What would you do?




 
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March 7th, 2014  
pottsy
 

Topic: What would you do?


Take yourself back to 1789, try and imagine you're captain arthur phillip, head of the invasion force that landed a year earlier on the east coast of whats now called Australia.. You've set up camp, been operating a year, your soldiers and convicts have been commiting crimes aginst the sovrign owners(mainly thier women) and interfearing with thier governance. They rightfully work out that your destroying thier culture, thier ability to procure food, practice religon and arts ect. They ask you to leave.

But you can't leave, a commercial merchant navy supplied you, have mostly left. coupled with ship wrecks and others looking for food and water, you have no way of leaving.You don't have the ships, the food or the water to leave.

What do you do? you have orders to build a colony, you have been supplied with germ warfare, that you know will decimate your enemy. You can't use rifles because your supply of ammo and rifles is very low, you'll never win hand to hand combat, you have no way of living off the land, you're totally dependant on supply from london. You know that if you don't use germ warfare, they will decimate you in a battle of attrition.You have no contact with your superiors, have no idea when they'll resupply you, even if they ever will. .

Do you do what Phillip did? A veteran of the american war of independance, of the wars with spain. Do you use germ warfare, a tactic first used by the british in america against indians a decade earlier?

Or do you leave with as many as you can, leaving those you have no room or food for behind?
March 11th, 2014  
MontyB
 
 
You get control of your group and figure out a way to work with the locals for food etc.
March 12th, 2014  
LeEnfield
 
 
Just eat the locals
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March 12th, 2014  
Lombard
 
 
What did Phillip do?
How did he use germ warfare?
March 14th, 2014  
Yossarian
 
 
Giving them whiskey and stealing their gold.

Enslaving the young and destroying the old.
March 15th, 2014  
Lombard
 
 
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Originally Posted by Yossarian
Giving them whiskey and stealing their gold.

Enslaving the young and destroying the old.
Yeah that doesnt sound as the chivlarous soldier should do, more like a small time bandit,...trade with them, establish co-exisitng civilizations.
March 15th, 2014  
MontyB
 
 
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Originally Posted by Lombard
What did Phillip do?
How did he use germ warfare?
Here is what Phillip did...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Phillip
March 20th, 2014  
Yossarian
 
 
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Originally Posted by Lombard
Yeah that doesnt sound as the chivlarous soldier should do, more like a small time bandit,...trade with them, establish co-exisitng civilizations.
Those are Iron Maiden song lyrics.
July 25th, 2014  
KevinTheCynic
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by pottsy
Do you do what Phillip did? A veteran of the american war of independance, of the wars with spain. Do you use germ warfare, a tactic first used by the british in america against indians a decade earlier?
Hardly.
Germ warfare is as old as warfare itself and the British were no strangers to it way before they went to the Americas. In the medieval period, like everybody else in Europe, they'd hurl dead animals over the walls of besieged cities to induce sickness in the defenders. In the times before that they'd dump dead animals in the water upstream of the enemy to try and make them sick or as some of my own ancestors from the British Isles did, they'd dump dead enemies in the water.
And so on and so on...
July 26th, 2014  
JOC
 
 
Fortunately the much more deadly and refined modern form of germ warfare has been keep under wraps. They could likely create something like a nuclear holocaust.