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Capture
Capture is compulsory. In Bushka all capture is by contact. There are two distinct ways to do this:

  • Linear capture means capture with a line of men.
  • Piece capture means capture with a man or a king.
  • Linear capture precedes over piece capture, even if the latter is a majority capture!
    Within each principle, majority capture precedes.
  • If the player to move can make exactly one linear capture, he must do so. If he can make more than one, he must choose the capture that brings the maximum number of captured pieces. A king counts as one piece. If there is more than one way to meet this criterion, the player is free to choose.
  • If the player to move cannot make a linear capture, he must look for a piece capture. If he can make exactly one, he must do so. If he can make more than one, he must choose the capture that brings the maximum number of captured pieces. A king counts as one piece. If there is more than one way to meet this criterion, the player is free to choose.

Linear capture
A line of men makes only one movement in a turn! In a capture, this movement may be forwards or backwards. If the square in front of a line of men is vacant and the square beyond is occupied by an opponent's piece, the line of men captures by approaching one square, 'touching' the piece with its head.

  • If the piece is a king, it is therewith captured and removed in the same turn.
  • If the piece is a man that is the head of an opposing line of men on the same line, that entire line of men is therewith captured and removed. If it is not the head of an opposing line of men, only the man itself is captured.

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The example shows the maximum line of men that can be captured. White must first pull c5 to c4 to get a two-men line of men on the 4-line. Then he pulls it in front of the black line of men on the e-line.
White cannot move f34 right away because he cannot pull a single man to e4: the black man would have to make a multiple piece capture of the two men on f4 and e2: 1.f34?-d4e3x