posted on Mar, 11 2015 @ 02:05 PM
Read an interesting article about blackbeard. His actual name was Edward Teach.
He wasn't nearly as violent as people make him out to be. And he received a Royal Pardon. Only to get into it with the governor of Virginia who
wanted his butt for a blockade and raid he did to a port in the Carolinas.
Edward Teach was feared and had a huge armada of pirates. But he also used mainly psychological warfare. He wasn't known for actually mistreating
He did believe in shock and awe tactics though. He would run along side a ship with his own and do a single "Fire for Effect" a full salvo for just
one pass and cause havoc above deck. But that would be it. He then would pull up along side and take 90 percent of the crew prisoners. Basically
whoever didn't get hit in the first and only salvo. He did have a really good boarding crew lead by a really capable first mate. Once they were
aboard nobody really would fight back. His Boarding crews relied on their reputation preceding them. So most often the violence was minimal for a
pirate. There were much worse pirates as far as violence goes.
An example of his psyops would be that he would put lit fuzes under his hat so people would think he was some demon smoldering smoke.