View Full Version : Whats your favorite Hunting Ground in SHIII ?

10-17-2005, 11:25 PM
Everybody, -thought I'd start a thread about Favorite Hunting Seas... I Like Straight of Gibraltar and Mediteranean.

PPL post your favorite Grid Squares.

10-17-2005, 11:25 PM
Everybody, -thought I'd start a thread about Favorite Hunting Seas... I Like Straight of Gibraltar and Mediteranean.

PPL post your favorite Grid Squares.

10-17-2005, 11:32 PM
AM54 never lest me down. I always find a convoy http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

10-17-2005, 11:38 PM
i tend to hunt around the south side of ireland and to the west side of it. Grids BF , BE , and AM. i have murdered alot of stuff in these areas and i find this neat as seems they were also the old hunting grounds for Otto Kretschmer.
but i do venture up to the north end of ireland too, task forces are usually found passing through everynow and then up there.

10-17-2005, 11:41 PM

Generally for €˜favored hunting ground€ I love stalking the Irish channel, but €" apart from that, the sector covered by grids BF12, 13, 21, 15 and 16.

Not surprisingly, I suppose €" as I just recently put over 100,000 GRT at the bottom of those grids in a period of just seven days. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

~ C.


10-18-2005, 01:26 AM
I like the East side of the BE sector, usually in the top of the middle sector. I can't remember the grids numbers but, I usually find several convoys going through there. BTW I run the Improved Convoys mod.

10-18-2005, 06:37 AM
I've only been on two patrols so far. Each of these have been assigned to BF. Each time I've plotted a course to take me around Scarpa Flow and down the west of Ireland and then back through the English Channel. Travelling from Keil however, I found that I'll have used all my torpedos by the time I get near Scarpa! Do you guys just ignore alot of the target that are preseneted to you on route to BF or go a different way?

10-18-2005, 08:53 AM
Well AM54 haven´t let me down ever since i got there first time at 1941 in my patroll. But all grids near england are equally good as well.

10-18-2005, 10:08 AM
The really shallow ones as they give you a massive challenge. The ones just off the east coast of england are a challenge to even find a lot of ships to sink. The ones near Liverpool are also crazy in the shallows and my favourite of all is the suicide patrol, when caring uncle donitz sends you to your death in the English channel http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

I prefer the challenge to sinking hundreds of thousands of tons.

10-18-2005, 11:37 AM
For me its the Northwest Approaches area, where the convoys have to funnel through to get into England. I always manage to get a convoy or two in that area. I prefer to hunt further to the west and attack in the afternoon or early evening. This gives me enough time to evade, reload and chase the convoy as it moves east. I've had battles where I'm hitting the convoy over two or three nights. Heady stuff!

10-18-2005, 12:05 PM
outside the Med; C2/3, small convoyes, the ocasional T2/3, and the best part no roving destroyers unless you get carless and to close the gebralter.

10-18-2005, 01:11 PM
Grid BF13(S. entrance to Irish Sea) or the N. entrance to the Irish Sea.

10-18-2005, 01:29 PM
Grid ED has loads of tankers, but you need a big boat to get there. AM 53 for some nice convoys. And the lovely british harbors. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

10-18-2005, 03:52 PM
IRONxMortlock, I am running out of Keil in 1939 right now and I only ignore fishing boats, tugboats, trawlers and small coastal vessels, unless the weather is calm and I haven't sunk anything yet, then I use my deck gun on them. I also tend to stay in the deeper water and out of the channel so I go up around Scapa both going and coming back to Keil.

10-18-2005, 04:46 PM
I agree. Everybody needs some kalories. There is an existensial limit for a uboat captain. If you don't open up big and eat enough you will be degraded to a P.O. So trawlers, flies, thugboats, worms, fishing boats will be ok if you are a hungry wolf!

10-18-2005, 05:34 PM
A tugboat is a nice, healthy snack, full of vitamins and fibre for the diet. I digested an armed tugboat on my last patrol. He caused me some hull damage, which gave me indigestion. If you are lucky enough to stumble upon one while in a Type II, don't waste a torpedo. They will sink after a few clips of 20mm AA fire.

10-18-2005, 05:44 PM
Try the strait between Lock Ewe and Stornoway. A lot of single ships move through there. They aren't all coastals either. I've sunk several large cargo vessels, C2's and C3's there as well. Although patrolled by armed trawlers, surprisingly there are few air patrols through there, at least in 39-40. For the harbour raiders, Lock Ewe is nearby.

I like to use SH3 Commander to assign myself custom patrol zones. AM38 is next on my list for Kaleun Winter in his Type II.

10-18-2005, 05:49 PM
I like west of france, in the BF1-BF4-BF7 area, down through CG as well. One patrol in this area I ran into C3s and Tankers exclusively.

10-18-2005, 07:48 PM
OK, I'll give it up:

I like to patrol a "box" of 4 grids, centred on the intersection of BE 39 & 63, BF 17 & 41.

It is a point of confluence and a consolidation of various routes.

In this vicinity you will find south west-bound smaller convoys, north-bound convoys from the Med, fast single tankers from the Carribean, east-west unescorted fast liners & single merchants north-south and east-west bound. There is patrolling single escorts, and later on the odd task force/hunter killer groups (which I quite like).

It's like a hamburger with the lot!

Plot tracks of all contacts, engaged or not, to establish the shipping lanes and park at the best intersection points.

Don't fire all your torps straight off, pick the best targets. Be patient.

Good Hunting!!!

10-18-2005, 08:19 PM
well for convoys.....

AL and AM early war is the richest for convoys

Then BE for the late war.

Bottom right of CG (Gibraltar straits) never fails to dissapoint either.

Task forces, the only 5 ive ever found, were
as follows

Three of them i found in the med, I think if you want BB and carrier task forces you could do worst than join the 29th flotilla.

out side of that....

North of Lock Ewe + west of scapa flow (where those cordinates meet) Ive heard many others talk about this point as taskforce gold mine.

And in BF - coming out of the British channel??

10-18-2005, 08:20 PM
AM38 just paid off for me. With my Type II, I bagged a small merchant and two large cargoes for total tonnage of 17,559. Not bad for a single patrol in a duck.

10-18-2005, 08:52 PM
The Port of Lorient! Love those French women!

Actually BF, western approaches, south of Ireland...always plentiful!

10-19-2005, 12:46 AM
All the usual best are mentioned. For the less-usual: I found my TF of TFs (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/857101043/m/9481003653/r/9481003653#9481003653) in AN15, 100kms west of Scapa. The border of BB and CC (less aircraft in CC), catches plenty convoys and singles setting out from New York and Halifax, good if you're in a type IX. Encountered all 4 Bogue Hunter-Killer TFs in AM34.

Can't help with passenger liners, haven't seen one yet.

10-20-2005, 08:31 PM
You can't go wrong with AM17 and AM19!

Just run a search pattern and you'll come up with a convoy every 2-6 days.

BEWARE: the depth is shallow, so all of you deep runners be wary of the depth to keel!

10-20-2005, 08:37 PM
Ah.....To smell the sea again...To feel the ocean spray. It has been awhile and I see new faces. New skippers sailing the waters.
The best hunting grounds are always the ones without the bumblebees....lol

10-21-2005, 03:45 AM
I gotta go for BE 36/39 or early in the war, the entrance to the Channel east of the Dover-Calais passage. AM 52 ain't half bad either!