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by Hagbard
Fri May 25, 2012 12:39 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 151
Views: 41028

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: 151
Views: 41028

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: 151
Views: 41028

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: 151
Views: 41028

Re: Copenhagen Hnefatafl

crust wrote:ZOMBIES !!!
:D
by Hagbard
Mon May 14, 2012 12:59 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 151
Views: 41028

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: 6596

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: 8319

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...
by Hagbard
Fri Apr 20, 2012 12:22 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: Advices?
Replies: 7
Views: 3222

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: 151
Views: 41028

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: 151
Views: 41028

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...