Lancer WIP#1

Well, here’s my take on the Lancer.

I begrudge it its traditional “Frigate” rating – after all it’s not even 2/3 the volume of a Vigil. But anyway. I tried to keep the traditional design cues, but tweaked the profile line to make it look less like a sex toy. The gun positions are provisional, but there are supposed to be 20 of them (only could ever find 18 on the old schematics, so improvised the last two). Mix of quadruple close-in defense lasers and paired light turbolaser/long-barrel laser cannon – make it more a useful small warship than just an antifighter platform.

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Beersatron

I am curious how the combined LTL/Long Laser turret works? Does it have two fire modes? One for LTL and another for the Laser? Or does it just fire them one after the other? Would that not be counter-intuitive, since I presume the energy/power for each barrel is different and therefore if you miss with the LTL but hit with the Laser it could throw off your estimated damage done to the target? (If I am explaining myself correctly)

STONEhenk
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STONEhenk

I personally think it gives the gunner 2 different weapons. A rapid-fire laser cannon and a more powerfull, altough slower firing, LTL. To me it makes sense they have separate fire buttons on the same joystick, say LMB and RMB on a computer mouse.

Nathan Ridgway
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Looks great! Knowing you, you might even add a few torpedo tubes before you’re done (that’s a good thing.)

TheIcthala
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TheIcthala

It might be a good idea for an anti-fighter specialist ship like this to sport a few fighter scale concussion missile launchers, like the Arquitens did.

StormCommando
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StormCommando

Looks way, way better than the original. Good work.

gejemica
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gejemica

This will probably be admitted to the headcanon when it’s done.

Allan
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Allan

Iโ€™ve always enjoyed your work and its even inspired me to work on one of my own (though not as detailed as yours). I was wandering how you went about getting the greeble texture for the basic surfaces of your ships the greeble always seams to layout perfectly.

PhantomFury
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PhantomFury

Wasn’t there a large sensor dish midship or am I thinking of a wrong class? Either way, interesting ship to work on!

Taghmata Omnissiah
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Taghmata Omnissiah

Midship, one up and one down.

Evan
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Evan

It looks good so far, though I’d probably say this is more of a Lancer Mk 2, since it has added turbolasers to give it a more rounded armament, though it really isn’t needed since we have the Carrak Class which already fills the role that this redesign is aiming for and does it better lol.

With all that being said though I never did like the model used for the original Lancer Class so I do look forward to seeing this redesign of the model, I have not seen a model of yours that has disappointed yet.

countvertex
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Another ship from the classical PC games – I’m delighted!

AzureOwl
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AzureOwl

Seems to me that the addition of some capital grade weaponry (making it more well-rounded like you said) would make it ideal for sale to the Planetary Defense Fleets of small, low income systems that can’t afford a proper warship.

Xeno
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Xeno

looks good!

JamesMCGR
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JamesMCGR

maybe some ion cannons in the triangle notches on the bow? this is pretty cool already!

Megabalta
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This’ll be interesting, I’ll keep a close eye on it. Keep up the good work.

Daib
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Daib

Not every ship has to be well rounded. The way I see it, someone panicked during the clone wars and strapped 20 CIWS modules to a light utility hull after running into a Lucrehulk’s vulture swarm. 30 years later, someone else panicked and brought the thing out of retirement in order to say that they’re doing something after running into a rebel fighter raid.