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 – 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

Sketches – Planet Fenris Mk1

Unlike the previous bit of worldbuilding, I know exactly which planet this is. Fenris has gone through a few revisions, but this was the first time where I settled into a collection of landmasses I'm happy with. After doing a few other test drawings (that really were just practice runs) I ended up rolling with… Continue reading Sketches – Planet Fenris Mk1

Sketches – Unknown Planet

Part of any kind of world building is, well, actual world building. Truth be told, I'm not actually sure which planet this is, if it is one. I've crosschecked the numbers versus my references, and nothing I have is the right number of plates OR the approximate hydrographic percentage. So I think this is a… Continue reading Sketches – Unknown Planet

Sketches – Elysian Mars-Class Battlecruiser

The Mars-Class Battlecruiser was the first new ship that the deWulf met in their continued war with the Elysians. Not seen during the initial attack on Dave's World, its first combat appearance was just before the 2nd Battle of Dave's World, when the deWulf fleet encountered a single Mars-Class fleeing the system. Captured by several deWulf… Continue reading Sketches – Elysian Mars-Class Battlecruiser

Sketches – Elysian Hydra-Class Carrier

The Elysian Hydra-Class Carrier was the first major surprise that the deWulf met in combat with the Elysians, and they provided that surprise by destroying an entire Zitadelle-Class defensive station in the opening strike of the war. While combat small craft were technically in service, the combat dropships of the deWulf Army were at best capable of… Continue reading Sketches – Elysian Hydra-Class Carrier