When speaking about null-sec PVP is easy to overlook the Syndicate region, but the reality is Syndicate is one hell of a place if you are in the market for somee high-octane small gang pvp fights. Our very own Ripard Teg’s corporation Rote Kapelle lives there and if one night you feel like having a good fight, don’t hesitate in giving him a shout.
EF-F36. 25th February.
Rote Kapelle had received intel in advance of a possible capital fight in this system. Given time to prepare and with the knowledge of previous capital engagements Rote Kapelle came to the conclusion that this fight would most probably escalate rapidly if they chose to intervene.
Closer to the reported capital fight scouts were posted in the staging systems of any possible opposing capital fleets. These scouts confirmed the build up of Dreadnaughts belonging to the uniquely named Ninja Unicorns with Huge Horns alliance. Undeterred Rote Kapelle decided to spring the trap and fight it out.
The capital fight in EF-F36 started between Altruism and Al3x. Rote Kapelle cynoed in an initial two Carriers and one Dreadnaught and began to attack the Al3x capitals while ignoring the ships of Altruism. As the Al3x capital entered low structure a cyno went up and hostile capitals began to jump in. The trap was sprung.
Ninja Unicorns, Infiana Elparus and Soul Takers jumped in roughly 18 Dreadnaughts, sieged and opened fire on the Rote Kapelle capitals. In response Rote Kapelle brought in the rest of their capital fleet, six Carriers, six Dreadnaughts and 2 Super Carriers along with a support fleet of battleships and heavy interdictors. Around this point of time the Alturism fleet warped off and the Al3x fleet docked up.
With the shear amount of sieged Dreadnaughts Rote Kapelles Carrier remote reps were ineffective and Capitals began to die at an alarming rate. On the Rote Kapelle side the two Super Carriers were able to inflict a large amount of damage onto the Ninja Unicorn Dreadnaughts. The fight was intense; it had become one of the now rare capital slugfests with capitals dying on both sides and no clear advantage forming for either fleet. In the middle of the fight an additional Rote Kapelle Super Carrier cynoed in to join the fray.
Altruism then undocked their capitals and re-entered the fight. It seems this additional firepower was able to tip the balance of the fight and the remaining Ninja Unicorn Dreadnaughts began to die. Some Dreadnaughts that had been bumped away in the initial jump in were able to escape. Notably one Dreadnaught, piloted by Thi0rdazin of NC. self destructed against the orders given to the fleet. At this point it is unknown as to why an NC. pilot was so far away from the rest of his alliance. I suspect he was just flying with old friends.
This kind of Capital engagement is rare these days with the high number of Super Capital heavy groups ready to drop on anything bigger then a Battleship. So to see such a fight go down with relatively even sides is a refreshing sight.
Also, I find interesting to how many capitals pilot Ben Booley lost during the fight. O.o
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