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Bastion class Battleship by DissidentZombie Bastion class Battleship by DissidentZombie
got tired of drawing small ships. no sense of grandness involved with those. this one's based off the old circa 1912 Imperial England dreadnoughts that formed the spine of their navy.

Tech Specs:

Length: 1020 meters
Weapons:
7 "Titan" Dual Superheavy Plasma Turrets
10 Quad AS Plasma Turrets
12 "Occulus" AS Laser Turrets
14 Point Defense Anti-Fighter/Anti-Missle Octets
16 Captial Ship Warhead Launchers
2 "Fan" Multipurpose Warhead Launchers (15 tubes per)
8 Grappling Cutter Hull Points
Crew: 120 Officers, 2600 Enlisted, 800 Marines
Carrier Capacity: 4 Assault Dropships, 1 Fleet Shuttle, 12 Drone Interceptors

The Bastion class Battleship is one of the most feared capital starships ever created. Although nearing a decade of service, this exceptionally well designed battleship still serves in the NTG Navy as a frontline vessel after several small refits. Primarily designed for ship to ship combat, the Bastion is also capable of planetary bombardment with its 14 Titan cannons.

The battleship is also capable of boarding action. 4 Grappling Cutter utilities on each side of the ship can latch on to a target vessel, bringing it alongside so the cutting lasers can drill a hole through the armor, allowing the marines to board via 4 extendable armored airlocks.

Weapons and Marines aside, the survivability of this ship is the primary reason why it is still in service. The ship was termed near invincible when it was first introduced. Thick Titanium/Neutronium armor surround the entire superstructure, while the interior of the ship is a mass of honeycombed titanium beams, leaving no useless empty spaces. The hull is further strengthened by self sealing foam canisters that fire off extremely dense and hard foam into unoccupied sectors of the ship in case there is a hull breach.

