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    I have been reading the forum on the subject of plotting interception courses, and I would like to thank all of you who given examples!
    After a lot of trial and error, I finally succeeded! I was patrolling off the coast of Borneo when the watch said there was a task force heading NNE. I plotted out there route, and laid in an intercept course.(I have done this before, but either I undershot the intercept course or I was initially off on laying out their course...amazing how a few miles can make a big difference!) I was within my 1k circle, sank to periscope depth,went silent and waited and waited. I was about to give up hope when the sonar man started telling me warships were closing fast. It was a friggin' armada....4carriers,2 escort carriers,and about a half dozen other warships plus 2 tankers. The night was perfect for hunting, stormy seas! The first destroyers passed by within at least 500 feet and did not even know I was there!
    To make a long story short, I sank 1 medium tanker,1 Akitsu escort carrier and 1 heavy cruiser! Unfortunately, I was way too excited to think about snapping any SS's of the kills as I was diving to about 300 feet to escape any retribution. I was on the edge of my seat the entire time!
    When the sonar man started telling me of torpedo impacts and units destroyed I was acting as if I had just scored the winning touchdown! (My wife came in to see what the fuss was all about and when I told her she just rolled her eyes and walked away!She just doesn't get it!HAHA!)
    It was a great first patrol.....will be going back out tonight!
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    I have been reading the forum on the subject of plotting interception courses, and I would like to thank all of you who given examples!
    After a lot of trial and error, I finally succeeded! I was patrolling off the coast of Borneo when the watch said there was a task force heading NNE. I plotted out there route, and laid in an intercept course.(I have done this before, but either I undershot the intercept course or I was initially off on laying out their course...amazing how a few miles can make a big difference!) I was within my 1k circle, sank to periscope depth,went silent and waited and waited. I was about to give up hope when the sonar man started telling me warships were closing fast. It was a friggin' armada....4carriers,2 escort carriers,and about a half dozen other warships plus 2 tankers. The night was perfect for hunting, stormy seas! The first destroyers passed by within at least 500 feet and did not even know I was there!
    To make a long story short, I sank 1 medium tanker,1 Akitsu escort carrier and 1 heavy cruiser! Unfortunately, I was way too excited to think about snapping any SS's of the kills as I was diving to about 300 feet to escape any retribution. I was on the edge of my seat the entire time!
    When the sonar man started telling me of torpedo impacts and units destroyed I was acting as if I had just scored the winning touchdown! (My wife came in to see what the fuss was all about and when I told her she just rolled her eyes and walked away!She just doesn't get it!HAHA!)
    It was a great first patrol.....will be going back out tonight!
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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Gonejohn:
    I have been reading the forum on the subject of plotting interception courses, and I would like to thank all of you who given examples!
    After a lot of trial and error, I finally succeeded! I was patrolling off the coast of Borneo when the watch said there was a task force heading NNE. I plotted out there route, and laid in an intercept course.(I have done this before, but either I undershot the intercept course or I was initially off on laying out their course...amazing how a few miles can make a big difference!) I was within my 1k circle, sank to periscope depth,went silent and waited and waited. I was about to give up hope when the sonar man started telling me warships were closing fast. It was a friggin' armada....4carriers,2 escort carriers,and about a half dozen other warships plus 2 tankers. The night was perfect for hunting, stormy seas! The first destroyers passed by within at least 500 feet and did not even know I was there!
    To make a long story short, I sank 1 medium tanker,1 Akitsu escort carrier and 1 heavy cruiser! Unfortunately, I was way too excited to think about snapping any SS's of the kills as I was diving to about 300 feet to escape any retribution. I was on the edge of my seat the entire time!
    When the sonar man started telling me of torpedo impacts and units destroyed I was acting as if I had just scored the winning touchdown! (My wife came in to see what the fuss was all about and when I told her she just rolled her eyes and walked away!She just doesn't get it!HAHA!)
    It was a great first patrol.....will be going back out tonight! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


    There will come a point when the wife will start to complain that you aren't spending enough time with her because of your stupid game. This is the time to remind her that in times of war we all have to make sacrifices.


    That being said I would then duck very quickly to dodge whatever she just through at you.



