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pgull3
07-16-2005, 08:27 PM
Question ? Im On my second carrer my first lasted 13 patrols,now im only on my 5th patrol. I just ran into my first really big Task force has 2 battleships. Its it worth chasing ? I want a battleship added to my kill list but its not worth dieing.Do you get any medals for battleships?

PS. Its april 5th 1940 ran into them heading east at grid an30

elaphe
07-16-2005, 08:31 PM
I assume you don't save (if you die), I would get as close as possible and shot a solvo, empty my fronts into the BB and dive... maybe you will get lucky. I've never taken on a task force, but then again, I never ran into one so early in the game.

Let us know what you do/happens

blue_76
07-16-2005, 10:38 PM
i've been playing this sim for quite some time and i've had no luck in finding battleships http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-mad.gif
but i'd say its worth a shot.. if you're positioned ahead of the convoy within range.. you shouldn't hesitate to fire your 3 torpedoes (if you're in a type II) at a battleship, you get plenty of renown for them i'm sure and tonnage so you should get a medal as well http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

stinkhammer6
07-17-2005, 06:18 PM
Task forces for me at least, always pop up just above the island west of Loch Ewe, and lately its going on almost every patrol, they travel faster than your boat can so unless you are around and in front of them then dont bother. I get radio reports of a task force being somewhere but two whole grids away so Im like, gee thanks guys, its like radioing to me that you are at taco bell while we are eating sardines.

Ive sank a few battleships, 1 nelson, 1 revenge, and 2 king george. I find ole georgy in scapa flow, the others were when I was told a warship was spotted in this area, I go to investigate and there they were, alone unescorted. Get close enough for a fast magnetic and harpoon that thing directly under the uppermost gun at the front of the ship and it will go up like michael jacksons hair. You can fire a salvo but you better be quick, once it passes you you are out of luck, at least you can slow it down to where you can keep up with it. If need be get close enough to it where its guns cant hit your boat and surface, hit flank and at the last moment dive and veer off away from it at a slight angle and line it up for a stern shot, all they can do is report they see you and if escorts come to its rescue, it dont matter, you are about to sink a battleship, evading destroyers wont matter and you really wont care if you are about to sink that giant heap.

GT182
07-17-2005, 07:37 PM
Speaking of Battle Ships... did anyone catch The History Channel show last Thursday night, maybe Friday not sure, on the German Dreadnaughts that were scuttled at the end of WWI in Scapa Flo? 90% of the German Atlantic fleet was scuttled.

Great show and makes me wish the devs had put them on the bottom in SHIII. Then we could hide from the destroyers easier. LOL

stinkhammer6
07-18-2005, 03:44 PM
Yeah no kidding, I wish all of your kills stayed in the game throughout your career, if the water is shallow enough of course so you can pile them up and hide amongst them as well, just color coat them in blue or something so you know they were kills from previous patrols.

I did the hat trick last night under a troop transport I wounded to a stop. Had 4 DD on me circling and pinging away. After 2 hours of real time and over 4 of in game time, all of them left but 1, that thing just wouldnt leave. I even put it on time compress of 8, went and got some beer from the store and came back, bastage was still there. Shot out behind it and headed away, when it came around the other side of the ship I dropped a decoy and kept moving. It charged that area then circled the boat again and when it came around it didnt pick me up and I managed to sneak out of there with 22% air left, that was close and annoying.