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French revolution chess. Advanced pawns threaten the noble pieces. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Charles Gilman wrote on Sat, Jun 14, 2003 07:42 AM UTC:Good ★★★★
This is a clever way to subvert the concept that one side is 'attacking' anbd the other 'defending', as in this game each side will have its attacks and defences. One addition to make the game even more in keeping with the Revolution would be for Pawn promotion to be to Ace - a piece combining Rook, Bishop, AND Knight moves, as in Cardmate. This would reflect that it was the French Revolution that made the Ace in cards the highest in its suit, to mark the victory of the common man.