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Seth Buttercrump 12-15-20 03:23 PM

The war is over!
 
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Originally Posted by Seth Buttercrump (Post 2711098)
I am currently battling through my first GWX campaign and have just completed my 33rd patrol during august 1943. It certainly gives a new lease of life to SH3 gameplay, and it is still my favourite sub game, having owned the original since 2005. My PC isn't really up to playing the newer ones anyway :)



My tonnage total is just short of the million mark, and the highlight so far was sinking HMS Hood in 1939. That was an interesting encounter, north of Scotland where I managed to penetrate the Task Force and hit her with 4 torpedoes, sneak away avoiding detection (not so easy later in the war of course) and then returned to find she was limping back towards Scapa Flow at 2 knots with her escorts a mile or two further ahead. 2 more torpedoes finished the job!


I have just completed the game- 46 patrols and just over 1.5 million tons of shipping sent to the bottom. SH3 Commander informed me that I was held captive by the Allies for 8 months and died in Berlin in 1969.

FeatsOfStrength 12-16-20 11:26 AM

Just started a new 1939 VIIB Campaign and I got the highest tonnage sunk I have ever managed in a single patrol (169,000gt), I was North West of Ireland and came across a large convoy, the convoy had no escort apart from HMS Rodney which was right in the middle of the convoy.

I sunk HMS Rodney, then reloaded and expended the last of my torpedo's on the other ships, at this point I realised there weren't any destroyers and the merchant ships weren't armed so I just went back and forth within the convoy using the deck gun and 20mm canon to sink every ship I could, I think I sunk close to 30 ships in the end all in one place.

Seth Buttercrump 12-18-20 10:02 AM

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Originally Posted by FeatsOfStrength (Post 2714075)
Just started a new 1939 VIIB Campaign and I got the highest tonnage sunk I have ever managed in a single patrol (169,000gt), I was North West of Ireland and came across a large convoy, the convoy had no escort apart from HMS Rodney which was right in the middle of the convoy.

I sunk HMS Rodney, then reloaded and expended the last of my torpedo's on the other ships, at this point I realised there weren't any destroyers and the merchant ships weren't armed so I just went back and forth within the convoy using the deck gun and 20mm canon to sink every ship I could, I think I sunk close to 30 ships in the end all in one place.


Impressive!


I too have just begun another campaign with the VIIB and sank 12 Polish ships in my 2nd mission. I have just completed my 3rd patrol and while attempting to sneak into Scapa Flow suddenly found myself in the path of a huge fleet, and managed to sink both HMS Hood and Illustrious - made easier by the fact they were sailing in tandem!


Update: In my 6th patrol I managed to sink HMS Hood again, this time off the Irish coast! I wonder if I'll be able to get her again before I get the official radio message next year?

Kapitän 12-24-20 05:21 AM

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
 
... The crew of U 112 is enjoying the Christmas holidays with their families, as their boat is overhauled, far away in the Lorient shipyard. Among other work being done, both Diesel Engines and the A-Periscope are being repaired, and a 3.7cm-SK-C/30 Flak Gun is being installed aft of the conning tower.

They know, that they need to "charge their batteries", because, in the new year, they will be sailing the oceans again and will have to "weather the storms" together, that the next war patrol surely will bring ...

On behalf of U 112 and it's entire crew,

MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL !!!

FeatsOfStrength 12-26-20 10:05 AM

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Originally Posted by Seth Buttercrump (Post 2714419)
Impressive!


I too have just begun another campaign with the VIIB and sank 12 Polish ships in my 2nd mission. I have just completed my 3rd patrol and while attempting to sneak into Scapa Flow suddenly found myself in the path of a huge fleet, and managed to sink both HMS Hood and Illustrious - made easier by the fact they were sailing in tandem!


Update: In my 6th patrol I managed to sink HMS Hood again, this time off the Irish coast! I wonder if I'll be able to get her again before I get the official radio message next year?

I managed to get the Hood (NE of the Hebrides) and the Nelson (SW of Cornwall) in the same patrol, I'm only up to September 1940 though I am equally interested to see what happens when the Bismark showdown comes in game. I have a funny feeling that the radio messages etc will happen anyway though this game has suprised me before.

Mandrisk 12-26-20 10:09 AM

My current campaign ended abruptly when sailing NW of the Orkneys towards my assigned grid, under a heavy storm, my watch crew noticed a destroyer just 600 m. away. They fried us.

Seth Buttercrump 12-30-20 02:02 PM

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Originally Posted by FeatsOfStrength (Post 2716384)
I managed to get the Hood (NE of the Hebrides) and the Nelson (SW of Cornwall) in the same patrol, I'm only up to September 1940 though I am equally interested to see what happens when the Bismark showdown comes in game. I have a funny feeling that the radio messages etc will happen anyway though this game has suprised me before.


I'm now up to May 41, just passed a million tons, and for the first time been promoted to Kapitanleutnant. I have had the official Bismark/Hood radio messages as expected.

Seth Buttercrump 01-08-21 01:34 PM

My campaign has now reached Dec 1942- 2 million tons sunk, and in my last mission managed to sink 4 Bogue class carriers and totalled over 100k for the second time. In one previous mission I tailed a wounded large tanker for several days, and over 2000km, hoping for the weather to clear so I could finish her off with the deck gun, but eventually lost contact in a storm south of Ireland.

Kapitän 01-09-21 04:27 AM

U 112 Type IXB 1941/2021 - 4th War Patrol - Preparation & Outfitting
 
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Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2715900)
... The crew of U 112 is enjoying the Christmas holidays with their families, as their boat is overhauled, far away in the Lorient shipyard. Among other work being done, both Diesel Engines and the A-Periscope are being repaired, and a 3.7cm-SK-C/30 Flak Gun is being installed aft of the conning tower.

They know, that they need to "charge their batteries", because, in the new year, they will be sailing the oceans again and will have to "weather the storms" together, that the next war patrol surely will bring ...

On behalf of U 112 and it's entire crew,

MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL !!!



Started a new career in August 2019, to commemorate the beginning of WWII, 80 years ago ...

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KTB - U 112

Thursday, 9 January 1941 - Lorient

B.d.U. is on vacation from 9 January 1941 until 1 February 1941. His substitute is Frgt.Kpt. GODT.

Taking boat out of dry dock and putting on charging station. Beginning of pre-war patrol preparation.

During the shipyard time, a Diesel Fireman 1cl. was transferred to another Uboat and was replaced by a Boatswain’s Mate 2cl. on his first post-training deployment, as an additional lookout. Due to this, the Warrant Machinist-D will have to man the Stbd.-Diesel watch on the next war patrol.

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.

Kapitän 01-10-21 07:33 AM

U 112 Type IXB 1941/2021 - 4th War Patrol - Preparation & Outfitting
 
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Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2719890)


Started a new career in August 2019, to commemorate the beginning of WWII, 80 years ago ...

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KTB - U 112

Thursday, 9 January 1941 - Lorient

B.d.U. is on vacation from 9 January 1941 until 1 February 1941. His substitute is Frgt.Kpt. GODT.

Taking boat out of dry dock and putting on charging station. Beginning of pre-war patrol preparation.

During the shipyard time, a Diesel Fireman 1cl. was transferred to another Uboat and was replaced by a Boatswain’s Mate 2cl. on his first post-training deployment, as an additional lookout. Due to this, the Warrant Machinist-D will have to man the Stbd.-Diesel watch on the next war patrol.

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.

Started a new career in August 2019, to commemorate the beginning of WWII, 80 years ago ...

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KTB - U 112

Friday, 10 January 1941 - Lorient

Taking on of Fuel Oil (176.2cbm) and Lubrication Oil.

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.

