Old Hroft is regarded as one of best bomber fleet commanders in game, so when we were offered a battle report for the last timer in GIH-ZG (Tribute), we couldn’t simply refuse.
A tipster highlighted the tactical value of the solar system:
Pay attention to GIH in Tribute final IHUB timer today at around 18:00 eve time and both sides are expected to bring everything they have. CFC is attempting to take the system from the dot brothers. Unfortunatly for the dotbrothers it was a renter system that can cut a whole constilation off which includes 2 renter station systems
Battle Report: The GIH-ZG Thunder Run.
19.08.2012 Somewhere in Tribute
Sunday was promising to be interesting. GIH-ZG i-hub was in final reinforce timer and battle between Goons and NC. Was about to happen. We had a bomber wing training planned with AAA+ROL+EFS and after that was going to make one combat flight as well. Vince told me that Goons had 1200+ pilots in GIH-ZG so NCDOT would not venture to enter system. I felt a bit lazy going there, coz enemy that has nothing to shoot would not let be killed by bombers. I told fleet members the way things were, some dropped fleet and only 36 of us left.
Goons entered system and already killed a cynojammer on which I thought main engagement will take place. I set bombers around ihub and started to wait. X.I.X were orbiting it in their AHACs but we didn’t bomb coz Red Alliance had positive standings with X.I.X.
Cyno went up and dreads came into system. We still sit and wait. We were hoping that enemy was not expecting for a bombing run coz we have mix fleet of pilots from different corporations and some from sov holding alliances.
Suddenly whole enemy fleet warped on ihub.
Bombs are hitting targets perfectly, TiDi hits up and wrecks are slowly appearing on grid.
Now the enemy knew we were in system, so they spread out and kill i-hub.
We made an attempt of catching them on gate but we didn’t succeed.
Since nobody else shot goons eve-kill link looks nice.
After the bomb run, GoonSwarm Federation indeed took the system, only to have it flipped a few hours later by NCDOT. Given the tactical value of the system, don’t be surprised if the DekCo manages to capture it back by the end of the week if not sooner.