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vanjast
12-22-2005, 01:24 PM
It Feb 1942 and things are getting a bit hairy (King Kong must be around http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif).

The usual approach way in front of the convoy. As you know there's an escort up front. I set my bearings parallel to the pre-determined convoy course, going in the same direction at p-scope depth. Going into silent mode I now monitor the front escort and keep him on a bearing of 180. I've loaded a Falke in my rear tube and the door is open, just waiting for him to go to flank speed. Once he's passed It's all back to normal.
Set TDC, depth, spread, torps and of course now turn 90 onto the convoy course.

I banged 15k on my first round, and then I had these 2 going around in circles. Sitting at 100m with a damaged hull (not sure how much) from a previous encounter with a merchant. I get this one coming at me on 180. Keeping him there, then come the pings, pinggggg, Pingggg, and then a loud one PINGGGGGG - Oh 'hier kom kak' (say it as you see it) then nothing.....
This escort goes directly over me SLOWWWWWLY and I'm thinking he's gonna do a sneaky and DC me on the sly... wait wait wait, no Wassa-what's it. It passes and carries on...
Phew! , hard-a-starboard, let's get outta here.

That was very tense. I'm not sure if I can take any damage at depth and this escort stesses me out like that. Anyway I tried the convoy entry tactic again a few hours later, and it worked perfectly again. No problem getting outof that one.
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vanjast
12-22-2005, 01:24 PM
It Feb 1942 and things are getting a bit hairy (King Kong must be around http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif).

The usual approach way in front of the convoy. As you know there's an escort up front. I set my bearings parallel to the pre-determined convoy course, going in the same direction at p-scope depth. Going into silent mode I now monitor the front escort and keep him on a bearing of 180. I've loaded a Falke in my rear tube and the door is open, just waiting for him to go to flank speed. Once he's passed It's all back to normal.
Set TDC, depth, spread, torps and of course now turn 90 onto the convoy course.

I banged 15k on my first round, and then I had these 2 going around in circles. Sitting at 100m with a damaged hull (not sure how much) from a previous encounter with a merchant. I get this one coming at me on 180. Keeping him there, then come the pings, pinggggg, Pingggg, and then a loud one PINGGGGGG - Oh 'hier kom kak' (say it as you see it) then nothing.....
This escort goes directly over me SLOWWWWWLY and I'm thinking he's gonna do a sneaky and DC me on the sly... wait wait wait, no Wassa-what's it. It passes and carries on...
Phew! , hard-a-starboard, let's get outta here.

That was very tense. I'm not sure if I can take any damage at depth and this escort stesses me out like that. Anyway I tried the convoy entry tactic again a few hours later, and it worked perfectly again. No problem getting outof that one.
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WilhelmSchulz.
12-22-2005, 04:45 PM
Maby he was out of DC's

paulhager
12-22-2005, 06:35 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by vanjast:
It Feb 1942 and things are getting a bit hairy (King Kong must be around http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif).

The usual approach way in front of the convoy. As you know there's an escort up front. I set my bearings parallel to the pre-determined convoy course, going in the same direction at p-scope depth. Going into silent mode I now monitor the front escort and keep him on a bearing of 180. I've loaded a Falke in my rear tube and the door is open, just waiting for him to go to flank speed. Once he's passed It's all back to normal.
Set TDC, depth, spread, torps and of course now turn 90 onto the convoy course.

I banged 15k on my first round, and then I had these 2 going around in circles. Sitting at 100m with a damaged hull (not sure how much) from a previous encounter with a merchant. I get this one coming at me on 180. Keeping him there, then come the pings, pinggggg, Pingggg, and then a loud one PINGGGGGG - Oh 'hier kom kak' (say it as you see it) then nothing.....
This escort goes directly over me SLOWWWWWLY and I'm thinking he's gonna do a sneaky and DC me on the sly... wait wait wait, no Wassa-what's it. It passes and carries on...
Phew! , hard-a-starboard, let's get outta here.

That was very tense. I'm not sure if I can take any damage at depth and this escort stesses me out like that. Anyway I tried the convoy entry tactic again a few hours later, and it worked perfectly again. No problem getting outof that one.
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

You didn't say anything about weather conditions. In heavy seas, it's likely you'll be missed. In calm seas, if the escort has a reasonably good crew, you might be in trouble.

vanjast
12-22-2005, 10:49 PM
This was the first encounter - seeing that the game doesn't have any other subs, I would think he was fully loaded with DC's.

The weather was @#$@$, but this has not stopped them before. It did seem that this crew were not that good, but you never know!. The escort would go through a sequence of high speed then virtually stop engines, then cruise very very slowly - This is a indicator of a good crew.