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Posted - 2006.03.02 00:30:00 - [1]

My corp has its eyes on a POS that we might want to take out. It is rather lightly defended (has a few guns, webber and warp scrambler). Nothing my corp cant handle i dont think.

I've tried looking for a guide on this, and have had absolutely ZERO luck. I've heard terms like reinforced mode, etc.. But honestly really dont know much about it all. I thought we needed to target the control tower.. etc..

Can someone please explain to me the details. Also approximately how much damage the POS can take? Resistances, best way to assualt a POS (we dont have a dreadnaught). I believe the tower is a light tower. Im doing the prelimerary research.

How many BS's and how long would it take? etc.. Any very detailed guide would be awesome. Thanks.

Rote Kapelle
Posted - 2006.03.02 01:01:00 - [2]

If you don't have a dread I don't believe you can do it unless it runs completley out of ice.

Ronald shootsen
Posted - 2006.03.02 01:19:00 - [3]

Edited by: Ronald shootsen on 02/03/2006 01:22:02
Any POS can be killed with battleships, for a large POS i suggest bringing atleast 40, all tanked against the damage the POS does.. and with a plate/shield extender.

Check out which kind of damage the pos shield is most voulnerable to and make sure you do that kind of damage... remember to check for shield hardners on the POS.

Gang warp all battleships in at the same time and you may be luckey enough that not all guns target the same BS... if its a heavy fortified POS you will loose a BS. After the initial salvo.. that only happens if someone gets there first, the guns go into round robin mode, and thats usually pretty easy to tank/repair. Make sure everyone has repper drones for emergencies.

When you have shot the POS shield down to 25% the pos will enter reinforced mode, the length of the period depends on the amount of strontium in the tower, the tower will display a timer so figuring out when to come back isnt hard.

In reinforced mode anything that uses CPU on the POS goes offline. Guns will keep firing, webbers/scrams will go offline.

Come back when the tower exits reinforced mode and pwn it... game over

edit: 10 dreads will pwn ANY large POS into reinforced mode in much less than 30 minutes, and unless the pilots are compleete idiots, there will be no losses to the POS.

Robet Katrix
Infinite Improbability Inc
-Mostly Harmless-
Posted - 2006.03.02 01:21:00 - [4]

Please list exactly what type of tower it is, Caldari large. minmatar small etc.

Please list exactly what guns and scramblers it has.

POS's can sometimes be easily removed if they are not properly set up to defend themselves.

Also, if your willing to throw the tactical information out, provide what ships you can deploy against it. 10BS, 15BS etc.

Rawne Karrde
Bre-X Interstellar Shipyards
Ejectile Dysfunction
Posted - 2006.03.02 01:24:00 - [5]

Just some comments.

I don't know if its a bug or not but i've whitnessed on 3 seperate pos take downs the target pos in re-inforced mode still had everything online even the cpu modules. Don't know if its bugged or changed but either way wouldn't suprise me.

Assulting a small with bs's is quite possible. As suggested make sure you tank for the damage it does. Also if it has a webber stay out of its range and just orbit the pos. Go long range and just keep in motion that should help as well.

Deep Core Mining Inc.
Posted - 2006.03.02 18:36:00 - [6]

Edited by: Graalum on 02/03/2006 18:42:49
i have never heard of cpu using modules going offline once reinforced mode is hit, and i have never seen it happen in my expirience.

also, if you have a fair amount of ships battlecruisers are perfectly able to contribute, as well as hacs. Against small towers even well tanked af and cruisers can be viable, if people can't bring anything else, though they mihgt be better off watching the gate.

Pearl Charaxes
Mercurialis Inc.
Interstellar Alcohol Conglomerate
Posted - 2006.03.02 20:10:00 - [7]

Rawne makes an excellent point...but without dreads...I would not recommend it...will take all day, even assulting small ones.

Shaelin Corpius
The Graduates
Morsus Mihi
Posted - 2006.03.02 20:18:00 - [8]

Just remember that just because its a small pos with not too much weaponry doesn't mean u won't get ur fleet destroyed. Alot of POS owners including myself have a dreadnought/carrier fleet nearby, and love to actually use them in cases as such.

But small pos can be taken down by BS's. Done it. Just remember it will take you a while and you will take a casualty or two. And if u come at it non-prepared you will lose a large portion of your numbers and may not be able to successfully finish the job.

Any location on this said POS?

Most people with dreads like to use them when they can, and if the corp is in bad standings with them, you're likely to get some great assistance.


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