View Full Version : Some advice from a pro please

06-28-2005, 10:24 PM
Hi all!
Have to say im really enjoying SH3! I need a hand with setting up intercept courses though. I seem to always find my encounters always head on or trasiling behind trying to chase them while submerged! Bah! Whats the best way to plot a course to meet up with a contact! Id like to use an automatic setup then figuring the course myself at this time but dont know exactly how to go about this...rather i dont remember. Lol! Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks guys!


06-28-2005, 11:15 PM
You chase contacts while submerged?

well theres your problem! surface! Get in position on the surface and then go to periscope depth for the attack (post mid/late 41)
or attack on the surface (39-late 40)

For a comprehensive guide to U-Boat operations in SHIII check out the REAL manual:

For intercepting targets, check this out:

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif Good hunting

06-29-2005, 06:15 AM
Just so you don't get confused...

Surface then go around the enemy so that you can attack him from the porper angle. Don't go chansing him on the surface, unless it is deckgun time, but shots to he rear of the ship seldomly kills anything.

07-01-2005, 06:58 AM
When a convoy appears on your map, break out the compass and circle it and then use the ruler and make a line starting from behind it then go across it on the map a decent ways and line up the ruler so it closely matches the ships direction, make your mark there, then turn and ahead flank where you know youll be well ahead of the convoy and when you reach your ruler marking, ahead one third then simply follow the ruler line you made and you should run into the convoy.

07-04-2005, 09:54 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif Here's another little tidbit: generally speaking, you can get within 2500 - 3000 yds of a target ship in a rough sea with
a good likelyhood they will not spot you -even at flank. At that point you can dive and run at him at a high speed. I'm assuming daylight here, night is dicey in a rough sea. Use the period on the surface to close rapidly and work your position into something like a perpendicular intercept, then use the underwater period to get the doors open, and take care of last moment details. I make a serious effort to get within less than 1000 yds. This technique will not work so well in a convoy attack where there are destroyers present, because of the noise you generate, but this has worked well on lone targets.