After Northern Coalition. moved its capital fleet to the Pure Blind / Tribute border on the evening of Sunday the 25th, Pandemic Horde made an announcement indicating that they, along with the wider PanFam coalition, will be deploying to the area. You can read about this in yesterdays article.
Not long after these announcements Circle of Two leaders quickly arranged a meeting that was held yesterday evening. While the specifics of the meeting remain out of the public eye, the CEO of Black Omega Security (a member corporation of Circle Of Two), shutupandshave had the following statement to make:
We’re excited to be fighting full time again. Looking forward to seeing how the next few weeks pan out. Gigx has lit the fires and we’re all prepping for total war. It’s a really exciting time to be in Co2.
Test Alliance Please Ignore members began publishing a barrage of propaganda on the public bulletin board reddit, willingly showing they are ready to support Circle of Two in their efforts to defend the region of Tribute. Sapporo Jones was approached earlier today for an official comment on Test Alliance’s position in the war but at the time of writing this article had yet to respond.
Circle of Two and Test Alliance forces combined represents a sizeable group with almost 13,000 members at their disposal. Despite this, they are still outnumbered by the combined forces of Northern Coalition. and PanFam who can boast almost 15,800 members. Of course, numbers on paper are somewhat subjective and may not accurately represent any one group’s overall fighting ability.
Though currently outnumbered, the defenders of Tribute may not have far to look for support. There have been some internal communications between the leadership of Phoenix Company Alliance and its members regarding the war in Tribute. We have been unable to contact Phoenix Company Alliance leadership for comment but it is reasonable to assume that recent tensions with the Legion of xXDEATHXx, who have some ties to Northern Coalition., mean there is good reason to suspect they will side with Circle Of Two to help defend the region. This may also indicate that the rest of the Tenal Control Unit could potentially follow suite. Along with the Phoenix Company Alliance this includes: Brotherhood of Spacers, AL3XAND3R, From the Abyss, Requiem Eternal and the group who lead the charge into Tenal during World War Bee – DRONE WALKERS. With their combined numbers at approximately 5,400, this could bring the defending forces of Tribute to 18,400 and a chance at outnumbering their attackers.
It has only been three days since old allies began hostilities and it has already escalated into a conflict that may involve over 30,000 pilots.
Previous articles in this series:
27th September – NC. deploys towards Tribute and begin hostilities against CO2
Big thank you to Boomer Nakrar and all his hard work on his blog ‘Game Of Sov‘ without which this analysis of the war wouldn’t exist.
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Feature image by reddit poster Zulu People