CAL/GAL Micro Battle Update – Skirmish in the Citadel

One aspect of the natural ebb and flow between two longstanding bitter enemies, is the development of new fleet comps. Rapid Withdrawal’s Svipul fleet has been a staple of theirs for a relatively long time. It is a highly effective fleet, with many wins under its belt. On the other hand, their Zealot fleet is a much more recent occurrence. Templis’s approach to fleet comps has been focused on finding working shield fleet doctrines. They have utilized the Gila for some time now, and recently deployed the Tengu. Seeking to test the new comp against a competent enemy, Templis headed over towards Rapid Withdrawal’s territory with the following composition:

11 Tengu
2 Basilisk
3 Scimitar
Crow
2 Hawks
Harpy
Kitsune
Huginn

Fortunately, Rapid Withdrawal decided to come out and fight what we fielded; twice. First with their Svipul fleet, and then with their Zealot fleet.

 

One of the zealots:
https://zkillboard.com/kill/50141641/

And their link boat:
https://zkillboard.com/kill/50141656/

The second evening Templis brought out their Gila fleet, seeking another round with Rapid Withdrawal’s Zealot fleet.

Templis:
9 Gila
4 Basilisk
Blackbird
Griffin
Lachesis

In good form, Rapid Withdrawal brought out their Zealots.

 

Loki killmail:
https://zkillboard.com/kill/50158068/

Both the new and old fleet comps worked well for Templis. It’s possible that after our recent success Rapid Withdrawal will tweak their Zealot fleet doctrine or perhaps break out something entirely new. Either way, Templis is looking forward to engaging RDRAW soon.

About Omar Jumper

Omar Jumper has been in the Caldari Militia for over two years. He is the current leader of Templis CALSF, the longest continually serving alliance in the Caldari Militia.

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7 comments

  1. Good write up of recent doctrine shifts. I’d also add that rdraw and Templis have been at it quite a while and know each other’s premium comps well. But neither side typically backs down unless numbers aren’t there. Sign of balanced pitch flush with enough ISK to escalate to faction BS’s and T3 crusiers without worrying about losses. Come join either side and you’ll love it.

  2. Glad you guys are having some fun fights. Wish Templis would come our way more often, though after the last two days I doubt we’ll see them again for a while.

    Also, you don’t need to do any testing to find the right comp to crush templis shield doctrines, pretty simple, scrams, webs, DPS, with enough tank.

    Example:
    https://zkillboard.com/kill/50317184/

    – Than

    • im trying to find fraps to write an article on that fight. any of your guys have it? our perspective wont look as good as from yours

  3. LOL. Who brings out 6 guardians for 9 zealots? Tek Stalker is truly a risk averse FC. Sheesh.

  4. @Jason glad your a fan. I would like to remind you its not easy being the face of evil to so many.

  5. funny hearing we are risk averse when we show up for every fight no matter what, even those few with little chance of victory

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