Cruiser WIP

This is something I blocked out a long time ago: a cruiser/battlecruiser design pair for the Impellor-class carrier. I’m envisioning the carrier as a variant of a full 4.3km dagger ship. The engines are designed to move that ship along at a good pace, but the carrier version cuts away a secondary reactor, about a third of the hull by volume, a good section of superstructure, and a fair chunk of guns, but keeps the engines, which makes the carrier very agile, which is good for a ship that needs to be able to stay out of melee. The combat version retains the main reactor, producing ~5.5x ISD power, and adds (or retains rather) a secondary reactor complex where the forward mandible hangar bays would be for the carrier variant that adds another ~2.5x ISD power. That’s adding up to ~8x ISD power, so roughly 8e25W. cruiser5 cruiser6 cruiser1 cruiser2 cruiser3 cruiser4

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Andrew F
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amazing work as usual man, id love to see some lore about these ships and their stats too.

Michael
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Ooooo sexy. Looks like a mix of a Praetor Mark II and an Asserter. Love the cutout on the lower portion of the bow.

Xeno
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mmMMMMMH

looks great. However, you’ve got the Star Galleon, Victory, and Light Frigate to finish. Are you going to continue working on those, admiral?

Also, what do you think you want to name it? Legator-class? Pugnator-class?

RhysT
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Some of his works are actually commissions. So it’s possible part of the delay lies there. Also, you really can’t force art. Sometimes you have to work on what you want to, rather than what’s already in the works. Legator sounds cool though!

Xeno
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I know. Frankly, I’m amazed that he’s able to do this at all, and I shouldn’t try to rush him or anything, I’m just trying to make sure that he will, at some point, finish them. I love them so much!

gorkmalork
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Beastly-looking axial battery strip, what strikes me as plenty of retained proportional hangar space, and a lower-bow cutout that actually doesn’t look half-bad (as opposed to a certain Ep 7 ship’s reverse condition). Can’t help thinking the upper fantail’s tip could blend better with those two prior segments, but that’s just subjective aesthetics. Plus, so long as we absolutely *must* pair scanner domes with shield projectors it never hurts to slap on an extra pair or four.