At 20:00 EVE Time on June 18, Legacy Coalition held a State of The Alliance in advance of the onlining of a Keepstar in Immensea.
Vily explained to members that while they have been moving back into the system of U-Q over the weekend from Provi, their enemies (SkillUrself and VOLTA) have moved into Y-F in Immensea. On top of this movement, they have also heard that Fraternity will be staging from either that system, or the Winter Coalition Keepstar in EIH. There is also a coordinated movement by the standard enemies of Legacy; Tri, Red Menace, Lumpy “the entirety of the East, effectively”, as well as potential support from PL and NCdot. While Vily feels that PL and NC. will not bring supers down to the region, they will provide support.
As such, he says that Legacy have to treat the threat as the threat that it is, which is a serious threat to their sovereignty in Immensea, and by extension, the rest of Legacy-held space. The forces they face are significant, and have just come out of a campaign where they used those forces to kill off the Drone Region Federation (DRF). Because of this, Legacy felt the need to deploy a Keepstar in Immensea to shore up their defensive capabilities in the area.
Legacy felt the need to do this for 3 reasons. Firstly, they wish to give a clear statement of intent in Immensea. Secondly, they want to be able to defend in Immensea without putting themselves at risk every time they have to move in and out of the area, and finally, they are going to restage the majority of the coalition to the Keepstar.
The Keepstar offers Legacy significant control of Immensea. Without the ranges from the Keepstar, they would be looking at another midpoint to be in a position to make progress against SkillUrself and allies. They would also not be in a position to support their allies in the area.
Vily stresses that there is not any choice for Legacy in this. If they do not move to Immensea, their enemies will slowly kill off allies and take sov. He says the invading forces would “carve Immensea out from under us” and would then move the border from Immensea to Impass. That is not something Legacy can allow to happen, for obvious reasons.
Therefore, Legacy will do a hard deployment to the newly-onlined Keepstar in DY-P7Q, and put a line in the sand.
Vily then moves onto broad descriptions of the war strategy. The overarching plan is to not make it a nice war for their enemies. DRF fed them a supercap kill per day for 6 months, and that makes the game a lot of fun for people.
He says Legacy will not feed them, or encourage them. They will feed them nothing but death, boredom and blueballs. If the enemies want to stay in Immensea, they can continue “enjoying” that.
The overriding principle in the war is to ruin their enemies day, to kill their shit, and to make living next door to Legacy uncomfortable.
Vily wants their members to bring Titans, Supers, Carriers, FAX, Carriers, Battleships, Dreads, Carriers, Recons and more Carriers. In case you hadn’t noticed, Legacy appear to want to use large forces of Carriers to win this campaign.
He praises their enemy for being “significantly better than PL”. While the enemy does not have the numbers or assets that PL have, the hostile FCs are more capable, and, with their supers they will create some tricky situations that Legacy will have to find a way to win against.
He expects the narrative from the enemies to be that Legacy outnumber them 10 to 1, and that this is definitely true for subcap fleets. Hopefully, Legacy will outnumber them every fight in subcaps. However, he does not think that they outnumber them in caps or supers by that much, if at all. So, it will be up to everyone in the coalition to send a message to them, and be on the ball and ready to fight.
Progodlegend then takes the floor to discuss fleet comps. He says that the key thing for Legacy will be having super tight fleet comps, because with Titans and supers, they are able to take out subcaps easily. So, the best way to fight this is to have lots of fleets with different types of ship, and lots of each type.
He expects them to be up against 100 or more titans, where XIX faced only 80 on their ill-fated move op, but based on everything he has seen them do in the past few months, he thinks Legacy have a good shot at beating them. He explains that battles come down to who is the most prepared, and the XIX welp shows what happens when you are not prepared, so they need to get in position, do everything that they have been talking about, and then they will come out on top.
Should any of you wish to listen to the direct audio, you can find it at this soundcloud. Just as a note, there is a small gap that occurs between three minute thirty second and five minute marks, supposedly due to a small issue with the TEST mumble.