On this occasion we presumably outplayed the dead, thoughOriginally Posted by pBump
But definitely no shock that a group of Guardians can take on a supercapital group. That was the point that was made in the report, in response to Mortecai's surprise. People are used to groups of supercaps being killed by larger groups of supercaps, which is why people were asking for a report. In reality of course, there should be no surprise since the logiblob is devastating in the right situation. The opening report in the Outer Ring thread is a better example of this than this fight, too.
I agree that 12 Guardians is not necessarily creative for a logistics-obsessed alliance. Sometimes we have 20 Guardians in a 60 man fleet. But creativity works on many levels. I think it's fair to say we played our part in the rise of the Guardian blob and now that it's here the creativity - or attempt at - becomes concentrated into how to improve it; e.g. moving from the 'Ironclad' Guardian people saw in the videos to the present Kaboose version. And there will be more evolutions to come, I'm sure. Obviously having Orcas handle the rep would be more dramatic but as specialisation advances, progress becomes outwardly subtle (with the exception of new ships, mods, mechanics, etc.).
We don't roam Syndicate with a zillion Guardians though, that would be silly - if you see us moving with that kind of stuff it's because we found a big fleet to portal on and we're on the way home. It's not our main area of operation, either. A lot of the local conflict is smaller scale (the report before mine links to ten people shooting a hurricane, for example). But sometimes big groups are active, especially around moons.
Btw, an epilogue to the battle report: a fine gentleman by the name of Dodgy Past informed us that one of the titans racing to join reinforcements for our hostiles ended up being pounced on by PL (who else, indeed). If that's the case... well, it's a dangerous world out there.