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Example of one of the newest boards from the FrontLineTafl series.
The board is made out of a single piece of oak wood, a cross section all the way through wood, growth layer and bark still on both sides.
Game pieces are turned from oak and elm and mounted on leather.
The king is Odhinn carved from ash and mounted on a brazen foot.
Oak (board and attackers) symbolizes the strength, endurance and nobility.
Elm (defenders) personifies the struggle, justice and dignity.
Ash (Odhinn) embodies the connection between the heaven and the earth.
The carved inscription on the edges is verse #60 from Völuspá in Old Norse and in runes: Then again wonderful golden boards shall be found in the grass, the ones they owned in ancient times.
More photos of Steiger Dis tafl games; the outdoor surroundings is Donbass, Ukraine, a famous coal mining district:
Photographers: Alexander Steiger Dis, Ukraine, Alexander V. Fomichëv, Moscow, Russia, and Christoph Treskow, Germany.
Photo series from events where Steiger's tafl games are used:
"Bylinnyj Bereg", Russia.
Hobby centre Geek Wars, Moscow.