Oh wow, those guns about the same size as an aircraft-carrier!! Wait, let me download it so I can get the full view. OK yeah, that little speck in front of the bridge is a human and the bridge is just a speck if you don't download it. So yes, the guns about the same size as an aircraft-carrier!!
Awesome job, I am in love with this ship. I've got tons of ships in my head, but the only way for me to show them is by drawing them with a pencil or the paint program, nothing like this. I'm jealous.
Smooth. I definitely like the clean, very clinical look, barely any structural weaknesses like windows. Your designs would benefit from little explanations though, I reckon. I struggle to figure out what the little shapes on the raised part of the superstructrure are supposed to be, wether those are turrets or missile bays; it'd be very helpful to add little blueprint design informations.
So, she has a spinal mount shooting forward, and the turrets are for broadsides, but why design it so they can't be used forward as well? Wouldn't they want as wide a firing arch as possible for her large turrets? Not to forget, what does she have astern?
Mass Drivers don't have the range of kinetic rifles. As such, you'd never be using your Axial weapon at the same time as your main guns. Consequently there is no need to have a configuration where all of them can fire. Furthermore, battles simply wouldn't put ships directly forward in CoM. You are almost always going to have converging or parallel vectors that give you a broadside angle on your enemy. Its not like star trek or or scifi shows where ships go strait at each other in big collision course battles. Furthermore, it would look stupid if I had random turrets sticking up higher so its as much an aesthetic thing. This is hardly the first design to do this. Even historically. Look at the HMS hood or the some of the Japanese cruisers. In those cases some of their turrets couldn't fire forward despite being forward mounted.
Stern weapons aren't around in CoM because propulsion designs make it impossible to fire aft or for ships to fire at a vessel through its aft propulsion.
Really? Why couldn't they fire forward? I know to get the most out of their main guns they needed to do a broadside. But it doesn't look like there is anything obstructing their ability to fire forward. Of course, since their operating in a gravity well, they have to fire at a certain + degree to hit their target, whereas in space the u don't need that degree. Now take Trafalgar for example. The British split the Franco-Spanish line in two places, having to survive the withering broadsides of the enemy. Is there no concession for such engagements in CoM? Now, usually I assume that the Spinal Mounted gun has a much higher distance and damage capacity then any turrets, but I'm not sure in this case. Or does it even have a spinal? I'm not completely sure of ur terminology... I know it would look craptastic if u had random higher sticking turrets, I was just wondering why u would have an obstruction in front of them in the first place... Space being what it is, I would think you would want to have as large an arc of fire as u could get... just wondering...
I would love to see a detailed breakdown of the weapon systems displayed on your ships such as the heavy missile batteries or even the counter missile batteries that line the ship's hull. It would give the ship a better sense of scale and would add to all of your ships overall.
I'm actually still deciding if I'm going to force myself to do original designs for each of the four kingdoms. I'm not 100% sure. We'll see.
Also. I think you misinterpreted the houses thing. There are four Kingdoms that comprise the Kingdom of the Four Crowns. The Kingdoms of Eirangard, Albion, Ishara, and Leon. Eirangard is ruled by House Brandt. Albion is ruled by House Lansing, Ishara is ruled by House Stravos, and Leon is ruled by House Alliers.
Ah, I see. It would be nice if all four had originl designs. But as you are the designer I can see how that could be a pain in the ass. But ether way keep up the good work, and thanks for clearing up the whole houses thing for me.
I'm actually toying with re-working the stormheart all together. When I re-did the Robert, my plan was to take what I had learned with the stormheart and marry it to the design of the old Robert. As such, I feel I need to tweak the Stormheart to match the new flowy mixed with angular feel I've achieved with the Robert.
And it is a long trench. But...Evacuate!? At our moment of triumph. I think you underestimate their chances.
I am actually not 100% sure on the 2 vs 1 yet. Still deciding that. As for their function, the Kinetic Rifles (axial guns) are designed for anti-fortress uses and head on engagements. The Gravity Rifle is designed to augment the broadside and give the ship a kicker of a side-facing weapon to supplement the Kinetic Rifles.
Just...horrible...terrible damage. It would probably punch through to the mantle. That is why there are the Gaia Accords which firmly limit who can own military technology and basically would unify all other nations against any one nation (or group of nations) that devastated a planet with modern naval weaponry.