It all started with a PL/Test fleet heading to L5D-ZL to hit the Nulli cyno jammer that was going back online. The tower had quite a few POS gunners on it who did a good job of first ECMing the logistics ships before alpha’ing them off one after another. By the time the cyno jammer was offlined by the combined fire of the PL/Test Maelstrom/Rohk fleet, about five of the scimitars had been picked off (myself included – thanks guys). Overheating, hardeners, didn’t matter.

Battle Report: Nulli Secunda versus The Honey Badgers – May 9th

Scimitars Down in L5D-ZL

Guderian began forming up a Nulli fleet while PL/Test worked on the cyno.  To keep the fleet interested, progod burned through them a few times in a kestrel.  It was amusing and elicited a lot of local spam.  PL/Test began moving system after system until they arrived in 35-JWD.  On the gate to L-YMYU, Sort stated “they’re going to bridge into the system next door, everyone act surprised.”

Guderian did, in fact, bridge the Nulli fleet into L-YMYU as Sort warped the PL/Test fleet to the outgate.  However, knowing that it was about to happen, Sort had called for hero rifters to get bounce spots.  As Nulli came in, he asked who had the bounce, and one of the rifter pilots said they were at a bounce.  He warped the fleet… and the rifter pilot was at a bounce on the 35-JWD gate… the gate the PL/Test fleet was on.  So, after some laughter, he asked for a rifter with a bounce of the correct gate, 1-2J4P.  Another spoke up and the fleet warped to him.  PL/Test landed at a bit over 200km from the gate, outside the Nulli bubbles.  Nulli ended up at range off the gate.  PL/Test warped to the gate at zero.  Tension built as the two fleets stared at each other over 250km of empty space.

Then Guderian warped down to the gate.  Target calling was furious as both fleets alpha’d ships off the field.  A cyno went up and Nulli brought in a triage carrier.  A second triage carrier showed up soon after.  Ships were still exploding before any reps could get to them.  Eventually both sides lost the ability to just cut through the other in an instant way.  With the triage carriers on the field, the PL FC asked for supers to come online, in case more Nulli capitals showed up.  He told the dreads to hold, and a dozen waffles who were on a roam began burning the few jumps towards the fight.  No PL triage carriers were ready in range, so Sort continued calling targets, eventually switching to the count-down method to alpha off ships (which worked for a few more ships) before calling for the remains of the fleet to deagress.  Enough scimitars remained and Nulli had lost enough ships for the fleet to be able to hold on the gate to jump out without losing any more battleships.

L-YMYU BATTLE

On the other side, PL began hitting targets again.  With the carriers unable to rep Nulli, the PL/Test gang was able to make headway for a few seconds, before a cyno went up and another Nulli triage carrier came in.  Sort told the capitals to stand down and told the fleet to burn off.  At this point, Nulli killed off a few stragglers, as the remains of the fleet got safe.  Nulli did not give chase, as they burned back home.

1-2J4P BATTLE

I would like to go on record as having not ruined the fight by dropping supers.

~Sort

In the end, both fleets agreed it was a good fight.  Congrats and good fights were left in local and the two fleets went their respective ways.

Bagehi – one of the first to die

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71 Comments

  1. The Observer

    wasn't a bridge, use JB to get there.

    Also, i tried to kill you like 3 times. lol

    May 10, 2012 at 3:41 am Reply
  2. Fiesty Hippo

    inb4 PL suck

    May 10, 2012 at 3:42 am Reply
    1. WTF

      Nobody here should write that PL sucks.
      As this is a news site. Not Eve-lopedia.

      May 10, 2012 at 9:19 am Reply
      1. WTFWF

        You souldnt write that either !

        May 10, 2012 at 9:30 am Reply
      2. candles.

        lols had to read it 2 times to get it but fucking true! 😀

        May 10, 2012 at 6:27 pm Reply
  3. Successful Troll

    First

    May 10, 2012 at 3:43 am Reply
  4. Just A Dood

    Hey, so how did it feel to lose all of your command ships in 1-2?

