The guy at the next table was talking loudly enough for everyone in the bar to hear. Most were listening.
“So there was a big fight yesterday in C3N-3S. We the S2N/SOCO crew where defending an Ihub (i think) that came out of reinforced. They CFC/PL wanted it dead.
Both sides ran multiple fleets with varying composition.
Nulli (s2n) ran an alpha fleet consisting of Maelstroms an support.
Think -A- ran tengus.
So fight was on.
We bridge into system, TiDi immediately kicked in to like 30%. Warpin was called on the ihub to face the enemy drake fleet. Our allies came on grid to.
Fight starts TiDI is now permanently locked between 10 an 15%. Drakes are going down fast (in 10% TIDI noting is fast, but yeah..) targets are being called 3-5 at the time. Some casualties are sustained but not much at this point.
My sabre go down in flames without having the opportunity to use even one bubble..
As im reshipping into Maelstrom (died in a fire immediately after loading grid)PL/CFC side jumps in titan, supers an dreads fitted for BS killing.
Our ships now starts falling quicker and quicker, we are still steadily damaging the enemy, an downs 4 dreads. fleet starts to align out since we where getting free of bubbles, just as the entire Maelstrom fleet is about to warp (call was given) a blue dictor drops a bubble on the entire blue fleet, catching basically everyone except the reds.
Fleet continue to drop and tries to disengage, eventually succeeding.
Fun fight, we got a decent number together (916) the enemy had a lot more (1401) and decided to drop in 19 titans, 31 super carriers, 29 dreads, 28 carriers.”
Mike shook his head and looked to the people at his table. “I dunno. Kinda questionable when a single member of your fleet can screw so many over like that. In incursions he would be identified and banned.”
“Screw that, we got four dreads. I know they will point to the isk war and say they are winning but there is no way we should allow them to determine how the battles are judged. It is NOT about isk, can’t be, they have OTEC and the moons. If we make it about isk then we have already lost. It is about the will to fight and THAT is what they are trying to grind out of us. As long as we keep choosing out battles and grinding them down. . . “
“Choosing out battles?”
“Don’t listen to local mush, boy? They are always taunting for us to undock into the arms of their cages and massive fleets. Have you ever listened to the State of the Goonian?”
“Matter of fact, I have.” Mike winced to say that out loud in a Soco bar.
“Then you know that this is not the first time Goons have been in Delve, this is the fifth. They are like a tide, they come, mess up the beach and then they leave. CFC is just the Goons written bigger but it is just high tide. We ride it out, don’t let them break our will and the tide will retreat, no doubt proclaiming victory.”
Mike grinned. “I have had this sort of argument, before. In this war what is Victory?”
“I don’t know what line of drivel the CFC has set for themselves but as far as I am concerned, if we are still here, still flying then we win. To four Dreads!“
The bar roared its approval and Mike joined them, almost missing the call to suit up and get in his bomber.
Thanks to Failheap and Caldrian Dosto for the battle report.
I used to play a game called Illuminati great game. My fav quote on that page . . . Every player has different victory conditions! I mean, you gotta love one where you don’t have to judge yourself by someone elses victory conditions, but your own.
I did take a bomber out, first time ever, lost it on the first pass on a station . . . and had a blast doing it. I win. Never launched a bomb before and I did that, we didn;t get anything on that pass but . . . who cares. I am now bloodied in the war in the south. If I can just manage to draw some blood as well . . .
Random commenter on this post will win a bomber. 1 week or so for entries before I award it
fly it like you won it