How powerful is it for the Empowered Army to open by using knight-moves for their Empowered Rooks and/or Bishops?
In Chess 2: The Sequel, the knights, bishops, and rooks of the Empowered Army are considered empowered and can move as any adjacent empowered piece in addition to their own movement. To a beginner such as myself, it seems particularly strong to open by taking advantage of this by developing the empowered pieces immediately. All of the pieces can be developed through knight-moves in this way after a total of 6 moves.
1. Ra1 b3 2. Rh1 g3 3. Bc1 d3 4. Bf1 e3 5. Nb1 c3 6. Ng1 f3
How strong is the use of empowered movement as opening moves? Should one focus on performing all 6 of these moves, or is it more sensible to do a subset of them? Is their an ideal order to these moves? Does the asymmetry of the King and Elegant Queen affect these things?