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King George V - I Salute You by Darfix King George V - I Salute You by Darfix
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So I've been playing Silent Hunter III again. After a campaign mission where I sank 3 British destroyers with one of my favorite "feint retreat" maneuvers, I found myself depth charged by a destroyer I didn't account for before it was too late. At around 200 meters I realized my U-boat was not going to come out of it so I blew the ballast in attempt to get to the surface. No luck. The rest of the way down (about 350 meters) I felt chills going down my spine as I could hear the hull crushing slowly around me. It truly would be a horrible way to die >_>

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So after that fate, I tried one of the "historical missions", where it was me and the Bismarck against a British Nelson Battleship, an anti-sub destroyer, and the ship pictured here, the King George V Battleship. I immediately sank the Nelson with four torpedoes to the starboard side. It sank in seconds. Then the anti-sub destroyer had a go at me so I had to submerge and the Bismarck sank =/ I managed to creep up to periscope depth and launched 2 torpedoes into the George's starboard side, crippling it, but not sinking it. I dove again as the anti-sub destroyer tried to have another go at me and snuck around to the George's port side. I crept up again and fired 2 torpedoes into the George's port side and one torpedo into the anti-sub destroyer's bow while it was looking for me. The destroyer sank quickly and the George was STILL floating after 2 torpedoes to the port side and 2 torpedoes to the starboard side! This screen shot here is the 5th torpedo, 3rd to the port side, which ended the George in only a few seconds after impact.

King George V, I salute you! :salute:

Aha, victory was mine--I triumphed over the crafty Brits! :D
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ajr568 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
1. What game is this?
2. How/why did the Bismarck sink in your game?
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Darfix Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
1. Silent Hunter III.
2. It's an interesting 'what if' scenario where you are in a U-boat trying to protect the Bismarck from several English destroyers and the battleships mentioned. It's been ages but in this specific instance I wasn't able to take down the heavy guns quick enough and the Bismarck sank from too much enemy fire.
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ajr568 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Dang. I silent hunter 3 for xbox 360 or computer?
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Darfix Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
PC, it's pretty old too, you can find it as a digital download for about $9.99 I am sure.

[link]

There is also a pretty awesome mod for it called the Grey Wolves Mod or something that that, that adds a TON of new ships to the game and really enhances the experience. I don't play the game without that mod installed.

Never played Silent Hunter IV or V, but I hear they aren't as good.
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ajr568 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you. Do I need the mod to get the Bismarck?
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Darfix Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Nah, the Bismarck is in the game by default. The mission you see here is just a 'skirmish' or practice mission. The main campaign is where the game is really fun, you play as a U-boat captain and you go through the entire WWII (if you can survive that long) with a specific Flotilla of your choice. You can see all of the 'famous' Battleships if the era in the game, but they are very, very rare.

The game is relatively realistic/to skill and it tries to place all of the ships in question at their relative positions in real life at that time. So, you will see the Bismarck usually docked in the port it spent its time docked in during the specific stage of the war you are fighting in. Prince of Wales, etc.

But the campaign, as I said, it's really difficult to spot any Battleships or Aircraft Carriers without specifically hunting them outright.

The mod is particularly more dangerous too, it adds submarine nets and underwater mines to most ports, but it is insanely satisfying to sneak into a port in the dead of night and sink a Heavy Cruiser or two in the process.

The mod makes it so realistic that I actually managed at one point to sneak into an English harbor before the war officially started. In the dead of night, I had my periscope as close to the water as possible to minimize detection. I sank a destroyer patrolling the harbor and since I wasn't detected, some British ships in port began to open fire out into the sea to try to take out what they thought attacked their patrolling ship. I started a brief fight against two British ships that way, it's really unreal.

Another thing that is incredibly cool and terrifying is when you're diving to avoid an approaching ship and it is dropping depth charges all around you. You can hear all the sounds, creaks, and terrifying noises from inside your U-boat, as well as water leaking in (you can see that too) if you take damage. It's very amazing, and I recommend it entirely.
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ajr568 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Meant to write sweet, sorry.
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ajr568 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Sweer! I'll defenetly consider it. If I do get it, and decide to get the mod, will you give me instructions on how to install the mod?
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Darfix Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
If I remember correctly it was just an executable, but it's been awhile.

[link]

I hope you enjoy it as much as I have if you decide to buy it :)
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One time in sillet hunter 3 i managed to save the bismrck but she was so badly damaged that she cant manouver or sail back to the port
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