I think that's a good idea to try: the king might be overly protected on his throne with Brandubh 2 rules.Colophonius wrote: ↑Mon Aug 22, 2022 2:37 pmAfter having played a match of ten games against Draganov, where Black won 9 times out of 10, we began to speculate, if Walker's rules could favor Black too strongly, given, that the player is experienced enough. That leaves the question, whether the rules for Brandubh 2 were actually more balanced than we thought with the majority of players just not being experienced enough, or whether the Brandubh 2-rules should be changed a little more in Walker's direction - not too much of course - for example by capturing the king on the throne with 2 pieces instead of 4.
According to me, throne friendly rule puts defenders at too great a disadvantage because they are only 5: without the throne to help them it takes almost half your forces to capture an opponent (compared with only 25% for the attackers).
It should be Brandubh 3, then (or maybe Brandubh 4?). Anyway, I'm ready to test this.