THE CHIEF OF

"...three spaces in any direction, straight, or diagonal..."(Chapter II of the TEXT)

"...3 spaces in any direction; straight or diagonal or combination."(APPENDIX)

Once again, there is conflict between the TEXT and the APPENDIX about the ability of the CHIEF to use the combination rule. The following interpretations will account for this.

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STRICT TEXT INTERPRETATION(CHAINED CHIEF):

Here the CHIEF must move the entire THREE squares and may not change direction during the move.

CHAINED CHIEF

This is the weakest version of the CHIEF. It offers few squares to attack, a higher ability for the opponent to approach and block.

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LOOSE TEXT INTERPRETATION(FREE CHIEF):

Here the CHIEF may move UP TO THREE squares but may not change direction during the move.

FREE CHIEF

This version offers more opportunities for the CHIEF to attack while giving the opponent significant ability to approach. It also eliminates the opponent's ability to block but not by the CHIEF's own color.

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STRICT-STRICT APPENDIX INTERPRETATION(CHAINED CIVIL CHIEF):

Here the CHIEF must move THREE squares. Once it begins to move orthogonally, it must continue to move orthogonally. If it begins moving diagonally, it must continue to move diagonally.

CHAINED CIVIL CHIEF

This version offers a high number of attack opportunities for the CHIEF while continuing to giving the opponent several avenues of approach and block.

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STRICT-LOOSE APPENDIX INTERPRETATION(CHAINED WILD CHIEF):

Here the CHIEF must move THREE squares. But, if it begins with an orthogonal move, it may continue orthogonally or diagonally on both the second and third moves. If it begins with a diagonal move, it may continue diagonally or orthogonally on both the second and third moves.

CHAINED WILD CHIEF

This version gives the CHIEF the greatest number of attack opportunities. It greatly reduces the ability of the opponent to approach and virtually eliminates the opponent's ability to block.

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LOOSE-STRICT APPENDIX INTERPRETATION(FREE CIVIL CHIEF):

Here the CHIEF may move UP TO THREE squares. But, if it begins with an orthogonal move, it must continue with orthogonal moves. If it begins with a diagonal move, it must continue with diagonal moves.

FREE CIVIL CHIEF

This version gives the CHIEF an extremely high attack ability while eliminating the opponent's blocking ability. It offers few safe avenues of approach.

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LOOSE-LOOSE APPENDIX INTERPRETATION(FREE WILD CHIEF):

Here the CHIEF may move UP TO THREE squares. During its move it may free change from orthogonal to diagonal and from diagonal to orthogonal moves.

FREE WILD CHIEF

This version is the most powerful. It offers the maximum attack opportunities. It eliminates all approaches and blocks by the opponent.

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