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    Senior Member Senior Member Oaty's Avatar
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    Wonder how POW's will work this time around. The same way as always or you can keep them til the end of a war or use them in diplomatic negotiations
    When a fox kills your chickens, do you kill the pigs for seeing what happened? No you go out and hunt the fox.
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    I was generally under the impression that POW's would (generally) be almost immediately traded back to the other side for other POW's, or simply sent back home in dishonor. This was the era of 'civilized warfare'. You know, things like the generals of the opposing sides having breakfast on the field prior to the battle, bringing their families along, and so forth.

    That said, there were generally few prisoners in this era. Most people who were wounded were pretty much screwed, either losing a limb and becoming combat ineffective, or outright dying. It really didn't hurt the cause that much to just send people back.

    IMO, though, the 'release, ransom, execute' system will be brought back. It's been around since Shogun, and it's worked fairly well.
    However, executing prisoners should have serious diplomatic repercussions. Like I said, 'civilized' warfare. You don't go around killing lots of unarmed (white) men who cant fight back. Unless they're pirates, rebels, pagan, jewish, or look at you funny.
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    You know, things like the generals of the opposing sides having breakfast on the field prior to the battle, bringing their families along, and so forth.
    Then the 13 colonies had to use gurellia warfare and unethical battle tactics......


    I'm sure it will be all civil till the revolts begin

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    Quote Originally Posted by Polemist
    I'm sure it will be all civil till the revolts begin
    We better start sharpening the guillotines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheogorath View Post
    IMO, though, the 'release, ransom, execute' system will be brought back. It's been around since Shogun, and it's worked fairly well.
    [/nitpick]

    Actually, it was only introduced in MTW. In Shogun, you didn't take prisoners.

    [/nitpick]


    Quote Originally Posted by Sheogorath View Post
    However, executing prisoners should have serious diplomatic repercussions. Like I said, 'civilized' warfare.
    Agreed. If the release/execute system returns, there had better be very serious consequences if you choose the latter.
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