BNX-AS system, Etherium Reach region. On the 26th of May, 19:00 EVE Standard time, the system erupted into violence as the Vanguard Coalition and Nulli Secunda [S2N] clashed, leading to no less than 5 Super Carrier loses on [S2N]’s part and involving 4 coalitions in the fighting.

The battle started after the Vanguard Coalition reinforced a few structures in the region and was heading back to their staging. Their fleet was a mixture of Typhoon and Rattlensake Battleships, with Capital support, all told around 110 pilots strong. The force was making its way through the BNX-AS system. [S2N] learned of the force’s existence and formed their own Rattlesnake Battleship fleet with 70 pilots and their own Triage Carrier support as well as a few Dreadnoughts.

As the Vanguard Coalition force was on the 9F-3CR gate, [S2N] bridged on top of them with their fleet, and the Vanguard Coalition commanders decided to take the fight. Both sides engaged each other, with the battle turning into a brutal back and forth between the two, as sub capitals and Capitals were decimated on both sides. The Vanguard Coalition managed to reinforce their Capital wing and finally dispatch all the Triage support for [S2N], dooming its sub capital fleet. Thus, [S2N] decided to further escalate, bringing in their Super Capital fleet, at least 14 Super Carriers, who made short work of the Vanguard Coalition fleet.

Remains of the Capitals on the 9F-3CR Gate

The Vanguard Coalition quickly retreated, as it was losing Capitals and Battleships, but started bubbling the Super Carriers on the gate, re-shipping to Interdictors and bringing more and more into the system. Contact was established with Pandemic Legion [-10.0] who had information on the [S2N] Super Capital movements and had formed a 100 pilot strong Proteus Strategic Assault Cruiser fleet. That fleet quickly burned to the system, however at the same time, [S2N] managed to clear the bubbles on the gate and warp its Super Capital fleet to a safe in the system. It seemed as if the Super Carrier fleet would jump out to safety before [-10.0] could reach the system.

At that point disaster struck, as the ship which was suppose to light the Cynosural beacon did not have enough fuel, stranding the [S2N] Super Capital fleet in the system. Vanguard Coalition forces used the extra time and managed to probe the ships down and quickly bubble them again, with [-10.0] Interdictors reinforcing them, the sub capital fleet only a few jumps behind. Finally the [-10.0] force reached the system and warped on top of the tackled Super Carriers, they quickly began killing support ships whilst their own Super Capital fleet burnt all the way to the battle.

Pandemic Legion’s Fleet Arriving on the Scene

As the first [-10.0] reinforcements landed on grid, the [S2N] Super Carriers managed to clear enough bubbles to jump out to the marginal safety of the LXQ2-T system, leaving behind 3 Aeon Super Carriers to be tackled by [-10.0]. The Aeons tanked a while as more [-10.0] Super Capitals made it into the system, the [-10.0] sub capital fleet was busying itself with clearing whatever sub capitals [S2N] had remaining on the field before all focused their firepower on the Super Carriers. One by one the Aeons succumbed to the relentless punishment thrown at them by the [-10.0] and allied fleets. Finally, with the last Aeon destroyed, the [-10.0] sub capital force bridged to LXQ2-T in order to continue the battle.

Pandemic Legion’s Super Capital Fleet Jumping into the System

As it turns out, though [S2N] managed to jump 11 of its Super Carriers to LXQ2-T near their staging tower, [-10.0] had Interdictors already in the system. They quickly warped to the Cynosural beacon and bubbled the Super Carriers, who probably thought the nightmare was over, while waiting for reinforcements. Most of the Super Carriers managed to slowly burn their way into the safety of the tower’s shield, except 2 Aeons.

The 2 Aeons were bumped away thanks to the help given by StainWagon Coalition who arrived in the system after hearing of [S2N]’s situation and hoping to capitalize on it. [-10.0] contacted the StainWagon fleet and they agreed to help the Interdictors in bumping the two Aeons away from the tower and keep them bubbled, as the [-10.0] sub capital fleet bridged into the system in hot pursuit. It warped on top of the two Aeons and lit a cynosural beacon for their Super Capital fleet to jump in. Into the system poured the [-10.0] Super Capitals who were ready to engage the remnants of the [S2N] force.

One of the Bumped Nulli Secunda Aeons, Heavily Bubbled off the Tower

Besides the two Aeons, 2 Archon Carriers were also caught, 1 with the main Super Carrier force, and another was dragged by the bubbles away from the tower and destroyed by one of the Titans who promptly used its Doomsday weapon on it, just as it was nearing the shields. With no more support present on grid, it was time for the Aeons to die and one after the other they dropped, increasing [S2N] Super Carrier losses to 5. With the rest of the Super Carriers safe, [-10.0] forces safely extracted both their fleets, returning to their staging system.


