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Hey everybody,
I was lent this game by a friend of mine who is really into board games, knows my penchant for history and is successfully trying to convince me I have a taste for solo-type board games. I played through it once already before I read the errata stating that refits should be 2 months minimum. I decided to use that as a practice round and what I am bringing to you will be my official playthrough of the game. I am aboard an unidentified Gato class sub to start my voyages and will be transferred (you'll see why) to the USS Cod, a similar Gato class shortly (I wanted to use that namesake for the heart of this gameplay).

I am playing this game in increments, so my reports will come in pieces. I tend to not rush through this game I've noticed. A patrol usually takes me at least half an hour. The first patrol may be a little less detailed than the rest as well. After the first, I decided it would be wise to take detailed notes. Without further delay, I will get into the action.

April 1942:
Our maiden voyage takes off from Pearl Harbor to Midway, but my crew seems to just be getting their sea legs still. We are run aground in transit. We are able to get the ship back in the water again, but some considerable damage is done to our hull.
On our 4th location we come across a passenger ship, the escorted Manko Maru. Have not seen any action to this point, we fire away and damage the ship, however its escort provides carnage of its own. We lose a motor, hydrophones, our SD radar, and do even more considerable damage to the hull. Fearing that the hull can't take much more punishment, I instruct the crew to leave the Manko. Despite coming across another escorted ship on our 5th location, we make a b-line for Pear Harbor and nurse our sub back to its safety.
Refit would've been considerably long, so long that the Navy is taking a chance on a young Lieutenant Commander like me and supplying me and my crew with a new sub to get us back in the water ASAP. We are taking the newly built USS Cod, with its 4 inch gun and better AA equipment. We hope to make most of this fortune.

July 1942:
We are back in the water in our new vessel and this new ship means new, bigger responsibilities. We are heading for the waters of the Japanese empire themselves.
Transit is uneventful but our first location brings up an escorted Passenger ship, the 5600 ton Maiyo Maru. Firing 6 torpedoes, we collect 5 hits, but 4 prove ineffective. The Maiyo is damaged, but not sunk. We avoid detection and decided to follow. We reload and fire 6 more torpedoes. This time 4 hit and the first is a critical hit that strikes and destroys the Maiyo. Despite it being daytime, we somehow still slip away.
Our second location brings a tiny 1600 ton ship that we choose to spare for another day, having allotted quite a few torpedoes this quickly into our patrol.
On our fourth location, misfortune strikes again as my chief engineer topples overboard. He can't be saved, and albeit cold for me to say, he is replaceable as he does not have above average skills yet, but we will have a hell of a time with repairs until we can return to Pearl Harbor
The sixth location finds us upon a 8400 ton freighter, the escorted Sanyo Maru. We find it during the day and decided to submerge and fired 4 aft torpedoes. All 4 hit and only 1 is ineffective, sinking the ship on our first effort. Our time with her escort though proves difficult. We suffer 4 depth charges in total. We lose an electric motor, we become flooded, we lose our radio contact and we lose our hydrophones. Finally, we avoid detection and limp away. Even with our chief engineer gone we are fortunate enough to fix the hydrophones, though a moot point at the 6th location.
At refit, we earn our first Battle Star having sunk 2 ships and I've met our new Chief Engineer. We will take off again in October.

October 1942:
Proving successful on the coast of the enemy, we are now headed to the Marianas. More negative unforeseen events occur though in our second location. We are Pooped! One unit of my crewmen are severely wounded and while being able to get our SD radar back, our new-fangled SJ radar is busted for the patrol.
Location 3 brings a warship upon us. It is the huge repair ship, the Asahi, totaling 11,400 tons. Its day, but we submerge and let loose a barrage of 6 torpedoes on the vessel. Only 2 hit, but neither are duds and one strikes decisively (for 4 hit points). We are detected by her comrades though and take another drubbing. We are detected and depth-charged 4 times again, even despite exceeding test depth! In the process, our new chief engineer is lightly wounded, we flood, we lose our dive planes, we lose 2 diesel engines and an electric motor. We are able to fix the engines and motors once we scamper away.
Location 6 finds us encountering the escorted, 2800 ton, freighter, the Pliyama Maru. Although it is day, and our previous damage, we fire 4 aft torpedoes and strike with all 4, but 3 of them prove ineffective. Our escort luck changes, and we avoid detection, allowing for another pass at the freighter. The escort remains, but we lock on this time at night time. 4 more aft torpedoes provide 3 hits this time. 2 of them end up being ineffective, but we do enough damage to sink the Pliyama and are able to sneak off into the night without further issue.
Refit will provide time for our injured crewmen to re-join us. We will be in port for 3 months, until February of 1943 as I damaged the hull when we exceeded test depth. This refit brings us our 2nd Battle Star and 2 more sunk ships. The Asahi really helped our tonnage total, which sits at 28,200.

This is probably about what my posts will look like. Thank you if you have read this far. Feel free to asks questions or provide suggestions. Feedback is always appreciated.

Thank you for reading!
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Nice write up, Daniel. I'm happy to see you under way in Cod, living in Cleveland I visit her often.
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I've been aboard myself. Its really fascinating stuff!
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After a three month refit, we find ourselves ready to disembark the Cod once again in February of 1943.

February 1943:
We are headed back for the shores of the Japanese empire. Transit is uneventful and we make it through our first location without any incident as well.
Our 2nd location brings us our first action of the patrol. We come across two escorted ships and their escort. The first ship is a large tanker, the 10,100 ton Tatekawa Maru and it is accompanied by the much smaller, 3300 ton freighter, Kanan Maru. With the opportunity to take out such a large vessel, we directed our attentions to the Tatekawa. I requested 6 forward torpedoes to be put in the water, all for the tanker. Just 2 of the torpedoes hit, and only 1 was effective. We did considerable damage, but didn't sink the ship. On top of that, we were detected. The escorts depth charge caused flood and damaged our anti-aircraft gun. After the first charge though we seem to disappear from the escort's grasp. Despite the damage, we pressed on and followed the Tatewaka. We caught a break as we followed the ship, it became a straggler, losing its connection with its escort. Having done most of the damage already, I felt comfortable putting just 2 more torpedoes in the water at close range. Even with the close proximity though, both missed. Feeling as I had botched the situation, we decided to follow the ship once again, but a new escort came to the Tatekawa's rescue. Luckily the escort did not detect us, and this time, to ensure the end of the Tatekawa, I put 4 more aft torpedoes into the water and with 2 hits put the Tatekawa out of its misery. We were able to skate out of the situation without the new-found escort finding us.
At location 3 we came across aircraft, but were able to dive with ease and escaped the planes' attention.
More odd happenings continued to show themselves at location 5, as we came across the tell-tale signs of a Japanese minefield, but we able to avoid any danger and get through it without incident.
Location 6 brought us to grips with a Japanese warship, a 1000 ton Coastal Defense vessel. Finding it at night, and with torpedoes still in tow, we put 6 forward torpedoes in the water against the warship. Three of the projectiles were hits, with 2 being effective, enough to send the warship to its demise. Although it was too late, an escort came to the aid of the Coast Def warship and unfortunately we were not able to get away. We took 4 damage from the vessel's depth charge, taking units of flooding, losing our periscope and a diesel engine. The first charge was followed by 2 more detections and 4 more hits to the Cod. Crew members suffered light injuries in the process, our flooding worsened, we lost our batteries and electric motor 4. After the three charges we were finally able to disappear from the escort's clutches and fix our periscope and batteries as we head back to port without any more conflict.
We had our electric motor and diesel engine, as well as our anti-aircraft guns fixed at port. Its been a year since I took charge of my crew and with that in mind, was eligible for a promotion. Despite sinking 6 ships worth 39,300 tons that promotion didn't come, so I will remain as a lieutenant commander for now. I am proud of my 3rd officer though, he received special recognition from command, you could say that he has become an expert. For our trouble, we received our third Submarine Combat Patrol Insignia and Battle Stars. To top if off, the Cod now has been fitting with a 5" gun and we are ready to head off after our repairs, in June.

