As of this piece of writing YHN-3K (Tribal Band’s former staging system) has fallen, but that’s not where I would like to start off with this report. Let me take you all back to the magical time when Darkness of Despair and -A- dropped 45 dreads on the YHN-3K station and put it into reinforcement for the coming conflict.

Right before the station was put into reinforcement, there had been a lot of in-fighting happening within Tribal Band. Many corporations did not want to leave Period Basis and Paragon Soul, and a few even left the alliance over it. A 48 hour final warning from Triget (our alliance leader) had just gone out (after 12 days notice to move to NRT4-U), People finally were getting the message that they needed to clear out of the south.

At first, a sense of being completely screwed seemed to loom over everyone’s heads. We had no answer as an alliance to 45 dreads (especially when we were still barely in YHN-3K). Needless to say everyone in the alliance was told to keep with the move, and bring their pvp ships up anyway from NRT4-U. Some of them parked directly in YHN-3K, and others decided to move to DSS-EZ which was a npc station only two jumps away. The move was still on, but now with a more important sense of urgency.

That night a command meeting was held. We had two days to come up with something, anything to defend the station armor timer. Suggestions were made, and directions were given. We would report back in 24 hours with the progress we had made.

The next day by the time our meeting came around the alliance had tripled our numbers in YHN-3K, and more were on the way. SRP was good, logistics was moving ships into system rapidly, contracts were going up, contacts with other alliances had been made, and plans were being introduced.

One such plan was to head to TG-Z23 with a group of Sabre’s where the Russian’s and -A- had a staging POS with a titan they were using to bridge their fleets and bubble them. The biggest concern we had was their dreads, and with no less than four NPC stations in that system. We had no idea which station they would be undocking from. It was decided we would have the HIC’s cloaked up at all their NPC stations while the main group of cloaked Sabre’s would be at their POS waiting for their fleet, and drop bubbles on them as soon as they started to bridge. Hopefully it would buy us some time and split their fleet up, so we could rep the YHN-3K station from 25% to 50% but nobody knew. Ten pilots were selected from a corp in Tribe (with lots of pirating experience) we knew could get the job done. Their corp leader accepted, and went forward handling the logistics. If we could stall their fleets and dreads we stood a chance. It was a long shot with lots of unknowns.

The next day I got home from work with about three hours left on the reinforce timer and got right into TS. Things were coming together nicely. TEST was in and bringing 130 AHAC’s and 60 bombers. Bombers Bar was set to help and bring at least 50+ bombers to be lead by Cahvus of Tribe. Ships were being pumped out to alliance members. We had one full fleet of battleships, and were filling a second. Not to mention the 40+ bombers Tribe had too.

The Sabre operation to head to TG-Z23 was on, and was now called “Operation Dreyman.” It was named after the two people who were put in charge of the op. The alliance was providing their ships in DSS-EZ, so they gathered there and left for the staging system early.

About an hour before the station timer was up, TEST was on the move heading to us. We had a Titan in HED-GP ready to bridge them to a system where they would sit till we would cyno them into YHN-3K. The same was done with Bombers Bar, but what was funny about this was the Titan that was bridging the fleets was not in a POS, and was warping around in open space. Fuck it.

About 45 minutes from the timer now and the enemy Titan came online in its POS, and their fleet was starting to form outside of the POS shield. We had HIC’s on all their npc stations and at the POS ready.

As the station timer came closer to an end, we got our fleets ready and waited. The timer was up and the Titan in the POS in TG-Z23 started to bridge the 240 DD and -A- Rokh’s that had gathered. Operation Dreyman went into action and immediately bubbled their fleet cutting off 120 rokh’s from bridging out, splitting their fleet. Holy shit it was working.

DD and -A- decided that they would engage us anyway even with their fleet split, and got bombed relentlessly. More DD and -A- warped in, more bombs were fired. The whole time the HIC group slowing down their forces. Tribal Band was holding the field and our carriers were actively repping our station. The battle was on!

Right, so the reps on the station. The funny thing about that was that we were supposed to have 12-16 carriers repping up the station. We had 6. Fuck. It was looking like we weren’t going to be able to rep the station in time, but we had to work with what we had. It didn’t help that we lost 6 other carriers earlier that week to NC. for no real objective.

40 minutes of Tribe fighting DD and -A-, bombing, Pandemic Legion in Talwars, xxPIZZAxx in Tornado’s, re-ship after re-ship, cyno’s, and just about everything in-between our HIC fleet reported dreads in TG-Z23 heading to the POS. They traveled in small groups, and we bubbled the crap out of them stopping them effectively, at least for a little while. This caused DD to login two more Titans making it possible for dreads to bridge out freely. By that time Tribe was almost out of ships, TEST was dead from xxPIZZAxx and PL, and everyone else, and our reps on station had only gone from 25% to 32%. Well short of the 50% we needed. It was over. The station and carriers started taking damage, and the carriers docked.

Gud fights were had in local from both sides, and the rest is history.

[DOG-Net BR Doctor link for the hostilities ]

- Peach Tea

25 Comments

  1. indy

    I was there, I was critical about the leadership of Tribe before and even after this fight…
    The above post allowed me to appreciate their work a bit more while to line members like myself who (for good reason) are not being told much and thus, get frustrated as very little results of the work being done behind the sceens could not be seen.
    While this post made me respect Tribe’s leadership (with one or two exceptions), the other related post from tribal forums, written by the [DICKX] corp (regarding the logistical nightmare that they went trough) made me love Tribe logistics and admire [DICKX] members as heroes.
    This article is incomplete without that post and and someone should distribute [DICKX] post (which is an even better read) on this and other sites and forums and these guys should get a lot of kuddos and fame troughout EVE for what they did.
    just saying o/

    August 26, 2013 at 10:40 pm Reply
    1. Indy

      critical of* add return to divide paragraphs, also add – ‘Me and others were much more critical of the Logi guys to a much greater extent and blamed them most of all for the situation in Catch, much more than the leadership.
      I guess I’m trying to say sorry on behalf of the line members responsible for the ‘f1′ to most of the leadership but most of all to the Logi dudes for giving them a hard time.

      August 26, 2013 at 10:45 pm Reply
      1. Leicester

        To be fair line members are kept from knowing specific details so spies can’t do much unless they happen to be part of the top leadership.

        Tribe had plenty of spies too, I should know, I was there when this went down:

        http://eve-kill.net/?a=kill_related&kll_id=19284781

        August 26, 2013 at 11:12 pm Reply
  2. dreadsdontbridge

    “This caused DD to login two more Titans making it possible for dreads to bridge out freely.”

    This is not how dreads work brah

    August 26, 2013 at 10:42 pm Reply
  3. war anyone.

    wait, did pl help -a- out in this fight?
    Lol times have changed.

    August 26, 2013 at 11:03 pm Reply
    1. TiredOfAllTheStupid

      Well, a lot of -A- did join PL.

      August 27, 2013 at 2:23 am Reply
  4. Elazar Keon
    August 26, 2013 at 11:33 pm Reply
  5. Федор

    PL help DD. oh nooo(((((

    August 26, 2013 at 11:35 pm Reply
  6. Na

    So the bottom line, was Tribe didn’t bring enough Carrier to rep to 50%., with around 10 Carriers would have been a job well done. PL? well say no more.

    August 26, 2013 at 11:49 pm Reply
  7. -A- grunt

    Few criticisms. PL shot the shit out of our ships, I’m fairly certain they only began firing on your side when TEST bombed them. Dreads don’t require titans to move. And 120 roksh weren’t stuck in TG-, it was more like 25 rokhs, 8 maels, and 15 support.

