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MartiniMik
05-24-2010, 02:50 PM
I've tried this once before, (for about 3 hours real time at 128 TC), with negative results...will this sim spawn any targets if you're not moving?

I've gone 10 days real-time @ about 2-3 hours per play with nothing happening & will try it again.

Any comments would be appreciated. Anything from dunno...never tried...yes...no...whatever.

Thanks everyone! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

Mittelwaechter
05-24-2010, 03:38 PM
Yes it spawns units as long as their path is scripted over your stopped position.

Try it on a convoy route or close to Britain. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Or if you want wait for your escort.

MartiniMik
05-24-2010, 03:53 PM
Mittel...
Thanks for the quick reply...you've helped me many times. Laying low now just outside of Cork. I've gotten some contact reports which didn't bear out, but no contacts. Will keep trying!!! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

Mittelwaechter
05-24-2010, 06:18 PM
Cork?

Cork in Ireland?

Not sure if they scripted traffic over there mate.

You may want to open the campaign.mis files with the SH3 Editor and check your position.

AndyJWest
05-24-2010, 10:10 PM
Yes, with Ireland being neutral, I'd have thought this would be an unproductive spot. You could head north and find traffic bound for Liverpool, or outward from the same, or try to the south to pick up vessels taking a more southern route. Depending on the date, you will need to balance density of traffic against chances of being caught by Allied patrols (air or sea), but there is little point in hanging around where targets are unlikely.

MartiniMik
05-25-2010, 04:34 AM
I'm underway for the Liverpool area. Thanks for the suggestions! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Kaleun1961
05-25-2010, 07:16 AM
Watch your depths there. You don't want to get caught in 30 metres of water by an angry escort.

PhantomKira
05-25-2010, 09:58 AM
Should definitely be more productive. Any of the "confined" waterways between Ireland and the west coast of Britain have been good for me. Liverpool's a good choice.

MartiniMik
05-25-2010, 02:04 PM
Thank you all for your help. Am checking depth periodically & going in silent. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

AndyJWest
05-25-2010, 04:26 PM
I wouldn't get too close in, unless it is very early war. Things can get hostile pretty fast. In fact, you can stay a fair way out and still be close to all the obvious routes out of Liverpool:
http://i958.photobucket.com/albums/ae65/ajv00987k/SH3LiverpoolConvoys.jpg
Even as far west as the edge of the continental shelf, you should be able to pick up traffic on sonar.

MartiniMik
05-25-2010, 05:02 PM
If you look at the dotted pattern immediately south & east of Ireland - that's where I picked up a British merchant one day & the next. The seas seemed to dry up after that.

From what I've been told & your map it looks as though the northwest passage from Liverpool is promising but potentially deadly due to depth concerns. This is what I'm trying to negotiate very slowly & carefully. Ideas anyone?!?

Mittelwaechter
05-25-2010, 07:09 PM
Of course...

Shallow waters are no problem at all. I used to hunt off the British east coast in a VIIB. There is a small triangle grid between Hartlepool and Hull (iirc) - very close to the coastline - it's really shallow over there.
But there meet coastal convoys from the north and the south and you have plenty of choice what bucket to sink.

Alter your standard tactics and stay outside of the convoys. Shoot from 3000 meters or more. This way you avoid the detection by DDs. That's the essential stratagem in shallow waters - stay stealthy and undetected.

I used medium fast or even slow G7a only - depending on range to next warship. If it was close I prefered to fire slow eels to have more time to run before they get aware of an attack. The aiming point for slow eels is slightly different.

Make the shallow waters an advantage and observe the DDs trough your periscope. It's quite easy this way to show your six or your bow to the nearest warship seaching for you. Only short glimpses.

If they get you on their screen the only way is to sink them before they send you to Davy Jones' locker. It pays to prepare an eel or two to match the DDs keel.

propos showing the bow - have you ever switched to backwards after firing your torpedos? It's slow but effective - give it a try.

What timeframe are you in, Herr Kaleun?

AndyJWest
05-25-2010, 08:44 PM
Originally posted by MartiniMik:
If you look at the dotted pattern immediately south & east of Ireland - that's where I picked up a British merchant one day & the next. The seas seemed to dry up after that.

From what I've been told & your map it looks as though the northwest passage from Liverpool is promising but potentially deadly due to depth concerns. This is what I'm trying to negotiate very slowly & carefully. Ideas anyone?!?

The problem with hunting south of Ireland is that the possible routes are quite scattered - I'd not take the map as the last word anyway, I've found a fair bit of traffic on a more southerly course than this seems to indicate. In contrast, almost any cross-Atlantic trade into Liverpool or the Firth of Clyde is going to be confined to a relatively narrow area, by the geography. I'd probably be content to lurk here, in the early years of the war:
http://i958.photobucket.com/albums/ae65/ajv00987k/SH3LiverpoolConvoys2.jpg
The routes are beginning to spread out a little, but you have deep water, and lots of escape routes. Later in the war there will be too many destroyers, aircraft etc about, so you will have to do what the real U-Boats did, and hunt in the mid-Atlantic.

MartiniMik
05-26-2010, 02:26 PM
Kaleun Mittelwaechter,
I'm starting to feel a bit clastrophobic here in St. Georg's Kanal. It's October of 1940.

I will try to use the shallower water to my advantage & no...I've never tried simply reversing after firing, but will definitely give it a try. Thank you for your advice!

MartiniMik
05-26-2010, 02:29 PM
AndyJWest,

Yes, AM is a traditional hunting ground for me & I found it quite fruitful. I may see if I can do an end-around in how I reach it this time...if I can!

Thanks