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J_Weaver
01-16-2006, 07:16 PM
Ok, I just recently upgraded to a IXB. My first patrol, was in the area west of Gibraltar, I was lucky enought to find a convoy and bag a troop transport along with a T2 and T3 tanker.

However, I'm now on my second patrol and have been assigned a grid near Freetown. So far, after a month at sea, I've sank a C2 and a few small and coastal merchants. Total so far is around 14,000 tons. My question is, is the action always this slow out of the North Atlantic? How about along the US coast? Are there any hunting grounds that are pretty good?
Thanks guys!

J_Weaver
01-16-2006, 07:16 PM
Ok, I just recently upgraded to a IXB. My first patrol, was in the area west of Gibraltar, I was lucky enought to find a convoy and bag a troop transport along with a T2 and T3 tanker.

However, I'm now on my second patrol and have been assigned a grid near Freetown. So far, after a month at sea, I've sank a C2 and a few small and coastal merchants. Total so far is around 14,000 tons. My question is, is the action always this slow out of the North Atlantic? How about along the US coast? Are there any hunting grounds that are pretty good?
Thanks guys!

blue_76
01-16-2006, 09:26 PM
what year is it? as the war progressed, allies used convoys more often and the frequency of lone merchants dropped.. thus the wolfpacks http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
usually AM51 and AM52 are good areas to catch a convoy.

paulhager
01-16-2006, 10:43 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by J_Weaver:
Ok, I just recently upgraded to a IXB. My first patrol, was in the area west of Gibraltar, I was lucky enought to find a convoy and bag a troop transport along with a T2 and T3 tanker.

However, I'm now on my second patrol and have been assigned a grid near Freetown. So far, after a month at sea, I've sank a C2 and a few small and coastal merchants. Total so far is around 14,000 tons. My question is, is the action always this slow out of the North Atlantic? How about along the US coast? Are there any hunting grounds that are pretty good?
Thanks guys! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

There are two good areas: SW of Ireland in the BE grid and WNW or Ireland in the AL grid.

I've also discovered that Murmansk convoys are worth attacking - see the various Murmansk accounts. You can call in air support when attacking those convoys.

maxpower2
01-16-2006, 11:44 PM
the us coast is good early 42. usually some good merchants running south from norfolk near the coast.

some tankers to be had in the carib and gulf as well.

never been around south africa. wonder if you could go up to the red sea or persian gulf and nail some t3?

i usually try and infiltrate the nearest port to my assigned grid. i find that more fun than hitting convoys.

J_Weaver
01-17-2006, 11:09 AM
Thanks guys. I've just about finished the patrol and am heading back to Lorient. The pickins' were pretty slim. The date is September 41, so maybe I just need to give it some time. Hopefully action will pick up as the war progresses. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

The area around Ireland is indeed great. However, with a type IX I doubt I'll get any pz's in that area.

paulhager
01-17-2006, 11:15 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by J_Weaver:
Thanks guys. I've just about finished the patrol and am heading back to Lorient. The pickins' were pretty slim. The date is September 41, so maybe I just need to give it some time. Hopefully action will pick up as the war progresses. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

The area around Ireland is indeed great. However, with a type IX I doubt I'll get any pz's in that area. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

With a Type IX, I'd recommend that you contrive to go to the Port of Spain area. Tankers - often in groups of two - sail from that port through a channel. If you position yourself so as to ambush, you'll get a lot of fat targets. You will have to contend with the occasional lone escort patroling around. This is made somewhat more problematic by the ambush area being in fairly shallow water. Still, you can probably get 80K without breaking a sweat. If you are a better shot than me, 100K should be a piece of cake.

J_Weaver
01-17-2006, 02:16 PM
Well, it looks like the U-105 is heading to South America tonight. Thanks!

WilhelmSchulz.
01-18-2006, 06:35 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by blue_76:
usually AM51 and AM52 are good areas to catch a convoy. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>BF13 is a very good grid. And for off Freetown ET19 or 18

J_Weaver
01-19-2006, 04:09 PM
Paul, you were right. There's just one problem. All of the tankers are neutral American! So far the only thing I've hit in the area was a couple of British Coastal Merchants. Its absolute torture watching those big T3's come and go. To make matters worse the date is November 14, 1941. America will be at war in just three weeks. I couldn't even get back to France in that time. What do I do!? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif