The enemy of the great Amarr empire with their roughly 90 battleships (mainly Armageddons with a sprinkling of about 10 navy apocs) and 60 support went onto a titan and cynoed out.

Riverini’s Note: I broke down the participants for our reader’s convenience.

– Thorn Alliance
– Tribal Band
– TEST Alliance

Provi Bloc:
– Curatores Veritatis Alliance
– The Fourth District
– Yulai Federation
– Of Sound Mind
– Other CVA allies

Hostiles jumped into Ziriert (Domain low sec) as our fleet was already there at the tower with gunners ready and our reinforcement went through Mamet into Ziriert. Dyntheos was FCing at this time while I made my way over with the reinforcements. Dynth warped fleet off and back at range on the hostile fleet which made use of forcing them to use Scorch instead of Multifrequency which lessened their dps advantage (being 90bs vs 70). Reinforcements were warped in and a cat and mouse game at station, Misaba gate and POS began where we managed to snag more battleships which included 7 bs at gate for no losses, whereas they mainly nailed our tackle. The first big one was them warping to a gridspot on tower while we sat outside shields and we decided among the FC crew (4 FCs) to let them come at what range they preferred since battleship numbers were now even. They failed miserably and landed at 40km still forcing Scorch and so close to the shields that our heavy tackle could weave in and out and kept tackle on more battleships this time. Their attrition here was pretty horrible as well.

They warped off and then back in on top of us but by then we had decided to slug it out and went close range. TIDI hit hard here going as far up as 90%. Target calling resumed and at quick speeds we popped Geddon after Geddon til they finally gave up and warped off field to Misaba gate. We cleaned the rest of the grid and went after them, catching a battleship and two guardians in Biphi before going back.

Videos of the fight (from a nice angle of our tackling pilot:

Final Battle Report:

Tribal band and Thorn not being able to do the job alone, Papa PL and mama Test made sure to get them the proper spank on forums:


  1. Borg Dude

    so low sec fag blobs is news as of when?

    November 23, 2012 at 4:36 pm Reply
    1. TheRagingTurtle

      you mad bro

      November 24, 2012 at 3:22 am Reply
  2. WhoIsFighting

    Who is who, the hell…

    Could u next time place add who is fighting against who. Your useless enemy of the amarr empire tells a shit. With some Intel on the parties involved in this fight would make this BR much more useful.

    Thx and try better next time! Jesus…

    November 23, 2012 at 4:41 pm Reply
    1. John

      I thought it was a pretty good battle report. Also its just classic CVA as long as it is an enemy to amarr it doesn't matter who or what just as long as it dies lol.

      November 23, 2012 at 4:57 pm Reply
    2. Devore

      Most of EVE is red to CVA. Elaborating on who the "enemy of Amarr" is would be useful.

      November 23, 2012 at 6:27 pm Reply
  3. Blobba

    Agreed, the participants arent that clear. Perhaps a breakdown of numbers for both sides for the total conflict (90 v 70 until Test showed up?). And Test/PL forum shit, dont get that.

    Are you saying that you had fairly even odds but then TEST crashed the party turning it into a blob the otherside wouldnt fight? If thats the case, then I completely understand how that feels. I can see it becoming that you have to pay to keep TEST from turning up. Allowing non blob 'gudfites' plus not having fkin idiots shooting their allies in 600mil Tengus for lolz. Yeah right, thats real funny

    Why dont Test create some of their own conflicts instead of trying to bandwagon others. -A- can no longer be counted on, so ur gonna have to look elsewhere. You could even try your own seperate campaign against Solar. Pick a Solar region and go for it. I'm sure NCC wouldnt mind staying away from specific battles in a constellation in the hopes of getting a fight. It would certainly speed up the demise of Solar and its pets if Test/PL, NCC, N3 each took a section/constellation to battle over. Capital support upon escallation would make sense though.

    Cause what exactly is the point of TEST now? If they plan to be the CFC of the South then whats the hold up?

    November 23, 2012 at 4:57 pm Reply
    1. I added a break down on the main involved allies. The next Cache dump should kick in 5 mins.

