View Full Version : Just getting started

05-25-2007, 12:14 AM
I have embarked on my 1st campaign. The hunting was good so far parked just off the mouth of the english channel (AM 52 thereabouts) on my way I was able to sink a tramp steamer with my AA just by shooting the cargo! What a wicked boom that made. So after almost a week I managed to sink 2 tankers, 1 light tanker and a freighter using 1 torp and over half my deck gun ammo. Then the heavy seas kicked in and I got my 1st convoy sighting. They got passed me by use of flank speed and 1024 compression tactics. So now I am behind them before I can get an eyeball on them and I am within 2k. Seas are rough but not too bad as I can still use my deck gun if I choose to but with a tribal class guarding the pack it would not be a good idea to stay topside. I must press the attack even though it is only 1939 I am nearing the British Isle and air support. The convoy is doing 10-12 knots tops so submerged really isn't an option to follow them. What should I do? I can launch 4 torps at 2 targets of opportunity and HOPE they hit on impact only or should I try to flank speed past them and reset an ambush and hop they don't get too close to the mainland and not spot me?

Tips, hints ideas?

Btw this is with GWX 1.03 I have heard that there is a weather mod but am confused as to if it isn't already a part of the grey wolves mod can someone tell me? I don't want weeks on end of rough seas.

05-25-2007, 12:35 PM
Hello ScapeG:
First of all, welcome. I think it's the first time I see you around here.
IMHO, I think you should get in position to take out the escort first. Once it is accomplished, surface and chase the convoy down.
It should work, since you mention weather is kind of rough and it should play in your favor for a surface attack using your torps and the last round of ammo if necessary.
Hope this helps you a little.

05-25-2007, 06:31 PM
Thanks for the reply. What is an ideal attack run to take on the escort? It hasn't seen me yet but I can't see it either. As I am approaching from the rear my angle of attack is near 0 so impact triggers will fail unless they hit the stern dead on and I won't even bother with mag triggers till 41. Calling in air support is out of the question as France hasn't been taken yet.

05-25-2007, 08:29 PM
I have tried to take out the DD using a 4 torp spread with contact dets at high speed. Every time not one hits. Part of the reason may be that he is coming strait at me by the time I see him and the other is that he is at 1600M. Not one torp gets the action sequence camo anywhere near the target. After trying to take him out for an hour and a half of endless reloads (oh for a fast save!) I got so pissed off I rammed one of the small merchants at periscope depth. I lost the conning tower but it sunk him. A tad drastic but it felt good. Please help.

05-25-2007, 09:51 PM
First, get away from the convoy, surface, get around them and attack from the front.

A) Get on his port or starboard side and put an impact torp into him, surface and have a field day with deck gun and surface attacks.

B) ignore him, pick the fattest target and hit them, then prepare to run deep and silent. though he shouldnt give you much trouble. Surface, reload rinse and repeat.

05-26-2007, 05:39 PM
Thanks for the objective input being that close to over a dozen targets is hard to give up. Some of the fatter targets are only doing 4 knots so I will stay at P depth and run at flank to line up a shot and use mag shots. Then I'll try option A and try to get a shot on the DD.

05-27-2007, 02:16 AM
Welcome to the forum buddy, if you are within sight of the enemy coast, you will get chopped. Get out of air-cover distance, only surface run at night. If visibility is bad, only surface long enough to recharge, the go under again. Always check depth, always stay under 25m, and stay slow. If any destroyers are around, go to silent - wether they've heard you or not.
Good luck & Good hunting Kaleun