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by Hagbard
Wed Dec 14, 2011 12:59 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Saami Tablut
Replies: 50
Views: 20913

Re: Saami Tablut

the problem with Ashton's article is that he mixes the translation with the interpretation of the rules. To be fair, Ashton originally wrote a very thorugh article 18 pages long with all intermediate calculations included. But The Heroic Age magazine forced him to shorten it down heavily. It seems ...
by Hagbard
Sat Dec 10, 2011 4:12 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Saami Tablut
Replies: 50
Views: 20913

Re: Saami Tablut

Adam wrote:
conanlibrarian wrote:If anyone has access to the original latin text, please post it up a for conanlibrarian.
There was a discussion on Brainking in 2005 on the matter; this note should give the full Latin text:
http://brainking.com/dk/Board?bc=18&ngi=259250
- I just discovered that conanlibrarian has it also.
by Hagbard
Fri Nov 18, 2011 8:02 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: Sea Battle Tafl
Replies: 36
Views: 13974

Re: Sea Battle Tafl

crust wrote:Maybe Aage could one day program this version...?
- Did anyone ever try the Sea Battle Tafl? It's on the games list.
by Hagbard
Wed Nov 16, 2011 2:04 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Re: Berserk Hnefatafl
Replies: 10
Views: 7252

Re: Berserk Hnefatafl

I would love it if the historic sources would have given us one knight on BOTH flanks The historic source on this is the set of Hnefatafl game pieces in the Bergen Museum (Foto: Bergen Museum) : http://aagenielsen.dk/bergenmuseum.gif When you take a close look at the defenders, you'll discover one ...
by Hagbard
Tue Nov 15, 2011 4:19 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Sea Battle Tafl
Replies: 36
Views: 13974

Re: Sea Battle Tafl

The Sea Battle Tafl is implemented: identical to Rachunek 9x9 except for the center square not being special, and the attackers begin like in Fetlar.
by Hagbard
Tue Nov 15, 2011 3:47 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Re: Berserk Hnefatafl
Replies: 10
Views: 7252

Re: Berserk Hnefatafl

Crust missed the Fetlar edge rule in the Berserk game, so it is added. All Fetlar rules are integrated in the Berserk. If white looses the knight, which can easily happen, and black looses the chieftains, it is all pure Fetlar (except that the king can still jump to and from the king's squares, and ...
by Hagbard
Sat Nov 12, 2011 10:20 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: Sea Battle Tafl
Replies: 36
Views: 13974

Re: hnefatafl and the quest for balance

Seen from that point of view, it does make a lot of sense! - and more sense, too, than the Rachunek scenery with a weaponless king. At sea there's the valuable, weak cargo ship. But which excuse could be used for a defenseless piece on land? The only one that comes to my mind is this: the Rachunek ...
by Hagbard
Sat Nov 12, 2011 8:37 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: Sea Battle Tafl
Replies: 36
Views: 13974

Re: Sea Battle Tafl

Quite right, I imagine it as perhaps a small merchant ship carry something of value, defended by a fleet of war ships. Seen from that point of view, it does make a lot of sense! There were a number of types of ships, some were war ships (long, slim, fast, full of warriors), others were cargo ships ...
by Hagbard
Tue Nov 08, 2011 2:43 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Sea Battle Tafl
Replies: 36
Views: 13974

Re: Sea Battle Tafl

It would be interesting to try out Adam's idea of naval rachunek tafl, where the king represents an unarmed capital ship, and the "throne" is just an ordinary square, with no special features (apart from the fact that the "king" just happens to start on that square). Yeh, I'm ready to help test thi...
by Hagbard
Sun Nov 06, 2011 3:06 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: World Tafl Federation
Replies: 43
Views: 12143

Re: proposal for an international hnefatafl society

Would be very helpful to have a ethymological analysis of the word The Wikipedia article on Tafl games has in its notes: 6. Helmfrid 2005, p.1, discusses this etymology, elements of which are confirmed by Zoëga 1910, "hnefa"/"-tafl"/"hnefi". 7. Murray 1951, p.60, says "hnefi (meaning doubtful, but ...