Saturday, 19 July 2014

Providence Fight Club: V-3YG7 17.7.2014

V-3YG7 system, Catch region. On the 17th of July, Providence Bloc forces fought a battle with HERO Coalition and The Unthinkables Alliance, resulting in more than two hundred destroyed ships and nine billion ISK in damages.

Providence Bloc forces were organized in a Rupture class Cruiser fleet numbering seventy-seven pilots and made their way towards V-3YG7 system in the Catch region, which serves as HERO Coalition's staging system in that region. On their way towards their target, the fleet encountered a Southern Federation Alliance Caracal class Cruiser gang, numbering twenty ships, running away from The Unthinkables Alliance Ishtar class Heavy Assault Cruiser gang of a similar size in the SV5-8N system.

A fight broke out on the WD-VTV gate, with Providence Bloc forces decimating twenty percent of the enemy fleet and only receiving light damage in return. However, the Southern Federation Alliance gang did not try to fight and instead burned away from Providence Bloc forces, retreating from the system. No attempt was made to go after The Unthinkables fleet, as it was situated in a far better position, thus deeming engagement unfavorable.

The original battle report can be found here.

After this incident, Providence Bloc forces entered the V-3YG7 system, and sat about bubbling the V-3YG7 station. The force camped the station for a long stretch of time, managing to destroy individual ships, though suffering continued harassment from bombers. Finally, a large HERO Coalition Moa class Cruiser fleet undocked from the station, and a fight developed between the two fleets.

The HERO Coalition fleet managed to inflict moderate casualties to the Providence Bloc forces, but was itself nearly decimated, thanks in part to a coordinated Yulai Federation Alliance bombing run, carried by the Oscura Simmetria Corporation, which destroyed most of its Logistic ships.

With reports of The Unthinkables' Ishtar fleet advancing to the system, reinforced by fifteen more ships, a decision was made to disengage, in order to concentrate on the Ishtar fleet. As the Ishtar fleet entered the V-3YG7 it encountered the Providence Bloc fleet sitting on the B-3QPD gate. A chaotic fight quickly ensued, with Yulai Federation bombers managing to score another successful bombing run on the Ishtar fleet, destroying five Ishtars but also inflicting friendly casualties. 

The original battle report can be found here.
The fixed battle report can be found here.

At this point, with almost half the fleet lost, and much damage caused, Providence forces decided to retreat. A token HERO Coalition force attempted to give chase, managing to inflict some more losses, but in the end, remnants of the original force managed to reach the safety of Providence's staging system. Out of the original fleet, it is estimated that thirty to forty pilots survived the entire conflict.

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