Tactical Tailor

Viking Laws

These are pretty straight forward.

Be brave and aggressive
Be direct
Grab all opportunities. Use varying methods of attack
Be versatile and agile
Attack one target at a time
Don’t plan everything in detail
Use top quality weapons

Be prepared
Keep weapons in good condition
Keep in shape
Find good battle comrades
Agree on important points
Choose one chief

Be a good merchant
Find out what the market needs
Don’t make promises that you can’t keep
Don’t demand overpayment
Arrange things so that you can return

Keep the camp in order
Keep things tidy and organized
Arrange enjoyable activities which strengthen the group
Make sure everyone does useful work
Consult all members of the group for advice

7 Responses to “Viking Laws”

  1. I says:

    Hey, just wondering where you got this from. Been reading Hávamál or the Eddas?

  2. Zlodey Volk says:

    It’s not from Havamal, or from the Poetic Edda. What’s your source for this?

  3. Administrator says:

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  4. Tounushi says:

    Yo, I have this on a T-shirt. My mother brought one back from Norway years ago. Damn, I’ve had it THAT long???

  5. Strike-Hold! says:

    Sounds like very sound advice for living – and surprisingly modern too.

  6. Zlodey Volk says:

    @Strike-hold! I’ve been saying that about the Havamal for years. You really should read it. Everybody should, IMO.

  7. Reverend says:


    “To Crush your Enemies, to see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of the women.”