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In order to take advantage of HYDRA tactics, a fleet needs to be organized and disciplined. This seminar describes the basic organization, duties and responsibilities of fleet pilots. The seminar will also demonstrate the discipline, and in particular communications discipline, vital to an effective fleet. Possibly the most important element of an AGONY Fleet is leadership. While every pilot can be a leader, only one can be the Fleet Commander (FC) focussing the combat power of an AGONY Fleet on the enemy.

The two main goals of this seminar is to teach the basics of being both an effective team member/FC as well as encouraging pilots to become active FCs. The discussion topics include AGONY Fleet standard operating procedures, preparing to lead a fleet, deployment of scouts/skirmishers and basic tactics. A one hour theory and discussion is followed by attendees participating in a gang taking turns leading their team through hostile space.

1. Preparing to Lead a Fleet

2. Fleet Operations and Communication

3. The Fight

4. The Follow Up





For purposes of this class, there are are no required skills. You can FC in a rookie ship if you wanted to! However, as this class uses a small frigate gang for the practical exercises, you should be able to fly a frigate of your choice.

Of course, there are many skills that can help you as an FC. The following is just a small sampling:

  • Evasive Maneuvering 5
  • Navigation 5
  • Leadership 5
  • Skirmish, Armour, Siege and Information Warfare to 3 at a minimum
  • Warp Drive Operation 5


It will be assumed by the instructor that all of the following preparation has been done prior to the start of the course. The instructor will assume you have read all articles and wont rehash them completely. Furthermore, the instructor will not make the entire class wait if you are not present or don't have your headset working.

  1. Study the Agony Empire Rules of Engagement
  2. Read all articles indexed below.
  3. Buy and fit at least 2 ships. Candidates are welcome to use any T1/T2 frigates they are willing to risk in 0.0 under the command of a new FC.
  4. Come on Ventrilo before the course to verify that your microphone and headset are working. You must be able to listen and speak on Ventrilo in order to participate.
  5. Print maps as directed in the instructor's post.

Required Reading

The following articles are required reading for this class. It is assumed by the instructor that you have read these articles.

  • The Fleet Window
  • Fleet Navigation
  • Broadcasting
  • Voice Communications
  • Target Calling
  • General Types of Fleets
  • Basic Target Prioritization
  • It's a tarp!
  • Tactical Assisted Miniwarp

Recommended Reading

These articles are recommended reading to assist you in furthering your career as a Fleet Commander.

  • Target Threat Assessment
  • Finding Fights
  • Baiting

These articles discuss various tools available to assist Fleet Commanders and other fleet officers

  • Dotlan Radar
  • Maps

The following are articles you should have read as part of your PVP-BASIC and/or PVP-WOLFPACKS class and are listed below for your reference and/or to refresh your memory.

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