Last night was not a good night.
I started the fleet off in our traditional Tristans and Navitas, a decent comp for any Novice complex fighting, when we stumbled across a Mercenary Coalition Navy Comet fleet. We setup in a plex and allowed them to come to us, but their numbers and sheer firepower burned through our reps before we could kill more than a couple.
We regrouped into Algos and Navitas fleet, the thought being the bigger buffer and DPS would give us the chance to whittle them down faster, but they left the area. However we came across a neutral/pirate cruiser fleet that we decided to engage. I made a couple unforced errors in commanding the fleet, taking gate guns and not primarying one of the two Augurors, and we were forced to disengage with bloody noses and only a single Blackbird in exchange.
I tried to reship us into crusiers to engage again but our cruiser stockpile was too many jumps away so we decided to try Algoses again with a couple more pilots and a resolution to correct the mistakes of last fight. We found them at the sun one system over and engaged, but this time they had three Tech 1 logistics cruisers and we were just short of the damage required to break them.
We were closer to home in Fliet this time so we swooped down the pipe to there and reshipped into cruisers, Vexors and Exeqs. For sure this time we had the firepower required to win this fight! We raced back towards the enemy and were surprised to find them racing towards us! But they went right past us (although we did make one Augoror pay).
Turns out they were running from a SniggWaffe cruiser fleet which was bigger than their fleet. As they warped in on us I make a snap decision to take the fight and we tried to break their logi but it was to no avail, we took some losses and extracted the rest to home.
Four fight attempts, four lost fights. Not my best night.
At least it was not boring.