View Full Version : Type XXI? No thanks!

07-26-2008, 01:15 PM
Having installed GWX 2.1 a few months back (thanks all those who put in so much free time for our pleasure) http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif, I thought it would be cool to start a new career in 11th Flotilla and drive a type XXI, on expenses, as oppossed to buying one for 30,000 renown (wayyy beyond the limit of my Fuehrercard!).

So my skipper, Hans Zupp, is given the keys to U-2501 and departs Bergen on his first patrol on 1st July, 1944. Getting out of Bergen to the open sea takes a long time and I got to the point where I had to go to sleep, so I saved.

When I reloaded the save game my escort ran himself aground (I can live with that) but then the diesel engines malfunctioned. Top speed was 4 knots at flank! Mission aborted & return to base.

2nd patrol: 14th August, 1944. Left the bunker and the Exec informed me the radar was destroyed. Decided to proceed anyway (I have saboutage and malfunctions in SH3 Commander checked). Just leaving harbour an air raid came in (6 B-17's I think) and two bombs exploded very close off the starboard bow. Net result was forward dive planes destroyed, forward torpedo tubes destroyed, flooding and a host of other damage. Return to port again...

3rd patrol (still haven't made it to the open sea): December 12th, 1945. In the pen I ring up for 8 knots, only to hear "Cannot comply, diesel engines destroyed, Sir!" Return to base (haven't even left it!).

4th patrol, February 17th, 1945. Finally made it to the Norwegian Sea. On the 4th day, while cruising at schnorkel depth, got DC'd by a B-24 and had my fuel tanks ruptured. Got all the other damage repaired (U-2501 sank to 213 metres before Zupp got the flooding under control). Now bobbing on the surface west of the Faeroe Islands without enough fuel to get back to base. Just waiting helplessly for another aircraft or warship to come along and finish me off. Bugger.

I'm going back to 1939/40, things were so much easier then.. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

07-30-2008, 07:08 PM

At least you made it that far....I'm still stuck in 1939 (GWX 2.1) because I keep getting DC'd to death before summer 1940 .... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/bigtears.gif

07-30-2008, 10:19 PM

I'm in January 1941, the first time I've made it this far http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif I also have some 136000+ tons sunk already which at 100% realism is pretty good I think http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif


...and the Tommies are getting better at it too, so I'm most likely going to go t1ts up soon http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif