xkcd: The Agincourt Gambit

So, my question for the amusement of the readers:  how would you distinguish this from the Crécy gambit or the Poitiers gambit?  What would the field look like in each variation?

Also, is it correct that the French are white in this variation?  The English archers moved first at Agincourt.


MikeD said...

Shouldn't the middle of that chessboard be muddy, and narrow-fronted?

Grim said...

Yeah, you'd need to block off some of the squares on the sides. And the Crecy variation needs an elevation advantage for the side with the archers.