Seth Buttercrump 01-10-21 10:22 AM

I just broke my personal record with a haul of 132000 tons, including 4 more carriers and a Brooklyn cruiser. My last action was against a mid-atlantic convoy where I sank a large merchant and a 24000 ton troop carrier, but was gutted to then happen across an ailing HMT Aquitania with no torpedoes left. I tailed her for a while but she sank before the weather allowed me the opportunity to fire my 6 remaining 105mm shells into her in the hope of getting the credit. It was a lengthy patrol too- 34 days.

Kapitän 01-11-21 03:28 AM

U 112 Type IXB 1941/2021 - 4th War Patrol - Preparation & Outfitting
 
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Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2720138)
Started a new career in August 2019, to commemorate the beginning of WWII, 80 years ago ...

++++

KTB - U 112

Friday, 10 January 1941 - Lorient

Taking on of Fuel Oil (176.2cbm) and Lubrication Oil.

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.

Started a new career in August 2019, to commemorate the beginning of WWII, 80 years ago ...

++++

KTB - U 112

Saturday, 11 January until Sunday, 12 January 1941 - Lorient

Trimming trials and test cruise. Testing of Navigational and Radio Equipment.

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.

Kapitän 01-13-21 03:42 AM

U 112 Type IXB 1941/2021 - 4th War Patrol - Preparation & Outfitting
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2720342)
Started a new career in August 2019, to commemorate the beginning of WWII, 80 years ago ...

++++

KTB - U 112

Saturday, 11 January until Sunday, 12 January 1941 - Lorient

Trimming trials and test cruise. Testing of Navigational and Radio Equipment.

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.

Started a new career in August 2019, to commemorate the beginning of WWII, 80 years ago ...

++++

KTB - U 112

Monday, 13 January until Wednesday, 15 January 1941 - Lorient

Taking on of Provisions, Ammunitions and Torpedoes.

Ari and A/A ammunition:
- 10.5cm-SK-C/32: 150 x SpG plus 30 x LkG
- 3.7cm-SK-C/30: 800 x ZlG plus 400 x PbG
- M.G.-2cm-C/30: 4000 x PbG

Taking on of torpedoes:
- Tubes I-VI: G7e, K-b
- Bow above floor plates: 2 x G7e, K-b
- Bow under floor plates: 2x G7e, K-b & 2 x G7a, K-a
- Aft under floor plate: 2 x G7a, K-a
- Upper deck containers: 8 x G7a, K-a
All with fuse Pi-G7H (only AZ / Pi-1 without MZ)

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.

Seth Buttercrump 01-14-21 08:07 AM

Having just watched the remake of 'Das Boot' I have now adopted the von Reinhartz technique for avoiding destroyers when I disable a carrier that refuses to sink :03:




However I have discovered during my last mission that this strategy only works at night- I have just executed the maneouvre in daylight and the destroyers called in air support which ended up sinking the carrier while I was hiding under it!

Kapitän 01-16-21 11:03 AM

U 112 Type IXB 1941/2021 - 4th War Patrol - Preparation & Outfitting
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Kapitän (Post 2720906)
Started a new career in August 2019, to commemorate the beginning of WWII, 80 years ago ...

++++

KTB - U 112

Monday, 13 January until Wednesday, 15 January 1941 - Lorient

Taking on of Provisions, Ammunitions and Torpedoes.

Ari and A/A ammunition:
- 10.5cm-SK-C/32: 150 x SpG plus 30 x LkG
- 3.7cm-SK-C/30: 800 x ZlG plus 400 x PbG
- M.G.-2cm-C/30: 4000 x PbG

Taking on of torpedoes:
- Tubes I-VI: G7e, K-b
- Bow above floor plates: 2 x G7e, K-b
- Bow under floor plates: 2x G7e, K-b & 2 x G7a, K-a
- Aft under floor plate: 2 x G7a, K-a
- Upper deck containers: 8 x G7a, K-a
All with fuse Pi-G7H (only AZ / Pi-1 without MZ)

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.

Started a new career in August 2019, to commemorate the beginning of WWII, 80 years ago ...

++++

KTB - U 112

Thursday, 16 January 1941 - Lorient

Final repairs and basin trials.

RST
Kptlt.&Cmdr.


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