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Night_Crawler
05-22-2005, 10:57 AM

Night_Crawler
05-22-2005, 10:57 AM

The Avon Lady
05-22-2005, 11:02 AM
The answer is it depends.

I had one convoy where only a single detsroyer was guarding it. I took it out and took my time to maximize on tonnage after that.

But with multiple escorts, I would consider playing cat and mouse with them, striking only heavy convoy tonnage during the chases.

archer49d
05-22-2005, 11:13 AM
I have a IXB right now (first time ever in my 6 careers and I'm loving this boat), anyway the answer is that it does depend. Say I'm in heavy seas, I'll usually play cat and mouse. But I add a twist to it in any condition. If I'm outnumbered heavily by escorts I'll typically sneak into the convoy, then go after the tankers to light things up. This gets the attention of the escort vessels, as I reposition for another shot I like to line up my stern tubes in a way that fires a torpedo in the general direction of a escort headed at me through the convoy. The true destination of this torpedo is a C3 or T3 next to the destroyer, and it's running at 10M on magnetic, but the escort thinks that the torp is headed at it, and in turn it starts swerving violently through the convoy, usually crashing into a coatal merchant.