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Osmium Steele 03-30-12 10:24 AM

I just re-read page 437 of the GWX manual, and I couldn't find where it says the passenger/cargo is impossible to sink with anything short of a tactical nuke.... :shifty:

<grumble grumble> :damn::damn:

Horrible weather, visibility 1000 meters tops. I set up right in the path of the convoy, between the 1st and 2nd columns via sonar.

As the first ship became visible, the convoy abruptly changed course! Right over my head!

I thunked 2 eels off the Empire's hull and torpedoed a passenger cargo with Tube 5 at just over 300m. Nice explosion. Didn't even slow down.

Stupid converted ice-breaker....

u35_captain 04-02-12 03:53 PM

Type IXB U-105, sailing approximately 150 kilometers east of the Azores on the way to patrol grid.

December 31st, 1942 - and the allies gave us a present! An unescorted Small Tanker and a C2, sailing perfectly across our path.

Three torpedoes, two kills, and a Happy New Year's message to send back to Lorient.

TorpLos 04-05-12 12:54 PM

So probably not to smart but after years of a break i decided to come back to sh3.. Using nygm and the hsie patch i fired up a game in mid 43 with a 7b. for my own challene i just took the 7b as is and did not upgrade besides 1 FAT torp..

Question:
after about 7 days i ran into a konvoi in the nord atlantik.. How the hell do you approach a konvoi during this time period.. I recieved the metox radar warning dove and heard the konvoi. full speed to intercept but before i even saw the formation of the konvoi destroyers were dead ahead coming full speed. i shot off a rerport and dove..
After 3 hours (real time) a record depth of 230 meters and minor damage i escaped the destroyers and completely lost the konvoi... The hell. It ended before it even began! There was no way i could shadow the konvoi after that. And the destroyer escort was ridiculous. At one point 4 were hunting me amd i still heard the screws of 3-4 more destrpyers in konvoi. I know the difficulty but wat gave me away so soon¿ it wasnt my radio report because i didnt send one when i was already being pursued..

Boompus 04-11-12 10:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TorpLos (Post 1865609)
So probably not to smart but after years of a break i decided to come back to sh3.. Using nygm and the hsie patch i fired up a game in mid 43 with a 7b. for my own challene i just took the 7b as is and did not upgrade besides 1 FAT torp..

Question:
after about 7 days i ran into a konvoi in the nord atlantik.. How the hell do you approach a konvoi during this time period.. I recieved the metox radar warning dove and heard the konvoi. full speed to intercept but before i even saw the formation of the konvoi destroyers were dead ahead coming full speed. i shot off a rerport and dove..
After 3 hours (real time) a record depth of 230 meters and minor damage i escaped the destroyers and completely lost the konvoi... The hell. It ended before it even began! There was no way i could shadow the konvoi after that. And the destroyer escort was ridiculous. At one point 4 were hunting me amd i still heard the screws of 3-4 more destrpyers in konvoi. I know the difficulty but wat gave me away so soon¿ it wasnt my radio report because i didnt send one when i was already being pursued..

Sounds realistic for that period. Once they know you're out there :ping:.... try to survive...or.. just abandon ship and sink the boat and hope that the rest of the Wolfsrudel will take care of the convoy. :salute:

andwii 04-11-12 10:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TorpLos (Post 1865609)
So probably not to smart but after years of a break i decided to come back to sh3.. Using nygm and the hsie patch i fired up a game in mid 43 with a 7b. for my own challene i just took the 7b as is and did not upgrade besides 1 FAT torp..

Question:
after about 7 days i ran into a konvoi in the nord atlantik.. How the hell do you approach a konvoi during this time period.. I recieved the metox radar warning dove and heard the konvoi. full speed to intercept but before i even saw the formation of the konvoi destroyers were dead ahead coming full speed. i shot off a rerport and dove..
After 3 hours (real time) a record depth of 230 meters and minor damage i escaped the destroyers and completely lost the konvoi... The hell. It ended before it even began! There was no way i could shadow the konvoi after that. And the destroyer escort was ridiculous. At one point 4 were hunting me amd i still heard the screws of 3-4 more destrpyers in konvoi. I know the difficulty but wat gave me away so soon¿ it wasnt my radio report because i didnt send one when i was already being pursued..

I am assuming radar got you, or they saw you, could be that. It depends on the weather, day/night, decks a wash or not, speed you were going. So many things, but at least you made it out alive, thats what counts.

Osmium Steele 04-11-12 01:51 PM

Hehe, Whitleys blow up good, blow up real good. Didn't even have time to drop his bombs.

Make a heckuva racket bouncing off the hull though. Even knocked some books off the shelves in the bow quarters.

That'll teach Coastal Command to interrupt my torpedo load!


http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:A...uBW1RyGbcaEigI

FlechenSabre 04-13-12 06:55 PM

Have decided to do a campaign with Realism full (with exception of duds), and I have been assigned to the beautiful VIIC U-385 of the 1st Flotilla. I will only be using TC when I am "asleep", but during my waking hours it'll be set at 1.

Have just left Brest, and all but 40 minutes in to the patrol I have 2 different U-boats with SOSes to BDU. One of them, u-191, was lost for sure. Not a good omen if you ask me. 85 hours to CF16, hopefully not a -too- eventful trip . . .

Frenchy849 04-14-12 11:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FlechenSabre (Post 1869656)
campaign with Realism full (with exception of duds)

Excuse me,but
WHAT ARE YOU?!

FlechenSabre 04-14-12 01:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Frenchy849 (Post 1869942)
Excuse me,but
WHAT ARE YOU?!