June 1943:
Our good work near the Japanese shore must be noticed as we are headed back for our third patrol of that area. The early part of our patrol was uneventful.
Then yet again, more complications come in one of our patrol as we came to our 2nd location. We came across what I believed at the time to be a passenger ship, though we were not able to identify it. Command proved to be no help in giving us help and, not wanting an opportunity to go to waste, we approached and put 6 torpedoes in the water. We sank the ship without event, what we didn't know though was that the ship wasn't an ordinary passenger ship, but a hospital ship. When commander was able to identify it, we were in serious trouble. We were ordered directly back to port and our mission was deemed an unapproved failure. I personally received a letter of reprimand for my carelessness and a serious verbal barrage from my superiors.
If there is any good news, the Cod was spotless from our patrol and we will be back in the water in just 2 months. I'm fortunate that the Navy is still going to equip us with the new MK 18 electric torpedoes, 8 of them to be exact. I am having them loaded aft.

September 1943:
We are once again headed to the shores of the Japanese empire. Hoping this patrol will go much better than the last, we were somewhat relieved to not see any action for the first couple of locations, but were ready to go as we made an encounter at location three.
We found ourselves making up for be empty-handed to this point, as we came across a convoy and locked onto three ships in particular. A small freighter, the Meikai Maru and small passenger ship, the Chiyoda Maru were in our grasp, along with the large passenger ship, the Mizuho Maru. Having to divided our resources, we put 6 forward torpedoes into the nighttime waters, sending 2 at the Meikai and 4 at the Mizuho. We successfully got 2 hits on each ship, but all but 1 of the torpedoes was ineffective, as we did indeed do damage to the Mizuho. We found ourselves being detected by a convoy escort, but avoided the depth charge. Having already damaged it, we decided to follow the Mizuho and were fortunate that it was damaged bad enough that it lost track of its convoy, becoming unescorted. At day, we moved to close range and put 6 more forward MK 14 torpedoes in the water. We got 5 hits out of them and while 2 were ineffective the other 3 were enough to sink the Mizuho and send us on our way.

The next day at location 4 we found 2 more ships escorted in daylight. The ships were a small freighter and a small passenger ship, the Shanghai Maru and the Phiyoda Maru #36. With it being day, we found a perfect opportunity to try out the MK 18 torpedoes. We put 4 of those in the water and sent them at the Shanghai and its 4100 ton payload. All 4 of them hit, and while 2 of them were not effective, the other 2 were strong enough to sink the ship. We escaped detection, spared the Phiyoda and left the scene.

Location 5 brought us more action as we came across 2 more escorted ships at day. They were both large passenger ships, the Norfolk Maru and Nikki Maru. Getting somewhat low on torpedoes, we decided to focus on the larger of the 2 ships, the Norfolk. I requested 4 more MK 18 torpedoes to be put in the water, and while they worked so well last time, we only got 1 hit this time. We did damage, but did not sink the Norfolk. Luckily, we were not detected by the escort and damaged the Norfolk enough to make it stray away from its escort and become unescorted. Encountering the vessel again, this time at night, we surfaced, went to close range and unleashed hell on the ship. 4 MK 14s were in the water and we made use of 2 rounds of the 5" deck gun as well. 1 round as well as 3 torpedoes hit, and while only 1 torpedo was effective, we sunk the Norfolk and moved on without further conflict.

We did not observe any more ships, and were out of torpedoes anyway, but were able to get back to port without any problem. Although we had 3 altercations and sank 3 ships, the Cod took virtually no damage during our patrol and will be ready to go again in 2 months in December. For our efforts, the ship received its 4th Battle Star and I've been awarded a Bronze Star. Our tonnage total for the war stands at 58,500.

More to come. Thanks for reading!
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Thanks for the report. I like the narrative this game creates. If you're interested, check out the play-by-forum for this game at http://subron9.freeforums.net/thread/102/subron-9-recruitmen...

dayyne leeyynke wrote:
Transit is uneventful but our first location brings up an escorted Passenger ship, the 5600 ton Maiyo Maru. Firing 6 torpedoes, we collect 5 hits, but 4 prove ineffective. The Maiyo is damaged, but not sunk. We avoid detection and decided to follow. We reload and fire 6 more torpedoes. This time 4 hit and the first is a critical hit that strikes and destroys the Maiyo. Despite it being daytime, we somehow still slip away.

In case you missed this rule, if you follow a damaged ship, you can pick the time of engagement, so you could have attacked at night. [9.7.5]

Enjoy the story.
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Hey Daniel,

Enjoyed the posts. Seeing folks enjoy the game is very rewarding for us on the design side.

Good luck in your future patrols!

