Sketches – Ship Docking Clamps

As deWulf ships grew larger and larger, it became apparent that they could no longer rely entirely on just docking adapters to remain secured. Once ships passed beyond even a thousand tons of mass, docking adapters were at risk of flexing or breaking just due to minuscule shifts in a ship's position. Changes to make… Continue reading Sketches – Ship Docking Clamps

Garden of Vengance

dWS Hans ZollnerDirector Mk4-Class Heavy CruiserElysium Star SystemEn-route to Attica, Elysian Sovereignty Capital World "Fleet units have all successfully jumped, Sir. Hare has taken station ahead, Hasen is aft with the carriers, and we have Spion port and up and Aufklärer is low to starboard." Junior PackMaster Phelan didn't even look up at the report, his eyes watching the holographic table that already told… Continue reading Garden of Vengance

Sketches – Charged Gas Harvester

It only took a few jump points to be charted before deWulf explorers discovered warp points that had formed inside interstellar nebulae. In addition to the amazing scientific opportunities this offered, industrial interest followed quickly afterwards. While some nebulae (The Rotensee and Nebelflamm) were energetic enough to be hazardous even to warships, others (The Cloak… Continue reading Sketches – Charged Gas Harvester

Sketches – Plasma Gun Mount

An offshoot of plasma torpedoes, the plasma cannon is a close range, hard hitting direct fire weapon. Instead of relying on energy beams (like laser or particle accelerators), or graviton projectors (more commonly referred to as "force" beams), the plasma cannon instead launches packets of high-temperature plasma contained in a kind of "static drive field"… Continue reading Sketches – Plasma Gun Mount

Sketches – Datalink Jammer

Datalink jammers aren't a technology that has been researched in the deWulf Universe (as far as anyone is aware of) but represent one of the few kinds of truly "offensive" ECM that is possible. Most ECM technology is deceptive by nature, working to conceal or modify emissions as opposed to actively trying to confuse or… Continue reading Sketches – Datalink Jammer

Sketches – Point Defense Railgun

The initial winner of the deWulf competition for a capital-grade Point Defense System in 11.5 AS, it was later disqualified as it turned out that key components in the system were not actually manufacturable by the winning bidder (amusingly enough the deWulf Corporation itself!). Instead they relied on an imported drive core from the Ibizan… Continue reading Sketches – Point Defense Railgun

Sketches – Anti-Drive Missile

While researchers worked on developing a proper "Capital" torpedo for the deWulf Navy, an offshoot development team looked into less conventional warheads. The one that showed the most promise was one that took advantage of the effect of two desynched drive fields colliding. Between ships, this usually resulted in substantial drive room damage to both… Continue reading Sketches – Anti-Drive Missile

Sketches – Capital Plasma Torpedo Concepts

The use of "Capital" missiles by the Elysians put no small amount of pressure on deWulf corporations to develop an equivalent weapon. While the average plasma torpedo was roughly equivalent in yield, the Elysian missiles were longer ranged, harder to shoot down, and had a (comparatively) larger yield. While some of these issues could be… Continue reading Sketches – Capital Plasma Torpedo Concepts