A few books returned recently to my reading rotation. Silent Victory, Thunder Below, Clear the Bridge and the usual suspects. It is amazing the effect it has. As I read through them, I get overcome with the urge to return to the sea. It is so inspiring. Same thing last year with Hitler's U Boat War, and before long I was back in command, and you can read about it here War Patrols of U-46
For a long time now I've wanted to give FotRSU a go, it's one I have never played. Instead I installed Trigger Maru Overhauled 2.5. I like this mod a lot and maybe I'll give Rising Sun a shot down the line. Spent some time deciding which career start to use. My last one was New Construction from Mare Island in 1942. This time I chose middle 1942 out of Pearl. Installed the aft deck gun mod and took command of USS Kingfish, a Gato and set off with a mission to insert agents at Majuro. Good area, between Saipan and Truk. I'm snapping pics and kicking around a new AAR. Unlike German boats, where I play dead is dead until I'm dead or the war ends (mostly dead), in US boats I restrict myself to four or five patrols, so an AAR isn't quite the workload. We'll see.
And also unlike German boats, I'll restart until I get command of a boat that was not sunk in the war. So it was I got Kingfish. It's good to be back at sea once again