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Thanks for the report. I like the narrative this game creates. If you're interested, check out the play-by-forum for this game at http://subron9.freeforums.net/thread/102/subron-9-recruitmen...

dayyne leeyynke wrote:
Transit is uneventful but our first location brings up an escorted Passenger ship, the 5600 ton Maiyo Maru. Firing 6 torpedoes, we collect 5 hits, but 4 prove ineffective. The Maiyo is damaged, but not sunk. We avoid detection and decided to follow. We reload and fire 6 more torpedoes. This time 4 hit and the first is a critical hit that strikes and destroys the Maiyo. Despite it being daytime, we somehow still slip away.

In case you missed this rule, if you follow a damaged ship, you can pick the time of engagement, so you could have attacked at night. [9.7.5]

Enjoy the story.


That was a omission on my part. I was just going by the "treat the successful following as a new encounter" rule. You are totally right. Luckily it didn't hurt me.
 
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Hey Daniel,

Enjoyed the posts. Seeing folks enjoy the game is very rewarding for us on the design side.

Good luck in your future patrols!

Greg
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Thank you so much! Really enjoy your game!
 
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1943 is drawing to a close and another year to dawn appears to mean another year of bloodshed during World War II. We pick up in December of 1943 as the Cod is once again ready to disembark.

December 1943:
We get a very familiar assignment. We are headed back to the waters of the Japanese empire. For all the luck we have had in previous tours though in seeking and destroying enemy ships, you'd think we would have better luck than we do on this tour. We got nothing. Nothing at all. Not so much as a random time being run aground. There was no incident at any location and we made the voyage back to Pearl Harbor none the worse off either. Refit will be brief. We will be back out in 2 months and no action means no news, and a patrol deemed unsuccessful.

March 1944:
Its a new year and a new assignment. We are headed for the Philippines. As we have become accustomed though, there was more confused chaos for us early in our travels. In transit to the Philippines, we lost another man overboard. This time, it was out 3rd officer, had grown to be quiet the expert, but we lost him in a tragic accident during night duty and we not able to save him from the Pacific. I've grown weary of these happenstance tragedies.
We pressed on though to not have our now former 3rd officer not die in vein. At our 2nd location we came upon an escorted small freighter of 4300 tons, the Junpo Maru. At night, we put 6 MK14 torpedoes into the water and were fortunate enough to amount 4 hits, 3 of which were effective enough to sink the ship. Despite our success, we were detected by the Junpo's escort. The first depth charge missed, but 2 further detections and depth charges followed. We took flooding, lost a diesel engine, our SJ radar and anti-aircraft gun in the process. After the 3 charges we were finally able to escape, but were only able to fix the busted diesel engine.
After a respite, location 5 had us upon another ship and escort. This time we came across a large tanker, the 10,100 ton Toa Maru. We came across it at night again and having felt like the 6 torpedoes used on the Junpo had been overkill, only put 4 MK14s in the water this time. 3 hits and no duds later the ship was sunk, and better yet we went on our way undetected, able to escape into the night as if we never were there.
Lastly we came upon location 6 and once again were greeted by a Japanese ship and escort. This tanker was even larger than the Toa though, it was the 16,800 ton Nisshin Maru. Feeling cocky with our recent success with our improved torpedoes, and finding this ship at day, I put 4 MK 18 torpedoes in the water from their aft position. This was a completely botched firing though as not a single torpedo hit the target. We did escape detection though and I made the decision to follow the Nisshin. We successfully encountered the vessel again, this time at night, and I requested we fire our remaining 6 MK14 torpedoes. The MK14s proved more dependable. 5 hit, none of them were ineffective and we blew the Nisshin completely out of the water. On top of that, we escaped detection once again, and set a course for home.
Upon getting back to Pearl Harbor our Anti-Aircraft gun was fixed without issue as well as the SJ radar. Our new 3rd officer is heralded as an expert in his own right and I was pleased to greet him, although I wish it was with different circumstances. Despite the loss, I was awarded by 2nd Bronze Star and the Cod has received her 5th Battle Star. Our time in port brought me to my 2nd opportunity for promotion, but between our failed missions and my letter of reprimand, it just wasn't in the cards. All told, we should be back in the water in June.

