Millennium Chess - The Bishop
In this third installment of my blog series on Millennium Chess, I will explain the 3D motion of the bishop. In my last post, I dealt with the simplest piece: the knight. The bishop is a little more complicated, but please bear with me.
The bishops are always quite powerful pieces, in that their reach is hampered only by the edges of the board, and of course, any pieces that stand in their way. When playing in a 3D field, this could become unwieldy, so certain limitations must be placed on their travel.
When moving between levels, the bishop continues to move diagonally, and still remains on the same color square throughout the game. The bishop travels one square along its normal diagonal path for each level it moves. This is a little difficult to grasp in writing, so I will once again utilize diagrams to illustrate my point. (Boards 1, 2, and 3. The white bishops represent your pieces, and the black bishops represent the squares to which they can move.)
That concludes my explanation of the motion of the bishop in Millennium Chess. I hope I demonstrated the concept clearly. As always, if you have any thoughts or questions, please post them in the comments section! And be sure to look out for my next post on the rook.