Earlier in the day a Back To Yarr fleet had been harrasing TGA members in the area surrounding our home system. It was not a specific attack, just oportunities that opened up to them.
So when I logged on I jumped onto teamspeak to find a counter fleet getting ready to head out as a scout has reported an 8 man Back To Yarr gang 3 jumps out. Jumping into my Ferox, Morrigan, I joined up and headed for the rendevous point. Our scout kept eye's on the gang while we formed up on the gate to the system they were in.
Our FC jumped his Tengu in and started trying to scan them down. They had all just got GCC so had obviously just engaged in a fight somewhere.
Our FC scanned them down to a belt and warped in to get a tackle.
'Point' was called and in we jumped, warped to our FC and landed just as most of the BTY fleet were running away. We caught and destroyed a Hurricane but nothing else wanted to play so we headed back to Auner for a quick break and decided what we wanted to do with our now 13 man fleet.
We decided to take it out for a roam up to Amamake so the fleet formed up again and we started making our way there.
Our scout was in a Malediction, Amarr Interceptor, and jumping ahead of us. He called the fact that there was a Abbadon on the outgate of the system we were in. We were already in warp at the time so we figured we could take it out and carry on. Then our scout in the next system laid out the bomb shell.
The Abbadon was Back To Yarr and we had a fleet on the other side of the gate consisting of another Battleship, A Command Ship and 7 Battlecruisers. They had obviously not liked our ninja kill of their Hurricane earlier and decided to come back with bigger guns.
We landed on the gate and the FC fleet warped us out to a safe. One of our hurricanes and one of our Myrmidons got stuck. The Myrm decided to engage the Abbadon while the Hurrican jumped into the next system and held his cloak. When it dropped he tried burning back to the gate but the combined DPS of the BTY fleet was to much and one of our Hurricanes went splat.
I believe the Myrm went splat also by the Abbadon.
We decided to go back to Auner and ecalate this further. 3 of our boys hopped out of their Battlecruisers and into Carriers and 2 others switched to Battleships. We also called up some friends to see if they could get involved and they answered with a couple of pilots, tho i think they were to late to the show to actually shoot anything! Sorry guys =(.
I fitted a Cyno to my Ferox and was made FC for the duration of the fight.
We got one of our cloaky guys in a Falcon to see if he could find the fleet but no go, they were in system but not in space. I checked the station and all the gang were in there.
Probably going to the loo and getting a coffee.
I undocked and ordered the fleet to get to the safe spot we use for camping. My thought was to get them to bait us to a gate, take the bait and get all of thier ships to engage and then drop a the Carriers on them.
Unfortuantly word came that the BTY fleet went to the other gate and was baiting us there. I ordered one of our battleships to play bait and get them to engage.
They locked out Battleship up and engaged, thier Abbadon had jumped so he burnt back to gate and joined his friends on our side of the gate.
Once that happened I lit the cyno and continued to call primaries. As soon as the Cyno had been lit my Ferox was Primary and went down like a sack of shit. I didn't even bother asking for reps knowning it would be to late. I was in my pod and int#stead of warping out i just sat in the middle of the fight and continued to call the primaries.
First to go down was my Ferox. I didn't get on any killmails, that sucks but hey thats the price you pay for lighting a Cyno I guess.
First Primary was a Absolution. the Amarr Command Ship, it went down slowly but it did go down.
Next was the Hurricane. The same pilot the we destroyed earlier, I did that one just for the comic factor. (Please note the Sentry Gun. Not often you see that on OUR side!)
The last ship to go down was the Abbadon. He had jumped through from the other side and had been succesfully bumped a couple of times during the fight to keep him off the gate. He melted before our eye's.
The rest of the BTY gang had started to deagress and jump through into the next system. We got a couple more shots off on a Dominix but he jumped through in armor.
This all started when a small back to yarr fleet preyed on a couple of single TGA ships. It then escalated to a small fleet on fleet skirmish were we got one of their canes. They then came back with battleships and melted a Hurrican and Myrm of ours. That then escalated to Battleships, Battlecruisers , Commandships and Carriers on a gate.
Will there be another escalation in hostilities between ourselves and BTY? I hope so. This was the most fun fight I have been in for a while. Even though I was out early and was in my pod for 90% of the fight just calling primaries.
Fly Dangerous o/