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BillCar 02-17-10 07:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KL-alfman (Post 1271345)
what date and which u-boat do you play?

with my current type IXB I avoid that area at all due to the massive air-cover ......

I'm floating around down in DH and CG right now on my 8th patrol in a Type VIIB but it's still only September of 1940, so there's not a real air cover concern yet. :)

Pretty sure jimbuna is a IXB commander.

Jimbuna 02-18-10 07:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KL-alfman (Post 1271345)
what date and which u-boat do you play?

with my current type IXB I avoid that area at all due to the massive air-cover ......

Nov 40 (originally VIIB) in a IXB

Quote:

Originally Posted by BillCar (Post 1271482)
I'm floating around down in DH and CG right now on my 8th patrol in a Type VIIB but it's still only September of 1940, so there's not a real air cover concern yet. :)

Pretty sure jimbuna is a IXB commander.

You are correct....simply love the IX's :DL

KL-alfman 02-18-10 08:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jimbuna (Post 1271928)

You are correct....simply love the IX's :DL


me too.
but I see them as a different weapon (from beginning of 1942):
hunting lone merchants far from the convoy-routes
hunting far away from home-ports
hunting where no well-trained ASW are

the type VII is IMO the boat for fighting the convoys as they approach Britain. they are even capable to evade DDs in shallow waters.

both of them have their advantages.

krashkart 02-18-10 08:40 AM

On Patrol 7, early 1940.

Our first contacts of the day: two Fiji Light Cruisers steaming fast toward England.

Submerged after my comfort level on the surface reached critical, launched a full spread of four TII so as not to spook my quarry. Narrowly missed the lead ship, hit the trailing cruiser near amidships. My first cruiser encounter and kill! :yeah:

The lead ship is quickly weaving away from us, and I've already expended into our reserves trying for that luck shot. We need a torpedo that would somehow follow him. Doubt we will be able to sink this one, but we did at least nail that other one. :DL

BillCar 02-18-10 11:46 PM

U-53, Type VIIB, Oblt. z. See Jochen Lbke.

Patrol 8:

Departed Lorient on September 20th, 1940. Assigned DH32. Sank one Granville freighter on the way (off the west coast of Spain), but encountered no contacts while patrolling DH32. Headed east, towards Gibraltar.

What a goldmine. Everyone travels in pairs, which just means that I get a two-for-the-price-of-one deal. Sank a pair of coastal freighters on September 29th in CG78, one torpedo each. They were timed so that the impacts were practically simultaneous.

October 3rd was a busy day. In CG95, I sank one large merchant, two coastal freighters, and two Granville freighters. By this time, I was operating exclusively within the strait of Gibraltar itself. On October 4th, I sank two coastal freighters, one small freighter and, best of all, two large merchants within minutes of each other. Nailed one last merchant on the way back.

Docked at Wilhelmshaven with 60,946GRT sunk.

Falkirion 02-19-10 12:39 AM

U-207. 2nd war patrol, 10th overall for captain and crew.

Departed St Naz with escort late November after refitting with new hydrophones and batteries. Some crew swapped out for newbies. Currently steaming around the BE's after having made our patrol area in BE15 for 24 hours. No contacts yet but hopefully a convoy comes our way. I've got 14 eels and lots of patience.

Snestorm 02-19-10 01:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jimbuna (Post 1271928)
Nov 40 (originally VIIB) in a IXB



You are correct....simply love the IX's :DL

Time to change the boat number, ain't it, my fellow IXaholic friend?

Snestorm 02-19-10 03:12 PM

U37 IX(A). 2. Flotilla. Patrol 5.
 
Underway d. 1.jul.40 from Wilhelmhaven.
Bound for AM47.

D. 16.jul.40.
AM01
10.54. Radio. Convoy. AM18. East. 7 Knots.

AM18
16.02. Managed to find Convoy, and gain a forward position.
Problem 1: U37 is right in the Convoys path. (I prefer working from outside).
Problem 2: Heavy Fog set in.
Tryed to go deep and avoid, but my positions was (unintentionaly) perfect.
Made a U-turn to match the Convoy's Course, and started up from 90 Meters, at 2 Knots.
Preset the UZO to my 270, and Targets 090. 7 Knots (from Radio Report).
Range 300 (limit of visibility). (Torpedoes turn offsets the minimum range).
If anything happened into my preset Perescope it would get 3 x G7Es. Course 105.
Came up JUST outside the Convoy's Starboard Side.

17.23. Open Tubes 1, 2, 4. Periscope Depth (From 20 Meters).
17.26. Merchant. 7 Degrees past perfect. Fire! New Depth 101 Meters
17.27. Impact! Destroyed! Impact! Impact! Full Ahead.
17.28. "We have been detected". New Course 059.
17.42. Last D.C. heard.
17.59. "Warship moving away. Medium Range.

