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by crust
Sun Oct 07, 2012 8:23 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: General rules
Replies: 29
Views: 8197

Re: Tafl pocket mod with rules variant

Great work Skallatorc, lovely set of rules. I found it necessary (when I was writing out the rules for a tournament) to specify that, although you can capture two or even three warriors in a single move, this did not mean you could capture two or three warriors standing together in a row, just by pu...
by crust
Sun Oct 07, 2012 8:04 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Hnefatafl poem
Replies: 8
Views: 2000

Re: Hnefatafl poem

Lovely poem Chuck, worthy of Gestumblindi. Who is "Hranfn"? Anyway, you have inspired the following riddle, which kind of works best if you don't already know what the answer is, so try and pretend you don't. And there's a clue at the left hand side of the riddle... High King armed and expecting a f...
by crust
Sat Sep 15, 2012 10:19 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: World Tafl Federation
Replies: 43
Views: 8284

Re: World Tafl Federation

Thank you Roderich, Skallatorc and Luigi005 for your contact details. Anyone can contact me through my website http://www.tim-millar.co.uk if you haven't got my e-mail address. We'll soon have a proper statement of our aims etc. The main one is of course to get more folks playing hnefatafl! Best wis...
by crust
Sat Sep 15, 2012 3:16 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: Where to buy the game?
Replies: 8
Views: 2039

Re: Where to buy the game?

Just found this video on youtube about one way to make your own hnefatafl set, and a brief intro to the rules.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNM4054Io7I

They also do some great working model catapults! http://www.stormthecastle.com/catapult/index.htm
by crust
Thu Sep 13, 2012 4:01 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: History
Replies: 12
Views: 3126

Re: archaeology

Hi Roderich, Yes, the gaming pieces are an interesting detail, though their presence doesn't prove anything, as boards and pieces are rarely found together. Shame we can only see one of them. It's quite odd that they say "carved from stone or antler" - don't they know whether it's stone or antler? O...
by crust
Thu Sep 13, 2012 2:23 am
Forum: Other
Topic: History
Replies: 12
Views: 3126

History

A supposed hnefatafl board has been found by archaeologists working on the Brough of Deerness, Orkney. http://www.orkneyjar.com/archaeology/2011/08/11/dig-team-find-proof-there-were-picts-on-the-brough-before-the-vikings/ From the report: Perhaps the most “fun” [discovery] though, was the discovery ...
by crust
Thu Sep 13, 2012 12:18 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 146
Views: 21140

Re: Copenhagen Hnefatafl

shieldwall black capture.JPG
It could also work to black's advantage sometimes, as in this example. Without the shieldwall rule, white would surely win
by crust
Sat Sep 08, 2012 1:31 pm
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 146
Views: 21140

Re: Copenhagen Hnefatafl

shieldwall capture.JPG
quick question about the shieldwall rule:
If the position bottom left is a legitimate shieldwall capture, then presumably the corner bottom right which would be safely blocked under fetlar rules is vulnerable under copenhagen rules?
by crust
Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:50 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: World Tafl Federation
Replies: 43
Views: 8284

Re: World Tafl Federation

Ok, the Poll has ended, and the vote went to "World Tafl Forum", though during the voting another idea "World Tafl Federation" was proposed, which seems to have a lot going for it, and is close enough to World Tafl Forum. I don't want to weary you all with another poll - so does anyone have a really...
by crust
Sat Sep 01, 2012 12:10 am
Forum: Rules
Topic: Copenhagen Hnefatafl
Replies: 146
Views: 21140

Re: Images for boards

The shields are a really good idea. Especially if you're playing Copenhagen rules, with the extra "shieldwall" rule! A beautiful hnefatafl set, I couldn't resist clicking on the pieces, like an idiot, hoping they would move