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by crust
Sat Jun 27, 2015 5:40 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: General rules
Replies: 29
Views: 8116

Re: General rules

Yes, sounds good! This is a good general description of the Tafl family of games.
by crust
Fri Jun 26, 2015 12:26 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: General rules
Replies: 29
Views: 8116

Re: General rules

Excellent summary Hagbard. I can't think of anything to add except maybe that the starting position always has the king in the centre, surrounded by the defenders, and the attackers always occupy the central edge squares. The position is rotationally symmetrical, and usually cruciform, but there is ...
by crust
Sat Apr 25, 2015 11:09 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Alea Evangelii 19x19
Replies: 42
Views: 12133

Re: Alea Evangelii 19x19

I would love to try this out, next time we're not separated by a big blue wobbly thing full of mermaids. Alea really needs this kind of kick up the backside - at the moment it is like watching paint dry. The berserk rules could be just the thing.
by crust
Thu Jan 23, 2014 12:13 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Saami Tablut
Replies: 50
Views: 14195

Re: Saami Tablut

An excellent summary. It really sounds like we have hit the nail on the head. A milestone indeed.i vote for this as a tafl federation official 9x9 rule set.

I particularly like the rule 12 point.
by crust
Wed Oct 02, 2013 4:03 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 146
Views: 20845

Re: Copenhagen Hnefatafl

Hagbard wrote:Draw forts are not allowed: If white repeats the white board position three times while no piece was captured, black wins.
that seems quite clear and simple, also I guess that could probably be added to the computer program. It's a good addition to the Copenhagen rules.
by crust
Thu Aug 08, 2013 3:00 pm
Forum: Puzzles
Topic: Puzzle 4
Replies: 7
Views: 583

Re: Hnefatafl puzzle

Chuck Ward wrote:More!!! I want more
ok, I'll have a rummage round, see what comes out of my brain
by crust
Sun Apr 28, 2013 6:25 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: General rules
Replies: 29
Views: 8116

Re: Skalk Hnefatafl 11x11

Hello Rynoknight, Thanks for your post. Very interesting, I hope you don't mind if I ask a question or two? I expect you found with your rules that black (attackers) always wins? You must have had some pretty strong anti-draw rules. Otherwise white (defenders) would always go for a draw, and we alre...
by crust
Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:19 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Ludus latrunculorum
Replies: 2
Views: 237

Ludus Latrunculorum

Ciao Sybil,
Damian Walker has written about Ludus Latrunculorum on his "Cyningstan" website, and there is an applet of the game you can play (though it doesn't seem to work on my computer)http://boardgames.cyningstan.org.uk/play.php?id=66
by crust
Mon Mar 11, 2013 12:46 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 146
Views: 20845

Re: To draw of not to draw...where is the option?

There is an issue with the white-is-blocked-and-cannot-move situation. Thanks for your reply Hagbard. There does seem to be a little confusion here - probably it's me that's confused. It's true that in most cases, as long as black is not too careless, this type of stalemate draw can be avoided anyw...
by crust
Thu Mar 07, 2013 12:57 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: General rules
Replies: 29
Views: 8116

Re: I dont know

Hello Chuck Not just Fetlar rules - this is a feature of all rule sets except Copenhagen, where the shieldwall rule allows capture of a pair or row of pieces at the edge. In all other variants, two pieces together at the board edge are impregnable. But like you said, I never had a problem with this ...