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Cannon

Cannon is a modern capturing game in the same general group as Chess.  Each player has a phalanx of soldiers, and attempts to capture the opponent's town piece.  Soldiers generally only move forward, but can retreat if threatened.  The defining feature of the game is that a line of three soldiers forms a cannon which can capture at a distance.  Those are the headlines, read the complete rules here.

Cannon is a very tactical game.

Robots:  Barely adequate.
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Links
Cannon rankings at Boardspace
Cannon at BoardGameGeek
Cannon game archives at Boardspace Cannon for beginners
Cannon win/loss database
Cannon Strategy

The back story: 
Cannon was only on my "possibly" list for a long time, until David Wincher got worried about the support level at SuperDuperGames, and convinced me to put cannon on a faster track.



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