TEST Holds Firm against the CFC; Saves J5A

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Do all in all, nothing strategic happened?
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Yep, seems like they waited until the CFC actually gained something before posting a BR for the J5A timer.
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Regarding ZUE it should be noted that TEST did very well and may even have swung the system had CFC not been saved by a hero fleet of fast locking frigs / cruisers that were on deployment to counter a bomber fleet. They arrived just as TEST were beginning to break the Caracals, which allowed the Caracal fleet a chance to regroup and re-prioritise and ultimatly win the day!Props to those guys. the true unsung hereo's of the engagment
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The ZUE system was flipped before the B-D battle.
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Test held J5A, I'd call that strategically significant. Also we now know where the various Null Sec power players stand in this conflict (with Test) thus much of the mystery (as if there was ever any) is gone and now it's a question of which will break first the CFC or Tests coalition of expediency. Honestly I am pleased as this battle showed that this will be a real war rather than a boring SOV grind.
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That report makes it seem that the CFC were hopelessly outnumbered. What were the numbers please?
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Equal numbers.
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it's a CONSPIRRRACYor maybe it took them a little while to write the battle report? You guys are fucking babies about everything, seriously
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Thankyou
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it was roughtly 1000 pilots for CFC and 1000 pilots fighting the cfc. However cfc had 100 celestis and were having trouble apply large amounts of dps, once test started to kill the celestis, the cfc fleet withdrew to the station.
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Nothing is confirmed. One battle means nothing. So, don't jump to conclusion and wait until it's finally confirmed by a official person.
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To my knowledge we withdrew to the station because Black Legion were camping the undock with their whole fleet stopping our reshipping.
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I was in the CFC Caracal fleet that had been guarding the ZUE TCU for over an hour. The test Nagas and Oracles were finally killed after the CFC caracal FC ordered us to burn into them right after the Test guys were hit with void bombs. We got in ranged bubbled them and wiped them as a second CFC caracal fleet came in. As for before that the Test guy were hard to deal with and killed off our FC half a dozen times.
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Great! Shit Just got real. I had a feeling Test was going to just ballup and die. However it seems they just gained a spine with their new allies. Can't wait to see how this new turn of events effects the battlefield!
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You're a joke and know nothing, the end is nigh young one.
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Very much this. I was flying a logi in the fuckyoufleet, heard reports that TEST bombers oopsed the PL fleet when they jumped in. I dont know how accurate that is, so feel free to call me a dumbass.
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I added a line to clarify.
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indeed a clever use of words that the usual halfwit goon will see as a great victory, when in fact it was anything but.Its funny as when goons were fighting NC. and winning there was daily reports, now we get snippets, goons have spinning trained to lvl5 it seems lol
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Pleeeeeeaaaaase BRING YOUR CAP/SUPERCAP fleet into the Jaws of the CFC. I've Been waiting for years for a capital brawl this big to errupt.
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BRING US YOUR CAP FLEET!
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LOL cfc will not bring supers to the table as they know as well as any1 PL are the kings of supers and NC. are a distant second, CFC will deploy once and then fade after losing it.That sort of moral loss loses wars, they would have to be stupid to risk it.
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Goddamn you are more of a hopeless "halfwit" than the dumbest VFK beacon jumping goon
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we will see
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CAP FLEET OR GTFO!
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Gained? Where have you been in the last two years if you thought test didn't have a spine?
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Nice to see this hotting UpCFC Vs BatPhone Coalition might actually be a good war!
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Asking for our help, then getting beat up repetedly by various entities living near your NPC space. Then being total d-bags crying about not being able to fight FA, for gawd knows what reason. Then throwing a temper tantrum, trying to start a fight wtih NC, but getting cold feet. So then you decide to fight your own coalition. Where then, every other entity in eve recognizes TEST as universal D-bags and dogpiles. When we decide to take some of your cake, we steamroll TEST striking 17 systems deep into fountain the FIRST NIGHT UNCHALLENGED. Then however the EVE MORAL POLICE formed up on us for beating on the local disabled school child who's wheelchair broke down in our door way.
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"TEST Holds Firm against the CFC; Saves J5A" - Truly an ingenious use of words, cleverly masking Goon failures and subtly hinting at a great victory for them
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I was in the frigate fleet. Op failure though, we didn't get the Ibis.
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B-D BR was on the news site that shall not be named yesterday.
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Not going to be a war, they said, test would just curl up and die they said. War is on, and it is glorious.
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Hero rifter reporting in! fun fight to burn through the blobs whoring on anything i could lock and tackle the nagas trying to run.
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We won the battle, but lost th eobjective. Funny thing about EVE is that we can continue bashing an eventually it may break. Thats war and war isnt resolved in just 1 battle. It will drag on, and its too son to call a winner or loser.Besides , what matters is the fun. What is EVE without a war? Boring.Both CFC and TEST should feel proud for a nice battle wich gave fun to 2000+ players and hours without end of slow ciclying guns.
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and here i thought nullsec was dead. glad to see all the mega alliances losing skillpoints, cant reimburse those :P
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So how many Alliances in CFC? versus Testies and Friends you don't wont to realy ignore?And Fazor are doing what exactly, protecting your rear guard?
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and you will GTFO! the end is nigh young one
