Sketches – Krak Reverse-Engineered Heavy Cruiser

This sketch is a bit of a derivative design. The Krak recovered several combat ships from a flotilla of automated warships in a dead-end system several jumps out from the Sargasso Nebula, and it got them a plethora of technologies. One of those technologies was practical examples of larger combat hulls than they could initially… Continue reading Sketches – Krak Reverse-Engineered Heavy Cruiser

Sketches – Krak Survey Ship

Basically a flying tuning fork, the key parts of this design (aside from its simplicity) are the deliberate provision of "spare" space, and the split hull design for the engine mounts. Krak ships are designed to be especially modular, with critical systems capable of being pulled and swapped as needed. This is a result both… Continue reading Sketches – Krak Survey Ship

Sketches – Magellan Class Exploratory Frigate

The Magellan is one of, if not THE oldest sketches I have. It actually predates the deWulf universe entirely, and was part of an abortive game design project from high school (much like most high school projects, I suppose!) In large part it was conceptually inspired from the TFN's Hun-cass survey cruisers, but with a… Continue reading Sketches – Magellan Class Exploratory Frigate

Sketches – deWulf Nose Detail Ideas

Pretty much what it sounds like, this was some early concept art on how the open jaw nose could be used on deWulf ships. Bottom left has the survey radar boom that initially inspired the idea (which may come back when capital survey sensors get rolled out). Upper left was playing with the idea of… Continue reading Sketches – deWulf Nose Detail Ideas

Sketches – Watchman-class “Storozh” refit

A later design, following the amalgamation of the Sintillan state by the deWulf. This was my first experiment in trying to create a "melded" design that took various aesthetic concepts from both navies and forged them into something that had elements of both designs, but was clearly its own thing. Nominally a frigate, this refit… Continue reading Sketches – Watchman-class “Storozh” refit

Sketches – Terran Dominion Io-Class Cruiser

The Io-Class Cruiser was the one of the first things I ever laid down for what would eventually become the Terran Dominion. I knew that I wanted to have humanity in the universe somewhere, for a couple of reasons. Firstly because it's always more relevant to write about humans than aliens. Secondly because it also… Continue reading Sketches – Terran Dominion Io-Class Cruiser

Sketches – deWulf Nee Holland Assault Cruiser

The Nee Holland was a design that flowed out of the first two wars that the deWulf fought. In both of them, the final acts were planetary invasions, landing troops on hostile worlds and putting an end to armed resistance at the source. Both of these wars were waged with civilian ships carrying troops into… Continue reading Sketches – deWulf Nee Holland Assault Cruiser

Sketches – deWulf Cruiser Bridge

This is actually the first deck plan I ever drew. One too many nights of watching Legends of Galactic Heroes, and I got to thinking about what the bridge on a deWulf ship looked like. I admit the design is somewhat similar to the Free Planets Alliance bridge, but without a lot of the "Yamato… Continue reading Sketches – deWulf Cruiser Bridge

Sketches – deWulf Provider Freighter

The Provider-class freighter was a bit of a logical outgrowth from the smaller Zweireiner-class freighter. The smaller design was based on having the larger 20m^3 containers connected to a central spine, but the containers could also be connected to one another for additional structural strength. So following in on that is the Provider. While the… Continue reading Sketches – deWulf Provider Freighter