      November 23, 2012 at 5:14 pm Reply
      1. zef

        Maybe you should have clarrified the CVA ship types too.

        November 23, 2012 at 6:54 pm Reply
    2. Bubba

      Take a good look at the title and you’ll see who is fighting who and that there is no test involved here.

      November 23, 2012 at 5:37 pm Reply
  4. Random CFC Grunt

    Looks like tribals and thorns got their asses handed to them on a silver platter. Good job CVA! :)

    November 23, 2012 at 5:21 pm Reply
    1. indy

      mitten is it you? :) still trying to push that HBC and CFC are not bros idea? :)

      November 24, 2012 at 3:55 pm Reply
      1. Random CFC Grunt

        They're not (after all – Raiden is in HBC, you don't actually believe CFC could be "bros" with them, huh?), only Goons and Test are…sort of…

        November 25, 2012 at 3:58 pm Reply
        1. Justchecking

          Only Goons, Test and PL are bros, a.k.a the 3 great powers on these 2 coalitions.
          Wait, doesn't that mean that they are kind of like bros?
          It could actually mean that if the order was given those "2 coalitions" will support and protect each other but doesn't that mean that they are the same thing since: a) have the same targets, b) In times of need they will support each other, c) They don't attack each other and they give order to pets not to attack the main forces.

          November 27, 2012 at 1:33 pm Reply
  5. haha go CVA, spank them!! they suck with out the masters helping them 😛

    November 23, 2012 at 5:42 pm Reply
  6. shiite

    Why HBC fucked around with CVA in an Amarr bs vs Amarr bs fight with anything close to even numbers, is beyond me :P. They should have seen it coming and just batphoned PL in advance tbh.

    November 23, 2012 at 5:45 pm Reply
  7. Gusto

    That is nothing compared to what happened in 1ACJ. :) But good luck getting a BR from the russians.

    November 23, 2012 at 6:10 pm Reply
    1. fail

      you mean the blob fest solar pulled? yah that totally leet pvp i saw the eve-kill report 11 alliances vs 2

      November 23, 2012 at 8:30 pm Reply
      1. War Observer

        Will you be batphoning PL/TEST or Goons to help you? BTW judging by KB Solar did not have that much of an advantage in numbers, 60% more people, but most of that advantage was in BC while most of N3 fleet was BS and carriers. In fact N3 fleet was 57 284 points worth and Solar was only half that, 23 955 pts, with N3 having wast advantage in carriers, apparently unsuccessfully ruining slowcat doctrine.

        November 23, 2012 at 9:10 pm Reply
        1. ''russians''

          -20 pos mods on the n3 site that makes 150 for them and i am also missing some SOLAR supers there which were there, go do something faggotry but get your facts straight.

          November 23, 2012 at 10:02 pm Reply
          1. War Observer

            It seems to be you goon wannabes are starting hallucinating suppers, there are non on killmails, and if they where there you would have immediately batphoned your PL/TEST masters to drop their super blob. Also POS modules were not counted in that 1:1.6 ratio so you have only your incompetence to blame. You had advantage in quality of ships + POS defences and you still fucked it up. Goes to show what NC. and Nulli is really worth without Black Legion or PL to hold their hand. Just like you folded up north when you backstabbed BL so will you fold down south without having PL/TEST propping you up. No spine indeed.

            November 23, 2012 at 11:24 pm
          2. anonymous

  … I see a few supers there unless I am hallucinating. Also your own killboard has you with 100 more people and only 9 less bs. Slowcats are aweful at fighting anything bigger than cruisers. You had the advantage in that fight and the result is a clear indication of that. your killboard… Sorry that we lost outnumbered and mostly outgunned guess we should go ahead and disband.

            November 23, 2012 at 11:42 pm
          3. anonymous

            edit: upon actually deciding to look at what I was linking i noticed the supers were only used for killing sbus after the battle was won but the rest of what I said still stands.

            November 23, 2012 at 11:44 pm
          4. Guy

            Ncdot – always outnumbered regardless of numbers. There was a lot of stuff killed and it was worth a mention, especially if you count the geminate moon that happened earlier as well.

            November 24, 2012 at 12:04 am
          5. War Observer

            It is not believable to claim that 22 criers could not counter advantage of 100 BC, I have seen PL take on much more with them. You accusations of blobbing are vacuous, Solar did not bring any more then they are previously known to bring, below 300 men, so NC. and Nulli could have prepared for it. On top of it Solar had used much less powerful BC + BS combination against more powerful BS + carriers used by N3. So, as I wrote before, Nulli and NC. have only themselves to blame for this defeat.

            November 24, 2012 at 12:13 am
          6. anonymous

            100 bc is a lot more dps then 22 carriers especially when our side had an absolutely shit amount of logistics ships (which yes is our fault). Sure it was a fuck up I won't ague that. We went in with too little vs too much and we lost. Believe it or not it happens we can lose a fight. Also your claim that we could have prepared for that sure we could have asked some of our bros to come up to even up the numbers but we didn't. The thing with slowcats is that they do decent at alpha'ing smaller targets with less ehp but on larger things such as battleships they have a harder time killing them.

            November 24, 2012 at 12:27 am
          7. Gusto

            I was surprised that you didn't have supers on standby with that much on the field. Anyways, just one battle a war does not make. Cya around mate. :)

            November 25, 2012 at 4:05 am
          8. Guy

            I don't understand how you were outgunned? You had carriers, the pos and more battleships.

            Plus there's the fact that Solar's allies aren't very good at pvp – a huge number of them are carebears or casual players with relatively low SP. Saying that you're outgunned by Ethereal Dawn and PNG seems a bit ridiculous. Welpcanes and drakes aren't exactly terrifying fleet compositions, either.

            November 24, 2012 at 12:34 am
          9. anonymous

            Even battleship numbers more or less with the difference being only 9. +100 hurricanes neuting out everything they are sitting on yea that is a lot to fight when you can't get through all the hurricanes quick enough.

            November 24, 2012 at 12:58 am
          10. So nicht mein Freund

            That was a different fight.
            So, stop crying.

            November 25, 2012 at 3:07 am
  8. Carlos

    WOW the Pathetic Legion took one in every hole!
    Well done CVA!

    November 23, 2012 at 6:33 pm Reply
  9. del

    just goes to show how shit test pets are.

    November 23, 2012 at 6:48 pm Reply
  10. CVA is another Southern alliance in spirit, but not in standings :) The only difference is that CVA retreats to lowsec instead of NPC. Amarr victor!

    November 23, 2012 at 6:49 pm Reply
  11. War Observer

    I'm reading forum post of that PL douche bag and lounging.

    Why? Remember how TEST/PL were all “-A- treats their allays badly, like pets, join blue blob with us, we don't have pets, only friends, and we threat them good”

    Well, anyone that willingly becomes pet of a goon pet does not deserve any better treatment anyway.

    November 23, 2012 at 6:55 pm Reply
  12. shiite

    TEST bullshits propaganda a lot about -A- being unforgiving of junior FCs for making mistakes in a fight and HBC is 'different'. Check out Hedliner's post. Nice way to prove your point.

    November 23, 2012 at 7:42 pm Reply
    1. mr blue

      its a difference between beeing juniour and coward. everyone makes mistakes, but what hedliner prob got mad about was signs of cowardishm in a even fight.

      November 23, 2012 at 7:50 pm Reply
      1. Guy

        It might've been completely reasonable for alpha not to sacrifice tens of billions worth of navy apocs in the name of e-honor. If Hedliner's attitude is common amongst PL then things really haven't changed as far as coalitions go.

        November 24, 2012 at 2:45 am Reply
        1. Lokitoki81

          Are you for real? You dont fucking highfive an ally before the fight and go "yeah lets fuck these ppl up" and then run away in the middle of the fight while your ally is still on the field.

          Yeah sure, he saved his own ships. But who would EVER want to team up with an FC like this again? This isnt about e-honor. This is FC 101, stay until the job is done ffs.

