Arimaa/Elephant and Minor Piece Attacks/On a Depleted Board
If many strong pieces and Rabbits have been trapped from both sides then an Elephant and Dog Attack or Elephant and Cat Attack will actually be a fairly strong attack. In addition, due to the large number of pieces exchanged off the board, there will be little advantage for the defender to attempt a hostage-taking or frame. Therefore, players can attack more often in these positions and play more aggressively without the usual risks. Also, the Rabbit-advancing strategies work more effectively after an enemy trap is controlled during the endgame so the reward for aggressive Rabbit play increases as well.