This week saw the Amarr militia make an unsuccessful attempt to capture the system of Eytjangard. This station-less system in Metropolis holds little strategic value in the warzone, but would have been a much needed morale boost for what can be described as a militia far from its best.
Since the introduction of citadels into EVE, the station lock out mechanics of faction warfare have become essentially irrelevant, only barring access to mission agents. The staging of ships, clones and supplies can and is provided by citadels owned directly by FW groups, or more often, by those under the guise of a neutral entity. Eyt is no exception to this. Its player owned structures are home to two small Amarr FW corporations Khanid Propulsion Systems [KPROP] and 44th Recon Unit [44RC].
Despite the system still being in Matari hands, good fights were had and it was great to see some action in the warzone again. Rather than describe each fight (as I have slept since then and been through a couple of horrific hangovers) I have summerised the battle reports from each day. I have split them as follows:
Blue - Amarr Militia + Friends
Red - Minmatar Militia + Friends
Green - Non FW Neutrals
Monday 28th Saw Amarr pilots begin to push the systems contested level. Ushra’Khan were quick to take notice. Their write up of events has already been posted. The fights didn’t last for long and the rest of the night was spent capping plexs and fighting with local neutrals. The highlight being an appearance from Christina Tsunemori.
Tuesday 29th began with the final push to get the system to vulnerable. Taking a little longer than we hoped the ihub finally became vulnerable in EUTZ rather than the RUTZ we were aiming for. This would be the downfall of the push and Ushra’Khan alone can form more pilots than the depleted Amarr militia has. The ihub bash started anyway was immediately interrupted by the subtlely named awox corp Imperial Navy Awoxers. With approximatly 7 pilots engaging the ihub progress was slow, but we had managed to get to 2/3rds armour before the relentless calls for help by Bullet Anarchy in Minmatar militia chat were answered. The Matari fleet successfully defended the hub and soon took the system out of vulnerable.
Wednesday 30th - Normal service was resumed and chasing dplexing farmers, bots and occasional pvp pilots is once again on the menu. Undoubtedly spurred on by their success, the Minmatar loyalists have counter-attacked the system of Sahtogas which at the time of writing this is vulnerable to attack of the ihub and capture by the Minmatar Republic.
Shout outs to everyone who shot at us or with us. Thanks for a couple of days content.