Now I think of it. In many situations the outcome is no different from the current rule (depending on where is the flag/ how many spaces to the flag for both miners). There often is a lucky miner too… We might need some more complex situations on board editor after all… Maybe the rule suggesting is not changing so much as you might think.
Red to move can get to blue's flag in 9 moves with E5-E6 while blue needs 10 moves. So under the ISF-rules, blue exchanges F6xE6 and obtains a draw. Without this, red has to go around the lake and can only get to the flag in 11 moves. So blue beats red to the flag by 1 move.
I wouldn't call this a lucky blue win though, blue has the two-squares advantage which forces the red miner to take the detour. If it had been a blue sergeant and an open red flag:
blue would also win because of the two-squares rule.
Edited by TemplateRex, 04 September 2018 - 07:43 PM.