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Took long enough to post this.
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ALL CAPS!!
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Fazor?, What ever Razor is kinda on protection duty to protect the backspace.
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This is the reason i love CFC and and TEST no other alliance/coalition would be interested in bringing new dudes to the table, that's why CFC/TEST will never die, maybe a step back but never die.+1 to all
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Bat phone coalition? CFC, largest coalition in the game were perfectly keen on having NC. and PL on their side. Tables turned ? Chugging kool aid?
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That is completely accurate. Test's bomber FC had apparently not gotten the message that PL was joining the party to kill goons, not Test. It was unfortunate, since it was a beautiful bomb run.
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Test won the objective, and it seems to me that everybody won the battle. That was a hell of a brawl.
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Its quite interesting, as Test, give up querious and don't even try to challenge NC, despite NC, PL and the CFC kicking the sheit out of test in the "GudFights" campaign 2 weeks ago, and now Test begs, cries, and pleads with PL and NC to save their arse. Im not in either alliance/coalition and big is great for all of eve but seriously, does Test have any backbone? They shot on all of eve claiming their superiority, then ask their frenemies for help and ofcourse NC and PL jump at the chance to hit the swarm cause they are jealous of the swarms power. In summary..Test, NC, and PL have no backbone at all. Neither of them can take on the swarm alone so they partner up out of opportunity. The awesome thing is the swarm and the rest of eve knew this would happen. the rest of eve nullsec needs to coalesce together take NC and PL moons while they fight for test on the other side of the galaxy. But we all know the dinner whatever coalition are nothing more then carebears enjoying what NC, PL and the swarm allow them to hold.
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LOL never have i seen some1 spew party propaganda like this slightly retarded little scrote, please sir hush now and return to evenews24 with the rest of the slightly retarded shit posters.
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God you goons bring a coalition of how many alliances? and its test crying or begging for help?? i wonder who would win in a straight goon vs test, no help from any quarters.In all honesty the fact TEST are fighting with NC. and PL after fighting against them just last week makes me like them all the more, eve's a game and from where i stand test play it well.
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lol you are terrible, that's not what either comment was referring to and if you're to stupid to realise that then i pity you young man.
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+1 sir a great attitude to have, more fights for all
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^^This is why i love test
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I said the report not the title. Before clarification was kindly added I should add.
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Test has GUD FIGHTS friends, hopefully they don't run out of reimbursement money because if they do I don't see NC. Tribe or PL funding that wallet under the post odyssey economy. Test is chasing big sov ops around while R64's tumble like dominoes and Querious and Fountain. :: Stares at the clock on the wall ::
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Tengu has been a goon jew doctrine for several years, we literally have cyno alts in tengus.
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It is awesome. Finally after NC. petered out last fall we have something to do.
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Don't you mean Jump Drive Calibration IV dreadnouhts require a midpoint? A JDC V dread can make the jump since it is just under 11.25 light years.
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^^Despair guy in the Darkness. xD
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I was there it was epic. Killed over 4Billion ISK worth of TEST ships in a 30million ISK Caracal I brought home. Good job on all sides, but TEST is loosing the space.
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Why did it take so long for this article to come out? Mitty must be busy at E3. I'm sure he had to proof read it.
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Also, LOL at the CFC's prediction that some people would jump in/decloak before others. You guys are strategic masterminds.On a a completely unrelated note, I'm starting to think the CFC is overconfident.
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Yeah they also posted that the CFC was collapsing before the battle was even over, not going to give much merit to what they have to say
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CFC vs Partner-tuniy Coalition
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i was in the naga fleet too and holy shit you guys were there for over an hour? we just wanted to see what was up in that system. glad to hear we gave your blob a good fight.
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TEST runs too much.This war will be longer than need be but it will be a Goon/CFC win. TEST is too afraid of losing ships. The fleet I was in most of last night spent its time chasing TEST fleets...we would find them, they would run with their skirts over their heads. It is a good thing they have PL and NC. to cover their pampered asses because those TEST ladies appear to be more interested in being seen than actually putting up a fight. Fountain is becoming TEST's own little version of Aokigahara Forest....also known as suicide forest in Japan. There are no pretty trees and year-round green covering ancient lava flows, but there are plenty of TEST bodies to be found. They come and they either run or die. Next they will be begging their members to do a lot of emergency mining to try to replace all the lost ships.....wait....hold on a second......they are already are doing that.
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Read the article again friend! Nothing like an overly confident enemy. Hubris FTW, amirite? It's never come back to bite anyone in the ass, especially people as intelligent and capable as Goons.See you at the next battle!
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I would like to play chess with you.
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your welcome, had just enough time to get formed up for that myself
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Seriously dude, this fight might be the biggest war in the universe but it isn't the only one. Dinner Coalition is currently focused on pushing DD back into Stain and it's a bloody fight but a good one down there, with a shitload of timers. I guess the area surrounding Stain/Eso is one of the regions with most timers. After the coalition fought a few weeks on three fronts vs. ASH, DD, Tribe and some Test shenanigans...So get over your ego and just be the goon overlords you want everybody to believe you are. Sure guys like me would love to get into this awesome constant brawl but everybody has to fight his own wars as well.