    August 27, 2013 at 12:38 am Reply
    1. Kirk Otsito

      Nope first thing PL killed on system was a tribe naga we went in to kill everyone we took no sides =]

      August 27, 2013 at 10:30 am Reply
  8. Pizza Baller

    Pizza was in bombers, and we bombed indiscriminately… As always ;)

    August 27, 2013 at 1:03 am Reply
  9. heh

    http://eve-kill.net/?a=kill_related&kll_id=19354556

    this is goon’s attempt to pull a NC. in provi just a day or 2 ago.

    August 27, 2013 at 1:32 am Reply
    1. Matthew

      *yawn* My ratting ship is worth more than that entire fleet.

      August 27, 2013 at 2:20 am Reply
      1. heh

        usually ratting ships are… especially the kind idiots fly

        August 27, 2013 at 2:37 am Reply
        1. Alcobob

          That wasn’t a goon fleet.
          It was an ENL-I educational fleet for the Academy.

          August 27, 2013 at 1:40 pm Reply
          1. heh

            im sure goons came up with their propaganda to recover quickly afterwards.

            August 28, 2013 at 1:30 am
          2. Alcobob

            Here’s a nice tip, ENL-A is not blue to the CFC.

            August 28, 2013 at 6:59 am
          3. heh

            heres a tip, theres still goons in the fleet… so what the hell does saying all that have to do with anything.. they are fighting together, so shut it with the stupid excuses.

            August 28, 2013 at 9:54 pm
          4. Ur Stupid

            Still Goons.

            August 28, 2013 at 8:41 am
  10. -A- grunt

    Jesus does dread need titan bridge to jump??

    August 27, 2013 at 2:15 am Reply
    1. Ze Noob

      lol no a dread can’t use a titan bridge as it has it’s own on board jump drive it has the abilty to jump further then a titan anyways

      August 27, 2013 at 6:18 am Reply
  11. JL of Tribr

    Some corrections to the article. i was part of the command team and ‘was thier’

    1. Operation Dreyman was two parts. The sabres on the stations continuously undocked with the -dd-/-a- dreads and bubbled them on the undock. Then the dreads would try and slowboat out of the bubbles and the sabres would manage to throw another bubble up. After 40 minutes -dd-/-a- formed and brought in a bomber fleet which allowed them to clear the sabres and deploy thier dreads. The second half of them team countinously threw up bubbles and would cut off portions of the -a-/-dd- subcap fleet over and over again. however the russians managed to online a titan we were not aware of and had not scouted and managed to get thier fleets out with that before we could scan it down.

    2. At no time was our titan out in open space bridging fleets. Were bad at this game but not that bad and we learn from our mistakes. The titan was in a pos and bridged the TEST AHAC fleet in. At the same time both the Bombers Bar Fleet and the TEST BOMBER Fleets were positioned in deep space. When the Tribe Campaign Commander called for them i warped to them in my widow and bridged them in. So yes my BLOPS was in open space.

    Our allies showed up for us and fought well. Tribe held the field for over a hour and forty minutes and every member of all the fleets performed well and bought us the time we needed to save the station. In the end we did not have the carriers to rep them in the time we were given. The russians fought like hell and were able to reship more times then us. -a-/dd and friends fought well and my hats off to you. It was a damn good fight.

    August 27, 2013 at 5:49 am Reply
  12. JG

    Intresting battle especially to see some cruise missile doctrine in action. Shame pratically every rokh was killed due to bombs. Would be nice to see alpha vs cruise missile. Oh well i wished i was there. would be fun.

    August 27, 2013 at 8:49 am Reply
  13. Surprise

    I give Grymkhaos and his command team props. They pulled off a surprise without it leaking and coordinated a well planned defense against the rusrus. Tribe showed some potential here with their capability and planning and use of multiple forces and tactics. The Russians stuck to their standard Rokh doctrine and fought like hell until their re shipping was able to overwhelm Tribe. Tribe had the better plan and tachtics but RusRus just lasted longer.

    August 27, 2013 at 10:06 pm Reply

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