Monday, 22 June 2015

News: Providence Bloc Loses Infrastructure Hub Timer in KBP7-G

KBP7-G system, Providence region. On the 20th of June, 18:00 EVE Standard Time, forces belonging to Providence Bloc clashed with Northern Coalition(dot) [NC] over the first reinforcement timer of the Infrastructure Hub, only to see defeat.

The KBP7-G system serves as the last link between High Security space and the Providence region, especially for the North of Providence. [NC] had taken 2 of the Empire exists to the region and deployed Sovereignty Blockade Units in KBP7-G in an attempt to sever that connection as well, using their Super Capital fleet to reinforce infrastructure. Regardless, Providence Bloc attempted to mount a defense of the Infrastructure Hub.

Providence Bloc brought 141 pilots mainly in Ishtar Heavy Assault Cruisers. The force managed to make its way to the system unmolested and sat on the Infrastructure Hub, waiting for it to exit reinforced mode.

Just as Providence Bloc was settling in, a cynosural beacon was lit at the edge of the grid and in came a 90 pilot Loki Strategic Cruiser fleet, belonging to [NC]. Providence Bloc quickly aligned to the beacon and warped at range, dropping sentry drones and attempting to volley off ships before the [NC] fleet could organize.

Providence Bloc managed to score a few kills, but due to an anchoring mistake, burnt too close to the Lokis. This put the fleet in range of the Lokis' guns, causing Ishtars to quickly evaporate as the Lokis rained artillery fire on them.

Realizing the mistake, Providence Bloc quickly retreated from the field, warping to a perch above the B-WPLZ gate. However, [NC] followed it, landing on top of the fleet and quickly decimating ships left and right. 

Providence Bloc attempted to burn away and quickly docked up, losing more ships in the process. This allowed [NC] to push the Infrastructure Hub into its second reinforcement timer with no opposition.

With this, large scale hostilities in the system came to an end.

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

All told the system saw less than 300 pilots during the fight, with Time Dilation not reported as an issue. From start to end the battle lasted 15 minutes.

Providence Bloc lost 36 ships, including 18 Ishtars, for a total of 5.9 Bil ISK damage. [NC] in comparison, lost only 3 ships, 2 of which were Logistics ships, for a total of 0.5 Bil ISK damage.

There is still debate whether [NC]'s ability to pounce on Providence Bloc was due to a lucky probe hit, or their scouts bookmarking a mobile depot one of the Providence Bloc fleet members dropped. 

Regardless, many believe [NC] would have reinforced the Infrastructure Hub anyways.

How things develop in the KBP7-G system is up to anyone's guess, but the EVE Scribe will keep you posted on the developments.

1 comment:

  1. It wasn't a "lucky probe hit".

    We had eyes on your fleet the entire time and while the fleet just aligned to the XHQ gate we sent a dictor to bubble when we land so you couldn't warp out to the gate as you planned.

    We bubbled up and then hazed.