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TheSpartan
TheSpartan
1 month ago

These designs make me think that the ships were made after the Battle of Endor (only for battlecruisers)
Nice model btw

Last edited 1 month ago by TheSpartan
Bob
Bob
2 months ago

I’ve got a question for Fractal. On a ship this size, would it be possible to modify some of the main armament to optimize for a specific task, assuming one had access to an appropriate shipyard, funds, etc? In specific, would it be possible to swap out, say 3 or 4 of the octuple 40tt turrets along the central dorsal battery, where it begins to steeply rise, and replace them with triple 240 tt turrets? I’d assume you might need to drop a few more octuple turrets to gain the power needed to run the new battery, but it should give it more punch against a large ship.

LazerZ
LazerZ
9 months ago

I was playing a Star Wars-themed game of AI Dungeon, and I managed to get one of these blown up. To be fair it was a superweapon that did it. RIP HIMS Justiciar and crew, your Emperor thanks you for your sacrifice.

zachwilliams588
zachwilliams588
2 years ago

What exactly is the armament of this ship? I’m just curious, as i’d like to know for a sort of star wars fan-fiction or something i’m doing with a few friends. I’d really appreciate a response. Love your work, btw, Fractal. And what Disney is doing to you and taking your stuff without asking or even crediting you sucks, i hope that gets worked out!

Ryadra777
2 years ago

Fractal just wondering could you make a Star Battlecruiser variant of the Compellor?

Here my take on it, replace some of the oct 40 TT turrets with heavier cannons like single 720 TT turrets (Non-ball mind you) as primary, triple 240 TT turrets as secondary and possibly few heavy ion cannons like the quad 240 TT ball turrets.

Also some hanger bays would be remove and be rearrange to be more fighter focused, have the bigger power reactor and the name will be Repellor since well Battlecruisers tends to repel enemy Cruisers.

What do you think?

DarthCatius
DarthCatius
3 months ago
Reply to  Ryadra777

I like that idea… 🙂

Ryadra777
2 years ago

Wonder what the acceleration of the Compellor, it is something like 3000g or higher?

grandadrmalHill
grandadrmalHill
3 years ago

the top looks like a Bellator

Mr. Mills
Mr. Mills
3 years ago

How well would this thing fare against a Bellator or Impellor?

gorkmalork
gorkmalork
3 years ago
Reply to  Mr. Mills

Impellor’s basically the carrier variant of this ship, and as such trades a lot of firepower for hangar space-not really suited to slugging it out with a more direct combat-specialized sibling. Bellator, as a 7.4(?) km. battlecruiser, boasts a marked edge in tonnage, guns & shield strength, and may be quick enough to keep up with either -pellor variant.

gorkmalork
gorkmalork
3 years ago

Snazzy amber engine hue, and I dig that spinal superstructure & turret row.

Anonymous
Anonymous
3 years ago

So Fractal what is your thoughts on hyperdrives classes like the class 1 on the Venator and the class 2 on the Imperator?

PhantomFury
PhantomFury
3 years ago
Reply to  Anonymous

Considering that the Imperial sourcebook indicate that “entire planets […] throughout their history did not expend as much power […] in one hyperspace jump,” for the hyperdrive, one could imagine that Class 1 would simply be far too energy extensive.

Sephiroth0812
Sephiroth0812
3 years ago
Reply to  PhantomFury

The Republic did field probably ten thousands of Venators though but maybe because they are smaller than an ImpStar they could still field the Class 1 without much problems?

If I remember correctly both variants of the Victory-class SD also had a Class 1 hyperdrive just like the Venator.
Both ships are smaller than 1.200 meters though so maybe size is an indicator?
Is the Venator the biggest design to feature a Class 1 hyperdrive?

