Week 45 of World War Bee once again slowed down from Week 44, with 22 total reported hostile actions. Delve and its environs were home to most of the action, although new areas of the Galaxy began to see action from the war.
[Editor’s Note: The link for INN’s cumulative battle tracker is here. INN has now hit database issues with Fleetcom.space’s tracker and will attempt to report monthly on total losses.]
There were four battles in week 45 that exceeded 20 billion ISK in cumulative losses, outside of the 1DQ1-A/T5ZI-S border skirmish battle report. All were strategic victories for the Imperium.
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, Catch, Stain, Immensea, and Esoteria).
THE NORTHERN THEATER
As in some previous weeks, the Northern theater was relatively quiet.
THE EASTERN THEATER
THE SOUTHERN THEATER
Sunday in the South, Bastion lost a Raitaru while the border skirmish battle report showed Imperium forces killed 12.9 billion ISK for 7.9 billion in losses. Monday, the border skirmish battle report showed the Imperium killed 19.5 billion ISK for 13.6 billion in losses. Tuesday, the border skirmish battle report showed that the Imperium lost 34.4 billion ISK largely because of a Nyx caught out of position, for 20.9 billion in kills. Wednesday, the border skirmish battle report showed the Imperium killed 11.4 billion ISK for 11.5 billion in losses. Thursday, the border skirmish battle report showed the Imperium killed 20.7 billion ISK for 19.3 billion in losses. Friday was a rather surprising day as PAPI forces were decimated in AUTZ by a bombing run as they attempted to make their way back into Fake Querious from 3-DMQT, losing 92.2 billion ISK for 11.1 billion in kills. During EUTZ, PAPI forces made another incursion with Feroxes, losing 19.3 billion ISK for 5.7 billion in kills. Lastly, during the Imperium’s iHub vulnerability window in USTZ, PAPI forces made a major attempt at another attack in 3-DMQT, asking European players to stay logged in and force the Imperium’s hand. While the Initiative took the worst of the fight early on, losing a fleet of Abbadons and Apocalypses. Imperium forces finally got the edge over the iHub grid and forced PAPI fleets to scatter. Eventually, PAPI attempted to force their fleets back into Fake Querious during 10% tidi, getting caught on the gate in the same manner as their AUTZ comrades. This time, however, Imperium forces achieved one of the most devastating bombing runs in EVE history, with the final battle report showing that the Imperium lost 85.1 billion ISK for 210.1 billion in kills. The border skirmish battle report showed the Imperium killed 29.3 billion ISK for 19.5 billion in losses. The Saturday border skirmish battle report showed the Imperium killed 37.3 billion ISK for 14.9 billion in losses.
ELSEWHERE IN NEW EDEN
Over week 45, PAPI-aligned forces lost an Athanor as well as two Nyxes and a Tatara. The Initiative lost three Fortizars deployed as potential staging sites for attacks into Panfam territory. Additionally, Panfam-aligned members of PAPI deployed into Shadow Cartel’s home system in Essence, while some modest Imperium forces showed up, ultimately destroying 45.2 billion ISK for 1.5 billion in losses.