Federation Uprising: The Next Chapter
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AAR by FEDUP Space Ace Antic from our ongoing war against Fraternity in Detorid!
We got a call to form Legacy stratop fleet at 13.00 eve time. As usual no info beforehand for security reasons. We formed MWD eagles with Basilisk logi, lokis, huginns and such for links etc. +/-100 people formed.
We gated by Titan to 08-NZQ and from there we took Bridge to RU-PT9 just at the border to Tenerifis. Meanwhile, unknown to us rank and file members, Fraternity was defending a Raitaru armor timer in Tenerifis with 300 Eagles plus a second fleet of 100 Zealots as a mobile fleet. Test and Russians won the objective and pushed them back in Tenerifis and the Pandas turned tail and retreated.
Unknown to them the Legacy Eagle fleet was positioned in the pipe to Detroid blocking their way. At this point Caps were told to log on and get ready. We made first contact with the Zealot fleet that Fraternity sent ahead of the main fleet. We killed some of their small tackle and a straggler and they started playing “musical chairs” with us when it came to positioning not really wanting to engage at our range and we did not want to engage close up due to the amount of e-war they had. This delayed both Fraternity fleets from extracting, giving Test and Russians time to bridge ahead of them into 07-VJ5 blocking their retreat. The Zealot fleet moved into R-0RB7 and we pursued, still trading blows along the way.
The zealots kept us busy at the gate to RU- when we got the call to warp off while our interdictors put a defensive bubble behind us. This is when us regular grunts learned we had 300 angry Pandas descending on us from RU- trying to get home with their tails between their legs. The skillfully placed bubble by our dictor saved us from being squeezed between the Zealots and the Eagle fleet and they proceeded to move on ahead of us to the gate to 07-. Here they found out that they had to face 400 Test and Angry Russians that had gotten a head of them. We meanwhile moved back to bubble the gate to RU-. The pandas were now trapped between us and we came into a stalemate where they tried to figure out how to get out of this one alive.
It ended up with them for some reason deciding to go back towards Tenerifis and the Russian territories. So we yet again delayed them in R-0 making them hesitate long enough for Test and Russians to prep RU- for ambush. When the Pandas came through towards the R1- gate to Tenerifis, Test and Russians dropped caps on them and cyno’d in their subcap fleets from 07- and started the decisive battle of this operation.
Test decided not to call in Legacy capitals at this point in case Fraternity were going to drop us to escalate, so we had some reserves, was the reason we were told. Tidi was in full swing as all fleets converged on RU-. Fraternity decides to sacrifice its Zealot fleet to save its larger 300 man fleet. So they disengage with the longer ranged eagles leaving the Zealots on the field to die. The friendly fleets were bubbled so nobody could disengage to follow. We made short work of the Zealot fleet, what little was left when we were in range to fire at them and got some nice kills. The Russian Machariel fleet disengaged to follow Fraternity’s main fleet as soon as they got out of bubbles but they were already in M-Z by then so it was impossible to block them from entering Detroid and it was decided to call it a win then and there. We then extracted back to L-5 by Titan.
Op success, very isk positive and some nice kills. Good FC as well. We lost 6b and Pandas lost 33b.
Test Battle report https://fleetcom.space/battlereport/b7w3a74co9JF3DBf5
Video from the fight. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LN3s1totzCw&feature=youtu.be