View Full Version : Battle of Midway June 1942 Participation
01-22-2010, 10:15 PM
Please can anyone tell me how I could participate in the Battle of Midway? I have been patrolling the area around Midway since the 1 June 1942, but I saw no single enemy ship, only aircraft flying back and forth. So where is the battle I am missing?
I play the stock version 1.5, using a Gato class submarine based at Pearl Harbor.
01-22-2010, 11:07 PM
Go NNW of the island about 220 miles. If I remember right they come from the North heading slightly SSE.
If you play your cards right you can get them going home as well and straightly enough there are still CVs in the TF.
Good luck and good hunting.
01-22-2010, 11:34 PM
I use TMO and RSRD..which scripts things better, but I'll look for a screenshot later with coord..
Just pay attention to your PC lag. If you notice any slowdown, that means a contact is near, even though your crew won't pick it up yet. Take a long time to explain, but you can hear on sonar before your early level crew can.
The PC lag gives you a clue they're in the contact zone, so if you sense that, do sonar sweeps yourself and you may pick them up, get a bearing and you can head that way.
They may pass you, but they also come back. Sometimes it's just hard to catch, so good luck.
I think even in stock the ships are spread way out.
01-23-2010, 07:24 AM
Thanks for the tip, will try to do that. I wish the game somehow told you what to do if you wish to participate in a historic battle, or like give specific missions relating to a major battle. To MWolfe1963, I have noticed the lag that indicates a large group of ships is near, it also happenes in SH3, though I feel it's a bit of a cheat since it's a game exploit. But thanks, I might use that for Midway.
01-23-2010, 08:48 AM
It's one of those things, use it or not, it's there and you know it means ships near.
The simple reason is that lag area is the contact zone of your best equipment and crew.
Basically the game has one zone that reaches to the furthest limits of your best equipment and crew, but early war equipment is poorer and crew not as good, so they themselves cannot hear it. As you get better sonar,radar and crew the lag will be less as they pick it up better. Later war with good stuff, you'll hardly get lag time, because they pick it up right away.
You're just able to hear the sonar to the furthest limit yourself, because you have no programming...so consider yourself a master sonarman and take advantage off it. If you ignore it, you'll miss a bunch of targets.
01-23-2010, 12:26 PM
on one patrol I was able to intercpt the IJN fleet, I did so on the night of June 3rd. Sunk 2 IJN Carriers and a CA. But the midway attack still happened. Go figure. Somewhere on the community are some Screen shots and a patrol report of it
01-23-2010, 04:15 PM
Just remember, take SS's of it with your log open so you'll have the date and coords for later....
01-23-2010, 04:21 PM
Good point MWolfe1963, I have' nt been past 1942 in career mode to see the best technological equipement yet.
I still have no luck with Midway, I have circled NNW areas of Midway from 1st to 6 June 1942 and saw no enemy ships, nor any friendly ones. The only unusual thing was lots of Japanese aircraft flying around until 4th of June. Can anyone who has done it please say which grid was it where you encountered the IJN fleet?
Anyway will I miss a lot if just leave it? Will it be any difference than intercepting a task force?
01-23-2010, 06:10 PM
We have a thread over at subsim showing convoys and TF, so you know where to find them, but most of it's RSRD mod which corrects all the convoy and works the battles to be historically correct.
I'll see if I can find a shot and send the link, least help you finding other battles.
Took me forever to find the battle of the coral sea.
You can try search on Midway and get the exact coords and date and maybe get lucky.
01-23-2010, 06:22 PM
This thread may help with stock.
01-23-2010, 06:28 PM
It happens when you get old, the memory is the first to go. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
I sent you on a bum mission. I was a little short. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/sadeyes.gif
Try 380 miles NW of Midway. Night of June 3rd. 23:00 hours. About 178° E 32°50' North.
If what I wrote down is right you should find them there.
They pass very close to there on the 6th. a little farther West. About 5°
But you didn't hear that from me. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/halo.gif
01-23-2010, 07:53 PM
Thanks Magic and MWolfe for the help.
Thanks again to Magic452! I tried those coordinates you gave me and I did detected 5 or 6 enemy ships on the 6 of June, they seemed like they were in retreat after the battle. I did not make any visual contact with any of them except a lone destroyer, when I tried to get to those who sounded like capital ships, my game went to CTD when I put the time compression up to 128, http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif, weird I have never had a game crash in or CTD with SH4 before, in fact a lot of the time I have time compression on 2560 and never had a problem, though putting it up to over 5000 makes all enemy ships and convoys dissapear and you never find a target to sink ever again. The Japanese fleet seemed to be well spread out though, not like a typical task force you normally get where they all move close together.
01-23-2010, 09:56 PM
A CTD is the price you pay for using someone else's coordinates. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif
When I came across them on the way home on the 6th. they were packed together like Sardines.
Almost impossible to get a clear shot at the CVs.