View Full Version : Ducimus, Just curious, what was your vision for SubRon 50?
01-18-2008, 11:44 AM
I have been loving TM 1.7.5 for a while now and everytime I scan across the map (when I am bored) I cant help but notice that shiny anchor on the coast of Scotland. I was reading up on SubRon 50 here http://www.navy.mil/navydata/cno/n87/usw/issue_6/silent_victory.html (at the end in yellow) and while these boys served valiantly, they really didnt have much to do. They really only saw action in 1942 and by mid 1943 they were transferred to the Pacific due to lack of targets.
I guess you could script the squadron to transfer to Pearl in '43 but with no Panama Canal that would be a LONG cruise! :doh:
I'm not knocking the idea. In fact, I think your "out of the box" thinking here is great! I'm just wondering whats going on in your head concerning SubRon 50 in SHIV.
01-18-2008, 01:12 PM
Idea behind it.
- After playing SH3 for so long, I Figured it would be fun to revist old haunts on the side of the conflict.
- Give someplace the opportunity to sink things sailing under swastika with giddy glee. Oringaly i was going to mod in AI type 7 uboats to go along with the type9 i already have in.
- Open the doors for folks in the UK who wanted to patrol around their home waters on their own side of the war for a change. I can understand their interest, and probably digust that they never really been able to to do this. This is why i included the S class. Although its not a brit S class, i figure its close enough.
Overall its just an idea that i let go "live". I figure if theres any brit who's seriously intrested in it, they'll take it and expand on it. To do it right, theres a whole lot that needs to be done. German aircraft, german capital warships, harbor traffic, coastal defenes, Allied traffic, allied aircraft, etc. Since its such a minor footnote as US subs are concerned, i really didnt spend much time on it, and didn't leave the flotilla open for very long. As an alternative theater for the brits, one could leave it open for most of the war if it were fleshed out more.
Orignally i called it Subron50, and in the files its called subron50, but ingame i removed all references to Subron 50 i think. Err except for the subtender at holy loch.
01-18-2008, 09:53 PM
Thanks for the answer. I hope that this "seed" will someday grow....
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