          November 24, 2012 at 9:54 am Reply
      2. indy

        he overdone it man, if i was montolio i would smack him for smacking their kid fcs like that

        November 24, 2012 at 3:43 pm Reply
  13. YouAskedForIt

    Well lets face it.. Thorn and Tribal are so fucking bad.. even when backed by their masters they run home and leave their buddy's hanging..

    November 23, 2012 at 7:52 pm Reply
  14. CVA is cool

    The nice thing about CVA is that no diplomacy when it comes to being NBSI… that brings them a lot of fun.. Good Alliance to retire in i would say

    November 23, 2012 at 8:06 pm Reply
  15. IRC Grunt

    How did this article pass the HBC is awesome -A- is shit propaganda screeners….

    O…this isn't Kugu…..

    November 23, 2012 at 10:12 pm Reply
  16. ddd

    Keep up the good fight cva , don't take no crap from the those hbc failures

    November 24, 2012 at 12:28 am Reply
  17. Seraph IX Basarab

    Can we get a link to that forum post in the article?

    Nice job CVA.

    November 24, 2012 at 12:33 am Reply
  18. ncdotdotdot slim

    soo how bad u must be is cva kick your ass damn nice one cva

    November 24, 2012 at 12:44 am Reply
  19. Makalu_Zarya

    Yet again proves that these people have no chances at winning an even fight, even against CVA. Sorry but the facts speak for themselves, and please spin it whatever way your propaganda machine wants.

    November 24, 2012 at 2:42 am Reply
    1. Provi member

      Have you wait for more great adventure … I do not understand why you are not entering into conflict with CVA … If Cohalition NRDS come to cause problems to these insects, with you it was a trifle of'll release them … It is never too late! Venal these very pretty, but it is home CATCH!

      November 24, 2012 at 10:50 am Reply
      1. indy


        November 24, 2012 at 3:41 pm Reply
      2. War Observer

        Maka started as CVA pilot before moving to -A-, but nowadays he does not have high opinion of them. I think he is mistaken about that, NRDS people in providence are much better pilots then people give them credit for. While they do lack coherent unified fleet doctrines and have many low SP pilots they have above average combat experience and much fighting spirit. They are definitely levels above dregs like TEST or TRIBE, and in even number fight without PL FC being involved I would always put my money on Provi block.

        November 24, 2012 at 3:42 pm Reply
        1. Provi observer

          Its true… people in providence have high spirit and pay a lot of attention to their fleets because they pay for those expensive abaddons from their own wallet and have very low to no Re-imbursement, they fight and loose isk for fun and for the concept of flying freely in 0.0 (NRDS).. its a bit hard to crack someone who fights for an idea

          November 24, 2012 at 5:23 pm Reply
        2. Old person.

          Fighting Spirit? Lets all take the way back machine to when they tried to invade catch. A week later and they were already evac'ing things. They can be fun to fly with, but after a while, you get tired of chasing down random reds in the same systems day in and day out. Also, silly politics are silly.

          November 25, 2012 at 12:30 am Reply
          1. Will

            That's why we take steps to expand our influence and project power beyond Providence while keeping sovwar off the table. Almost every Providence alliance partakes in roams through Catch, Curse, and Domain/Derelik low-secs. A large portion of them roam as far as Fountain, or however far a wormhole will take them (I.E. Derelik, Branch, Geminate).

            -7- spent 3 months this spring attacking STEEL in Catch over a grudge caused by one of their corps (a former -7- corp), until STEEL folded. -7- is about to engage in the same kind of conflict with another former blue alliance living in low-sec.

            Bottom line, while it gets boring defending Provi every day, we make up for it by being offensive-minded. The only thing off the table is sovwar.

            November 25, 2012 at 6:33 am
        3. Mercfromabove

          i agree, i used to solo roam in CVA space, or with a few other friends because they gave great fights!

          They usually didn't blob (for the most part) and when they did, it wasn't a total massacre.

          November 26, 2012 at 12:00 pm Reply
    2. adopt

      If TEST/TRIBE/THORN beat you, and CVA beat them…

      What does that make -A-?

      November 24, 2012 at 11:48 am Reply
      1. PEOPLE!!

