Day One: ‘You are the new TEST, welcome to the new age.’
On the quiet Sunday of June 22th, a forum post from the alliance Test Alliance Please Ignore would set the fate of many in motion. Titled ‘The Die is Cast’, co-alliance executor Vily of Spartan Vanguard, announced the breaking of the non-aggression pact or NIP between Legacy Coalition and The Imperium would formally end on July 5th. Since then, the propaganda has spilled forth and slights against the other resurfaced as accusations have flown from both sides. Here is the recap of the war from both sides each day.
State of the Goonion July 4th 2020 The Mittani announces the offensive begins at 0001utc July 5th accusing TEST for bluing over 100 different alliances to ‘grind them out of the game’. Also in the announcement, after The Great War against Band of Brothers and countless northern invasions, he formally closes the chapter on 14 year grudge with Northern Coalition and Panfam and opens a new chapter with TEST Alliance Please Ignore.
Setting the Stages
At this point, the following stages is as followed:
7R5-7R, Stain - initial staging for Legacy Coalition prior to move op
Hophip, Aridia - Pandemic Family
1DQ1-A - Imperium Capital system
1GE-RI - The Initiative
FAT-6P - anchoring Legacy keepstar, onlines at 2200 Sunday 6th
Paragon Soul and Esoteria For the opening moves, several Imperium fleets set out to entosis the Imperium/Legacy border regions of Esoteria and Paragon Soul. The final report shows 626 ships and 56.1b isk lost by the Imperium to 273 ships and 19.3b lost to Legacy. Imperium created 35 timers in Paragon Soul and 6 in Esoteria. An unknown amount of structures were reinforced.
Period Basis and Paragon Soul An Imperium fleet possibly attempting to reinforce a TEST fortizar-class structure in G-M4GK. The battle reports 5.6b in losses to Legacy as the fight is dragged over the regional gate into TCAG-3. The Imperium fleet loses 1.2b and 30 ships to the 74 lost from Legacy.
Fountain and Aridia Pandemic Family engaged an Imperium fleet perhaps over a Goonswarm Fortizar-class citadel around 0100 in Hophip. The battle came out to roughly the same isk lost with Imperium losing 54 ships and 14.9b to Panfam’s 69 ships and 14.7b. Four hours later around 0500 The Initiative kills two Raitaru-class engineering complexes belonging to Irritatingly-Forward Reactive Aggressive Coalition with an Archon and Thanatos-class carrier fleet with Nightmare, Sacrileges and Kikomora support wings. The Initiative continues to harass and kill the cyno ships of the invading forces off the undock of the NPC station. At the end of the day, between Hophip, the regional gate into D4KU-5 in Fountain, the Legacy and Pandemic Family family lost 433 ships and 39.7b isk lost to the defending Imperium forces 211 ships lost 28.9b isk lost.
Daily Overall Accounting for the regions of Aridia, Esoteria, Delve, Paragon Soul, Period Basis and Stain, Legacy lost 594 ships totalling 35.9b isk to Imperium 883 ship 69.8b isk loss.