View Full Version : Making it to the end of the war

06-18-2008, 09:51 AM
How many of you have survived til the war ended? And what is the most war patrols that you have completed? Highest career tonnage?
My latest boat is on its 23rd patrol and it is March 1945. If he can survive he will be the first of my boats to make it to the end of the war. Wish me luck!

06-18-2008, 10:31 AM
Hi flamjo and welcome to the forum.

March 1945? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

I wonder how many cushy jobs in training command you've passed up? With bonus payments you must be earning more than Doenitz!

I've not had one career go all through the war. Best ones (about 20 patrols) fall victim in mid-43/44 or get trashed due to game crashes and re-installation.

Best of luck. What boat are you currently driving, a XXI?

06-18-2008, 01:11 PM
Made it until may 1945 in a VIIC boat, and received the famous telegram from Donitz that the war had ended....

06-18-2008, 10:53 PM
Safely returned from my 23rd patrol on April 14th 1945. Germany Surrenders before I go out again. Finally survived the war. It was in a VIIC, The amount of renown needed to get a XXI is ridiculous, 30000 I think. Anyway, just happy to have finally made it. The total tonnage for this boat was 868039. The three guys of mine that are ahead of him in tonnage all broke the 1000000 mark, but none of them survived the war.

06-18-2008, 11:41 PM

Time to put your feet up and enjoy the pension. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif

06-19-2008, 07:49 PM
I made it till the end of the war. Drove a XXI for a while, then went back to my trusty old IX-C40. I've a great shot of that boat entering Norfolk harbor in front of a Fletcher destroyer at the end of the war. Many - quite bad - radio messages in a hurry at in March - May 1945. Needless to say, I do restart when my sub gets sunk, else I wouldn't make it past '40! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blush.gif

06-22-2008, 02:02 AM
If memory serves, I think I have achieved it twice, possibly thee times.

Strangest thing I ever found were TWO Task Forces, just sat dead in the water together as if there were waiting at some kind of rendezvous point - which I picked off at my leisure http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/icon_twisted.gif

Highest tonnage was 213,000 GRT if I recall correctly. I have posted 21 (I think) 100k+ patrols and two 200k ones - all without modding the weapons load out and using the stock game.

Unarmed and unescorted Liners sailing South of Southern Ireland from the US to Liverpool - You have to be quick, and be virtually right in their path - I love em! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif