you probably wouldnt declare a war during beginner protection.
Heck i wouldn't declare a war until there were nobles, or at least cats. Even now a series of skirmishes can hardly be called a war. And if i were to declare war at some stage, i'd only do it after preparing for it, and making the first move myself. The element of surprise and all that...
Re war during BP, the less said the better...how does one attack? With spam i guess :lol: