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It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2002-02-07
 By Jean-Louis  Cazaux. Invasion. A military inspired Chess variant played on an 84-squares board. (10x10, Cells: 84) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
John Smith wrote on 2008-10-04 UTCGood ★★★★
The Paratrooper is unclear: can it jump over pieces with its flying move? Where does the Trooper promote: anywhere the opponent's pieces start, or just the grey box? Why can't it shoot, like the Commando or Paratrooper? Not being able to destroy an HQ with a Bomb doesn't make sense, other than to make it a longer game. All in all, this is a good, with the uniqueness of the pieces, and the unique way of making the board 84 squares.

Best regards,

Antoine Fourrière wrote on 2003-11-20 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
I find this game really enticing, and was surprised it didn't get a prize in the recent 84-square contest. The Flag-ignited Bomb is a great idea (although I have chosen another mechanism to launch the Bomb in my own Chess on a Larger Board with not-so-few Pieces Dropped) and the Tank is also a very good piece. As is usually the case with baroque capture, Zillions is a weak opponent, and I would like to try Invasion on the Game Courier. Would you mind if I made a preset for it?

David Short wrote on 2002-12-11 UTCGood ★★★★
This game has some potential. It shows originality and creativity. The rules are not overly complicated. My only gripe is that it is too dis-similar from traditional chess variants and familiar pieces but that is just my preference for CVs with more traditional chess-like pieces. All in all though i wanted to say nice job. I don't have time to volunteer my services as a judge for the contest but I will give positive feedback on all games in the contest I hope get favorable responses.

TW wrote on 2002-05-07 UTCGood ★★★★
I wanted something in between Poor and Good here actually. I like the game
and the movement but I would have liked a bigger board. This feels more
like a tabletop wargame then a chessvariant but I guess that it's a
chessvariant in the aspect that pieces have preset moves on a squared board
(something not all chessvariants follow even ;)
I watched Zillions play this game for a while and realised that the
powerful strategies behind a great played game is way above normal chess.
It is a bit complicated for my mind and a bit defensive for my taste.
Still, the idea is wonderful and I would love to see it come back with a
bigger board variant *smile* This is a game I want to have at the table at
home to play with my friends rather then playing it over the net or with
the computer. Adding two more players would also increase the fun level
since tactics would increase and you could help eachother out, if rules
allowed it....I'm now changing from poor to good actually *smile*

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