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Arcane-Class Heavy Destroyer WIP 1 by ChroniclesofMan Arcane-Class Heavy Destroyer WIP 1 by ChroniclesofMan
A joint design between the Alliance and the Akrian Hegemony, the Arcane-Class Destroyer is a predominantly Alliance warships that marries the sleekness of modern Armstrong Design to the advanced missile systems utilized by the Hegemony.

A true ship of the Lance, the Arcane is equipped with tiered forward missile launchers giving the ship an impressive fifteen missile bow salvo - something usually restricted to broadsides for a ship of this size.

In addition to the large missile salvo on her bow, Arcane is equipped with a new high powered 150-inch mass-driver, larger than older armored cruiser's bow weapons. This high powered, single-shot heavy mass-driver gives the warship a powerful axial punch when serving in the Lance. Furthermore, this bow-focused weaponry makes the Arcane an effective pursuit and attack ship. Serving the Alliance well as a new workhorse in replacement of the rapidly aging Trafalgar-Class Destroyer Leader and somewhat long-toothed Storm of Olympus-Class Destroyer.

Rumors have even permeated that there is a stealth ONI variant of the Arcane that utilizes a highly expensive gravidium hull and singularity emission sink for enhanced recon operations - however the Alliance has staunchly denied the rumors.

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A new destroyer fro the Alliance I cooked up tonight. The Arcane reflects the direction I'm going with Alliance warships in the future. More so than anything, I'm trying to bring a bit more diversity to the hulls. Hope you enjoy.

-Josh
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JasonWolfe Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015
A Ship of the Lance is meant to screen larger Ships of the Line, correct?
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ChroniclesofMan Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They are. The way I view Ships of the Lance are as workhorses of the fleet. Away from major naval conflicts, they serve as the face of the fleet around the cosmos. They carry out the anti-piracy missions, the good-will missions, etc. while the large ships of the line stay at home and maintain proficiency at their sole purpose, the art of war. During wartime, ships of the line will carry the workload of major engagements and go gun to gun with the other ships of the line.  Lance ships carry out small missions, raids, and other engagements. When you combine the two, Ships of the Lance use powerful axial armament to do sweeping hits on the enemies main line of battle to disrupt and confuse them.  That allows the line they are supporting to do more damage to the enemy without taking as many loses. 
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JasonWolfe Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015
Sort of like the 19th century U.S. Navy, then.
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seventhfleet Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Are the cannons conciled?
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MonCappy Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011
It looks like a very sleek vessel.
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Galen82 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Student Digital Artist
looking good there bro!
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MihoshiK Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011
Interesting look. Is she also going to have mini-turrets, like the Storm Of Olympus? I thought that was a particularly good idea with that class.
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ChroniclesofMan Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She is. She is getting a new 8-inch variant (smaller than the 10's on the Storm of Olympus, but with a higher rate of fire and higher muzzle velocity translating to same KE at higher rate). Probably not as many guns either, she sacrifices a lot of her gun armament in favor of heavier missile and axial gun firepower.
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josephw71 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011
Nice, I like the smaller ships, great work as always.
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HandofManos Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why do you always do this Josh... now I need to redo mine as well :P Looking great as as usual.
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ChroniclesofMan Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nah. Your ships look great mate! I'm just trying to catch up myself!
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breizh87 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011
The Bertaeyn Federation would be pleased to buy some of them if possible. ^^
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sirgrimtaz Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
Sir, I don't know what to say. Your work seems to grow by leaps and bounds every time I look at your page! The artistic life you breath into these pixels are uncanny. ILM should be knocking on your door real soon.
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WalpurgisAk Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011
Awesome. This looks even more like itll stab you than the legendary-class.
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Triumviratus Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Now that is a good looking ship.
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TheAtomicDog Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011
Hee.
The registry is DOG-3200.
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shilka86 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011
Is this the Compeer-Class Destroyer Leader renamed or a new ship? or even a new ship Class?
Also when i look at it i cant help but feel that it has very powerfull anti missile defencens for a ship that size
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LtCWest Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011
hmm nice design. Something in the direction of "Dagger-in-your-face"!
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msgtfrank Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Student General Artist
she sure is pretty! very nice work as always!
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