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Charles Gilman wrote on 2011-04-16 UTCGood ★★★★
I've heard of 'Hamlet without the prince', but this seems to be the equivalent for Babar. In the absence of some kind of Elephant piece it would seem more logical to have a name without 'Xiang' in it. That issue apart - with such a name it would warrant an 'excellent' - it looks an interesting game. The Leopard as a thrice-Pawned Wazir in the subvariant looks an interesting piece, being to the Waffle what the Steward is to the Prince - and those are all interesting pieces. Indeed the name is very suggestive of 'leaping-capture Steward'. Expect to see the Leopard in Man and Beast 16 soon as it complements Steward/Stevedore/Steamer just as Waffle does Prince/Fezbaba/Alibaba.

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