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by crust
Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:52 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Foteviken tablut
Replies: 6
Views: 2521

Re: Foteviken tablut

so, where did Foteviken get their rules from? It's an interesting variant, somewhere between corner and edge tafl. is there any support in Linnaeus for these strange base camp rules?
by crust
Sun Jun 17, 2012 11:57 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 146
Views: 22953

Re: Copenhagen Hnefatafl

Congratulations - a very clear explanation with wonderful diagrams. Awesome! 3 questions: Does the computer already prohibit perpetual check and draw-by-repetition? How do you feel about preparing similarly clear explanations of other rule sets? Also, in Copenhagen rules, does the shield wall rule o...
by crust
Sun Jun 10, 2012 11:27 am
Forum: Help
Topic: Where to buy the game?
Replies: 8
Views: 2306

Re: Where to buy the game?

Hi there plasma, You can get this game second-hand from e-bay - i just had a look and they had one listed under "hnefatafl" (see picture) but horribly over-priced hnefatafl2.jpg you should normally be able to get one for less than �10. Try also looking under "The Viking Game", though the results wil...
by crust
Mon May 14, 2012 12:25 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 146
Views: 22953

Re: Copenhagen Hnefatafl

ZOMBIES !!!
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by crust
Thu Apr 19, 2012 11:38 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 146
Views: 22953

Re: Copenhagen Hnefatafl

By the way all these rules adjustments address draw situations in the end games. 90% of the Copenhagen games turn out to be pure Fetlar games and are unaffected by the draw-adjustments. This has been my experience, so far, with Copenhagen games - most of them have been identical to fetlar rules. A ...
by crust
Sun Apr 15, 2012 1:11 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 146
Views: 22953

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? Very interesting Hagbard, I think it might be an example of convergent evolution. They presumably had the same arguments we had, and came up with Copenhagen rule #1 in...
by crust
Sat Mar 24, 2012 7:19 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 146
Views: 22953

Re: About the draw concept

black having to devote moves to preventing perpetual check affects game balance. It may turn out that the balance is better when black has to deal with those types of threat. That's true... if black can now leave third-ranks unattended, safe in the knowledge that white can't use the threat of perpe...
by crust
Sun Mar 18, 2012 1:48 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 146
Views: 22953

Re: Copenhagen Hnefatafl

To summarize (a bit) this very complex issue, with apologies for repeating things: Copenhagen rules are Copenhagen Rule #1: The black (attacker) player wins, if the black pieces surround and enclose all the white pieces, so that the enclosure is complete, with no gaps. Copenhagen Rule #2: The white ...
by crust
Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:31 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Brandubh 7x7
Replies: 11
Views: 4350

Re: Anyone for Brandubh?

Hey Chris, You're right of course, it's a limited game, but I think it is useful as a half-way stage between sea-battle and fetlar or copenhagen. You can at least have guillotines in Brandubh, as the corner dynamics are the same as fetlar but with fewer pieces obviously. I think it is a better game ...
by crust
Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:09 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 146
Views: 22953

Re: Copenhagen Hnefatafl

That seems like a good idea - we will see how it plays! I'll update my copenhagen introduction to include the new rule. By the way, I think I got the first copenhagen win (win only possible under copenhagen rules) in game where I played white against Chuck Ward -thanks Chuck for a great game, now yo...