CFC Megathrons in position on the 6VDT station before the battle
Battle report link is here: API still updating
We are moments away from the shield timer for 6VDT-H, TEST's ancestral home in Fountain. After a week or so of heavy sov losses, TEST's new military director Ingen Kerr has called for an all-out defense of the system, and it seems like both sides are getting hyped for what could be the biggest fight in EVE's history.
The 6VDT station is currently caged in bubbles. Karan (TEST's staging system) local has over 1500 while 4-EP (CFC staging) at one point surpassed 2000. There are rumors that the long departed NCdot super fleet has redeployed. As of this writing, local in 6VDT has passed 3,000 pilots.
Here are Jabber speeches from each side. TEST:
I SEE IN YOUR EYES THE SAME FEAR THAT WOULD TAKE THE HEART OF OTHER ALLIANCES. A DAY WILL COME AGAIN WHEN THE COURAGE OF TEST FAILS, WHEN WE FORSAKE OUR ALLIES AND BREAK ALL NIPS AND AGREEMENTS.
BUT IT IS NOT THIS DAY.
AN HOUR OF PROPHECIES AND AHAC WRECKS WHEN THE AGE OF TEST COMES CRASHING DOWN
BUT IT IS NOT THIS DAY
THIS DAY WE FIGHT
BY ALL THAT YOU HOLD DEAR IN NULLSEC, I BID YOU, STAND. PILOTS OF TEST!
#### SENT BY BoodaBooda to Allies @ 2013-07-28 18:54:16 EVE Time ####
The foe is doing morale pings with LOTR quotes. We're not going to bother with a morale ping because we're in the system first, we have seven Baltecfleets, One AHAC fleet, Two Bomber wings, One FuckYouFleet, and yeah.
GSOL are heroes: after the work of our capfleet in destroying every single hostile tower in 6VDT, GSOL threw up 26 towers in 6VDT last night , blocking every single moon. The enemy has no safe towers: nowhere to run, nowhere to hide, and must bridge into our force.
*** This was a broadcast from the_mittani to all-all at 2013-07-28 19:02:22.099746 EVE, replies are not monitored ***
Update: 21:00 EVE - The FC characters of most of the N3ST forces have been volleyed off the grid by CFC forces. The CFC bridged into 6VDT first and orbited the station, waiting for N3ST to enter; the CFC had ~850 Megathrons across nine fleets, including two bomber fleets and an AHAC fleet. The N3ST forces are two Prophecy fleets, one AHAC fleet, and a bomber wing. The fight is presently occuring on the station grid itself.
21:07 EVE - CFC bombers led by Dabigredboat have destroyed 60+ N3ST Prophecy Fleet ships in one bombing run. The following image is from Lazarus Telraven, FC of the third CFC Megathron fleet:
21:13 EVE - A NCdot Dominix fleet led by Vince Draken is in system, but still not on the field; they are being plagued by node/disconnect problems
21:19 EVE - The CFC is primarying Legions, having cleared the hostile Damnations and other Fleet Command ships on the grid. It is unclear at this time how effective N3ST primary-calling has been.
21:26 EVE - The CFC has bridged in an eighth Megathron fleet. A scan of the wrecks on the grid shows the following losses (note: wrecks are often destroyed in fights by bombing runs)
Cruiser: 32 Frigate T2: 32 Battlecruiser: 22 Frigate: 19 Strategic Cruiser:10 Destroyer T2: 6 Destroyer:5 Battlecruiser T2: 3 Battleship: 2
CFC forces are primarily in Battleships, with N3ST forces in Cruisers, Battlecruisers and Strategic Cruisers.
21:34 EVE - Spies in N3ST fleets report that they are 'headless' after having FC ships assassinated; command and control is breaking down. N3ST is calling for cynos to bring more FCs in.
Many N3ST ships are warping out to the B17O gate into the bubbles of a CFC AHAC fleet led by Imperian.
21:40 EVE - A CFC bombing run against a TRIBE reinforcement fleet of mostly EWAR cruisers reported heavy enemy casualties. CFC Megathron fleets continue to chew through N3ST Strategic Cruisers, with Legions being the current focus.
21:46 EVE - The NCdot Dominix fleet has landed on the B170 gate and is engaging Imperian's AHAC fleet.
21:54 EVE - Local and Ships in 6VDT: https://adashboard.info/intel/dscan/view/fm3I2CaB#zg-local
21:58 EVE - The number of TEST pilots on Mumble has dropped by ~200 since the start of the battle.
22:26 EVE - Extended brawl in 10% Tidi. A TRIBE AHAC fleet is fleetwarping away from the station battlefield to extract or reposition. CFC has dropped 200 caps on the station, mostly dreadnaughts
22:46 EVE: N3ST forces on the stations are 'starbursting' away from the station and trying to get out. Spies report that N3ST fleets have recently discovered that there are no safe POS to evacuate from in 6VDT as every moon is towered by the CFC. CFC dreads have been ordered to free-fire.
Update 23:03 EVE: TEST and N3 reinforcement fleet has been told to stand down. Fight continues on the 6VDT grid; most N3ST Prophecies are down, but there are many Zealots there.
Update 23:18 EVE: A TRIBE AHAC fleet had attempted to extract from B170 gate, only to find it bubbled; they are now warping back to the 6VDT station in hopes of killing some dreadnaughts before they are themselves destroyed.
Update 23:41 EVE: TEST and TRIBE AHAC fleets have gone back onto the 6VDT station grid and are attacking the CFC capital fleet; approximately 800+ CFC Megathrons are on this grid along with 200+ capitals.
Update 00:03 EVE: TEST and TRIBE fleets have engaged a CFC dreadnaught on the 6VDT station and been bombed, losing approximately fifty Prophecies in one run. A scan of local at this time can be found here. A D-scan of the station grid can be found here.
Update 00:45 EVE: The remains of the TRIBE fleet is trying to extract to the B17O gate. CFC forces remain on the station, chewing through Zealots.
Update 00:49 EVE: The 6VDT station has been hit into armor reinforced. 905 CFC Megathrons and 147 Dreadnaughts are on the field. One CFC Naglfar was destroyed.
Update 00:52 EVE: CFC forces have declared victory, posting 'fofofo' and 'See you in NOL' in local. The CFC holds the field.
Final Update: A full battle report from the CFC perspective can be found here, from Vily, one of the Megathron FCs.