Monday, 14 January 2013

Qash So far...Pt2

Capsuleer report 20131401-1

Killboard Review:
Battleclinic rated 26,144th
Goal: (31 kills: 12 so far)

A gang was call as some neuts (one in a Machariel) entered our home system, so I jumped into a DPS (Talos). After a small chase lost them...

But as the gang was out we reviewed the intel channels looking for targets. The main problem is that as our Alliance is part of a larger coalition, where some of our reds and neuts are others blues.

But we heard that a some gate camp had been setup in the pipe, so we made our way to the area, Taranis (8), was taken down, but the others in the gate camp ran to a station which their could dock into.

There was a small gang 5 jumps away, causing issues so we engaged. As always the Intel doesn't tell the whole story but we are Drama Llama so jumped in;
Dramas (Broadsword, Ishtar, Huginn, 2x Talos, Tornado & Hound)
AAA (Curse, Rapier, Talos, 2x Canes, Sabre, 2x interceptors and a new Destroyer)

The triple A Talos(9) was called Primary but it seemed that they call one of our Talos Primary too so very quickly a Talos each down. I was then hit hard by the Curse, totally neuted out, but lucky for me AAA took on our hound first so I had time to hit back on the Curse(10) with drones which went down. I was next but I hit the Rapier(11) as hard as I could before going down, making me top damage dealer on the killmail. We lost that fight, we lost all but the Broadsword for them to only lose a Talos, Curse, Rapier and Sabre.

The next day we had a late roam in Provi, T1 cruisers, 16 of us, a Rupture(12) kill, but the roam was cut short when we ran into a 74 strong frigate fleet. I was Primary so I was back warm in station in a new clone.

To be continued...

Saturday, 12 January 2013

Qash So far...Pt1

Capsuleer report 20131101-1

Killboard Review:
Battleclinic rated 26,118th
Goal: (31 kills: 7 so far)

With a Thrasher, which I've had for ages, started a solo roam in Provi. Not much until I reached 3D-CGU jumped through the gate next to a merlin, but he warped before I could lock. So I jumped into F-YH5B, only to discover a small gang, small stuff, 2x Jags, a Dramiel and some others. I jumped back to 3D-CGU and warped off the gate, their followed, so I decided this was it. I needed to split them up with luck on my side their split the gang to cover the gates but I'd already jumped out and jumped back in from another system. Luck would have it there was a single Jag, so uncloaking we engaged each other. Now my two big mistakes. I had only EMP ammo and I forgot to overheat, this is what happens when you don't keep practicing pvp. Anyway this took too much time and one of his friends arrived in a dramiel. So one lost Thrasher :( but it was a gf.

Second roam I was in a slasher but all quiet. So I was returning when as I warped to a point off the Keberz gate in HED when there was a small fleet fight so I warped in. This resulted getting on a pod and a Scimitar kill.

To be continued...

Monday, 7 January 2013

Qash New Year Roam

Capsuleer report 20130701-1

Killboard Review:
Battleclinic rated 26,131th
Goal: (31 kills: 5 so far)

Good start, joined the first roam of the year, and back to pew pew.
It was a slow start sitting on a gate awaiting all to turn up, resulting in my Ares being bombed twice. Repaired in station first time second couldn't be bothered. As this roam was geared up for a 'Ship out, pod back'. Which it ended up for most of us!

First jump, engaged/destroyed a Sabre(1) + pod(2)

After a few jumps and a bit of maneuvering around so not to be engaged by blobs. The next kill was a Retriever(3), easy pop, with the bonus of the pilot giving me a payout on his bounty: 9K isk.

Finally a Rapier on gate, lucky our scout was on the other side of the gate where the Rapiers friend where, so after around a minute of locking each other, our FC told us to jump into the opposing gang.

Dramas (4x T1 cruisers, 4x T1/T2 Frigates and 2x Dessie/DIC)
Black Wing (Talos,Drake,Rapier,Huginn,Curse,Cynabal & Scimitar) 

Cynabal(4) was called Primary which when down fairly fast, the next call was the Curse but for some reason within my overheated scram range was the Scimitar(5), so I steamed into a tight orbit of the scimitar, scram on (so his MWD wouldn't help him and started to fire). It wasn't long before I was getting damage from the Drake who was hitting me fairly hard so I turned off my MWD which reduced the damage. I bailed once (as the Scimitar went pop) I was in structure, arrived at a safe with 26% structure, with the fire streaming from may ship (I love that affect).
The rest of the gang was still calling targets, but when most of our T1 cruisers (DPS) was out of the fight, I stayed out of range.

Dramas (Rupture, Keres, Rifter & my Ares left, losses total: 273.8Mil ISK )
Black Wing (Talos, Drake & Rapier, losses total: 804.9Mil ISK)

Techically, we lost the fight, as their stayed on the field and we lost the kill ration 6:4.
BUT the ISK damage of 804.9mil to 273.8mil was for me the story to tell. Also the aim of the Roam was to have a good fight, which it was.

Note to Self - January, goal (1 kill a day)