That’s Not A Falcon

Plus one.

Last weekend, my brothers-in-arms in A4D asked us if we wanted to kill a carrier.  Reluctantly, I and a few of my OUCH bros jump into bombers and of course, a Falcon and jumped through a wormhole into SOV space to catch a ratting carrier.

I was in a Crow.  My job was simple:  scout ahead from the hole to k-space, then after we get to the target system, get a secondary point on the carrier when the covops decloaks on him.

It went off flawlessly.

Scratch one Thanatos.

Heading home, I was flying the rear guard while the FC was getting a bead on a 20 man Goonswarm gang.  They had Nagas and logi.  We have BCs and some small boys, with logi and ECM support.  Our FC’s making plans to engage when a 20 man command ship fleet jumped in behind us.

Hi.  We’re with Pandemic Legion.  We’re here to help.

So we did what any smart small gang does when they are in between a 20 man Naga fleet and a 20 man Vulture fleet, both running 4 or 5 logistics ships each.

Get out of the way!

We head for safes.  The Goons head toward Empire.   PL gives pursuit, but the Goons have a good head start, so they stop, look around for a bit to see if they can find us, and then head on down the highway.

Disappointed, we start to head for home again.  We’re 1 jump from home when a straggler Naga is sighted 3 jumps ahead.

I have not flown interceptors much lately.  I tend not to fly popular ships and ‘ceptors have been very popular recently.  But I’m in one and I am not terrible flying it, and heaven knows this warp bubble immunity stuff makes inties pretty cool.  I go to warp.

The Naga is playing with a friendly dictor when I get into system.  There is a bubble up on this side, and the Naga is burning for the gate.  He jumps out.  I follow.

The other side is also bubbled, and there is a friendly inty on this side, too.  The Naga tries to burn off, but we quickly tackle him.  Our fleet is on the other side of the gate when 4 hostile interceptors land on us.

Bad timing.  For them that is.

Our fleet jumps in.

Who has the Naga?

Bren has the Naga.

Well, let’s get points on these ‘ceptors then.

I’m locking and cycling my guns on ‘ceptors as they get grabbed and popped.  The Naga pilot is coasting away from gate but he’s not going anywhere fast.   I kind of forgot how wonderful it is to be a tackler holding down the ship waiting for damage dealers to come back from their latte breaks.

A short time later, scratch one Naga, too.

I thank my fleet mates and make the 2 jumps back home.  I can’t complain at all about these these wormhole roams.   2 billion ISK destroyed in 75 minutes.

Fast paced, highly efficient.

Maybe I need to fly interceptors more often?

Minus one.