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Generals' Chess

I tried to incorporate a piece that moves as a "crooked bishop", but I called it a "general" instead.



General is otherwise known as boyscout or crooked bishop. It moves in a series of diagonal steps, alternating one space at a time between the two diagonal directions that do not move it back toward its origin. Its powers of movement in any general direction resemble a double helix wrapping around a single rank or file.

The Blacksmith is a divergent piece. Without capturing, it can move 1 step orthogonally straight forwards or backwards, or move as a Rook horizontally. They can't jump. To capture, it may move 1 space in any diagonal direction.


Rules same as in orthodox chess, except:

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By Patrik Hedman.

Last revised by Fergus Duniho.

Web page created: 2014-03-16. Web page last updated: 2021-02-24