First it was Nulli Secunda, then Intrepid Crossing and now it is Gypsy Band who gets the spotlight on the DOT Brother’s side against the Deklein Coalition. Keep in mind Gypsy’s best pals are none other than Solar Fleet – who weren’t exactly keen on seeing NCDOT survive. Am told there is lot of diplo work involved in getting an unified front happening.
Quesa at k.com described this battle:
Started sieging a tower in PetPocket (X D-TOV), Villy swapped his DrakeArmy fleet to AlphaMaels to drop on our dreads. Before they could get moving out, Dreads either jumped out or warped off. Villy bridges onto a gate at 0, our aHacs drop in on them at 0 before they all appear in system with our Nado/Munnin fleet landing at range.
Nearly a complete free-fire on all Huggins then Scorps. Call was made by Villy to re-approach and jump and safe up in GIH towers.
NCDOT K-6SNI moon defended
Then, a NCDOT moon in K-6SNI (Tribute) which had been reinforced by the Deklein Coalition earlier this week, the timer came out this Saturday morning morning and and both side showed up with a 1:1.4 relation in numbers, DekCo brought the most pilots in the form of a Drake fleet versus a mixed Tengu/A-HAC fleet from the NCDOT/NULLI. As we had mentioned in the IRC article, the DekCo is having some issues gathering the number of pilots to guarantee blob victories, the swarm tactics only work if you manage to overwhelm your enemies with ridiculous numbers. Here it wasn’t the case, the A-HACS teared through the DekCo Scimmies and Drakes like a hot knife through butter. In the end the moon was saved and the carriers repped it.
Round Three, roles reversed
The attacking/defender roles reversed a few hours later in the last timer of a Technetium moon in VG-QW1 (Venal), two contrasting fleets appeared to contest the ownership of this isk printer.
One one side a 525+ member Deklein Coalition fleet comprised of ships ranging from their regular Maelstroms Wing, plenty anti-support (lots of huggins and Lachesis), what appeared to be a second Drake Fleet and a smaller bomber fleet.
On the DOT Bros/NULLI side there was an small A-HAC gang and lots of Gypsy Bombers.
These ultimately stole the show in one single and swift bombing run which took out most of the Deklein Coalition Maelstrom fleet.
Seeing their enemies’ DPS backbone gone,
the DekCo fleet was left with no other option than leave field- allowing the DOT Bros to capture the Technetium moon in VG-QW1. (DELETED: our battle reporter was refering to the 42XJ-N moon which was indeed taken by NCDOT), NCDOT called it a day but still having a numerical superiority DekCo managed to hold the moon.
Gypsy Band just nuked almost an entire Mael Fleet. We tried to go in after but I think we took too long (waiting for post-bomb tidi) and landed too far away from the Drake blob so we gracefully (not really) exited the battlefield with Gypsy firmly in the win column.
Reports were nearly 100 pod’s on scan post-bomb run and obviously that’s not counting the pods that were sent home early. [SOURCE]
The Northern Conflict is just heating up, the russian vacations should end by mid september after which we’ll see the soviet bloc coming to bring some additional numbers to these fights – to both sides – Eve is finally getting interesting.
* Although banner goes to NCDOT for showing on both fight and defending their objectives, Gypsy deserves credit too.