    Happy to hear you've joined in on the fun, just remember its get's addicting.
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    swamprat69er's Avatar Senior Member
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    The wife (Admiral) will never 'get it' until she plays the game herself.
    Happy hunting.
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    Good Job....Guess we should start a SH4 wifes club, a seperate forum here for them to complain..but as long as they have a place to yap, they'll soon be talking about shopping, Tambor's good looks, Wernher's brain and will leave us all alone.
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    Luckily, my wife is used to me and gaming....especially WW2 gaming! She just does not share my enthusiasm about sinking japanese shipping in the pacific! I guess that is just the old Navy sailor in me coming out!
    As we used to say...."Haze gray and underway! Where underway is the only way! Where every day is a holiday and every meal a banquet!"
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    Good going there Gonejohn FUN isn't.

    You know a wives only thread would be interesting, VERY interesting.

    Magic
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    My wife could be the ringleader.
    She refers to the History Channel as "The Hitler Channel"
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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Gonejohn:
    I have been reading the forum on the subject of plotting interception courses, and I would like to thank all of you who given examples!
    After a lot of trial and error, I finally succeeded! I was patrolling off the coast of Borneo when the watch said there was a task force heading NNE. I plotted out there route, and laid in an intercept course.(I have done this before, but either I undershot the intercept course or I was initially off on laying out their course...amazing how a few miles can make a big difference!) I was within my 1k circle, sank to periscope depth,went silent and waited and waited. I was about to give up hope when the sonar man started telling me warships were closing fast. It was a friggin' armada....4carriers,2 escort carriers,and about a half dozen other warships plus 2 tankers. The night was perfect for hunting, stormy seas! The first destroyers passed by within at least 500 feet and did not even know I was there!
    To make a long story short, I sank 1 medium tanker,1 Akitsu escort carrier and 1 heavy cruiser! Unfortunately, I was way too excited to think about snapping any SS's of the kills as I was diving to about 300 feet to escape any retribution. I was on the edge of my seat the entire time!
    When the sonar man started telling me of torpedo impacts and units destroyed I was acting as if I had just scored the winning touchdown! (My wife came in to see what the fuss was all about and when I told her she just rolled her eyes and walked away!She just doesn't get it!HAHA!)
    It was a great first patrol.....will be going back out tonight! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Great story, GJ. Experiences like that do literally put you on the edge of your seat!

    It reminds me of a similar situation when I spent nearly four hours of game time to perform an end-around and position myself in a convoy's path. There were heavy escorts, so I had to go deep as soon as I loose the torps. It was all manual targeting - with the TDC helping, of course. Only had time to target one cargo ship, and since I had external vision turned off, I never got to see the results. I only had the sonarman's word to confirm the hits. When the hits did come I cheered each one and pumped my fists in the air! Two hits, one dud, and a miss, with a two degree spread between each torp, at around 1200 yards.

    Spent the next two hours of game time sneaking away from the scene. Shook up a couple of times by near misses from DCs, but no damage. Sneaked away at 1/3, then later at 2/3, and 245 ft.

    It was great.
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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Gonejohn:
    I have been reading the forum on the subject of plotting interception courses, and I would like to thank all of you who given examples!
    After a lot of trial and error, I finally succeeded! I was patrolling off the coast of Borneo when the watch said there was a task force heading NNE. I plotted out there route, and laid in an intercept course.(I have done this before, but either I undershot the intercept course or I was initially off on laying out their course...amazing how a few miles can make a big difference!) I was within my 1k circle, sank to periscope depth,went silent and waited and waited. I was about to give up hope when the sonar man started telling me warships were closing fast. It was a friggin' armada....4carriers,2 escort carriers,and about a half dozen other warships plus 2 tankers. The night was perfect for hunting, stormy seas! The first destroyers passed by within at least 500 feet and did not even know I was there!
    To make a long story short, I sank 1 medium tanker,1 Akitsu escort carrier and 1 heavy cruiser! Unfortunately, I was way too excited to think about snapping any SS's of the kills as I was diving to about 300 feet to escape any retribution. I was on the edge of my seat the entire time!
    When the sonar man started telling me of torpedo impacts and units destroyed I was acting as if I had just scored the winning touchdown! (My wife came in to see what the fuss was all about and when I told her she just rolled her eyes and walked away!She just doesn't get it!HAHA!)
    It was a great first patrol.....will be going back out tonight! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>



    Quote:
    "I was on the edge of my seat the entire time."


    Don't you hate when that happens?
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