[AAR] Triglavian Stellar Fleet Destruction with EDI

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[AAR] Triglavian Stellar Fleet Destruction with EDI

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Triglavian Stellar Fleet Destruction with EDI
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Goal:
  • gorge on the Triglavian Wrecks after an assault on the Stellar Fleet Deployment Site in Triglavian Minor Victory Systems


Background

Senior Fleet Commander Aryan Aryaie of the EDENCOM Defense Initiative invited me to attend the assault on the Triglavian Dazh Liminality Locus Structure. Dozens of EDI members spent a month testing out tactics and Ship Fittings against the Triglavian Fleet defending the Stellar Fleet Deployment Site Cosmic Anomaly in Minor Triglavian Victory Systems. It was time to strike and they wanted me to report on the culmination of their efforts.

Aryan Aryaie published the goal, Ship Fittings and form-up location three days in advance on EDI Discord Channel. All Ship Fittings were eligible for EDI's Ship Replacement Program. Each capsuleer was assigned a ship before the Event. Inspired by Tolerin Escipion's passionate letter about the importance of EWAR, I chose to fly a prototype Electronic Warfare Blackbird Caldari Cruiser. :P

Form up

We connected to the EDI Discord and wrote Es in the "EDI Public" in-game Chat Channel. After everyone was invited to the Fleet, the Fleet was set to free-move and we moved ourselves to the appropriate Squads.

The Fleet Commander delegated tagging and anchoring to DPS, Logistics and EWAR Commanders. They assigned a Drone Bunny and explained what each capsuleer will be doing after taking the Acceleration Gates into the Stellar Fleet Deployment Site. Upon my request, the Fleet Commander also assigned Mattio Ohaya as my personal handler. Their responsibility was to protect me from danger, to take additional notes and to make sure I am able to dedicate a sizable portion of my time to capturing data.

The setup to take out the Triglavian Stellar Fleet Deployment Site defense Fleet is extensive. It took Aryan Aryaie and their Fleet many attempts to optimize Fleet composition, Ship Fittings, role duties and risk mitigation tactics.

Stellar Fleet Deployment Site is unique because:
  • only up to Cruiser sized vessels can squeeze through the Acceleration Gate
  • it houses the Dazh Liminality Locus Structure that halves the maximum number of locked targets

Rules, priorities and responsibilities

Tagging:
  • DPS Commander uses 1, 2, 3 to tag Cruisers, then Battlecruisers in range
  • EWAR Commander uses A, B, C to tag the most dangerous Drekavac Battlecruisers

Kill priorities:
  • pulverize any Kikimora deployed weapon systems (I was aghast when I found out I was the first capsuleer to ever describe them on the Wiki :S)
  • destroy the Dazh Koliada Industrial ship
  • atomize weapon system deploying Kikimoras
  • dismantle DPS Commander's tags 1, 2 and 3 in ascending order

Targets are jammed:
  • A by Sovereign Solette
  • B by Arin Mara :)
  • C by Damage Dealing Squad

Squads should enter and perform their duties in the following order:
  1. Bait ships - stretch out the Triglavian defense Fleet across 100km
  2. DPS and Logisticians - establish Anchor, tag, move the Fleet and fire
  3. EWAR - suppress the most powerful Battlecruisers
  4. Salvager - scoop up the Wrecks and sell the loot to hungry Jita shoppers

Standing orders:
  • Maintain Combat Communication protocols
  • EWAR capsuleers must maintain distance from Triglavian ships
  • EWAR ship must warp out to a Celestial if in danger
  • Deploy Drones only after weapon system deploying Kikimoras are atomized and the Fleet Commander gives the green light
  • Do not salvage without the Fleet Commander's permission
  • Do not shoot the Dazh Liminality Locus as it will summon a powerful Response Fleet
  • Do not shoot Suspects or Criminals

