Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login


Submitted on
March 13, 2012
Image Size
984 KB


4,931 (1 today)
99 (who?)
Battletech Orbital Conflict by Colourbrand Battletech Orbital Conflict by Colourbrand
Considering the numerous warships in the Battletech world, the rare if ever thing that is not shown is a decent heavy space battle.

So I whipped this up.

One of House Liao's worlds is under attack - however they have no idea the scale of the enemy and despite what they see, the Capellans go in by sending loads of Thrushes, Transits, and Ahabs as well as a few warships and small vessels of their own.

The invading Warships are a Lola 3 Class Destroyer, an Aegis Class Heavy Cruiser, a Sovetskii Soyuz Class Heavy Cruiser, and that big beast is a Mckenna Class Battleship. All these ships are throwing Barracuda, Kracken, and Killer Whale missiles with the back up firepower of Naval lasers and cannons.

Surrounding them are loads of dropships and more fighters than you would see in Star Wars!

This was just an experiment to see how I could do a space battle scene with lots involved; blasts, debris, blur effects, glares, and such.

Enjoy! :)
Add a Comment:
Deviator101 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014
This must be during the first, possibly second, succession war when the inner sphere powers still had warships. Most left with the star league army, and returned with the clans!
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Actually its on the start on the Word of Blake Jihad.

The ships are post clan designs.

Cheers for looking :D
LadySiri Featured By Owner May 28, 2014
I've always been a huge fan of the McKenna, you've done a very good job here of bringing across the oh-shit sinking feeling in Battletech when the other guy has one and you don't. Lovely work.
Colourbrand Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What great words :D!! Its what I try to do with BT - do more than the mechs!! I am glad that this pic evoke such feelings :D!

Its a pleasure - and thanks for faving it too :D :salute:
LadySiri Featured By Owner May 29, 2014
My pleasure. I have the 3057 book with all the warships in it, and while its illustrations are  fine and dandy, they don't give any sense of scale. This, though... this drives home just how bloody massive the McKenna is compared to other ships in the setting. The Aegis and the SS appear to be undersized (so they must be beyond the McKenna some ways) but the Lola 3 is just about right as a direct comparison.

I know at its heart Battletech is about giant robots, but it definitely needs more space battles (and more art of space battles).
Colourbrand Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well to be honest, I got these from another artist who sort of "dictated" the size of these ships; then again I am not surprised that BT does not depict size - too obsessed with WOW than substance - which is a great shame. BT has so much to offer but prefers to be ignorant.

Watch this space my friend, there will be more :) be it BT or other :D

Thank you again for your kind words :D
MRWHITE81 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you sir :)
AgentAlaskan Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
very very nice

a bit pixelated if i try and desktop it any higher res/bigger picture?

(34 in moniter)

either way amazing work
Colourbrand Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AH...welll only got 16 my friend - never expected 34!!

Thank you sir :D
Add a Comment: