Both sides seemed to be about equal for the majority of the fight, and the NC forces were definitely outnumbered at the beginning and through the middle of the 3+ hour engagement. TS CC chatter was basically, "we're dying, but we're staying." Eventually we got reinforcements, but the Russian bastards were bridging in reinforcements, too, all the time (there was a cyno burning regularly during the engagement, I kept hoping for caps but it was just more BS and BC).
The turning point of the engagement, really, was being able to engage them at close range, to neutralize their bomburrs - they couldn't bomb without bombing both sides. This happened when the RZR/MM ahac gang finally arrived from Konora, about 2 hours or so after downtime. We chewed through their logistics and it was downhill number crunching for them at that point (we also had close to 50 logistics of our own at this point).
And yeah, like I said, WN stayed on grid until the very bitter end when I'm pretty sure we killed the last of their abaddons & damnations. I certainly find it hard to believe, at least, that the NC managed to tackle 30 guys for the few minutes it took us to kill them all. ;-)
Totally manageable lag, guns cycled, reps cycled, and I can't believe if both sides did not have a ton of fun, since both sides lost a shedload of ISK in ships. Everybody's killboard efficiency went up. ;-)
Will log in again for this, and it was totally worth waking up at 0h-dark-hundred to be in this fleet.