Breaking News: PanFam centralise to SH1


At 19:00 EVE on May 26, 2019, there was a flurry of activity within PanFam controlled staging systems.

Almost 300 pilots in Pandemic Horde stager system of BWF-ZZ. 350 pilots from Pandemic Legion and Northern Coalition Dot in SH1-6P. A further 380 pilots from PL and NCDot in P3X-TN. The numbers were still climbing slowly for each. There was also more than 100 Horde pilots in the NPC system of 1DH-SX in The Imperium homeland of Delve. The reason for all of this sudden activity from PanFam – a move op.

PanFam, for reasons as yet not completely clear, had decided to consolidate their power into a single system. That system would be SH1-6P in the region of Tribute.

There are some hints as to why this has happened. The biggest one comes from Killah Bee, a Campaign Commander for PanFam. Killah Bee had stated that PanFam intended to use hit and run tactics against The Imperium forces currently invading Tribute. PanFam would strike at targets of opportunity, and retreat before a significant defense could be formed by The Imperium.

With this move there are a few questions that arise. Have the PanFam renters in the East been left to fend for themselves? Will Triumvirate and SLYCE be covering the PanFam rental empire, as payment to PanFam for the couch they have been offered?

Probably the most interesting question is, will PanFam use this as a chance to develop new talent or will it only serve to enlarge their main FC’s egos? A key difference between The Imperium and PanFam is that The Imperium are happy to take risks. We saw this in the successful deployments last year, especially in the battles of UALX-3 and X47L-Q. Those were fights that The Imperium won convincingly, and a plethora of talent had the chance to prove themselves. PanFam, however, seemed to rely on the same old names, using the same old tried and tested tactics. Unfortunately for PanFam, the meta had changed to such a degree it was no longer possible to just stomp out the threat posed by The Imperium.

No matter who the PanFam key players will be, or the tactics employed, The Imperium now has to contend with a very real risk of capital escalation in conjunction with hit and run tactics. Only time will tell if they will be up to the task. Additionally, PanFam also have a far better route to evacuate to lowsec should the need arise. This move-op, ahead of a large chunk of Infrastructure Hub timers scheduled for Australian timezones on May 27, could prove tricky to manage indeed.

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  • Chris

    “The imperium are happy to take risks” lol.

    May 28, 2019 at 1:08 AM
    • Moomin Amatin Chris

      Do you think they are not then?

      May 28, 2019 at 5:24 AM
      • This is the same group who historically refuses to take fights unless they can win in a one sided manner.
        There is nothing risky about this particular deployment. There hasn’t been anything particularly risky about any move they’ve made that I can recall. The act of committing supercaps doesn’t really count unless there was something particular about the situation, not just because supers.
        Nobody actually expects the north to win unless there’s an unexpected change of loyalty.

        May 28, 2019 at 5:41 AM
        • Moomin Amatin Chris

          Well I guess I see it differently. You see for me goons have always welcomed taking a risk. They did it while fighting BoB back in the day and ever since. Not caring about killboard stats means that you can do that sort of thing. B-R was a risk. As was UALX, X47, 9-4 or even Hakonen. When compared to PanFam I would say The Imperium welcome risk. On the other hand PanFam chased around groups they considered easy fodder.

          May 28, 2019 at 6:21 AM
          • I mean, every single one of those fights y’all outnumbered us so I’m not sure where the risk is coming from aside from anything inherent in using supercaps.
            Can’t disagree about the groups we chose to chase. Always annoyed me, but not my decision.
            Tbh as an nc member I don’t see any people who actually care about about killboards. Just people who don’t want to feed things needlessly. We’ve transferred structures to other corps to trigger y’all, and it’s worked. And why leave structures up for y’all to just kill in a war there is zero hope of winning. It’s just common sense.

            May 28, 2019 at 11:58 AM
          • Xandryll Chris

            To trigger us! That was an excellent idea and I agree that it did work. Imperium pilots will continue to trigger all of those completely not NC. structures until they’re killmails. As for risk, I have to disagree with you. The Imperium took the X47 Keepstar fight and it was not an assured victory. I thought that most things being equal, the first side to blink would lose the fight and believed that Pamfam would be the ones the blink first. I did not believe Pamfam could sustain the losses from titans firing into each other like it was a Napoleonic war. The titan numbers on each side were relatively equal. Traditional real life military doctrine states an attacking force should have a 3:1 advantage in numbers to counter balance a defensive advantage. Personally, I believe tethering and the tether bug was a very powerful advantage for the defenders. The Imperium took that fight, gambled, and won due to superior preparation and tactics. It wasn’t nearly the blood bath I believed it would be and I was shocked.

            I could go on to list the Hakonen deployment and nearly every large battle which occurred. Chris, could you tell me about the super capital numbers on each side during those fights? Then ask yourself if the roles had been reversed, would your leadership take the fight?

            May 28, 2019 at 3:53 PM
          • Moomin Amatin Chris

            “every single one of those fights y’all outnumbered us”

            If you truly believe that then nothing I say will alter your opinion.

            As for triggering us, I think you fail to understand the goon mindset when it comes to shooting structures.

            May 28, 2019 at 9:55 PM
          • J Moravia Chris

            “every single one of those fights y’all outnumbered us”

            That’s just incorrect as a matter of historical record. The Imperium was behind at least in titan numbers for the first two and a half hours of X47. It’s true that the Imperium did eventually outnumber their opponents, but at the time they took the fight and for several hours afterward the Imperium was at a numerical disadvantage.

            The more you know!

            May 28, 2019 at 11:00 PM
        • Havish Montak Chris

          The limitation on supers being able to move freely helps. Before fatigue, the CFC was outnumbered in supers and titans and hostiles could travel around new eden in 30-60 mins with their own force whilst the fight was in heavy tidi resulting in a guaranteed 100% KIA result on one side. The battle of B-R demonstrated just how this can happen.

          With fatigue in place this time contraint allows smaller super fight to erupt without the interference of 3rd parties or reinforcements from 5 regions away.

          The only reason there is no risk is that PanFam won’t undock unless they have superior forces in the local area, much in the same manner as CFC or Test or any other null sec entity could use Titans and Supers without PanFam using their superior numbers to 3rd party everyone. Unfortunately for PanFam, having forced the Imperium to move to Delve using RMT isk in the Casino War, they didn’t think that the Goons would make good on their promise of bashing everyone into the ground that accepted the funding from the Casinos. The past 2 years have been the reckoning.
          The Culture
          French Connection
          Guardians of the Galaxy (Including Darkness, Slyce and others I forget)
          Pandemic Horde (They had to move twice due to Imperium pressure)
          Other smaller entities
          Hard Knocks Huge kudos to INIT because I certainly wouldn’t have wanted to try to evict them myself willingly.

          May 28, 2019 at 9:58 AM
          • That’s a lot of words for no relevant point being made.

            May 28, 2019 at 12:00 PM
          • Havish Montak Chris

            Nah, the point is Imperium has taken risks to strike through the list at the end. Before that time there weren’t the same risks taken.

            May 28, 2019 at 2:40 PM