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Cold Waters - 1984 Campaign, first engagement
« on: June 05, 2017, 08:40:43 PM »
Just a quick picture AAR of my first engagement in the 1984 Campaign.

The start.



As always, click the pics for larger views.

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Re: Cold Waters - 1984 Campaign, first engagement
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2017, 08:43:23 PM »
Choosing which sub to drive... Los Angeles class fer me.




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Re: Cold Waters - 1984 Campaign, first engagement
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2017, 08:45:52 PM »
My new command, the USS Albuquerque SSN-706.


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Re: Cold Waters - 1984 Campaign, first engagement
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2017, 08:48:41 PM »
Next is a series of articles setting the stage for the war.












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Re: Cold Waters - 1984 Campaign, first engagement
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2017, 08:54:02 PM »
Then the war starts. (too many pics fer previous post)


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Re: Cold Waters - 1984 Campaign, first engagement
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2017, 08:56:03 PM »
My posting, mission and loadout.





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Re: Cold Waters - 1984 Campaign, first engagement
« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2017, 09:00:13 PM »
Strategic map.
Notice all ground forces are driving the same vehicle...  :P
First annoyance is that things are moving really fast on this map and so is time, so you need to get moving and find your target. Game needs a pause button here so you can get your bearings.



I'm supposed to be chasing that red Soviet sub symbol... but more show up and I end up engaging something completely different.
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Re: Cold Waters - 1984 Campaign, first engagement
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2017, 09:04:03 PM »
When you meet on the strat map you move the engagement... but yer not told exactly what yer meeting...



I chose to close the starting distance to 15kyds

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Re: Cold Waters - 1984 Campaign, first engagement
« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2017, 09:09:00 PM »
Starting situation. Bottom left corner shows I'm doing 10 kts on a course of 124 at 250ft depth. Left corner shows that there is a lot of noise from the stormy weather top side and where the weak thermal layer is.


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Re: Cold Waters - 1984 Campaign, first engagement
« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2017, 09:12:19 PM »
Sail around trying to find my contact again. Ah, that direction. A passive sound detection.


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Re: Cold Waters - 1984 Campaign, first engagement
« Reply #10 on: June 05, 2017, 09:15:10 PM »
Contact! I manage to match the sound pattern on the waterfall display and my solution rating goes to 94% giving me a good solution aiming point for my torp.


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Re: Cold Waters - 1984 Campaign, first engagement
« Reply #11 on: June 05, 2017, 09:16:45 PM »
Forgot to take a screen shot of my torp enroute but here's my first kill!



And on the surface

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Re: Cold Waters - 1984 Campaign, first engagement
« Reply #12 on: June 05, 2017, 09:19:52 PM »
Looking for my next target I "spot" a noise maker so I head that way.


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Re: Cold Waters - 1984 Campaign, first engagement
« Reply #13 on: June 05, 2017, 09:22:33 PM »
Getting noise from on top so take a quick look and see this!  :o ACK! and if you look closely you can see a sonobouy he's dropped!



And a view from beneath the waves.


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Re: Cold Waters - 1984 Campaign, first engagement
« Reply #14 on: June 05, 2017, 09:25:14 PM »
I then stumble upon an enemy torp circling in search mode... steer away from that.