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by Hagbard
Sun Feb 26, 2012 10:57 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 146
Views: 20242

Re: Copenhagen Hnefatafl

We also thought the best way of testing this would be to hold a copenhagen rules test tournament, being that the rule adjustments came about as a direct result of experienced players competing in tournament situations. No reprogramming necessary as long as the players are all agreed when they sign ...
by Hagbard
Sat Feb 25, 2012 5:49 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: 13x13 Tafl
Replies: 19
Views: 3913

Re: 13x13 Tafl

I suspect though that the game dynamic will be very similar to 11x11, just a bit more drawn out. Alternative starting position for 13 x 13 tafl. It looks like something happens when switching to very large boards. Take fx. the 19x19 Alea Evangelii: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e6...
by Hagbard
Fri Feb 24, 2012 7:29 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: History
Replies: 12
Views: 3052

Re: 13x13 Tafl

Beadle wrote: Adam- I agree about the board markings on the Gokstad board. The markings could have been used for a different game, or perhaps they were irrelevant. We will never know. I know of at least one other 13x13 board that has been found, in the Faroes. It's the one that seems originally to ...
by Hagbard
Wed Feb 22, 2012 8:58 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: 13x13 Tafl
Replies: 19
Views: 3913

Re: 13x13 Tafl

Beadle wrote:

That seems logical to me. I don't know why it's usually assumed that it would still use the same number of pieces.
It seems important that no white piece can reach the edge in a single move.
by Hagbard
Wed Feb 22, 2012 4:53 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 146
Views: 20242

Re: Copenhagen Hnefatafl

Though the devil is often in the details. Indeed so. Thus, so far the "Copenhagen rules" appear to be: The full set of Fetlar rules [yet some discussion about perpetual check], with two additions: rule +1) Encirclement. Black wins if all white pieces are encircled by blacks, all linked together wit...
by Hagbard
Wed Feb 22, 2012 1:39 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: 13x13 Tafl
Replies: 19
Views: 3913

Re: 13x13 Tafl

On the 9x9 board is used 24 pieces plus the king. A simple upscaling to 11x11 board requires 24 / (9*9) * (11*11) = 36 pieces plus the king. It's interesting that this is exactly what is used on the 11x11 board. The same simple upscaling to 13x13 board would require 36 / (11*11) * (13*13) = 50 piece...
by Hagbard
Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:33 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: 13x13 Tafl
Replies: 19
Views: 3913

Re: 13x13 Tafl

Beadle wrote: I have modified the previous image that I posted (Originally from Wikipedia) to reflect the starting layout that we use for 11x11 Hnefatafl. I just thought it might help to have a visual to look at. I don't know why 13x13 would be set up any differently from 11x11, so I like the idea ...
by Hagbard
Sun Feb 19, 2012 3:36 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: 13x13 Tafl
Replies: 19
Views: 3913

Re: 13x13 Tafl

Beadle wrote: Has anyone here experimented with 13x13 tafl? I've been thinking about the reasons I prefer 11x11 to 9x9, which, in turn, I prefer to 7x7. Maybe I'd like 13x13 even more. I won't know until I try, so I'll be building a 13x13 set soon. I suppose that aside from a different starting str...
by Hagbard
Thu Feb 09, 2012 4:20 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 146
Views: 20242

Re: About the draw concept

Further thought on the logic behind allowing and disallowing certain forts leads me to suggest the following refinement: White win draw fort: Any draw fort that has contact with the board edge and a mobile king contained in its structure, the king having contact with the board edge. i.e. white has ...
by Hagbard
Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:53 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 146
Views: 20242

Re: Copenhagen Hnefatafl

I hear what you are saying about the edge fort being an end game fort. You are quite right, its a last ditch effort for white, it can require fewest men, and as you say white needs black to have developed away from the edges to makes a shot at it. Even so, with it being potentially a winning positi...