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If you are trying to imply that you are a brilliant mind, .....not working.
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maybe its time to rejoin test.
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The TMC team are at E3. Busy times.
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I was in the bomber fleet - our two squads bombed them every time they landed on grid until everyone was out of bombs except a few guys who showed up late. Test didn't even bother warping out for the last few runs because they noticed that there were only like 3 guys bombing ... but then we all reloaded with void (because it was either that or go home) and hit them right as the frigate reinforcements showed up.
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Unclaimed is a dead alliance that actually has very very few Eve players. All of the Eve players left to start a new alliance story at 11? I guess the dust bunnys will have to hold off the russian hordes
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This war is non-sense, strategic wise. Its kind of civil war between entities, Goon-TEST, who share far more values and culture than with any other in the game, and by far. In fact, other groups are elitist PvP (PL, Nulli, NCdot etc) and wish nothing more than view the disapearance of Goon AND TEST that represent the grunt-noob friendly philosophy. For the elitists, we both should be masses of renters enslaved to them. Goon and TEST should stop this non-sense, unite and go crush theses N3-PL faggits before we weaken each other enough to the point THEY come to crush us.
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If anyone from TDS can write and wants to write for TMC, they should email staff -at- themittani -dot- com. This also goes for DD.
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JDC IV Titans? Wasn't even aware there was such a thing.(Currently training JDO V. oh god kill me.....)
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How
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You vastly underestimate the supercap force that can be arrayed against you. Fortunately for your coalition, your leaders do not, and the CFC will not drop supers on a fight if they think PL, TEST, and NCDOT are in a position to counterdrop. CFC has always been very cautious with supers, and this has been to their boon many times.
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Good to know, thanks!
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"est lost the funds to replace all of the ships lost long ago."lolhttp://i.imgur.com/oGSffNN.png
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Through the magic of television?
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I wasn't trying to be snappy, just attempting to explain why it took a bit longer than usual. When I wrote Asakai's battle report, I chugged a few cans of Red Bull, stayed up til 11am to make sure it was good and then slept for a while. I can't really do that now.
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Anyone who actually believes TEST or CFC are going to run out of funds are delusional, both of them have thick coffers with loads and loads of money.The only way it can drain so quickly if someone steals everything.
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Both sides are very confident, the ammount of times the CFC has been roaming Fountain without any opposition and the ammount of structers show without anyone trying to stop them however has given them the idea TEST is not up for a fight,Luckily the J5A/B-D fight of this article showed otherwise.If this had continued eventually the CFC would have quit the war out of boredom.
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So does every major fight in fountain happen actually in cloud ring because only side wanting to actually play this game and fight is test & co?
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I was in one of the logi fleets for CFC, gotta say it was a helluva good time :) Hero stuff.
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'And as for PL not having a backbone? They have crushed the backbone of more alliances than I can type out here.'Like SOLAR? Oh wait ...Please do name some of the alliances PL crushed ... I am new here.
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'You vastly underestimate the supercap force that can be arrayed against you. ' :) Keep telling yourself that ...
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cock^^
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Then maybe you should be quiet child, PL have been bossing null for years, its its no secret that the side they back normally goes on to win, -A- and IT just to name two power houses they have had a hand in the downfall of.
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How are the Test-NC-PL going to split up the R64's ?
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Dood I don't know what you're smoking but give me some. It was an op success for test et al. Not a CFC spin machine victory. And we have plenty of funds for srp. You guys are getting your asses handed to you because, as predicted, everyone hates goons and they are coming out of the wood work to help. Just last night you guys hauled ass as we destroyed your dreads. I have four dread kms from last nights altercation. And then you guys pinged not to log in after the crash. I think you have been drinking the koolaid too much.
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Oh I see, its not the CFC fighting. Its only gsf. Well I am sure the rest of your coalition might think differently. Test has many friends and not despised like goons. Can't wait till this is over and we hear all those tears from gsf. Its already starting....lol.
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And last night killed about twelve billion in gsf dreads and drove my BS home. Good job and test lost no space.
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As soon as they get out of our space and send their invasion fleet home.
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Not to mention that there was a huge overview bug that made things worse.
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Just wait til you're training JDCV. The pain is SOOOOOOO high
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Goons shot first
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Uh friend, I have seen goons leave the field every time. Hell we even chased them to the station. Fact check before you post idiotic comments
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So you're saying they'd burn a remap to replace the lost SP? Seems an even bigger waste than the 6 months or so of SP they lost in this fight. (6 months is an estimate I've heard bandied around - c/d more accurate figure if poss)
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Into thirds. Happy now?
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Now that HBC has imploded ,im just wondering how long till we see the CFC go the same way.Soon i hope.These big colitions stfled PVP in null ,and made it as boring as hell.They also stopped other smaller alliances being able to have SOV..Now the only one left is the CFC,and as we all know lone massive empires soon get taken down by everyone else.Ala BOB .Already NC ,BL and PL are fighting on TESTS side how long till others join in taking the GOON empire down??

