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The Turret moves like a queen, but it cannot capture in this way. Instead the Turret, when it moves, has the power to sling a piece located immediately behind itself to a forward square in the alignment direction. The slung piece, which can be of any colour, is hurled to the square immediately forward of the square on which the Turret stops. Any enemy piece positioned here is captured. Thus the Turret can be used for transporting friendly pieces, attacking enemy pieces, or removing enemy pieces from good positions. Pawns can be catapulted to their promotion square, when they are promoted to queen as only alternative. Pawns cannot be catapulted to the first rank, that is, the second rank is the limit. Kings and rooks retain their castle rights if catapulted away and back, while they haven't moved by their own accord. The Turret's value is 4, that is, between bishop and rook (preliminary estimate).

Turret : (1) a tall building usu. moved on wheels and formerly used for carrying soldiers and equipment for breaching or scaling a wall. (2) a revolving armored structure on a warship that protects one or more guns mounted within it.

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By M Winther.
Web page created: 2006-11-01. Web page last updated: 2006-11-01