Veðr Járnleikr II

Things for the ‘Stormy’ Clusterfuck Roam are getting sorted rather quickly. Already have the hulls and all bits to fit them up in place and have fitted out a few hulls in prep. Sent out an initial message to the .FRAG Brothers to get a notion of interest and it looks like all the BC hulls could get filled up by .FRAG pilots. Will see how it goes and then look at opening it up to some Alliance mates, would be nice to have some fast tackle, maybe some logi/ecm and a dictor along. Would also love to include any Newbros we have and get them out for some Roaming experience.

Whatever the participation it’ll be a solid fun time and hopefully I’ll not totally whelp us in our first engagement.

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Fjúka Hœttr!

Virðing,
Kalam

Veðr Járnleikr

The Hurricane and the Cyclone are two of my favourite hulls in New Eden but probably two of my most under used. I’m going to fix that with a ‘Stormy’ Clusterfuck Roam… the plan will be to build and fit out around 10 hulls so it’ll take a bit to get everything sorted.

I do want as many folk as possible to fleet-up but Battlecruisers are not inexpensive so I may go with a ‘loan’ program with a whatever you can afford replacement donation if lost – we’ll see what that looks like when we get closer to undock time? I likely rip out a message in the next week or so to some of the mates and see what kind of interest there is and get some details on who can fly what and what fittings (T1/T2) they’ll need.

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Fjúka Hœttr!

Virðing,
Kalam

 

Floti Bjóða – Clusterfuck Roam II

I jumped into the FC chair again and took out my second Clusterfuck Roam last night.

I was fortunate to have Fifth running as our Scout again and on top of Scouting for the Fleet he was acting as my mentor/adviser providing encouragement and offering recommendations when asked for them. Having him there gives me some reassurance that even if I do make a utterly ludicrous decision with the Fleet (which he would let me do ~ learning lessons and all that…) there is a buffer to get the Fleet to safety if need be.

I was pleased with my overall confidence level and had no serious issues with giving clear and decisive orders. I felt that I was solid with my movement of the Fleet gate to gate through Regions and the general maneuvering of the Fleet. Where there is some experience definitely needed is with maneuvering the Fleet within a System when getting ready for an engagement or when engaged and with target selection.

A prime example of my target selection inexperience came last night – we had a Caracal, Cerberus and a Hurricane on grid with us and my call was to Primary the Cerb, thinking it was our biggest threat, with the Hurricane as our Secondary target and while we managed to get both the Caracal got away. After the engagement I asked Fifth if that was the right sequence of targets and he said it was a sound call but that he would have likely called the Caracal as Primary as it would have gone down quickly and we would have gotten the other two with spreading our points – these kind of things will come with experience.

For the duration of the almost three hour roam I had between eight to ten pilots in a mix of T1 Frigates, Intys, Dictors and T3 Dessies. We rolled through the Scalding Pass and Geminate Regions looking for targets of opportunity and we did fairly well for ourselves. We did lose a few ships but we took way more than we lost and most importantly fun was had!

I truly appreciate the CR0WZ Crew for giving me the opportunity to FC and for Fleeting up – Cheers fellas!

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Fjúka Hœttr!

Virðing,
Kalam

Floti Bjóða – Clusterfuck Roam I

With Fifth on board running as a Scout I FC’d my first Fleet last night. Took a few of the crew out for a Null-Sec roam in T1 Frigate, mainly Tristans and Breachers, we did have support from a Sabre and an Ares.

I was pleased with my confidence overall, I felt that I conveyed orders in a clear and decisive manner, kept the fleet maneuvering together and other than a few moments of direction decision hesitation I felt like the Fleet ran quite smoothly… and most importantly we didn’t lose anyone!

We did manage to get a few kills. Caught a Vexor Navy Issue coming through a gate, while scouting Fifth got attacked by a Manticore just after jumping into a system and we took advantage of his aggression timer and then on the way home we took out an ESS just because.

Am looking forward to getting another Fleet out soon, will stick with the small, cheap ships for now though – losing them isn’t such a big deal.

 

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Fjúka Hœttr!

Virðing,
Kalam