PDA

View Full Version : Learn Brit escort tactics from an animation



lewishouse
08-18-2005, 09:46 AM
Interesting web site showing animations of Brit escort tactics. BBC History - Battle of the Atlantic site lists it as a "game," but it is not. Rather, if you hang in through their introduction you can see in animation 5 different tactical approaches for hunting subs that are threatening or attacking allied convoys. Go to "Tactics" in in ops room. The 5 techniques include: 1) Ops Plaster, 2) Beta Search, 3) Pineapple, 4) Rasberry and 5) Creeping Attack.

Question: anybody detect or know that UBI might have employed these in their DD escort tactics? If so, here is a learning lesson on avoiding escorts when attacking convoys.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/war/wwtwo/launch_gms_battle_atlantic.shtml

Mulleteer
08-18-2005, 10:36 AM
These tactics are all about teamplay, but I don't know if the game AI is capable of that?

L.Sword
08-18-2005, 11:49 AM
I've seen destroyers taking turns at charging at you while the others just sit and listen, so they certainly seem to use SOME teamplay tactics...

Gunnersman
08-18-2005, 11:37 PM
Interesting site. I havent seen any abreast formations, or fire star shells at night, or "creep". But like L.Sword I have seen them use some team play tactics with one sitting and listening while another drops depth charges.