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Gerrit Rik Daniël Bernadina
Gerrit Rik Daniël Bernadina
1 year ago

Does it still have cc for 2 shuttles internally?

biggie1447
biggie1447
2 years ago

Love the model but isn’t the lancer supposed to be armed only with quad laser cannons? That was its weakness, limited armament specialized for anti fighter intercept with no capability against larger vessels.

Helicokter
Helicokter
1 year ago
Reply to  biggie1447

The Lancer is highly modular and can be fitted with a variety of weapons systems. Imperial models commonly but not exclusively used a quad laser cannon arrangement for point defence

Jose Sanchez
2 years ago

Yet ANOTHER truly outstanding ship design and again excellent engine after glow effects! I especially enjoy how you can see the “star/sun glow effect” on the left aft 3/4 view of the Lancer Capital Ship! This is to drool !

truupperi
2 years ago

I used one of your models for a picture I made. Thank you! Can be found in link.

PhantomFury
PhantomFury
2 years ago

The skewed angle seen in the 7th picture really give you a sense of a nimble warship banking away to intercept a swarm of alphabet fighters!

Beersatron
Beersatron
2 years ago

If you have the time, could you do a render with this Lancer beside the Velox? I am trying to picture the dimensions in my head, but can’t …

Ryadra777
2 years ago
Reply to  Beersatron

Lancer 250 meters length, Velox 320 meters length.

Ryadra777
2 years ago
Reply to  Fractalsponge

Oh is longer now huh.

Ryadra777
2 years ago
Reply to  Fractalsponge

It look like it was change because you said the Velox was going to be 320 meters in length when you were making it at ‘Light Frigate WIP #1’.
Proof source: http://fractalsponge.net/?p=1898

Beersatron
Beersatron
2 years ago
Reply to  Fractalsponge

Thanks!

DanielShenise
2 years ago
Reply to  Beersatron

I think a comparison with that Container Transport would be good too. I could see that being a useful paring in areas where pirate activity is slightly more likely but not so common as to require bigger escorts or a convoy.

Nathan Ridgway
2 years ago

This is a very nice design. I’ve always thought Rebel fighters better look out when they go up against a Lancer–essentially the B-29 of Imperial cruisers. Love your updates to it, as well. Good choice for a project!

Sephiroth0812
Sephiroth0812
2 years ago
Reply to  Nathan Ridgway

In the old Flight Simulation games like X-Wing vs TIE Fighter or X-Wing Alliance the Lancer was one of the biggest nightmares the player could run into if they weren’t sitting in a TIE Defender or a B-Wing because it would greet you with a storm of Quad Energy bolts that went through shields like butter. TIE Defender and B-Wing only gave you better survival chances due to better agility or tanking options.

Megabalta
2 years ago

I really like this interpretation. Looks way more like a fast attack corvette as the original design. Slow ships can not hunt starfighters. Looks more aggressive too.

gejemica
gejemica
2 years ago

I would love to see what Howard Day could do with this.

PhoenixKnight
PhoenixKnight
2 years ago

Does it have a hanger? if not what is that device in front of the sensor disc midship?

Ryadra777
2 years ago
Reply to  PhoenixKnight

It properly be just a greeble.

Chris Bradshaw
Chris Bradshaw
2 years ago
Reply to  Fractalsponge

An internal hangar would be crippling to power density, but external racks à la Gozanti might be viable as a field retrofit.

gorkmalork
gorkmalork
2 years ago
Reply to  Chris Bradshaw

Those lower bow indentations suddenly seem tailor-made for a half-squad-scale rack apiece.

LazerZ
LazerZ
1 year ago
Reply to  Fractalsponge

I mean the thing’s specialty is fighting starfighters. What does the Lancer need with TIEs? It’ll probably be protecting ships that have hangers of its own.

gorkmalork
gorkmalork
1 year ago
Reply to  LazerZ

I could see a handful of rack-mounted recon drones for advance warning WRT targets & stuff out of its weight class (I.E. anything corvette-tonnage & up).

CollinS
CollinS
2 years ago

Awesome Model as usual!

Ryadra777
2 years ago

Nice to see this done, but I wonder why the title is just called Lancer instead of Lancer class Corvette or something?

Taghmata Omnissiah
Taghmata Omnissiah
2 years ago
Reply to  Fractalsponge

You hurt our feelings… you expect only 30 pages. 🙁

Ryadra777
2 years ago
Reply to  Fractalsponge

But I wasn’t going to bring up the Anaxes and EU ship classiflcation let alone a 30 page thread which I don’t know about.
But I understand what you mean and I’l respect your decision Fractal.
Although Fractal earlier you did say the Lancer was not big enough to be 2/3 the volume of the Vigil and it would be a Medium Corvette instead of the Frigate so I will go with your Medium Corvette idea instead of the EU’s Frigate idea.

Mathias
Mathias
1 year ago
Reply to  Fractalsponge

How do you think the original, purely anti-starfighter Lancer would stack up against a CR90, which is smaller but actually has turbolasers?

RhysT
RhysT
2 years ago

Praise the Omnissiah! The guns are symmetrically mounted. I know its bizarre that I get bothered by such things, but I do. Excellent model! Three cheers for Fractalsponge.

RhysT
RhysT
2 years ago
Reply to  RhysT

I spoke too soon…That midship gun is off centre. The omnissiah is displeased, quotas will fall short this year and I shall be recycled into a servitor.

Director Ranos
Director Ranos
2 years ago
Reply to  Fractalsponge

Could they not be super-firing?

RhysT
RhysT
2 years ago
Reply to  Fractalsponge

Hey man, you’re the artist, you do what you feel like! I don’t expect you to pander to my idiosyncrasies.

JamesMCGR
JamesMCGR
2 years ago

This is cool! So, primary role is anti fighter correct?

Taghmata Omnissiah
Taghmata Omnissiah
2 years ago
Reply to  JamesMCGR

It’s literally it’s one and only role.

Daib
Daib
2 years ago

LTL can still threaten other corvettes.

TheIcthala
TheIcthala
2 years ago
Reply to  Daib

Lancer-I (all quad lasers, crap engines, crap shields) was a dedicated anti-fighter vessel which didn’t fulfill the fleet escort role the Imperial Navy needed it to.
This is Lancer-II, Fractal’s massively upgraded multi-role version capable of engaging enemy fighters at longer ranges, keeping up with the ships it’s meant to be escorting, taking more of a beating, and taking on sloops and smaller corvettes with its LTLs.
Its primary role is still – as you said – anti-fighter, but it is no longer incapable of doing anything else.
This was my inference from conversations on the two WIP pages. Would require confirmation from FractalSponge to be sure.

LazerZ
LazerZ
1 year ago
Reply to  Fractalsponge

My personal view is that the original design was a pre-production version that got forced onto the battlefield before the production lines were secured.