Hnefatafl - tactics and strategy

opening moves 2

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d1 – d5

Classic example of black moving in too far – a mistake many beginners make. It looks good because it threatens to capture the white warrior on d6 next move. However, now it is white’s turn, and the black warrior will find that he is in a vulnerable position because he can be immediately captured by the white warrior on f4 moving f4 – d4 x