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Khan_Drichthyes
06-18-2010, 07:03 PM
In the un-modded version, all I ever can get for them are the bronze star, silver star, and if someone gets seriously wounded, the purple heart.

However, it looks like there are places for higher medals.

Now that I'm running TMO 1.9, a similar thing is happening. The medals have changed some, but I only ever get three different kinds at the most to hand out.

Is it possible for the crew to earn higher medals, and if so, what needs to happen?

WernherVonTrapp
06-18-2010, 07:13 PM
Sink lots of ships. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif I've received numerous Navy Crosses and Medals of Honor but, usually only after sinking close to, or over 100,000k tonnage. That includes lots of tankers (many can be found in the western section of the South China Sea) and a CV or BB thrown in for good measure.

Khan_Drichthyes
06-18-2010, 07:27 PM
I anticipate a fair number of resupply/refits in my future. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

WernherVonTrapp
06-18-2010, 07:37 PM
I actually played a patrol that involved 4 refits. Was out at sea almost 75 days. That's when I saw the Flying Dutchman ghost ship, near the end of that 75 day patrol. Now, I typically stay out just over 30 days. I think the norm was 45 to 60 days but, I'm not absolutely certain of that.

Khan_Drichthyes
06-18-2010, 07:45 PM
I had one patrol, early in the war, when I had 2 refits. I kept having to go back and refuel, since I couldn't find any ships. It's not that I was wasting fuel by going too slow or too fast. -It's just that nobody was around. Eventually, I got tired of that, and went to a port and sank the ships there.

Now I've gotten into that habit. No ships showing up? Where's the nearest port? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

fireftr18
06-18-2010, 09:33 PM
Originally posted by Khan_Drichthyes:
I had one patrol, early in the war, when I had 2 refits. I kept having to go back and refuel, since I couldn't find any ships. It's not that I was wasting fuel by going too slow or too fast. -It's just that nobody was around. Eventually, I got tired of that, and went to a port and sank the ships there.

Now I've gotten into that habit. No ships showing up? Where's the nearest port? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Risky tactic. The ports are often well patrolled, then when you get in, the ship may not sink enough for you to get credit. Cool screen shot when you do sink a ship in shallow water.

ancient46
06-20-2010, 01:02 AM
The key to sinking ships in shallow water is precise shooting so that the ship sinks evenly. Bow or stern down is a bad thing if you want to get the credit. I hate those times when I miss on the firing solution and the ship goes bow down and sticks in the mud like an arrow.

The keys to finding ships to sink are shipping lanes. There is a PDF map that came with the game that shows the shipping lanes and it is a big help.

Here is a little bit of history that will help. Japan was desperate for oil and there were two large oil fields on Tarakan Island. They captured them as soon as they could. Figure out a route to Japan from there and hang out in the straits along it.

Dron22
06-21-2010, 10:59 PM
Khan, you mentioned that you had times when no ships showed up for a very long time no matter where you go, even near S and SW shores of Japan. I had the same problem a few times and I suspect it's a bug caused when you put time compression over 3000 a lot. I could be wrong, but since then I limit my TC to 2500, and it never happened to me again.

Khan_Drichthyes
06-22-2010, 05:19 PM
Hmm... I do tend to speed it up alot. I'll have to try and see if your solution works.

I've been pretty lucky with the port attacks so far. Two days ago, I snuck into the Kobe Naval Base and sank 1 carrier and 2 Fuso Class Battleships (So much for the Fuso Class http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif). I managed to pull it all off at night, during a light fog. I was a bit nervous on the way out, since the morning was fast approaching. That patrol wound up earning me over 100,000 tons. Let me just say: "Thank God for Radar." http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

PhantomKira
06-23-2010, 06:03 AM
I usually use high TC for transit, then drop down to more reasonable levels when patrolling in target rich areas. Works like a charm.

Rusty_S85
07-02-2010, 01:42 PM
THe big question is do you dive to periscope depth from time to time and get a sound check. I know early in the war it seemed like there was no ships but I learned alot of the ships were there, they were just passing me by out of visual range because I didnt submerge and do a sound check.

After I got the radar I had more ships than I could count.

On the medals I have a simmilar issue with the mod Operation Monsoon. Apparently I only get a hand full of medals and their always the iron cross second class or the Uboat clasp. It is now July 1941 and I still havent even got a single medal to myself and I am still sailing the pitiful Type IID U-boat out of Kiel.