I have a situation that has arisen more than a few times before and wondered what both 'real' sub commanders and yourselfs would do.
I have stumbled among an enemy fleet comprising of a number of heavy crusiers and small passenger ships.
The convoy is formed up in two parallel lines with the Heavy crusiers at the front and back of the lines,the passenger ships in the middle of the lines,and the flanks held by a couple of destroyers.
The two lines are only about 800m apart.
This would'nt be a problem,except im 1500m behind the tail of the right line!!.
Its a moonlit night and i have about 4-5hrs left before it get light,i can happily sit at this distance behind them without being spotted.
As i see it i have three options as follows:
1.Call of the attack as im badly placed.
2.Go to flank speed and try and do a huge semi-circle around the convoy to get a good position...all before it get light.
3.Shoot all my fish up the exust pipes of the enemy ships to disable them,then dive and return later to finish off.
I'd be interested to know from those who research what a real commander would probably do.