View Full Version : This is a horrible tactic, but fun...

06-28-2006, 12:05 AM
So, i was playing Silent Hunter III the other day at my friends house (I have yet to get it, because i just haven't gotten around to getting a DVD drive.) and i was doing the "Convoy Attack" tutorial.
Now i haven't really gotten all the training down, so i may as well be firing Gift Baskets at the the ships, my torpedos always me, then bam, Destroyer comes in for the kill.
Well in the mission there's the Destroyer, and then an Armed Merchant Trawler i'm pretty sure, then the 6 or so Merchant ships.
So i get this crazy idea...i'll surface and man the deck gun, and just go in taking out as many people as possible.
So i sight the convoy, i order the sub up to 0 meters, and man the 88 on the deck.
I load AP rounds and start pumping them into the waterline of the Destroyer as i turn to avoid it being able to turn into me and ram me, It starts turning, and both deck guns are targeting me, shells are sailing over my sub as i race zig-zagging around the outskirts of the convoy, finally, i land the last few AP rounds at the waterline, and switch to HE for the deck guns and crew, after about two HE rounds the AP have done their work, the destroyer lists to the right in a hard turn, and capsizes, by this point i've weaved in still at Flank speed to the center of the convoy, i hear the sounds of rounds passing over head and start to turn to engage the armed trawler at the back of the convoy, i got head on to give him a tiny target, he does the same.
I start firing from a good distance away, and finally with a bit of luck land a HE round right into the gunners station on the bow of the boat, the Turret explodes and the gun crew is launced, now it's just a matter of circling the boat until i can pepper it with enough rounds to sink it.
It works, now the convoy is without escorts, and i weave among them firing off torpedos, and sailing alongside blasting their waterlines with 88 shells.
This was a pure blast, i know strategically it's completely crazy, but i'll be damned if it wasn't fun.
The second time around the only damage i sustained was when i got target fixation worrying about the destryoer and plowed into the side of an oil tanker.
You guys should try it sometimes, it's a rush!
Just thought i'd post this, see what you all thought of it.

06-28-2006, 12:36 AM
Welcome to Dodge City, Pilgrim !!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/crackwhip.gif

06-28-2006, 11:40 AM
I usually fire 4 torps at the DD leading it by an extra amount over the solution.

After I sink him, I go and gun the Armed Trawler.

06-28-2006, 01:36 PM
I usualy take my time to line up with the DD and one torp and BOOM.
I always gun against the armed trawler and I just love it when I get a good HE shot at the front gun and it just explodes sending the gunner flying.
After that I usualy just mess around with the remaning ships blasting away with my deck gun untill they are no more.

06-28-2006, 01:57 PM
haha, needless to say, it was a ton of fun.
I finally sunk every ship there...i bet the allied foreces were none too happy with me.