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SMS_Seydlitz
03-29-2007, 01:46 PM
S! All
I've played SH3 several times since I got it, but never got much past 1941. It seemed like the game, although well done, got somewhat redundant and I would lose interest and go to something else. That is, however, until the Lone Wolf Expansion was introduced which has made SH3 a whole new game, IMHO. This one I will play to the bitter end. (and it's always bitter for U-boats at the end of the war)

In SHII, during the Norway campaign, knowing the history of the campaign, I always ran up to the fjord to Narvik and lurk about the entrance to intercept one of my favorite targets (and favorite ships of all time), the HMS Warspite, as she sailed into Narvik to finish off the Z class DDs the Germans had stranded there. I had some great fun and sank her more than once, as well as some cruisers and destroyers. I tried to do that in SH3, however, but the British task force never showed! They never appeared in the bay around Harstad either!! I was pretty miffed as this is a major WWII naval historic event. At the same time, I noticed that a north bound British task force actually appeared to sail right across Norway, mountains and all, until they appeared in the Baltic, and then disappeared. I assumed that this was actually the group I was waiting for and they would NEVER arrive at Narvik. Is this a known bug or error in the game? Has anyone else had this same problem or know anything about it? Is there any way to correct it?

I would have searched for it, but......... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif
you forum guys really need to get that search engine working on this forum, please. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/compsmash.gif

Excuse my avatar and signature, still got to get them corrected. So many games to play, so little time, and work REALLY interfers with my fun. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/sadeyes.gif

S!
Seydlitz

SMS_Seydlitz
03-29-2007, 01:46 PM
S! All
I've played SH3 several times since I got it, but never got much past 1941. It seemed like the game, although well done, got somewhat redundant and I would lose interest and go to something else. That is, however, until the Lone Wolf Expansion was introduced which has made SH3 a whole new game, IMHO. This one I will play to the bitter end. (and it's always bitter for U-boats at the end of the war)

In SHII, during the Norway campaign, knowing the history of the campaign, I always ran up to the fjord to Narvik and lurk about the entrance to intercept one of my favorite targets (and favorite ships of all time), the HMS Warspite, as she sailed into Narvik to finish off the Z class DDs the Germans had stranded there. I had some great fun and sank her more than once, as well as some cruisers and destroyers. I tried to do that in SH3, however, but the British task force never showed! They never appeared in the bay around Harstad either!! I was pretty miffed as this is a major WWII naval historic event. At the same time, I noticed that a north bound British task force actually appeared to sail right across Norway, mountains and all, until they appeared in the Baltic, and then disappeared. I assumed that this was actually the group I was waiting for and they would NEVER arrive at Narvik. Is this a known bug or error in the game? Has anyone else had this same problem or know anything about it? Is there any way to correct it?

I would have searched for it, but......... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif
you forum guys really need to get that search engine working on this forum, please. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/compsmash.gif

Excuse my avatar and signature, still got to get them corrected. So many games to play, so little time, and work REALLY interfers with my fun. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/sadeyes.gif

S!
Seydlitz

Foehammer-1
03-29-2007, 03:16 PM
I think they included the invasion force in the GWX mod. No, there are no historic battles in the stock game, starting from the Bismarck battle...

geoffwessex
03-29-2007, 03:28 PM
I'm certain that War Aces Campaign has lots of historic scenarios, and definitely things around Norway. Big super-mod, though - fast graphics card required. It's shown on the sticky thread at the top, at http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/857101043/m/2811003835 .

When you get on to the right site, you'll find a giant list of various inclusion it makes at each version, and it's clear that it tries to be historically accurate. There's a 'Light' version which I'm about to have a go at, but I don't know how much historic data there is in that one - hopefully the same but with lower graphics.

SMS_Seydlitz
03-30-2007, 09:29 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content"> Foehammer 1 said: I think they included the invasion force in the GWX mod. No, there are no historic battles in the stock game, starting from the Bismarck battle...
</div></BLOCKQUOTE> I am using the GWX mod (I said lone wolf, my error) and the task force assigned to the British invasion force for the area south of Trondheim DOES show up and I have attacked them (as does the Luftwaffe), so the question of where the northern group is still remains.



<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content"> geoffwessex said: I'm certain that War Aces Campaign has lots of historic scenarios, and definitely things around Norway. Big super-mod, though - fast graphics card required. It's shown on the sticky thread at the top, at </div></BLOCKQUOTE> Rgr that, thanks m8.

Regards,
Seydlitz