June 1944:
I was pleased to know that we had another new assignment. This time we are headed to the shallow waters of the China Sea. Luckily, there were no early tragedies or dramas to this trip.
In fact, until location 3, there was not much of anything. At that spot however, we came across two escorted ships at night. They were the Ataka Maru and the Boko Maru, a 5200 ton passenger and 2300 ton freighter. Perhaps foolishly, I focused our attack on the Ataka, putting all 6 forward MK 14 torpedoes in the water with her as their intended target. 5 hit, without any being ineffective, and I can say I likely didn't need that many to sink it. Regardless, it was gone and without the opportunity to sink the other vessel, we were detected. We lost our SJ radar again in the process, but were able to get away after that first depth charge.
Location 5 brought us to a single ship. For once, this one was not escorted and we closed in immediately at day. From close range, I only requested 1 aft, MK18 torpedo and implored our deck gunner to fire at will, putting 2 rounds of ammunition into the 2900 ton freighter, the Nittatsu Maru. Everything was a hit, the torpedo and all the gunnery, which sent the Nittatsu to its dismay.
Unfortunately that would be the last encounter of our patrol, making me feel foolish for not conflicting with the Boko Maru earlier. This likely cost me another Bronze Star. However, we returned to Pearl Harbor unscathed and had no issue once again fixing the SJ radar. We received our 4th Submarine Combat Patrol Insignia as well as the Cod getting her 6th Battle Star. When we return to the water in September it will be with 4 more MK18s in tow, they are being swapped in as opposed to the MK14s. My preference appears to be for the 14s, and in future patrols, I may decide it to be more prudent to take more of the order torpedoes, but we will see how things go first.

Once again, thank you all for reading. Any questions or comments are totally welcomed.
 
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We return to action in September of 1944, about to embark on a type of mission we have not encountered yet.

September 1944:
We are headed to the Philippines, and for the first time, we will complete this mission as part of a wolfpack. Action early on for us was little to come by, but as we hit our third Philippine location, we encountered a large freighter, the Hakuyo Maru and its escort. We would go it alone in seeing to its destruction. At night, we fired 4 MK14 torpedoes at the vessel, and while only 2 hit, they were both effective and sunk the ship with ease. The Cod was able to disappear into the night as well, undetected by the maligned ship's escort.
Immediately after at our forth location, we came across a convoy, and at this point, it was time to rendezvous with the wolfpack. As our group approached the convoy, it caused panic for the Japanese, and their convoy scattered, leaving the ship we came across, a small freighter named the Shinshu Maru unescorted and separated. We moved to close range in the daylight and put just 2 MK14s into the water, but both hit effectively, sinking the Shinshu without any further incident.
Speaking of further incident, there was none for this patrol as our group headed back to Pearl Harbor successful. No damage had been done to the Cod whatsoever as she received her 7th Battle Star and 5th Submarine Combat Patrol Insignia. We would find ourselves back in the water, just before the new year in December.

December 1944:
We have drawn the same assignment as last time. Headquarters was happy enough with the wolfpack mission to the Philippines that we are doing it again. Things picked up a little bit quicker this time. At location two we came upon a large tanker, the Daishin Maru and its escort in the daylight. The decision was made to put 4 MK18 torpedoes in the water and two of them hit the vessel, but only one proved effective. Regardless of this the one successful projectile struck well enough to sink the ship as we scampered away unnoticed.
Right after this at our third location we met another ship, this time a small freighter named the Kinkasan Maru that was escorted as well. This time at night we put 3 MK14 torpedoes into the water and while only 1 hit the Kinkasan, it appeared to hit in a critical area for the vessel as it was sent to the ocean floor. Miraculously, for the second time in a row, we were able to get away without detection, patrolling our way through the Philippines with ease.
Not long after at our forth location we came across yet another escorted ship, this time it was the Ryuyo Maru, a large freighter at day. Although it was day, I put 4 MK14s into the water as they were available to me moreso than the MK18s (poor planning on my part). This decision proved smart in the immediate as three of the shots hit and while one was ineffective, the others struck and sunk the ship with ease. Unlike our previous encounters though, we were discovered and while the first depth charge missed, we encountered several more. In total, we took on 6 depth charges. We took on flooding, jammed the aft torpedo doors and half of the forward torpedo doors, lost the dive planes, lost an electric motor, our anti-aircraft gun, hydrophones and damaged our hull in the process. I didn't try to exceed test depth because up until late in the charges our hull was still in pristine condition and I did not want to be the cause of its initial damage. After all was done and we did eventually get away our engineer was able to fix most of the damage actually. We were left without our AA gun, dive planes, and half of our forward torpedo doors, however.
Luckily there were no more encounters in the coming locations and we returned to Pearl Harbor damaged, but fine. Refit would take longer to fix our hull and the remained ship elements that needed repair, but on the bright side, as my third year at sea came to a close in port, I received the news that I was being promoted to Commander for my efforts. The latest mission also brought me my third Bronze Star and the Cod received its 8th Battle Star. We are slated to return to the sea in May. At that point we will be flush with new torpedoes, the MK27s as well as the new radar jammer which will be equipped on our ship.

