A beauty sketch of the Slingshot-Class destroyer under power. Most likely before the First Contact War, in the Falke star system. This is one of my first sketches for the deWulf. It's actually old enough that it wasn't even in my coilbound sketchbook, but in an older hardcovered sketchbook (I get that it's more durable,… Continue reading Sketches – deWulf Destroyer Concept
If big warships were effective, then bigger warships would be even better. Theoretical research suggested that a larger "battlecruiser" hull would be at a good breakpoint between speed and size, more than the current heavy cruiser or an even larger "battleship" hull. While naval designers would build a prototype battlecruiser, the design itself would find… Continue reading Sketches – deWulf Capital Ships
Almost immediately after the 1st Contact War, the need for bigger and better hulls was clear. Design work had actually begun towards the end of the war, but it wasn't until a year or two that the first deWulf Heavy Cruiser left the shipyard in Fenris orbit. While the prototype Light Cruiser hull was fitted… Continue reading Sketches – deWulf Heavy Cruiser
While not initially developed as part of its initial fleet, the deWulf Navy immediately began design studies of a warship larger than the destroyers currently in service. Memories of tonnage races in past informed the designers that larger, more capable hulls would be needed Soon™. It would be better to have the concept refined before… Continue reading Sketches – deWulf Light Cruiser
What's happened so far Only a few things got really done in October, but what got done was good. I finally finished off the last parts of 3rd Elysium, bringing the battle to a full and final close. There's a little more follow up that needs to eventually be written, a bit of a denouement… Continue reading October 2021 Sitrep
Outside of leaked samizdats and vacuous government propaganda, little was truly known about the state that made the Terran Dominion a Dominion. Their leaders held claim to a throne they never filled; leadership over an empire they did not command. They reigned, but did not rule.
In almost continuous manufacture since the beginning of deWulf commercial spaceflight, the C-Series lifeboats represent the current standard of emergency lifesaving technology now in service in deWulf space. While there are more advanced models (and more bare-bones models for the more cost-conscious) in service, the C-Series was what set the standard during the early commercialization… Continue reading Sketches – deWulf Lifeboat
Originally designed in the years just before the Collapse War, the Constellation-Class carrier is one of the best examples of a Fleet Support Carrier deployed in known space. Originally built to provide organic support for fleet carrier groups, the Constellation trades out strike group capacity and launch rate in order to fit in heavy duty… Continue reading Sketches – Terran Dominion Fleet Carrier
The Milion-class freighter has been in service for only two years before it became clear that larger hulls were needed. The Itinera-class was the result of that need. Again to to the surprise of many, it emerged from the shipyards without a collection of advisories and spaceworthiness directives. While some (the provosts and magisters primarily)… Continue reading Sketches – Krak Freighter – FT4
Both sides watched as their small craft advanced, disappearing from their sensors into the miasma between the fleets. Farther ahead, the Elysian ships went to full combat speed...