Week 28 of World War Bee picked up from a quieter week 27, with 29 fights and 39 total hostile actions. Delve and Catch were very busy with a number of big fights, although Querious and others saw fights.
INN’s Cumulative theater tracker remains broken due to some database issues, but the battle report can be found here. Across New Eden, since July 1, the ISK split is now 53.98% to 46.02% in favor of the Imperium, another increase in favor of the Imperium in (potentially a 7th straight week). While the battle report’s calculation for PAPI forces has broken, INN has hand-calculated their losses, and all belligerents have now lost 115.2 trillion ISK, an increase of 5.1 trillion since week 26. 675,900 ships have been destroyed, an increase of 45,900 since week 26. The average ship lost cost 170.4 million ISK, a reduction of 4.6 million ISK. The real world cost of the war is no less than 1,714,000 USD/1,285,000 GBP/1,440,000 EUR.
There were nine battles in week 28 that exceeded 20 billion ISK in total losses, excluding the border skirmish battle report of 1DQ1-A/T5ZI-S and the M2-XFE hellcamp. Six of the battles were strategic wins for the Imperium, one battle was a draw, and two were strategic wins for the PAPI coalition.
The three major theaters are the North (Fountain and the border with Aridia and Cloud Ring as well as western Delve), the South (the rest of Delve, Querious, and Period Basis), and the East (Paragon Soul, Stain, and Esoteria).
THE NORTHERN THEATER
The North had continued disparate raids and small group battles. The bulk of the action was relegated to the M2-XFE hellcamp as the Imperium continued to lay siege to hundreds of PAPI titans believed to be trapped on-grid, logged-off.
Sunday’s hell camp was action packed as a TEST titan attempted to escape, but was caught. The Imperium killed 102 billion ISK for 3.1 billion in losses. Monday saw the hellcamp kill 13.3 billion ISK for 6.1 billion in losses. Tuesday saw a number of PAPI capitals sacrifice themselves in a break-out attempt, with the Imperium killing 38.4 billion ISK for 1.6 billion in losses. Wednesday’s hellcamp saw another handful of PAPI capitals attempt to evacuate, where PAPI lost 33.5 billion ISK for 6.3 billion ISK killed. Thursday, a Legacy titan attempted to jump out but was killed by the camp, which destroyed 87.5 billion ISK in PAPI assets for 2.6 billion ISK lost. Friday was a much quieter day as the Imperium destroyed a TEST Azbel, anchored to create a safe warp spot for PAPI assets. As a result, the Imperium killed 13.7 billion for 3.9 billion lost. Saturday was the most exciting day as the Imperium killed a Fraternity Azbel anchored for the same purpose, ahead of yet another break-out attempt by PAPI forces. When the dust settled, the Imperium destroyed 60.5 billion ISK for 44 billion in losses.
THE EASTERN THEATER
Monday in the East saw Tactical Supremacy kill a TEST Fortizar in Catch, then continued on with a dreadbomb to kill a Legacy Azbel in Catch as well. Tuesday saw an Imperium HAC fleet take losses in the teeth in Catch, losing 13.3 billion for 4.2 billion ISK killed. The Bastion also killed a TEST Fortizar in Esoteria. Wednesday, a Legacy Muninn fleet showed up to defend a Fortizar in Catch, but The Initiative and some third-party allies ended up killing the Fortizar for a total 32.5 billion ISK for 9.3 billion in losses.
Thursday, the Initiative continued their destruction in Catch, killing 4.5 billion of a Muninn fleet for 1.2 billion in losses. Later that day, Dreadbomb and The Initiative, with other third-party allies showed up to kill another Brave Fortizar in Catch, as well as 34.2 billion ISK in total assets for 11.7 billion in losses. Friday, Red Alliance and the Stain Russians used Tornados to try and defend an Astrahus, which they lost, but they killed 7.8 billion ISK for 3.4 billion in losses.
