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11-23-2007, 02:35 AM
I've just finished my first RUM. It was a lot of work, but alot of fun. I have set it up to the established RUM protocol. It is the reenactment of U-853's last engagement off the coast of Rhode Island. Enjoy! :arrgh!:
11-24-2007, 09:32 PM
As soon as GWX 2.0 is available, I will modify this mission to include the U.S. Navy airships K-16 & K-58 from Lakehurst Naval Air Station that participated in this action. GWX 2.0 makes this possible!!! Cheers! :up: To the GWX Team! :D
11-25-2007, 07:03 AM
Great! There is so few poeple creating missions and especially RUM....i will try asap & let you know how I did!
I tried once to create a mission but it was just a big mess :cry:
Thanks a lot for your work.....
11-26-2007, 06:47 PM
Thanks Man! :D
01-01-2008, 12:58 AM
Hello everyone! Happy New Year! I have been really enjoying GWX 2.0, as I know many of you have also! I have updated my first RUM (RUM 450505,U853) and added K-16 & K-58 U.S. Navy airships to the mission. [Thank You GWX 2.0 for airships!:D ] I have also posted another two RUMs on file front as well. The latest being RUM 420523,U588. I have a few more missions that I hope to post this month that occured in grid square CA. The U-boat action that occured here is interesting to me as it happened close to where I live in New Jersey.
01-02-2008, 01:38 AM
I had some time off from work today so I tried my hand at another SP mission. Since I live in NJ, I have been intrigued by the amount of U-Boat activity that has taken place off our shore in WWI & WWII. Interestingly, it does not ever seem to get much "press". One of the more intriguing events that have cought my attention was the tragic encounter between the USS Jacob Jones & U-578. You will find this on my Filefront page as "SH3_Mis_RUM420228,U578" It was a little tough to setup. :hmm:
The event took place early in the morning with a full moon and a clear sky. Also Rehwinkel was ON THE SURFACE observing the USS Jacob Jones approach! Result is the U-Boat could not be placed in the game too close to the DD, or the DD automatically goes into an attack run. :o After much trial and error, I have managed to place the U-Boat at a distance that the destroyer does not see it, but the U-Boat still has a chance at engaging the DD. Hope U folks like it. Cheers GWX!:D
01-06-2008, 12:08 AM
From the research I've done, Korvettenkapitän Ernst-August Rehwinkel of U-578, definitely qualifies as a Captain with some serious "Brass Ones".:arrgh!: First, he set up a trick by switching on his navigational lights to appear as though he was a fishing vessel when the American tanker R.P. Resor was close by. This ruse allowed him to get very close to this tanker before firing a fan of two torpedoes at her. The very next night he waited ON THE SURFACE as the USS Jacob Jones steamed right into firing range. Mind you he had this mindset AFTER having been rammed by a Soviet patrol boat in combat on a previous war cruise! Interesting!
If anyone is interested, I have written a RUM concerning the R.P. Resor incident. You can find it @ my FileFront page as SH3_Mis_RUM 420227U578_SP. I have been able to get in submereged, but it's a bit tougher on the surface, as there are no tricks to pull in SH3, & SH3 AI doesn't really fall for any gags, anyway.
01-06-2008, 12:12 AM
This sounds great, but what does RUM mean?
01-06-2008, 10:04 AM
Its something like Re enacted Uboat Mission
or Real Uboat Mission :hmm:
Basically is as historic as can be
Nice work marv2112
They arent easy to script
01-06-2008, 06:41 PM
I adopted the format laid out in the Community Manual:
Under the subtitle Reenacted U-Boat Mission (RUM) it goes into detail on how to set one up. I remember when the Avon Lady came up with this idea and I really liked it, so I went with it. There haven’t been a whole lot of missions submitted in this format, so I figured I would chip in with my missions in this format. Also, there haven’t been a lot of missions for the US East Coast in the Massachusetts to Delaware area either, so I figured for my first missions I would stick to this area before spreading out. Just a thought.
