FPM vs GTS
So for this I’m going to go right back to the start. FPM placed on this world as DRNK, an alliance going for some second place blues. We started off with little boosting, Denny being the only one to boost to get his own back on an alliance he didn’t like.
GTS’s first move was against ESBN and here they created their allies with DRNK, SoCo and GODS to take them down. Fortunately for GTS ESBN were weak and they didn’t need the help of their allies to take them down. From here on out it was clear that GTS were going to win the era, since they had allied with the only other competition and they were willing to give over rank 1 to them.
Down with DRNK though, we had problems with SoCo with sniping and them pushing right on our border and not allowing us to expand. Here I had a very messy weekend that put me away from BD for a couple of days (so worth it
). Once I had got back SoCo had been dealt with.
Our next move was on GODS, since they were located right next to us and we were having major problems with them. However for this, because GTS had said they were brothers with GODs, we had asked them if we could attack GODs. GTS gave us the go ahead and DRNK started pushing their advance on GODs. Around tick 400 we had managed to push them right up to the north left island (after they were placed right next to us on the bottom left island). As we we’re going for the final attacks the fun started…
Our first deal with our new leader Denny was a tick 600 NAP with GTS, however after the new deal for letting us attack GODs was an all era NAP and we would hand victory over to them. Then on my return and watching our alliance push GODs up north I got sniped on a conquer by JudgeyWudgey. I scanned the origin op and got this:
It was then that I noticed GTS weren’t going to respect their deals made and quickly had everyone withdraw from GODs asap. As I guessed GTS moved in 119 squads right in to our open hive, a nice little backstab from them. 2 ticks after 100 spams covered the map and took out our whole network (spams placed days before the attack) so I well thought out backstab.
At this point our alliance power was 950, GTS was at 1450 power
The first jump they made they moved 119 squads 20 ticks from our hive while my lonesome 20 squads were the only things defending. Once they landed however two guys pulled back to sleep, possible the best tactic I’ve ever seen :S This left 70 squads left to push and once Denny had managed to get his squads back to the hive we were able to manage to hold off the 70 squads pushing in on our hive. Then GTS left a gate open allowing our whole alliance to get back home giving us 150 squads to push back their 70 squads back, possibly the biggest fail of a backstab I have ever seen.
The 70 squads quickly retreated and the guys who had decided to sleep (moving with an 11 eta) cleverly moved to an op placed right next to one of our gates and we managed to get our first BRs.
With these 2 armies gone in the first hours of GTS backstab we quickly regrouped and pushed them well out of our hive.
At this point *I have to give huge credit here*
we asked our subs to deal with GODs since we no longer could. Our subs moved up north and did a very good job of keeping them off our backs and in the end killing them so thank you!!!
However even after these hits we were still massively out powered. The next hit came from another sleeper leaving his army on an op:
It then became clear that we were up against a fairly inactive alliance so all we had to do was dance with them and then when they start sleeping push on them. Doing this we managed to push them right up to the border of their island. Once reaching there they picked up their activity and pushed us pretty far back.
After this it became a lot more than just picking the enemies off by sleeping and more trying to get them to split off to make their armies more manageable.
The next attack came when there strongest most active players managed to push us back to an op waiting with 8 agents on it. They suspected something and 2 of the 3 players turned, however one didn’t manage to get away and got locked down on the op. Other players came to defend and the biggest battle took place.
This was a heavy loss for both alliances however we still had a lot of range left over and 3 of their most active, stronger players were now dead. We quickly rebuilt armour and started pushing again, now with the help from our subs who had finished with GODs. GTS could see a couple hundred squads flying out in their direction and all the time they had been taking heavy losses. Once we pushed back again they had realised they had lost and BC’s started popping up saying good job, you have won fair and square.
The final suicide attack came in from those surviving members.
After this most of GTS were done Ceja, as leader, relocated next to our army giving us the easy conquer making it clear they had given up. More broadcasts came up that GTS had given up. Apologies started coming through saying the backstab was wrong and that each individual player had nothing to do with it
The final thing to do now was push on their hive and claim our victory as the new alliance FPM!!! Of course we couldn’t do this alone. Have to give special thanks to BBNG, INSs, DMD and ICE for all the help they offered. Without you guys we may not have won this war
On a side note, with all the activity and time between ticks we got a bit bored:In the end thank you GTS for backstabbing (my personal opinion). It made things very interesting and a very fun battle. I don’t think I can hold a grudge against you guys because of it Not like I can say I’ve never backstabbed xD
Also a special welcome to Svaneti, Arnold and Tweet, 3 new comers to the alliance
Arnold has proven very helpful and Tweet is in a league of his own
where has this noob be hiding?