I didn’t order the Pizza


Time for some fights.

Our CEO decided to do a quick roam, so we got into some shield fit cruisers and started wandering. I took a Scimitar as I am such a Logibro, but I threw in a 250mm autocannon in a high slot instead of my usual smart-bomb for Kill-mail shenanigans.

A few jumps down and we find ourselves on the other end of a gate with 300 guys in the other side. 300 vs 12. Not good odds, So we hang around the gate hoping to grab a few kills, but to no avail. However we did find the flow path for pods on the way back, so we cracked three empty eggs before returning. Not too bad, even if we didn’t get a fight.

Next up, a quick tower popping. It was slow, so we dropped a few dreads to speed things along. Always helpful to keep the isk flowing for our SRP.

The 7pm roam was the main event though. 40 of us in Nano Shield ships. I was part of a 4 man logi wing (3 scimitars and a scythe). No specific ship, just fast brawling damage and good tank. I kept my corp scimitar build with the EM smart-bomb 2 in the highs. Fit below.

[Scimitar, CCC MWD Scimi]
Capacitor Power Relay II
Capacitor Power Relay II
Power Diagnostic System II
Power Diagnostic System II

Experimental 10MN MicroWarpdrive I
Adaptive Invulnerability Field II
Adaptive Invulnerability Field II
Sensor Booster II, Scan Resolution Script 

Large Shield Extender II
Large S95a Partial Shield Transporter
Large S95a Partial Shield Transporter
Large S95a Partial Shield Transporter
Small EMP Smartbomb II 

Medium Capacitor Control Circuit I
Medium Capacitor Control Circuit I

Medium Armor Maintenance Bot II x4
Light Armor Maintenance Bot II x1

(You may need a 1% PG implant to make this work)

The roam was mostly without much incident. A few people tried to bait us into station games. No dice. But we heard of a nice 60 man rupture gang just waiting to be kicked in.

Time to clean house.

We sat on the opposite gate to them and started to burn away as it got bubbled in preparation. The Logi wing went to get some distance and keep the DPS between us as the Ruptures jumped in.

The Rupture DPS came in hard. Our lone scythe took stupid damage and was pounded into structure as he was primaried, a few slivers of HP left.

Then the reps landed.

Our reps were keeping him up. And the frustration for the other fleet began.

The DPS was not breaking the reps, and it wasn’t as fast as it needed to be to get ships off the field. And we were melting the ruptures fast.

ECM drones were swarming me, and I got jammed once, but that Smartbomb, such an MVP, cleared them off in short order, and we were back in the game. It was frantic and awesome.

Things were looking up.

Then Pizza arrived with a T3 fleet and POP, I was dead. Oracles and Tornadoes. DAMN YOU!!!

Lots and lots of alpha. With our logi wing gone after 4 alpha hits (no damage to popped instantly) we were done. I fled the field and so did the rest if our guys. We couldn’t engage the T3’s at that distance, and it was just a killing floor.

Man, it was such a good fight. I think we could have won the field with the rupture gang.

Good fight.  Thank you to the Pizza and Renegades Council fleets for getting in there, and making a fight happen.

Peace out.

Edit: was corrected that renegades was not a third fleet, but it was a 2v1. Thanks

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Next door to 9-V: Hero Logi


9-V was an epic fight. You can get details here: http://themittani.com/news/battle-report-9-v-station-falls-cfc

Basically it was a final push for taking the station, and taking it over. It was CFC vs TEST/NS/ETC.

I was watching it on the Mad Ani twitch stream (http://www.twitch.tv/mad_ani) and I had to be impressed by some of the maneuvers.

But I wasn’t watching for just entertainment.

Next door, we had our own fleet. deployed to gank stragglers and disrupt CFC reinforcements.

The Timezone made this a very hard thing to do. We didn’t have a lot of ships on field, so we got into a Tornado fleet. High Alpha , with some Logi support.

Me in a solo logi. The return of “Hero Logi”. Scimitar

Bugger.

So I made some quick changes. Added a Cyno in a high slot (3 large reppers) and some ozone for one cyno, just in case it was needed, and away we went.

It was a pretty fun fleet. FC got us into the habit of pre-aligning before any damage was applied, and we started popping ships. We lost 2 Tornados and a Sabre, but for those losses got a few Megas, some Celestis, and some random ships that came to the wrong neighborhood.

It felt good, as we were heavily outnumbered by the opposing side, yet were able to dictate engagement range.

More and more I am respecting the Celestis support fleet composition. It is actually worse than ECM for negating Logistics advantages. I had a Sensor Booster with a script  just for scan res and kept in tight with the fleet as a result. The worst part is there is no real hard counter to the massed Celestis. Such a good doctrine, kudos.

Anyway, we got home okay, I didn’t die, and I saved a few nados. Sure, I wont be rocking any Killboard stats, but I like being able to facilitate the wins we did get.
Peace out.