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U-48-Kapitan
11-19-2005, 01:40 PM
For anyone who wants to participate in the invasion of Norway(Operation Hartmut...I think)it takes place in early April 1940. I took off March 27 to patrol grid AF59(I thought that was kinda wierd). I patrolled my grid, and when I was heading towards north England I got about 3 reports of friendly taskforces heading to Norway. After about 2 hours(game time)I got reports of a couple taskforces from England headed the same direction. I changed course to try to intercept the taskforces, but I couldn't go fast enough. After a few game hours some of the Norwegian ports turned blue. I kept getting taskforce reports(both allied and axis), but never was able to intercept any of them. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/cry.gif Just thought this was really cool. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Celeon999
11-19-2005, 01:54 PM
For anyone who wants to participate in the invasion of Norway(Operation Hartmut...I think


Hmm , I think it was Operation Weserübung.

panthercules
11-19-2005, 02:13 PM
Yeah - using RUB1.45 and SH3 Commander, I experienced the same thing on my last patrol that started in early April 1940 (couple of patrols ago) - I managed to actually be in the right place once and intercepted my first task force - sank my first light cruiser (Fiji class) and my first troop transport in a running battle (it was a mixed force of warships, troopships and merchants, so was only making 12 knots, which let me catch up to it three times over a two day period).

I really enjoyed the historically relevant activity, and was hoping it would happen again during the French campaign and Dunkirk evacuation, but I did not run into any apparent activity down by the coast on my next patrol in late May/early June http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

U-48-Kapitan
11-19-2005, 05:16 PM
Originally posted by Celeon999:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">For anyone who wants to participate in the invasion of Norway(Operation Hartmut...I think


Hmm , I think it was Operation Weserübung. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

In the game I got a radio message that said Operation Hartmut is underway.

Celeon999
11-20-2005, 04:38 AM
Yes thats correct.

Hartmut was the codename of the U-boot Waffe part in this operation.

Hartmut contained the mission orders for all u-boats that are in the vicinity of norway for the time when the operation should start.

Nobody knew when this would be and which u-boats would be in reach of norway at the time the operation would be ordered to start so every u-boat recieved an sealed envelope with Hartmut written on it.

The name of the complete operation (Kriegsmarine, Luftwaffe , Wehrmacht invasion forces) was Weserübung.

Weser is the name of a river , übung means practice. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

The name was special choosen to sound as harmless and unimportant as possible http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Kaleun1961
11-20-2005, 02:25 PM
That task force is scripted. I've encountered it at sea and at anchorage in a Norwegian fjord several times over several careers. I once met it at sea and sank two of the transports. On a few occasions I have attacked it as it sat at anchor. Beware if you go into the anchorage, as the waters are very shallow; you will have no possibility of going deep to evade. If the weather is rough you may scrape the bottom a few times. My greatest success with this task force was to sink two Tribal destroyers, the light cruiser and all three of the transports. Fun for a time, but since it is scripted and so predictable, the novelty wore off and I no longer go after it.

Skarphol
11-21-2005, 02:55 AM
Originally posted by Celeon999:
Weser is the name of a river , übung means practice. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

The name was special choosen to sound as harmless and unimportant as possible http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

It was a very good chosen name indeed, as most of the build-up of Wehrmach and Luftwaffe forces for the invasion of Denmark and Norway was in the area around the Weser river in nortwestern Germany. It looked quite natural with a large build-up of forces around the Weser for "Weserübung"

Skarphol