Undisputably the biggest event for this weekend was the massive brawls between SOLAR INC and the DOT Brothers in the 4NGK-F and MR4-MY solar systems in Geminate, before we start here is the cheat sheet on the involved coalitions members:
Against ALL Anomalies
Persona Non Gratis
Black Core Alliance
The Retirement Club
Shadowandlight from Against All Anomalies sent us the following battle report:
Battle Report + Video: SOLAR vs DOTBROS – Geminate Brawl
SOLAR FLEET and allies were reinforcing and cleaning up several POS’s in various systems mostly in the northern part of Geminate. I was the Fleet Commander for the Drone Region allies of Solar , namely SCDOT, PNG, BCA, ED and Core.
Our fleet had 120 or so, heavy in Maelstroms and Drakes with about 10% in Scimitars. The SOLAR Fleet packed heat in the form of dreadnoughts, handy for quick structure removal.
The first fight happened in 4NGK – NCDOT were flying a AHAC fleet vs Maelstroms and Drakes (alpha fleet) by Drone Fleet.
NCDOT and SOLAR sub-caps stubbornly countered each other throughout the fight as both sides tried to get on their own optimals and achieve tactical superiority. Things scaled up when triage carriers were brought in by NCDOT to suport their AHACs, a tactic which proved effective. In fact for a few minutes any damage we managed to put on several primaries were outrepped, to the point that we suspected spy work was involved to ensure preemptive locks from the carriers.
Then SOLAR cynoed in their dread fleet which happened to be on standby when the fight started and wiped out the carrier (and another one that same pilot brought in) then cynoed out the caps, leaving the fight once again to sub-capitals only.
SOLAR Won the Isk War on this round, shown in green:
Blob Index: SOLAR (417) 2:1 DOT Bros. (241)
Kills Per Side SOLAR (131 Kills) 2:1 DOT Bros. (153 Kills)
Part Two: Judge Dread
After the first fight cleared up DOT Brothers jumped out to the nearby system allowing some cool down timer for SOLAR pilots to regroup and clean up the field. We were semi-expecting DOTBROS to head home, but they instead camped us into the system. Not back to full strength after that last intense fight in 4NGK, we were waiting for each other to make a move, with DOT Brothers setup in AP9-LV, at optimals waiting for our pilots to jump in. We were working out plans to get a tower up and bridge out via a Titan when an Fidelas Constans led fleet appeared in intel.
I am not sure the exact communications between SOLAR and FCON but a deal was struck that we were “ignore” each other and focus on killing DOT Brothers. Strange bedfellows indeed but DOT Brothers were certainty on everyones shit list today.
The second fight in MR4-MY was much shorter, however it started very interestingly. DOT Bros. cynoed in about ten dreadnoughts and put them nearly at zero on the gate. Tracking dreads coupled with webbing T3 Lokis can make short work of battleships, so as FC I was a tad concerned. Both fleets had reshipped and we were back to nearly full strength. SOLAR was not interested in letting the DOT Bros. out without getting some more kills and we were all ordered to jump into the system with the enemy Armor HAC fleet already set up.
We took heavy losses during the first few minutes of the fight (mostly focused on the Drone Allies fleet I was leading since we decloaked first), however the field pitched our direction after about five mins. Fidelas Constans and their fleet certainty helped, hats to them for being around and willing to shoot DOT Bros.
All in all both fights were certaintly a slug fest. Time Dilation was nearly 25% in one of the fights making the syncing of Alpha fire tough to manage.
NCDOT and Co. won both the isk and number of kills war in this battle, winners shown in green:
Blob Index: SOLAR+DekCo (539) 2:1 DOT Bros. (250)
Enemy Kills Per Side: SOLAR+DekCo (91 Kills) 2:1 DOT Bros. (136)
Here is a fraps from the NCDOT side on the MR4-MY fight:
Raw Battle Report by Shadowandlight