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general_kalle
04-10-2006, 03:55 PM

general_kalle
04-10-2006, 03:55 PM
what do u do when u have left the port

im not playing so much so im still on my first carear so when i bought the game i decided to listne to the BDU but i found out that i was more clever than them so now i just sail where ever i want to go myself
is it a great loss in renown?
if ur assaigned area is a complete empty zone?

BueJack
04-10-2006, 04:14 PM
I'm also on my first career.. it's lasted 3 years so far.
My routes to/from St Nazzaire, pass the minefields, south to north coast of Spain, then a long curved route, avoiding air patrols, to patrol grid (24hrs or longer).

After that off to common intercept point of most convoy routes.... switch off engines, submerge to 20m... and WAIT!! (monitoring BDU convoy reports). Surface every 12 hours or so, go around in circles to recharge, engines off and do it all again.

I sometimes sit for 3-5 days, but when it comes, I let rip. I hit a convoy once only (nab any damaged ships later), get out and wait again for the next. An occasional single merchant arrives, but this is my routine.

HeibgesU999
04-10-2006, 04:24 PM
I go to the convoy grid. Unless faced with bad weather, will spend whole patrol in that grid or surrounding grids.

I stay on the surface excect for soundchecks just before dawn and dusk. In heavy fog I stay submerged at all times.

BueJack
04-10-2006, 04:41 PM
I've been doing a bit of thinking.. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-mad.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif wrt to this topic (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/857101043/m/1441084034/p/2). I've inadvertantly copied the same tactics of the Boers in the Boer war...
Waiting in ambush, hitting and then running like hell. And it's working great and the poor British are at the other end, ..again! (As Kaleun Freddie's knocks his head)

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Kaleun1961
04-10-2006, 05:10 PM
That sort of tactic [hit and run] also translates well to aerial combat. Many of the most successful fighter pilots, from the era of Richtofen, up to and beyond WW2 knew this axiom. Hit hard and fast and then get out of the area. The longer you stayed, the more likely it was that you would get involved in a dogfight, which increased the chances of reinforcements for the other guy to arrive.

vietvet1950
04-10-2006, 08:35 PM
I'm sure I will get banned from this forum for admitting this, but I often return to port after sinking one or two ships regardless of how many fish and how much fuel I have left unless I'm onto or tracking a big fat convoy.
Reason, in real life many U-boats never got a kill at all, so I figure two or three ships isn't a bad patrol's worth of work.

Josef_Reiter
04-10-2006, 11:39 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by vietvet1950:
I'm sure I will get banned from this forum for admitting this, but I often return to port after sinking one or two ships regardless of how many fish and how much fuel I have left unless I'm onto or tracking a big fat convoy.
Reason, in real life many U-boats never got a kill at all, so I figure two or three ships isn't a bad patrol's worth of work. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Well I'll probably get banned for this as well, but : Are you high???? I mean its a game for gods sake, have some fun with it http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Kaleun1961
04-11-2006, 05:38 AM
Most of my patrols end when I am low on fuel. Usually I try to save one or two torpedoes for the return trip. I like to have something left for a target of opportunity or as a last resort if I am trapped by an ASW hunter.

The_Silent_O
04-11-2006, 05:54 AM
I go to my grid first. I usually plot a path around the aircraft rings on the map (depending on the year). But I pay close attention when I'm crossing convoy and shipping paths. Also if a convoy is within 200km I go into the chase.

I don't come back with much.

I do adjust my torps in this manner before I leave port...

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Airs
exotics (looping and homing)

lecek
04-11-2006, 11:13 AM
I go to the patrol and wait.

Usually I just sit in the middle of the square engines off.

After that I go to the hunting grounds. I don't have a favorite square as I know the routs in the north atlantic all the way across. Well more or less.

So for example if my patrol grid is AJ51 which is what it is for my right now. (I think, it is near there anyway, might be 61)

I will sit 24 and then move south west towards the Halifax-Liverpool line. In that area it is very close to where it is drawn on the map.

I usually wait on the surface at 1024 compression. Even in rain. Many ppl are scared of that, but my clock stutters on my machine (AMD 2400+) when someone enters within 35km's so I go to PD and listen manually for them.

If the soundcontact is a warship (I can tell the difference most of the time.) I stay down for a while.

rls669
04-11-2006, 11:24 AM
I use SH3 Commander to change my patrol grid to somewhere I want to go http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif I'm using a Type IX so I don't want to spend an hour of my life watching a dot move across the Atlantic.

Until the escorts get really good later in the war I wait to one side of the convoy's course, nail either the leading or side escort on the way in, go through the convoy picking off targets of opportunity then try to get another escort before I duck & cover. When they give up I sprint ahead on the surface and repeat. When all the escorts are gone I can surface and have some deck gun fun as long as there aren't too many Liberties and troopships.