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A Kingdom Rises by madeinjapan1988 A Kingdom Rises by madeinjapan1988
Evening All,

I know its been a while since I submitted a piece of art. Simply put, work has me busy. Well that, and I've been doing some thinking on the CoM front.

After talking to a few of the major contributing members and discussing some changes I had in mind, I've decided to do a few things. The first is to remove the Coalition. I know alot of you loved their ship designs. I did too, and I plan to re-use them in some capacity. But simply put, the Coalition was too one-dimensional for my tastes. They were always the "bad" guys and while that was easy to fix writing wise, I felt that the avenue it would have taken me down would have been far too predictable/overdone.

Consequently I decided to add a big helping of spice (IMHO) to CoM. While I kept the Alliance (our democratic nation), the Empyrean Empire (the total dictatorship), and the smaller nations I had planned; I replaced the Coalition with a new nation: The Kingdom of the Four Crowns. This is new nation is going to be rich in history, backstory, and will be comprised of 4 very distinct and unique Kingdoms that have developed a dynamic and interlocked political and military structure that is simultaneously archaic and modern. Needless to say I have some big plans.

That being siad, I wanted to get a WIP out to you all since I hadn't posted much. As such, I give you the first ship (WIP obviously) of the Kingdom, the Lord Robert-Class Heavy Battleship.

A powerhouse of firepower, this vessel reflects the Kingdom's gun-heavy navy. Equipped with 4 quad 100-inch turreted guns and a pair of 200-inch axial guns, not to mention the recently fielded gravity rifle - or grav rifle for short (The Alliance is loosing this tech in favor of a more narrowed focus in missile tech for story purposes). This weapon loadout emphasizes the Kingdom's stance of "point blank range" combat, and once this behemoth is within gun range there are very few ships that can stand up to her fire power.

*Notes*
-The horse emblem on the side is the sigil for House Brand - the ruling house of the western Kingdom of Stormhall. A silhouette of the native Stormhorse - a six legged beast that is slightly larger than a terran Clydesdale, the Stormhorse is a formidable beast, capable of surviving the high winds and heavy snows of Stormhall.

-Each of the four Kingdom's ships will have the sigil of their nation in place of the that side sigil as well as replace the golden bow spirit with their nation's sigil.

-The ship is 4.5km long. Each Missile launcher hatch holds 3 single launchers giving the ship a total missile broadside of 297 (might need to check my numbers on that - that was a very quick count for this post).


I hope you all enjoy this new nation as much as I do. Long Live the High King of the Crowns!
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Narstak Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Student General Artist
The design is on the term of ingeering useful. This interresting look and the disposition of the diverse parts is cool too. I don't know what to say more (you technical datas are nicely describe.)

Just great job, as for the other cruisers design.
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ShadowCrusader155 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
My eyes cannot take so much awesomeness from one ship *dies*
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madeinjapan1988 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Bleh. I like the new version more than this one but thanks!
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seventhfleet Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hey, is the circle thing a similar weapon to the one on the legendary?
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Tha1337er Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
What program do you use?
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MihoshiK Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012
Did you sneak an update in here?

Also, no lasers for point defense? And surprisingly few counter missile batteries, although she has a ton of those smaller quad turrets.
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madeinjapan1988 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I did sneak an update in. ANd the lasers and counter missiles haven't fully been fleshed out yet.
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MihoshiK Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
Right, I wondered what had happened to it. It's becoming a very beautiful ship. With her profile she gives off this image of brute force without becoming bulky.
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originalgaijin Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012
With her heavy forward battery placement she has the feel of the Nelson class of Royal Navy Battleships. I don't know if this was intentional or not, but I like it. I hope this layout remains a trademark of the kingdom.
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Orgun22a Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
Please remind me to never standt in the way of this behemoth. Every Captain woo Fights against this Monster. Will wish to be in a othert place. If I only imagine it. I still can Wet my pants.

It is a Nice Drawing. the Side view reminds me of some Asian Knife (Tanto like).
You set the Turrets (the 4 quad 100-incher) in a 0 and 180 Grad direction heav you tryed a 45 and a 135 grad direction.?
p.s. Sorry for my Bad English
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