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The Piececlopedia is intended as a scholarly reference concerning the history and naming conventions of pieces used in Chess variants. But it is not a set of standards concerning what you must call pieces in newly invented games.

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George Duke wrote on 2009-06-19 UTC
Gilman points out in practically word-for-word report from comment here to text at M&B3: The Antelope's leap length of 5 is the Knight's SOLL. Let's see. Knight is 1,2 and SOLL is 5. Antelope, a piece from mid-20th century, leaps 3,4. Its path direct is 5, with SOLL, to find its dual, 25. Anyway, 5=5. More interesting is the dual that we already just found to be Namel. Remember 7,1? So when making a CV, suppose on a board with widening Morley rows (look that up in the Index--Morley calls them corridors) on all four sides, so that you would want broad-ranging leapers, interesting and threatening in being able to triangulate, make compound of Antelope and Namel, called Anu. The same as at AOF1, but here we are talking about prospective 8x8 with 4 six-wide contributions across and outside b-g and 2-7, total 64+24 squares, 88. The 1,7 component of Anu is logical on the 88 squares, for from the 6-wide back rank, Anu cannot quite reach the opposite Pawn row. As reasonable a board as AOF1's much revised 11x10x3 settled on.

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