Sketches – deWulf Siege Dreadnought

Conceived in the aftermath of the disastrous 2nd Battle of Elysium, the Sieg-Class Dreadnought is a heavy capital ship built around one weapon system and one purpose: applying long range firepower to a planet. Utilizing new, prototype technologies, the Sieg straddles the barrier between a mobile warship and a defensive base station. The key parts… Continue reading Sketches – deWulf Siege Dreadnought

Sketches – Elysian Traffic Control

One of the challenges in managing flying traffic is managing traffic lanes. Unlike ground traffic, you can't just paint stripes on the road, and with the sheer volume of flying traffic in a modern city, it's impossible to rely on basic elevation management. Fortunately, by the time anti-grav technology is mature enough to be used… Continue reading Sketches – Elysian Traffic Control

Sketches – Elysian Buildings

While Elysian architecture has its own various themes, most of them are familiar to city dwellers. But a few styles are distinctly Elysian, and one of those is the wing and eagle motif. While some designs were... less than eagerly accepted by the general populace, the overall consensus was that it was possible to merge… Continue reading Sketches – Elysian Buildings

New Art, New Details

So for the last two months Sitreps (September and October) I mentioned that I was working with another artist to potentially get some artwork done. In the October Sitrep I finally mentioned his online account (https://www.deviantart.com/d1d2m3), but now I'm finally showing off the first piece of completed art! He's pretty good, eh? This bit of… Continue reading New Art, New Details

Sketches – Elysian Multi-Role Combat VTOL

A staple of Elysian ground forces, their main (and only) combat air-breathing craft is the multi-role VTOL. Equipped with a pair of wing mounted heavy lasers and ordinance hardpoints on the underside, it was a familiar sight in the skies over Dave's World. A single pulse-fusion engine in the after fuselage fed superheated air into… Continue reading Sketches – Elysian Multi-Role Combat VTOL

The State Calls…

dWS Hans ZollnerDirector Mk4-Class Heavy CruiserElysium Star SystemDistant orbit around Attica, Elysian Sovereignty Capital World "Well, that certainly woke them up." Junior PackMaster Phelan watched as the tactical holographic table glowed, a bloom of small craft flying out from the planet in the centre of the display. More contacts lit up from behind Elysium's smaller… Continue reading The State Calls…

Sketches – Elysian Space Station

In contrast to other shipyards where ships are assembled out of sub-assemblies in vacuum, Elysian ships are built in large pressurized slipways. While more mechanically complicated due to the challenge pressurizing and depressurizing so large a space on a regular basis, the freedom from work pods or hardsuits compensates for these challenges. At least in… Continue reading Sketches – Elysian Space Station

Sketches – Elysian Freighter

Long the neglected stepchild of Elysian spacefaring endeavors, the Niad-class freighter was the only design the Elysians ever fielded in significant numbers. A multipurpose cargo and passenger hull, it was somewhat inefficient compared to other designs in service, but matched with Elysian needs well. Primarily built to support colonial efforts, it allowed colonists to be… Continue reading Sketches – Elysian Freighter

Sketches – Elysian Gunboat

The Elysian Doru-class Gunboat, code named "Shutter" by deWulf Naval Intelligence, was first seen by the deWulf during the initial attack on Dave's World. A completely new weapons system, the Gunboat proved to be a devastating weapon. First developed over three years before their first use on the initial attack on Dave's World, the Doru… Continue reading Sketches – Elysian Gunboat