Also, some players may NOT care for a mission title like: “RUM 420227, U578”. If that’s the case you can easily rename the mission to something you like better. For instance, you may prefer the title: “R.P. Resor” or “Manasquan, NJ 27 Feb 1942” or whatever you like. What you have to do is rename the mission folder AND the .mis file in it to have the EXACT SAME NAME. Then the mission will appear in your mission list as what you want it to be during the game.
01-27-2008, 02:00 AM
Cheers to all you subsimmers!:arrgh!: After doing a quite a bit of reading I have completed another single player Reenacted U-Boat Mission. It is the final action of U-66 as part of the "first wave" of Paukenschlag boats. The action takes place near Diamond Shoals off Cape Hatteras, NC. It took a bit of trial & error to get U-66 & the other participants placed as close as I could to where the sources say they were. I have included a history HTML file with references as per RUM instructions. You can find it @ my Filefront page as: RUM 420124,U66, if anyone would like to try it. Enjoy! :D
01-27-2008, 09:57 AM
Have them all :up:
01-27-2008, 10:28 PM
Thank you much bigboywooly!:D One of my favorite historical U-Boat missions was “Bucket Brigade” authored by Wilhelm Schulz. I had read Torpedo Junction by Homer Hickman in the past and immediately new the cast of characters when playing the mission. GWX 2.0 has the updated version of it, and I highly recommend it to everyone interested in historical missions. U-136 was able to survive that encounter, so I have written one of the sequels to it. U-136 attacked and sank the British freighter Empire Drum north of Bermuda on April 24, 5 days after damaging the Axtell J. Byles. Then on 28 April 1942, U-136 faced the Dutch freighter Arundo off Sea Girt, NJ. I chose the Arundo encounter because it is about 45 mins from where I live in NJ. Of course the loss of human life is of paramount importance, but I couldn't help wince when reading that 5000 crates of Canadian Beer went into the drink too! :o Yikes! AAHRGG! John Belushi would die! LOL. If anyone is interested it can be found on my Filefront page as Rum420428,U136. Cheers!:arrgh!:
02-28-2008, 02:08 AM
If anyone is interested, I've put togather a mission for U-701 on 28 June 1942. Kapitänleutnant Horst Degen's U-701 was a top scoring type VII boat off north America. He accomplished this feat not so much by by torpedo, but by mines that were laid in the entrance to Chesapeake Bay. U-701 was even successful in sinking a Coast Guard vessel via deck gun in a night dual! This mission includes GWX 2.0 Hudson Bombers as the air portion of SS William Rockefeller's escort.
Unfortunately, there was one thing in particular that greatly displeased me in my reading about this particular boat. :down: It is the work of modern- day wreck looters! They have really gone too far! This is one of the only U-Boats that until recently was unmolested in US Waters. U-701 IS A WAR GRAVE AND SHOULD BE RESPECTED AS SUCH!!! It disgusts me that this U-Boat has also fallen victim to the selfish wreck-looting community of some unscrupulous divers. I am VERY sure that the individuals doing this would not be happy if someone were to dig up THEIR parent's or grandparent's grave in search of souvenirs! It makes me sick.:nope:
02-28-2008, 02:23 AM
Thank you Mary2112, just D/L them all. Puts:up:
06-14-2008, 01:21 PM
Well, I have been a bit tardy in upgrading GWX from 2.0 to 2.1. It is absolutely fantastic! I extend a huge Thank You to everyone that has made this mod possible! :D
For those of you that are interested, I have tested & played RUM 450505U853, &
RUM 420628U701 on SH3 modded to GWX 2.1. They worked with no problems despite the fact I made them with the Mission editor modded to GWX 2.0. I am hoping the other 7 missions I wrote will also work with GWX 2.1. I will let you know If any have problems. If they do have problems, I will upgrade them.
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