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Piececlopedia: Fox. Doubly-bent rider, inspired by the Gryphon and Aanca.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
George Duke wrote on 2008-11-21 UTCGood ★★★★
Stiles' Fox is doubly bent rider, two-path to only some of its squares.

Charles Gilman wrote on 2006-12-23 UTCGood ★★★★
I have been thinking further about pieces of this kind. It occurs to me that the Fox can be seen as a compound of two weaker pieces - a 'samewise' Fox that always makes two left or two right turns, and a 'contrariwise' Fox that always makes one of each. The first shares the Bishop's destinations but by a less direct route, the second those of the Lama (Dabbaba then Bishop) but with two turns instead of one. I take the 45° nature of the turn to apply equally in 3d, so that on both cubic and hex-prism boards the Fox still moves in only one plane in each move and so still has the same two components (but with more pairs of opposites than just left/right). The forward-only piece, the Foxcub, is always contrariwise. The Hyena, with 1:1:1 rather than 1:0:0 steps toppoing and tailing the Bishop section, would similarly have Samewise and Contrariwise components, but so would its forward-only version (Hyenacub?).

Charles Gilman wrote on 2006-06-05 UTC
I have now included this piece in a subvariant of my 4 Linepiece Fusion. This resolves the anomaly of it being in the Piececlopedia but not qualifying. In the process I have also thrown in some names for compounds of this kind of piece.

Anonymous wrote on 2004-10-03 UTC
Note the usage of the names wolf and fox in Wolf chess.

--J%org Knappen

Fergus Duniho wrote on 2004-10-02 UTC
This page violates the Piececlopedia guidelines and so should be removed. The Piececlopedia is reserved for pieces that have previously appeared in games or fairy chess problems.

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