So, catching up form the last entry:
We hang around the Great Wildlands area for a few months still.
One of the highlights was meeting dawuu, I say highlights, but it actually involved a lot of rage.
Battle Summary for Q2FL-T, 2011-04-01 23:28 - 23:28
We were camping gates in Q2FL and Dawuu was running the pipe in a tempest looking for some action whilst having a Scimitar as backup.
He passed us once already, and we took note that he came back. The next time he passed up we planned a trap. We went 1 jump further into Great Wildlands and planted a bubble on the gate to drag him to us 80km of the gate, for when he eventually comes back.
So, we were waiting for him now, all cloaked up in stealth bombers and DPS ships, 5 minutes pass and our scout reports that Dawuu is approaching.
We out number him, we out damage him, and we have out thought him, victory will be ours.
He enters system, we hold cloak. We frantically spam D-SCAN to spot him coming in warp. He appear on D-SCAN and we hold our cloak, praying he has warped to 0 on the gate for our bubble to work.
He lands within the bubble, and the order is given to engage. 4 bombers and a sabre decloak and start laying waste to the tempest. Things are looking good, his shield are dropping quite nicely, and we are sure he is shield tanked because of the scimitar support.
He doesn’t take long for the scimitar to land and start repping the tempest. Primary is switched to that scimitar. We burn after the scimitar, and when in range we get a scam and web on it, whilst lobbing it with torpedoes. I am shocked to see how fast the scimitar is still moving towards the gate, we arnt going to be able to kill it fast enough I thought, his shield are going down, but not in quick enough/.
The scimitar deaggresses and jumps through, we quickly turn out attention back to the tempest which , a few seconds later, warps out because we were too concerned with that logistics ship.
Rage is building up at this point, but I keep it bottled up at this stage to try and get that tempest. He is still in system.
I run D-SCAN to see where he is going. I got him towards the outbound gate. I warp there and tell my fleet to wait in case he doubles back.
As soon as I enter warp, I notice that the next gate is 40+AUs away. Well outside D-SCAN range. The error I just made made me face palm. I tell my guys to run D-SCAN and find him at a moon, or customs office, maybe a belt or on the planet. I turn and warp back to my fleet and get stuck in the bubble... more face palms were involved.
Burning to 0 on the gate I am running D-SCAN and find him at the customs office. I enter warp and tell my fleet to hold until I get point.
I arrive at the customs office, he is here! This disaster of an ambush can still be saved! I full burn towards him with my micro warp drive to get point while my fleet aligns.
I am just reaching full speed, and he warps, towards the gate. I am getting a little frantic on coms at the stage and advise my fleet that he is inbound, jump in when he does and get point. I pursue course.
I land at 0 on the gate, he is here, and so is my fleet, we are holding fire. For readers that are unaware of aggression and gates, if we engaged him at this gate, we would not be allowed to jump through for about a minute because of recent aggression. And if he did not engage us, he was free to warp through at his leisure which will make him home free.
I jump through to catch him on the other side. His scimitar is at 0 ready to jump through to him. I start annoying the logistics ship, pointing it and shooting it. Eventually the tempest jumps through, “Jump, and get point” is repeated over and over by me on coms, he appears and we start the procedure over again, lock it up, and kill it.
This instance of the fight went a little differently. A few of my guys get a little too close, and within a minute we are -1 stealth bomber and -1 sabre.
At that stage I call it quits. Everyone is advised to break off and warp out.
I congratulate Dawuu on local for a good fight and wish him well.
This all happened months ago, and it still annoys me that he got away. We had a trap, more man power, and more damage, yet with bad calls on my part and with luck or skill, Dawuu managed to get away with 2 kills.
And so ends this story.