I had the opportunity of a lifetime last night. Nice weather and ran into a large convoy that was only escorted by a destroyer and an armed trawler. I had almost all my torpedoes, VIIB. I sunk the escorts first, then proceeded to sink four C2's, a T2 and a T3. At this stage I had no torpedoes left , since I had a couple of duds and I had also used some of my deck gun ammo.
I only managed to sink four other small/coastal merchants out of about a dozen before I ran out of ammo.
At the end of the patrol I had around 72,000 tons, which I know is fantastic, but this is the sort of scenario in which other people manage 100,000+!
Please, someone help! There are some that complain about how powerful the deck gun is and some that boast a dozen ships sunk with the deck gun alone. I only manage to sink a few ships with the deck gun before I run out of ammo...
Where should I be aiming?
What sort of ammo combination?
How many shots should I expect to fire?
How long should I wait after firing some shots? (I usually keep firing until I get the target destroyed report.)
Is the AA gun of any use against shipping? (I manage to blow up crates and the like, but not sure if it damages the ship?)
Any other tips?
Thanks! Happy hunting!