As you know if you watch any forums, the SC have finally made their move. They called an all-out coalition CTA and put everythig into our staging system in tribute, locking it down at downtime with 7-800 reds in an obvious attempt to PR- us (perseus has stated as much). Their plan apparently is to put everything into one system for 5 days, take the station and move on to the next; and today and tomorrow are a russian holiday, so their numbers are the highest they will ever be.
The trouble with this is that the enemy is based almost entirely out of russian and european time zones with minimal US coverage. Local peaked at about 1100 today, but started dropping fast around 2 PM PST (11 PM GMT) to around 300 reds. After a couple hours of spinning and waiting for the capitals they had on the station to mostly log off we broke out at 9 PM PST.
(note: when I first wrote this I actually used a future tense and predicted breaking out monday; happily, it didn't last that long)
It was snipers vs snipers and we warped out, warped in, bubbled, killed bubblers, that sort of thing. The enemy used their capitals, warping carriers in to rep and so forth. Modules were very laggy for all sides and damage coming in was fairly light. Between this and people being able to warp out, logi were really useful - something of a new feeling for me.
After a couple hours the enemy logged off and we had system dominance. Word is they will be bringing a fight; if something goes down I'll post about it.