Mar192013

response 10 questions about Commanderchess

1) Is the Commander allowed to move diagonally? Or does he move only orthogonally, along the lines?\

“Commander piece” is only allowed to move vertically and horizontally, without limitation of number of steps as long as it is not obstructed. And also that it cannot be moved diagonally at the angle of 45.

2) It is said that the Commander can enter the Headquarters. What does that mean?

Headquarters is the location which belongs to the commander only and no one can enter but the commander. The headquarters is used as the obstacle to the opponent. If the commander is in the opponent’s point-blank range of weaponry such as cannon armed on tanks and anti-aircraft missile. To kill the commander, it is forced to destroy the headquarters (capture piece of headquarters) in advance and at that time the commander will capture back the tank and missile immediately.
For the artillery with arc path of a projectile and bomber, the headquarters will have protective effects no more. Therefore, the commander must leave for other locations as quick as possible.

3) Does the Rocket (also called Missile, Luftabwehrrakete ) ever move? Does it move when it captures a piece?

Anti-aircraft missile moves as other pieces do; move and capture at 2 steps axially and diagonal 45 angle at one step (within the radius of fire-power). The anti-aircraft missile may follow after planes. To let the planes not be fired, they must flee when such incendiary weapons approach.

4) When the Engineer crosses the river, he builds a bridge. Does this bridge last for the entire remainder of the game? Can the enemy also cross that bridge? Is there any marker placed to indicate a bridge has been built?

Engineers do not have to build specific bridges but they carry three types of tailed incendiary weapons across the river. Those are artillery, anti-aircraft cannon, and missile. If necessary, engineers can turn back to carry the incendiary weapons and go after. Just cross the deep segment of river if the incendiary weapons are portable. On capturing the opponent’s pieces at the other river bank, incendiary weapons will relocated such pieces immediately without being carried. Engineers are multi-purpose fighting units; they not only bridge but also join in attacks as the other chessmen do.

5) Is it correct that any piece which puts the Commander in check becomes a Heroic piece (Heldentruppe )? Does this Heroic status last for the entire game? Is there any marking or change to indicate that a piece has Heroic status?

Any piece gains checkmate the opponent’s commander can be brevetted as heroic piece and this status lasts to the end of game. This heroic piece will get added bonus on moving segment and capturing straightly and crossly with the angle of 45 degree. A heroic aircraft will become a stealth aircraft; it can fly over and shoot anti-aircraft cannon and anti-aircraft missile without crashing; No matter how many times a piece checkmate the commander, it only receives foresaid benefits. It may be marked by chalk marks or small stars. In the record, the heroic piece is written in bold line.

6) Am I correct that the object of this game is to win the most points?

The purpose of commander chess is not only to achieve best score. The bigger and loftier one is to teach the youth to practice thinking, create opportunities for them to have the habit of considering all aspects of life, contexts of miniature battles on the chessboard, teach them to deal with thousands of situations in life and warfare so that their intelligence shines, their spirit is tested and they can build consistency, self-confidence, brave and decisiveness. These personalities are very important for the modern youth and each country’s national defense.
When the victory and defeat are not determined by the game, who have the higher score will be the winner.

7) What is meant by "Human Commander Chess Rules"? (Spiel in Form von Personen-Wettbewerb in Festtagen )

This kind of chess is human chess. Pieces are not technically mass-produced ones, but boys and girls dressing in festival costumes with logos of pieces marked on their bonnets and blouses. They will move on a large chessboard drawn on yards of commune houses under players’ command. The game can also be played by soldiers who deploy specific pieces, such as tanks and air planes on a huge chess board with the size of several kilometers.

8) How, exactly does the Warship (Naval Kraft) move, and how does it capture?

Warship can move and capture straightly with 45 degree diagonal line under axis. Warship piece is 3 in 1 piece. Missiles with water opposite water up to four steps, targeting warship. Gunboat on the board likes artillery on the ground. Just shoot the targets along the coast and inland shot. Stand on the spot and capture opposing team’s chessman under straight line and diagonal line up to three segments. When capturing opponent’s pieces along the coast, the ship can go straight to the goal, they must replace captured pieces. The following pieces can go up the ship to move when necessary: infantrymen, militiamen, commanders, tanks and aircrafts. (except missiles, anti-aircraft cannons and artilleries, because they have been on the ship. At that time carrying ship will become aircraft carrier. On capturing the pieces of aircraft carrier, the opponent will be added points of incendiary weapon’s military power which belongs to that carrier. Air-crafts on the ship can flight straightly to destroy the mission of opponents, but other incendiary weapons must get out of the ship before move ahead.

9) Am I correct that the Commanders may never face each other, without intervening pieces, like the "Kings"(將, 帥) in xiangqi?

Two commander pieces do not go over each other. This is similar with Chinese Chess.

10) It is said that the last piece to defend the Commander becomes a Heroic piece (Heldentruppe ). What exactly are the conditions for this piece to become Heroic?

Any party has only a single piece to protect commander, that piece will be also a hero, although it had not choice of checkmating the opponent’s commander.

11. The new transportation regulation (newly amended) also stipulates that infantrymen, militiamen, commanders can drive transport aircrafts to debussing points and skydiving locations. In the case of land troops, transport aircrafts which carry infantrymen will stay at where they have just arrived. For skydiving purpose, only infantrymen and militiamen stay at their destination, transport aircrafts have to return to departure position. Transport aircrafts can carry commanders and infantrymen directly to the aircraft carrier.