The Piece Catalog

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Move

Shako

Tamerlane 2000

Metamachy

Gigachess

Terachess

King

1 step in all directions.
May castle with the Rook.
Cannot be put in check.

X

X

X

X

X

Pawn

1 step forward
2 steps on some conditions or some variants. (move)
1 step forward on diagonal (capture).
En passant (capture)
Promotion on last row.

X

X

X

X

X

Corporal
 

1 step forward
2 steps on some conditions or some variants. (move)
1 step forward on diagonal (move or capture). En passant (capture)
Promotion on last row. 

 

 

 

X

X

Prince

1 step in all directions.
Promotion to the strongest piece.

 

X

X

X

X

Machine

1 step or 2 step orthogonally.
May leap.

 

 

 

X

X

Elephant

1 step or 2 step diagonally.
May leap.

X

X

X

X

X

Rook

Slide orthogonally.

X

X

X

X

X

Bishop

Slide diagonally.

X

X

X

X

X

Queen

Slide orthogonally or diagonally.
(Rook + Bishop)

X

(X)

X

X

X

Knight

Leap at opposite case of 3x2 rectangle

X

X

X

X

X

Lion

Machine + Elephant + Knight

 

 

X

X

X

Marshall

Rook + Knight

 

 

 

X

X

Cardinal

Bishop + Knight

 

 

 

X

X

Amazon

Queen + Knight

 

 

 

X

X

Ship

1 step diagonally then slide on columns

 

X

 

X

X

Eagle

1 step diagonally then slide on columns or lines

 

(X)

X

X

X

Rhinoceros

Jumps as Knight, then slides away diagonally

 

 

 

 

X

Camel

Leap at opposite case of 4x2 rectangle

 

X

X

X

X

Bull

Leap at opposite case of 4x3 rectangle

 

 

 

 

X

Buffalo

Knight + Camel + Bull

 

 

 

X

X

Antelope

2 or 3 steps in all 8 directions, may leap.

 

 

 

 

X

Cannon

Move as Rook, need an interposing piece to capture

X

X

X

X

X

Bow

Move as Bishop, need an interposing piece to capture

 

 

 

X

X

Star

Move as Queen, need an interposing piece to capture

 

 

 

 

X

 


08/01/2012
(modified 10/06/2017)