hist-games: Brandubh ("Black raven")
Jane & Mark Waks
waks at comcast.net
Sat Aug 12 16:11:15 PDT 2006
Damian Walker wrote:
> Having played a few variants since I became interested in this game, I
> don't think the size of the board has a linear relationship with the
> amount of skill needed to play. I think rather that the size of board
> shifts emphasis from short term tactics to long term strategy. The
> smaller games are quicker and less daunting for beginners, though. I've
> yet to find a willing opponent for alea evangelii!
We play it occasionally in the local SCA. I'm not especially good at it
myself (being a fairly weak strategist), but my friend who *is* good at
it has observed that it's mostly a matter of patient strategy for the
attacker to win, gradually boxing the defender in and not worrying too
much about captures.
Finding an opponent for Rhythmomachy -- now there's a challenge...
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