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 could be considered wise to utilize the piece primarily in situations in which the piece has the initiative and is attacking a weaker opposing piece. The general is often used in conjunction with another piece, placing it in position to deliver the finishing blow against the opponent pieces.
With the Aboleo board oriented correctly, the white general starts on a white square and the black general on a black square.