Needless to say, the ASCN was an alliance that focused on building and producing goods for alliance and the economy. Their drive was to become rich with wealth by building structures, items, and ships. In fact all this led up to the creation of first titan ever built in Eve Online, the titan they later named Steve. But like with everything else, technology can only get you so far in the art of war. Even though ASCN had the size, wealth, and technological advantage, they were not very experienced in the art war.
The Band of Brothers, unlike the Ascendant Frontier, were constantly fighting other nearby territories. Over time, their military effectiveness began to improve and they were ready to face ASCN not long after the creation of the newly developed titan, Steve. In a few month after declaring war on ASCN, BoB had manage to break the ASNC alliance and destroy the super ship Steve. Moral of the story? No matter what people may believe in, technology doesn't always guarantee success, even in war, in fact experience always triumphs over everything.
Click on the video blow to watch the presentation of the Pendulum War presented by Andrew Groen.