        Any TEST/TRIBE/THRON FLEET has been utterly destroyed by AAA, their saving grace is PL and their FC team and their super numbers. If PL left today, the HBC would get steamrolled so fast.

        November 24, 2012 at 12:11 pm Reply
        1. Nyv

          You need to undock to win a war, you know? Good luck!

          November 24, 2012 at 12:37 pm Reply
          1. Guy

            Do you guys get a stock list of montolio approved lines to post up?

            November 24, 2012 at 12:51 pm
          2. AAA_Grunt

            ahahahahaha awesome thread

            November 25, 2012 at 2:43 am
          3. Alwayslaughaha

            They actually do, my buddy told me about it.

            November 26, 2012 at 3:27 am
      2. Guy

        It's cool how you can't put things in context.

        November 24, 2012 at 12:41 pm Reply
      3. TheStaafsak

        The propaganda machine is broken, people don't fall for it anymore :)

        November 25, 2012 at 11:51 am Reply
      4. Kain Rehel

        PL 😉

        November 25, 2012 at 6:45 pm Reply
    3. A Friend

      Ehi, Makalu, how's the fight against HBC going? How is your position as head FC going? Where is Lee when you need him?

      November 25, 2012 at 11:59 pm Reply
  20. Master Hyde

    Alphastarpilot is the Thorn FC. Grim was the FC for that fight with Tribal Band. Tribe went in ballz deep and alphastar turned and ran in the middle of the fight. Which is referencing what hedliner was saying. "Alpha, your allies go ballz deep (Tribal band) and you pick up and run."

    The fight was going to be a good one, we just didnt expect Thorn to bail so quickly.

    November 24, 2012 at 3:45 am Reply
  21. Fail

    Alphastarpilot. Horrible since, well, forever. Back in pure blind he was a horrible FC. Funny to see that he hasnt changed over the past year.

    November 24, 2012 at 5:09 am Reply
    1. Soap McTaggish

      has he taken over leadership of thorn from lucian t hen?

      November 24, 2012 at 10:38 pm Reply
    2. Random Pilot

      I'm surprised that people are still letting him into their alliances. The fact that he's made the 'news' like this just makes me wish I shot him harder when he was still a noobling…

      November 25, 2012 at 12:28 am Reply
  22. Darius III

    Lol @ how much mad is in these comments.
    PS: Me for CSM 8

    November 24, 2012 at 7:44 am Reply
    1. indy

      who is this guy?

      November 24, 2012 at 3:44 pm Reply
  23. Lokitoki81

    Movie is horrific. Didnt know some ppl still used potatos for encoding.
    Please use 1080p will ya, and fleet coms.

    November 24, 2012 at 9:59 am Reply
  24. amy

    thorn ran away and left tribe to die pretty simple to see what went wrong here

    November 24, 2012 at 11:18 am Reply
    1. War Observer

      From what I can see southern goon pets were already losing that battle, THORN was just the first to cut their losses and run. Did rest of them stay because they were braver or dumber? IDK, it is hard to tell, possibly both.

      BTW IIRC thorn was once a candidate to get in to -A-, but they started to spurge about not being treated well by -A- and then bombed -A- fleet. Needles to say they got blacklisted by -A-. But Goons and pets, being shit magnets as they are, become good new home for them, constantly causing trouble and aggravation. I kind of like those fuckers exactly because they are such annoyance to PL and TEST. They deserve each other.

      November 24, 2012 at 3:29 pm Reply
  25. Alphastar-lol

    Alphastarpilot has been and always will be everyone's favorite blue target.
    Was in EC-, is in the South, will be forever.

    More to worry about: why are Thorn pilots following a 14-yr old big mouthed dickhead? Why?

    November 24, 2012 at 2:01 pm Reply
  26. blafaselfarz

    – Thorn Alliance
    – Tribal Band
    – TEST Alliance

    That´s the reason thy TEST never will get any SOV without Allies.

    Fountain: A Gift by Goons
    Delve/PB/Querios: Mostly conquered by PL and CFC
    Catch: Taken by INIT.
    Esoteria: Steamrolled by the HBC

    Beeing a PvP Pilot in the HBC is a pain in the ass. What should we do? Roaming 30+ Jumps for a Fight (Maybe!) and travelling back, every day? lulz.

