With the Amarr defeated in Eytjangard on Tuesday 28th August, the evening of Wednesday 29th saw Eyjangard relatively safe while Sahtogas had been brought close to vulnerable by Minmatar warriors in the central EU timezone. I joined the fleet assaulting Sahtogas and it wasn’t long before the system was vulnerable.
The timezone tides were not in our favor, however and many of the pilots who had helped make the system vulnerable retired not long after. We were able to put together a modest fleet which would have been sufficient to take down the i-hub and claim the system over time, had it not been for the harassment of pirates sympathetic to the amarr cause in some fairly expensive ships. Several times we cleared the system of pirates, but were not able to do so for long enough to make a signifiant dent in the i-hub.
I did get a few high ticket kills:
- Harbi navy
- Stratios (with my alt Pial Te - DrB got primaried)
- Moa (also on Pial)
But I also lost two cruisers and two Thrashers.
Fleets continued to clash in Sahtogas through the night and another attempt at the i-hub on Thursday morning took it into armor but ultimately failed. Throughout Thursday a handful of pilots fought back against the amarr as the deplexed the system down to 92% contested.
Thursday evening’s timezone tides brought more favor and after a 2bill ISK kill roam with @Harkon_Thorson we settled back into attacking Sahtogas. Notable Roam kills include:
- Ex-minmatar militia-turned pirate @rljpdx in his Stratios (he shot first)
- @Gian_Bal in his 863 million ISK Vindicator
- A Vagabond and another Vagabond
The roam also saw @Noh_Way achieve her live-long dream of leaving a warrior II behind at every gate in the warzone.
A larger fleet and virtually no resistance in Sahtogas (they were all hiding after the roam?) enabled us to to the sites in tandem which meant we could not only bring the system up to vulnerable very quickly, but we also had time to twice pop into Eytjanyard to mess with @Tristan_daCuhna while we waited for sites to spawn (sorry for plexing up all the sites to nearly done then leaving Tris - we had to go!)
With a larger fleet, the i-hub bash went quickly and smoothly and having logi on field this time meant we had the luxury of ignoring the battleships who warped in at range and failed to snipe our ships. In fact, we were able to do a little sniping of our own.
One minor skirmish of note was the attempt of Amarrian Deathlives4uto claim the Novice site from two rifters. Claiming that site would have jeopardised our limited plex buffer and could have halted our bash. Fortunately, while he killed my cheap-ship alt, @Kymon_Khan was able to finish him off.