Detorid War Escalates. Major Capital Fight In HZFJ-M
Detorid – Recent events have escalated to a full scale conflict and whilst preliminary reports from the HZFJ-M solar system are still fragmented, they depict a fight of epic proportions with several capital losses and more than 800 pilots involved.
A capital fleet of at least 350 ships from Against All Autorities AAA, Ushra Khan, Aggression AGGRO and Atlas Alliance have clashed against a similar sized force sporting (among the others) members of Red Alliance, Pandemic Legion PL, Legion of xXDEATHXx XIX, scorched earth, Tau Ceti and Goonswarm.
Atlas and allies were trying to kill a starbase that was due out from reinforced mode. Blazin Hazin of Atlas Alliance recalls the moment the hell break loose: “we went on the starbase with our capital fleet. PL came in with their dreads at snipe range on us, XIX came in close range. As PL came in, we jumped in AAA capitals on them close range … we won capital fight, but all Atlas support and AGGRO died”.
As for the defending side, Critical Sniper of Red Alliance gave his view on the fight: “The fight started when we jumped in – via titan – on Atlas' Caps. I guess then XIX and PL came with dreads and we got counter hot drop by AAA … They had about 100 Capitals, maybe more, our side had 60 or maybe less".
Sniper went on adding: "__We held the field in the end but cap fight was lost … they destroyed 2 towers … but new ones are already stationed in the place.”
Atlas considers the battle a win, as Blazing puts it: “_we had 90 capitals on field, 70 made it out and some warped to safe distance … we lost perhaps 10 capitals or so, AAA lost 20 and I am looking at 55 hostile dread wrecks … plus we killed 2 towers_”.
XIX and Allies, however, are sure the fight was not a definitive win for Atlas. El'rac of Scorched Earth explains: “This was a major push to support our allies in Detorid and stop Atlas push to take high end moons in the area … The Fight was a success, our allies held the field.”
Detorid War is now escalating to the size of a inter-regional Conflict, but It is still too soon to guess whether this is going to be a long attrition war or rather a quick blitzkriege scenario.
Further updates will be published as soon as reports will became available.
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