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The Seeping Switchers. An army for Chess with Different Armies based on pieces that change color when they move.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Greg Strong wrote on Mon, May 17, 2021 10:18 PM UTC in reply to Jörg Knappen from 10:01 PM:

For the theme of the army, a colourbound piece is completely unsuitable although one can argue that a slip-Bishop still switches some bindings. But when it is too weak, what would be a good augmentation for it?

It's colorbound, but it still swaps between both even and odd ranks and even and odd files with every move.  I suggest augmenting it with a dabbabah move.  With that move, it will swap between either even and odd ranks or even and odd files.

I think switching between a different type of binding would add some flavor.  It's bound on the binding the other pieces switch on and switches on a different one.