Fyrsta Reiði

Each race has one – The T1 Tackle Frigate. We’ve got the Executioner for Amarr, the Condor for Caldari, the Atron for Gallente and the Slasher for Minmatar. Each hull has an identical Role Bonus with an 80% reduction in Propulsion Jamming systems activation cost and then individual bonuses towards their specific weapon systems,

Amarr Executioner Frigate bonuses (per skill level):
♦ 10% reduction in Small Energy Turret activation cost
♦ 5% bonus to Small Energy Turret damage

Caldari Condor Frigate bonuses (per skill level):
♦ 10% bonus to kinetic Light Missile and Rocket damage

Gallente Atron Frigate bonuses (per skill level):
♦ 10% bonus to Small Hybrid Turret falloff
♦ 5% bonus to Small Hybrid Turret damage

Minmatar Slasher Frigate skill bonus per level:
♦ 5% bonus to Small Projectile Turret damage
♦ 7.5% bonus to Small Projectile Turret tracking speed

Truthfully the DPS on these hulls, even with maxed out skills and fully fitted with T2 mods, is fairly anemic… but in saying that they are not there to kill the target, they are there to hold the target on grid long enough for the big DPS ships to engage. The school of thought I’ve been taught to follow is to use what DPS they do have to clear off some drones if possible.

There are a few typical fits for each hull, you can see them on their UniWiki pages linked above, but I enjoy outside of the box thinking and after seeing a post on http://www.reddit.com/r/fittings/ will be giving this Atron a try:

[Atron, Dual Prop Hull Tank]
Small Ancillary Armor Repairer, Nanite Repair Paste
Damage Control II
Micro Auxiliary Power Core I

5MN Y-T8 Compact Microwarpdrive
1MN Afterburner II
J5b Phased Prototype Warp Scrambler I

E5 Prototype Energy Vampire
150mm Light AutoCannon II, Republic Fleet EMP S
150mm Light AutoCannon II, Republic Fleet EMP S
150mm Light AutoCannon II, Republic Fleet EMP S

Small Transverse Bulkhead I
Small Transverse Bulkhead I
Small Transverse Bulkhead I

Atron - Dual Prop Hull Tank

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Fjúka Hœttr!

Virðing,
Kalam

Bý Gnótt

I’ve been playing around with designing a Fleet Doctrine with some T1 Frigates – I’m thinking that this may be the kind of Fleet that I’ll take out for my first foray into the FC role. I’m naming it the “Killer Wasp Fleet”.

The ships are inexpensive, so not a huge hit to the wallet for any pilot, and with some numbers in the Fleet they would be effective, possibly pretty devastating with enough numbers. The DPS focused Rifter is kicking out 150+ dps (albeit with zero tank), pretty decent for a T1 Frig.

At my skill levels all the fits are cap stable and they’re quick. It would be easy enough to Meta 4 the guns, etc… for those without the appropriate T2 skills.

Here are the fittings I’ve been messing around with…

[Slasher, Killer Wasp Fleet – Tackle]
Nanofiber Internal Structure II
Nanofiber Internal Structure II

Limited 1MN Microwarpdrive I
Medium Azeotropic Ward Salubrity I
Warp Disruptor II
X5 Prototype Engine Enervator

125mm Gatling AutoCannon II, Republic Fleet Phased Plasma S
125mm Gatling AutoCannon II, Republic Fleet Phased Plasma S
125mm Gatling AutoCannon II, Republic Fleet Phased Plasma S
[empty high slot]

Small Anti-EM Screen Reinforcer I
Small Core Defense Field Extender I
Small Core Defense Field Extender I

Slasher - Killer Wasp Fleet - Tackle

[Rifter, Killer Wasp Fleet – Scram]
Damage Control II
Nanofiber Internal Structure II
Nanofiber Internal Structure II

Limited 1MN Microwarpdrive I
Warp Scrambler II
Medium F-S9 Regolith Shield Induction

Rocket Launcher II, Caldari Navy Scourge Rocket
125mm Gatling AutoCannon II, Republic Fleet Phased Plasma S
125mm Gatling AutoCannon II, Republic Fleet Phased Plasma S
125mm Gatling AutoCannon II, Republic Fleet Phased Plasma S

Small Core Defense Field Extender I
Small Core Defense Field Extender I
Small Projectile Burst Aerator I

Rifter - Killer Wasp Fleet - Scram

[Rifter, Killer Wasp Fleet – Web]
Damage Control II
Nanofiber Internal Structure II
Nanofiber Internal Structure II

Limited 1MN Microwarpdrive I
Stasis Webifier II
Medium F-S9 Regolith Shield Induction

