Tuesday, 9 June 2015

News: Northern Coalition(dot) Pushes Station Timer in G-5EN2

G-5EN2 system, Providence Bloc. On the 8th of June 19:00 EVE Standard Time, Providence Bloc forces attempted to defend the first Station timer in the system against Northern Coalition(dot) [NC]'s aggressive push, unsuccessfully.

Providence Bloc brought a 170 pilot Naga Battlecruiser fleet to the system just as the Station was exiting its shield reinforcement timer. [NC] jumped in a Capital force on the Station grid, 50 pilots mainly in Slowcats (Archon Carriers) with a few assorted Dreadnoughts, sub-capital support and 6 Super Carriers.

Providence Bloc had no intention of engaging that force, instead focusing on removing the Sovereignty Blockade Unit situated on the 9-F0B2 gate. Fidelas Constans [FCON] arrived to the system as well, bringing a 60 pilot Ishtar Heavy Assault Cruiser fleet. The force attempted to help Providence Bloc by tackling the other Sovereignty Blockade Unit on the Assah gate.

However, Providence Bloc was harassed by a Bombers Bar (An NPSI community dedicated to the usage of Covert Ops ships) Stealth Bomber fleet. The Stealth Bombers managed to land a successful bombing run from three different angles, resulting in a quarter of the Providence Bloc fleet decimated. 

To make things worse, [NC] brought in more Super Carriers and warped them on top of the Sovereignty Blockade Units, repairing them and driving away both Providence Bloc and [FCON] fleets.

Unable to respond, Providence Bloc was forced to retreat, allowing [NC] to push the Station into the armor reinforcement timer.

Battle report for the G-5EN2 system can be found here.

All told, the system saw approximately 400 pilots in local, with Time Dilation not reported as a major issue. The battle lasted 30 minutes.

Providence Bloc lost 59 ships, for a total of 7 Bil ISK of damage.

It seems that once again [NC] chose to push forward with little regard to "Fun Fights". As Providence Bloc lacks the ability to counter escalate, the next timers may see a repeat of the events transcribed here. 

The presence of Bombers Bar on the field may prove to further complicate future fights and only increase the already staggering odds Providence Bloc is fighting against.

Regardless, as the fight for G-5EN2 progresses, the EVE Scribe will keep you posted.

Special thanks to corebloodbrothers, of Volition Cult, The Volition Cult for granting an interview.

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