The Final timer for the strategic GQ2S-8 station solar system in Paragon Soul was due up yesterday. RED.Overlord and company assembled a HellCat fleet to defend the system, the Against All Authorities Allies agreed to setup a secondary ThunderCat fleet and support them.
Having greater numbers the Pandemic Legion and TEST Alliance plus HBC allies put together four different fleets, a FoxCat one, a TEST DrakeTrain, an AHAC gang and finally a TEST bomber fleet. The FoxCat and AHACs moved to the 4-07MU (catch) solar system to hinder -A-’s bridging.
Battle at GQ2S-8
The Drake and Bomber fleet headed towards GQ2S-8 and jumped in to find the ROL fleet already setup on the gate at range, locked and loaded. A brawl erupted at the gate with TEST Drakes taking initial heavy damage, it wasn’t until TEST alliance bombers scored one good bombing run – which took down half ROL fleet down – that the tide turned into TEST side with the Drake train finishing what the bombers did not.
Shortly afterwards Pandemic Legion supers were called to take down the SBU, the station and the I-HUB.
Meanwhile in Catch…
The FoxCat and AHAC fleets had bridged into the Querious regional gate of 49-U6U and proceeded to jump to 4-07MU, -A-’s staging system. Makalu Zaria was still forming up his fleet when the local count rose. A call for dreadnoughts was made and Tengus were ordered to swarp the sensor dampeners for tracking disruptors, a bomber fleet was also formed up on -A-’s side.
As the FoxCat fleet warped to the station undock the Tengus came out of the station and a fight broke immediately. Despite having similar numbers, the five dreadnoughts Against All Authorities decided to undock make a great difference, added up to the TunderCat DPS and the sporadic bombing runs, the FoxCat threat managed to be contained.
Receiving more than he bargained the PL/TEST FC ordered to fall back to the 49-U6U gate and -A- gave pursuit. Jumping behind them proved a gave mistake on Makalu’s fleet behalf, losing bonuses, having to load grid after the FoxCats and AHAC and not having Dreads coverage put them in a grave position, an opportunity which PL didn’t miss to capitalize. As both fleet started blapping each other, a cyno went up and Pandemic Legion super-capitals slipped through, effectively negating -A- dreadnought deployment on the grid.
With the ROL fleet severely decimated, the GQ2S-8 went to Zombie Ninja Space Bears (HBC holder), marking it as the first station system lost by ROL in Paragon Soul.