HBC’s Battle Report by Bagehi
Pings went out to form-up a 49-U defense fleet. The call went out for drakes to counter the Oracle gang that spies said SoCo were forming. Form-up was moving fairly slow. By the time the fleet started to have reasonable numbers of drakes, huginns, scimitars (and fewer kitchen sink ships), and command positions were properly filled, the report came back that AAA had formed a large tengu/scimitar fleet. The fleet was sent back to station to reship into Rokhs. More pings went out for numbers, as SoCo had the HBC fleet badly outnumbered at that point. A second fleet was formed for instacanes to deal with the SoCo bomber fleet that had also formed up. With two fleets well formed to counter the fleet comps SoCo was rolling out in, titans were prepped for bridging. Unfortunately, one of the cynos died however and HBC had to wait for another to get in place. Of course, everything ended up being a mess anyway, and when the call went up for cynos, only one lit and the instacanes bridged out while the Rokhs sat and stared at the shiny titan they were sitting on. With minimal panic (the FC may have been the calmest FC in the history of the game – most would have had a cerebral edema and died with everything that happened with this fight), the FC kicked one person from fleet to fit a cyno in and bridged the rokhs in.
Meanwhile, SoCo had finished off the Test defensive SBU in 49-U. The HBC Rokhs came into 49-U on a red grid. The FC remained remarkably calm. HBC had a spy on SoCo comms calling out their primary targets for the Scimitars to pre-lock in hopes of being able to save them from the fierce alpha strike of 150 tengu missile spam. Meanwhile, the HBC FC called scimitars primary. After a few failed attempts where pilots weren’t following targets in even a remotely close fashion, the FC was able to get the Rokhs to focus fire and began melting through the SoCo logistics. After a few went down, he decided to try his luck with a tengu, but they were far more tanky. Scimitar pilots, meanwhile, were faced with all manner of ewar from tengu midslots, making remote reps nearly non-existent. Despite this, both sides were keeping neck-to-neck in the race through the scimitars, primarily due to the damage delay of missile spam. Meanwhile, the HBC Huginns did their best to keep Makalu webbed down, as his fleet stayed anchored on him and it kept their transversal down as they attempted to move into close quarters several times through the fight. Makalu wasn’t having that and mercilessly mowed through the huginns.
Meanwhile, SoCo Scimitars began using the gate trick to survive alpha attacks. As soon as they saw they were being locked (or they had a spy on comms and told them they were primary), they jumped through the gate they were sitting on. After failing to kill scimitars a few times to this, HBC once more tried its hand on the tengus. A wing/fleet of tornadoes warped in at range in an attempt to snipe off a few Rokhs. They were quickly bubbled and didn’t need focus fire to shred. Rokhs, once more, proving they are the sniping kings. Meanwhile, the tengus had gotten in close on the fleet and the Rokhs were having trouble putting dps on them. They had also almost finished off all the scimitars by this point, so the FC called for the fleet to deagress and burn for the gate. A few ships died, but most that remained were able to get out. The fleet docked up next door and waited for the reinforcement fleet to form up. TiDi hit 10% as the HBC fleet docked at the same time as SoCo jumped in. Local went insane for a while as both sides taunted each other with the regular chest beating.
While the battered HBC fleet waited, we discussed what happened, came up with some responses to the ewar tengus, and announced our favorite kill of the day: Cobra2k’s medium extender tengu.
When the reinforcement fleet finally arrived, we were sitting at fairly weak numbers. We held on the 49-U gate in 5V and hoped SoCo’s hubris would lead them to make the mistake of jumping into a unreinforced system with rokhs sitting at optimal range off the gate. No. Makalu was not feeling reckless. After waiting a while, SoCo moved off and the HBC fleet headed for home. In the end, the blood toll fell primarily on the shoulders of the valiant, selfless Scimitar pilots on both sides.
Montolio had sent this bit:
Battle Report : https://kb.pleaseignore.com/?a=kill_related&kll_id=528552
Balance of Power (members in Local) : http://i.imgur.com/FJGSL.png
Honey Badger Coalition Strength : http://i.imgur.com/ifdvW.png
TEST Bombers Doing Their Thing : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wo5qdGQNvYw
SoCo’s Battle Report by Bobmon
Another attempt to capture the 49-U6U system just started for SoCo and yesterday they tought Pandemic Legion and TEST a lesson on how to fly ThunderCats® RAWR!.
Objective 49-U6U: SoCo Tastes better than Honey.
A CTA was called by the -A- Team (SoCo) to kill a TEST SBU in 49-U60. Like a profesional pest control team SoCo jumped in to their Oracles to remove this SBU. SoCo undocked and warped to the gate, suddenly we heard that TEST and PL were forming up a fleet that consisted of Rohks and Drakes with Insta Cane Support. Immidiatly the Decision was made to warp back to station and switch for our Glorious ThunderCats setup.
We all undocked and warped back to the 49-U6U gate, after some final checks we jumped in and warped to the test SBU to provoke a fight. but TEST/PL refused to answere our call, so our fc decided to kill the SBU making the walllet of test shrink again.
The SBU died but still no answere, so Maka decided to provoke them even more so he orderd the fleet to warp to the 5V-BJI gate. Finally they answered to our call and the Test/PL fleet Bridged in to 5V-BJI and warped to the 49-U6U gate. TEST/PL jumped in 49-U6U and found them selfs stuck in the middle of the trap of the -A- Team (SoCo). We achord up and started shooting.
PL had done some research on how to counter the SoCo’s ThunderCats and they came to the conclusion that they needed more Huginns. Thanks to some great on the spot Fcing Maka knew what to do and started hammering trough the Scimi support of TEST/PL, Done that we made quick work of the Huggins (pritty simple becouse the Scimi’s that were still alive were focussing on keeping DurrHurrDurr alive). Now Finely being able to start shooting the Rohks, TEST/PL decided to bail out and they jumped back in to 5V-BJI.
Like true Killmail wanting warriors we followed them but we were only able to tackle a hand full of rohks. Wanting for more Kills Our Comms bursted out in to Chicked sounds, laughter, Fight us maybe songs and Fc’s trying to Calm down the Fleet. we went back home and docked up, fleet disbanded.
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