    May 10, 2012 at 3:44 am Reply
    1. bagehi

      Honestly, the fleet was reimbursable, so subcaps dying is only a problem if you aren't having fun. I think everyone enjoyed the fight.

      May 10, 2012 at 4:04 pm Reply
  5. nulligrunt

    I have to say this was one of the better fights we have got in some time, and props to sort for not ruining the fight by dropping supers. gf guys

    May 10, 2012 at 3:50 am Reply
  6. Jean Leaner

    That was a great fucking fight, GF PL and Test

    May 10, 2012 at 3:51 am Reply
  7. Canaris

    Thank you Sort for not dropping 40 supers on my chimmy <3

    May 10, 2012 at 3:52 am Reply
    1. Supercaps online

      Haters of supers like Bagehi would be really happy about it.

      May 10, 2012 at 9:43 am Reply
      1. bagehi

        I was quite pleased that he stayed his had and kept it a primarily subcap engagement. Wished I was in something other than a pod for the main event though.

        May 10, 2012 at 4:01 pm Reply
        1. Pro Pos Gunner

          Yeah i missed the main event aswell cos i was one of the gunners that put u into your pod im afraid.

          But yeah a gf all round from what i hear when the main fight went down

          May 10, 2012 at 6:07 pm Reply
          1. bagehi

            Well played on the tower.

            May 10, 2012 at 6:42 pm
        2. acf_cadelanne

          i think if you watch the video in 1080p you can see you flying your pod near our fleet at one point

          May 10, 2012 at 6:42 pm Reply
          1. bagehi

            Yeah, I warped into a bubble at one point when the FC told us to get to zero on the gate. Didn't want to get left behind.

            May 10, 2012 at 6:47 pm
    2. lol

      y wouldnt u drop supers on triage carriers – the used triage to get an unfair advantage with faster reps

      May 10, 2012 at 11:04 am Reply
  8. Stammerer

    very good fight

    s2n start outnumbered but with reinforcements, it was quite even in terms of battleships.

    a lot of fun. props to PL for not being faggish and dropping dreads/supers.

    May 10, 2012 at 3:53 am Reply
  9. acf_cadelanne

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UazbAY2Lg7c

    There's the video, Bagehi. gfgfohseven

    May 10, 2012 at 4:26 am Reply
  10. Bocephus_Morgen

    I like how Nulli guys chime in with 'good fitez m8s' when they win, but cry foul when they lose. Both yesterday and today were good fights.

    May 10, 2012 at 4:52 am Reply
    1. The Observer

      Both were good fights. Only reason people are complaining is the use of dreads by PL. Other than that, it was awesome.

      May 10, 2012 at 4:58 am Reply
      1. Bocephus_Morgen

        But none of us are complaining about the use of Nulli triage carriers.

        May 10, 2012 at 5:02 am Reply
        1. Nova

          I think 12 tracking dreads is slightly worse than 2 triarge.

          May 10, 2012 at 5:07 am Reply
          1. Bocephus_Morgen

            Tracking dreads? They were POS shot dreads. And triage carriers are plenty effective in small numbers.

            May 10, 2012 at 5:12 am
          2. The Observer

            If they were structure shot dreads, they still have more damage mods than ones made to tank. Also, carriers have a fitting service genius. Just because a dread is fit for max damage on a pos doesn't mean it can't refit en route via a carrier or during the fight.

            May 10, 2012 at 2:24 pm
          3. zomgimelite

            Leave to a couple test scrubs to shit up the thread with their whining…

            May 10, 2012 at 4:59 pm
          4. Just A Random TESTie

            Unlike after the last battle, where nulli pilots were totally cool and didn't whine at all about dreads being dropped.

            May 10, 2012 at 10:38 pm
          5. Bocephus_Morgen

            Well you, you are speculating. I was there. They did not refit, they were POS shot dreads.

            May 10, 2012 at 5:32 pm
          6. L33t F1 masher

            They learned the 2 triage trick from you guys (PL) from previous fights in the last few weeks. Look to previous articles here. Namely the one where PL deagress and left the 2 triage behind.

