Hnefatafl - tactics and strategy

Strategy for white: Draw Forts: The "Cloister"

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You may recognise this draw fort - it's almost identical to the first one I showed you, when introducing the whole topic. However, there's a difference. This time, the king makes up part of the defensive wall, and it's a warrior who does the shuffling back and forth which guarantees a draw. The king does not have to be the "active" piece in this draw fort, so the "Cloister" is not a royal fort. It's very useful though.

Note that it requires six warriors as well as the king, and also requires three spaces along the edge of the board.