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Old 12-01-2019, 12:15 PM   #1
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Default John Tiller Software Naval Campaigns Wolfpack

This game has just been released, according to blurb can be played from both the submarine side and the ASW side. Includes 50 scenarios from single unit to wolfpack convoy attacks, and 2 campaigns, one based on Gunther Prien, the other covering 1940-45 in the Atlantic. Interface looks like all the other J Tiller games, hope the AI is a little better!


So far no reviews on this game, but there may be some on the older games in the Naval Campaign series. Anyway could be interesting for sub simmers looking for a different angle on things.


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Old 12-06-2019, 01:00 PM   #2
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I would be interested in hearing any thoughts on the game, also. I'm tempted, because I don't know of another game that simulates the Battle of the Atlantic from the allied side. However, I'm reluctant to buy because of both the price ($40) and I wasn't too impressed with JT's Jutland when it came out 17 years ago. Has anyone given it a try? If so, what are your thoughts?
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Old 12-13-2019, 11:27 AM   #3
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Here is a review I found. Looks interesting
https://www.wargamer.com/reviews/nav...igns-wolfpack/
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Old 12-13-2019, 12:03 PM   #4
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Old 12-14-2019, 11:49 AM   #5
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I read the review. It sounds like the chief reason to buy Wolfpack is that it allows you to play as the escorts. That is not a minor thing, as that makes Wolfpack the one computer game that I am aware of that allows that. I may have to buy it, if for no better reason than to support the team that made it.
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Old 12-17-2019, 05:43 AM   #6
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In case anyone is interested, I have published some of my own scenarios. Link on my signature.
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Old 12-17-2019, 12:26 PM   #7
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Old 12-18-2019, 03:32 AM   #8
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Old 12-18-2019, 05:45 AM   #9
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A Warm Welcome To The Subsim Community > goldfinger351
Also A Warm Welcome Back To lecrop good to have you back
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Old 12-19-2019, 09:29 AM   #10
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Fourth scenario added:

The sinking of the Avenger - 15 November, 1942: In preparation for the Operation Torch, the Convoy MKF-1Y reached Gibraltar Harbour on the morning of November 14th before sailing for the UK at 1800 hours. The convoy came under attack 45 nm south of Cape Santa Maria, Portugal. Shortly after 0305 on the morning of the 15th, the convoy escort commander ordering an immediate turn to starboard, detecting a U-Boat in the area; U-155, under the orders of KptLt. Adolf Cornelius Piening was at that moment preparing to fire torpedoes, and was forced to fire from a considerably longer distance that originally planned. Piening fired two torpedoes at this longer range, and a third shortly after as the range closed. The first ship hit was the USS Almaack, she was hit as she steadied on the new heading, and moments later a second ship, the HMS Ettrick. The third torpedo struck the escort carrier HMS Avenger port side amidships at 0320. This was a catastrophic hit and the resulting explosion ripped through her Bomb Room and ignited the munitions stored there; the ship literally had her guts torn out by the resulting secondary explosions. The centre section of the ship gone her bow and stern sections rose in the air as her back broke; HMS Avenger sunk in under 5 minutes with only 12 survivors. The Commanding Officer, 67 Officers and 446 ratings were lost.

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Old 12-20-2019, 02:39 AM   #11
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Fifth (and last for now) scenario added:

Nightmare Convoy - 19 August, 1941: Convoy OG-71 was the 71st of the numbered OG convoys Outbound from the British Isles to Gibraltar. The convoy departed Liverpool on 13 August 1941 and was found on 17 August by a ****e-Wulf Fw 200 Condor of Kampfgeschwader 40. Starting on August 19, it became the first convoy of the war to be attacked by a German wolfpack, when reached by 8 U-boats operating out of Brest. Ten ships comprising a total tonnage of 15,185 tons were sunk before the U-boats lost contact on 23 August. This convoy was known as "Nightmare Convoy". Eight merchant ships, two naval escorts and over 400 lives were lost, including 152 from the commodore's ship, Aguila. The Aguila losses included the 22 "lost Wrens" (members of the Women's Royal Naval Service, or WRNS) who had volunteered for duties at Gibraltar. After this, Wrens were never sent again on passenger liners in convoys, but transported on HM ships.

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Old 12-23-2019, 11:44 AM   #12
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Nice work, lecrop
I will try them when I find time for this promising game.
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