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Old 07-19-2019, 04:42 PM   #1
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Just wondering, how many people play without the "Gods-Eye" mode? I tried it for a couple of patrols and it was really realistic but setting up attacks is way more difficult, especially on convoys.
I kinda got the hang of it, just shadow the target, run ahead and alongside him, turn 90 degrees, dive to periscope depth and run submerged to meet him at a range of 800-1000 meters and an AOB of 90° (hopefully ) and commence the attack. The whole attack set up only by eye on the surface not using the map.

I've played about with it for a while now and it completely changes the game for me. I've played SH3 with real-time contacts for 4 years now and this makes every encounter more tense and realistic IMO. Definitely try it if you haven't already

Be prepared to rip your hair out though

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Old 07-21-2019, 08:05 PM   #2
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Just wondering, how many people play without the "Gods-Eye" mode? I tried it for a couple of patrols and it was really realistic but setting up attacks is way more difficult, especially on convoys.
I kinda got the hang of it, just shadow the target, run ahead and alongside him, turn 90 degrees, dive to periscope depth and run submerged to meet him at a range of 800-1000 meters and an AOB of 90° (hopefully ) and commence the attack. The whole attack set up only by eye on the surface not using the map.

I've played about with it for a while now and it completely changes the game for me. I've played SH3 with real-time contacts for 4 years now and this makes every encounter more tense and realistic IMO. Definitely try it if you haven't already

Be prepared to rip your hair out though
Sounds fun, but I'm not sure I'd call it more realistic. Plotting a convoys positions, course, etc. on a map was done during any shadowing of such.
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Old 07-22-2019, 10:33 AM   #3
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Sounds fun, but I'm not sure I'd call it more realistic. Plotting a convoys positions, course, etc. on a map was done during any shadowing of such.
Yes, that was done IRL. Getting info on your target is much more difficult though and it definitely adds a "fog of war" effect
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Yes, that was done IRL. Getting info on your target is much more difficult though and it definitely adds a "fog of war" effect
Yeah, it's fun for sure. I like waiting until the target/convoy is around 45 degrees off of a 90 degree attack before turning in for the 90 setup.

I.e., around 225 degrees if the target is on your port side, 135 if on starboard.
That degree spread usually gives plenty of time to setup a 90 degree attack.
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