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by Xerxes
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: Fetlar Hnefatafl
Replies: 29
Views: 7364

Re: Fetlar Hnefatafl

Makes sense to me, and brings consistency too.
by Xerxes
Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Re: Gaming activity
Replies: 38
Views: 10783

Re: Gaming activity

Interesting. Even if you take out the Copenhagen games (which may be high due to World Championship etc), the 11x11 board is the clear favourite size. I think perhaps because a bigger board in general makes for a longer game with more strategy options, but too big a board becomes unamanagable, and g...
by Xerxes
Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Tafl in Russia
Replies: 15
Views: 3204

Re: Tafl in Russia

That seems to be true of the western part of Russia - but what of the far east, eg Siberia, Kamchatka, Chukokta ? I assume that was too far for them ?
by Xerxes
Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Tafl in Russia
Replies: 15
Views: 3204

Re: Tafl in Russia

How far into Russia did the Vikings penetrate ?
by Xerxes
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: General rules
Replies: 33
Views: 13841

Re: General rules

I think allowing King capture against the edge in Copenhagen would make a big difference to the game, and so would need some extensive testing (one of the problems with short testing (eg a one-off tournament with a few players) is that it does not allow strategies to develop against a new rule).
by Xerxes
Thu Jun 29, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: New proposal variant for hnefatafl
Replies: 19
Views: 7440

Re: New proposal variant for hnefatafl

Have played a few games of this, and it works quite well. It gives both players more options, and more to think about. It makes edge forts more difficult to make, giving Black an advantage, so perhaps take out both Shieldwall Capture and Edge Forts to equalise that. It would need a lot more games ag...
by Xerxes
Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Hnefatafl Internet Championship
Replies: 80
Views: 19794

Re: Hnefatafl Internet Championship

That sounds good. I like the idea of a 'fixed' calendar.
by Xerxes
Sun Jun 11, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: New proposal variant for hnefatafl
Replies: 19
Views: 7440

Re: New proposal variant for hnefatafl

Hi, I have played some games of this, but have some questions on the ‘rules’. 1) At what point is the force mechanic (‘FM’) played ? ie a. Is it used at the end of a turn (eg, move a piece to create an advantage, and then play the FM as part of that turn), or, b. The FM is the whole turn and a ‘norm...
by Xerxes
Thu Jan 26, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Re: Gaming activity
Replies: 38
Views: 10783

Re: Gaming activity

Ref: "Which board sizes and which game types have been more popular during the latest two years?"

Does this include Tournament games ? If so it will be biased towards those game types for which you have run competitions !
by Xerxes
Thu Sep 22, 2016 9:11 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Hnefatafl Internet Championship
Replies: 80
Views: 19794

Re: Hnefatafl Internet Championship

Tuireann - what is 'PTO' ?

Thanks