View Full Version : Ive heard of 'Happy times' but this is ridiculous!!! *LINER MADNESS!! **PICTURES

01-26-2006, 06:27 PM
Ok fist off, lets get one thing straight I am playing with mods: SH3 commander,IUB and I was trying out the spy satalite trainer, which is how is stumbeled across this crazy find.

I started up a new career in U-65 an IXB with the 2nd flotilla in 1940, and this was my second patrol.

So i plotted a course out of lorient and set out for Gibaltar, (my fave hunting grounds), when I recieved a contact report of a convoy (serveal actually) with the spy sat trainer.
I raced northwards to intercept, when I get SHIP SPOTTED, right now I dont need a lone merchent in my way, im about to steer around it, when I see that its a unarmed british LINER! moving fast at 21 knots! It crosses my bow at 5000 meters, too far away for a torpeedo attack!

Its dark and dispite its speed i decide to try and chase it... had i known what was to come i wouldnt have bothered....
Im at ahead full sufaced but its out-running me by 2 knots, as the distance gap begins to widen to 6000 meters, my chance is slipping though my fingers, in desperation I man the deck gun and start popping of HE rounds, after about 5 shots I manage to score a hit,- now i have the right elevation I continue to pound it with HE.

It works! she slows down to 15 knots and I begin to close in on her, im still at a bad angle for torpeedos so I continue to use the deck gun, soon she has serious fires breaking out on her stern, I run out of HE rounds and put most of my AP rounds in to her.... It pays off!

finnally she goes under!

Looking at the nave map I see another merchent marked on the same route - also moving fast, i wonder... could it be another?? An hour later (to my surpise) another liner is on the horizon!
With out hesitation i setup to attack!


Can you imagine my joy when a 3rd LINER joins the party??

And another.....

And another.....

You get the picture?

Basically i had discovered not one, but TWO seperate shipping lanes though grids BE 39 and 33 where Liners travelled non stop and as regular as Buses! heres my nav map below, note i didnt even bother with the convoys in the end!


Needless to say I got some pretty decent tonnage, you might what to make a note of the date, this happened



Notice how each Liner is a Ton heavier than the last? This is just surreal! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif


After I ran out of fish and deck gun shells, I rearmed at the Bezel? ship in spain, I played a bit of Patrol 3, when back to grid BE and the liner routes were still going strong!

So which Mod is respossible for these liner bus routes? This cant be from the stock game!

01-26-2006, 06:43 PM
Its the "spy sat" mod. I found the same lanes totally full of liners. Fun to play around with...but no challenge. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

01-26-2006, 06:51 PM
bah! I didnt realise the spy sat mod ADDED traffic to the campaign....i thought it just reported all movment.
Well thats no fun at all, Im gonna uninstall that junk! It ruins the magic of finding a Liner! not to mention it takes all the skill out of hunting... still it was a laugh to play around with for a bit. kinda like SH3 - the Xbox version http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

01-26-2006, 08:38 PM
Yea, it must be the mod I've done several patrols there and all I've found is single merchants and a few convoys. Its still pretty cool to bag that many liners though! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

01-26-2006, 08:51 PM
Ah, speaking of liners, I just got my first one. She was in a westbound convoy just a few hundred km from Halifax. To top it all she went down after only one torpedo. I fired a spread of two, but the first fish detonated early. The second one detonated just under the keel. Even cooler, the water was so shallow that the bow was still out of the water as the stern set on the bottom! I'm still in shock! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

P.S. Note the burning T2. She was sent to the bottom just a few minutes later. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

JU88, I hope you don't mind me sticking this in your thread.

01-27-2006, 03:47 AM
I can't believe how many liners there were. That mod isn't realistic, looks like you sank every passanger liner in the world in that patrol http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

01-27-2006, 05:35 PM
So funny! Now every wannabe for the 100K club will use this info to run up their tonnage. We'll know if they post logs looking like this.

01-27-2006, 08:18 PM
Man oh man JU88, I was in up in AM 78 while you were getting all that and you didn't save any for us on our RTB to Lorient. We got back and heard all the hubbub about your success. Must be they gave you a special party in Berlin cause we never saw you at base. Must be nice to party with Adolph after getting all that tonnage. o/ http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

01-28-2006, 03:06 AM
U bastards! I still havent bagged me a liner yet... got one i sight once and got sloppy and got blown to pieces by a destroyer http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif
o well...