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.
-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!