History is recorded by the victorious; or failing that by those who proclaim themselves as having won over something. Today we have a battle report coming from Against All Authorities, which I have taken the liberty of embellishing for your reading pleasure. Take with a grain of salt, or a lot of perusing through kill-boards.
No Forgiveness at TG-Z23
The problem with Sansha space, civilians say, is that it’s full of Sansha pirates. -A- pod pilots would say that the problem is that it’s full of crap from the DekCo. To help remedy this, in particular two Titan staging POSes, Against All Authorities mounted what was supposed to be a simple operation to go bash some non-moving targets. Figuring that their Rokh doctrine would get the job done they headed for TG-Z23, in the heart of Sansha space, with about 120 pilots in their fleet.
It was all going very well, the POS came out of reinforced and -A- started shooting it with relish. Then in come the Goons with an even bigger fleet, the numbers favoring them by about 2:1. -A- tried to lower the DPS raining on them but when the enemy brings 100+ perma MWD Drakes to the field, there is no end in sight to the hurt.
-A- managed to hold their own as they watched their Logistics popping one after another, at which point Makalu Zarya, their Fleet Commander, gritted her teeth and strapped on her cojones belt crying out “to the last man!” Luckily cooler brains prevailed and Perseus Kallistratos of -MVN- suggested jumping in triage carriers to turn the tide.
And so they did:
Round 2 – Ding!
With the DekCo fleet scattered and a POS blown up, -A- went ahead with their original flight plan and proceeded to DSS-EZ, right next door to Catch. Another Titan parking lot needed their loving attention. Needless to say those from -A- destroyed in the heroic bloodbath reshipped, now with the fuzzy warm feeling inside that being babysat by triage carriers and dreads inevitably gives.
But you can’t put a good dog down and the DekCo true to form reshipped into shiny new ships including some 80 logistics; proceeding to what, from their point of view, would surely be a heroic action to save their staging POS. Little did they know…
Jumping in from behind through MB4D-4 the enemy assaulted -A- , who were waiting for them at 70km from the gate. Facing triage carriers and dreadnaught face melters, the Goons realized this was not going to end well for them and warped to their POS. This is where, according to our -A- source, the GoonFail began.
Finding himself snagged by a savvy -A- pilot and unable to warp off, the DekCo Commander panicked and, in what can only be described as a self serving wet underpants moment, recalls his fleet back to the gate to save his own ass. A move that needless to say resulted only in tears and, one assumes, lolz in local.
In the end -A- managed to achieve their goals, albeit with important losses and after being forced to bring carriers -two of which died- and caps out of their hiding holes. But a victory, both on the ISK front and in terms of objectives, is sure to fuel their bravado for days to come.
Here’s a map of the area for the geographically challenged: