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External Link: Perier Chess

Description

If players have elected to include external pieces (Perier cannons), they may either move a piece or pawn, or drop the extra piece from the reserve. Pieces may only be dropped on the first rank, on an empty square behind a friendly pawn. The friendly pawn is immediately relocated two squares ahead, to a position which must be empty.

The Perier can step in any direction like a king. It can capture only by leaping over any piece. If the nearest piece after the leap is an enemy piece, then it can be captured. Its value is 4, i.e., pawn + light piece.

You can download a Zillions implementation here.


External Link: http://www.two-paths.com/bg/perierchess.htm


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By M Winther.
Web page created: 2008-11-13. Web page last updated: 2008-11-13