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Shatranj Kamil (64). Modern Shatranj based variant on 8 by 8 board with new pieces. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Abdul-Rahman Sibahi wrote on 2007-06-30 UTC
Proposed variant : Shatranj Kamil (72) :

I did some piece value experiments on the Templar Chess board, which adds half a rank behind both home ranks. And this game looked like it would suit such a board.

Proposed setup:

9      - e k -
8  r n s f e s n r
7  p p p p p p p p
6  - - - - - - - -
5  - - - - - - - -
4  - - - - - - - -
3  - - - - - - - -
2  P P P P P P P P
1  R N S F E S N R
0      - E K -

   a b c d e f g h

No castling, and all pieces move as they do in Shatranj Kamil (64). Pawns promote to Silver Generals at the eighth rank, regardless of which file they're on. (They start on the second.) All rules are as in the original game: Shatranj Kamil (64).

It's just an idea.

I would think that, instead of the Silver Generals (S) why not use S2 ? The S2 moves like a 2-step Bishop or a 2-step Lance.