Les échecs duodécimaux équilibrés
Balance 12 is an other variant of Perfect 12, replacing Prince and Camel by Bow and Machine. Those two new pieces are the counterpart of Cannon and Elephant, respectively.
Like Perfect 12 and Toulousain Chess, Balance 12 has a total of 2x36 pieces, giving a piece density of 0.5 as for FIDE chess. Also, it has the same 3 "super" pieces (Queen, Gryphon, Lion). The originality is that, here, every "orthogonal" piece has its diagonal counterpart:
The orthodox setup is kept in the center of the board. Here, Rook, Knight, Bishop are found in the classical order.
Moves, Captures and other Rules
Castling: like in Perfect 12.
End Of Game: Victory is obtained when the opposite King is checkmated. All other types of endgame (pat, perpetual check,...) are classic.
Zillions gives these average values, normalized to 5 for the Rook:
Pawn: 0.8, Machine: 2.7, Elephant: 2.3, Knight: 2.4,
You can play Balance 12 Chess if you own Z-o-G. Download this zip-file: cazauxchess.zip (in the Perfect12 zrf file)