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#1 Silverhammer

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 06:58 AM

I don't know if this has ever been addressed, but its an interesting topic. 

I feel like a lot of options can be brought up here. 

 

It is solely the Marshall or is it something else like the spy, the general, etc. 

 

I'm interested in hearing your opinion! :)

 

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#2 The Prof

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 07:41 AM

It's a miner when the opponent has nothing higher than a scout.


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#3 Major Nelson

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 09:20 AM

This is a very abstract question. Most would answer the marshal, but the fact that the opponent has a spy in a way equalizes the marshal s and the general s value. But if you are up a marshal, for instance, and the opponent still has his spy, then you should try to capture his general and lose your marshal, cause then you would be up a general and your general would be able to attack any moved piece without the fear of being captured by the spy. So, in this case, the general would be the most valuable piece. Another example: if you hare left with a miner and the opponent is left with a higher piece, your miner is possibly more important than the opponent s piece (if somehow you manage to force him to allow you to get to his flag using the 2-square rule or the rule that the other player cannot threaten your miner forever).

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 10:35 AM

That's easily the miner.


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#5 KissMyCookie

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 11:37 AM

The best piece in Stratego is the one you use to win the match.  ;)



#6 Napoleon 1er

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 11:45 AM

...the best piece is the flag cause without it you cannot win!😁😁😁
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#7 Wogomite

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 12:36 PM

The worst piece is whatever your opponent knows about so the best piece would have to be all pieces unknown. The way you play them determines their value, not the rank itself.

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Posted 20 June 2017 - 08:39 AM

The best piece is the unknown piece :D


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Posted 21 June 2017 - 04:40 AM

Best piece = world peace.


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#10 Henry domerkant

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Posted 28 June 2017 - 09:37 PM

Scout ( as i leanred today)
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Posted 02 July 2017 - 05:09 PM

I honestly believe the best piece or pieces are Majors and Captains. If you are able to get ahead on those pieces early in the game, you can simply keep trading off pieces until you are left with the strongest ones on the board. I have noticed that 3-4 captains ahead are way more powerful than someone with only a Colonel or General and some weaker pieces alive.



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Posted 07 July 2017 - 10:57 PM

I agree with Max the best piece is the one that is unknown.


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#13 queenbee1

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Posted 08 July 2017 - 04:28 AM

In our lesson on Thursday I saw the perfect example of using the unknown piece to regain an advantage. Your opponent will waste all his scouts (if he has any left) and lower ranked pieces trying to find that unknown piece that could change the outcome. It is a strategy that I never would have thought of on my own. Most of what I have learned about the game needs to be learned more than once.

 

I don't have a great memory, but it is getting better. One day I will be able to snatch the pebble from my master's hand and walk on rice paper without leaving a mark. In the meantime I am still a grasshopper. This comes from the prologue of a TV series made back in 1972-1975. The lessons taught in this show is still relevant to this day.


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Posted 08 July 2017 - 05:29 AM

Kwai Chang Caine, played by David Carradine from 1972-1975 in the American TV show called Kung Fu.

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Posted 08 July 2017 - 02:04 PM

There is no best piece, you need them all to get to the victory.


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