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One of our guys is friends with a really active corp who train up newbs and take them into the biggest fights they can find – it sounds pretty fun and I’m definitely going to go for a ride with them one day soon.
A few weeks ago when they found out one of our POSes was being hit they offered to come and help, I was more than happy to accept since all I was going to do was posgun as many of the ishtar blobs’ expensive faction drones as I could and then leave – the tower had paid for itself many times over and we didn’t have any guys on to defend it. Structure shit is not really our thing either.
They turned up in talwars and had a brave go at the ishtar blob but got forced off pretty quickly, regardless of the outcome I liked their style and got chatting to them and it turns out that they have been challenging high profile pvpers to 5v5 competitions just for the practice. Apparently they fought Rooks and Kings and I didn’t ask the result but presume it was pretty one sided.
So Red asked if the Tuskers would be up for doing the same and I said yes of course – anytime. Last night was the showdown and we agreed to fly t1/meta fits to balance things up a bit. We had some last minute rushes to get ammo because I suck at logistics but eventually we had 5 vexors for Hounds and 3 thorax/2 celestis for Tuskers facing off on grid.
3,2,1 Go and good luck.
First blood went to the Hounds as one of the Tuskers celestis went in too close and got hard tackled (this was my fault as I hadn’t made sure the celestis got long range ammo and it only had antimatter loaded). After that it was clear that the shield Tusker fleet could outrange the armour Hounds and so a period of drone killing followed with a lot of kiting and positioning.
It took some time for the t1 rail fit thoraxes to down drones and then slowly start working on the vexors, I cant remember the exact order of things but it was a pretty bloody close battle that went on for 40 minutes with capacitor problems for both sides and mwds on the verge of burnout. At several points I thought the Hounds might win it but some solid piloting from our guys kept them in the game and the final score stood at 5-3 Tuskers which does not reflect how close the fight was.
Everyone was pretty tired by the end but all agreed it was great fun, I have a fraps file (140Gig) of the fight with both teams comms on it and I’ll post it as soon as I can find some software to compress it (can anyone recommend an easy to use free program?).
Many thanks to both teams for turning up and having a good laugh.