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Old 05-19-20, 04:46 PM   #1
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Default Coastal Waters--escorts with draft less than 1 meter?

I am in the Coastal Waters of TWOs. Has anybody encountered escorts with a draft less than 1 meter? Confession, I cheated. I had missed so many destroyers that I saved just prior to firing a torpedo. I set the draft at 3 meters—miss. I reloaded the campaign and set the draft to 2 meters—miss. I reloaded a third time and set the draft to 1 meter (not easy to do), and to no avail—miss. Is this a known bug?
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Old 05-19-20, 05:02 PM   #2
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I am in the Coastal Waters of TWOs. Has anybody encountered escorts with a draft less than 1 meter? Confession, I cheated. I had missed so many destroyers that I saved just prior to firing a torpedo. I set the draft at 3 meters—miss. I reloaded the campaign and set the draft to 2 meters—miss. I reloaded a third time and set the draft to 1 meter (not easy to do), and to no avail—miss. Is this a known bug?
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It's not a bug, it's a feature

German torpedoes were notoriously faulty in beginning of the war and one of the problems, which I think is modeled in TWoS, was that they sometimes ran 2-3 meters deeper than set. This doesn't always happen of course, but I had similar situations testing my coastal merchants (2-3 meters draft) - about one in three torpedoes set to 1 meter missed them and went below.

Another possible problem is if you use impact detonator, torpedo has to hit more or less at right angle. If it's a glancing hit on rounded bottom of the ship, it may just bounce off without exploding.
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Old 05-20-20, 07:20 AM   #3
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Thank you for the reply, kapuhy. I'll try one more time with the torpedo detonator set to magnetic. If I miss again, I will get on Kurt for better torpedo maintenance.
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Old 05-21-20, 07:20 AM   #4
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I ran my saved campaign a fourth time. I set the detonator to magnetic and it hit. Thank you kapuhy for the advice.
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