After our recent successes in FW complexes, we decided to go on another roam in our mighty Tristan and Destroyer gang. Our 3 Tristans, Catalyst and Thrasher departed from Villore towards Tama searching for targets.
After dodging a large pirate gate camp, consisting of 10 or so battleships, 5 guardians and various t3 ships including Lokis, we spotted a few war targets in an otherwise empty system. After bouncing between complexes for a while, we found a Rupture and Myrmidon that looked like they might be game for a brawl.
Not wanting to engage the Myrmidon in our smaller ships, we entered an FW complex which allowed T1 and T2 frigs and cruisers. The Tristand and Catalyst entered the plex and I sat on the warp gate with my Thrasher. After a slight delay, the Rupture landed on the acceleration gate and I punched through hoping that the Rupture would take the bait…
He did, and as soon as his ship landed he was swamped by our gang. The Rupture sent his drones after our Catalyst, who was able to tank the low damage of 5 warrior II’s. The rupture started neuting my Thrasher and attempted to apply his Turret and Missile dps as well, but as the Thrasher moves at 1km/s, his guns were unable to track and my Thrasher shrugged off the pitiful light missile dps. His shields melted, followed soon after by his armour and structure. One rupture down, no losses for us.
After scooping loot and depositing it in station, we headed further towards Tama on the look out for new targets.
After a few totally empty systems, we found a single wartarget and fellow militia member. We started to use our Directional Scanners to narrow down the war target and found him at one of the planets. After gang warping to the planet, we landed 90km away from a war target Vengeance which was engaged with a Friendly Wolf. Overheating our afterburners we zoomed towards our comrade and soon applied tackle and started to add DPS. Our Catalyst showed its worth yet again in this fight, being able to switch to long range ammo, our Catalyst started applying dps at 30km while the rest of the gang rushed into position.
After the Vengeance exploded and was podded, we recieved a little smack in local. Apparantly the Friendly Wolf was angry that we interupted his 1v1:
vickers> YOU DISHOUNERED MY 1v1
Kellyl>MUPPETS HAVE MUCH HONOUR
Some protips for him: Don’t 1v1 at a planet :S.
After scopping and depositing the loot, we resumed our journey to Tama. A hostile Dramiel was on Directional Scanner so we headed towards a small plex to fight the dramiel on our own terms. We didn’t have to wait long before the dramiel dropped ontop of us. After a slight mess up with initial tackle, the Dramiel closed enough for overheated scrams and webs to be applied. Once he was caught he died very quickly, we exchanged GF’s in local, scooped loot and headed home.
Another succesful roam, proving once again that T1 Frigs and Destroyers are very good if you apply them correctly. Target selection is king, and Factional Warfare plexes are a great tool to help with this.
Damage Done (ISK):150mil
Damage Taken (ISK): 0mil
Serpentis 1mn MWD
Gistii B-Type 1MN Afterburner
Various T2 Module.