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Joe Joyce wrote on 2010-07-15 UTC
John, thanks for the information. I like the 'tower rook' set better than the 'stylized shield pawn' set, but you are obviously right about the rooks/warders. And using them as rooks completes the full-human-figure theme of the Isle of Lewis chess sets. I still think the rune stones Mats identified make lousy pawns. Maybe a set with one [style of] warder as the rooks and the other [say the berserker type chewing on the shield, because like pawns, they go out to charge and die] shrunk down to make pawns. Where are JKS or GKG when you need them to make pieces?

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