The following account has been written by an IMPERIAL LEGI0N member who “was there”. Lets read on as the ThunderCats and GypsyCats duke it out agains the Pandemic Legion and Legion of xXDEATHXx Hordes.

WARRING SIDES CHEAT SHEET:

SOLAR FLEET, Against ALL Authorities, SOLAR WING, Gypsy Band, IMPERIAL LEGI0N, En Garde, RED.Overlord

Versus

Red Alliance, Legion of xXDEATHXx, Pandemic Legion, Northern Coalition., RED.Legion, Ultima Rati0

SOLAR & Co.: It’s Not Over Until We Say It’s Over – The Carpet Bombing of U930-A

Anyone who believes this war will be over soon in favor of Legion of xXDEATHXx may need to re-analyse there sources as at the moment morale in the Solar camp appears to be high, and the xXDEATHXx coalition forces also fight hard from a poor position. Whichever way this campaign goes, it looks it will be giving those involved ‘good fights’ for a while yet.

Calm Before the Storm

Local is hovering at around 360, the vast majority of this is Solar and their allies. The Solar Maelstrom fleet and -A- Tengu fleet are drawn up at range on the 4YO in-gate waiting for the battle to begin. Anticipation is high with relatively low key smack in local between Solar and their Allies and the XDeath coalition members already in local. (Well to be honest most of the smack seen during the whole engagement would be be between -A- and PL but no one expects anything else).

First Blood

Advance warning had been given of hostile White Noise and XDeath Bomber ops in system with them, filtering into system early, and although a few stragglers failed to make it in safely it was generally known a large number had successfully entered the system. It should not have come as a surprise when the -A- Tengu fleet once more came under a massed bomb run from White Noise. and XDeath at 17:47. While not as wildly successful as a previous runs by White Noise that wiped out a -A- Tengu fleet, this run did succeed in killing 3 Tengu, 2 Cerberus, and, coming as no surprise to anyone, a Drake. (there is always a Drake…)

This bomb run forced most of the -A- fleet off the gate briefly, but they rapidly returned in good order. First serious blood to XDeath and friends but this may have also shown a repeated deficit in XDeath and friends coordination as this did not coincide with the conventional fleets jumping in as was expected. This failure to capitalise on the disruption caused and the lack of coordinate between different groups would impact the outcome of the battle and seems from observation of many of the battles of this war to be a regular flaw in XDeath and allies operations.

Instead of XDeath and friends jumping in now over the next few minutes a light smattering of pilots who were obviously incapable of not jumping through gates until told to would jump gate into U930-A from 4YO and be introduced to Darwinian theory at its harshest.

Battle is Joined

A full 23 minutes after the first bomb run at 18:10 the XDeath lead coalition finally jumps en masse through the 4YO gate into U930-A, TiDi takes effect (though this was a smooth transition that rapidly righted itself, well done CCP) as local swells from 360 to over 700. The game was on! After Xdeath and WN. had taken the early initiative with their first bomb run they were conspicuously absent at this important moment.

This is a fault that can not be leveled at Solar and allies, as the gate in became flooded with XDeath and allies; they were duly bubbled in place and multiple wings of Solar bombers de-cloaked and dropped there payloads into this target rich environment. As this engagement continued further rolling bomb runs would be conducted by Solar, Gypsy Band, Imperial legion and allies, although few more ships appeared to actually be killed entirely by subsequent bomb runs the area damage of these runs will have caused considerable issues for the XDeath coalition fleets’ logistics. Bubbles were kept on the gate for a long time and the fight continued at a frantic rate. A combined Pandemic Legion and Northern Coalition. fleet of sniper Tier 3 Battle-cruisers (TiDi cats) joined the fray and the Xdeath coalition appeared to be fighting back against the superior Solar coalition positions off gate – much death on both sides as the high alpha of both sides fleets made a mockery of logistics. The PL/ NC. fleet began to make its presence felt, skirting the edges of the fight and using there superior range and agility to pick their fights. Unfortunately this status quo was not to last.

