And Dabigredboat was pretty happy about it.
The op was set to go and take out a Northern Coalition tower.
The end result went as planned.
After the latest Goonswarm CEO Update, we had something to prove. The combined AHAC fleets opposing us, the main backbone of which has been Zealot heavy assault cruisers, had been chopping up the Maelstroms and the Drake fleets during prime US timezone hours. It was time for a change.
A ruse de guerre sent the opposition elsewhere, allowing us to arrive at the target system 42XJ-N. They jumped in and the fight was on.
I flew a scimitar for the fight, so no kills for me. No time for sight seeing either. A good thing we did well, as I pulled my usual stunt of buying a ship quickly off of a local contract and undocking without that whole “insurance” step. It came home in one piece, minus drones as usual.
Early returns showed us losing around 30 Drakes and a handful of Scimitars from the main fleet. A lot of that was offset by this Proteus we killed. That kill ended enemy resistance aside from some bombers that made a too late run at us when we were leaving the system. If somebody posts a real battle report, I’ll link it. This should not be mistaken for anything of the kind.
Meanwhile, over Jabber, The Mittani sent his regards.
We have won a fight, won a tech, nuked a bunch of expensive shiny toys, and done it all with disposable tech one battlecruisers, As Is Our Way. Turns out that Drakes + Artycanes is hilarious fun!
Note: having damps in utility slots on Drakes is goddamned hilarious when the hostile fc is damped for literally the entire fight and unable to call targets.
Sounds like a doctrine change might be posted soon.
After that it was a tower shoot, which was followed by the raising of our own tower.
Afterwards, DBRB had us all get in the bubble, then he reset permissions and the password which sent us all flying back out again. There was enough time for me to record that just for fun.
Nothing special, just another goofy EVE moment. It is hard to see in the small resolution, so try watching it at YouTube.