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But what if this story is also fake news??
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Maybe create two large "disconnected" regions of unthreatened space, then gradually close the one with the trapped dwarf?
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The problem is more complex for dynamic, mobile arrangements of trolls instead of static collections. Herding-based solutions?
Since the rules say BOTH players must concede that no further captures are possible, this is a practical technique with as few as one troll
I still think I could have got 'em, if I forced my opponent to keep playing for another few hours
In a recent game I conceded I wasn't likely to capture the last dwarf with only seven trolls...
I feel as if I'm missing something obvious but I've given a few hours to this and I don't think it's happening tonight.
Anyway, here's one of several solutions I found using nine trolls. You can see why I think there's a solution for e…
The fact that a troll, too, must be moved may complicate the actual procedure of assembling this trap.
Or, better yet, to threaten the entire board except for a network of squares, no two of which are connected by a dwarf's move.
Since the lone dwarf *must* move, it suffices to threaten the whole board except for one square...
Note that it isn't necessary to for the trolls threaten the *entire* board (which I don't think is possible even with nine of them)...
(Of course, in the "real" game, bunching together is more useful than in this problem.)
...except for a L-shaped arrangement of three, which threatens a region not possible with any three separate trolls.
I've found that placing trolls adjacent to one another doesn't generally allow them to threaten more territory than spreading them apart...
...which rules out the obvious solution with nine trolls arranged in a square grid pattern, five spaces apart, one at the centre