    A few Days ago we had Esoteria as a Roaming Place, but nooooooooooooooooo. Montolio shit his pants, because in Esoteria living People they don´t like him. Bad, bad People!

    Do you ever noticed…. Every Single Montolio Broadcast (for a Invasion) begins with:
    WE had to do that because bla bla bla

    and ends with:
    But i can´t be on your side because my Dog shitting in my bed?

    One single fucking Time this Idiot was in a Fleet… With a IBIS!

    As a PvP Player i pray to God this Shitty Coalition will burn in Hell soon.


    A bored Init. Pilot

    November 24, 2012 at 5:50 pm Reply
  27. blafaselfarz

    Oh, i forget two important things, you don´t see in the Article

    1. Alphastarpilot is known as a 15 Years old child that get drummed to bed, it´s not the First Time this happens. So, why joining Idiots those Idiot Fleets?

    2. Why the Hell is Idiot Band joining a Foxcat Fleet with Geddons? Just to unleash a Shitload of Shitposts everywhere?

    November 24, 2012 at 5:57 pm Reply
  28. So nicht mein Freund


    Full of Rifter Noobs
    Thorn: Irrelevant
    Tribe: Ex High Sec Pubbies.

    It´s not a big deal to crush them.

    The Question is:
    What would they do without help from Respected Alliances?

    November 25, 2012 at 2:36 am Reply
  29. kinomania

    hbc gives real fights for sov, not for a pity tower.. clearly it was a welcome to hbc, lets have a practice run for the newcomers.. and yet cva got excited muahaha pity…

    November 26, 2012 at 8:33 am Reply
    1. I was there

      u think 90 HBC BS vs 70 CVA BS (upon startup) was not a real fight?!
      or u didnt want that navy apocs anyway?

      November 26, 2012 at 10:50 am Reply
  30. adaw

    fail alliance in fail region with fail blues and fail fc´s

    gg .

    November 27, 2012 at 11:19 am Reply
  31. anon

    Alphastar has done so in the past in fleets I have been in, sometimes ordering his whole fleet to die while he himself warps away to safety lol

    But he is a nice guy and tribal bands are just a bunch of retards that does not know what ISK efficiency means.

    If you are not tribal, PL or TEST, then what the fuck are you still doing in HBC for?

    It is time to leave!

    November 27, 2012 at 1:18 pm Reply
    1. What a tard

      Nice joke, little yoda.

      When only Tribal, PL & TEST remains what do you mean will happen? -A- will steamroll you in under 1 Month, but ok little pubbie dream on.

      November 29, 2012 at 3:47 am Reply
  32. -a- GeorgeMarsh

    This has made my day, i know -a- and CVA have never been "friendly" but weve near enough always been neighbors and had some very fun fights, some losses mostly victories, all in all good fun and its great to see they are spanking HBC pets! As for the bored init pilot that is the best comment i have ever seen, they will burn in hell soon enough its a time bomb waiting to go off…

    November 27, 2012 at 3:14 pm Reply
  33. Sold

    many thanks to alphastarpilot for fucking over tribe. Tribesmen, prepare for new blue target…

    November 28, 2012 at 12:28 am Reply
    1. yaya

      You should be fucking quiet. The "War" in Esoteria starts because the Evil Residents there attacked your stupid SOV.

      And what is Tribal doing?
      Deploying back to Period Basis, doing Roams but don´t help to Grind Esoteria.

      I tell you what, you little Tard… You DON´T deserve that SOV and i hope you will loose it soon, your Alliance is a shame on the SOV Map.

      November 29, 2012 at 9:50 am Reply
  34. -A- FC

    CVA the last independent sov holder in EVE?

    November 28, 2012 at 11:47 pm Reply
    1. hehe

      Not really. If you think they can stand against the HBC, you don´t learn anything in the last 6 Months.
      But… Who wants CVA Space, especially Providence a.k.a. "The shittiest Space in EvE"?

      November 29, 2012 at 9:46 am Reply

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