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Regulation of Middelburg of 1760 A.D.

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Adopted Regulation of Middelburg of 1760 AD.

Determined Cannon fire regulation.

Of the Admiralty of the West Indian Company (GWC)**


Which states that any foreign power that uses its weapons (GUNS) against Dutch ships in conjunction with the Determined Defender violates the adopted regulation,

Which stipulates that as countermeasures of the Eastern region foreign government (the naval action regulation of 2018. A.D)  the denial of boarding by the determined defender  to denied  boarding another ship with the determined defender, 

As countermeasure,  ( The  regulation ) Determined Cannon Fire (regulation of Middelburg) asserts.


Every violation will be seen as a war statement against the Admiralty of the company GWC
and will be publicly nailed to all public places in the country, and in the capitals of every befriended country and cities.
Anyone  who uses the NA regulation of 2018 A.D  in conjunction  with Cannon fire .. is in violation .

And every captain is granted the letter of marque* anyone who will let the captain hang, or come down ,let him walk the plank , or sinks will be rewarded with 100 guilders of gold.

This debt will be paid at every  (GWC) Company office. with the proof of execution *^* .

 

 

*lettre de marque; lettre de course) is a government license in the Age of Sail that authorized a person, known as a privateer or corsair, to attack and capture enemy vessels. Once captured, the privateer could then bring the case of that prize before their own admiralty court for condemnation and transfer of ownership to the privateer. A letter of marque and reprisal would include permission to cross an international border to effect a reprisal (take some action against an attack or injury) and was authorized by an issuing jurisdiction to conduct reprisal operations outside its borders.

 

 

The admiralty wants to counteract these harmful actions by rewarding the captains  (as a counteract of disgraceful traitors of the high seas, who are backed up ...by rulers of foreign countries and shameless pirates)
when using the determined defender, the admiralty sees this phenomenon as being deprived of the rights that apply at sea to eliminate an enemy, to prevent further bloodshed among its own crew and the loss of trade by means of sinking of the fleet with man and mouse.

 

disc.

*^*: Everyone is entitled to join this decree.
Anyone who is against it is excluded from the reward.

 

* *The (GWC) has its own legal status as a navy power, the same as the State Council of the nation, where Sea decrees can be independently issued by the Admiralty of the provinces.

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I agree that the 'determaned defender'should be more a ships knowledge  then a perk. As it is a knowledge for Merchants then for Navy forces (Privateers).

In addition traders are less defended by gunnary /armor then navy crew. Marines are not supposed to be part of a commercial crew or ship. 

Defending a vessel is a moral obligation, however paying ranson (prize law) to retreave ship and cargo used to be a practical approach that is not possible in game.
The privateers themselves were often simply pirates who would take advantage of wars between nations to gain semi-legal status for their enterprises.

A privateer is similar to a mercenary except that, whereas a mercenary group receives a set fee for services and generally has a formal reporting structure within the entity that hires them, a privateer acts independently with generally no compensation unless the enemy's property is captured.

A reward should only be given once captured vessel and cargo are in friendly waters. 
"Nations often granted
letters of marque that would entitle private parties to capture enemy property, usually ships. Once the ship was secured on friendly territory, she would be made the subject of a prize case, an in rem proceeding in which the court determined the status of the condemned property and the manner in which the property was to be disposed of.

Best regards,

R.Hamelink officer VWIC

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3 hours ago, Mrgoldstein said:

Am i the only one? This makes zero sense to me? Please explain..

Simple: determined défendre is as stupid as the xebec.

@Thonys, thanks.

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4 hours ago, JG14_Cuzn said:

They hate determined defender ;)

 

oh good, I'm glad you could decipher this.

...I hate DD too

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Do you remember when the PBs were solved without hitting cannon fire?
When we were loaded with boarding upgrades on our liner ships and it was all about approaching and boarding?

NAVAL ACTION BOARDING I think we call it.

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On 7/9/2018 at 6:24 PM, CeltiberoClearco said:

Do you remember when the PBs were solved without hitting cannon fire?
When we were loaded with boarding upgrades on our liner ships and it was all about approaching and boarding?

NAVAL ACTION BOARDING I think we call it.

Well, from an historical perspective, it was way more realistic than bulkload of ships sinking... Or masts being sniped @200+ mt.

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