A kaluen that gets lucky with his eels? :D

Shkval 04-14-12 05:34 PM

Well after looong time I'm back in SH3 this time with GWX 3.0 gold and MaGui UI... After two weeks of on&off playing because of job, I have finished my first war patrol at 85% realism (I love that external camera, and I had to keep weapon officer assistance because of mod).
First time playing with "map update off" and it's pretty difficult...I was already familiar with manual aiming but this is a whole new game... and I want to kiss my watch officer all the time :).
Also I'm practicing (and getting really good at it... thanks to you guys) hydrophone tracking and plotting, this means a LOT. Only those pesky merchants change course pretty often, in coastal areas, and I have learned that you need at lest 6 degrees rate of change for this methods to work... i.e. small change means he is coming at you... move aside and measure again.
One more thing left to master...RAOBF disc... almost done...
60.000+ tonnage for first patrol is not bad...

Boompus 04-16-12 08:00 AM

Kiel Canal
 
Almost made it.. It's great fun sailing through the Kiel Canal :D
No mines I hope at the end...:hmmm:

http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/3108/kielf.jpg

Sailor Steve 04-16-12 08:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Boompus (Post 1870895)
No mines I hope at the end...:hmmm:

No, but stay away from Helgoland! :yep:

krashkart 04-16-12 08:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sailor Steve (Post 1870912)
No, but stay away from Helgoland! :yep:

Fellow Kaleu! Hear me!

What Sailor the Steve (mightiest of them all) speaks is truth! Helgoland is ruled by leather-clad dominatrix. It is an island full of beautiful naked women who know when a man needs a beer, and their sandwich-making skills are unparalleled anywhere else in the world. No Kaleun worth his weight in mustard and delicious ham would dare subject his crew to such a place. Be warned! Helgoland is a place of forbidden fruits and... cheese platters. No crew who has gone there has ever returned!! :stare:

Boompus 04-16-12 09:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sailor Steve (Post 1870912)
No, but stay away from Helgoland! :yep:

Yep.. I know. Many Dutch have some bad memories of "GoHelland" .. (Hel is Hell in Dutch)
On my way to AN73... so I'll be 41 km south of hell.. must be enough :salute:

Osmium Steele 04-24-12 10:10 AM

Just once, I'd like to play a campaign from the beginning to beyond 1943. :damn:

Sep 22 1943, sitting on the convoy route north of the Canary Islands.
The weather has been horrible. I cannot catch the high speed convoys in the 15M/S winds and high sea states. Only fired two eels the entire patrol so far, and those missed. Evidently, I left the scope up a hair too long and it was spotted on radar, because the entire convoy zigged when I gave the command to fire.

Finally got a report of a task force headed our way. OK, if there is a carrier included, we have a target.

Worked our way into position, fired two eels, both hit, escorts pinging away as usual. We are diving, decoying and evading. We are at 180 meters, silent running, 8 degree port rudder. The first reports of depth charges and that was all she wrote. Neptune starts banging on our hull with a humongous hammer.

Already had men in position for damage control, but to no avail. Just as we got a handle on the major flooding, the aft torpedo room collapsed due to pressure, and it hadn't even been damaged in the attack.

I was just too close to the escort, and Evarts class, from the beginning. Should have attacked from 4k+, not 2.5k.

Pinpoint precision with the first volley of wasserbombs. D I D. 1939 here we come.


:-?

reignofdeath 04-25-12 12:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Osmium Steele (Post 1874634)
Just once, I'd like to play a campaign from the beginning to beyond 1943. :damn:

Sep 22 1943, sitting on the convoy route north of the Canary Islands.
The weather has been horrible. I cannot catch the high speed convoys in the 15M/S winds and high sea states. Only fired two eels the entire patrol so far, and those missed. Evidently, I left the scope up a hair too long and it was spotted on radar, because the entire convoy zigged when I gave the command to fire.

Finally got a report of a task force headed our way. OK, if there is a carrier included, we have a target.

Worked our way into position, fired two eels, both hit, escorts pinging away as usual. We are diving, decoying and evading. We are at 180 meters, silent running, 8 degree port rudder. The first reports of depth charges and that was all she wrote. Neptune starts banging on our hull with a humongous hammer.

Already had men in position for damage control, but to no avail. Just as we got a handle on the major flooding, the aft torpedo room collapsed due to pressure, and it hadn't even been damaged in the attack.

I was just too close to the escort, and Evarts class, from the beginning. Should have attacked from 4k+, not 2.5k.

Pinpoint precision with the first volley of wasserbombs. D I D. 1939 here we come.


:-?

Don't feel bad, I don't believe Ive made it past 1941:ping:

Laufen zum Ziel 04-27-12 02:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by USNSRCaseySmith (Post 1874948)
Don't feel bad, I don't believe Ive made it past 1941:ping:

D.I.D. My middle name is 1939:haha:

andwii 04-27-12 07:16 PM

in my type II campagin

Just docked at Keil, after a very heroic patrol by my crew after sinking the HMS Royal Oak on the night of October 5th! Drinks all around!

VONHARRIS 04-28-12 01:57 AM

U-45 VIIB
 
After some time things have gone better , here.
So I have managed to start a new career , playing at night mostly.

Patrol 1 was shakedown.

Patrol 2 as follows

Patrol results
http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/8...ol2results.jpg


Patrol log page 1 of 4
http://img571.imageshack.us/img571/2...l2page1of4.jpg

Patrol log page 2 of 4
http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/643...l2page2of4.jpg

Patrol log page 3 of 4
http://img849.imageshack.us/img849/4...l2page3of4.jpg

Patrol log page 4 of 4
http://img37.imageshack.us/img37/916...l2page4of4.jpg

andwii 04-30-12 05:43 PM

I started a career in april of 1940 after my current one was found "dead" (was in TC and accident hit dive... doh) so I started the new career and we deck gunning a ship when I get the message "We are under attack" then a CTD... game hates me.


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