View Full Version : First Manual targeting cruse.

11-30-2008, 10:25 AM
Well I decided that this time when I get back into SHIII/GWX I was going to do it with full manual targeting. The game realy changes when your not 95% shure your going to hit it(I say 95% only because of duds).

This is my first patrol.

0818 Patrol 1
U-431, 23rd/29th Flotilla
Left at: September 1, 1942, 08:18
From: La Spezia
Mission Orders: Patrol grid CO14
2257 Grid CH 73 Ship sunk! S.S. Niagara (HMT Aquitania), 45560 tons
0738 Grid CH 76 Ship sunk! S.S. Prentiss (Small Freighter), 2228 tons
1102 Grid CH 76 Ship sunk! S.S. Fred C. Stebbins (Liberty Cargo), 7335 tons
0314 Grid CH 73 Ship sunk! Large Troop Ship, 24012 tons
1228 Grid CH 76 Ship sunk! S.S. Hansford (Tramp Steamer), 1971 tons
1745 Patrol results
Crew losses: 0
Ships sunk: 5
Aircraft destroyed: 0
Patrol tonnage: 81106 tons

11-30-2008, 10:52 AM
It's definitely more rewarding this way... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Actually I like to know how many do use manual targeting (SH3 or SH4) ?

11-30-2008, 11:57 AM
I've begun using manual after 4 months of playing the game. Vanilla SH3 way back when it was released. It was a little too easy with automatic.

Have used manual ever since. Except this once, just to see how it would work with GWX-2. And I wasn't impressed with the ease, after reading Iron Coffins.

11-30-2008, 01:51 PM
I did a bit of practice with manual targeting, got the hang of the basics, and even sank a few ships - but overall didn't enjoy it much. My watch officer seems to like it, so I let him take care of targeting since then! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

12-01-2008, 02:39 AM
Originally posted by K_Freddie:

Actually I like to know how many do use manual targeting (SH3 or SH4) ?

I use manual targeting SH3 for 2,5 months as I decided to join multiplayer flotilla with GWX 2.1 Hard settings.
Now I'm checking manually speed, AOB etc and ... many times I sunk bigger ships (by 2-3 torpedoes) in convoys from range 4-5000 m.