The conflict was triggered by the claims of BoB's leadership that Goonswarm alliance had displayed a disrespectful attitude to the EVE Community, and is the root cause of the long-standing animosity between Goonswarm and Band of Brothers and its subsequent reincarnations.
Band of Brothers attacked and defeated the early Tech I Goonswarm fleets, who simply chose to hide waiting for a better time, or rolled untrained 'VCBee' alts to repeatedly suicide into gate and station camps in free rookie ships. This conflict was ultimately inconclusive; BoB left Syndicate after three weeks, with a heavily favourable kill:death ratio and claiming that they had destroyed Goonswarm's military and industrialassets, Goonswarm responded that as their alliance was based in conquerable NPC 0.0 at the time and their pilots mostly flew fully insurable tech 1 ships, they had little in terms of valuable assets or fleets to destroy. The claims that Band of Brothers (Player alliance) destroyed Goonswarm's morale or ability to fight were also proven untrue when, shortly after this war, Goonswarm moved to the South East and destroyed the Southern Coalition alongside Red Alliance and Tau Ceti Federation.
After this short conflict, Goonswarm changed its vision and goal in EVE, with Goonswarm and Band of Brothers being each other's sworn enemies, to the point that Band of Brothers chose to side with their old enemies Against All Authorities to fight Goonswarm once again.
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