As some of you may note I am personally involved in this battle on the side of The Retirement Club and would like to add that it was great fun and look forward to being part of something like this again.
I have included accounts from either side below to ensure a clear view of the events which took place though unfortunately Gentlemen’s Agreement did not comment on the matter.
LordDragonMPS of Shiva, The Retirement Club:
On Friday 1st March a tower belonging to The Retirement Club (401k) was reinforced by Gentlemen’s Agreement and friends in the US TZ, but thankfully the owning corporation, Shiva, was able to set the tower to come out in roughly 17 hours when an operation had already been planned.
Which meant that on Saturday at 21:00 Eve time 401k and allies formed up with a substantial tech 3 fleet comprised of arty loki’s and logistics plus support formed up with the hope of getting a large engagement vs Gentlemen’s Agreement and their allies.
However seeing the hostile groups going for some of our other towers in Venal we thought that we would most likely end up being blue-balled and likely be able to repair the POS unopposed. So the call was made to jump in a chimera to begin repairing the POS and to reship some of our pilots from tech 3′s into scimitars to assist.
Thankfully Gentlemen’s Agreement did in fact light a cyno into system and onto the POS (thanks to them for bringing a fight), in a blaster rokh fleet, so we quickly called the reship of the scimitars and warped the rest of the fleet into them at 0 and began calling targets. As we began the engagement a Legion of xXDEATHXx cyno lit on grid and they came in with an artillery maelstrom fleet which quickly began targeting our logistics putting us under pressure. So the decision was made to light our cyno and bring in our triage carriers of FraXy of Lost Obsession and Berakhvar of Drunk ‘n’ Disorderly to assist with the logistics issues we were having due to the high alpha of the hostile fleet.
As our reps began to stabilize we quickly managed to dominate the fight and remove most of the hostile rokh fleet of Gentlemen’s Agreement forcing them off grid and leaving us to gather warp in locations for the remaining Legion of xXDEATHXx maelstroms until they had lost the critical amount of numbers that they too stood down.
I just want to say thank you to both hostile entities for the fight and we hope to have the same again in the future!
UAxDEATH of The xDEATHx squadron, Legion of xXDEATHXx:
We had a report of a 100 man fleet in Ohkunen in bridge range of our titan so we started to assemble a fleet which would allow us to kill it (which we tried to accomplish ASAP though due to our lack of recent engagements it took longer than expected). As we began to gather on the jump bridge we received information from our scout that Gentlemen’s Agreement had already began engaging the hostiles, so we realized we had no time left for preparation and jumped as we was rushing to assist our friends.
Due to this need to rush we ended up in the wrong position in closer range to the hostile fleet than preferred as we had no time to do proper maneuvering so began engaging the enemy logistics. At first we had success in this until 401k brought in some triage carriers to improve their chances of surviving our alpha. As they began to stabilize Gentlemen’s Agreement took heavy losses which caused them to leave field leaving us engaging them alone, as we were informed that Gents would regroup and hopefully come to reinforce us once again. By the time we were informed that no one was coming to assist us it was too late to “warp away” so we stayed and fought as much as we could knowing that our maelstroms were not equipped to deal with the close range tech 3′s.
We would like to thank our new neighbours for bringing the fight and look forward to fighting them again in the future. Here is the battle report from our perspective:
The battle report from eve-kill can be seen here:
Here is a frapsed view of the fight by GENTS.
If any one else would like their’s added feel free to contact me in-game.