In the first major engagement of the Fountain campaign, TEST Alliance, with assistance from Pandemic Legion, Black Legion, Northern Coalition., The Retirement Club, Nuli Secunda, and Tribal Band, held off the Goonswarm-led Clusterfuck Coalition and saved the J5A-IX system.  

The system of J5A-IX is right next door to B-DBYQ, the CFC staging system. There is, however, a regional gate between the two. (B-D is in Cloud Ring.) The gulf between J5A and B-D is just over eleven light years. Consequently, Jump Drive Calibration IV dreadnoughts and titans need a midpoint to transit the distance. This would be an important factor in the battle to come.

J5A is not a station system, and as such, when the Infrastructure Hub comes out of its final timer, sovereignty can be flipped. This would have made it the first system lost by TEST in this campaign). GSF Recon pilots were ever-watchful of Karan, TEST's staging system in Aridia lowsec, and informed the CFC FCs of their fleet comps. These fleet commanders were also aware that TEST would not be alone in this fight.  

The CFC formed up over a thousand pilots for the battle, relying on their main doctrines of Tengus and Tempest Fleet Issues, with Caracals and electronic warfare ships in support. TEST returned to its old standby of Rokhs and Navy Apocalypses. Their allies brought along AHACs and a Dominix blob with heavy bomber support, with their fleets also numbering around a thousand. The CFC was also concerned about NC. and PL’s large supercapital fleets.

Both sides formed up at roughly the same time, but due to the CFC’s forming system being one jump away from the target system, the CFC forces entered system first. Time dilation commenced upon the arrival of CFC fleets in system, and went to maximum when the TEST and allied fleets appeared as well.

The CFC FCs quickly concluded that an engagement versus TEST and friends with equal numbers of subcaps - while under the Sword of Damocles that is the PL supercapital fleet - was stupid, and withdrew their forces to the safety of B-D. They used hictors and dictors to place drag bubbles on the gate, allowing the CFC fleets time to withdraw and get set up. Shortly thereafter, TEST (and friends) jumped in. The fight commenced.

At the beginning of the battle, the CFC used their positional advantage to kill command ships. They were able to kill a good number of them before the TEST & friends fleets were able to maneuver into their own optimal range. At this point, the fight turned into a slugfest. DPS ships of all kinds poured fire into each other, and the logistics struggled to keep up.  

The battle crawled along, never exiting maximum TiDi. Eventually, the fight moved to the station, where the fleets brawled again. At this point, the CFC undocked a small number of capitals - blap dreads and boot carriers - to counterattack.  

Following losses on the station, TEST et al withdrew.  The I-Hub was repped by TEST, but then reinforced by the CFC all over again.  There are plenty of timers still ticking down in Fountain, with a few coming out in US Prime.  Expect more fights of this size as the war heats up.

In a more general war update, the MWM system of ZUE-NS was finally taken by the CFC on their fourth attempt.  After losing three TCUs to TEST fleets, the CFC Skyteam ordered a continious guard on the TCU, resuling in a last minute battle to save the TCU by CFC skirmish commanders in Caracals v. TEST Oracles.

Battle Report for B-D

Sophia 'Alizabeth' S.
Writer. Twitter: @AlizabethVea