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Bowman. Moves as knight, and takes a piece that is an additional knightsmove in same direction away.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Bob Greenwade wrote on 2023-07-03 UTC

Mild objection; I'm planning to use this piece in at least one of my variants.

But, as I say, the objection is mild; I can live without it.

🕸Fergus Duniho wrote on 2021-02-08 UTC

Does this belong in the Piececlopedia? It seems to only be used in Quantum Chess.

It seems to me it does not. Besides that, the link to Quantum Chess is broken, and the game now known by that name seems to use regular Chess pieces with different rules. So, if there are no objections, I'll remove this page.

Charles Gilman wrote on 2009-12-02 UTC
Thanks for drawing my attention to the fact that the Bowman does not leap. I will correct my piece article Man and Beast 21: Lords High Everything-Else to take this into account when I have more time. I would still hold that Equiadvancer is the logical generic term for a piece that goes exactly halfway to the piece that it captures.

John Smith wrote on 2009-11-27 UTCGood ★★★★
If the Bowman moved as a Knight but captured normally, it could be thought of as a Knight equivalent of the Advancer. However, it is actually a complex Moo that captures as an Advancing Knight on the matching path.

The Bowman can also be thought of as capturing along a length equal to its movement, instead of just one square like the Advancer. We can extrapolate this to a Rook. Such a piece would move as a non-capturing Rook, but a piece the same amount of squares away in the same direction as the Rook from its starting position would be captured, regardless of intervening pieces. The Bowman-Rook is not as strong as you may think, because the more spaces it moves the more spaces away the piece must be exactly. The Bowman-Rook cannot capture a piece when it moves more than one-half board length, so can only capture if it moves 3 squares or less on a standard board. The Bowman-Rook becomes weaker toward the edges as its attacks are reduced even if they fit on the board sometimes, so it is weaker at long range.

Garth Wallace wrote on 2009-11-27 UTC
Does this belong in the Piececlopedia? It seems to only be used in Quantum Chess.

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