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by Hagbard
Fri Apr 20, 2012 12:22 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: Advices?
Replies: 2
Views: 1527

Re: Advices?

Sybil wrote:

Hi!
I don't know how many beginer player there are, but i would like if exists a sort of list of advices (for strategy and which game it's better to start) fo beginner players!

Thank you!
by Hagbard
Fri Apr 20, 2012 10:28 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 150
Views: 25153

Re: Copenhagen Hnefatafl

Are the contours of the Copenhagen rules beginning to form? Something like this: The full Fetlar rules set rule+1) Black wins by taking the king (as described in the Fetlar rules). Black has also won if the situation arises that all white's pieces have been rendered immobile by encirclement. (The ma...
by Hagbard
Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:04 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 150
Views: 25153

Re: Copenhagen Hnefatafl

I am beginning to lean towards an 'extra strong copenhagen', whereby all repeated board positions become illegal on the third repetition, with the exception of a mobile king edge fort exit, which results in a white win. This could be extended into an "ultra strong copenhagen" where three types of r...
by Hagbard
Mon Apr 16, 2012 11:26 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 150
Views: 25153

Re: About the draw concept

I am beginning to lean towards an 'extra strong copenhagen', whereby all repeated board positions become illegal on the third repetition, with the exception of a mobile king edge fort exit, which results in a white win. Sounds like an idea; and possible to implement, too. I like the shieldwall rule...
by Hagbard
Mon Apr 16, 2012 7:01 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 150
Views: 25153

Re: About the draw concept

http://aagenielsen.dk/centerfort3_r.png http://aagenielsen.dk/encircle3_r.png There is a simpler way of turning these situations into black wins: if the king can be captured on the board edge , black won by simple capture of the king. Together with the shield wall rule, also the position below is a...
by Hagbard
Sun Apr 15, 2012 12:36 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 150
Views: 25153

Re: Copenhagen Hnefatafl

http://aagenielsen.dk/centerfort2_r.png There is a simpler way of solving this early draw situation. The German page http://www.hnefatafl.net/englisch/ehnefatafl.html mentions a shield wall rule: " Capturing by Using the Shieldwallrule. If there is the same number of opposing taflmen in a row in fr...
by Hagbard
Wed Apr 11, 2012 12:21 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: Sea Battle Tafl
Replies: 36
Views: 11100

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:
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by Hagbard
Tue Apr 10, 2012 9:48 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 150
Views: 25153

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: 150
Views: 25153

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: 150
Views: 25153

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...