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by Hagbard
Wed Apr 11, 2012 12:21 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: Sea Battle Tafl
Replies: 36
Views: 9310

Re: Origin of the Rachunek tafl game

Apparently Rachunek is not alone with this interpretation of Tablut. Here's an American page advocating the same idea:
http://www.vikinganswerlady.com/games.shtml
Also Damian Walker supports the same rules in his article on Tablut:
http://tafl.cyningstan.org.uk/files/recon-draft.pdf
by Hagbard
Tue Apr 10, 2012 9:48 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 146
Views: 20911

Re: Copenhagen Hnefatafl

It seems that our encirclement rule+1 got out into the wild already. I wonder if we have readers on the forum from Salisbury in UK? Take a look at this page and notice the added "Special situations" rule:
http://www.manaraefan.co.uk/index_files/Page5204.htm
by Hagbard
Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:36 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 146
Views: 20911

Re: About the draw concept

Evans wrote: Congratulations Adam My view on the concept of draw forts is a little different from the current Copenhagen rules. As Hagbard showed, it is possible still for White to go for a draw from the outset, by simply placing two pieces at the board edge and building the already problematic cen...
by Hagbard
Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:58 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 146
Views: 20911

Re: About the draw concept

Does the test version of Copenhagen Tafl (not the tournament one) already include the new rules (at least those 3 established before)? I really would like to start some more Copenhagen matches besides our tournament. Yes, the applet detects the rule+1 encirclement, the white win edge fort and perpe...
by Hagbard
Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:27 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 146
Views: 20911

Re: About the draw concept

and now a new baby girl (third child) to look after have rather confounded me! Congratulations on the new little viking, Adam! http://aagenielsen.dk/centerfort2_r.png As mentioned before, it's easy for white to go for this position from the start in order to force a draw, so this can be abused. Suc...
by Hagbard
Sun Mar 18, 2012 6:10 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 146
Views: 20911

Re: Copenhagen Hnefatafl

It makes the game more "unstable" (not the same as "unbalanced") - in other words, more likely to tip over into outright victory for one player or the other, without actually favouring one player. It's a characteristic of this battle board game already with the Fetlar rules that the fortune of war ...
by Hagbard
Sun Mar 18, 2012 12:19 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 146
Views: 20911

Re: About the draw concept

In my opinion there are now following good and practicable rules. 1. Black has to surround the king or all his peaces (That's a black win) 2. White has to reach the neutral cities (that's a white win) 3. Every thing else is a draw after 3 time repetition of a field situation The MaC summary is clea...
by Hagbard
Sat Mar 17, 2012 8:28 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Fetlar Hnefatafl
Replies: 26
Views: 4253

Re: About the draw concept

MaC wrote: Hello all, I just tried to follow this thread. And it seems to be still a try ;-) In my opinion there are now following good and practicable rules. 1. Black has to surround the king or all his peaces (That's a black win) 2. White has to reach the neutral cities (that's a white win) 3. Ev...
by Hagbard
Mon Mar 12, 2012 3:58 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 146
Views: 20911

Re: About the draw concept

Also, I think you are to "infected" by the modern chess rules, look at the rules for Xiangqi and Shogi (Chinese and Japanese chess). They both have rules for breaking perpetual threat situations quite similar to the proposed rules above. If we do find a rule though that is able to be clean and best...
by Hagbard
Mon Mar 12, 2012 1:45 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 146
Views: 20911

Re: Copenhagen Hnefatafl

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Edge draw fort based on one edge square only!