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Dragon. Combines pawn and knight movement, mainly as a problem piece, not found in variants.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Anonymous wrote on 2010-05-13 UTC
Dragon is used here:
and here:

Charles Gilman wrote on 2005-01-29 UTC
As it is a compound of two pieces that still have strong links to the regiments originally inspiring them (cavalry and infantry), could the name as applied to the piece be a corruption of 'Dragoon'? The two words are linked, as the original Dragoons were named for the Dragon emblem on their banners.

gnohmon wrote on 2002-06-26 UTCGood ★★★★
(Random page link brought me here.)

The combination of N+P can also be achieved in Absorption Chess, in which
case the rule is, I think, that reaching the 8th rank by using the P
component of the compound move allows promotion of the P component of the
compound piece.

Can a Dragon on the first rank make a 2 step P move, or even advance all
the way to the 4th rank?

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