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by Hagbard
Tue Jun 26, 2012 8:58 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 146
Views: 21158

Re: Copenhagen Hnefatafl

MaC wrote: There is stil a undeclared draw-position,m if black blocks all corners each with minimum of three peaces and without enough peaces to capture a lonely king. According Rule No 8, attackers win because they have more possiblilities to move, but who will count the repetitions? And who count...
by Hagbard
Sun Jun 17, 2012 12:16 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 146
Views: 21158

Re: Copenhagen Hnefatafl

Does the computer already prohibit perpetual check and draw-by-repetition? It does. How do you feel about preparing similarly clear explanations of other rule sets? A good idea. Also, in Copenhagen rules, does the shield wall rule only work at the board edge? Yes. The rule was found on a German sit...
by Hagbard
Sun Jun 17, 2012 9:39 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 146
Views: 21158

Re: Copenhagen Hnefatafl

After 5 months' fruitful discussion in this thread on virtually every aspect and problem of the Hnefatafl game, I propose "the Copenhagen rules" to be:

Rules of Copenhagen Hnefatafl 11x11.
by Hagbard
Thu Jun 14, 2012 5:07 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 146
Views: 21158

Re: Copenhagen Hnefatafl

With a black win encirclement rule, and a rule forbidding forced draw positions through perpetual stepping, we have no need to have a rule for taking the king with 3 men against the throne. I would suggest therefore leaving the throne as it is, and dropping the rule of taking the king against the t...
by Hagbard
Mon Jun 11, 2012 4:43 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Skalk Hnefatafl 11x11
Replies: 6
Views: 2587

Re: Skalk Hnefatafl 11x11

I had a couple of games against Epoc under the Scandinavian Museums' Hnefatafl rules, and the games confirmed that with those rules (11x11 board, king captured from 2 sides , win in corner) the king has not a chance when black doesn't make severe mistakes. Feel free to try out the Scandinavian Museu...
by Hagbard
Sat Jun 09, 2012 1:44 am
Forum: Help
Topic: Where to buy the game?
Replies: 8
Views: 2041

Where to buy the game?

plasma wrote:

hey, does anybody know places to buy this game ? i also have a few questions on it
by Hagbard
Thu May 31, 2012 8:21 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 146
Views: 21158

Re: Copenhagen Hnefatafl

then our rule that we need 4 warriors to take down a king tells us that, for whatever reason, he needs to be attacked from all four sides ... Trapped he is, dead he is not, simply because we have already accepted that you have to have a fourth man to knife him in the back. ... An immobilised king i...
by Hagbard
Fri May 25, 2012 12:39 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 146
Views: 21158

Re: Copenhagen Hnefatafl

http://aagenielsen.dk/hostile0_r.gif http://aagenielsen.dk/hostile_r.gif Why do the king's squares function as "hostile squares"? The custodian capture of ancient board games represents the idea that two men in fight are always equals and noone can kill the other. Supposing the king's squares repre...
by Hagbard
Mon May 21, 2012 9:45 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 146
Views: 21158

Re: About the draw concept

More on how to capture the king. When the king must be captured from 4 sides, the king can be placed on the board in 5 ways: 1. http://aagenielsen.dk/konge1_r.gif The king is placed on the throne and is captured by normal, standard surrounding with 4 blacks. 2. http://aagenielsen.dk/konge2_r.gif Th...
by Hagbard
Mon May 21, 2012 8:41 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 146
Views: 21158

Re: Copenhagen Hnefatafl

MaC wrote: Hi! Back to the shieldwall - I had a nice game with Hagbard with a good example of a shieldwall situation. Shieldwall didn't count the corners and it is although realistic. Did you ever try to fight with a wall in the back or at the abyss edge? A further advantage of the shieldwall rule ...