With the wars in Delve over and the battles in the Dronelands decidedly boring and unimportant, the protagonists of our universe once again die gleefully over Moon-Goo. This battle report is put together from three separate sources coming from both sides that, not surprisingly by the look of the kill board, agree on who the victor was. Relevant links at the bottom.
Battle Report: Kick to the Sack – DekCo Loses a Tech Moon!
Venal space; the Gurista pirates swear on their mother’s eye patch that it belongs to them. On paper maybe, but it is an area firmly held in the grip of DekCo. The goo that drips off the moons in this area, as in others, drives the universe and its economy. And thus it drives the bloodshed generated over ownership of this resource that for now is still invaluable.
After having reinforced a Tech-moon POS belonging to Convicted in the 42XJ-N system a couple of days before, on July 22nd Black Legion needed to take it down and claim it for their own. Being a long time pain in the neck for DeckCo, BL called on their long time friends in Nulli Secunda who were only too happy to help. A fleet was set up consisting of AHACs and logi with Dreadnaughts and Carriers on standby.
Forming up in a standard Drake fleet, DekCo members headed out to 42X with the clear intent of stopping this attempt at their livelihood. Both fleets eventually fielded the same numbers, around 190 ships, but from the start it was evident that the moon would change hands.
According to both sources, BL and Nulli arrived in the system ahead of the Goons and established a beachhead on the gate. The defenders jumped into the system to find the waiting committee ready and immediately tried to pull range with their Drakes. This tactic was denied them, perhaps by a webbed anchor pilot or by the confusion of the battle and disorientation of their pilots. The result was simple, the defending fleet began to melt quickly despite logistic attempts. The battle escalated as the Goon FC had a Cyno lit and brought on some eight or nine carriers to help, but the Nulli/BL team were ready for this and countered with carriers and dreadnaughts of their own.
Even though they tried to repair it in the face of overwhelming firepower from the enemy, the DekCo POS eventually came down along with several of their carriers, dealing perhaps not a heavy blow to DekCo but one that surely stings. Black Legion and Nulli Secunda put down their own POS and can now be smug and beat themselves in the chest; they have secured a Tech-Moon. It remains to be seen if they can hold it and if they can wrestle some more out of DekCo hands.
According to one source The Mittani had this to say to his members:
(3:27:01 AM) [email protected]/directorbot: Gentlemen, the battles of the South have followed us to the North. Unlike -A-, our enemies up here are competent; our fleet tonight, overconfident after weeks of slaughtering -A- with impunity, got thrashed, humiliated, and had tracking dreads dropped on it. The butcher’s bill is here: http://eve-kill.net/?a=kill_related&kll_id=14086995
We are leaving [the] South this weekend and moving immediately into a war; we may not choose it, but it is choosing us. You need to have all of your assets out of F20Y and hop on one of the convoys back to VFK ASAP.
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A participant was kind enough to record some of the fight, enjoy the pew-pew:
Battle report and killboards: