Patent Number 726,023: Blue and Gray

detail of game board
I had mused about posting games from old patents. Here’s one: Blue and Gray, by Henry Busch and Arthur Jaeger.

It’s a Tafl variant: you have a captain and some men. You win if your captain reaches the center of the board (usually in Tafl, it’s center-to-edge). The guards kill each other by jumping, and try to block the opposing captain’s way.
Here’s a link to the patent application’s PDF