Comments

Disclaimer: Due to multiple conflicting reports, all the numbers provided in this article are estimates only.

JWJ-P1 system, Curse region. On the 6th of December at 20:45 EVE Standard Time, The Initiative. [INIT.] clashed with Mercenary Coalition [MC] and Northern Coalition. [NC] over a tower in the system.

According to Mercenary Coalition, the alliance was given a contract to hit towers in the Curse region belonging among others to The Initiative.. This sparked a series of engagements with The Initiative. which grew in size and scale, attracting the attention of other entities such as Northern Coalition.. With the contract nearing completion and only one timer remaining in the JWJ-P1 system, the two alliances came up with a plan to force The Initiative. to commit and possibly lose a capital force.

As preparation for the trap, Northern Coalition. scouted a wormhole route from its staging to the target system and assembled a 120 pilot Ishtar heavy assault cruiser fleet. This force waited on the other side of the wormhole for Mercenary Coalition’s signal, who had its own Ishtar fleet estimated at 80 pilots. This force made its way to the JWJ-P1 system and warped on top of the tower, dropping its payload of sentry drones and getting into its maximum drone control range.

The Initiative. at the time was organizing its own fleet, a 90 pilot Rattlesnake battleship force complete with two triage Chimera carriers. With Mercenary Coalition forces on the field and shooting the tower, The Initiative. bridged its fleet on the tower itself, starting the battle.

The Rattlesnakes dispersed their own sentry drones and the two fleets exchange fire over long distance, the Rattlesnakes adding flights of cruise missiles to their drones’ fire. The Ishtars attempted to spread their sensor dampeners across the Rattlesnake fleet but were unable to do so effectively. In rapid succession Ishtars simply exploded as the missile and drone fire overwhelmed the cruiser hulls. As the tide seemed to go against Mercenary Coalition, a cynosural beacon was lit on top of The Initiative.’s triage carriers, bringing forth three Mercenary Coalition dreadnoughts.

However, these were soon countered by The Initiative., which brought a whole dreadnought squadron of its own. An ugly fight erupted at close range as the dreadnoughts fought each other, the Mercenary Coalition dreadnoughts decidedly losing, overwhelmed by the damage output of the combined Rattlesnake fleet.

Unknown to The Initiative., this was the moment Mercenary Coalition was waiting for. Signaling Northern Coalition., Mercenary Coalition quickly bubbled The Initiative.’s dreadnoughts while waiting for the Northern Coalition. reinforcements. yet Northern Coalition. was held back from reaching the system in time, causing Mercenary Coalition to over commit its fleet. This resulted in greater losses, especially of the many interdictors into which Mercenary Coalition pilots re-shipped time and again in order to keep The Initiative.’s capitals tackled.

Finally, Northern Coalition. entered the system, warping at maximum range of the Rattlesnakes and deploying its own sentry drones. Another long range battle was fought. This battle though, proved a lot less one-sided than before, as the greater number of Ishtars the Northern Coalition. fleet had allowed it to spread sensor dampeners more effectively. The two sides struggled bitterly to overcome each others’ logistics wings, with the Ishtars managing to break several Rattlesnakes thanks in part to their rapid target switches which left The Initiative.’s logistics wing behind.

As Northern Coalition. seemed to command the field, the logistics wing of The Initiative. fleet was decidedly broken. Many Basilisk and Scimitar logistics cruisers were torn to shreds by the sentry drone fire and the two triage Chimera carriers also went down. However, The Initiative. quickly supplemented them with two new ones, fitted to better tank the incoming damage.

By this point, The Initiative. managed to extract most of its dreadnoughts, only a couple remaining trapped as Mercenary Coalition seemed to have run out of interdictors. As the second pair of triage Chimera carriers was slowly overwhelmed by Northern Coalition., two new fleets entered system. One was a Spectre Fleet Phantasm cruiser fleet estimated at 100 pilots and the second was a Providence Bloc Cerberus heavy assault cruiser fleet, estimated at 80 pilots. The two fleets made contact with the Northern Coalition. fleet commanders and a temporary ceasefire was declared between the three fleets as they focused on the remaining The Initiative. capitals.

With such an array of force lined up against it, The Initiative. fleet chose the only realistic option it had and retreated into the tower’s shields, abandoning the remaining triage carriers and a lone Naglfar dreadnought which remained tackled. The Initiative. then withdrew from the system, allowing the three hostile fleets to do as they pleased.

While Northern Coalition. removed the last Naglfar, the Spectre Fleet force and Providence Bloc briefly exchanged fire on the grid. With The Initiative. gone and having fought a long and exhausting battle, Northern Coalition. extracted as well. Mercenary Coalition forces did not re-form for the tower, instead allowing The Initiative. to keep it. As for the Spectre Fleet and Providence Bloc forces, they too left after a short fire exchange, moving further into Curse to continue their fight.

Thus ended large scale hostilities in the system.

Battle report for the JWJ-P1 system can be found here.

All told, the fight lasted nearly an hour and a half with Time Dilation not reported as an issue. However, the exact number of players in the system during the fight cannot be accurately gauged. An educated guess puts it at around 400 pilots near the end of the fight.

The Initiative. lost 40 ships including 1 dreadnought, 4 carriers and 8 battleships for a total of 20.46 billion ISK damage. The allied fleet lost 106 ships including 3 dreadnoughts and 24 heavy assault cruisers for a total of 21.97 billion ISK damage.

Salivan Harddin is a member of Reikoku, Pandemic Legion, and covers battles across New Eden

878 Comments

  1. Excellent read, I just passed this onto a colleague who was doing some research on that. And he just bought me lunch because I found it for him smile Therefore let me rephrase that: Thank you for lunch!

    July 7, 2019 at 04:09 Reply
  2. Amazing blog layout here. Was it hard creating a nice looking website like this?

    July 7, 2019 at 12:49 Reply
  3. I simply could not leave your website prior to suggesting that I really enjoyed the usual information an individual provide for your guests? Is gonna be again steadily in order to check out new posts

    July 8, 2019 at 00:10 Reply
  4. Good site! I really love how it is easy on my eyes and the data are well written. I am wondering how I might be notified whenever a new post has been made. I’ve subscribed to your RSS which must do the trick! Have a great day!

    July 8, 2019 at 07:17 Reply
  5. Hello, you used to write excellent, but the last few posts have been kinda boring¬°K I miss your super writings. Past few posts are just a little bit out of track! come on!

    July 9, 2019 at 01:51 Reply
  6. My brother suggested I might like this web site. He was entirely right. This post truly made my day. You can not imagine simply how much time I had spent for this information! Thanks!

    July 15, 2019 at 01:50 Reply
  7. Well I truly liked reading it. This information offered by you is very practical for correct planning.

    July 15, 2019 at 14:23 Reply
  8. Thank you, I have just been searching for information approximately this subject for a while and yours is the greatest I’ve found out till now. However, what in regards to the bottom line? Are you certain concerning the source?

    July 15, 2019 at 14:23 Reply
  9. Good post and right to the point. I am not sure if this is really the best place to ask but do you people have any thoughts on where to employ some professional writers? Thank you ūüôā

    July 16, 2019 at 16:33 Reply
  10. I have been surfing online more than three hours today, yet I never found any interesting article like yours. It is pretty worth enough for me. In my view, if all webmasters and bloggers made good content as you did, the net will be a lot more useful than ever before.

    July 17, 2019 at 02:06 Reply
  11. Great blog! I am loving it!! Will come back again. I am taking your feeds also

    July 17, 2019 at 02:07 Reply
  12. I think other web site proprietors should take this website as an model, very clean and magnificent user genial style and design, as well as the content. You are an expert in this topic!

    July 17, 2019 at 20:34 Reply
  13. You made some decent factors there. I appeared on the internet for the issue and found most people will associate with with your website.

    July 17, 2019 at 21:46 Reply
  14. Excellent goods from you, man. I have understand your stuff previous to and you are just too great. I really like what you’ve acquired here, really like what you are stating and the way in which you say it. You make it entertaining and you still take care of to keep it sensible. I can not wait to read far more from you. This is actually a terrific web site.

    July 18, 2019 at 09:13 Reply
  15. I think other website proprietors should take this web site as an model, very clean and excellent user friendly style and design, let alone the content. You’re an expert in this topic!

    July 19, 2019 at 00:27 Reply
  16. Great remarkable issues here. I¡¦m very happy to look your article. Thanks a lot and i am taking a look forward to touch you. Will you please drop me a e-mail?

    July 20, 2019 at 04:15 Reply
  17. Wonderful work! That is the kind of info that should be shared around the net. Disgrace on Google for not positioning this publish upper! Come on over and seek advice from my website . Thank you =)

    July 21, 2019 at 14:44 Reply
  18. hi!,I love your writing very a lot! proportion we be in contact extra approximately your post on AOL? I need an expert on this house to resolve my problem. May be that’s you! Having a look forward to see you.

    July 21, 2019 at 14:45 Reply
  19. Thanks a bunch for sharing this with all of us you actually know what you are talking about! Bookmarked. Kindly also visit my website =). We could have a link exchange arrangement between us!
    eebest8 mmx

    July 21, 2019 at 23:23 Reply
  20. I want to show appreciation to the writer just for bailing me out of this particular problem. As a result of exploring throughout the the net and getting things that were not productive, I was thinking my life was done. Living minus the strategies to the issues you have sorted out by way of your main short article is a crucial case, and the kind that might have in a negative way damaged my entire career if I had not come across your web blog. Your own personal knowledge and kindness in touching the whole lot was vital. I’m not sure what I would have done if I hadn’t come upon such a stuff like this. I am able to at this moment relish my future. Thanks for your time so much for your skilled and result oriented help. I will not hesitate to recommend your site to any person who would need tips on this issue.

    July 22, 2019 at 09:13 Reply
  21. hello!,I like your writing so a lot! share we keep in touch extra approximately your post on AOL? I require an expert in this space to resolve my problem. May be that is you! Taking a look forward to peer you.

    July 22, 2019 at 10:53 Reply
  22. My wife and i were absolutely fortunate when Peter could complete his inquiry via the precious recommendations he discovered through the web site. It is now and again perplexing to simply happen to be giving out tactics some people could have been trying to sell. And we also discover we have the website owner to appreciate for that. The entire illustrations you made, the easy site menu, the friendships you can give support to engender – it’s most great, and it’s really leading our son and our family know that the subject is thrilling, and that’s particularly serious. Many thanks for all!

    July 22, 2019 at 10:54 Reply
  23. Thank you, I’ve just been searching for information approximately this subject for ages and yours is the best I have came upon till now. However, what in regards to the bottom line? Are you positive in regards to the supply?

    July 22, 2019 at 10:57 Reply
  24. Hello. remarkable job. I did not expect this. This is a remarkable story. Thanks!

    July 22, 2019 at 12:59 Reply
  25. Im thankful for the post.Much thanks again. Really Cool.

    July 22, 2019 at 14:47 Reply
  26. Wow, marvelous blog layout! How long have you been blogging for? you made blogging look easy. The overall look of your website is wonderful, as well as the content!

    July 22, 2019 at 16:53 Reply

Leave a Reply