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VikingGrandad
05-28-2005, 02:47 PM
I have checked the (totally inadequate) SHIII manual and searched the forums here, but I can't find answers to these questions:

1. What do you have to do to win the "U-Boat Front Clasp Medal" or the "U-Boat War Medal"? I am in my first career, currently:
<UL TYPE=SQUARE>
<LI>May 1942
<LI>25 patrols completed
<LI>8,006.8 renown
<LI>Lieutenant Snr.
<LI>Iron Cross 2nd & 1st class, Knight's Cross with oak leaves, swords and diamonds
<LI>1,029,346 tons sunk (mostly merchants, destroyers, corvettes and armed trawlers - no carriers, battleships etc yet http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif )
[/list]
I have long since been awarded all the Iron/Knight's Crosses - but not these two medals. In fact, I was awarded my final two Knight's Cross grades (swords, and swords & diamonds) at the end of my 7th patrol (May 1940) during which I sunk just 5 merchants for a total of around 10,000 tons. Surely this performance was not worth either of these two prestigious awards, never mind both of them!?

2. How are promotions are earned? (for the player/captain, not the crew). I thought that you get promoted according to your renown, but it would seem from another post I read ( link (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/857101043/m/6221071523/r/9181072523#9181072523) ) that this is how medals are earned.

3. What's the highest possible rank you can achieve in SH3?

Ten-Eleven
05-28-2005, 03:22 PM
Have you always docked or just 'teleported' out of patrol?

I remember that in my first career I got both of those when I finally returned to port. On Patrol 10 or so....

VikingGrandad
05-28-2005, 04:27 PM
Originally posted by Ten-Eleven:
Have you always docked or just 'teleported' out of patrol?
Come to think of it, I think I always just hit the 'return to base' button when I'm out of torps/completed my patrol orders. Do you think you get the "U-Boat Front Clasp Medal" or the "U-Boat War Medal" for successfully docking at your home port?

VikingGrandad
05-29-2005, 06:09 AM
Also, if you do have to dock at your home base, do you have to perfectly position your u-boat in a one of the u-boat pens?

The Avon Lady
05-29-2005, 07:02 AM
Originally posted by VikingGrandad:
Also, if you do have to dock at your home base, do you have to perfectly position your u-boat in a one of the u-boat pens?
Search The Community Manual (http://www.communitymanuals.com/shiii/) for "dock".

VikingGrandad
05-29-2005, 09:37 AM
Originally posted by The Avon Lady:
Search The Community Manual (http://www.communitymanuals.com/shiii/) for "dock". Thanks for that. I found the info I needed, and a whole lot more - great website!

WihelmSchulz-
05-31-2005, 04:11 PM
I got it but I dont know how.Try sailing to home and click : Dock at ... U got to get close first tough