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Flying Armies2

This is a rules file for Zillions of Games, a Windows program that will let you play any puzzle or strategy board game you can feed it the rules to. With Zillions-of-Games installed, this rules file will let you play this game against your computer.

Flying Armies2 is played on an 8x8 board. Captured pieces are kept in-hand and may be dropped back on board as your own. Pawns promote to knight dabbaba or alfil. There are 4 zrf files, described below.

* Army Wars2 -beta1: 
i have made a 'Sliders' army to join the 4 original armies that battle with each other in the first 'Flying Armies'. The Slider pieces are 
described as follows ..
Queen-2-Slider: slides 1 or 2 squares on the queen lines
MooStar: slides 2 squares to make a knight move + non-capture wazir
Bishop3: slides 1, 2 or 3 squares diagonally
AlibabaWazirSlider: Chinese chess elephant + slides 2 orthogonal + wazir 

* Sliders:
5 variants with the above mentioned sliders plus the following ..
Dracula: slides 2 orthogonal then 2 diagonally outward + wazir
Sangzir: Korean chess elephant + wazir
XiangStar: Chinese chess elephant + fers
Rook3: slides 1, 2 or 3 orthogonally

* Makruk:
Thai Chess with drops! 

* MirChess32:
David Paulowich's 'MirChess32'! Also David has made another 
game for this zrf called 'Flying Mir Chess', and i have 
made a couple based on these games.

'Switch piece set' to choose from 5 different boards.

below screen from 'ArmyWars2 -beta1' zrf, 'Sliders vs Shogi'  
AlibabaWazirSlider on a1, MooStar on b1, Bishop3 on c1 
and Queen-2-Slider on e1. 

The Slider army seems to play nicely against the other 
4 armies, i think they may be ok to fight against the 
powerful Shogi and Chaturanga armies.
There are 5 variants on the 'Sliders' zrf with some 
interesting sliders. 'Sangzir' has a 3 square slide 
and 'Dracula' has a 4 square slide, making for some 
fun play for a game with drops :) 
below screen from 'Sliders' zrf, 'Dracula and Sangzir'  
Rook3 on a1, MooStar b1, Sangzir c1 and Dracula e1

wow updated only 1 day after release :o
ok well, i don't know how i forgot about 'Makruk', shame on me :)
below is a screenshot.

another day, another update, added another zrf 'MirChess32'!!
below is a screenshot.

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By Christine Bagley-Jones.
Web page created: 2006-07-15. Web page last updated: 2006-07-29