May 1945:
By this point we have heard the rumors. The war might be coming to a close soon, this very well could be our last voyage at sea. I am going to do my best to get us home safely, but at the same time, I feel the need to get out and leave a legacy, dismantling as many enemy ships as I can.
We find one early this time. In fact, we find two at our first location. They are both small freighters with an escort; they are the Tone Maru and Mayachi Maru. For all my talk of wanting to do well, I didn't plan my torpedoes very well with the advent of the MK27. For this reason, I am limited in the daylight to just 1 MK18 for each ship and both of them miss. We do go undetected by the enemy escort though and strike a plan to follow the vessels which is successful. It is still daytime, and seeing how being overly prudent went, I put 2 torpedoes in the water: 2 MK14s and 1 MK18 for each ship, steam bubbles be damned. One torpedo hits the Tone, enough to damage it. The Mayachi sinks from 2 blows and this time we are detected by the enemy escort. We take a depth charge that floods the Cod and damages its hull, and then a second one that takes our SJ radar and causes further flooding. We are able to pump that out though as no further detection prevails, and rather than risk it with so many locations to go, we decide to move on from the ailing Tone (I still question my decision).
We do not encounter another ship until we reach location 5, where we meet a convoy at day. I disperse 6 more torpedoes, one of the MK14 and one of the MK18 variety for each ship we find. Those ships are the small passenger ship, the Garges Maru, small freighter Tamon Maru #6 and small freigher Suez Maru. We get single hits on the Garges and Tamon, but the Tamon strike is not effective. The Garges strike is, but it does not sink the ship. We then find ourselves detected, and by depth charge, our deck gun is damaged and we lose a unit of crew that are severely wounded. No further detection happens and we follow the Garges, which while damaged, remains under escort. We move ourselves to close range at night and I decide to strike again, having avoided preemptive detection. The plan is to put 2 MK14s and an MK18 into the water for the Garges, and we will also include an MK27 for the escort. All 3 passenger-bound torpedoes hit successful and sink the Garges easily. Furthermore, the MK27 is a success as well, sinking the escort before it can inflict further damage.
That would be our last encounter, as we move away from location five. Nothing further occurred, and we went back to port successful. Originally we were slated to return to the seas in September, having to make repairs to the hull before our release, but by then the war came to a merciful end. In our last refit, our chief engineer reached expert status and the Cod received her 9th and final Battle Star while I received by own 4th Bronze Star. Despite this award, I was turned down from the promotion to Captain, but will happily retire having done my fair share in the way. In 12 patrols from April '42 to July of '45 we sunk 23 ships worth 132,900 tons, killing many giants along the way. While I wasn't the most decorated captain, with 4 Bronze Stars and 5 SCPIs, I would definitely claim that we were successful at sea.

Consider that the end of my play-through. I may yet do a brief final impressions post, but this concludes the gameplay. Comments and questions are still always welcome.
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Silent Victory was my first foray into solo war gaming and I have to say I was largely impressed. I appreciate the narrative that the game generates, its like a story mode, but its replayable because you hardly ever get the exact same actions happening twice.

Some people say the game is "on rails" too much. I disagree, what in lacks in choice, it makes up for in realism, and the uncertain feeling I get every time I roll for escort detection is incredible.

My one criticism is that for at over 130 thousand tons I sunk in my tours, I was never awarded more than a Bronze Star, but I can just say that my crew were unsung heroes of the war.

This is a fantastic game, with a great story. I had a blast with it.
 
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