Character Snapshot: Chief Engineer Vilpol

Having served for over forty years in engine rooms, Chief Engineer Vilpol has seen it all. And don't you forget it. Though he started his career on waterborne craft, the growth of space exploitation carried many skilled engineers from their surface professions into space, and Chief Engineer Vilpol was part of that initial wave. His… Continue reading Character Snapshot: Chief Engineer Vilpol

Sketches – Polymer Shrub

Nordhausen is at best barely habitable, and anyone who goes there isn't looking for an easy homestead. With a chlorine cycle in addition to the more common nitrogen and carbon cycles, it makes long term habitation and growth a challenging prospect. One of the reasons that Fenren go there even with the presence of an… Continue reading Sketches – Polymer Shrub

Sketches – Fenren Skyscrapers

When I was writing about SPM Rollen looking out on the skyline of the deWulf capital city of Lowell (Turn 111), I wondered a bit about what did the buildings in that skyline looked like? This thought sat in my head for a while, and I played around with a few different concepts and designs.… Continue reading Sketches – Fenren Skyscrapers

Sketches – Military Councils of Naril Space Ships

Narilei ships represent one of my first experiments to get away from the more "ISO Standard" ship design that permeates the deWulf and Krak ships. It's in a lot of ways still fairly derivative, but this was one of my earlier attempts to make something different. The big  "idea" is having the engines out on… Continue reading Sketches – Military Councils of Naril Space Ships

Sketches – deWulf Capital Turret

In the wake of the First Contact War, the X-Ray laser mount demonstrated that it was possible to develop heavier energy battery weapons, though ideally without the hazards that the X-Ray laser weapons system generated. Even so, Sintillan technology showed the way forward in many fields, such as better lasing cavities, more robust and larger… Continue reading Sketches – deWulf Capital Turret

Sketches – Bomb Pumped Laser Bouy

The RB-4 was the first defensive space mine deployed by the deWulf Navy. Initially researched at the tail end of the First Contact War, the mine never saw widespread use either during the First Contact War or the following Binary War. Imperial Autonetics, the original manufacturer, bet on it becoming a standard fixture of the… Continue reading Sketches – Bomb Pumped Laser Bouy

Sketches – Sintillan AA Tank

This was a weird hybrid design between the previous Sintillan heavy tank, along with the real like KV-2 (which provided the overall turret lines) and the Shilka, which provided the role as well as the quad barrels. There's actually a model of something that looks remarkably similar to this for some Weird War 2 game,… Continue reading Sketches – Sintillan AA Tank

Sketches – Sintillan Heavy Tank

I'll fully admit that this design is a truly terrible tank, with just a gigantic slab-sided tank that just rolled in and shrugged off all kinds of firepower. Notionally, these things are at best comically designed, way too tall and with side near-sponson weapons that probably aren't that effective at dealing with other, more realistic… Continue reading Sketches – Sintillan Heavy Tank