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Silent Victory: U.S. Submarines in the Pacific, 1941-45» Forums » Rules

Subject: Special Missions rss

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Tom Manning
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Have completed 6 patrols and have not encountered a SM..is this normal or am I doing something wrong? I had played the game "boot camp" style before feeling confident enough to launch my first patrol...again,not one SM,
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Brian Lemieux
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I had one full game, about 12 missions, without a single SM, I had another 11 mission game where I had 7 SM.

It really comes down to the luck of the roll I think.
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George Monnat Jr
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In my game with 8 patrols, I had 0 SMs.
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Barry Miller
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Four full games under my belt so far ... zero special missions.

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Tom Manning
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Thanks for the replies..just wanted to insure I was playing correctly..
The roll of the dice again,huh?
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Dave Webster
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Yeah, it pretty much is all about the dice. Some back-of-the-napkin math gives the following:

Australia Pearl Harbor
Date Chc of SM Chc of SM
1941 33.3% 0.%
1h 1942 8.3% 0.%
2h 1942 13.9% 19.4%
1h 1942 8.3% 8.3%
2h 1943 30.6% 30.6%
1h 1944 22.2% 11.1%
2h 1944 27.8% 27.8%
1945 41.7% 41.7%

So for any patrol prior to 1945, you have at best a 1/3 chance of rolling a special mission on each assignment, and usually a fair bit less.
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Dennis Canning
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"So for any patrol prior to 1945, you have at best a 1/3 chance of rolling a special mission on each assignment, and usually a fair bit less." Of course, if you take one of the special V boats (e.g., Nautilus) you have a 100% chance of a special mission.
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Dave Webster
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Mavs Fan wrote:
"So for any patrol prior to 1945, you have at best a 1/3 chance of rolling a special mission on each assignment, and usually a fair bit less." Of course, if you take one of the special V boats (e.g., Nautilus) you have a 100% chance of a special mission.

True, but still a 0% chance of rolling a special mission (the transport mission is automatically added)
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Kevin Morgan
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I just picked this up and on my first play through raised a question associated to this.

Am I correct that if you get to a patrol box with a "M", you only treat it as a special mission if one of the mission suffixes was noted with the patrol area when you first rolled for that year/month? Otherwise, you treat it as a normal encounter box?

I guess this makes sense because that is the only way you would know in advance that you had to carry mines and less torpedoes, for instance.

 
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Frank
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Correct.
 
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Kevin Morgan
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Thanks Frank.
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