What should have been a routine Rorqual killmail turned into a nightmare for Goons in the PEK-8Z solar system in Tenerifis.
The story goes like this: a Goonswarm Federation Stuka Fleet managed to grab tackle on a Legion of xXDEATHXx Rorqual. The xXDEATHXx rescue fleet responded by dropping super capitals and the Goon FC decided to escalate matters bringing dreads into the field. To their bad fortune, the Goon in-cyno died mid-transfer, only allowing the partial land of the Goon drop fleet. With the rest of the cyno ships several jumps away, disaster loomed for the attackers.
Despite almost managing to get an XIX Ragnarok and another Erebus titans in low armor; the tackle could hold only so much and both supercapital ships managed to escape and receive reps respectively, with their prey out of danger Goons found themselves outmatched as Legion of xXDEATHXx went postal on the attackers.
In the end Goons lost over 125 dreadnoughts and 10 carriers for a tally of about +290Bil against 41 billion isk in losses on the defenders side (mostly Apostle losses).
Who knows how much difference would have made for the Goonswarm FC if he had a backup cyno in the system.
[ FleetComms Battle Summary ]
Luckily for those of us who weren’t able to witness the destruction, there’s video!
Here’s the Russian POV of the fight.
This is the Goons & Co. perspective of the fight, the capsuleer who frapsed this video missed the first in-cyno, hence the video timecode.