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Alfaerie Expansion Set 5. Many new designs, several shogi variant based pieces.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Greg Strong wrote on Mon, May 17, 2021 09:46 PM UTC:

This page has been restored. The file was deleted at some point.

Anonymous wrote on Sun, Sep 19, 2010 04:08 PM UTC:
Look here for shogi variants piece:
These names probably have budhist symbolism.

Anonymous wrote on Sun, Sep 19, 2010 01:35 PM UTC:
I believe the Shogi pieces move as the dots surrounding them indicate (e.g. Tile General steps one square diagonal forward or orthogonal backward).

Anonymous wrote on Sun, Jan 13, 2008 07:48 PM UTC:Good ★★★★
What do all of the different Shogi-based pieces do? And why do they have those names?

Claudio Martins Jagu wrote on Thu, Aug 17, 2006 06:11 PM UTC:Excellent ★★★★★
Nice, as always.

Just one thing. When it would be possible to know from wich game(s) the
piece come from, please, post a link to it.


Joe Joyce wrote on Wed, Aug 16, 2006 03:07 PM UTC:
Thanks, Christine - must have missed it in the Alfaerie Many set - not surprising, as neither my son nor I could find the GUard piece for 10 minutes in that set. Joe

Christine Bagley-Jones wrote on Wed, Aug 16, 2006 06:02 AM UTC:
Joe, expansion set 4 has that graphic, the one released a few weeks ago, it is called 'lightningwarmachine' :))

Joe Joyce wrote on Wed, Aug 16, 2006 04:25 AM UTC:
There's one more piece I'd like to get into the expanded alfaerie set,
the Lightning warmachine from Grand Shatranj, designated 'L' in the
Grand Shatranj Alfaerie piece set. Whenever you can get it in, thanks.

It would be found here:

🕸Fergus Duniho wrote on Tue, Aug 15, 2006 12:26 PM UTC:
Game Courier will show you the full piece set you are using unless your preset has the 'Exclude pieces not in game' option checked. If you're not seeing the full set, uncheck this option and click 'Update' in Edit mode.

Christine Bagley-Jones wrote on Tue, Aug 15, 2006 10:22 AM UTC:
well after what Joe said, i found this one which has even more than the link i gave earlier.


yes it would be good to have it listed or something, i mean a page, not within a game, that shows all graphics

Gary Gifford wrote on Tue, Aug 15, 2006 09:56 AM UTC:
Joe & Christine - Thanks for the info. I know haw to use the brackets for pre-set pieces --- but I was not (am not) sure how to find all the piece designators such as your [_JG_ldw] or [_JG_LDW] without finding a game that currently uses them. So if we have, for example, a Diagonal Cyclops Evaporator piece - but it is not currently in a game, it is simply available... how would we find out its identifier code? The link Christine provided helps a lot.

Joe Joyce wrote on Tue, Aug 15, 2006 03:06 AM UTC:
Yes, but there are a few games that give the total piece set, though you have to search for some pieces. A Logical Follow-up to the Duke of Rutland's chess is one such game, and I believe there are more.

Christine Bagley-Jones wrote on Tue, Aug 15, 2006 02:07 AM UTC:

you mean from this page right Joe? .. hmm i think the above link will be
broken when this comes out
edit: oh it wasn't ha ha

Joe Joyce wrote on Tue, Aug 15, 2006 01:45 AM UTC:
Hey, Gary. I had that problem, with the hero and other pieces. The trick is
to put the designator in square brackets in your preset. So the standard
knight is n or N, and this is typed into the appropriate spot in the
preset editor. The hero used in Lemurian Shatranj would be:
 [_JG_ldw] or [_JG_LDW]
Typing this in the appropriate spot will put the hero where you want on
the board. My son looked it up in the Game Courier instructions.

Gary Gifford wrote on Mon, Aug 14, 2006 09:40 PM UTC:Excellent ★★★★★
Excellent for the new images. But it would be nice to see the alpha-numeric codes by these pieces so, for example, if one wanted to use a 'Hero' he [or she] could go to edit their applicable pre-set and simply add the code to the desired square. Without the code designators board setups will be a bit more dificult. Or, is there an easy way to get these codes that I am unaware of? If so, what is it? Many thanks.

Christine Bagley-Jones wrote on Mon, Aug 14, 2006 01:25 PM UTC:
ok this is right now

Christine Bagley-Jones wrote on Mon, Aug 14, 2006 10:33 AM UTC:
David, before you correct just see emails :)
(in case you see this first)

Christine Bagley-Jones wrote on Mon, Aug 14, 2006 04:17 AM UTC:
download link is not right, it downloads expanison set 4, should be right soon

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