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by Hagbard
Mon Apr 16, 2012 11:26 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 150
Views: 34989

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: 34989

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: 34989

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: 13806

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:
[link not working]
by Hagbard
Tue Apr 10, 2012 9:48 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 150
Views: 34989

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: 34989

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: 34989

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: 150
Views: 34989

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: 150
Views: 34989

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: 150
Views: 34989

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...