View Full Version : Question about BdU "Task Force Reports", I got one and l have a ???

04-10-2005, 12:28 PM
Got a Task force radio report from BdU on my first patrol just South of England.

Anyway it read something like, "Enemy task force sighting, Grid XX12, movement West 25kts".

So I looked at my Nav map and saw two red enemy ship icons in the grid moving West about 30+ Km away.

So I said, "I'm not travelling up there for that", I mean, come on, two ships?

Anyway, I was too busy playing "Tag your it", with a lone destroyer, Dang DuD torpedos!

Well several hours or a day later (can't remember exactly), to my shock and amazement, my sonarman starts getting jumpy reporting merchant ships all over the place (Drool)! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

It seems that my earlier observation was not the task force and I was too early in my prediction.

So I tried heading Northwest, at Flank speed, while watching the "Mother of all Task Forces" move away (at least 25+ ships).

That darn destroyer would not let me surface to give proper chase and I had to steam home with my tail between my legs. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif


So if I get another report of a task force from BdU is it gonna be where the task force presently is? Or where the task force is headed, so I can intercept it ahead of time??? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

04-10-2005, 12:56 PM
As far as I know, it's roughly the current location of the task force, so to intercept it you need to get in front of it.

04-10-2005, 12:57 PM
Report tells you, where the task force, or any other force, is at the moment.

04-10-2005, 01:28 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Dolinseks:
Report tells you, where the task force, or any other force, is at the moment. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

O.K. thanks guys! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

04-10-2005, 03:07 PM
As best I can figure, a "convoy" consists of any group of 3 or more ships, where merchants outnumber warships, and a "task force" is just the opposite, with warships outnumbering merchants. Someone posted on here that they saw a task force with about 3 merchants protected by 4 or 5 destroyers. I ran across one earlier today that had a Hunt III destroyer leading 2 Black Swan frigates. Of course, Saturday night I found one that consisted of a Hunt I, 3 J class destroyers, 2 C class destroyers, and a Nelson class battleship. The only way to find out is to go look. The game will call it a "small", or a "large", or no prefix at all depending on the total number of ships. Small is 3-6, large is 13+, and anything between 7-12 total ships is just a "task force".

04-10-2005, 03:10 PM
I have yet to receive a contact report from Bdu. All I see are single ship contact but no messages.

Mike http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif