Saturday, March 28, 2009

The Frerstorn incident

Here we go with another quick insight into tactical errors and good learning from the enemy from our previous engagements.

When i logged in i heard corp communications trying to get a fight from some arbitrators and Mallers but were too low on ppl. Enemy WT were Vigilia VEF again. We quickly got a small gang together. We had like 4 cruisers and 3 BC. WT strength was estimated to 4 cruisers+. The WT did open up a major in Frerstorn which was uncontested. WT left system, we were spotted earlier and they got the intel.

Soon after we asked ourselves why should we close the plex: no points, no chance to get a fight and so on.

We warped to Ardar gate. Soon after a WT prophecy jumped through to us. Ardar intel was still Arbis and mallers. I ordered the attack on the prophecy. And then it went down the drain ^^. A guardian, an armageddon an executioner and something else jumped us. We had the prophecy in 50% armor but the guardian was repping him. At the point where i wanted to have the guardian down he was over 20km away.


I gave the order to break off.

Only later did i realize that i missed one friendly BC going afk.

Lessons learned:
Always / ALWAYS have a scout in the next system. Scouts should be in voice. If you dont have a mic you cant be scout. If no one has a mic, nobody is scout and no fleet will be active.

Lesson to myself: Be quicker to see the real threat: the guardian. And: We need ECM ships and drones. Much more. Train them EC-drones are easy to learn.

And another lesson: VVEF has a broad range of ships up to BS and logisitcs.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Busy times

I have founded the Tuesday roams in our ever growing Faction Warfare corporation in the Minmatar Militia. Every tuesday i will FC a fleet of small ships to roam around contested systems to free them and to down some Amarrian milita pilots. So far we have met with mixed success some target of opportunity.


We assembled in Dal and left at 2005 EVE the system for Metropolis region again. VV is doing a show there and i thought it a good idea to spank their presence while they feel overconfident of themselves. Even from the losses we inflicted on them yesterday.

Our fleet consisted of mostly frigs with one heroic Jeddak taking a rupture and presenting himself as primary in every encounter.

In Ardar we encountered VV. They consisted of one punisher and two mallers, then another maller joined them. We didnt tackle them and went to safes. After that we got a call from Sasawong in Eytangard again. He had plexes open and the system was contested. Sasawong brought a trasher into the gang.

We assembled at the button to have cover from the 1st spawn of friendly NPCs. Soon after 3 WT came into the system. Two Mallers and one Arbitrator. And soon enough they warped in. Plan was to lure them into the plex near the button so that enough NPC spawns will help us. We killed two waves of Warrior II from the Arbitrator. The Mallers advanced and we got damage. Command was now to warp out to a SafeSpot and double back to the acc gate to get them in the midst of their plexing.

Plan succeded the enemy contact. kb/?a=kill_related&kll_id=30472

We killed them, killed another wave of Valkyrie II, chased the survivors away and closed the plex.