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Cutty Camels

This army for Chess with Different Armies is based around the moves of the Camel/Long Knight.

Setup

The pieces other than King & pawns are replaced with other pieces. In place of the Rooks there are 2 Camel-Ferz compounds named Wizards. In place of the Knights, there are 2 Fibciws, in place of the Bishops are the Charging Camels, & in place of the Queen is the Button Mushroom, the compund piece of Mushroom and Rook.

Pieces

Wizard (LF)
The Wizard moves as a Camel or as a Ferz.
 . . . . . . . .
 . . . 1 . 1 . .
 . . . . . . . .
 . 1 . 1 . 1 . 1
 . . . . 0 . . .
 . 1 . 1 . 1 . 1
 . . . . . . . .
 . . . 1 . 1 . . 

Fibliw (fbLW)
The Fibciw moves as a narrow Camel or as a Wazir.
 . . . . . . . .
 . . . 1 . 1 . .
 . . . . . . . .
 . . . . 1 . . .
 . . . 1 0 1 . .
 . . . . 1 . . .
 . . . . . . . .
 . . . 1 . 1 . . 

Charging Camel (fhCbsWbF)
The Charging Camel moves as a forward half Camel or as a backward half sideway King.
 . . . . . . . .
 . . . 1 . 1 . .
 . . . . . . . .
 . 1 . . . . . 1
 . . . 1 0 1 . .
 . . . 1 1 1 . .
 . . . . . . . .
 . . . . . . . . 

Button Mushroom (RfbNfsLbF)
The Button Mushroom moves like a Rook or narrow Knight, or forward as a wide Long Knight, or to the rear as a Ferz.
 . . . . 4 . . .
 . . . . 3 . . .
 . . . 1 2 1 . .
 . 1 . . 1 . . 1
 4 3 2 1 0 1 2 3
 . . . 1 1 1 . .
 . . . 1 2 1 . .
 . . . . 3 . . .

Rules

Castling:

-Cutty Camels can castle as long as the King doesn't move into or out of Check.

-When the Cutty Camels castle Queen-side, O-O-O, their LF moves from a1 to c1 and their K moves from e1 to b1.

Against Clobberers:

-The Clobberers must use their alternate setup when playing against the Cutters, else they suffer from their undefended a7/h7.

Notes

Play with the ChessCraft app:

-3f5w (vs Fabulous FIDEs)

-3n7b (vs Colorbound Clobberers II)


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By HaruN Y.

Last revised by HaruN Y.


Web page created: 2023-07-31. Web page last updated: 2023-10-22