Dear Stratego community,
This forum is something I wanted to create since some times already but I let it get mature. Now it is mature and I look forward to soon see quizz and contributions from other players as well.
As in Chess you have these kind of little quizz like "problems to make chess mat in 2 moves or in 3 moves" (and you can find lots of books on these problems) I thought it would be good to have something similar for Stratego. This is here the main topic of this forum. Anybody can post here some stratego "quizz" or particular situations (preferred are those based on real experiences made during games played on this website) where the solution to get the victory was not obvious.
To not generate any mess in this forum I'm asking anybody who wishes to be author and post a quizz to give it a number, write by whom it is posted and give it a title. For example my first quizz will be identified as follows: "Quizz N°1 by Napoleon 1er - The danger of the chat ".
On this forum you are free and welcome to reply, make comments or give your own opinions or solutions or ask for additional clarifications if necessary.
For the solutions and explanations another forum will be created where the answers shall be posted by their author within 1 week to 1 month from their posting here.
But before we start I have 2 little preliminary quizz. You may know in chess the famous problem " How to place 8 Queens on a chess board without having any of the 8 queens threatening another one?".
On this forum the word threatening (or threaten) will mean "beeing in degree to attack, so in stratego it means a piece is threatening another one if it is placed on a directly neighbour cell (right, left, up or down), except for the scouts who can threaten from long distance horizontally or vertically as long as there is no obstacles in between.
So let's go for the preliminary quizz N°1:
What is the maximum number of scouts that can be placed on a stratego board without having any of them threatening another one?