THE SOUTHERN THEATER
Sunday began the week with a bang as the Imperium laid siege to the LSC-4P constellation in Delve, destroying the TEST iHub over the UEXO-Z Keepstar in a fight that saw capitals dropped to capture entosis nodes. When the dust cleared, the Imperium had spent 59.6 billion ISK to retake the iHub and kill 39.2 billion of PAPI assets. A little while later, the Imperium then retook the 23G-XC iHub. Some time later, a TEST group killed a Goon Fortizar in Period Basis. One of the big catches of the day was an Army of Mango Alliance Avatar trapped as it tried to gate into Delve from Querious.
The Imperium tried to clear one of the last iHubs off of its Doom Clock by contesting the 1-SMEB Keepstar iHub. The Imperium deployed FAX hackers to challenge the entosis command nodes, but PAPI forces were able to destroy enough of the big entosis ships to disrupt the Imperium attempt. After everything was said and done, the Imperium lost 154.2 billion ISK for 116.2 billion killed and NC. successfully saved their iHub. The border battle report showed the Imperium lost 28.3 billion ISK for 15 billion in kills.
Monday began with the Imperium retaking the BX-VEX Keepstar iHub in Fake Querious and continued with another batch of Legacy iHubs being cleared in other parts of Querious (see above). The day continued with the Imperium destroying a Faction POS in the former Helm’s Deep area of Delve, which TEST and PAPI were using to harass Imperium infrastructure with black ops fleets. The Imperium ultimately killed 2.1 billion ISK for 1.5 billion in losses. The border skirmish battle report saw the Imperium lose 13.2 billion ISK for 10.5 billion in kills. Tuesday was a quiet day in Delve but saw the Imperium make another attempt to reinforce the T5ZI-S iHub as the two sides exchanged body blows. The eventual battle report saw the Imperium kill 78.6 billion ISK for 101.6 billion in losses.
Wednesday was also a bit slow as TEST fended off a small iHub hacking gang from the Imperium, killing 1.6 billion for 666.2 million in losses. A Goon Hel later jumped to a bait cyno beacon in AJI-MA. The border skirmish battle report showed the Imperium killing 17 billion ISK for 12.8 billion in losses. Thursday was a bit spicier as PAPI forces formed big to fight over a number of iHubs in the SPNZ-Z constellation, including the FM-JK5 iHub where the Imperium spent 57.1 billion ISK to save the iHub and kill 29.2 billion. The border skirmish battle report was the closest of the week with the Imperium losing 12.2 billion ISK and killing 11 billion.
Friday saw Pandemic Horde lose an Azbel anchored in E3OI-U to provide shelter for PAPI forces making inroads into the former Helm’s Deep. The border skirmish battle report showed the Imperium losing 17.1 billion ISK for 12.8 billion killed. Saturday saw the Imperium attempt to online a handful of Astrahuses in the face of PAPI HACs, taking losses to the Imperium’s Ceberuses but the citadels go live. The battle report finished with the Imperium losing 33.7 billion ISK and killing 16.2 billion. Later in the day, the Imperium defeated the PAPI attempt attempt to retake the D-W7F0 iHub in Delve, two jumps from 1DQ1-A and a Keepstar system. After the two hour fight wound down and a savage bombing run by EVE-RO, the Imperium saved the iHub and killed 41.4 billion ISK for 18.2 billion in losses. Action for the week came to a close in the South the Imperium killing a black ops fleet just outside of 1DQ1-A, destroying 3.1 billion ISK for 339.8 million in losses. The final border skirmish battle report of the week saw the Imperium lose 19.2 billion ISK for 9.5 billion killed.
ELSEWHERE IN NEW EDEN
Sunday, the week began with Snuffed Out and others dropped on a group of Pandemic Horde capitals and Machariels in Placid, killing 49.1 billion ISK for 1.1 billion in losses. Saturday, an Initiative gang successfully bombed a Legacy Cerberus fleet as it tried to move through Curse, killing 40.4 billion ISK for 3.5 billion in losses.