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Tezhi Luzhanqi - Chinese army chess. Chinese strategic game. (5x13, Cells: 63) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Shi Ji wrote on Thu, Sep 29, 2016 10:38 AM UTC:

Recently a zillions implementation of Luzhanqi has been published on the zillions website. The AI can see all your pieces.

(zzo38) A. Black wrote on Fri, Feb 17, 2012 05:40 PM UTC:
Zillions does not support game with hidden information. You can make things difficult to see but that won't work.

Shi Ji wrote on Thu, Feb 16, 2012 01:13 PM UTC:
Is there anyone interested in making this a zrf file? I've tried, but still have no idea on the moving rules.

Ji Shi wrote on Sun, May 30, 2010 09:44 AM UTC:
This game was very popular among students in 1990s. The name is 'Lu Zhan
Qi' or 'Jun Qi', and 'Te Zhi' is just an adjective meaning made
special. But today in China very few people play this variant, because in
the last decade a four-player variant has become more and more pupolar on
internet. This four-player variant is called 'Si Guo Jun Qi', which means
army chess for four countries. Its rules are the same to the 2nd variant
mentioned in this page except that 1) the two players sitting opponent each
other are partners and the board is made in shape of a cross to fit four
players; 2) if a player's flag is taken, all of his pieces are eliminated
and the winning condition is taking two enemies' flags. With the help of
computers we don't need a referee now, so it's far more popular than Lu
Zhan Qi was in 1990s.

Supplements to the rules in this page: there are refuges on the board (the
circulars), in which pieces can't be attacked.

Seriously I doubt if games like stratego, 'Lu Zhan Qi' and 'Dou Shou
Qi' can be considered as chess variants. Of most of chess variants a
common feature is that different pieces just move and capture in different
ways but they can capture each other. Of stratego, 'Lu Zhan Qi' and 'Dou
Shou Qi', a common feature is that different pieces move almost the same
but only higher pieces can capture lower pieces.

Anonymous wrote on Thu, Mar 11, 2010 10:59 AM UTC:Good ★★★★
Good game. Worth to try. Can soldier safely capture missle?

Anonymous wrote on Mon, Nov 9, 2009 09:10 AM UTC:
In Variant one: Basic army chess, the first piece flipped by the first player belongs to his opponent

Johnny Chan wrote on Thu, Feb 2, 2006 01:23 PM UTC:Excellent ★★★★★
The translations of the ranks are suggested as below:
1. Commander in Chief, Field Marshal or Five Stars General.
2. Commander of Army Corps or General
3. Commander of Division or Lt. General
4. Brigader
5. Commander of Regiment or Colonel
6. Commander of Battalion or Major (not barrack)
7. Commander of Company or Captain
8. Leader of Platoon or (Second) Lieutenant (sometimes is Senior
9. Engineer (Private is okay but engineer is more appropiate to dig
10.Bomb (In fact, the orginal version should be Grenade)
11. Mine 
12. Colour (Flag is ok but colour is more appropiate in the army)

The terms in the map are suggested as:
1. Headquarter
2. Fort (for the circles) (Direct translation is Camp but inappropiate
since the opponents cannot attack here under some specific rule)
3. Barrack or Camp (for the rectangles)
4. Front

If I am going to stick some new stickers with appropiate translation or
even the realistic insignia on the chesses, would game enthusiasts of
western countries be interested.

michel lavrard wrote on Tue, Dec 6, 2005 10:38 AM UTC:Excellent ★★★★★
such a long time i was looking for that rule!!! very good

Shenshuai wrote on Fri, Oct 28, 2005 04:46 PM UTC:Excellent ★★★★★
Actually, the ranks are as follows:

3 gongbin (usual infantry, regular enlisted troops): ¹¤±ø
3 paizhang (platoon (or group) leader):  Åų¤
3 lianzhang (company leader (captain)): ßB³¤
2 yinzhang. (barracks commander): Óª³¤
2 tuanzhang (regiment commander (colonel-i know, my uncle was one)): Íų¤
2 luzhang (infantry brigade commander (brigadier general)): Âó¤
2 shizhang (military division commander (LTG)):  ʦ³¤
1 junzhang (army commander (G - General)):  ¾ü³¤
1 siling (general, highest rank. (redundant)):  ˾Áî

1 junqi (battle flag):   ¾üÆì
2 zhadan (bomb):  Õ¨µ¯
3 dilei (landmine):  µØÀ×

These are the literal translations of the ranks. Feel free to take issue,
but they are what my Communist grandparents taught me last time I was in
China (Which was this past summer, summer 2005CE - I am an American,
to be American -Watch your flanks, you terrorists out there!)

Greg Sears wrote on Sun, Jul 17, 2005 03:54 AM UTC:Excellent ★★★★★
Here are the characters on the pieces, along with some (very) rough
translations for the ranks.  I hope this shows up correctly.

3 gongbin (soldiers, lowest rank): ¹¤±ø
3 paizhang (platoon leader):  Åų¤
3 lianzhang (company leader): ßB³¤
2 yinzhang. (barracks commander): Óª³¤
2 tuanzhang (regiment commander): Íų¤
2 luzhang (traveling commander?): Âó¤
2 shizhang (military division commander):  ʦ³¤
1 junzhang (army commander):  ¾ü³¤
1 siling (general, highest rank.):  ˾Áî

1 junqi (flag):   ¾üÆì
2 zhadan (missile):  Õ¨µ¯
3 dilei (landmine or bomb):  µØÀ×

SP wrote on Fri, Jun 25, 2004 10:49 PM UTC:Excellent ★★★★★
I programmed a Luzhanqi(Chinese Army Chess) software and will start to distribute the software as shareware for an optional gratuity fee. If anyone is interested, please email [email protected]

Eric wrote on Sat, Nov 29, 2003 12:50 PM UTC:Excellent ★★★★★
do you know where can I find the this game in software? I really love this game.

Dave Empey wrote on Mon, Sep 1, 2003 01:03 AM UTC:
Question: do you have pictures of the pieces with their ranks identified? I have a copy of this game and I'd like to be able to play it.

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