Rocket Launcher II, Caldari Navy Scourge Rocket
125mm Gatling AutoCannon II, Republic Fleet Phased Plasma S
125mm Gatling AutoCannon II, Republic Fleet Phased Plasma S
125mm Gatling AutoCannon II, Republic Fleet Phased Plasma S

Small Core Defense Field Extender I
Small Core Defense Field Extender I
Small Projectile Burst Aerator I

Rifter - Killer Wasp Fleet - Web

[Rifter, Killer Wasp Fleet – DPS]
Gyrostabilizer II
Gyrostabilizer II
Gyrostabilizer II

Limited 1MN Microwarpdrive I
[empty med slot]
[empty med slot]

Rocket Launcher II, Caldari Navy Scourge Rocket
200mm AutoCannon II, Republic Fleet Phased Plasma S
200mm AutoCannon II, Republic Fleet Phased Plasma S
200mm AutoCannon II, Republic Fleet Phased Plasma S

Small Projectile Burst Aerator I
[empty rig slot]
Small Projectile Burst Aerator I

Rifter - Killer Wasp Fleet - DPS

I may even try to pre-plan something and just fit and hand out all the ships for the op, that may bring in more numbers – we’ll see how this goes?

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Fjúka Hœttr!

Virðing,
Kalam

Gjálfrmarr – [Slasher, Gliding Possum]

A version of Gliding Possum is one of the first ships the RL Brother recommended I start flying when I expressed interest in piloting Interceptors. I still fly her to this day, she’s a fast fun boat to cruise around during High-Sec and Low-Sec roams and she’s fairly inexpensive so not terrible to replace if she gets blown up. This is her current fit.

[Slasher, Gliding Possum]
Nanofiber Internal Structure II
Inertial Stabilizers II

Limited 1MN Microwarpdrive I
Medium Azeotropic Ward Salubrity I
J5 Prototype Warp Disruptor I
X5 Prototype Engine Enervator

125mm Gatling AutoCannon II, EMP S
125mm Gatling AutoCannon II, EMP S
125mm Gatling AutoCannon II, EMP S
[empty high slot]

Small Anti-EM Screen Reinforcer I
Small Core Defense Field Extender I
Small Core Defense Field Extender I

Slasher - Gliding Possum

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Fjúka Hœttr!

Virðing,
Kalam

Banahǫgg Spá – 2015-01-05 | 04:43 & 04:45

Operation Banahǫgg Spá After Action Report
2015-01-05 | 04:43 & 04:45

 

Overview, Goals and Objectives:

  • For a few days in a row each time I’ve visited Resbroko there has not been an Amarr Novice Outpost in System but it was up last night.
  • After entering the system I made my way to my off grid perch within D-scan range of the Outpost and took a look.
  • The system was even less busy than the last time I got a fight here, maybe 5-10 in local but there was two ships on D-Scan at the Outpost – a Rifter and a Slasher – ideal!

Analysis of outcomes:

  • I went for it, warped to zero on the Outpost and activated the gate immediately upon coming out of warp.
  • Webster Zeus was sitting off the gate in his Slasher so that meant the Rifter was waiting for me inside.
  • Came out of warp into the Outpost and there was Lily Egivand in the Rifter, who looked to be salvaging wrecks?
  • I fired up my prop mod, hit approach and started targeting. As soon as I got into range I triggered everything – Warp Scram, Stasis Webifier, AutoCannons, Rocket Launcher – and got a tight orbit.
  • Lily got in some shots, had me down to about 50% shield, but his Rifter was not fit very well and went down hard.
  • Right after Lily’s Rifter blew in came Mr.Zeus. I was a little worried about getting into optimal on his Slasher as they are pretty quick but the range was excellent when he came in and once I got the Scram and Web on him it was fully under control.
  • Webster went right after me and with my shield already haven taken a beating got me into armor quickly but I’ve got this Rifter armor tanked with a Small Armor Repairer II for backup so was not too worried.
  • In the end my DPS was too much for him and his Slasher and it crumpled.

Conclusion/Summary and Post Action Thoughts:

  • I looted the wrecks and then warped back to my perch to rep up my armor and let my shields recharge.
  • GF’s were thrown up in local while I was waiting out the armor rep and shield recharge.
  • I am pleased with the engagements.
  • My Rifter survived two decent 1v1 fights and I got some good practice out of the experience.
  • While I was waiting out my repairs two more ships showed up on D-scan, a Caldari Navy Hookbill and a Kestrel, both missle/rocket boats.
  • Neither are super match-ups for the Rifter but they are do-able if I could get close, stay close, overheat the guns and not orbit… but after my two ‘wins’ I wanted to end my visit to Resbroko on a high so headed back to Hek.

 

Thanks for the fun Resbroko pilots – see you again soon!

 

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Fjúka Hœttr!

Virðing,
Kalam