View Full Version : Which flotilla

09-18-2006, 04:24 AM
which flotilla must i join to get the best boats i have joined just about every one and never got further than a VIIC http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/bigtears.gif please help

09-18-2006, 04:56 AM
If you are running SH3 Commander you will get these boats from the following Flotillas including availability dates too http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

1st Flotilla

9/39 to 5/41 Kiel, Germany
6/41 to 8/44 Brest, Occupied France

Type IIA from 9/39
Type IID from 9/40
Type VIIB from 3/41
Type VIIC from 6/41
Type VIIC/41 from June 1944

2nd Flotilla

9/39 to 8/40 Wilhelmshaven, Germany
9/40 to 8/44 Lorient, Occupied France

Type VIIB from 9/39
Type IXB from 10/39
Type IXC from 1/41
Type IXC/40 From 7/42

7th Flotilla

09/39 to 8/40 Kiel, Germany
9/40 to 7/44 St. Nazaire, Occupied France
8/44 to 5/45 Bergen, Norway

Type VIIB from 9/39
Type VIIC from 8/40
Type VIIC/41 from 6/44

10th Flotilla

2/42 to 8/44 Lorient, Occupied France

Type IXB from 2/42
Type IXC from 2/42
Type IXD2 from 6/42
Type IXC/40 from 7/42

29th Flotilla

12/41 to 8/43 La Spezia, Italy
9/43 to 8/44 Toulon, Occupied France

Type VIIB from 12/41
Type VIIC from 12/41
Type VIIC/41 from 6/44

11th Flotilla

6/42 to 5/45 Bergen, Norway

Type VIIB from 6/42
Type VIIC from 6/42
Type VIIC/41 from 3/44
Type XXI from 7/44

12th Flotilla

12/42 to 8/44 Bordeaux, Occupied France

Type IXB from 12/42
Type IXC from 12/42
Type IXC/40 from 12/42
Type IXD2 from 12/42

33rd Flotilla

8/44 to 5/45 Flensburg, Germany

Type VIIB from 8/44
Type VIIC from 8/44
Type VIIC/41 from 8/44
Type IXB from 8/44
Type IXC from 8/44
Type IXC/40 from 8/44
Type IXD2 from 8/44

Hope this helps!

09-18-2006, 09:56 AM

quick update.. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

2nd Flotilla gets IXD2 in 42 as well..


09-18-2006, 08:15 PM
Are you sure?

I just checked with SH3 Commander ver 2.6 just now and there's no mention of the IXD2 with 2nd Flotilla from any month in 1942.


I have just noticed that SH3 Commander 2.6 has no reference to the IXD2 at all. The list I have posted is compliant with SH3 Commander 2.5 - apologies for the mix up.

09-18-2006, 08:36 PM
I may be mistaken, but I think you have to buy your upgrades (IXB & up) by paying for it out of your renown. Otherwise, I think they start you in a VIIC or earlier depending on year.

09-18-2006, 08:48 PM
Stingray is right there.

Very often I have started with something like a VIIB and then I have had to upgrade to a VIIC and along the way I upgrade the conning tower, flak guns and specialised equipment as and when they are made available - all at my own expense I hasten to add.

Hang in there my friend, patience is certianly needed with this game especially with upgrades.

SH3 Commander let's you have more freedom of choice as to when and where you start your campaign off and with what boat too. The list I posted is more of a guide, I actually sat down for an hour compiling that list and it's only relevant with version 2.5 as stated in my previous post.

09-19-2006, 03:03 AM
In the SH3Cmdr Help.html file is a table listing 1, 2 and 7 Flotilla and the subs they get, when they get them. These dates apply when the "Correct U-boat availability dates" option is selected.

To determine the bases and dates that apply to each Flotilla, simply select a flotilla in SH3Cmdr "Set up for new career" screen and press the "..." button.

And yes, if you are running SH3Cmdr with the "Correct U-boat availability dates" option selected, you will never get an IXD2 in 1, 2 or 7 Flotilla (note that the feature does not alter the dates for ANY other Flotilla), just like you didn't in reality.

09-19-2006, 04:09 AM
So to clear this one up regarding the IXD2.

The IXD2 is only available by buying it with renown within the game and not starting a career with it using SH3 Commander 2.6?

I'm pretty sure I used to start careers with it using 2.5

09-19-2006, 04:24 AM
If you have the "Correct U-boat availability dates" option ON and you are in 1, 2 or 7 Flotilla, then no, you will NEVER get the IXD2 as it will not become available until June 1945 (and only 2 Flotilla gets an IX anyway, 1 and 7 don't). It's been like that since the feature was first implemented in v1.x.

09-19-2006, 03:48 PM

first off.. lets clarify a few things.

OP does not mention any mods.. does not mention "starting boat".. only which boats and where..

Vanilla SH3 gives IXD2 option "to buy" with renown later part of 42.

How this gets twisted into a moded version of a the game is beyond me. OP (though not so clearly), from what I understand is interested in knowing when boats become available and with which flotilla, in the Vanilla game, (no mods mentioned).

hope this helps clarify my response.


09-19-2006, 06:19 PM
Simply enough , read the Community Manual http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif