View Full Version : my first task force

03-31-2006, 12:17 AM
Ystd evening in almost end of my partol I've found quite good task force (2 x Revenge, 1 x Nelson, J-Class x 3, Hunt x 1, V&W x 1). That was 16.07.41 - 09.28 local AN 15 (exactly 120 km west from Scapa Flow). I had in my VIIB last four torpedos (but 1 was stern). I didn't attack first Revenge. Waited till second one is on line - 1 electric and immy fired two others against last in row Nelson. All three exploded
- both battleships almost sink. Nelson got shot in bow and that part submerged. Then I turn quickly right and fired last stern torpedo to Revenge. After some min. Nelson sunken. Revange with 4 knots still alive. What to do - no more torps and bad weather wind 15 ?
I dediced to travel the same speed as Revange and wait for better wind to use gundeck.
Had to wait 5 or 6 hrs she finally went down ! Nice experience. Has anybody found that task force before ?

03-31-2006, 12:32 AM
Only Taskforces I have found so far have only had 2 battle ships, with 2 Cruisers and a mix of destroyers.

Still waiting to come across a carrier http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

03-31-2006, 02:44 AM
Well no offense but i dont think it would be wise to use a deck gun agiast a BB.... thought if she was listing heavily to one side you probably could surface close on the other because she wont be able to depress her guns enough, but you would need to be close and she would need to have a good list. But yeah, awesome

03-31-2006, 04:30 AM
Well, ive entcountered once an convoy that was escorted by an carrier and i made it barely away alive.

It was raining doom down from the skies all the time http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

03-31-2006, 05:37 AM
I have sunk two carriers in my time, both recently and in quick succession, both were near to Gibralter, the illustrious was in a task force and the bogue in a convoy. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

03-31-2006, 10:39 AM
I,v also just ran into my first taskforce on grey wolves. Sept 1939 1 large carrier, and assorted escorts. I was on times 250 west of Ireland, and ran smack into the middle of the group. had the **** shelled out of me before I knew what was happening but managed to dive down to 100 mtrs and passed under the group. then the depth charges started, for an hour heavy damage, critical flooding, Mrs casey's brightest boy ain't coming home! Oh well back to the drawing board. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

03-31-2006, 11:45 AM
I got my FIRST capital ship last nite. After 3 and a half careers, 100 and some patrols. I got one.

I was west of the Gibratiar straits just north of the DJ/CG border. I receiced a sound contact to the west/southwest. A minor course change and was heading for intercept. Got to about 5000m and peeked the scope to see what I found. Was a Bogus carrier w/ 4 destroyer escorts. Was able to get into a position just north of the carrier about 700 meters away. Fired a 4 torp salvo w/ a 2 degree spread aimming for the first ammo bunker letting the spread cover the fuel bunker and aft ammo bunker. Ordered ahead 1/3 and hard left. All four torps hit. She wnt down fast. Spent the next 2 hours diving and turning away from the depth charges and was able to get away with 27% hull integ. Headed north back to Brest and sunk a costal and 2 C2's on the way.

What a great feeling......

03-31-2006, 01:25 PM
I have ran into five in my SHIII carier. 1 was centerd around a Fiji Light Cruser, 2 Bouge HK Groups, and 2 BB batle groups(1 Nelson and 1 Revenge).

04-03-2006, 06:40 AM
Some pictures :
three battleships in row :
2 x Revenge 1 x Nelson
http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/6020/sh3img303200622180621yh.th.png (http://img97.imageshack.us/my.php?image=sh3img303200622180621yh.png)
http://img125.imageshack.us/img125/600/sh3img30320062215495621yd.th.png (http://img125.imageshack.us/my.php?image=sh3img30320062215495621yd.png)
four torpedos (1 stern)
http://img95.imageshack.us/img95/7594/sh3img303200622282788ih.th.png (http://img95.imageshack.us/my.php?image=sh3img303200622282788ih.png)
Nelson and Revenge
http://img95.imageshack.us/img95/479/sh3img30320062234387346hx.th.png (http://img95.imageshack.us/my.php?image=sh3img30320062234387346hx.png)
http://img95.imageshack.us/img95/4554/sh3img3132006012465006ui.th.png (http://img95.imageshack.us/my.php?image=sh3img3132006012465006ui.png)
http://img154.imageshack.us/img154/7079/sh3img3132006016555623pj.th.png (http://img154.imageshack.us/my.php?image=sh3img3132006016555623pj.png)

04-30-2006, 05:50 PM
My first task force consisted of two fiji light cruisers and a dido light cruiser surrounded by destroyers. sunk a fiji and dido light cruiser but had to dodge destroyer escorts. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif

04-30-2006, 05:55 PM
Lucky bugger!!
I've seen many Task forces on my map... but ohhhh!! so far awayyyyyyy http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/bigtears.gif

04-30-2006, 06:23 PM
Nice! I've never seen more than one BB in a task force. There's a recurring task force south of Ireland with a Bogue and bunch of escorts, and another pair of light cruisers that I see in AM-53 every now and then. They're always doing 30 kts so it's pretty tough to intercept them. I did it successfully for the first time yesterday, picked them up on the hydrophone and sprinted on the surface just close enough to engage the trailing Fiji before diving. The Dido got away, weaving madly and still doing 24 kts.

04-30-2006, 07:20 PM
gw is providing some great convoys with 3 bb's a fleet carrier and a bouge...no escorts....just keep in front of them..lots of troopships and tankers..... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

05-04-2006, 04:21 AM
I prefer standard gameplay (just with last patch) without any mods - it's harder but more satisfaction !