We came to a proper shoot-out!
The biggest High-Sec war in recent years comes to an end.
By end-February ERAM system had 4 war HQ installed by the 4 biggest mercenary Alliances of Eve. Their goal was to cooperate and assault on the PARABELLUM’s production node – installed in systems of Emolgranlan and Finanar. The infrastructure hub consisted of 130 structures, incl. Sotiyo, several Azbels, Tatara with T2 Rigs etc. For the past two years this was the heart of ice and ore mining of the whole Minmatar – the haven for newbros, a trade-hub and a production forge, making it top-5 in EVE overall, competing with Delve, Lonetrek, Domain.
On its own the combined power of these 4 Alliances was not sufficient, so the merc F1 monkeys from Absolute Order got involved. The amount of sheer effort required was a result of Pirate’s inability to fight on fair terms: only 2-3-fold blob was favorable enough for them. They were in fear of losing the strategic goal as a result of underestimating their opponent, which had already happened earlier this year. In Jan they’d lost a war HQ in ITAMO, while squirming for help from Null-Sec Power blocs.
Armor timer managed with great effort.
On final timer there was some nice surprise from the attackers.
In addition, to secure its position, the Pirate coalition merged its assault with the biggest Wormhole bloc under LAZERHAWKS, HoleControl, OutFoxed who, in their turn, saw an emerging threat to their domination and security of material and political hegemony within the WH space.
Imagine there was a structure reinforce bounty set on PARABELLUM and its supporters; even one-time assistance was enough to put your name on the list!!! This was their move to bring dispute between our friends and allies and make them fear.
The broader goal was to make PARABELLUM wage war on two fronts outnumbered and outgunned, with a top priority of forcing us to lose either Hi-Sec or WH in its entirety. Preferably both. By the end of the campaign the follow-up task was to declare us cowards for not providing a fight on non-equal terms.
See below – the opponent’s plan was dwindled on all accounts:
It surprises us to hear such accusations as: ‘you systematically burn smaller WH corps’ from HoleControl. In their turn, they destroyed more Wormhole stations as the PARABELLUM and its allies combined. Besides, there was no major power-group to counteract an attack from the biggest PVP-WH-Alliance, as you can clearly see
ZKB keeps a good record:
P A R A B E L L U M | Alliance | zKillboard
What’s even funnier is getting the same statement from the biggest WH anti-evictionists – the OutFoxed. Their result for the past year 2022 was destruction of 25 minor systems belonging to smaller groups. Not the top-tier of the list but still it’s far away from the ‘we are against evictions’ statement.
This is WH – all evict all. Guys from OutFoxed should stop being ashamed of it
ACT I – Finanar Sotiyo ARMOR timer saw the united Pirate fleet. They’ve managed the timer uncontested. To prevent us from having a fight, they had the counter-wars declared against ALL alleged PARABELLUM’s allies 23h30m before the timer. Our allies WERE NOT able to ASSIST in this war. (Bravo to CCP – great mechanics!) This was the only reason PARABELLUM’s 100-man core fleet did not engage its opponents – 300+ Pirate fleet.
ACT II – Finanar Sotiyo HULL timer. PARABELLUM and co. wormhole systems were under pressure daily. That enabled the Pirates to bring a respectable fleet of 700+ ships to the key timer of this conflict, so they could take down the structure despite possible losses. Three hundred BS, T1 peasants flying Ferox and all kitchen-sink trash they could get was on top of it. But alas here where the Pirate’s plans crumbled – right at the gate they were greeted by a combined force of the PARABELLUM, willing to trade blows. So, their shiny High-Grade Amulet-fitted fleet sank to the bottom of the ZKB. Pirate’s losses incurred were double of what Sotiyo was worth. Battle Report Tool
ACT III – WAR HQ. Due to the mechanics of EVE the war can be invalidated only via destruction of the attacker’s war HQ. The shield reinforcement was done 4 times by the PARABELLUM and its allies. Every time on the second timer we were countered by the TWO-FOLD combined fleet of the Pirate coalition. By the fifth time, which happened after SOTIYO was down, we’ve managed to form-up an EQUAL force – about 250 vs 250. As expected, their fleet stayed in dock – because you can LOSE on equal terms, but LOSING is not what the pirate does))) It took us an hour to finish off the 3 war HQs of the opponent.
For PARABELLUM the war was over at this moment. We’ve had three weeks of day-night warfare on two fronts. Maintaining 24/7 control in our home Wormholes, providing quick skirmishes to alleviate our allies, and spending most of our time in HIGH-SEC. Wasting time chasing the enemy who clearly has an intention to dodge a fight was not something we had in plans.
So, after losing their HQ, the ‘courageous’ Pirates war-decced a new war from a new corp, making sure the assists from our allies are prevented. Literally all PARABELLUM’s allies. This was a show they had no intention to fight but rather bring in 300+ people on a structure bash
Another goal set by the Pirate-Wormhole coalition was to no avail. Besides wormholes where PARABELLUM resides, about a dozen of WHs were attacked that belonged to our friends, allies and someone we know, or someone who took a fight on our side once or twice with a couple of pilots
So the idea was to spam in local ‘You are affiliated with PARABELLUM hence you must burn’ message to put a dent in our relations and set us apart.
However, instead, all attacked corps came closer to PARABELLUM, clearly realizing the source of the actual threat.
Moreover, PARABELLUM saw a great influx of support from Russian-speaking communities across EVE. Some groups were first-contact and were never involved prior. We were pleasantly surprised by the NUMBER of spies in the ranks of our enemies who independently got in touch and provided the most detailed intel about the enemy’s plans!
- PARABELLUM has lost its #2 key home-system in Wormhole, and a Production hub in Hi-Sec (there is a swarm of stations, Pirates will be busy for a week taking them down). That hurts but not a devastating blow;
- We’ve got the support from many new teams in existing wars and in any new ones;
- All our friends who previously were skeptical of supporting PARABELLUM against big Empires and Power blocs have made up their mind and lost all doubts. Each and every one of them came to help, sometimes at a cost of their home-system;
- Our own team is on the paramount of its shape and dedication. Many old-time pilots have returned to take part in this confrontation;
Our enemies forget one crucial factor when fighting the Russian-speaking groups – the more pressure you apply, the fiercer the assault, the tougher and closer we become.
Our memory is sharp. No action will be left without an answer.