Battle Report: 0SHT-A Hits the Fan


The Imperium and the coalition formerly known as PAPI scrapped again in the system of 0SHT-A in Curse. The battle in late EUTZ saw over 2000 pilots clash in a heavy TiDi brawl, with PAPI unable to make any progress on the armor timer of the Initiative’s 0SHT-A fortizar. The fight ended in a full PAPI withdrawal, which saw the Imperium save the objective and also win the ISK war, 74bn killed to 16bn lost.

The battle on Nov 11 focused on the Initiative’s fortizar in the border system of 0SHT-A in Curse. Previously the INIT staging system for the “burning of the backfield”, this system has seen a colossal number of fights over the past year. On the previous day, the Imperium took part in a choatic brawl over an Army of Mangos Fortizar, which was successfully defended against a mainly FI.RE fleet. Whilst that battle ensued, a TEST fleet travelled down to Curse to reinforce the INIT fortizar unopposed. For the armor timer, the Imperium was ready to defend.

Eagles clash in OSHT-A

Fleets of the Imperium pre-staged attempting to avoid the crushing time dilation that characterised so much of the Beeitnam War. However, with an Incursion spawning in 0SHT-A yesterday PAPI were unable to cyno directly onto the target Fortizar. Having formed a large force of Cerbs, Eagles, and Stormbringers plus support, the combined PAPI fleet warped at range and began exchanging long range fire with the defenders. As the PAPI fleets entered the system, Goon & INIT carriers undocked adding the lethal fighter damage to the fray.

The fight was largely conducted at ranges of 100km+ with both sides focusing on enemy logistics as their primary targets. The PAPI Stormbringers, having been so successful the previous evening, began their AoE damage on the fighters. Unfortunately, they soon found themselves in trouble when Dark Shines’ Eagle fleet switched primaries and made short work of the lightly armored and expensive EDENCOM ships. The battle continued for around an hour before it became clear that the Imperium had the upper hand. With insufficient damage being applied to the Fortizar, it was successfully defended and PAPI began their withdrawal.

The Imperium clear the D87E-A gate of PAPI

As the remnants of their Eagle, Cerberus and Ferox fleets made their way to the D87E-A gate, the surviving Imperium dictors cut off a large number of stragglers who were quickly dispatched. They then converged on PAPI’s escape route, trapping more before they were able to make their escape. Overall, the battle was a one-sided affair with the Imperium emerging clear victors and the 0SHT-A Fortizar remains a prominent annoyance to PAPI as the aftermath of the war continues.

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  • Rammel Kas

    I that also where this capture of TEST coms is from?

    November 12, 2021 at 7:22 AM
    • Guilford Australis Rammel Kas

      That is pure gold. The irony of PGL claiming Imperium has “the shittiest FCs in the game” when he just lost a war (and his coalition… and his space) to those FCs. It’s almost too much.

      It’s also amusing that PGL’s strategy in any fight is to amass server-crushing numbers to dogpile his opponents… and then whine that he successfully crushed the server.

      November 12, 2021 at 5:40 PM
      • Garreth Vlox Guilford Australis

        It seems the easiest way to beat progod is to simply copy his attempt at creashing the server and then slaughter him because even when the server is shitting itself, he’s still a garbage tier FC.

        November 13, 2021 at 12:48 AM
  • Guilford Australis

    PAPI: HACs

    Imperium: Capitals

    The former PAPI alliances are still cringing like a kicked puppy after M2- and refuse to put big toys on the line against an enemy that does not share their reservations. As DBRB once said, “These people are cowards and need to be taught how to fight like men.”

    November 12, 2021 at 11:49 AM
    • Garreth Vlox Guilford Australis

      They spent the last year getting the guts to play with their big toys kicked out of them. Operation Enho scared them into not using big toys in danerous ops for months, then just as they started to get their confidence back after fighting under jammers for months they get their dick slammed in the door daily for a month straight in M2-, it’s going to be a year AT LEAST before papi member groups have the guts to let Imperium FC’s near what’s LEFT of their super and titan fleet.

      November 13, 2021 at 12:57 AM