- ✔ (Positive stuff)
- Amazing fights and lots of action right at our door-step
- Patient fleet members and positive mood all around
- Plenty of learning opportunities for myself as an FC and for pilots
- Could show the fun we can have at the NSC with relatively cheap doctrines and ships that also new players can easily fly.
✘ (Negative stuff)
- Not enough time taken to debrief the fights - lot went on in that 2 1/2 hours. I hope this AAR can help people to recap what happened and provide me as an FC with some feedback
- I had difficulties calling the correct action at multiple points
- I was frustrated with one of the tackle pilots and probably showed it quite a bit through my tone. Tackle needs to use Coms and can't just write "I am out of tackle ships" in fleet after dying once, when there is plenty on contract. I would have been happy to help out with funds if that were the issue.
- Lost overview a few times on what's still on grid e.g. didn't realise missing tackle in 2nd engagement
Total lost: -416,471,515.36 ISKies
After Action Report - WALL OF TEXT
We were already slightly delayed due to some Mumble outage during the class, so I tried to speed up the forming up process. We had plenty of AAF and Faction Frigates and I had T1 Meta guns for people that could not run T2 guns on the faction frigs. A few of the Newbros joined in Atrons. We also had two dedicated tackle pilots and Magic Anninen in his fantastic Booshing and Boosting Magus and We could unfortunately not find enough logi support and opted to have B'aldrick Aivoras in a Cruor (Neuts + double web). (Someone joined with a single T1 logi a bit later without informing FC. Was difficult for that pilot to rep anything without being targeted down immediately.)
With Eugate as 2IC, Lazaren and Joilove as Tackles we undocked promptly when Raas got booshed and tackled at PC9 Top Stations. I had not fully finished fleet intro but tried to wrap up after we shoosed away Raas' agressors.
Our tackle went +1 and immediately realised some action going on between two other corps. They seemed to have engaged each other and disengaged again. Tackle managed to find them at the sun and provide us a neutral warp-in. When landing Magic in the Magus realised he can easily boosh onto an isolated Myrmidon.
We regrouped and tried to engage them once again in JH-.
Enemy fleet was a mix - Vedmak, Orthrus, Vagabond, 2xRetris and a Magus.
Our first engagement had us warp in at 20km from the Vedmak and one of our tackles managed to get one Scram on but the Vedmak still managed to burn away too fast for the Cruor (which went down pretty quickly) to get webs on or for the 2nd tackle to do another scram pass. I decided to burn away from the Vedmak and see whether we can get into boosh range. Unfortunately my anchor command seemed to have drowned a bit in the engagement and a few pilots continued burning towards the Vedmak. When they were tackled I had reached 150km but had a long trail of friendly frigates chasing me that were not yet in warp range to the engaged targets. I decided to burn out to around 180km before warping 80% of my tail towards the Vedmak. By the time we landed the Vedmak had burned away and the enemy managed to kill our tackle and a bunch of the AAFs and Faction frigates.
Malediction -36,650,472.14 ISK
Enyo -44,923,108.56 ISK
Atron -2,261,972.27 ISK
Federation Navy Comet -30,223,271.80 ISK
Imperial Navy Slicer -28,362,115.95 ISK
We disengaged and I had the feeling we could still manage to get a boosh on them if we regroup and try again. At the same time we were told that the 2nd group that was at the sun would reship and fight us. We thus had a bit of time for the dead pilots to reship. The same gang as before then jumped into PC9 and I was hoping reshipping would be done and made a snap call to warp behind them and for tackle to try to catch something on the other side. The fight went down as soon as our tackle managed to get a point on the Orthrus. Unfortunately we were still to close to the gate and I had to warp to a tactical before being able to get to the tackle. In the chaos I had not realised that 2nd tackle hadn't reshipped. Tackle went down but we still tried to warp to their wreck and catch the Orthrus (wrong decision). As soon as we landed their gang had pulled range and took us apart. We shortly burned at them and I tried to burn away when I realised that we are taking losses without having any tackle on grid. I warped fleet to a tactical but we had taken quite a few losses
Malediction -36,515,060.90 ISK
Enyo -44,310,147.57 ISK
Wolf -45,024,032.96 ISK
Enyo -42,910,839.25 ISK
Federation Navy Comet -30,092,606.70 ISK
Cruor -75,197,887.26 ISK
We decided to regroup at an Upwell structure to repair and let everyone reship. We had a few moments for reflection and hopefully people were not too frustrated after taking those losses without getting anything. It was decided to move past this gang and our scout told us they were off the gate. We warped directly through the gate and simply left them behind. One of our tackles left and was replaced by Gideon Mastracci, bringing us back to two tackles.
Our AAF gang continued its way through the pipe through Syndicate, passing the typical low-sec - null-sec systems. Our tackle managed to get on top of a lonely Garmur and a few pilots not listening to FC commands warped themselves on top of it and denied half of the fleet to get on the kill mail Nice little kill there in any case
Continuing down the pipe we ran into a small gang - 2xTyphoon, Prophecy, Oneiros and Caracal ... if memory serves me right ... not 100% sure if there was someone else on grid.
We managed to get the Typhoon to jump into us at the FD- Gate. After letting their invul timer run out they decided to burn back to the gate. Thanks to our amazing Cruor pilot the Typhoon did not make it very far. The other gang members came through to safe them. We managed to burn the Typhoon down before they reached the gate and get a tackle on the Prophecy and Oneiros. Oneiros was quite far off already so I decided to call the Prophecy #bling. We burned the Prophecy down but the other ships disengaged and by the time the Prophecy died, the others managed to jump the gate. Still happy about the outcome. I should have called for one or two people to disengagel and jump through to get tackle on the other side.
Typhoon +353,642,292.68 ISK
Prophecy +413,886,809.60 ISK
After everyone's timers were gone, we jumped through the gate to find the Caracal at 120km starting to Orbit us. Magical Magic Anninnen managed to boosh us slightly in front of them and we caught it ... bye bye poor Caracal
Caracal +39,031,089.80 ISK
On the way back we were informed that a Sabre was camping the JH- in PC9 (NSC home station). We sent a Capsule and a T1 frigate through for them to pull the bubble and engage. They finally decided to jump where the whole AAF fleet waited for them. Thanks to quick reactions we burned the Sabre down before they could jump back.
Sabre +82,296,269.48 ISK
We folded the fleet at this point.
Big shoutout to all the amazing people joining me, particularly the special role people like Magic, Laz, B'aldrick and Eugate It has been super fun!
Please provide (constructive) feedback!!