Acclamators are written to possess a 0.6 Class which would make them almost as fast as the Millennium Falcon. Wat?

gorkmalork
gorkmalork
3 years ago
Reply to  Fractalsponge

The Falcon does provide a handy benchmark on stuff like sublight acceleration & light-freighter durability, since we spend so much screentime with it. That noted, it would be odd if something somewhere *hadn’t* outstripped the MF’s lightspeed velocity; dedicated recon platforms & rapid-reaction forces strike me as in need of the quickest possible drives.

Steve Bannon
Steve Bannon
3 years ago
Reply to  gorkmalork

In realspace, the Falcon does seem to be pretty competitive with high performance fighters. At Endor, it keeps pace with A-Wings and chases down TIE Interceptors with relative ease, while having an incredibly tight turning radius. Perhaps the Alliance was able to acquire higher-end mil-spec powerplants and engines as a reward for Han’s services rendered at Yavin.

PhantomFury
PhantomFury
3 years ago
Reply to  Sephiroth0812

Acclamator’s blazing hyperdrive speed could be explained by the fact that its hyperdrive takes up the entire “fin” that is nestled between the sublights.

PhantomFury
PhantomFury
3 years ago
Reply to  PhantomFury

Oh? I stand corrected.

Grand+Admiral+517
Grand+Admiral+517
3 years ago
Reply to  Sephiroth0812

I believe that the reason for why larger Imperial warships have Class 2 rather than Class 1 is because they simply do not need to be fast. I’m basing this of the fact that the Imperial ships that did have Class 1 were primarily patrol ships.

Valoren
3 years ago


Do you plan to do any ground vehicle in the future (except 4k updates, of course) ?

Vlado87
Vlado87
3 years ago

Can you add those ships: Compellor-class Star Cruiser, Impellor-class Fleet Carrier , Velox-class Star Frigate, Praetor-class Star Battlecruiser, Legator-class Star Dreadnought, Bellator-class Star Battlecruiser , Wrath Star Dreadnought, ? Star Battlecruiser, Aiwha-class Star Corvette,
to or in this image: http://fractalsponge.net/?p=895

gorkmalork
gorkmalork
3 years ago
Reply to  Vlado87

Seems like most of the bigger ships in that list would fit better in their own lineup. Assuming, of course, Fractal even has the time/inclination.

STONEhenk
STONEhenk
2 years ago
Reply to  Vlado87

I made this. The smallest one is the Imperator with 1.6km
http://i68.tinypic.com/2wp0xew.png

Panzerfront
Panzerfront
2 years ago
Reply to  STONEhenk

I thought that Praetor 2s were about 4.8 km in length. This one looks like it could put a massive dent in anything smaller than the Assertor

gorkmalork
gorkmalork
1 year ago
Reply to  Panzerfront

As I understand it, Fractal was considering a 6.4-km Praetor before the Essential Guide to Warfare writers settled on 4.8. The surface details on that thing are vague enough for quite a bit of scale-fudging room.

CRMcNeill
CRMcNeill
1 year ago
Reply to  gorkmalork

4.8 would be just about the right length for the Praetor Carrier variant once the bow cut-out is removed…

Ryadra777
1 year ago
Reply to  Fractalsponge

Fractal 6 years ago on StarDestroyer.Net BBS ‘Something Big’ didn’t you said that the EU 4.8 km version is Praetor II while your 6.4 km version is Praetor III?

gorkmalork
gorkmalork
1 year ago
Reply to  CRMcNeill

Incidentally, McNeill: ever cracked open Hull 721 ( http://bbs.stardestroyer.net/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=139285 )? That particular SW fic includes an impressive bit of planetary-invasion action involving said carrier (referred to as an ‘Aquila class’ in-fic) & a Mandator battlewagon.

