Horde Supercarriers Destroyed in Geminate

Paramemetic 2018-03-18

Three supercarriers belonging to Pandemic Horde were destroyed in a staggering attack by Snuffed Out, Origin. and others in the Geminate system of 6L78-1. The battle flared up quickly, with Horde and Northern Coalition subcaps facing heavy losses against a fleet of nearly 60 dreadnoughts supported by subcapital fleets of Snuffed Out battleships and Origin. heavy assault cruisers. Horde responders continued to apply pressure to the aggressing fleets, and responded with their own fleet of capital ships.

After grinding through force auxiliaries, the first Nyx belonging to Pandemix Horde was destroyed at 0209, after approximately 15 minutes of fighting, followed shortly by another at 0212, and the third at 0214.  After that, dreadnoughts on both sides began to fall, as Horde responded with a small fleet of dreadnoughts supported by additional force auxiliaries. The battle ended with the destruction of a final Snuffed Out dreadnought at 0229. Once the guns quieted down, Pandemic Horde had lost 3 Nyx supercarriers, 15 dreadnoughts, and 8 force auxiliaries, as well as a subcapital fleet, with an ultimate value of 158 billion ISK, while the invading forces lost 42 dreadnoughts and a handful of subcapital ships, totaling only 128 billion ISK.

To all appearances, the battle started when Pandemic Horde dropped supercarriers onto a fleet of Origin. Muninns under Elo Knight. Shortly after the supercarriers arrived, however, a large force of Snuffed Out dreadnoughts showed up and went to work.  At the time of writing, it remains unclear whether the sudden escalation was an unhappy accident for Horde, or if they were merely baited on a free Muninn.

Pandemic Horde has recently relocated to the Geminate region after long residing in Pure Blind and Fade, ostensibly seeking more fruitful opportunities for ratting and mining profits. After multiple unexpected delays, including unanchoring the notorious and hotly-contended Keepstar citadel previously located in 9-4RP2, Horde has still encountered growing pains adapting to its new home. Though safely ensconced within an enclave of blue and “bluetral” borders, it is evident that Horde will still have to be vigilant in securing its new home from roaming raiders as it settles into the region formerly controlled by Drone Region Federation forces.

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  • stuartx13

    So how is this a PH loss?

    March 18, 2018 at 8:44 am
    • Kevin Headley stuartx13

      dreads, due to insurance, are easy to replace.

      super carriers, not so much. so horde lost the isk war, even though they held the field, specially when insurance came in, further lopsiding the isk loss of both sides.

      March 18, 2018 at 2:19 pm
    • General Thade stuartx13

      Say both sides lost 150 bil exact. Tho worth the same in isk value, the supers take longer to build, have more value combat wise, and are much harder to train up and replace. If a alliance sacrificed 100bil worth of dreads to kill 100bil worth of supers, it would be 100% worth it.

      March 18, 2018 at 5:39 pm
  • Kevin Headley

    “To all appearances, the battle started when Pandemic Horde dropped supercarriers onto a fleet of Origin. Muninns under Elo Knight.”

    this is wrong. Origin killed a thanatos outside our staging with the Muninns fleet. and the response fleet that formed gave chase to Origin. 1 system over we were preparing to fight Origin’s Muninn fleet (they were 100 off gate, our feroxes were holding on gate)

    and then origin dropped some high angle weapon dreads 40km off. i believe it was 1 carrier, 4-5 HAW dreads.

    the response fleet then began warping around staying 250 away from the dreads while trying to get the drop on the munnins, when the horde super carriers dropped(not sure why).

    the response fleet killed the nidhoggur, and then the super carriers began bashing the dreads.

    some dreads died, and the horde cap fleet aligned to warp out with the response fleet. when they took to warp, some were left behind, when the response fleet warped back, thats when the new dreads started arriving on grid. demolishing (as you said) the horde caps left on field.

    then both sides kept dropping more dreads.

    response fleet(the subcap fleet) began to die out here(having not brought much logi for this scale battle), but had a steady supply of reinforcements continually arriving to replace the numbers.

    and the rest is as you said

    horde didn’t expect such an escalation (and still not sure who said to drop supers…..)

    March 18, 2018 at 2:17 pm
    • paramemetic Kevin Headley

      Thanks for clarifying, these details weren’t available to us at time of writing.

      March 19, 2018 at 5:52 am
      • Condor paramemetic

        Why wait for details in a “news” story when propaganda is to be had?

        March 19, 2018 at 9:04 pm
  • Rolfski

    NC. was actually there. Still it seems to me Horde did a pretty respectable job of handling themselves. Definitely not as one-sided of a battle as your typical goon propaganda wants you to believe.

    March 18, 2018 at 7:13 pm
    • General Thade Rolfski

      Have you ever read EVEnews24?

      March 19, 2018 at 3:58 am
      • Deni'z von Meanace General Thade

        Tbh they emptied themselves even from propaganda side.

        March 19, 2018 at 4:45 am
      • Rolfski General Thade

        Yes, it’s actually worse than INN. Which only goes to show that Eve as game is in dire need of a good news site that is really neutral. This site, by design, simply isn’t. No matter how many Materralls you throw at it.

        March 20, 2018 at 1:09 am
        • General Thade Rolfski

          Matteral is now in TNT I believe lol

          March 20, 2018 at 2:25 pm
        • General Thade Rolfski

          Crossing zebras is nuetral, but they really dont produce news, and when they do it is bad and mis informed. It is mostly just annoying jintan podcast.

          March 21, 2018 at 7:30 pm
  • lostspacechimp

    Considering this was Hordes first super cap fight they did well against a well know captal fighting alliance this is just typical Goon propaganda. Great job Horde even tho you didnt come out isk positive.

    March 18, 2018 at 8:59 pm
  • Supers morghulis

    March 19, 2018 at 12:35 am