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by Hagbard
Wed Jun 08, 2016 12:06 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: A Swedish-built longship sails to North America
Replies: 1
Views: 947

Re: A Swedish-built longship sails to North America

A Swedish-built longship I'd believe the ship is Norwegian built. In the coming days and weeks it arrives at Quèbec, Oswego, Toronto, Fairport, Bay City, Green Bay, Chicago, Duluth and New York: http://www.drakenexpeditionamerica.com/ http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3622523/The-Vikin...
by Hagbard
Tue Jun 07, 2016 11:02 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Historical Hnefatafl
Replies: 12
Views: 3635

Re: Historical Hnefatafl

10. ... If one of his own people happens to be in this fourth square, and one of his enemies in number 3 next to it, the soldier thus enclosed between his king and the enemy is killed. The rules as such are attested here: http://tafl.cyningstan.com/page/170/tablut We've not used the rule 10b on thi...
by Hagbard
Sat May 28, 2016 9:24 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Historical Hnefatafl
Replies: 12
Views: 3635

Re: Historical Hnefatafl

Damian Walker did this excellent summary on the Historical Hnefatafl Rules process:
http://tafl.cyningstan.com/post/1529/hn ... ame-design
by Hagbard
Thu May 26, 2016 10:46 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Historical Hnefatafl
Replies: 12
Views: 3635

Re: Historical Hnefatafl

Our tournament tests showed that - Brandubh (cross) is the only well balanced setup for brandubh. http://aagenielsen.dk/board_brandubh7.png - Saami Tablut, this setup was given directly by the Linné diary. http://aagenielsen.dk/board_tablut9.png - Tawlbwrdd (Bell), only two setups are well balanced,...
by Hagbard
Tue May 17, 2016 12:47 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Historical Hnefatafl
Replies: 12
Views: 3635

Historical Hnefatafl

We've now reached a point where a clear picture of the Historical Hnefatafl has emerged.
See
http://aagenielsen.dk/historical_hnefatafl_rules.php
by Hagbard
Mon May 16, 2016 9:14 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Re: Gaming activity
Replies: 31
Views: 5980

Re: Game lengths

Game lengths. Here's a list of game lengths drawn from the statistics. The table shows for each game variant the geometric average of the number of moves for all games, for games alone where defenders (white) won and games alone where attackers (black) won. Average gamelengths all white won black w...
by Hagbard
Sun May 15, 2016 11:48 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: Tawlbwrdd 11x11
Replies: 21
Views: 6432

Re: Tawlbwrdd 11x11

Ten starting setups for tawlbwrdd 11x11 was tournament tested, and the Tawlbwrdd Lewis cross 11x11 was found to be the distinctly only well balanced setup with no throne, balance -1.06 ( http://aagenielsen.dk/tawlbwrdd_summary.php ). However, the tests showed that there exist also two balanced setup...
by Hagbard
Sun May 08, 2016 12:25 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Magpie 7x7
Replies: 0
Views: 1710

Magpie 7x7

Magpie was outlined by the author Nigel Suckling in his book "The Leprechaun Companion", 1999 (hat tip: Damian Walker) and is a Hnefatafl 7x7 game with a strong king and win in corner. But the king can only move one step at a time and can be captured on the edge. Nigel Suckling gives three intitial ...
by Hagbard
Mon May 02, 2016 10:20 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: 15x15 tafl
Replies: 13
Views: 4027

Re: 15x15 tafl

As a paid-up member of the awkward squad, I see an alternative interpretation of the find, though. Please take a look at this full resolution photo of the Oslo board (thanks to Adam Bartley for sending this detailed photo!): http://aagenielsen.dk/oslofullrez_20140206.jpeg What can be seen of the ma...
by Hagbard
Fri Apr 29, 2016 11:54 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: General rules
Replies: 29
Views: 8115

Re: General rules

The usual number of tafl game pieces is the Walker number p = 6w - 29, where p is the number of pieces and w is the width of the board in squares (hat tip: Damian Walker). I like Damian's equation for the ratio of pieces to board size - I guess Ard Ri is no good because it violates this principle. ...