Full disclosure: the writer of this article is a member of IG.Academy, a member of the Iron Armada. While I will avoid bias as much as possible (because let’s be real, bias sucks), take some of the things I say with a tiny pinch of salt. Most importantly, enjoy the article!

On the night of the 26th of June, there was a battle in Cloud Ring between the Imperium and a coalition comprised of Lethal Intent [L3THAL], Iron Armada [FLEEP], and Usurper [USURP], known as Lethal Ironboards. The fight escalated, and ended up causing 144 billion ISK in damage.

In the past few weeks, Lethal Ironboards have been clashing with Imperium forces, mostly I Whip My Slaves Back And Forth [J4LP], in an effort to chip away as much space as possible. This particular fight was over a POS belonging to Lethal Intent that was set to come out of reinforcement. The fact that this POS was placed on an R64 made it all the more crucial for both sides to gain control of the moon.

Lethal Ironboards numbered approximately 125 pilots, primarily in Apocalypse Navy Issues, supported by capital ships and a Mordus Angels bomber squad, along with various other allies. Northern Coalition, asked if they would like to come along, came in a fleet of Proteii and Lokis. The Imperium brought along approximately 250 pilots, with a fleet consisting mainly of Ishtars and T3s, supported by their own capital and supercapital fleets.

The fight began as the tower came out of reinforcement, however it was delayed by an hour due to sov mechanics. Nevertheless, both forces waited patiently before arriving on the battlefield.

When questioned about the progression of the battle, EX Winet, one of the FC’s for the SpaceMonkey’s Alliance (SMA), had this to say:

Well as you may know, J4LP recently moved to Cloud Ring. Since moving they have been struggling to get everything sorted. Being friendly neighbours, we offered a hand and then Lethal Intent decided to come in and try and take over on a mismanaged sov change. So we set a trap. Called in some smaller Syndicate friends, had them lay the bait on a tower that SMA had set a timer on. We sent in the allies and held an SMA fleet in reserve while asking our other Imperium allies to be on standby in case of cap escalation. We then received news that there was going to be cap escalation so we spun up the caps and had them on standby. Lethal and all of their friends jumped in, so we committed J4LP and other Syndicate allies while SMA held on a Titan. Once the Lethal caps were on grid, SMA committed, while Imperium moved into position. We then committed J4LP caps to buy some more time and started taking subs while J4LP and other allies focused on the caps. We then committed the Imperium caps along with Co2 sub fleet, and the rest is a killboard. SMA set a timer and baited and the bait was taken, which resulted in a good fight.

Straubz Sasen, an FC for the Lethal Ironboards forces, had this to say as well:

J4LP and friends initially cynoed in to start grinding down our tower that had exited reinforcement, they had a mixed fleet of Ishtars, T3’s, battleships and triage. We countered by jumping in our Navy Apocalypses + Triage support at range. They escalated with their dreadnought fleet we had previously scouted out, so we made the call to counter with our own dreads. That went on for a while before Imperium (CFC) came in with their Supercap fleet. And from there our forces extracted.

Tridgit, the executor of Iron Armada, said this of the fight:

Due to outstanding scouting on the part of a select few individuals, we knew where a large portion of the hostile dreads were travelling from. One of the fleets pilots managed to pin the OSS/Groon capitals in their midpoint, allowing the fleet to burn down pieces of what should have been a superior dread force. This is what could have been the deciding factor of the fight. We had cleared the hostile dreads, and were in the process of killing the enemy triage off field. Had papa goon not showed up, I feel the fight would have lasted another 20 minutes, with a shaky – but definitive – victory for the defense fleet.

Both sides seemed very content with the results of the battle. While the Imperium won the objective, Lethal Ironboards forces managed to win the ISK war, a huge morale boost for a group of small low-sec alliances. ISK lost by the Imperium totalled 78.66 billion, whereas the Lethal Ironboards forces lost 60.25 billion ISK.

A link to the full battle report can be found here.

Some footage of the battle:

58 Comments

  1. Vicktor Hark

    Daddy goon is having to go everywhere to save their pets this week it seems 😉

    June 29, 2015 at 09:13 Reply
    1. Random CFC Grunt

      With the amount of activity in the CFC now, they would probably be able to RF YA0 and nobody would care…

      June 29, 2015 at 11:41 Reply
      1. Inactive Goon Pet

        I was gonna say a huge chuck of the CFC aka Imperium are playing other games. I would bet about 90% of them never come back. It has to be fun and it just ain’t no more.

        June 29, 2015 at 15:04 Reply
        1. Inactive ExCFC

          For and example of what I mean, read from the “other site” –
          “Eve is… waiting? A look at the login numbers”

          June 29, 2015 at 15:15 Reply
          1. Random CFC Grunt

            I’m banned on “the other site” so they can fuck themselves :). What did they write?

            June 29, 2015 at 15:21
          2. Derp

            A random CFC grunt banned from the CFC propaganda website? Oxymoron much? Lol

            June 29, 2015 at 19:34
          3. Random CFC Grunt

            Oxymoron or not – it’s actually true. I got banned for pointing out how empty the comments section was. A grave offence, I had it coming ;). I wasn’t pumping the “propaganda” as hard as some might’ve expected.

            June 29, 2015 at 23:44
          4. Behold

            That’s awesome 🙂

            June 30, 2015 at 17:04
        2. krazy karl

          can we has your stuff

          June 30, 2015 at 05:19 Reply
          1. Someone.

            Actually no. Because that would require me to pay $ to reup the accounts. But I figure I’m like a bunch. Random Carriers, Dreads, Rorq or 2 and stacks of subcaps laying around in I think 4-5 stations we don’t even own any more. LOL

            June 30, 2015 at 15:21
      2. Woot

        who cares your time will come soon or later cowards always get excuses apart from zergin all other allies what have you done

        June 29, 2015 at 20:27 Reply
        1. Random CFC Grunt

          Learn to punctuation and english grammar bro.

          June 30, 2015 at 07:55 Reply
  2. Goonion

    If PL are terified of us then maybe you should be to?

    June 29, 2015 at 11:14 Reply
  3. Dan Jintao

    Good fights were had! Thanks to all involved for bringing the pew.

    June 29, 2015 at 11:51 Reply
  4. Old Friend

    Sorry EX Winet as an FC thats funny

    June 29, 2015 at 12:30 Reply
    1. xade

      ikr 😀 he is a fucking carebear and an intrigant politican that never undocs. i had my load of winet JUCK!

      June 29, 2015 at 21:24 Reply
  5. Lich Reaper

    Lmao

    Is this the first time Cloud Ring has seen PvP xD

    June 29, 2015 at 15:38 Reply
    1. lol

      CR space was shitty but atleast EXE was able to hold it for few years

      June 30, 2015 at 02:08 Reply
  6. Gyno say what?

    “and a Mordus Angels bomber squad” ~ Jesus can you guys be bigger vagina’s? FFS !!! MAN!!!!!!

    June 29, 2015 at 17:16 Reply
    1. flaksim

      Its what we do I guess.

      June 30, 2015 at 02:57 Reply
  7. XooBit

    Great job keep crushing them
    when i get more time i wish i could get in a corp like this to hunt goons

    June 29, 2015 at 20:23 Reply
    1. Tridgit

      IronGuardRecruitment channel in game bro 😉

      June 30, 2015 at 01:08 Reply
      1. xoobit

        i will try when i can 🙂 ty for tip

        June 30, 2015 at 22:40 Reply
      2. psychicmuffin

        Tridgit why are you lurking here get away

        July 3, 2015 at 05:55 Reply
  8. EX SMA bcof lieing leadershit

    SMA still shit, more news at 10!

    June 29, 2015 at 21:26 Reply
  9. BigBobsLogs

    Terrible coalition name…

    June 29, 2015 at 22:52 Reply
    1. psychicmuffin

      It was given to us by either Fweddit or SMA, I forget.

      Either way, we love it and find it hilarious :3

      July 3, 2015 at 05:56 Reply
  10. 404moanotfound

    Supported by moa bombers…lol 8 bombers is hardly support and half got killed. Gen eve go biomass, you’ll do ur alliance a lot of good.

    June 30, 2015 at 15:13 Reply
    1. Behold

      As I recall it those MOA bombers cleared 90% of all the SMA ishtar sentrys

      June 30, 2015 at 16:59 Reply
    2. MOA Bomber FC

      Was 7 bombers actually and we only lost 1.
      Killed 1 Ishtar and lots of t1 frigs and cruisers.
      Not forgetting close to 3bn in sentry drones.

      We came to support and couldnt do much with only 7 guys so we decided to try and releave the preasure from the ishtars by killing their drones.

      July 1, 2015 at 20:59 Reply
      1. psychicmuffin

        Hey me and like… one other guy in the Iron Armada were in bombers. AND WE DID STUFF TOO >:C

        Nah but really it was a lot of fun and I can’t wait to bomb again!

        July 3, 2015 at 05:54 Reply
  11. Amiral Degrace

    Ironboard won ISK war, but they have far less capacities to replace theses losses. Still its a fun distraction for everybody.

    July 1, 2015 at 15:12 Reply
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