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stollcm
02-16-2006, 05:07 PM
I was just west of "The Rock" today and came across a convoy heading due west of 11 merchant ships and it had 7 escorts! The date was around Nov 41. I have only been playing since a couple of months ago, but this was the most heavily escorted convoy I had come up against before. I am usually hitting convoys with 3 maybe 4 escorts on them, but 7?! In those 11 merchants it did have 2 tankers and 2 troopers, is that maybe why? I would have figured that kind of an escort in maybe 43, 44 or so, but now?

This is my first discussion post on here...gotta say I love the game!!! I had played the original SH back in the day and loved it...this just adds to the fun!

stollcm
02-16-2006, 05:07 PM
I was just west of "The Rock" today and came across a convoy heading due west of 11 merchant ships and it had 7 escorts! The date was around Nov 41. I have only been playing since a couple of months ago, but this was the most heavily escorted convoy I had come up against before. I am usually hitting convoys with 3 maybe 4 escorts on them, but 7?! In those 11 merchants it did have 2 tankers and 2 troopers, is that maybe why? I would have figured that kind of an escort in maybe 43, 44 or so, but now?

This is my first discussion post on here...gotta say I love the game!!! I had played the original SH back in the day and loved it...this just adds to the fun!

Foehammer-1
02-16-2006, 08:04 PM
Might that be a convoy bound for Murmansk? According to paulhager, those are quite well defended. Can;t say anything from my experience, i haven't been in those waters yet

Robards
02-17-2006, 05:06 AM
I will bet it was those transports that merited the extra protection.

Did you sink the transports? They probably deserved it since they were running from the action (heading West out of the rock).

Sergeant_Uhanov
02-17-2006, 08:55 AM
what is "The Rock"? Gibraltar?

Jose.MaC
02-17-2006, 09:52 AM
Exactly! so is quite unlikely that those ships will sail to Murmansk!

stollcm
02-17-2006, 11:03 AM
Your darn right I got'em....both troopers and both tankers...the rest were small and coastal merchants and didn't feel like they were worth the torpedoes and time to get back into the convoy. Shoot at this point there were as many escorts as merchants left! lol