With no real weaknesses, the Bastion will probably remain in service until an extremely advanced frontline ship is introduced.
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yukaduu Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2015
Now, THIS is interesting...how you referred to the old Dreadnaught-Class battleships of WW1 as inspiration for this vessel. It would fit the idea though, as ships of the line at that time were so thick-hulled. This fits that. Good Idea!
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Commander-Fillmore Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
Well I'm surprised that Games Workshop didn't make something like this design dude
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tuffsnuff77 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
Now that's a Battleship! now render a 3d of this baby!
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britannicraiser Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012
dude, ive made one of these before and they work very well, at least the model did
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SteamPoweredWolf Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
All I can say is: I want one ;-)
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RoluevasVasReisa Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Professional General Artist
Amazing looking ship! Love the design! =D and it looks very powerful and strong =D Really great ship and i'd love to have a fleet of these heh =D
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MPLXNovasurge Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011
looks kinda like robotnik's egg carrier from sonic adventure
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Imladros Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010
Nice design, and I just love the details you've given. A design like this always works better when the artist has given some thougt to how it would work.
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AmishCyborg Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
dude LOVING the design work on this thing!!
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Cmndr-Vaughn Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
Looks pretty formidable, judging by its armored look and large firepower. But it doesn't look like it's aerodynamically superior, and all that armor and weaponry could weigh it down, drastically hindering its speed and maneuvering capabilities. Does it have anything to compensate for its lack of movement capability?
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DissidentZombie Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
In space, objects do not need to be aerodynamic. Only in atmosphere do they need to be shaped a certain way in order to travel with lower air resistance. Ships like these rely on momentum and can produce constant acceleration, thus having theoretically infinite speed, so long as the superstructure and crew can withstand gravitational stresses as the ship passes near stellar objects (search 'inertial dampener'). As for maneuverability, it isn't. It's supposed to be a big lumbering juggernaut. That's why there's a ton of small turrets on it to kill the more maneuverable smaller vessel types, leaving the big guns to plaster planets, stations, and other large ships. Tactics-wise, this ship would be most effective in fleet formation, where a few of these ships can throw up firepower in grids to funnel smaller enemy ships into killzones and provide overlapping defensive fire for each other.
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Barbatis Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010
All i can see is pretty, Wheres the keys?
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Barbatis Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010
eerr ment say* gosh i can't spell
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Ogan-Kitapci Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
reminds me of the warhammer starship very nice - pls check out my desings too :)
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Rikku2007 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2008
Awsome! Love the design. GIVE ME A 3D MODEL!!! lolz
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MacArther Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2008  Student Writer
The giant hurt ship....don't get in its way....Very nice.
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MelvWolfe Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it, awesome design
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SuleimanI Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2008
This reminds me of a warship from warhammer. Anyway, nicely done.
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sp4depir4te Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2007
that is intimidating... to say the least
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K1092000 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG! This thing is soooooooooooo awsome :jawdrop: I like to draw stuff like this but my stuff is not as detailed as yours. I got one that is so big I had to make it into three different parts. It's called the Devastator if you want to check it out. Just to give you the overall length it's about 30 miles. But I am deffinatley adding this to my favorites.
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sercoe Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2005
o_0 crazy good, just needs to be a little smaller.
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Peturabo Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2004
good style, by the way, the RTS looks awsome "i play the minatures games"
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DissidentZombie Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
haha cool. thanks for the fav! :)
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NuclearNinja Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2004
Nice, exotic design. It reminds me of the Eldar heavy crusier/battleship from WH40K epic.
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The-F-Key Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
IMPERIAL GUARD FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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DissidentZombie Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
oooh...i need to get into that Warhammer stuff...i've always loved fantasy (Lord ot the Rings, Wheel of Time), as well as science fiction. WH40k seems like a seamless blending of the two genres.
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CaucasianNugget313 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009
i honestly wish there were words powerful enough to describe how amazing your artwork and your creativity is... sadly there arnt... in any language
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NuclearNinja Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2004
It's more of science fiction then fantasy. If you decide to get into it, be warned, it's expensive.
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DissidentZombie Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
lol...i meant just storyline and videogames...i heard there wuz a new RTS coming out with WH40k as its main theme. i'll just get that instead of the figurines :D
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NuclearNinja Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2004
Good idea, but the RTS has only the 4 main sides (Space marines, chaos space marines, orks, and eldar). The minature game has 9 sides (I think).
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Zenhead Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2004
Hrm.... um....

Space Marines
Chaos Space Marines
Orks
Eldar
Deamonhunters (Grey Knights with Inquisitors)
Witchhunters (Sisters of Battle with Inquisitors)
Imperial Guard (GO GUARD!!)
Tau
Tyranids
Necrons
Dark Eldar

Thats it, I think...
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DissidentZombie Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
nine fucking sides?! jesus christ. i better get started then. it'll take me forever just to memorize the 9 sides names much less units and their capabilities. X_x
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NuclearNinja Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2004
Don't be in a hurry. You only need to memorize the side you plan on using the most. Otherwise, the side-specific codexes (or the updated rule book) will have all of the info you need. Besides, I don't know if they're carrying the minature game's combat system over into the PC game. If you don't want to memorize the 4 sides in the PC game, then here's a quick summary of their capabilities in the mini game (I think):

Space Marines: average in all categories.
Chaos Space Maries: slightely weaker than Space Marines, but can summon demons.
Orks: Bad shots, but tough to injure/kill.
Eldar: Weak, but good shots and tecnologically superior.
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DissidentZombie Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
i can never betray humans. Starcraft, i play terran only. Warcraft, i play human only. I cant stand the sight of orcs torching my base or zergs infesting my command center. Looks like its gonna be space marines for WH40k XD
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kitten-in-a-toaster Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2004   Writer
Admit it, Dack, the curves are making your ships look better.
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DissidentZombie Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
>_<......i......ergh........O_O NEVERRRR!!!! (ok fine....the exercise with humans really paid off...X_X)
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squid4428 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2007   Interface Designer
nice...very nice...
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kitten-in-a-toaster Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2004   Writer
Told you. XD
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