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klcarroll
08-15-2007, 02:40 PM
Yesterday I was assigned yet another mission in the vicinity of Equatorial Africa!!

While it was pretty "gutsy" of the BdU to order a TypeIID on a cruise of that length, ...they at least had the decency to station German tramp steamers at Vigo and The Canary Islands to refuel and re-supply us in route.

After an uneventful 24 hours of patrolling our grid square, we decided to go looking for trouble: ....And since Freetown was close at hand, ...a little bit of "Port Raiding" seemed to be in order!


Yup! ......That's us INSIDE the breakwaters! .........Talk about your "target rich environments"!!

http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q84/klcarroll/FREETOWNSONARPLOT.jpg



We take our first careful peek with the periscope, .....and what do we find???

http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q84/klcarroll/FREETOWNLINER.jpg



........But we can "fix" that!

http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q84/klcarroll/FREETOWNLINER2.jpg



.......Just like we "fixed" the Large Tanker we found!

http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q84/klcarroll/FREETOWNLGTANKER.jpg



......And across the harbor we found a Medium Tanker; .....which seemed like the perfect place for our last torpedo!

http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q84/klcarroll/FREETOWNMEDTANKER.jpg


We had visions of using the 20mm guns to shoot up some of the smaller vessels anchored outside the breakwaters (and away from the shore batteries), ....but we "discovered" that Tommy had rigged a Submarine Net to protect them...............

http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q84/klcarroll/FREETOWNSUBNET.jpg



Foiled in the attempt to get close enough for 20mm gunnery, ...we set sail for home; ....having sunk some 48,000 tons with only five torpedoes!

http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q84/klcarroll/FREETOWNHOMEWARDBOUND.jpg


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andy3536
08-15-2007, 02:44 PM
Very nice, but did you try and stop and gibralter for fuel http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

klcarroll
08-15-2007, 02:49 PM
Very nice, but did you try and stop and gibralter for fuel


Errr, ....No.

I'm not really partial to English Cooking or English prison camps! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

....Actually, there was a third German tramp steamer stationed at Cadiz: ......But I made it from Vigo to The Canary Islands without using him.

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VikingGrandad
08-15-2007, 03:01 PM
Wow! Good work klcarroll - a historic triumph for a Type IID!

Celeon999
08-16-2007, 11:55 AM
Nice attack http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

danurve
08-16-2007, 03:21 PM
Heck of a calm day in Freetown.
I always liked the II's, good boat http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Realjambo
08-17-2007, 05:30 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif Good work kl! Nice to see a IID stretching it's legs!

klcarroll
08-17-2007, 07:41 AM
Good work kl! Nice to see a IID stretching it's legs!

Yeah! ....and this was not the "Socko Modified Ruptured Duck"!!!

This patrol was actually done "straight up", with regular "realism factors" in place!

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gsc67
08-17-2007, 10:19 AM
Hey guys ! Nice job KL !! I'm going to guess that you have a MOD on there... may I ask which? I have WAC light, but it seems to add very little to my game. Of course because of my older computer I'm only running 768mg of ram, but my Vid card is really nice... I go into a port and maybe one, two ships at most... many times empty.

klcarroll
08-17-2007, 11:46 AM
I'm running GWX on top of plain old V1.4.

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gsc67
08-17-2007, 07:21 PM
I have the 1.4 patch... but what do you have for memory in your computer ? 2 gigs of RAM? I have an older Dell for my play games... and though I upgraded the Vid card and hard drive.... I cant put more than 1gig of RAM in it.

Liddabit
08-17-2007, 09:09 PM
That is so neat. Great work http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif! I love the interior of the Type 2 boats. Very homey http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif!

klcarroll
08-17-2007, 10:13 PM
gsc67;

I'm running on a Dell Inspiron 9300 laptop, and it "only" has 1 gig of memory!

The only problem I have had is that when I get into a really crowded harbor, or a REALLY big convoy, I am limited in how much Time Compression is practical. All that "Enemy AI" loads the machine down a bit. (If I ask for too much TC, the frame rate gets really "chunky")

Other than that, V1.4 + GWX runs very smoothly.


Liddabit: .....Thanks for the "Thumbs up"! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

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tuddley3
08-18-2007, 05:38 AM
@ klcarroll
You are hired !!! Nice work http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

gsc67
08-18-2007, 08:34 AM
Thanks ! I will give it a go !

Tuddley ! Where have you been hideing out at !