Shogi Pieces – The Lance

Similar to the Knight the Lance is not able to move forwards. It’s very common to never move your Lances and use the lances you capture from your enemy for attack.

The lance is called 香 (kyou) in japanese. It can move only forward any number of squares. Since it starts at the edge of the game at the beginning of the game it can only moves on the 1st and the 9th column.
Promotion: When the lance arrive to the promotion rows it can become a promoted lance that have the same movements as the Gold General.
How to move the Lance 香

How to move the promoted Lance 成香

香 – Lance
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香 – Promoted Lance
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