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The Veles is a bifurcation piece. It can move in two legs, the first is an orthogonal slide, and the second is a diagonal deflection-move, along either of two diagonals in the prolonged movement-direction. Any piece functions as screen, and the Veles bends around it, as if affected by gravity. Capture can only occur orthogonally, on the first leg. The Veles's value is 3, that is, the same as a bishop or knight (preliminary estimate). While the Veles slides along an orthogonal, several diagonals (in the prolonged movement direction) could be chosen, provided that there exist screens for deflection.

The Veles can move in two legs, the first is an orthogonal slide and the second is a diagonal deflection-slide. Capture can only occur on the first leg (red = capture).

The Velites (sing: Veles) were a type of Roman Gladiator who fought on foot using a spear called a hasta. They were also armed with a gladius sword. They had neither body armour, nor helmet or shield.

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By M Winther.
Web page created: 2010-08-29. Web page last updated: 2010-08-29