View Full Version : Just sunk a Nelson, but...

05-24-2007, 02:44 PM
During Operation Weserübung, I met a taskforce of several destroyers and a Nelson battleship!

Sent sent two T2 torpedos and one T1 torpedo in its side. That crippled the ship, but since I had to dive for the persuiting destroyers, I couldn't keep visual contact through periscope. Then when at 120-160 meters, a group of three German airplanes arrived. I do not know, whether one of these airplanes had a single shot at the Nelson....

But here's the problem. After having sit silent in the water for a long time, the Nelson finally went under. I was notified about it, the cheering crew, but nothing appeared in my log. I wans't creditted at all for this sinking!

I now wonder: is it the final desicive blow to a target, which decides, who gets creditted, or is it the first? I always thought is was the first, but it seems, if you give a crippled target the final shot, you get the credit, not the initial attacker...
Or was it simply because I was at a deep depth without visual contact?

What are your experiences?

I have screens, but I save them for the competition...

Anyway, since I'm not playing DID, I'm gonna reload that scene and replay, maybe send 4 torpedos this time.....

05-24-2007, 02:59 PM
The final blow gets the credit. I've had kills stolen from me (ships obviously sinking & doomed) to have planes come strafe or bomb them & steal the credit. Likewise, I've on occassion stolen their kills. (Serves them right!)

Funny, same thing happens in IL-2 even with AI. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

05-24-2007, 03:57 PM
I think after my experinces if the luftwaffe even scratches the side of a target you have already hit they will take the credit

05-25-2007, 03:24 PM
Ahh yes, the Luftwaffe and crediting kills...

Reminds me of something I read once! Operation Pedastol ~ The resupply of Malta ~ Convoy with SS Ohio...

It was said afterwards that if the Luftwaffe actually sank EVERY ship they claimed as sank then they would have sunk the convoy more than twice over!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/touche.gif