            Bagehi, good write up as always.

            May 10, 2012 at 5:16 am
        2. nulligrunt

          but you outnumbered them by over 30 so stfu

          May 10, 2012 at 5:28 am Reply
          1. Bocephus_Morgen

            Maybe in numbers, but Nulli outnumbered in battleships by a longshot.

            May 10, 2012 at 5:39 am
          2. raiden.

            so its nulli's fault you fucking suck?

            May 10, 2012 at 6:04 am
          3. Bocephus_Morgen

            HA.

            May 10, 2012 at 6:21 am
          4. Double baton

            More tears please.

            May 10, 2012 at 6:44 am
          5. anon

            at least they aint dead

            May 10, 2012 at 12:26 pm
          6. PL dude

            because rifters add mad dps bro

            May 10, 2012 at 12:03 pm
        3. triage is common

          If I complained after every time PL used triage carriers, someone would be well within their rights to put a bullet in my head.

          May 10, 2012 at 7:08 am Reply
    2. lol

      because today you didnt outnumber them thing drop 16 dreads + having 15+ supers incase they counter drop… get over yourself

      May 10, 2012 at 5:27 am Reply
      1. Xolve

        get over your ehonor space marine

        May 10, 2012 at 3:06 pm Reply
        1. lol

          wut?

          May 10, 2012 at 8:34 pm Reply
      2. guest

        15+ supers on standby is PL trying one hand behind their back, they can bring far far far more than that, and hell they can bring allies with far more to offer than test. Reason they have a few on standby is to keep the fights "Gud" and fairish, reason they bring test is to have fun.

        May 11, 2012 at 4:48 am Reply
        1. pew

          This is wrong. PL are having supers on standby to save their kb efficiency.

          May 12, 2012 at 11:01 am Reply
  11. cmc

    Will give it to test/pl was a good fight, and as canaris said thanks for not going all super and totally making it useless fight

    May 10, 2012 at 5:44 am Reply
  12. safsf

    The carriers were gay as fuck, and I know you will complain if we escalate it, so I guess we have to make do.

    May 10, 2012 at 5:55 am Reply
    1. wow

      lol 2 carrier when we were outnumbered at the start by 30-40…. yesterday you dropped 10-15 dread when you had us outnumbered and you still needed to have 15 supers waiting incase we countered

      May 10, 2012 at 6:02 am Reply
      1. dhfdfs

        We had 10 hurricanes and 17 rifters, and you had battleship reinforcements that put your numbers up to 15-20 more than us. We also had to fight a deathstar POS before engaging.

        The principle is the same, if dropping i-win ships is ok for you, then it's ok for us.

        May 10, 2012 at 4:52 pm Reply
        1. wow

          lol you mean 7 rifters right? they were counted. tell your leadership to spend some of that tech money to at least put them in ceptors

          May 10, 2012 at 8:37 pm Reply
  13. Summary

    TL:DR version: Nulli were kicking both PL and Test butt despite being significantly outnumbered, so PL brought in their dread fleet. Nulli retreated from the blob.

    May 10, 2012 at 7:16 am Reply
    1. The Observer

      Wrong fight bro.

      May 10, 2012 at 7:26 am Reply
    2. Guest

      not only wrong fight, but clearly not a fucking clue as to what happened in the fight you are on about

      May 10, 2012 at 12:40 pm Reply
      1. The Observer

        true enough. let me sort it out a bit. The last fight was fairly even, with PL and TEST having a slight number advantage, then PL dropped dreads and alpha'd MWDing battleships off the grid.

        May 10, 2012 at 2:21 pm Reply
        1. Xolve

          why can't we just shoot at each other like civilized people?

          May 10, 2012 at 3:07 pm Reply
  14. handout4isk

    Y no drop your counter thier counter?

    May 10, 2012 at 7:30 am Reply
  15. nullipilot

    That was a good fight, i'll credit PL and Test for good times . This war has been fun

    May 10, 2012 at 7:40 am Reply
  16. NulliVet

    This was a great fight and I really enjoyed being a part of it. But I think a recitation of the final losses is informative. According to the dog-net battle report linked above we (Nulli) had 85 kills against 66 losses. But we killed 56 enemy battleships while losing only 25. We also killed 4 command ships and a heretic while losing 4 Hics. A full 28 of our 66 losses were frigate class ships while we killed only 16 frigates among the enemy's 85 dead.

    It was a great fight and I really enjoy this sort of thing. I think we did clearly take the victory tonight, however. We'll see what happens next time, we certainly have a worthy adversary.

    May 10, 2012 at 8:11 am Reply
    1. Xolve

      Can't you just say it was a good fight without going all ~numbers~.

      All anyone in PL or TEST has to say about losing ships is… 'what about those tech moons in delve? oh- there aren't any? Right.'

      May 10, 2012 at 3:10 pm Reply
      1. IT.

        yfw ccp nerfs your moons

        May 10, 2012 at 8:39 pm Reply
  17. MINTROLIO

    THIS WAS A FIGHT. PEOPLE DIED AND STUFF BLOWED UP.

    THIS IS GOOD

    ERGO: GOOD FIGHT

    May 10, 2012 at 8:25 am Reply
    1. The Observer

      also, you're not mintrolio….THER WAS NO CONFRIMIGN!!!!

      May 10, 2012 at 10:09 am Reply
      1. Tallian

        CONFRIMIGN TEH RAEL MINTROLIO HAS AN ACUCONT AND DEOS NOT POAST WITH ANONYMOUS.

        Edit, I just can't do a Mintrolio impression right.

        May 10, 2012 at 10:53 am Reply
  18. Gama24

    Justliked to add that it was the second try on that pos. Exterminatus pos gunners, best pos gunners!!!

    May 10, 2012 at 10:06 am Reply
  19. Boogie_Jones

    What most people are failing to see is that this was a product of why we're here in the first place. Good fights. Sieging Dreads. Triage Carriers. Doesn't seem to matter. After the fight last night TEST general was lit up with a common statement of "That was an awesome and fun fight." No mention of dropping caps. Props to Nulli for continuing to provide that.

    May 10, 2012 at 3:47 pm Reply
    1. S2N_PVP_Grunt

      Agreed!

      May 10, 2012 at 7:59 pm Reply
  20. Issklar

    Who is Nulli Secunda?

    Oh, i remember. The Ally that loosing their Territory

    May 10, 2012 at 5:01 pm Reply
    1. wut

      sounds like someone is still but hurt they died to nulli

      May 10, 2012 at 8:36 pm Reply
  21. userkare

    I think the biggest factor was actually the split damage types on the pl/test side, not the triage carriers. At the start both where alphaing stuff at a good clip but PL/TEST dropped below critical mass way before nulli because half our ships where rokhs and Nulli primaried the test maels.

    Whatever goodfight!

    May 10, 2012 at 10:48 pm Reply
  22. userkare

    I think the biggest factor was actually the split damage types on the pl/test side, not the triage carriers. At the start both where alphaing stuff at a good clip but PL/TEST dropped below critical mass way before nulli because half our ships where rokhs and Nulli primaried the test maels.

    May 10, 2012 at 10:49 pm Reply
    1. progodlegend

      wow, someone who actually understands the fight and in turn knows what they are talking about. kudos to you sir, you are in fact correct in your analysis.

      May 10, 2012 at 11:07 pm Reply
  23. guest

    BRO you totally glossed over the glory of the waffles! waffles killed many nulli maelstrom with our mighty "Drake and cane slapcat" fleet of doom to NO losses (until we came back later to attempt to kill rogue noctii salvageing) waffle fleet best fleet (and waffles don't get no "reimbursements" they just get the glory and fleet porn) we saw bag as we were exiting, he was single handedly holding down a nulli system, mad props to him.

    May 11, 2012 at 3:07 am Reply
  24. pronrepfeidis

    nice.

    February 23, 2013 at 1:39 pm Reply

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