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Fleets belonging to several alliances were locked in combat on the border between Providence and Derelik regions (G-5EN2). This was the second biggest fight Providence has ever seen.  Over 1,000 pilots fought, from five factions, all fighting on three sides of a single battle. In the end NC dropped its supercapital fleet to control the area.

 

NC had been provoking Providence Holders (Provi) by threatening their sov with blockage units (SBU). Provi sent fleets with good numbers, and in good ships to defend their border. The layered navy fleet was composed of:

60~ Battleships (Nightmares) in a 150 man main fleet, FC’d by Jin’taan
50~ man AHACS: armor heavy assault cruisers (zealots) fleet FC’d by Rounon Dax
80 man Bombers (Goku doctrine) fleet FC’d by Fardendur

Provi also altered arrangements with RvB to provide an additional battleship fleet. Originally RvB and Provi were going to fight each other at around the time NC dropped the SBU’s in G-5EN2.

NC prepared Lokis and flew from their home station in Hasateem (Derelik) to the nearby system G-5EN2 (Providence) to engage Provi. As usual, whena large fight is expected, dreadnought pilots are put on alert in case they need to be used to escalate the fight. NC assumed Provi fighters would ball up tight around their FC’s so the NC decided to try short range guns for a change and just fly into the middle of a Provi swarm.

80~ Loki’s in a 150 man fleet FC’d by Travis Musgrat
60~ supercapitals FC’d by Vince Draken (on standby)

NC entered the system with their Lokis and warped to the out-gate, leading to 9-F0B2. Scouts reported that Provi was on their way, ans so was RvB, and also Goonswarm had a 75 man harpy fleet 2 systems out, waiting. Their intentions unknown.

Provi arrived in 9-F0B2 and  jumped through the gate in the waiting NC. Local spikeed and there was an earie silence as NC waited for Provi to uncloak. From Provi’s held cloak until enough of them reproted they were successfully on grid and ready. The fight was about to start. 3…2…1

 

Mistakes Were Made

Travis was expecting bomber runs so he ordered his pilots to prepare by creating an overview tab with only bombers on it. As the Provi bombers jumped in and warped out to get into position, they were immediately targeted and shot by NC.

Provi’s wisely orbited the gate at 20km, keeping them spread out. Nightmare class battleships, renowned for their damage output, decloaked and targeted the NC logistics wing. Two Guardian class cruisers were immediately volleyed. This was a bad omen for NC, who had few logi pilots in fleet. Once the logistics wing sinks below a certain threshold, they cannot keep themselves alive and repair dps fleet at the same time. Most logistic pilots die before they even realize they are in trouble because they are hyper-focused on others.

The Provi bombers that didn’t get picked off, warped away. NC then went to work on the Nightmares, but their logistical support was too strong. The Nightmare tanks easily held and they returned fire, effectively ripping through the Loki hulls. Travis, now aware that he needed to bring down Provi’s ability to repair, switched to targeting logistics but they were out of range. Minmatar ships have short optimal ranges to begin with and their short range guns compound the problem. The Lokis made up for it by chasing the logistics down by overheating afterburners and webs.  Still, the Lokis were getting picked off by the Nightmares.

Travis assessed the situation and had to quickly decide to retreat or escalate. A critical skill for an FC is to know when to retreat, to mitigate losses, and when to escalate by bringing in reinforcements. Escalating a fight can quickly spin out of control and lead to B-r5RB or Asakai sized battles. Travis escalated. NC called in their superbly trained triage carriers to join the fight. An Archon appeared, followed by three others.

 “I switched to your Triage immediately as they’ve proven to be fucking god-tier at saving shit in the past, so I didn’t even attempt to kill Lokis after that.” – Jin’taan, Provi FC

Jin’taan immediately switched to the archon and focused fire and started to neutralize its capacitor. Goonswarm also jumped in and targeted NC, but the Lokis returned fire and blasted through them, forcing the assault frigates to move out of range or bail out.

Provi battleships were still holding up well and could have ridden out the damage a while longer. Along with their bombers and AHACS they could have continued to kill Lokis effectively. They also had an RvB dominix battlehsip fleet arriving to help them.

Jin’taan called in triage support. This is a normal tactic, but against an enemy with capitals nearby, it is a risk. The expected counter attack would have been a few dreads, but this was NC and Vince Draken was monitoring the situation closely.

 

Vince Draken’s Hammer

The arrival of Provi’s Chimera class triage carriers gave the waiting Vince Draken something to shoot and he called down the NC hammer. He sent in the dreadnaughts, followed closely by super carriers and titans. Massive ships started appearing all around. The super carriers immediately used smart bombs to ward off bombers and damage the Nightmares and small ships in the area. Giant ECM bursts from the super carriers broke target locks in the area. Titan’s doomsdayed the Provi triage carriers right off the field. Then they turned the massive guns on the Nightmares.

Gorgon Empire arrived in a fleet of Macharial class battleships. Macharials are known for speed and long range. They were here to 3rd party the fight and kill off injured on both sides. The supercapitals and Lokis were not good targets for them so they shot at Provi and RvB battleships.

It was Provi’s turn to make a decision, but Vince had brought overwhelming force to discouraged a counter drop of capital ships. The amount of firepower Vince brought was way beyond what was needed. Even after the first wave entered the fight, he ordered in successive waves of supers and titans.

20 Titan
63 Super Carriers
10 Dreadnaughts

This kind of military activity is only seen for important battles for stations, or to free trapped supercapitals. This move was highly unexpected at this scale.

NC was effectively webbing and killing off logistics while the Titans and Dreads were punishing their Nightmares. Remarkably, Provi decided to fight on because retreating would have left pilots behind, and the Nightmares were having some success speed tanking the titans and dreads. They wanted to kill as much as they could, until their last Nightmare fell.

Pandemic Legion, with their ally Hax corp, jumped in to 3rd party. They were not called, but they never miss a fight if word gets out. Pandemic’s Proteus fleet quickly spread out and webbed the Nightmares, slowing them down and allowing giant dread guns to apply more damage. The Gorgon Empire’s Machariels scrambled away and warped out not wanting to become the prey. Provi fighting hard, but going down fast.

Travis noticed the Gorgon Empire fleet leaving and predicted where they would land. He warped the much faster Lokis to cut off their exit. G-5EN2 is a huge system, 64.4 AU wide. This gave him plenty of time to land first. The prediction was good and the Lokis landed alongside the retreating Macheriels. This time the close range guns worked and the Macheriels were quickly torn to pieces.

The Lokis then regrouped with the supercapitals. NC and Pandemic were neutral but informally friendly, but Hax, a former NC corp, was set to red, an enemy. To avoid conflict at this battle site, NC pilots were ordered not to shoot Hax, but a saber pilot just saw red and bubbled Hax. This hostile act was caused  Hax to turn around and killed him. Repairs could not save the saber pilot in time and the NC tackler was destroyed. No further incidents were allowed. This fight was over.

 

(Thanks for posting this fantastic video showing the fight in realtime from the Provi comms point of view. Note the calmness of FC’s (Jin’taan), the sportsman ship of other leaders (keeping local chat clean), the realities on the battlefield changing, and the frustration at the counter attack. Thanks to  Mangraa for posting it.)

A Bitter End

Both sides were less than happy. NC was steaming that Provi pulled so many outsiders together to outnumber NC, but Provi could not believe that NC dropped so many supercapitals. Few GF’s (good fight) were seen in local chat. The happiest pilots were hordes of locals who turned out to loot the wrecks, like wrapped and spiked sand people.

FC Travis is embarrassed at the gun changes that put NC in enough peril to trigger a massive super capital drop.

FC Jin’taan beats himself up over minor tactical decisions, but mostly for calling in triage.

In the end, nothing can hide that Provi had the upper hand in a battle against NC, until NC smashed the board off the table. But another interpretation might be that Vince Draken was sending a message, not to Provi, but to everyone watching that thinks picking off a titan or super from NC is a good idea. Take note fishermen.

In all likelihood, the massive drop was caused by a combination of factors: To defend the Lokis with smartbombs, kill the shinny Nightmares, awaken NC supercapital usage, and to intimidating others from contesting NC, today and in the future. All this accomplished in one massive strike. Like a lion showing all its teeth to rivals while it hoards prey. Prey that was just barely big enough. A sign that NC is free and wild.

 

Battle Report

Local Scan

Some Photos by: Apackof12Ninjas, NC. (more photos)

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