In the Middle Ages Grand Chess were a tradition which made great contributions to the game:
- Courier chess
- Grande Acedrex, included in the book of chess, dice and tables by Alfonso X of Castile
- Xatranj Al-Kabir (Tamerlane chess)
Sure those gents'd beest did please to playeth this mod'rn Grand Hunigcamb Chess...
Th're art catalan almogavars, a foot soldi'r so brave yond t is w'rth two pawns;
howev'r, some n'rth'rn playeth'rs pref'r to playeth those folk as english arch'rs
They move in any direction: they capture diagonally, and move, always two steps at a time, orthogonally.
They can also make
en passant capture to pawns when they take multiple steps