At 18:17 Gypsy Band bombers uncloaked off the PL/NC. fleet and dropped their payload. Although PL and NC. attempted to escape they lost 9 Oracles, 2 Nagas and a smattering of support (including a prober, which may have impacted there later ability to get good warp ins though it would be expected and hoped that there would have been multiple probers in their fleet for just such a occasion).

By this point the battle was starting to become fragmented, with XDeath Coalition fleets attempting to get themselves out of the shooting gallery that was the 4YO gate. Unfortunately due to effective bubbling this led to fleets becoming fragmented and getting killed piecemeal by The Solar coalition. The effective Solar coalition bombing was still ongoing throughout in spite of bubbles. At 18:27, 10 minutes after their first successful bomb run, Gypsy Band got another run on the PL and NC. fleet – this time 21 Oracles, 3 Nagas, a Tornado, a Talos, a further bubbler, and a large number of pods died in the conflagration.

By this point the battle was already effectively over and settled into small little fights as stragglers were picked off or escaped from system. The first SBU was destroyed by the Solar coalition at 18:55 less than 50 minutes after the XDeath coalition jumped into system.

In Summary

In summation, the battle of U930-A was won convincingly by Solar and their allies, the system saved, and a great deal more damage done to the XDeath lead coalition. Bombers again showed themselves to be a massive tactical asset when used effectively and in a coordinated fashion with other conventional forces, a trick Solar and Allies appear to be able to achieve more regularly than the XDeath lead coalition.

Here is a link to the Gypsy Band killboard that shows an effective time line of the battle.

Gypsy Band Battle Report

Video

This battle-report is really fresh, but so far there are still a couple of videos rendering before the frapsers put them up on Youtubes – I’ll add them as they pop up.

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37 Comments

  1. Budge

    LOD is just awful at this game, I don`t understand how they lasted as long as they did…. oh wait…. they were Solar blues.

    February 16, 2012 at 4:18 pm Reply
  2. grunt

    I was there, and the alpha was strong here.

    February 16, 2012 at 4:22 pm Reply
    1. "The Alpha is strong in this one" – Quote of the week lol ^__^

      February 16, 2012 at 4:24 pm Reply
  3. ThenItookanarrow

    Go SOLAR!

    February 16, 2012 at 4:22 pm Reply
  4. Lord Drokoth

    Hahah nice.. good to see PLs Tidicats sucess.
    Bombers are once again the flavour of the month.. :) GF

    February 16, 2012 at 4:25 pm Reply
  5. Bear1990

    I'm really confused with the Gypsy killboard. O well, at least I saw the important bit: Kubla Kain down!

    February 16, 2012 at 4:26 pm Reply
  6. Red foo

    Sexy and you know it. :3

    February 16, 2012 at 4:27 pm Reply
    1. EVE player

      Don't abuse our teamsong

      February 16, 2012 at 4:32 pm Reply
      1. asdf

        i like trains

        February 16, 2012 at 4:33 pm Reply
        1. Poontah

          Poontah!

          February 16, 2012 at 5:23 pm Reply
    2. Sky Blu

      Agreed 😀

      February 16, 2012 at 4:32 pm Reply
  7. SgtSimons

    great job everyone for bringing the gf and not dropping the supers

    February 16, 2012 at 4:36 pm Reply
    1. hirrrrrrrr

      System is prolly cyno jammed or there would have been supers, this isnt about gud fights its about conquest

      February 17, 2012 at 12:56 am Reply
      1. derpface

        that and the first ship into the system from pl wouldve died because he tried to light a cyno and then died horribly

        February 17, 2012 at 5:49 pm Reply
  8. :D

    PL demands better meatshield!

    February 16, 2012 at 4:46 pm Reply
  9. AAA grunt

    Yep give credit to PL for not scratching there itch with supers was a good fight what eve was made for.

    February 16, 2012 at 4:49 pm Reply
    1. Devils Advocate
      February 16, 2012 at 6:39 pm Reply
  10. mmark

    I like the timeline view

    February 16, 2012 at 4:54 pm Reply
  11. The Observer

    damn, UAxDEATH must be losing a ton of money on this. lol

    February 16, 2012 at 4:58 pm Reply
  12. African

    Excellent, NO SC/Titans on field and a good old slugfest.

    gj tidi.

    February 16, 2012 at 5:00 pm Reply
  13. Here to Help

    As it appears some cannot work it out, on the timeline killboard link on the gypsy killboard just click on the "Overview" tab to switch it to a standard Battle report view or use…. http://killboard.gypsyband.ru/battle/b3457/#overv

    February 16, 2012 at 6:16 pm Reply
  14. Guest

    Jesus fucking christ in the very first sentence it's "their" not "there" retards.

    Who the fuck edits this shit ?

    February 16, 2012 at 6:34 pm Reply
    1. Bad Fucking Grammar

      Yeah seriously learn to english.

      February 16, 2012 at 6:35 pm Reply
    2. pissonyou

      Piss off clowns. You can read it…stop crying bitches and be thankful you have a battle report. Don't break a nail!

      February 16, 2012 at 11:04 pm Reply
      1. PropaGrammar Machine

        How fucking retarded do you have to be to downvote someone doing you a favour? There are people in parts of the world that hate with a burning passion disrespectful, ungrateful and selfish fucks that squander the privilege of a FREE education. You might not value it now but if it got taken away I can pretty much guarantee you and everyone you know would be outside protesting against its removal, if not for your own benefit but for the benefit of your children's future. The truth of the matter is it's never ever EVER a good thing to be a fuckwit.

        TL:DR: Stop being a complete dick and learn something.

        February 17, 2012 at 2:35 am Reply
        1. pissonyou

          Doing me a favour? LOLs …. and yes you are a being a complete fuckwit! Congratulations.
          I'm happy enough when people take the time to write these reports. I'm not happy with ungrateful, self righteous grammar/spelling nazis crying about 'their' instead of 'there' as opposed to thanking the authors for the article. Giving me an essay on free education just make you more of douche.

          February 17, 2012 at 6:09 am Reply
          1. PropaGrammar Machine

            "and yes you are a being a complete fuckwit!"

            If I had wanted my own comeback I would of wiped it off your sweet mothers chin.

            And maybe learn to be grateful for what you've got instead of spitting your dummy out every 5 minutes like a fucking infant. You really are a fucking shit stain.

            February 17, 2012 at 11:20 am
          2. sup

            oh the tears

            February 17, 2012 at 3:26 pm
  15. Solar ally

    IMP-L FTW go solar go!

    February 16, 2012 at 8:07 pm Reply
  16. spelling nazi

    Dude, seriously, lern2spel

    there = their
    on mass = en masse

    February 16, 2012 at 9:37 pm Reply
    1. Zeroniss

      Sorry, this would be my bad. As this report was essentially fresh-hot-off-the-press-intel, I didn't have a chance to look over it before publication.

      The majority of grammar issues should now be corrected – give me a shout if I have missed any.

      February 17, 2012 at 8:42 am Reply
  17. learn english

    damn, unreadable, as always.

    February 16, 2012 at 11:05 pm Reply
  18. Powers

    so NOW white noise shows up to fights?

    February 16, 2012 at 11:47 pm Reply
    1. Iwastheretoo

      Well, TBH, it's not White Noise, it's the WN Bomberwing, which has been showing up all the time, even with the rest of the alliance being inactive. Old Hroft has a good organization, has reserve FCs ready in case he can't show up, all the things that the rest of WN doesn't have. Currently the WN Bomberwing is working with xDeath and RA bombers, essentially leading them. I have nothing but respect for Old Hroft, I've flown with him and he's really good at his job. He can also work in concert with other fleets, for example the battle in UB-UQZ, but that's also dependent on the FCs of the main fleets, how good they are at taking advantage of his knowledge.

      February 17, 2012 at 12:10 pm Reply
  19. Jarlexly

    Can we add this battle report to the " PL cant do any good fights without their supers and die like any other high-sec jita station gankers" proof documentary riverini ?

    February 17, 2012 at 5:53 am Reply
  20. Tiago
    February 17, 2012 at 2:03 pm Reply
  21. -A- MZ

    NC. after we wiped out the old DRF – we are coming for your space – your politcally and strategically weak at the moment – I heard rumours that nobody wants to help you – remember when you took Catch – revenge will be sweet !!

    February 18, 2012 at 1:27 pm Reply

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