Result: Little Merchant (2.335 GRT).
Followed via Hydrophone and short surface runs until the situation was futile.
Fog wouldn't lift. Shallows and Aircraft Operating Range were closing in fast.

D. 19.jul.40. AM47
06.00. Arrived On Station. Heavy Fog!
Remain On Station until d. 25.jul.40.
Send Status Report and head North.

D. 27.jul.40. AM19.
12.19. Radio Report. Convoy. AM17. East. 7 Knots.
Full Ahead for AM18.

16.22. Radio Report. Convoy. AM18. East. 7 Knots.

AM18

18.52. Dive for Sound Check. "No Sound Contacts". (I don't man the hydrophones).

19.05. "Sound Contact. Merchant. 003. Moving Slow. Closing. Long Range."

20.27. Firing Tubes 5, 6. (G7A x 2). Target is T2 Tanker. Course 088. 7 Knots.

20.28. Torpedo Impact! (The other missed). No sinkings. (Daylight Submerged)

D. 28.jul.40.
02.01. Damaged Tanker Spotted. Lots of smoke. Hi Convoy!

02.51. Fire Tubes 1, 2, 4, on T3 Tanker. Course 086. 7 Knots. Dive! (Surface Attack).

02.53. 2 Impacts. T3 Tanker (11.673 GRT) Sunk. (G7E x 3)

04.38. Surface & Persuit.

AM27

05.58. Flower Class Corvette sighted. (Rear Escort)

06.55. V & W Class Destroyer sighted by me. Periscope Depth.

07.25. Fire Tubes 1, 3, 4. (G7A x 3) at T2 Tanker. Fire Tube 2 (G7E) at C3 Cargo.
T2 Tanker (10.817 GRT) Sunk. Course 086. 7 Knots.

07.53. Pass directly under Warship (nose to nose) undetedted. (102 to 113 Meters).

10.15. Surface & Send Patrol Report. All 12 Torpedoes Expended.
(Type IX(A) External Stern Tubes not reloadable
No external reloads carried. Ever!)

D. 12.aug.40.
20.00. Docked at Wilhelmshaven.

Patrol Results: 3 Ships Sunk. 24.879 GRT. 100% Hull Integrity.
U37 to date: 5 Patrols. 132.653 GRT.

For me, this boat is doing great. Ekstra happy with boat & crew.

Jimbuna 02-19-10 03:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Snestorm (Post 1273714)
Time to change the boat number, ain't it, my fellow IXaholic friend?

My current favourite is U-124 http://www.psionguild.org/forums/ima...ies/pirate.gif

Snestorm 02-19-10 03:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jimbuna (Post 1273845)

Good choice.
"Patrols_0" U-124, no?

ReFaN 02-19-10 03:45 PM

attacking convoys near my favorite spot of Rockall.

1 torpedo, one ship. Been playing with manual targeting and magnetic torps a bit and i love it!

100 thousand tonnes from one patrol :)

Kptlt-Werner Clausen U-479 Out!

i reserve myself from impending messages that tells me of being more aggresive, doing so will result in a fine of 5000 Marks.

Jimbuna 02-19-10 04:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Snestorm (Post 1273863)
Good choice.
"Patrols_0" U-124, no?

Yes :yep:

KL-alfman 02-19-10 06:16 PM

U-110 (IXB)
Kaleu Artur Stein
01.06.1942

left Lorient on April 25th to assigned grid CA76.
long and uneventful patrol across the atlantic. wheather was bad at the U.S. east-coast, didn't expect that. a lot of small tankers and coastal freighters sighted, only few ASW and even fewer aircraft. sank in 10days 3large freighters and an ore-carrier. tried one-shot kills but had to finish two of them with a second eel (so 16eels left). headed then up the coast to the south-east of Nova Scotia, tried to search for convoys which usually gather there for their voyage to England.
and finally in BB8896 on the first of June I spot:
23 merchs (mostly large ones)
2 DDs (one Swan, one V&W) - no side-escorts!!! :D
and right in the middle for the first time in-game: a U.S. Brooklyn-class.
they are heading east and already got attacked by an AI-boat, because 2or3merchs already burn ....
it's 10:00a.m., I will shade the convoy till evening and then conduct attacks from AOB90 until I run out of torps.

http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/972/brooklyns.jpg

ryanglavin 02-19-10 11:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jimbuna (Post 1273931)
Yes :yep:

My personal favorite is my Pregnant sea cow, I love not being on dry land for 250 game days in a row :).

(I combine 2 patrols when I resupply at the Brake, just seems more realistic. What now Kentrat!?!)

ReFaN 02-20-10 09:42 AM

U-479 Positioni Grid AL27

Large convoy, Shadowing until nightfall


:woot:

Coyote88 02-20-10 01:36 PM

So I'm toiling off the coast of Scotland in game, while watching Olympics curling on tv in real life, and we get a contact that proves to be a J-class destroyer approaching us at a pretty good clip. We wheel about and I get only a few moments to judge the target speed - about 16-17 knots, I think - and I'll have to take the shot from about 2500 m. "Los!" and the eel is away, while I watch on the F6 screen. My torpedo seems to be running too slow to intercept the destroyer, while on the screen the skip has put too little weight into his stone and is screaming "Hard! Hard!" to his sweepers, and I'm screaming "Hard! Hard!" at the torpedo, which still runs too slow and we both miss our shots.

WolfyBrandon 02-20-10 03:51 PM

U-759 Report
 
U-759, currently in port at Brest for re-supply after 12th patrol.

Last patrol was long and tiresome but not unsuccessful. Orders were to patrol grid BE99 then head to the northern shipping lanes to look for allied targets. After finishing our patrol grid and moving north we commenced a decks awash surface attack against a reported convoy from BDU at night. Tube one hit the forward section of a C2 Cargo on the left outside lane of the convoy and shortly after, tube two hit the rear section of the same C2 Cargo, but target refused to sink. Tube three and four slipped past the first lane of ships and headed into the convoy. Tube four detonated in the center of the convoy against a C3 Tanker resulting in a critical hit making it explode into a giant fireball which was seen from our bridge. C3 Tanker documented as the first ship sunk that patrol. Tube three ran a bit longer and impacted a small merchant making it sink shortly after. We could see the lead destroyer turn in our direction with search lights scanning the surface so we dived before being spotted. After three DC runs that never came close, the warship broke off and returned to the convoy. The next morning we surfaced and headed north and days later we spent the 1st of the year (1942) in grid AK98 after seeing no other targets. Later we moved to get in position of another convoy in some rough water, but the convoy zigged and we were spotted by one of the outside frigates. After coming under attack we crash dived to evade DC’s. None came close even with the frigate trying to ping us since we managed to get far away from the last known position. The rest of the patrol was a lot of sailing and a lot of rough weather so we finally headed back to port for re-supply.

http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/1538/page111lk.jpghttp://img521.imageshack.us/img521/951/page222u.jpg

ryanglavin 02-20-10 11:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WolfyBrandon (Post 1274968)
U-759, currently in port at Brest for re-supply after 12th patrol.

Last patrol was long and tiresome but not unsuccessful. Orders were to patrol grid BE99 then head to the northern shipping lanes to look for allied targets. After finishing our patrol grid and moving north we commenced a decks awash surface attack against a reported convoy from BDU at night. Tube one hit the forward section of a C2 Cargo on the left outside lane of the convoy and shortly after, tube two hit the rear section of the same C2 Cargo, but target refused to sink. Tube three and four slipped past the first lane of ships and headed into the convoy. Tube four detonated in the center of the convoy against a C3 Tanker resulting in a critical hit making it explode into a giant fireball which was seen from our bridge. C3 Tanker documented as the first ship sunk that patrol. Tube three ran a bit longer and impacted a small merchant making it sink shortly after. We could see the lead destroyer turn in our direction with search lights scanning the surface so we dived before being spotted. After three DC runs that never came close, the warship broke off and returned to the convoy. The next morning we surfaced and headed north and days later we spent the 1st of the year (1942) in grid AK98 after seeing no other targets. Later we moved to get in position of another convoy in some rough water, but the convoy zigged and we were spotted by one of the outside frigates. After coming under attack we crash dived to evade DCs. None came close even with the frigate trying to ping us since we managed to get far away from the last known position. The rest of the patrol was a lot of sailing and a lot of rough weather so we finally headed back to port for re-supply.

http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/1538/page111lk.jpghttp://img521.imageshack.us/img521/951/page222u.jpg

How did you get the German flag on the rear of your tower? As in which mod? Cause thats pretty cool.

WolfyBrandon 02-21-10 12:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ryanglavin (Post 1275388)
How did you get the German flag on the rear of your tower? As in which mod? Cause thats pretty cool.

The wonderful ( DFa UpDnRot Flags [Final2] by Anvart )

;)
WolfyBrandon

BillCar 02-21-10 01:36 AM

I am happy to say that my save game files easily made the migration to my brand-new Macbook Pro with Windows 7 Professional on it. So I am still in the middle of patrol 9, still in BF13, and just sank a coastal freighter. The weather has been absolutely miserable (non-stop rain, wind, fog, 15 metre waves) for about two weeks now. Doesn't stop me from sinking ships in fact, it makes my job easier, since I can sidle right up to them in the dark and horrible visibility and pop them with a fast TI from 400m.

Already sank 20,000k +.

Also, the game looks a lot better now that I can install fancy mods that up the graphics!


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