Nice clean lines, sloped armor, narrow frontal and side profile. A practical and elegant design.
I read in some of your other comments that your fleets tend to converge at an angle to one another so I am assuming (due to the top down view in the corner) that it can fire most of it's tureets forward on the attack run.
One question do your ships make use of centerline, or spinal mounts to give ships a heavy punch directly forward? the designs I've seen seem to be prefect for a large battery of centerline guns to deliver a killing shot forward.
There's no real indication to give you a sense of scale other than the large turrets, but I am guessing this is on the relatively small size in contrast to some of your larger vessels. It definitely has an interesting look.
What I like most about the design is that it is such a departure from the Alliance's design ethos. When looking at this vessel, I get the impression that it was developed by a culture that is separate from the Alliance with an entirely divergent design philosophy. Considering how you designed both nations' ships, that is quite an accomplishment.
So what are the hexagon covered panels? Also count me in as one of those who will miss the Coalition's design. While you were correct about they were somewhat generic and too obvious as antagonists, their designs were superb.
Someone made the comment about it looking Halo-y. From the small top down silhouette (reminding me very vaguely of the Marathon class cruisers) I can see that but from the side it seems much much more unique. From the side though it almost looks aquatic like a fish and ultimately it was when I was noticing that was when I realized "I'm looking at it backwards the 'tail's" on the right. When I realized that I started to see how aggressive this thing might look with the 'blocky' front bearing weapons down on a target.
I think you need to look at the Arcane carefully. Because the shapes are dramatically different. However, they are the same weight class. As such (and much like destroyers of WWII) there are inherent similarities due to their function.