Also green-lighted the village raids of Caz and The Experimentals.
As for his actions at 1K… was it ever explained in-game or out-of-game why he put the Dragoons in the second wave?
For his actions afterwards: I don’t know how he could have planned to stop it. Since after they made it through the Breach it wasn’t clear where the battle would go from there.
As for the hanging of soldiers… I wouldn’t call that ruthless. First of all, he was arresting people who were actually looting - people who were at the very least guilty of theft and desertion, and possibly assault, murder, or rape.
If anything I’d say he didn’t hang enough. One man every hour basically says: “Now you’ve got a free hour to continue more of this.” with every hanging. It doesn’t appeal to self-preservation, because the odds of it happening to you specifically are one in several thousand. It obviously didn’t appeal to concern for their fellow countrymen, because it took 9 hours and 9 deaths.
I’m willing to bet that the real reason the looting ended was because the men were tired and their pockets were filled. Not because they were afraid for their own safety or felt grief for their hanged comrades.
Now, if he had hanged men at a much quicker and random rate, that might have had more of an impact. Not enough to make a serious dent in the army as a whole, but enough to have the gallows filling up with bodies at such an alarming rate. That would have sent a much stronger message. And because it’s random, the next arrest + hanging could happen at any moment, so there’s no timer that indicates how much longer you can away with it.
Or maybe that would have been just as ineffective. I don’t know. But I’m starting to think Havenport’s hangings were just a token gesture to make it look like he at least did something.
Edit: Wait, how long had the looting been going on before Havenport actually started hanging people?