Aaron Dalton wrote:
The ambiguity comes with the parenthetical "in any direction." Are these pieces *only* able to move along the diagonal, or are they allowed to move *both* straight and diagonally?
The pawns are only allowed to move on the diagonals, but any of the four directions is legal. In regular chess, as you probably know, pawns can only move forward. Andy could have said, "both forward and backward" instead of "in any direction", but "forward" and "backward" are not as meaningful in Martian Chess. -- Elliott C. "Eeyore" Evans eeyore@xxxxxxxx