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Multiple Displacers. A multiple displacer is a version of a piece that can capture enemy pieces partway along a longer move.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Charles Gilman wrote on 2005-07-03 UTC
Another interesting idea that came to me recently was an MD Cannon, which
can capture if there are an ODD number of intervening pieces (not
necessarily just one) of which the 2nd, 4th &c. must be enemy ones and
captured as well as the destination one. I imagine that this would work
best on a Very Big Board.

Charles Gilman wrote on 2005-02-10 UTC
As I say, the term is not my own, it just fitted with my idea for
the Xiang Qi Elephant (as now finally featured in my Cannonless XQ
at It has
since occurred to me that you can even have MD Pawns. 'But Pawns move
only one step!' I hear you cry. Ah, but what if you extend the initial
double move to captures, allowing a Pawn on its starting rank to make two
successive captures in the same (diagonal) direction in one move? This
thought occurred to me when devising a variant in which the Pawn's
move may be two noncapturing orthogonal moves, two capturing diagonal
moves, or one of each in either order. I plan to submit the variant under
the name Eurofighter Chess, as it extends a double move first introduced
in Europe.

Garth Wallace wrote on 2005-01-17 UTCGood ★★★★
'Multiple displacers' is an awkward term. How about 'sweepers'?

Charles Gilman wrote on 2003-12-31 UTC
Sorry, I left myself an instruction while offline and forgot to obey it!
Here is the link to Anglis Qi.

Charles Gilman wrote on 2003-12-19 UTC
This page was solicited, so I just wrote down what I knew. It came about
because I referred to it in Anglis Qi [insert hyperlink]. I am happy for
the page editor (Tony Quintanilla) to append a details of past uses of MD
pieces, either at the end of the relevant paragraphs or in a new final
paragraph. My own first encounter with the phrase was at among many
other definitions, and I make no claim of originality except for the MD
versions of the Elephant and Dabbaba - and will happily be corrected on
those if any previous use of them in known.

Peter Aronson wrote on 2003-12-15 UTCGood ★★★★
MD versions of the Single-step and rider <a href='../piececlopedia.dir/rhino.html'>Rhinos</a> would be an interesting alternative to MD Nightriders.

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