CRMcNeill
CRMcNeill
1 year ago
Reply to  gorkmalork

I’m reading it off and on; the story is interesting, but the formatting makes it a little challenging. I haven’t gotten to that part yet…

CRMcNeill
CRMcNeill
1 year ago
Reply to  Fractalsponge

Agreed. I’ve enjoyed what I’ve read so far, and even poached a few ideas for making game stats, but I’ve been somewhat preoccupied battling Darth Reality of late. I expect I’ll be focusing on the story a bit more once things settle down. It’d just be nice if it could get cleaned up and added to a dedicated fan fiction site.

gorkmalork
gorkmalork
1 year ago
Reply to  CRMcNeill

Splitting that beast into a few more digestible chapters (say, 15-20?) might also be helpful-I suspect I’m not spoiling much by noting its plethora of subplots & tertiary engagements that would make up your average EU novel’s climax.

Daib
Daib
1 year ago
Reply to  gorkmalork
gorkmalork
gorkmalork
1 year ago
Reply to  Daib

Find most appreciated, as is the splitting-into-processable-bits.

CRMcNeill
CRMcNeill
1 year ago
Reply to  gorkmalork

On a related note, I really like the author’s technobabble explanation for “flak turbolasers”. Using a barrel choke to make the blaster bolt ride up on itself in a predictable manner makes for some interesting possibilities. Now if only “flak” wasn’t such a “real-world” term. Maybe a coincidental acronym, like Fractional Lag Accretion Kinesis?

gorkmalork
gorkmalork
1 year ago
Reply to  CRMcNeill

721’s sundry naval personnel tend to cite profession-related references from millennia prior (‘I feel like I’ve been ordered to form up on the Flying Dutchman’), but that is one choice lump of terminology for main-gun PD tinkering.

CRMcNeill
CRMcNeill
1 year ago
Reply to  gorkmalork

I had to spend some time in a Thesaurus looking for words that start with A and K, but I like how it turned out. In retrospect, Kinetics would’ve been a better choice, as Kinesis is apparently a biology term, not a physics one.

Daib
Daib
1 year ago
Reply to  CRMcNeill

Latin and Greek are already in universe as Kuati and Tionese, so why not just headcanon German in as Anaxian or something?

CRMcNeill
CRMcNeill
1 year ago
Reply to  Daib

If I were going to go that route, I’d probably go with Atrisian, since they appear to have contributed quite a bit to modern military thought in the SWU (the Assault Corps in the Imperial Sourcebook is officially called an Atrisian Corps). That’s the route I took for making “howitzer” a term used in Star Wars.

But now that I have a workable term that encompasses the effect described in the source material, and also happens to acronymize as FLAK, I don’t really need to…

Daib
Daib
1 year ago
Reply to  CRMcNeill

When you finish the first arc of Hull 721 and what’s already published of the abandoned 2nd arc, there’s one final treat. ECR also put together a crossover where Lennart proceeds to conduct a reconnaissance in force of the Warhammer 40k universe with corresponding absurd consequences.

https://bbs.stardestroyer.net/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=127610

I actually recommend reading these as forum posts. ECR and our gracious host, among other SD.net folks put up some witty and informative commentary alongside Q&A in between story updates.

CRMcNeill
CRMcNeill
1 year ago
Reply to  Daib

Will do. I’m about 2/3’s of the way through the FF.n version. The idea of a SW/WH40k crossover has long intrigued me. I have tentative game concept of using the WH40k races to populate the Unknown Regions, so I’m looking forward to seeing this one.

JamesMCGR
JamesMCGR
3 years ago

Sister ship to the awesome fleet carrier? how big?

Anonymous
Anonymous
3 years ago
Reply to  JamesMCGR

4.3 km in length.

Ragnrok
Ragnrok
3 years ago

sexy, sexy, sexy, did i mention sexy?

Anonymous
Anonymous
3 years ago

Have you ever thought of making a massive windows theme with all of your pictures?

Admiral Drakkmar
Admiral Drakkmar
3 years ago

What is the purpose of the undercut on both sides of the bow? Is it aesthetic or is it functional?

gorkmalork
gorkmalork
3 years ago

Good question. Functional reasons besides maaaybe ‘improved tractor-beam arc’ escape me.

Anonymous
Anonymous
3 years ago

You know I wonder how powerful would a Gunship variant of this ship be?