Hnefatafl - tactics and strategy

A word on Notation

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When talking about hnefatafl strategy, or recording the moves of a game, it's useful to have an agreed way of identifying the squares. Here you can see the board with letters and numbers round it, so that just like a chess board, each square can be identified by its co-ordinates. So, the corner square at the bottom left is "a1" and the central square, where the King sits at the beginning of the game, is "f6".