SHIPS IN FOREIT : A ship marked by the admiralty as being subject to destruction if the attacking nation does not fulfil its TOTAL BR in a Port Battle.
TOTAL BR: The BR value of all SHIPS IN FORFEIT.
BR: Battle Rating (of course)
1. After hostility is raised the attacking Nation has to place ships into FORFEIT and these ships are marked as such (somehow). No captured AI ships allowed as Forfeit. DLC ships are 20% (suggestion change to taste) forfeit BR value.
2. The value of the TOTAL BR of the SHIPS IN FORFEIT caps the BR value that the attacking side may use (if less than the port BR) in the PB. The Attacker's BR is published and available for all to see on the server, but not the make-up or number. No ship may be placed in FORFEIT to increase the Attackers BR less than 2 hours before a PB (2 hours is my 'anti-griefing' suggestion, change to taste) the BR contribution of any FORFEIT ship which has been sunk prior to 2 hours before the PB is deducted from the attackers TOTAL BR. SHIPS IN FORFEIT may not be sold.
3. If the attacking CLAN does not fulfil the TOTAL BR commitment (i.e. they turn up short handed) then the missing BR is paid-for by the admiralty destroying FORFEIT ships (whoever owns them!). Forfeit ship destruction would start at the smallest BR forfeit ship afloat, working up until the ship value of the missing PB BR value is either destroyed by Admiralty or already sunk (in PB or Screening etc.). It is NOT REQUIRED that a FORFEIT ship enters the PB although it could.
4. The defending fleet does not have any Forfeit requirement but may fill, or not fill, the PB as they see fit. If the attacker does not fill the PB then his loss is that of the port.
If an attacker does not provide FORFEIT ships he will have no BR to enter the PB and the defending side will see that it is an empty or lower attacking BR PB fleet at least 2 hours before the PB is due to start. Multi-flipping and empty PB's become either largely pointless or painful.
Buster (Shoot me!)