Footage of the Fighting from Pandemic Legion’s PoV, courtesy of fin1712

Battle report for the BNX-AS and LXQ2-T systems can be found here.

The fighting saw 400 pilots in the BNX-AS local, and nearly 560 pilots in the LXQ2-T system by the end of the engagement. Time Dilation was a constant factor, reaching upwards of 20% and felt up to 7 systems away from the center of fighting. The battle on its two parts lasted for 90 minutes.

All told, at the time of writing, [S2N] lost no less than 5 Aeon Super Carriers, 6 Carriers, 5 Dreadnoughts and 26 Battleships. Including their support ships, [S2N] lost no less than a 105 ships for a total of 203 Bil ISK of damages!

The Vanguard Coalition lost 9 Dreadnoughts and 4 Carriers, as well as 23 Battleships. Their total losses add to 114 ships, including many Interdictors, for a total of 52 Bil ISK of damages.

[-10.0] lost 16 ships, the majority of which were Interdictors, for a negligible 2.6 Bil ISK of damages.

[S2N] admitted that a lot of mistakes were made in the battle, leading to those Super Carrier losses. The Vangaurd Coalition for its part did not plan on involving [-10.0], and the initial fight in BNX-AS was unplanned, the result of them getting caught during travel. [-10.0] have kept an eye on the Drone Lands since the conflicts first flared, intervening on both sides, this time on Vanguard Coalition’s behalf considering the targets.

As the bloody conflict in the Drone Lands continues to take its toll on both sides, it seems certain that these will not be the last Super Carriers to die, as both sides clash ever more violently over control of the North East of New Eden.

Special thanks to the following: Garst Tyrell of No.Mercy, Triumvirate. [TRI], progodlegend of Infinite Point, Nulli Secunda [S2N], creatnos and Wrik Hoover, of Hoover Inc. Pandemic Legion [-10.0] for granting interviews. Special mention for Paul Trier, of Hoover Inc. Pandemic Legion [-10.0], who supplied the screenshots and fin1712, of Hoover Inc. Pandemic Legion [-10.0] for supplying the video footage.

Update:

We have since received a video from Aristash from The Afterlife [D3ATH] shown below:

Salivan Harddin writes for The EVE Scribe, Providence Bloc’s News Portal. When he isn’t busy writing articles, he usually drifts off the anchor in fleet.

608 Comments

  1. I have been checking out a few of your posts and i must say pretty clever stuff. I will surely bookmark your website.

    February 14, 2019 at 15:44 Reply
  2. Normally I don’t learn article on blogs, however I would like to say that this write-up very forced me to try and do it! Your writing taste has been surprised me. Thank you, quite nice article.

    February 14, 2019 at 15:55 Reply
  3. HowdyHi thereHiHello, i read your blog occasionallyfrom time to time and i own a similar one and i was just wonderingcurious if you get a lot of spam commentsresponsesfeedbackremarks? If so how do you preventreducestopprotect against it, any plugin or anything you can advisesuggestrecommend? I get so much lately it’s driving me madinsanecrazy so any assistancehelpsupport is very much appreciated.

    February 22, 2019 at 07:11 Reply
  4. It’s greatenormousimpressivewonderfulfantastic that you are getting ideasthoughts from this articlepostpiece of writingparagraph as well as from our discussionargumentdialogue made hereat this placeat this time.

    February 25, 2019 at 15:25 Reply
  5. Wow! Thank you! I permanently wanted to write on my website something like that. Can I include a fragment of your post to my website?

    February 26, 2019 at 15:17 Reply
  6. I do believe all the ideas you have introduced in your post. They’re really convincing and can definitely work. Nonetheless, the posts are very short for novices. May you please extend them a bit from next time? Thank you for the post.

    March 6, 2019 at 21:03 Reply
  7. I¡¦m now not sure where you are getting your info, but good topic. I needs to spend some time studying much more or understanding more. Thanks for magnificent info I used to be searching for this information for my mission.

    March 15, 2019 at 02:24 Reply
  8. GreetingsHey thereHeyGood dayHowdyHi thereHello thereHiHello! This is my 1stfirst comment here so I just wanted to give a quick shout out and tell yousay I genuinelytrulyreally enjoy reading throughreading your blog postsarticlesposts. Can you suggestrecommend any other blogs/websites/forums that go overdeal withcover the same subjectstopics? Thank you so muchThanks for your timeThanks a tonAppreciate itThanks a lotMany thanksThanksThank you!

    March 16, 2019 at 01:01 Reply
  9. of course like your web-site however you need to take a look at the spelling on several of your posts. A number of them are rife with spelling problems and I to find it very bothersome to inform the truth on the other hand I will certainly come again again.

    March 16, 2019 at 03:43 Reply
  10. This blogThis websiteThis site was… how do Ihow do you say it? Relevant!! Finally I have foundI’ve found something thatsomething which helped me. ThanksMany thanksThank youCheersThanks a lotAppreciate itKudos!

    March 19, 2019 at 05:57 Reply
  11. An interestingA fascinatingAn intriguingA motivating discussion is worthis definitely worth comment. I thinkI believeI do believeI do thinkThere’s no doubt that that you shouldthat you ought tothat you need to writepublish more onmore about this topicsubjectissuesubject matter, it might notit may not be a taboo subjectmatter but generallyusuallytypically people do notpeople don’tfolks don’t speak aboutdiscusstalk about suchthese topicssubjectsissues. To the next! CheersMany thanksAll the bestKind regardsBest wishes!!

    March 20, 2019 at 04:34 Reply
  12. My Firefox stopped working saying the server wasn’t found but Internet Explorers still works. I used to use firefox all the time but only recently it stopped working. I already checked the firewall and it allows firefox so i don’t know what’s wrong..

    March 22, 2019 at 08:04 Reply
  13. I am very happy to read this. This is the kind of manual that needs to be given and not the accidental misinformation that’s at the other blogs. Appreciate your sharing this greatest doc.

    March 22, 2019 at 22:48 Reply
  14. If I start a blog on Myspace, will it get listed in search engines like Google? If so, is there a way to keep them from being crawled?. . Thank you.

    March 24, 2019 at 00:40 Reply
  15. HeyHowdyWhats upHi thereHeyaHiHey thereHello this is kindasomewhatkind of of off topic but I was wonderingwanting to know if blogs use WYSIWYG editors or if you have to manually code with HTML. I’m starting a blog soon but have no coding knowledgeskillsexperienceknow-howexpertise so I wanted to get adviceguidance from someone with experience. Any help would be greatlyenormously appreciated!

    March 25, 2019 at 13:39 Reply
  16. I’m trying to find out what the most popular blogs are when it comes to news and views and cell phone stuff..

    March 29, 2019 at 22:46 Reply
  17. Hi!. I would like to have an online store using blogger and paypal. Any ideas how to do it? Could you please give me step by step instructions? I appreciate it. Thanks!.

    March 30, 2019 at 19:21 Reply
  18. Thanks for any other informative website. The place else may just I get that kind of information written in such a perfect means? I have a project that I am simply now working on, and I have been at the look out for such information.

    March 30, 2019 at 19:30 Reply
  19. We want to start a celebrity blog, like Perez Hilton. But how do we create a blog, with two people writing? Also how do we get celebrity gossip? We would like to know all the steps to get this blog popular in the world and how to start it..

    March 31, 2019 at 07:28 Reply
  20. Is it possible to make a spoiler button in blogger blog posts ? I don’t know javascript and know very basic html only. I’ve tried copying snippets of javascript into my posts to try but most of them doesn’t work. Some only works in the create post window but after publishing it doesn’t work anymore. Most buttons just does nothing after being clicked. Any solutions ?.

    April 2, 2019 at 14:32 Reply
  21. I just want to tell you that I am beginner to blogging and actually loved you’re blog. Almost certainly I’m going to bookmark your blog post . You actually come with perfect articles. Thank you for sharing with us your web-site.

    April 4, 2019 at 02:09 Reply
  22. HiWhat’s upHi thereHello, after reading this awesomeremarkableamazing articlepostpiece of writingparagraph i am alsotooas well happygladcheerfuldelighted to share my experienceknowledgefamiliarityknow-how here with friendsmatescolleagues.

    April 4, 2019 at 15:55 Reply
  23. What are some truly good verse blog sites or sites to post journal entrances?

    April 14, 2019 at 04:24 Reply
  24. I loved as much as you will receive carried out right here. The sketch is tasteful, your authored material stylish. nonetheless, you command get bought an shakiness over that you wish be delivering the following. unwell unquestionably come more formerly again as exactly the same nearly a lot often inside case you shield this hike.

    April 18, 2019 at 13:15 Reply
  25. Do you have a blog? I have a verse blog. =-RRB- If so, what’s your web link so I can inspect it out as well as follow you. =-RRB-. I already have one started. =-RRB-.

    April 21, 2019 at 07:32 Reply
  26. UsuallyNormallyGenerally I do notdon’t readlearn articlepost on blogs, howeverbut I wish towould like to say that this write-up very forcedpressuredcompelled me to take a look atto tryto check out and do soit! Your writing tastestyle has been amazedsurprised me. Thank youThanks, quitevery greatnice articlepost.

    April 22, 2019 at 18:00 Reply
  27. Where online can an accredited psyciatrist post articles (or blog sites) for them to end up being preferred?

    April 25, 2019 at 04:40 Reply

Leave a Reply