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gadflyjs
02-20-2007, 07:07 PM
It was 1944, outside Bergen. We had received report of a friendly convoy up north heading south towards our motherland, Germany. Half hour later, we had a report of an enemy task force was closing, but we never thought that a sea battle was coming...

As we set sailed towards the task force to check it out, we found that it was heading to the friendly convoy! The task force was made up of 5 various DDs, and the convoy only had two DDs as escorts. Things looked grim to our supply line...

http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k25/gadflyjs/Seabattle_0_encounter.jpg

8 Merchants and only 2 DDs
http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k25/gadflyjs/Seabattle1_friendlyconvoy.jpg

5 enemy DDs
http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k25/gadflyjs/Seabattle_2_enemytaskforce-1.jpg


One of our DD sank at the very begining, everybody had to fight for their lifes.
http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k25/gadflyjs/Seabattle_3_everybodyhadtofightfort.jpg

http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k25/gadflyjs/Seabattle_4_farviewofthebattlefield.jpg

Fortunately, most of the merchants (7 out of 8) had installed their deck gun, there still a lifeline...
http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k25/gadflyjs/Seabattle_5_IgotitIgotit.jpg

Now, all 2 escorts sank, maybe the DDs were too confident about their power, their thought the massacre could be started. But actually, things were not going very well...
http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k25/gadflyjs/Seabattle_6_notgoingverywell.jpg

The task force were now down to 3 DDs.
http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k25/gadflyjs/Seabattle_7_notgoingverywell2.jpg

The reminded 3 DDs closed in.
http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k25/gadflyjs/Seabattle_8_closein.jpg

http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k25/gadflyjs/Seabattle_9_closein2.jpg


But the convoy fought back, and fought back hard, real hard.
http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k25/gadflyjs/Seabattle_10_closein3.jpg

Surprisingly, the convoy fought very well, it may due to the stupid tactics of the task force. Although under the attack of the task force, the convoy reduced to only one small merchant but the task force now only had one DD left now!
http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k25/gadflyjs/Seabattle_11_thelastsession.jpg

It was one to one dual now!
http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k25/gadflyjs/Seabattle_12_oneononeduel.jpg

http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k25/gadflyjs/Seabattle_13_oneononeduel2.jpg

Too close to aviod the deckgun of the merchant, the ending of the battle was so dramatic.
http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k25/gadflyjs/Seabattle_14_itisover.jpg

The survivor of the battle, but it might not able to get back home in this condition.
http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k25/gadflyjs/Seabattle_15_thesurvivor.jpg

http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k25/gadflyjs/Seabattle_16_result.jpg

http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k25/gadflyjs/Seabattle_17_outsideBergen.jpg

Foehammer-1
02-20-2007, 07:32 PM
WOW http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif I've never seen anything like that. I am, howevrr, running just the stock version with Commander... Very good screens. By the way, did you try to torpedo the DD's by any chance?

gadflyjs
02-21-2007, 01:00 AM
you can see that from the first and the second last screen shots that my u-boat only travel a very short distance and battle was over. The whole event only last for half hour, not more than one hour in game time.
I had asked my crew whether we should want there and help, but they all told me that it would be too late, and the DDs kept changing their course in the battlefield, it was too difficult to get a good shoot. We only able to rescue some poor seamen. And for the crew of enemy DDs, they all dead. (Maybe my crew did not want to rescue them and just told me they couldn't find any of them)

Jose.MaC
02-21-2007, 12:53 PM
Yes, 10 km to the closer ship. Way too far, but it would allow you to try a fast run on surface.

Karl_Donitz_Jr
02-21-2007, 01:01 PM
Kewl. Always fun to watch those! I saw one which was me & my "escort" (Tyle 36A destroyer) take on 2 squadrens of hurricanes. The destroyer firing was impressive I admit!

Kaleun1961
02-21-2007, 01:18 PM
This game never fails to impress me. All the patrols I've done and I've never seen anything like this. It's nice to know there's always a surprise lurking around the next corner.