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Old 06-04-2009, 12:50 PM   #1
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Exclamation Hunt for the USS Hornet Veteran

Does anyone know how to play this mission... its killing me!

I always start with killing the 2 DD's coming towards me, but i get raped by the two US subs. Why do they ALWAYS hit you with their torpedo's. Its so frustrating.

If i manage to kill the 5 ships in the convoy i always have one sub left. Then all of the sudden your being hunted by yet another DD, the two subs from the start and a new sub.

And your supposed to torpedo the uss hornet.... what the hell?
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Old 06-04-2009, 01:30 PM   #2
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Ok I did it!

Here's my tactic:

As soon as the mission starts full ahead trottle on torpedo depth. Two DD's will come after you, focus on the right one first since he's the closest to you. Go play a game of chicken with him and wait for him to be somewhere arond 0,4 miles before you unleash max 3 torpedos so he cant evade them. You must hit a DD 2 times for it sinks. If you don't kill him here just restart.

If you did kill him aim your sub at the second dd, he will come by from left to right 0.4 miles away. Perfect bow shots!

So now you killed the Cargo Group escort but you're not there yet. Before going after the cargo ships make sure you kill both US subs cause they can be a pain in the butt if left unharmed.

When you killed both US subs your home free and you can surface right in the middle of the Cargo group because they do not have any guns. Make sure to kill the last 3 ships before going after the 5 highlighted ships so you get the secret objective.

The moment you killed them all you hit a checkpoint. (If you have done everything as you should you have 3 Jap subs left). Keep going full ahead the same way the convoy was i'll explain later why. Now wait 20 seconds so the radio message can be transmitted. Dont mind the recon plane you can do this later while steering the Battleship furter on in the mission.

The USS Hornet launches divebombers and a new DD goes after you as soon as you start to radio the message. This is why you want to go away from the fleet while transmitting. After sending the radio message go to crush depth and make a turn towards the Carrier. The moment you hit critical depth the DD will leave you alone and it gives you the time to launch some torpedos without being bothered when you're close to the carrier. (start to surface 0.8 miles away from the Carrier and you should be fine)

The moment you hit the carrier with your torpedos there's a checkpoint. Now a Jap BB comes out to play. Simply finish off the recon plane and all the ships (and maybe get "Don't mess with the big boys", in my case the carrier was finished off by my 3 jap subs).
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Old 06-04-2009, 03:30 PM   #3
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Ok I did it!

Here's my tactic:

As soon as the mission starts full ahead trottle on torpedo depth. Two DD's will come after you, focus on the right one first since he's the closest to you. Go play a game of chicken with him and wait for him to be somewhere arond 0,4 miles before you unleash max 3 torpedos so he cant evade them. You must hit a DD 2 times for it sinks. If you don't kill him here just restart.

If you did kill him aim your sub at the second dd, he will come by from left to right 0.4 miles away. Perfect bow shots!

So now you killed the Cargo Group escort but you're not there yet. Before going after the cargo ships make sure you kill both US subs cause they can be a pain in the butt if left unharmed.

When you killed both US subs your home free and you can surface right in the middle of the Cargo group because they do not have any guns. Make sure to kill the last 3 ships before going after the 5 highlighted ships so you get the secret objective.

The moment you killed them all you hit a checkpoint. (If you have done everything as you should you have 3 Jap subs left). Keep going full ahead the same way the convoy was i'll explain later why. Now wait 20 seconds so the radio message can be transmitted. Dont mind the recon plane you can do this later while steering the Battleship furter on in the mission.

The USS Hornet launches divebombers and a new DD goes after you as soon as you start to radio the message. This is why you want to go away from the fleet while transmitting. After sending the radio message go to crush depth and make a turn towards the Carrier. The moment you hit critical depth the DD will leave you alone and it gives the the time to launch some torpedos without being bothered when your close to the carrier. (start to surface 0.8 miles away from the Carrier and you should be fine)

The moment you hit the carrier with your torpedos there's a checkpoint. Now a Jap BB comes out to play. Simply finish off the recon plane and all the ships (and maybe get "Don't mess with the big boys", in my case the carrier was finished off by my 3 jap subs).
You have learned well young grasshopper

Know your frustration...I played this mission a couple of times before I got it. Pretty much played the same way as what you did. Good Job!!!

Now try to beat the Battle of Santa Cruz and destroy all units without using the avenger with tiny tims. Thats a challenge
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Old 06-05-2009, 11:50 AM   #4
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yeah tieg that is a challenge especially on veteran or alternatively try defense of gaudalcanal on veteran when the game keeps glitching and giving u non controllable air units and pt boats that wont launch torpedoes (eidos need to patch a few things on this)
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Old 06-05-2009, 12:15 PM   #5
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You have learned well young grasshopper

Know your frustration...I played this mission a couple of times before I got it. Pretty much played the same way as what you did. Good Job!!!

Now try to beat the Battle of Santa Cruz and destroy all units without using the avenger with tiny tims. Thats a challenge
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How do I unlock those Avangers?
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Old 06-05-2009, 12:51 PM   #6
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avengers are unlocked by getting gold medal on final us mission
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Old 06-06-2009, 12:00 PM   #7
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Thank you for the info. I'll not bother to go after that achievement before getting my Avangers then.
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I'm also having ttroubles with this mission. my Sub can't submerge neither shot most part of ttime. WTF??I press F to dive and it stand still, or I'm trying to shot and without doing anything 'no weapon' apear in my screen and I can't shot or switch to weapon mode..WTF?? I'm having no trouble at all in Veteran but this mission I can't even finish it on easy because I can't control the sub properly

edit: finaly beated this mission on Vet ahah
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Old 02-21-2013, 07:50 PM   #9
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This guide definitely works - I kept losing one of my subs to the American subs, but not before taking them out - so totally worth it.
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