Copyright (c) 2001 Chris
|MOVE - A
soldier moves like the chess Rook (i.e., any number of empty cells in
a straight orthogonal line).
|CAPTURE - There are two ways of
|Custodian - If a soldier moves orthogonally next to an enemy
soldier and there is another
friendly soldier directly beyond that, the enemy is squeezed
between the two pieces and captured.
|Intervention - If a soldier steps between two
orthogonally placed enemy pieces, it captures them both.
The edge of the board may be used to form any line of three to
complete a capture. So a soldier may capture an enemy piece by
sandwiching it between itself and the edge of the board
or by stepping between the enemy piece and the edge of the board.
is possible to move so as to capture in more than one direction at a
|GOAL - A player wins
when he stalemates his opponent, or reduces him to two soldiers or
According to the author, Cleave is a variant of
the Thai game of Mak-yek.
moves b2 to cell  and sieges the black soldiers. If Black moves g7-g5
capturing h5, White moves d6-g6, capturing g5 and reducing Black to two
soldiers and winning the game.
There is a ZRF to play Cleave