When I have a red / black Wholesaler (from Port Royal Unterwegs!
), trade with a red / black ship and decline its coins for a Frigate Foe / Galleon Foe Contract, do I still get to place the ship under my Wholesaler for an additional victory point?
The rules for Wholesaler say:
"Whenever a player trades with a Ship of the same color as one of his Wholesalers (i.e. he takes the coins)", he gets the ship / VP under his Wholesaler.
In case of Frigate Foe / Galleon Foe, he did trade with the ship, but didn't take the coins. So is the part in brackets (taking coins) mandatory or is it just an explanation for Port Royal newbies (the target audience of Unterwegs) what "trading with a Ship" actually means?
I am leaning towards the latter interpretation and thus tend to answer my initial question with "yes". But I could see the decision go both ways, the published rules don't really seem to be clear on this.
So an official ruling would be much appreciated!