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 – 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

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

Sketches – Elysian Hades-Class Heavy Cruiser

One of, if not the first armed warships of the Elysian Imperial Fleet that the deWulf identified, the Hades-Class is both a more and less advanced design compared to the Director-Class ships that serve in the Corporate Navy. In contrast to their blocky, slab-sided ships, the Hades has smooth lines that flow from bow to stern, featuring… Continue reading Sketches – Elysian Hades-Class Heavy Cruiser

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 – Sintillan Beria Destroyer

  This was the first sketch for the Sintillan Navy, and this established the overall design concept for their spaceships. I'm actually really happy with how well it worked out overall, as I found that the whole two outriggers concept scaled up really nicely with larger hulls, and also offered a nice way to do… Continue reading Sketches – Sintillan Beria Destroyer

Sketches – deWulf light cruiser concepts

I'll be honest, it took me a while to find a light cruiser hull that I was happy with for the deWulf. Heavy cruisers were easy enough, they basically had bulked up destroyer lines. Even larger hulls had the Elder God concept to build on (as shaky as it was), but the light cruiser always… Continue reading Sketches – deWulf light cruiser concepts

Sketches – deWulf Hauptmann Class Destroyer

Another one of the initial design sketches for deWulf ships, this one helped work out a lot of the more specific concepts on both the deWulf open jaw nose. It also spent a bit more time looking at the nose in a few different ways to apply some detail work like where the hull number… Continue reading Sketches – deWulf Hauptmann Class Destroyer

Sketches – deWulf Director Class Cruiser

A later sketch of mine, this one expanded a lot on the concepts that earlier hulls like the Slingshot and Elder God did. The main additions to the basic hullform are the larger wings on either side of a much-enlarged main hull. She also maintains the same hull superstructure as smaller designs. This was still… Continue reading Sketches – deWulf Director Class Cruiser