Fleet Maneuver Practice

Fleet Commander streamed over Discord and taught the Fleet how to:
  • setup the Watchlist
  • setup the Overview to see the Kikimora deployed weapon systems
  • find align Broadcasts on the Overview
  • approach, align and warp out to a Celestial
  • use the Tactical Overlay to find north
  • anchor and maintain bearing
  • manually pilot and maneuver in space
  • tag enemy ships
  • jam targets
  • armor repair other Fleet members
  • assign Drones to the Drone Bunny

Timeline

  • 16:00 - Members begin connecting to the Public EDI Discord voice channel
  • 16:10 - Fleet forms, Es go up in the "EDI Public" in-game Chat Channel
  • 16:20 - Command and Drone Bunny roles and duties are delegated
  • 16:25 - Rules, priorities and responsibilities are established
  • 16:30 - Fleet undocks for Fleet Maneuver Practice
  • 16:50 - Fleet Commander assigns a capsuleer to watch the Directional Scanners
  • 17:00 - Fleet Maneuver Practice ends
  • 17:05 - Fleet warped to the first Stellar Fleet Deployment Site in the Litiura System
  • 17:10 - Triglavian defense fleet warps off, leaving the Dazh Liminality Locus undefended
  • 17:15 - Took a 15 minute break for bio, ship repairs and beverage resupply
  • 17:30 - Undocked and set destination for the Nonni System
  • 17:35 - Acceleration Gates to the first Site in Litiura disappear
  • 17:36 - Salvager begins scooping up Wrecks unmolested by Triglavians
  • 17:40 - Warped to the second Stellar Fleet Deployment Site in the Nonni System
  • 17:55 - Triglavian defense fleet warps off, leaving the Dazh Liminality Locus undefended
  • 17:56 - "For EDENCOM! For High Sec! For the State!" appears en masse in Local Chat :D
  • 18:00 - Fleet is disbanded

Fleet Commander

  • Senior Fleet Commander Aryan Aryaie of the EDENCOM Defense Initiative
  • took suggestions from the Fleet about who should perform which role
  • delegated duties and tasks
  • reminded Fleet Members to start all sentences with their name
  • wrote detailed instructions and Fleet rules in the Message Of The Day
  • streamed the Fleet Maneuver Practice on Discord
  • encouraged Fleet Members to ask questions
  • warped the Fleet
  • did not fear being ambushed by other capsuleer Fleets in the Stellar Fleet Deployment Site
  • spelled out System and Cosmic Anomaly identifiers in English rather then phonetically
  • helped coordinate Logisticians

Fleet Members
Spoiler
Aryan Aryaie - Fleet Commander
bomberrocks - Drone Bunny
Francis Terona - DPS
Mattio Ohaya - DPS and my Handler :P
Markov Martingale - DPS
Molodaya kochrgashka - DPS Commander
Press i - DPS
Prospektor Schipplock - DPS Anchor
Vital Remains - DPS

Adnan Sohail - Logistician
Black Lycan - Logistician
Eupraxia J - Logistician
Mwadeeb2 - Logistics Commander and Anchor

Arin Mara - EWAR! :)
Sovereign Solette - EWAR Commander

Altreilea Merud - Bait Multiboxer
Kalam Merud - Bait Multiboxer
Malac Merud - Bait Multiboxer

caroua Blacksteel - Salvager
Outcomes

After completing the Stellar Fleet Deployment Site you will receive this message if you don't shoot a Triglavian ship inside the Cosmic Anomaly:
Unfortunately only the pilots in top 49 contributors are eligible for rewards.
If you were EWAR like me, you may get the worse of both world: no reward and a Standing loss with the Triglavians.

The Bait ship was only able to pull away three out of more then a dozen ships.

Both Sites were completed without any losses!

I, Arin Mara, 14th Wiki Curator of EVE University, would like to clarify that I'm not aligned with EDENCOM or EDENCOM Defense Initiative. I would gladly make a report on Events, Fleets or Expeditions organized by capsuleers allied with the Triglavian Collective (or Rogue Drones or Sleepers or Drifters! :P).
I have flown and made a report for EDI because Senior Fleet Commander Aryan Aryaie invited me more then a dozen times to attend their Fleet and always bribed me with a cushy role and a custom pre-approved SRPed Ship Fitting. :P
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