Kamela has been close to vulnerable for a few days, and the previous evening I’d had a few fights with a Griffin Navy and a pair of atrons (and the other). The Atron fight was good fun and consisted of me charging by cheap-fit autocannon Thrasher at them full throttle, assisted by a swarm of drones from my allies.
The evening saw a larger Minmatar fleet running sites and controlling the system unmatched. This didn’t stop Ars Venandi launching a cruiser fleet into us, however. We lost some ships (another Thrasher for me) but held our ground and I was even able to return in a Rupture to finish the fight.
Not long later, Central Omni Galactic Group decided they could take us on in frigates and destroyers. They were horribly out-gunned and the whole fight was over in less than 3 minutes, with no losses on our side. The popped so fast, I ended up deliberately shooting things that weren’t called primary (and splitting my drones and guns between targets) simply because the primaries were exploding too fast. Our smaller ships did a great job of spreading points to hold them all until it was their turn to pop. Here’s the kills I was part of (some stuff popped before I could lock it):
- Slasher (this was all my drones while I shot the Corax)
- Condor (the drones’ next victim) and pod
The i-hub bash was one of the most eventful bashes in a while. As we pushed the i-hub to 20% shield, @Gian_Bal in a Archon warped into the field. Looking to be part of the kill and assist in finishing off the i-hub, our own caps jumped in, only for the Archon to light a cyno to bring in 6 additional carriers supported by a FAX. These belonged to No Handelbars, hired by Gian to disrupt our bash.
We waited about 5 minutes for the mercenaries to leave (you don’t get much merc for your isk these days, do you?) and resumed the bash.
As the i-hub approached armor, the no handlebars mercs returned in a Ferox fleet. Their dps wasn’t strong enough to break our logi and they largely kept out of our range, so kills on both sides were minimal and dps on the i-hiub continued until it was claimed. Two Ferox kills I was involved in were:
Amusingly, LePeche continued to warp in and out with his fleet in his pod long after his Ferox was gone. I guess he just wanted to keep helping any way he could.
With Kamela claimed, only two systems remain in the way of the Minmatar’s total domination of the Warzone: Huola and Sosala.