were in Chess and have been used under their Chess names with the very same moves in McCooey's Hexagonal Chess (and mostly the same in Glinski's). There are straightforward transformations from playing on a board of squares to playing on a board of hexagons, and using the same names for pieces on both boards allow players to more easily remember how pieces move. The GrandDuke, Unicorn, Sling, Sennight, and Broker are not new pieces. They are just the hexagonal King, Bishop, Vao, Knight, and Pawn.

Ben Reiniger wrote on 2016-03-12 UTC
(I believe Gilman uses that to stand for "nonstandard diagonal", i.e. the usual hex-diagonal, to distinguish it for instance on a 3D board made of hexagonal prisms.)

Fergus Duniho wrote on 2016-03-11 UTC
Your use of the unexplained abbreviation ND prevents me from understanding how to play this game.

George Duke wrote on 2009-09-16 UTCGood ★★★★
Here is a hexagonal analogue to xiangqi from 2008, Gilman already links below. Along with Gilman's dozen efforts at merging hexagonal and xiangqi are others by John Smith, Graeme Neatham, and more. That is the main point of the Gilman comment today. In two hundred hex CVs so far under proliferation, combining with Xiangqi is one of the more common themes. Offhand the Xiang Hex on only 79 spaces of L.Smith may be the smallest so far, and 79 sounds about right. The others seem superficially to be too big. It's another endless avenue to proliferate all things considered. CVS ARE LIKE SNOWFLAKES, NO TWO ARE ALIKE. John Smith has this one year 2008 of Xiangqi-type on hexes numbering 140: /Snowflake>

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