Advice - Use of Submarines

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massina_nz
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Advice - Use of Submarines

Post by massina_nz » Thu Nov 15, 2012 7:49 pm

Hi, I'm looking for some advice on the use of submarines. In the the early war they seem somewhat pathetic. I've even seen a Battleship run into them when they were hidden, and the sub suffered 5 hits to none. I'm used to seeing the reverse happen in CEAW. And advice would be useful.

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Re: Advice - Use of Submarines

Post by Myrddraal » Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:01 pm

Subs aren't particularly powerful, their advantage lies in stealth. Subs can't be attacked unless they attack first (unless you have the misfortune of an enemy unit moving to the same hex), so try to pick on isolated convoys. Don't use the to take on the enemy navy directly. In particular, avoid taking on the enemy navy within four hexes of one of their home ports. In this area they will get a significant bonus.

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Re: Advice - Use of Submarines

Post by massina_nz » Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:34 pm

Myrddraal wrote:Subs aren't particularly powerful, their advantage lies in stealth. Subs can't be attacked unless they attack first (unless you have the misfortune of an enemy unit moving to the same hex), so try to pick on isolated convoys. Don't use the to take on the enemy navy directly. In particular, avoid taking on the enemy navy within four hexes of one of their home ports. In this area they will get a significant bonus.
Excellent advice, thnaks, I know what I was doing wrong. The enmy ship landed on my Hex within close range of a home port, that explains why I was walloped.

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