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by Hagbard
Wed Jul 06, 2016 10:28 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Hnefatafl Internet Championship
Replies: 66
Views: 10140

Re: Hnefatafl Internet Championship

Could be done this way: If the 2015 tournament with 23 players had run by these rules, there would've been these three preliminary groups: adam, sqaree, steiger, epoc, vonraider, imaxuncut, patterson altti, animals, duhawk93, arevidar, sybil, mykle, dansuno, xerxes docbullen, crust, mmagari, kratze...
by Hagbard
Mon Jul 04, 2016 11:22 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Hnefatafl Internet Championship
Replies: 66
Views: 10140

Re: Hnefatafl Internet Championship

I realise that increasing the number of players proceeding from the first stage will increase the number of Copenhagen games in the final stage, but I think two players should proceed from each group to the final stage. Could be done this way: 24 players. Round 1: 3 groups of 8 players, makes 14 ga...
by Hagbard
Sun Jul 03, 2016 1:44 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Hnefatafl Internet Championship
Replies: 66
Views: 10140

Re: Hnefatafl Internet Championship

After played a series of games, I fear that the Tablut 9x9 is too short a game for a World Championship tournament. One severe mistake and you're done with. The game should be long enough for a player to still have a chance when played well. This leaves the Tawlbwrdd 11x11 (Bell or Lewis cross).
by Hagbard
Sat Jul 02, 2016 11:27 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Hnefatafl Internet Championship
Replies: 66
Views: 10140

Re: Hnefatafl Internet Championship

I see the reasons for which you decide to drop Copenhagen Tafl in the first round but it would still prevent me from joining the tournament. Copenhagen Tafl for the win! Very sorry to hear that; we shouldn't interfere too much with the outcome of the tournament. Perhaps also other players have a pr...
by Hagbard
Thu Jun 30, 2016 11:05 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Hnefatafl Internet Championship
Replies: 66
Views: 10140

Re: Hnefatafl Internet Championship

In a month (August 1st) sign in will begin for the World Tafl Federation Championship 2016. You can sign in all August, there'll be a button for it, and the games will begin September 1st. The previous two years we've tournamented two rounds, all games being by Copenhagen rules. All participants of ...
by Hagbard
Tue Jun 28, 2016 11:59 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Alea Evangelii 19x19
Replies: 42
Views: 12235

Re: Alea Evangelii 19x19

http://aagenielsen.dk/board_unstalea19.png The Unst Alea Evangelii 19x19 was tournament tested and found heavily unbalanced in favour of the attackers. And this in spite of the fact that the defenders are set up very strong, with a strong king (captured from 4 sides) assisted by four strong hirdmen...
by Hagbard
Fri Jun 24, 2016 11:10 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 146
Views: 21023

Re: Copenhagen Hnefatafl

Sigurd wrote:Has T cross ever been tried for Copenhagen?
Not yet.
by Hagbard
Tue Jun 21, 2016 5:59 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 146
Views: 21023

Re: Copenhagen Hnefatafl

A "Copenhagen Hnefatafl Bell 11x11" was tried, with the attackers set up in Bell formation. The balance was very bad, +2.82 (282 defenders' wins per 100 attackers' wins). So the best known Copenhagen setup is still with the defenders set up in diamond formation and the attackers in T formation, bala...
by Hagbard
Fri Jun 17, 2016 11:45 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Hnefatafl Internet Championship
Replies: 66
Views: 10140

Re: Hnefatafl Internet Championship

Proposition for tournament rules for the World Tafl Federation Championship 2016: Sign up: all August. There will be a facility for signing up for the tournament. Start: September 1st. Tournament rules. Round 1: Historical Hnefatafl 11x11 rules (Welsh Tawlbwrdd) [which of the two possible setups no...
by Hagbard
Tue Jun 14, 2016 12:09 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Scottish Ard Ri 7x7
Replies: 2
Views: 1404

Scottish Ard Ri 7x7

This tafl board was found in Ireland (supposedly for Brandubh): Ballinderry, Ireland, late 9th century https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/0a/18/5f/0a185ffaffde18bf1af12e2cde3e4119.jpg and this tafl board was found in the Orkney Islands, Scotland: Buckquoy, Orkney, Viking Period https://sites....