2-2EWC, 0145 – The cold war in Cache is heating up as Legacy and PanFam forces clashed over the potential destruction of an Astrahus class citadel. The timer came out at approximately 0126 with attacking forces waiting until the timer was nearly done to engage. On the defender’s side, approximately 284 members were present from the PanFam coalition, consisting of Muninn, Eagle and Cerberus fleets from Northern Coalition/Pandemic Legion, Pandemic Horde, and NullSechnaya Sholupen respectively. Attacking fleets brought Megathron/Apocalypse battleships, Eagles, and Muninns from Test Alliance Please Ignore, Evictus, and the Legacy Voltron fleets respectively.
The Test battleship fleet was the first to warp in, using the location of a hostile interdictor probed down by the fleet commander to get a proper angle on the citadel, avoiding a defensive wall of interdiction probes. Fighting began with this battleship fleet losing all of its logistics support, rendering the battleships relatively helpless to defend from an onslaught on all sides. Due to a connection issue, the Muninn fleet from Northern Coalition veered into an intercept path that was not corrected, resulting in the destruction of its logistics wing while other allied forces used their long range to shoot battleships from afar.
The resulting destruction ended in more than 200 ships destroyed and a butcher’s bill of 37.2 billion ISK favoring the defenders and the Astrahus was fully repaired. Soon after defending forces extracted, the Astrahus was reinforced again. As fights continue to break out in this region, we expect this system will still be hotly contested.