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by crust
Mon Aug 22, 2011 4:04 pm
Forum: Strategy
Topic: Compiling a list of openings
Replies: 35
Views: 2411

Re: Internationally agreed 11x11 tournament rules - poll

hello tafl heads re: notation I suspect most people play h1 - h3 because they are right-handed: it would be interesting to correlate the data with right-handedness of players... The vikings put the rudder (steerboard) on the right hand side of the ship because they were mostly right-handed, hence th...
by crust
Mon Aug 22, 2011 11:34 am
Forum: Other
Topic: World Tafl Federation
Replies: 43
Views: 8284

Re: proposal for an international hnefatafl society

Thank you for your contributions - keep going! Any bright ideas welcome. In the mean time, here is a bit of blurb about societies/associations/organisations: According to Merriam-Webster's dictionary, an association is "an organization of persons having a common interest," whereas a society is "an o...
by crust
Sun Aug 21, 2011 10:04 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 146
Views: 21139

Re: Internationally agreed 11x11 tournament rules - poll

there is the potential in a tournament for white to refuse to enter into battle at all with the pictured monstrosity I like to call 'The Skulking King'. thanks Adam for reminding me of this monstrosity - achieved in 2 moves! I notice that it only works as a draw fort if white keeps the King on the ...
by crust
Fri Aug 19, 2011 11:10 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Fetlar Hnefatafl
Replies: 26
Views: 4300

Re: Internationally agreed 11x11 tournament rules - poll

Hello fellow players. The idea for this thread, as suggested by Aage on the game page forum, is to gather opinions and ultimately vote on what the international tournament rules should be for the 11x11 board. We can set up another for 9x9 to keep things simple. I think we should start by using this ...
by crust
Fri Aug 19, 2011 10:44 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: World Tafl Federation
Replies: 43
Views: 8284

Re: World Tafl Federation

Recently I suggested that the players on this website should form an International Hnefatafl Society (working title), and this idea was supported by several other players. Very loosely, this group would aim to promote the game of hnefatafl and bring it to a wider public, while also encouraging the i...
by crust
Fri Aug 19, 2011 9:29 am
Forum: Strategy
Topic: Fetlar rules and strategy
Replies: 3
Views: 2338

Re: Fetlar rules and strategy

To Roderich That would be great! I noticed during the tournament that you were using a new form of "millar gambit declined" that is, after 1. d1 -d3, e5 - e2 you played 2. g1 - g2 instead of g1 - g3. I can see its advantages... Adam and I have also been experimenting with 2. f2 - i2 as a way of decl...
by crust
Thu Aug 18, 2011 8:36 pm
Forum: Strategy
Topic: Fetlar rules and strategy
Replies: 3
Views: 2338

Fetlar rules and strategy

Greetings to all hnefatafl junkies and other intelligent life-forms out there. There are some hnefatafl guidelines and diagrams on my website: http://www.tim-millar.co.uk/section502917.html with explanations of rules and some strategy - more to follow later. See you across the Board of Destiny... cr...