E9KD-N system, Fade region. In the early hours of the 22nd of March, allied forces engaged the Imperium once more in the system over a series of sovereignty timers.

Allied forces organized a joint 200 pilot Northern Coalition. [NC]\Pandemic Legion [-10.0]\Psychotic Tendencies. [TISHU] Proteus strategic cruiser fleet, supported by a Test Alliance Please Ignore [TEST] stealth bomber wing and a The-Culture [-T C-] Svipul tactical destroyer fleet, estimated at 50 pilots. This force set up on the FIO1-8 gate in the E9KD-N system to block Imperium movement in the region while entosis operations were carried through by supporting gangs.

Against this the Imperium organized several fleets, including but not limited to a Machariel battleship fleet, a Cerberus heavy assault cruiser fleet, a Proteus fleet of its own and a Hurricane battlecruiser fleet. Though exact numbers are unknown, it is believed the Imperium had more than 500 pilots split across the different fleets.

As the Imperium was still forming its fleets, most of the sovereignty timers had expired, allowing the allies to preform entosis operations unhindered. By the time the Imperium did undock and started moving its fleets down to the E9KD-N system to engage the allied fleet, it had already lost the strategic objectives.

Even though they won the strategic objective, the allies continued to hold their position on the FIO1-8 gate, waiting for Imperium forces to engage them. The latter finally obliged, jumping into the waiting strategic cruisers with their Machariel fleet. As the battleships anchored up, both sides quickly opened fire, starting the fight.

Both sides maneuvered on the FIO1-8 gate, the Proteus fleet having little difficulty maintaining a medium range from the battleships. As the Machariels anchored up, Test Alliance Please Ignore’s stealth bomber wing started it bombing run. Wave after wave of bombers dived into the packed formation of battleships, unleashing their deadly payload.

As the bombs hit the battleships, stripping their shields and causing moderate armor damage, confusion spread through the Machariel fleet as pilots panicked and broadcasted for remote repairs. This had the unfortunate consequence of simply overwhelming the logistics wing, who could not tell who was targeted by the hostile force and who simply suffered from bomb damage, rendering it effectively useless.

The Proteus fleet quickly capitalized on that fact, and started volleying off battleships as the bombers continued their devastating runs. One by one, mainline ships exploded as the strategic cruisers concentrated their fire and continued to take advantage of the confusion, all the while maintaining moderate distance from the battleships who were more focused on shooting the stealth bombers than the Proteus fleet.

At the same time, the allied Svipul fleet perched on grid kept sending command destroyers into the thick of the Machariel fleet between bombing runs and teleporting away battleships. Separated from their fleet, the Machariels proved to be an easy prey as the Svipuls descended upon them, tearing them apart before returning once more to their perch and repeating the cycle.

As the battle raged on and Imeprium losses mounted, reinforcements fleets started arriving to the system. This gave the Imperium Machariel fleet confidence to continue fighting, as the Cerberus and Hurricane fleets started entering the system, the Cerberus fleet warping to a perch on the grid before engaging the Proteus fleet at long range, though its damage was easily soaked by the strategic cruisers. The Hurricane fleet entered through the same gate as the Machariels did and simply anchored up, opening fire on the Proteus fleet but suffering casualties from stealth bomber raids and the Svipul fleet.

As the allied Proteus fleet slowly increased its distance from the Machariels, positioning itself away from the two fleets, the Machariel fleet decided to swap from artillery cannons to auto cannons in order to engage the Proteus fleet at close range. After changing their configuration, the majority of the battleships pinged above the gate and then warped off before returning once again, attempting to land on top of the Proteus fleet.

Landing near the strategic cruisers, a close range melee ensued as the Proteus fleet burnt away from the Machariels, the two sides exchanging heavy blows. By this time though, more Imperium reinforcements poured into the system while allied bomber wings suffered heavy losses. The allied Proteus fleet had also sustained a few casualties during the exchange, with losses slowly increasing. Having already won the strategic objective, the allied Proteus fleet commanders decided it would be more prudent to retreat, rather than risk a total loss.

The strategic cruisers quickly cleared any hostile interdictors and interceptors around the fleet while burning away from the Machariels, aligning to their out gate. With no ships tackled and the fleet clear of bubbles, the strategic cruisers warped off, leaving Imperium forces to hold the field.

Thus, allied forces managed to extract safely, leaving Imperium forces victorious on the battlefield, but having lost the strategic objective. With this large scale fighting in the system came to an end.

The Battle from the Perspective of the Allied Proteus Fleet

Battle report for the E9KD-N system can be found here.

All told the battle lasted 30 minutes with Time Dilation peaking at 15% at one point but subsiding and for most of the battle being minimal and no real effect on the proceedings. The system hosted 700 pilots by the end of the fight.

Allied forces lost 103 ships, the vast majority stealth bombers with only 10 strategic cruisers lost during the fight, totaling at 16.4 billion ISK damage.
The imperium lost 129 ships, including 52 battleships and 11 battlecruisers for a total of 39.72 billion ISK damage.

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

533 Comments

  1. Excellent web site. A lot of helpful info here. I am sending it to a few buddies ans additionally sharing in delicious. And certainly, thanks for your sweat!

    December 12, 2018 at 16:41 Reply
  2. Great write-up, I am normal visitor of one¡¦s web site, maintain up the nice operate, and It is going to be a regular visitor for a lengthy time.

    December 12, 2018 at 16:53 Reply
  3. orJPme Wonderful paintings! That is the type of info that should be shared across the net. Shame on Google for no longer positioning this post upper! Come on over and visit my site. Thanks =)

    December 17, 2018 at 05:35 Reply
  4. Hello my loved one! I want to say that this article is awesome, nice written and come with approximately all important infos. I¡¦d like to see more posts like this .

    December 20, 2018 at 09:34 Reply
  5. You could definitely see your expertise within the work you write. The arena hopes for more passionate writers like you who aren’t afraid to say how they believe. Always follow your heart.

    December 20, 2018 at 09:35 Reply
  6. I don’t even know how I ended up here, but I thought this post was good. I don’t know who you are but definitely you’re going to a famous blogger if you aren’t already 😉 Cheers!

    December 20, 2018 at 09:37 Reply
  7. I just could not leave your website prior to suggesting that I actually loved the standard info a person supply to your visitors? Is gonna be back regularly in order to check up on new posts

    December 20, 2018 at 09:38 Reply
  8. I was recommended this web site by my cousin. I am not sure whether this post is written by him as no one else know such detailed about my problem. You’re wonderful! Thanks!

    December 20, 2018 at 09:46 Reply
  9. It is appropriate time to make some plans for the future and it is time to be happy. I’ve read this post and if I could I desire to suggest you some interesting things or advice. Maybe you could write next articles referring to this article. I desire to read even more things about it!

    December 24, 2018 at 07:06 Reply
  10. I’ve been surfing online more than 3 hours today, yet I never found any interesting article like yours. It is pretty worth enough for me. Personally, if all webmasters and bloggers made good content as you did, the internet will be much more useful than ever before.

    December 25, 2018 at 04:35 Reply
  11. Good website! I truly love how it is simple on my eyes and the data are well written. I’m wondering how I might be notified whenever a new post has been made. I have subscribed to your feed which must do the trick! Have a nice day!

    December 25, 2018 at 04:38 Reply
  12. fantastic points altogether, you just won a logo new reader. What might you suggest about your publish that you simply made a few days ago? Any sure?

    December 25, 2018 at 04:40 Reply
  13. I have to show my appreciation to you for rescuing me from this challenge. After searching throughout the search engines and finding things which are not pleasant, I assumed my life was done. Being alive without the presence of strategies to the problems you have fixed all through your post is a serious case, as well as the ones that could have in a wrong way affected my career if I had not encountered your site. Your competence and kindness in controlling all the pieces was useful. I am not sure what I would’ve done if I hadn’t come upon such a step like this. I’m able to now look ahead to my future. Thanks for your time very much for this professional and effective guide. I will not hesitate to suggest your blog to any individual who needs and wants support about this issue.

    December 25, 2018 at 04:46 Reply
  14. I savor, cause I discovered just what I used to be having a look for. You’ve ended my four day long hunt! God Bless you man. Have a nice day. Bye

    December 25, 2018 at 04:55 Reply
  15. Well I definitely enjoyed studying it. This post procured by you is very practical for proper planning.

    December 27, 2018 at 14:25 Reply
  16. I like the valuable info you provide in your articles. I will bookmark your weblog and check again here frequently. I’m quite sure I’ll learn lots of new stuff right here! Best of luck for the next!

    December 27, 2018 at 14:30 Reply
  17. Wow, wonderful blog layout! How long have you been blogging for? you make blogging look easy. The overall look of your website is magnificent, let alone the content!

    December 27, 2018 at 14:30 Reply
  18. whoah this blog is great i love reading your posts. Stay up the great work! You know, lots of individuals are looking round for this info, you can help them greatly.

    December 27, 2018 at 14:33 Reply
  19. Thank you for your own labor on this web page. My niece really likes doing internet research and it’s easy to see why. Most of us learn all concerning the lively way you present advantageous suggestions on your web blog and inspire contribution from the others on the concept plus my simple princess is truly understanding a great deal. Enjoy the rest of the new year. Your conducting a very good job.

    January 2, 2019 at 19:50 Reply
  20. Wow, superb weblog structure! How long have you ever been blogging for? you made running a blog look easy. The overall glance of your website is great, let alone the content material!

    January 2, 2019 at 19:50 Reply
  21. I have been absent for some time, but now I remember why I used to love this blog. Thanks , I will try and check back more often. How frequently you update your site?

    January 3, 2019 at 00:51 Reply
  22. Heya i’m for the first time here. I came across this board and I find It really useful & it helped me out a lot. I hope to give something back and help others like you helped me.

    January 3, 2019 at 01:30 Reply
  23. I together with my buddies ended up viewing the best recommendations located on the blog while suddenly developed a terrible feeling I never thanked the site owner for those techniques. The ladies appeared to be very interested to see all of them and now have extremely been enjoying them. We appreciate you being simply considerate as well as for utilizing this form of important ideas millions of individuals are really desperate to be aware of. My personal honest apologies for not expressing gratitude to you sooner.

    January 3, 2019 at 01:32 Reply
  24. Well I definitely liked reading it. This information provided by you is very practical for good planning.

    January 4, 2019 at 02:27 Reply
  25. Great post. I was checking continuously this blog and I am impressed! Extremely useful information particularly the last part 🙂 I care for such information much. I was looking for this certain info for a long time. Thank you and best of luck.

    January 6, 2019 at 08:01 Reply
  26. Thank you a bunch for sharing this with all folks you actually understand what you are speaking about! Bookmarked. Please also talk over with my website =). We could have a hyperlink change arrangement between us!

    January 10, 2019 at 04:58 Reply
  27. I really appreciate this post. I¡¦ve been looking everywhere for this! Thank goodness I found it on Bing. You have made my day! Thx again

    January 10, 2019 at 04:59 Reply
  28. Nice blog here! Also your web site loads up very fast! What host are you using? Can I get your affiliate link to your host? I wish my site loaded up as fast as yours lol

    January 10, 2019 at 04:59 Reply
  29. I was suggested this blog by my cousin. I am not sure whether this post is written by him as nobody else know such detailed about my problem. You’re wonderful! Thanks!

    January 10, 2019 at 05:19 Reply
  30. A lot of thanks for your own hard work on this web site. Gloria delights in setting aside time for investigations and it is easy to understand why. We hear all relating to the powerful form you provide good guides through the website and improve response from people on that area plus my princess is in fact starting to learn a lot. Enjoy the rest of the new year. You’re carrying out a pretty cool job.

    January 10, 2019 at 05:19 Reply
  31. As I site possessor I believe the content material here is rattling great , appreciate it for your hard work. You should keep it up forever! Good Luck.

    January 10, 2019 at 05:26 Reply
  32. Keep working ,terrific job!

    January 10, 2019 at 05:34 Reply
  33. GreatAwesome postarticle.

    January 16, 2019 at 11:25 Reply

Leave a Reply