Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 15

Thread: Anyone finished a career | Forums

  1. #1
    A total career, start of war until the end and not died once?

    Unrealistic, takes about 30-40 patrols depending on your style, but nonetheless my goal. I've been so close.

    So I will seriously try this next career.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  2. #2
    Well MWolfe, the closest I've come is july '45.

    Right now, I'm on patrol 21 in september '44. I was doing really good until my previous patrol, which I got back to base with all my torp tubes wrecked. The Formosa Strait is really fun, but deadly!!! Found all the huge convoys you've previously posted about. Can't imagine takin' 'em on with elite crews. Can't get around without havin' to attack in shallow water, and those damn escorts seem quite intuitive. I really have modified my aggressiveness this time, in this career. Hope to make it to the end.

    BTW I'm runnin' TMO w/RSRD at the highest difficulty, save for external cam.

    "Humble, that's me...Mr. modesty. When it comes to humility, I'm the greatest!"-Bullwinkle J. Moose
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  3. #3
    Senior Member ElAurens's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Posts
    5,218
    Several times, not a big deal.


    Personally speaking, the P-40 could contend on an equal footing with all the types of Messerschmitts, almost to the end of 1943.
    Nikolay Gerasimovitch Golodnikov
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    New Jersey
    Posts
    3,830
    I've finished several. Two in stock (maybe three) and two in RFB. Currently working on finishing TMO, just past the war's midway point, early 44.
    He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end.
    -Ecclesiastes 3:11 (NIV84)
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  5. #5
    I went back and toned the escorts back down. Elite is too much in shallow water.

    Formosa is fun late war with all the Type AB escorts in shallow water, but a good way to die.
    Just be careful in the deep water in the middle, heavily mined.

    This time I'm looking in areas I don't normally patrol. Went looking around Cam Rayh..spl, but never been there at the start, although seen the flash messages about warships. I ran into a Kongo TF and sank 1, then a large invasion group about 200nms SE, then got the flash for the IJN TF. I only had 4 torps and only got one hit on a BB.

    Funny, I refitted and went to Brunei Bay and got a large convoy. First time I've seen a group of about 16 fishing boats escorted by 4 subchasers.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    New Jersey
    Posts
    3,830
    Originally posted by MWolfe1963:

    Funny, I refitted and went to Brunei Bay and got a large convoy. First time I've seen a group of about 16 fishing boats escorted by 4 subchasers.
    Wow, I've never seen that many, and never escorted. I have seen as many as 6 or 8 in a box formation, or in a row. Escorted fishing boats huh?
    I suppose, if it was late in the war when food is scarce, Sushi was probably worth it's weight in gold by then.
    He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end.
    -Ecclesiastes 3:11 (NIV84)
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  7. #7
    Well, what a crock. I was looking for the invasion force near Merak and decided to peek inside the Sundra and got a large contact of many ships. It was storming, so I figured I would move in on the surface and go at it. Sonar stated closet warship moving away.

    Out of the blue..ship sighting, went to the bridge and oh boy. He was coming full blast. Knocked the sub over for a flip that it put me below decks. First time ever killed by nothing but ramming, but both were going full speed..

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  8. #8
    Senior Member cgkstealth's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Ohio, USA
    Posts
    652
    Haha that would be a first for me. I've rammed ships (fishing boats when totally out of ammo) but never been rammed.

    Looks like the crew on the gun turret knows whats goin' on too.
    Linky: My Gaming Rig
    XFire Profile: cgkstealth
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  9. #9
    Originally posted by MWolfe1963:
    A total career, start of war until the end and not died once?

    Unrealistic, takes about 30-40 patrols depending on your style, but nonetheless my goal. I've been so close.

    So I will seriously try this next career.
    With the German. Does that count?

    As I've said before, I like to terminate a career not too long after making captain. Ideally, I like to make captain after patrol 6 and then play 2 or 3 more patrols.

    I've been pretty consistent with that.

    I did retain the in-port save for the Burt Lancaster career at the conclusion of Patrol 8. So, I could resurrect the career and continue on. Probably won't though. I just started a career in which I deliberately shut off the external camera. If I have it, I can't seem to avoid taking screen shots, and then I want to write up accounts of interesting patrols. That eats up a lot of time.
    The most formidable weapon against errors of every kind is reason. -- Thomas Paine
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  10. #10
    Senior Member denis4510's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Caboolture, Queensland, Australia
    Posts
    1,135
    Just finished second one - must say was different from first time through - must be TMO 2.0 and RSRD where I used TMO wTw last time.

    Never got to Fremantle or Brisbane this time.

    However on last patrol in early August got that 4 ship fleet with the Yamamoto 63,000 ton Battleship. Shows up around 3110N by 12840E. 1st time was 4/7/45 - this is the fleet that disappears into thin air. Actually had plenty of torps this time and got it in one go.

    <span class="ev_code_RED">EDIT: Must emphasise I did not finish without a few sinkings and I also play on easy so no great achievement but I enjoy it - don't know what I'll do now but at least the war is over.</span>

    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    The aggressive insistence on the worth and unique importance of the common man seems to me to be one of the fundamental Australian characteristics - Hartley Grattan Experience is the art of not making the same mistake too many times.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •