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Last Friday, we announced the death of a 44b Chimera in w-space here.  At the time, there was little information to go on other than the killmail.  AHARM told us that they would make the information available shortly, and they have.  With a weekend of fun, and a Monday/Tuesday devoted to sorting out some CSM-related stuff, we’re back.  We have a lot of stories to catch up on, so this one will be little more than a copy paste job. It does have a video link near the bottom though – the fight is worth the watch. The fight begins at 1:20 into the video (first minute is AHARM shooting a POCO).  The AHARM guys who did this write up did a good job, so I present:

The W-Space “Super” Kill Battle Report

Episode I

We had been attempting to move our sub cap fleet in for an invasion of a pulsar system for quite some time, but due to some very cagey locals this was more difficult than initially expected.

Our fleet was based in high sec waiting for a route, most patiently, some not so patiently… all of a sudden word is spread! There is a route! 26 jumps and into low sec?? We set out at full speed, burning our way and dragging an Orca behind us and it’s confirmed that no one is online in the system, hurrah! As we burn our merry way laughing and talking on coms we plan our mighty first strike on the Evil Pulsar Dwellers (EPD’s), giggling in anticipation.

All this is for naught though… as we close in on the entrance our ninja advance scouts start weeping over coms, explaining that there have been several EPD’s logging on and landing in the shields in Tengus. The elation is immediately drained from our merry band of invaders and replaced with grim determination as everyone begins pushing their warp drives to the max. More and more logons are reported as we close to within several jumps, including the worst possible news, both a Chimera class carrier and a Phoenix class dreadnought, essential for either closing or critting our current entrance!

A plucky Heavy Interdictor (HIC) was told to burn into the hostile system as soon as possible to save and secure our entrance from the EPD’s. The scouts continue to report that there is no movement and no probes that have been dropped by our targets. The HIC is finally in position, cloaked in the static of the EPD’s when it is finally announced that there are probes active. The intrepid HIC pilot is ordered to move into the EPD’s system and cloak on the hole. Before long the probes begin to close in on the wormhole, just as the backup fleet has arrived at the entrance to the wormhole chain. To buy time the Fleet Commander makes a risky call. The cry for bubble up came, before the fleet was in position. With a sigh of resignation the HIC pilot pushed the button. As time crept by the scouts reported that the EPD’s had warped a scout to the hole but there was no movement on any of the other ships now at the POS.

The FC’s call had paid off, the fleet was able to make it into the static and get ready to begin. As the low sec hole had been a dynamic the invaders were able to bring a Chimera with them into the chain and finally everything was finally in place. Suddenly a Tengu uncloaks at the static hole and jumps into the Class 5 static. Everyone waits with bated breath as the trap may have been noticed. Our fleet was hidden off of scan range but who knew what the EPD would do?

The scouts report that there is now movement at the POS and it appears that every ship has aligned to the approximate location of the wormhole! The HIC braces himself for what is most likely really going to hurt as the scouts count of ships warping off. The HIC does a secondary count to the fleet as they land, Chimera, Onyx, 5 Tengus and a Hurricane. The HIC is immediately engaged and overheats hardeners, calling in the support fleet next door as well as a single Moros class Dreadnought and a Chimera that had been so sneakily deployed to the Pulsar. The fleet jumped into the system and began engaging the EPD’s. The HIC pilot was relieved by a second HIC and dropped bubble, getting reps from our heroic triage pilot as he hits 5% shields.

With the combined damage of the Moros and the significant sub capital fleet we had been able to bring in most of their fleet was quickly dispatched even with the EPD’s nicely fit triage Chimera doing a very good job. As the Chimera was pummeled into armor GF’s were exchanged in local, but with just a sliver of structure left the Chimera initiated self destruct and overheated everything, pulling back shields a tiny bit at a time. After about a minute the EPD’s modules must have burnt out as he quickly died before being able to self destruct.

GF’s were exchanged in local as the field was looted and the EPD’s stated that they were looking forward to the next time. Privately we scoffed, who would fight again after such devastating firepower had been brought into play?

Someone with cajones of steel… that’s who.

Battle Summary: KILLBOARD

Episode II

The friendly AHARM fleet was guarding the static exit, as our tower in system was onlining… just as it did a Tengu decloaked (bounced out of the shields?) – the few friendly pilots at the tower rushed to get points, and one was called, but he was probably ‘stabbed as he soon warped off before reinforcements could arrive.

Our scanners were watching their main POSes, where they had about 6 or 7 Tengus online, and then a Chimera logged on.

We decided to attack their Customs Offices to see if we could provoke a fight… the main fleet including our Moros-class dreadnaught warped to planet 1 and started shooting, as our HIC bravely guarded the hole. Our scanner reported a few more pilots in Tengus coming online, as we finished off the first POCO and moved onto planet 2.

Our scanner then reported that the LK fleet was aligning towards the main AHARM fleet, which was just finishing off the planet 2 POCO… then we get a call of “They’ve all warped, get ready guys!”.

Our pilots watched d-scan for the inbound fleet. After a few seconds someone reported, “I can’t see them on short range scan”… but then our HIC pilot at the static wormhole piped up, “”I’ve got a load of Tengus here… and a Chimera! They’ve got a HIC and it’s bubbled up on the hole”.
Our fleet was commanded to warp to the wormhole asap, and started locking targets as we landed. We started to primary the Tengu fleet, via a slight distraction as their Onyx-class HIC was promptly dispatched into the void, too quickly for their carrier to lock and rep.
The friendly heavy interdictor was still getting primaried, and soon had to jump into the static c5 as his shields got low. However we had a second HIC on the hole which was able to remain with it’s bubble up to prevent and hostile ships from escaping.

Our fleet was having a spot of trouble beating the reps of the hostile Chimera-class carrier. Two additional dreads, a Revelation and Moros were called in bringing our total to 3 dreadnaughts and 1 carrier. With excellent target calling and focused fire we managed to whittle the enemy fleet down by a couple of Tengus. As the third Tengu was almost reaching armor, most of the enemy fleet started to jump out.

Three quarters of our t3 fleet followed, while the rest kept up damage on the remaining Tengus, and bumped the carrier away from the wormhole. The friendly fleet on the far side of the wormhole had tackled and were shooting the enemy with some very good split FC target calling, forcing them all back into Rage, except for one lone pilot who lost his ship… and then his pod followed soon after as he jumped into the firefight in the c6.

Now we could focus on the remaining enemy ships in Rage… however due to excellent fits and reps from the carrier we struggled to kill much, even with three dreads on the field. However we slowly managed to break their tanks, and gradually worked our way through the Tengu fleet, plus their pods.

After nearly 20 minutes of fighting, we had only the Chimera left… all ships were piling on the dps, but his tank seemed to be holding. But, as it appeared his tank was being broken he dropped out of triage, which soon meant the remainder of his shields and armor soon melted. The brave carrier pilot quickly went back into triage, but by this time it was too late. 6 minutes after we’d primaried the Chimera it exploded in a glorious ball of flames.

As our fleet moved amongst the wrecks we marveled at the loot to be found… lots of A-Type hardeners and Caldari Navy Ballistic Controls, together with several officer modules too!

It was only as we looked at the killboard, and saw the value that we realized the enormity of what we had done… that is, we had just killed a carrier worth 44bn isk.

Battle Summary: KILLBOARD

Video of the second fight is available here: VIDEO

Epilogue

Props to Lightning Knights and Phoenix Gold for bringing the fight to the field not once but twice. Phoenix Gold also had plenty of time to self destruct and chose not to – thereby going down with his ship with honor.

Shortly following the second engagement an agreement was reached in exchange for an undisclosed amount for AHARM forces to withdraw from J105801.

GF’s were exchanged in local until the next time…

Credits:

Episode I – Firewalker
Episode II – Elen A’kram
Epilogue – Vax Silver
Video Footage – TimT77

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25 Comments

  1. evil blobber

    Some dues blob some other dudes and try to make it sound like an epic battle.

    February 15, 2012 at 3:39 pm Reply
    1. Scrub

      Yes, because 50 people having a throw down is such a massive blob. I am sure lagging out with 3000 people is much more epic.

      February 15, 2012 at 4:32 pm Reply
      1. hellion86

        it really is

        February 15, 2012 at 4:37 pm Reply
        1. fuck goons

          yeah i havnt seen 3000 but 1500 man fight that should last 45 mins but thanks to tidi lasts 4.5 hours is pretty damn lame, thanks goons for bringing your zerg tactics to eve, really makes is boring to fight you shitty noobs

          February 15, 2012 at 8:33 pm Reply
  2. Trapped

    Wow, thats some serious firepower to bring to a wormhole. Sounds like a great fight :)

    February 15, 2012 at 4:02 pm Reply
    1. Cass Fester

      Looks like someone finally wrote a bot program for wormhole's. Nice kill

      February 15, 2012 at 9:31 pm Reply
  3. Ned Flanders

    A-Harm = Attention whores…

    February 15, 2012 at 4:04 pm Reply
    1. Two step

      Uh, we didn't ask EN24 to write either of their articles on this fight. Lots of people saw the killmail, and who doesn't love a good story?

      February 15, 2012 at 6:18 pm Reply
      1. Ned Flanders

        I love a good story. Post one please. This is self congratulatory crap…

        February 15, 2012 at 6:36 pm Reply
        1. ^imwithstupid

          whut

          February 15, 2012 at 10:42 pm Reply
  4. goatse

    Repost. TL;DR

    February 15, 2012 at 4:12 pm Reply
  5. epic fight

    lol epic battle with such a boring vid 😀 and wtf is this with 3 pages of text for fight 20vs6 or so.. what a pathetic shit

    February 15, 2012 at 4:52 pm Reply
  6. Two step

    We also have a BR from a fight a couple of days ago that was us fighting outnumbered, in armor tank ships in a Pulsar – http://dontshootx.blogspot.com/2012/02/maple-syru

    February 15, 2012 at 6:21 pm Reply
    1. bagehi

      Did you not realize it was a pulsar? Why bring armor tanks into a pulsar? That seems suicidal, with the armor resistance decrease coupled with the shield HP increase for everyone else who is likely flying shield tanked ships.

      February 15, 2012 at 9:54 pm Reply
      1. Leeroy!

        I wonder the same about that br you linked Two Step, it all seem to be a Leroy attempt to stand your ground and some how you end up winning against all odds, what kind of magic do you guys posses??

        And sure half of the guys in here would scream exploit but I would say something like a proper fc/target caller and good coordination vs a bad fc with almost no coordination even with a armor gang in a Pulsar vs a shield fleet. All it takes is to have a better fc and plan to win against all odds like proven here..

        February 15, 2012 at 11:19 pm Reply
      2. source: Jester

        Your affiliated blogger can explain it better – http://jestertrek.blogspot.com/2012/02/kotw-circu

        February 16, 2012 at 2:40 am Reply
        1. bagehi

          No, he's pretty much saying the same thing I'm saying. Armor fleets in Pulsars should be fail fleets. R&K shield tanked their Moros dreads for that pulsar. That's how badly armor fares compared to shields in those w-space systems.

          February 16, 2012 at 4:36 am Reply
  7. Keep it up Bagehi

    Nice story, is this the most expensive Carrier kill ever btw? Anyface I have to laugh a bit when I read all these haters in here. You all cry about to little content and when content is distributed you cry about it either being to long or to short, what's the issue?
    No one is forcing us to read this but I for one love to hear about other stories then null sec lag fest and csm stuff these days. C'mon guys move on rather then read this if it is to shit for your taste.

    Keep it up Bagehi, your doing a great job giving us stuff to read about almost anything in Eve.

    February 15, 2012 at 9:06 pm Reply
  8. spaceman

    serious question, whose the best wh corp? rnk are too french for me and aharm seem awful blobby..

    February 15, 2012 at 10:48 pm Reply
    1. trololo

      [email protected] question.

      blobby would be narwhals or adhc tbh.

      February 16, 2012 at 1:44 am Reply
  9. Marcus_McTavish

    This should serve as a warning to CSM and CCP.
    DONT FUCK WITH WORMHOLES, they are one of the only activities that is not broken or plain stupid.
    If anything. Make POS less of a bitch to work with.

    February 16, 2012 at 12:37 am Reply
  10. video

    [youtube lxGeMeDIuds http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxGeMeDIuds youtube]

    February 16, 2012 at 12:40 am Reply
  11. Nice fight and thanks to AHARM for the awesome battle report. Keep up the kills 😀

    February 16, 2012 at 5:26 am Reply
  12. Lex

    anybody else notice, that chimera was pulsing his personal shield booster for quite a long time while at 100% shields, could not have helped the cap..

    February 17, 2012 at 2:45 pm Reply
  13. omennihilo

    Nice BR. The video needs music and preferably comms to make it interesting. 30 min of silence can be daunting. 😛

    February 17, 2012 at 7:19 pm Reply

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