Hnefatafl - tactics and strategy

guillotine 7

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So, the executioner has done his dirty work for a second time, guillotining the black warrior on j2, and for the same reasons as before, the only thing black can do is move another piece (the one on b2) into the gap.

Then the executioner will raise the guillotine blade again by moving back to i1.

There's no way black can stop the cycle repeating again and again, as long as black is still able to bring more warriors down to the second rank, and feed them into this horrible death-trap.

This is the guillotine. Nasty, eh?