View Full Version : Attacking Scapa Flow - How stupid am I???
03-17-2006, 01:22 PM
03-17-2006, 01:22 PM
hehe Lemme give you the lowdown before you vote!
It is my 10th patrol - I have just sunk 100k on my previous, got a promo to Lt. Commander and got a stack of medals. I get a patrol zone in the middle of the Irish sea. Swine at Bud or whatever!
I am going via Scotland and think - I aint been into scapa with my current career so I'm about due. BAD MISTAKE!!!
I went in through the West passage, and by hugging the cost down from the North. Keep on Silent running, slow speed and dive way-*** out and they never see you comming. Anywhy I find in the middle of the flow the following....
1x Revenge Battleship
2x Illustrious carriers
2x Fiji Cruisers
7x Auxilary Cruisers
Loads of Echo MTB's & Corvettes. I chose to ignore them. STUIPD!!! That'll come back to haunt me.
Anywho after checking out renown & ammo locations I decide to take out the carriers then the Revenge BB.
I sneak in and like up on the first carrier. 430m out I fire 2 fish at her aft magasinse. She spots my steam torps and tries to evade. I miss her mags & hit her engines instead. Dead in the water. I'll leave her for later I think & put my stern tube into the aft magasine of an AX cruiser. Boy does she go BOOM!!!
Anywho I keep on silent and line up on the next carrier. She knows she is in trouble cos as soon as I fire my fish she starts to move, but i anticpated this and also hit her engines.
I am now out of torps. I gotta reload I think. I know. I'll stop alongside that crippled carrier to do it. It'll make sure I can't be attacked and their salvage attempts will mask my noise.
I wasn't attacked, but after I come back from shopping I find that while my tubes are full I am being pinged by 5 corvettes & 2 destroyers, in 17m of water! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/351.gif
Crud I think.
I will sink a carrier and use the distraction to escape. All good & well but how do I get to this carrier???
I plot a course through the remainder of the fleet thinking that if I can avoid everything, well they can't depth charge me! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/mockface.gif
I therefore move off causiosly, get around this AX Cruiser I parked alongside and into clear water. I then get mobbed by those corvettes, echo MTB's and DD's I was ignoring. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/1072.gif
They sunk me with thir fast pass! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
Come ON!! HOW STUIPD WAS I???
I saved it just before I reloaded. I think I am going to go off to a nice seluced bit of coast and reload there!
If I can think those two carriers I'll have a good 70k or 80k before I get near my patrol grid!
U guys got any thoughts? lol
03-17-2006, 02:29 PM
Go for it! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif
03-17-2006, 05:24 PM
I can't believe how many juicy targets you got in Flow, load up with electrics and fire them all at once from a distance and then sneak away, is my advice. If you have no electrics, best wait till night then try, either way you can't pass up an opportunity like that.
03-18-2006, 11:32 AM
you are telling me?? I am going to sink those two carriers if it is the last thing I do - it probably will be lol!
let's see, go off 2 klicks, reload, wait till night,. sinkem & leave nive & quietly...... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/784.gif
03-21-2006, 10:49 AM
hehe I am sooo badly in trouble! I have 2 crippled carriers that I am desperate to finish off, but every time i close in for the kill I get trasied by Echo's, Flower Corvettes & Hunt I Destroyers lol.
I think I need help.......
**Calling all friendly ships in the vicinity, rich pickings in Scapa flow..... As listed previously...... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
04-09-2006, 05:35 AM
Just testing my new sig. Ok and also I am almost back out of the flow. I kinga gave up playing for a few weeks to floor my loft! lol.
04-09-2006, 08:06 PM
When you gotta do it, you've gotta do it. You're dead now, but when karma gives you a new life, come in from the east and sink a few....
04-10-2006, 08:35 AM
lol hueywolf123! I would, but I have not installed the Greywolf-s pack yet. It is ready to go, but being in the middle of a sucessful patrol (I am going for 100k again) I want to finish it before I install the pack. Then, well Portsmouth cos I will be based in Breast http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif hehehehehehehehehehehehehe am I evil or what???
04-11-2006, 08:02 PM
man....alls i ever get in Scapa lately are single fijis....
how am i supposed to get a 200k patrol with that?!?