The infantry is the most numerous piece in the game of Aboleo, and in most circumstances, also the weakest. Each player begins a game of Aboleo with eight infantry units, one on each field of the rank immediately in front of the other pieces. Unlike the other pieces, infantry may not move backwards. Unless engaging […]
Each player begins the game with two archers. One starts between the king’s cavalry and the king, the other between the general’s cavalry and the general. The archer has no restrictions in distance for each move, provided its’ path is unobstructed, but is limited to diagonal movement. Archers, like all other pieces except the cavalry, […]
Each player starts with two cavalry, which begin on the row closest to the player, one field from each corner. The cavalry move is unusual among Aboleo pieces. When it moves, it can move to a field that is two fields horizontally and one field vertically, or two fields vertically and one field horizontally. The […]
In general, chariot units are stronger than archer units or cavalry units and are considered greater in value. Each player starts the game with two chariot units, one in each of the corner fields on his own side of the board. The chariot has no restrictions in distance for each move, but is limited to […]
The general is the most powerful piece in the game of Aboleo, in terms of movement, able to move any number of fields vertically, horizontally, or diagonally. Each player starts the game with one general, placed in the middle of the first rank next to the king. Because of the value of a general, it […]
An infantry unit that advances all the way to the opposite side of the board is elevated to noble at full strength. The noble is capable of moving one field vertically, horizontally, or diagonally. The noble engages opposing pieces by entering the field on which an enemy piece sits. If a player’s king is killed, […]
In Aboleo, the king is the most important piece. The king is capable of moving one field vertically, horizontally, or diagonally. A king engages opposing pieces by entering the field on which an enemy piece sits. The object of the game is to kill the opponent’s king so that the nobility is done away with. […]
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