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by Hagbard
Mon Jun 11, 2012 4:43 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Skalk Hnefatafl 11x11
Replies: 6
Views: 3822

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: 3489

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: 150
Views: 35699

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: 150
Views: 35699

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: 150
Views: 35699

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: 150
Views: 35699

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 ...
by Hagbard
Mon May 14, 2012 2:11 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 150
Views: 35699

Re: Copenhagen Hnefatafl

crust wrote:ZOMBIES !!!
:D
by Hagbard
Mon May 14, 2012 12:59 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 150
Views: 35699

Re: Copenhagen Hnefatafl

On the edge rule - whether or not the king should be captured on the board edge. http://aagenielsen.dk/kongepaakant.png Under the Fetlar edge rule, the king in the diagram is not captured - even though he very much indeed looks captured. This a bit awkward situation is avoided when allowing the king...
by Hagbard
Sun May 06, 2012 10:03 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: 13x13 Tafl
Replies: 19
Views: 5769

Re: 13x13 Tafl

Beadle wrote: I have my doubts about playing with 32 black pieces and 16+1 white pieces. When I look at this article: http://www.treheima.ca/viking/tafl.htm I look at the list of possible Tafl pieces that have been found. I see a few sets that could be partial sets of 24+12+1 pieces. (The ones from...
by Hagbard
Wed May 02, 2012 9:31 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: Re: Berserk Hnefatafl
Replies: 10
Views: 7279

Re: Berserk Hnefatafl

Do we have a win/loose-overview for the berserk-games played so far? I can't get rid off the feeling that white in Berserk is too weak ... could the edge-rule be too hard? At the moment, from 34 Berserk games and 10 players, the statistics is 19 white wins, 12 black wins and 3 draws. But let's keep...