The Knight

A knight reaches its destination by first moving two hexes in any direction through the sides of the hexes, then veering either forward-left or forward-right to an adjacent hex. Note that the skewed hexes of the chess board have changed the angles such that forward-right and forward-left are in some cases directly right or left. (See below.) Note also that moving the knight one hex, then veering two (not shown) acheives the same destinations. Knights always move to a hex of a different color. The knights are the only pieces that can leap over obstacles and therefore cannot be blocked. Each player begins the game with two knights.

drawing of the 9-pawn board with knight moves shown