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Dominicrigg
09-22-2005, 02:16 PM
Here is a photo, have I got all the medals already? Im having my best patrol ever and just sank my first ever Battleship (in patrol) I may make a post with some pictures if i have time.

Just wanted to know :

http://img278.imageshack.us/img278/319/medals8sl.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Also the tools on the map seem to be upside down, or am i missing something? Is there a way to spin them around or did navigators work hanging from the pipes?

http://img278.imageshack.us/img278/6099/wrong3if.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

THanks in Advance http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Chrystine
09-22-2005, 02:24 PM
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Hi Dom,

No, looks like you€re still just a couple short of a full medal chest.
The last one (you can receive) should be the Knights Cross with crossed swords, Oak leaves, with diamonds, in gold.
I can€t quite remember exactly €" but think there is just one other before that.
KC with crossed swords with oak leaves, in gold.

Have often wondered about the €˜batman€ compass myself€¦ http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Will enjoy seeing the BB-kill shots.
Congrats!

Best, & good hunting!
~ C.

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vanjast
09-22-2005, 02:33 PM
The navigators were from Oz. If you can edit the compass image, just rotate it 180.
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Dominicrigg
09-22-2005, 02:36 PM
Originally posted by Chrystine:
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Hi Dom,

No, looks like you€re still just a couple short of a full medal chest.
The last one (you can receive) should be the Knights Cross with crossed swords, Oak leaves, with diamonds, in gold.
I can€t quite remember exactly €" but think there is just one other before that.
KC with crossed swords with oak leaves, in gold.

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Sweet http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif glad there is still something to aim for, and thanks vanjast, i will have a look now. Though its of limited use to have the tool since you cant move it around anyway :/ Wish you could!

Kaleun1961
09-22-2005, 02:40 PM
The highest award achieved by a number of individuals was the Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves, Swords and Diamonds. A number of Luftwaffe pilots like Erich Hartmann [352] and Gerd Barkhorn [301] got it for shooting down a lot of planes, as well as some U-boat commanders I would think.

Only one of the above in Gold was awarded, to Hans Ulrich Rudel, famed Stuka pilot. I believe there was one award even higher than this, of which only one was awarded, by Goring to himself. Talk about an ego!

Unless of course, somebody has evidence to the contrary?

Dominicrigg
09-22-2005, 02:48 PM
Not me, lol @ Goring, the fat fool.

While im in a quizical mood...

What are the wine bottles for? Anyone?

http://img335.imageshack.us/img335/2738/vinobianco5pd.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Maj_Solo
09-22-2005, 03:08 PM
It is to stabilize the periscope sight, to give you sea legs. Actually, one might think it would give the opposite result but no. Also it bosts morale .... anchient version of doping.-----

Dominicrigg
09-22-2005, 03:55 PM
You reckon it actually is wine? Strange place to keep it, i dont think so. The captains usually didnt allow alchohol and those that did kept it under lock and key or in their room. (there is some under your captains bed http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif)

I thought maybe it was for some strange technical thing, or maybe incase they have to send messages in a bottle? Lol

Dunno, im hoping someone knows for sure, till then yours is the best one!

W.Irving
09-22-2005, 04:22 PM
Fools!

Wine bottles... really.. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif


Those bottles comprised the very last chance of getting through to BdU if the crew lost propulsion and wireless.
They had to encode a message on the Enigma (runs on batteries), pop the message in one of the bottles, and toss eastwards. Untraceable by the limeys too.

Kaleun1961
09-22-2005, 04:33 PM
Wow, you guys are good! I've never even seen that stuff before, in spite of all the times I've been in those areas.

What other goodies are sitting there to be found? I kow I can free roam with Shift + F2; I've also heard there are things to explore in the captain's bunk, but I've never seen them. Is there a way to open those cabinet doors?

DiveDevil
09-22-2005, 05:45 PM
Free roam into the captains cupboards and you'll find a safe and a lock box. The safe is detailed enough to see the spindle and the dials numbers. but if you look in the safe its either too dark to see anything or its empty. Anyone else find anything cool?

The_Silent_O
09-22-2005, 06:34 PM
Also the tools on the map seem to be upside down, or am i missing something? Is there a way to spin them around or did navigators work hanging from the pipes?


THanks in Advance http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

It's that way on purpose. When you use it to plot your next heading the line drawn out from your boat or last waypoint will intersect the protractor at the heading you desire.

For example, if you wanted to go directly NorthEast from your position...You would use the protractor to draw a line from your position...it should intersect at 45 degrees on the "upsidedown" protractor, which is North East.

If it were "right side up" then you would be reading your heading 180 degrees off.

One thing this game does NOT play is magnetic to Grid declination, which is the difference (measured in degrees or mils) between magnetic and true north. True north is the geographical north i.e. the North Pole...Magnetic North is different and the difference depends on your position on the earth. Navigators would have to constantly adjust when they were plotting there course and following a magnetic direction...DR Silent Otto Tonight.


Not me, lol @ Goring, the fat fool.

While im in a quizical mood...

What are the wine bottles for? Anyone?


We had a guessing game at this awhile back. In 'Das Boot' when they are bottom out and exhausted near gibralter, they break out bottles of either ApfelSaft (apple juice) or Apfelwein (you guessed it, Applewine) to bring there glucose levels up. I'm guessing the lack off oxygen or the increase of CO2 decreases the blood sugar level. So just like the limes and lemons for scurvy, apple juice was a cheap fruit drink in germany at the time to keep the blood sugar levels up.

Zum Volle! (where's cel999 when I need him)
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e3/ApfelweinKlein.jpg

I've had many of these on a sontag afternoon in Frankfurt...mmmmmmmmhhhh

WilhelmSchulz.-
09-22-2005, 07:02 PM
Originally posted by Dominicrigg:
Not me, lol @ Goring, the fat fool.

While im in a quizical mood...

What are the wine bottles for? Anyone?

http://img335.imageshack.us/img335/2738/vinobianco5pd.jpg (http://imageshack.us) There Molatoves.

Interminate
09-22-2005, 07:15 PM
Originally posted by Dominicrigg:
Not me, lol @ Goring, the fat fool.

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Who are YOU to call Goering a "fat fool", He was a fine commander and pilot. You are just some "juventus fan" and nothing more.

Chrystine
09-22-2005, 07:22 PM
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Hi Otto,

Viel Dank!
What a marvelously concise and crystal clear explanation of that plotting tool.
First time that€s ever made any sense to me.
I€ve pulled it out time to time €" looked it over and thought: €œhmmm€¦ I don€t know what this is €" I better put this back.€ http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

Nice statement of how dense I can be, huh?
I€ve even attempted to use it a couple of times €" just dragging a plot-line around €" and it never even dawned on me to look from that perspective€¦

What an idiot€¦ http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif

Very helpful tho€ €" so thanks indeed.

Best,
~ C.

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WilhelmSchulz.-
09-22-2005, 07:36 PM
No. You got 1 more to go.

The_Silent_O
09-22-2005, 08:06 PM
Originally posted by Chrystine:
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Hi Otto,

Viel Dank!
What a marvelously concise and crystal clear explanation of that plotting tool.
First time that€s ever made any sense to me.
I€ve pulled it out time to time €" looked it over and thought: €œhmmm€¦ I don€t know what this is €" I better put this back.€ http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

Nice statement of how dense I can be, huh?
I€ve even attempted to use it a couple of times €" just dragging a plot-line around €" and it never even dawned on me to look from that perspective€¦

What an idiot€¦ http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif

Very helpful tho€ €" so thanks indeed.

Best,
~ C.

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Well...ahem...I am a 'Numbers' guy. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

Actually, Before GPS (and WilhelmSchultz http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif), which was not that long ago in our army, we had to lead our platoons with just maps and an army issue lensatic compass. On top of leading a platoon around...you had to convert for the declination angle (magnetic to grid) and determine backangles to plot your waypoints...all done of course under a poncho liner with a red lens flashlight (in the rain, snow or sleet...)

ahhh...my trusty lensatic compass...
http://www.olive-drab.com/images/lensatic_compass.jpg

Chrystine
09-22-2005, 09:03 PM
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http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Entirely too complicated€¦
Will someone please just point the way I want to go?!

One more of the €˜illion things my dear, sweet, ever-patient hubby tried pounding into my thick skull years ago €" and I never did really completely grasp it.
(i.e. Meaning of magnetic pole / declination / measuring, etc ).

If life depended on numbers in any immediate sense, I€d have to just lay down and cover with a clean blanket €¦

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

All I have is my reliable Aboriginal €˜math.€ ..You know€¦ €˜1, 2, plenty€¦€


Best,
T.

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HW3
09-22-2005, 10:24 PM
Actually the bottles were for sending a last final message, if the radio was out, and the sub was going down from the surface. They were supposed to put the message in the bottle, cork it, throw it in the ocean, and hope someone, some day found it and turned it in. A last desperate attempt to communicate their fate.

Jester_159th
09-22-2005, 10:52 PM
Originally posted by Interminate:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Dominicrigg:
Not me, lol @ Goring, the fat fool.

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Who are YOU to call Goering a "fat fool", He was a fine commander and pilot. You are just some "juventus fan" and nothing more. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Fine pilot, he may have been....But fine commander? What precisely are you basing that on?

....Oh and the neck order that only Goering received was the Grand Cross. Looked like a Knights Cross but much larger.

Dominicrigg
09-23-2005, 06:59 AM
Originally posted by Interminate:

Who are YOU to call Goering a "fat fool", He was a fine commander and pilot. You are just some "juventus fan" and nothing more.

Fat fool he was, also avid Nazi who signed the paper which put hundrends of thousands to death. Also founder of the Gestapo i believe?

If I was just "some Juventus fan and nothing more" i would still be more than Goring could ever be.

A fat murderous, art stealing coward, who handed out punishment to thousands for their religion but who didnt have the balls to face his own punishment.

On topic, i thought about messages in a bottle, but i didnt believe something so ancient would really be used! That is cool.

I think my favourite so far is the molotov coctails though lmao http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif cool one.

PS Juve will win the Champions league this year so http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/mockface.gif

Forza JUVE!

pps thanks silent O, i had to read that a few times but now i understand http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif Very usefull, i thought maybe there was something i was missing! I will use that now.

Kaleun1961
09-23-2005, 01:28 PM
I remember doing that too, Otto. One night my platoon were being led by some dim tool of an officer who couldn't find his own backside in the dark. He led us in circles for hours. Oh how I wished it were not an exercise and that I had a real grenade so he could get "accidentally" fragged.

W.Irving
09-24-2005, 09:48 AM
Goering was an opportunistic sadomasochistic arsehole.

But he was no fool.

http://img242.imageshack.us/img242/7739/div104745428004jy.jpg