War Zone Diaries- The Empire Strikes Back!
The last couple of weeks in the war zone have been mad crazy with the Amarr Militia slowly climbing out of it’s hole.
We were down to one system. ONE, out of seventy or more, and from what I read, most people thought we wouldn’t even hold that one either.
There are many reasons that the Amarr were on the brink of losing it all:
1. Out numbered. If you watched the Militia pilot counts over the last few months, you would see that the Minmatar always outnumber Amarr. By thousands.
2. Russians. Soooo many Russians who love to plex and only plex. They warp-core-stab their ships, never want to fight, hide in POS’s and say things in local like ‘it’s okay, we will plex it once you go to bed.’
3. Predator Elite. After his drama with Pinky & Fweddit, he pulled his corp out of the Amarr Militia…and began shooting them. Sure, he has blues with *some* Amarr corps, but not all, which left his minions to hunt Amarr at will. And they did, especially in Kamela on the undock. It got so bad that Kamela had fallen because they were getting picked off by Pred’s guys.
It was nearly a recipe for the Minmatar getting a medal for conquering all the systems. Sure, it’s just a medal in a game, but apparently it meant a lot to some people…myself included.
I just couldn’t tolerate the thought of it!
We had two options at that point; Move to the one remaining system, Sahtogas, by hunkering down ‘Fort Apache’ style, hoping we could hold onto the system and perhaps try to fight our way around the neighboring systems.
...or try to ninja a system elsewhere, which is easier said than done. We knew that anything nearby the star-system we lived would be impossible, so we pulled out the map and voila, we chose the last system in our war zone. We scouted the area, found a non-FW system to base out of and before I could even officially put out a corp mail about it, my guys were in that system plexing.
We moved ships, put up POS’s, got links set up, and invited our BFFs, Fire fOr Effect, to go with us, .
My hope was to take at least one system so that the Minmatar would have to split up, I wanted to take the heat off of Sahtogas as much as possible.
Taking that first system went rather well because the Minmatar hadn’t even noticed we were gone yet.
Meanwhile, our other BFFs, Fweddit, decided they didn’t want the Minmatar to get that medal either. They started a plexing campaign, splitting up the Minmater even more. FHP and his guys were able to hold Sahtogas.
Since then, more systems have fallen. We pushed the Minmatar out of Tier Four down to Tier Two.
It’s been a constant battle of wills. Keeping the systems we’ve taken offensively plexed down while striking out for more. During those first few days of our deployment I was so OCD about taking our target systems that I would actually mail the corp while at work via EVE Gate just to get an update on how much we gained or lost!
A bit obsessive perhaps but it worked out. We are at Tier Two now, at least, and…the Minmatar still don’t have that goddamned medal. 🙂
Thanks to all the Amarr Militia pilots who have gotten out there and fought for your Faction. You are awesome!