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Foehammer-1
12-21-2007, 08:16 PM
Ok, so today I tried a new tactic of attacking a convoy. I'm sure Socko was watching!

Sorry i didn't take any screens this time..

Anywho, as i was waiting for the Hood-Bismarck battle, i was cruising south of Iceland. Found a 27-ship convoy, 8 or 9 out of those tankers, most others C3's.

7m/s wind, heaviest fog possible and heavy rain. Great, just great! I could see one escort in front (well, the smoke from it). Cheated and used a free cam to look around and decide if it was worth it. Turned out it was 5 T3's, a few T2's ad one small tanker.

Since tankers were in two columns (here is a crappy representation) and other ships interfering, i couldn't do the usual stop the boat perpendicular to them-and-shoot method.

C T T C C

C T T C C

C T T C C

C-cargo, T-tanker.

So I decided to go in between the tanker columns, point the bow in between and then shoot in hopes of getting them under keel.

All was fine until a damned corvette picked me up. So here is where Socko came in.

I blasted into the fog, aiming for corvette smoke. Something blew up when they were like 20 meters from the boat. The corvette bounced along the boat, causing damage and flooding in every single compartment. Phew!

With repair crews going and other escorts approaching, I decided to do what no U-boat captain would do. We went ahead flank into the convoy. Fired off all 5 tubes and hit 5 ships. 3 blew up, finished 4th with the gun... And then the rest of the escorts found us. To make long story short, we got away with 45% hull, waited for them to leave and dinished the last T3 with the gun.

Now I'm in pursuit. Phew!

What an adventure. At least now the front escort is gone http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif And I still got 9 torpedoes. But i'll save 2 in case i do get to see the Hood without running out of fuel. It's May 19th. 10 more days

tuddley3
12-22-2007, 02:07 AM
Speaking of the sock, you got me thinking about Psychfilm, so I sent him an Email(If he still answers that one). Told him to get his butt back here, we are in need of another episode of Noob Patrol.

Long live Socko !!!
http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m65/tuddley3/Humorous/Socko.jpg

Heinrich505
12-22-2007, 03:17 PM
tuddley3.
An excellent idea. Too long without that glare from the button eye....[shudder]

Heinrich505