Wednesday, 24 June 2015

News: Providence Bloc Fights Northern Coalition(dot) over Final Infrastructure Hub Timer in KBP7-G

KBP7-G system, Providence region. On the 22nd of June, 16:30 EVE Standard Time, Providence Bloc and Northern Coalition(dot) [NC] forces clashed for the third time in the system, over the final Infrastructure Hub timer, in a battle that saw Providence Bloc defeated once again.

Providence Bloc brought a 90 pilot Ishtar Heavy Assault Cruiser fleet to the system and quickly positioned itself on the Dital gate. Having arrived before [NC] forces, the fleet quickly set up to take down the Sovereignty Blockade Unit, thus securing the system and the Infrastructure Hub from [NC]'s aggression.

However, as the Providence Bloc force was busy applying damage to the structure, a cynosural beacon was lit at the edge of the grid, and an [NC] Loki Strategic Cruiser fleet bridged into the system, estimated at 50 pilots. The force attempted to warp on top of the Providence Bloc fleet, but defensive interdiction probes launched beforehand allowed Providence Bloc to keep range.

The two fleets then engaged each other, Providence Bloc managing to destroy [NC] Logistics ships but losing Ishtars in return. As the battle raged on, both the Providence Bloc anchor and the Fleet Commander were volleyed off the field (Though by mistake, as was later confirmed by both sides). This led to the Providence Bloc fleet losing organization and allowing [NC] forces to burn closer. With the Lokis now at their optimals, the battle became a one sided affair, Ishtars being destroyed left and right.

After regaining composure, Providence Bloc forces decided to retreat rather than risk the complete annihilation of their fleet, warping off to the B-WPLZ gate and jumping over, regrouping on the other side of the gate. [NC] forces chose not to chase, and brought 24 Super Carriers instead which made short work of the Infrastructure Hub of the system.

With the Infrastructure Hub destroyed, both sides departed, ending hostilities in the system.

Battle report for the KBP7-G system can be found here.

All told the system saw less than 200 pilots in local, with Time Dilation not reported at all. From start to end, the battle lasted 10 minutes.

Providence Bloc lost 46 ships, 11 of which were Ishtars for a total of 4.92 Bil ISK. [NC] for its part lost 7 ships for 1.32 Bil ISK.

Providence Bloc lost both the fight and the strategic objective, which allows [NC] to push forward with its conquest of the system. As the Station in the system is expected to exit its final reinforcement timer soon, Providence Bloc is in danger of losing another system to [NC], unless something drastic happens. The EVE Scribe will keep you informed.

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