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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! :)
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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!
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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
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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.
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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:
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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).
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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
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MRWHITE81 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013
cool
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you sir :)
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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
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AH...welll only got 16 my friend - never expected 34!!

Thank you sir :D
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Akindio Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Epic battle scene!
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you sir :D
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SylviaFeer Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
WOW!!!! :clap: ^__^
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah! I go with that!

Thank you very much for your lovely words and visit - I really appreciate it :D

HUGS!!
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IanSBurns Featured By Owner May 27, 2012
This is a great pic, as been said, a very underused part of Battletech. *makes this desktop wallpaper*
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D

You have just made me a happy bunny!! Thank you sir!!
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I-Plexiglass Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
For an experiment, I think it turned out rather well!
I'm really liking all the detail here, but make sure to prevent it from becoming cluttered.

The light source and horizon, however, offset this really well, drawing the eye around
the pic as an entirety.

That's all the criticism I can offer. Otherwise, you've come a long way with this.
Cheers! :D
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cheers! No no, be always honest! After all, the spectator sees more than the player. I like the factor about the sun, and yer right! Its does make you look around subconciously. That is an excellent point and one I am taking with me!

Yes, clutter is my crime, one I am trying to fix.

Thank you very much for this important feedback!
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I-Plexiglass Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Honesty is always something I struggled with-
Not that I am a liar, but I always worry about saying the wrong thing.

You are very welcome! I will keep it in mind for future reference.
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ditto - and a Liar? Never!

We are only human, if one says the wrong thing, just explain. Anyone who cannot fathom that, avoid.
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I-Plexiglass Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very good advice right there- definitely going to keep it in mind.
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
See? Great minds help :D
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I-Plexiglass Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely!
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HeidiKriel Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The drama in this is stunning C - you are very good with these! :)
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have my moments ;)

HUGS galore - your support spurs me on my friend HUGS!!

Thank you for being here - means a lot!
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HeidiKriel Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm glad :)
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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Chris-919 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Now thats one seriously awesome looking battle.
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Has its moments ;)

Always a pleasure sir :D
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Chris-919 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Make it an even bigger battle next time. Death and destruction is always appealing to me when things aren't going right.:)
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Will do! :D
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Tyrranus Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
I love this!! You are so right we NEVER get to see good warship art or fleet engagement pics!!
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
INDEED!!!!

Thank you very much for your strong stirring words sir!

Also for popping by :D
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dsherratt74 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This looks great Chris. There's so much action in it. Kind of reminds me of the Alliance's attack on the second Death Star. I'd hate to be the Kong-jiang-jun in charge of coordinating the attack.

I also love the complete neglect at the details of who the invader is in your description though speaking as a guy who knows who's likely to invade the CC, the actual ships do kind of give it away if you remove the the assumption of captured vessels from the equation and factor in who'd have the resources to unleash such a large fleet on a single world. I'll say nothing more.

There's a lot of lovely details in it despite the limited array of weapons being fired, but I do wonder where the NGauss and NPPCs are especially as the McKenna mounts a dozen HNPPCs on each broadside. Silly little gripe I know but that's just me.
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey AMIGO!!!

Thank you sir! Its a piece I just droned into and it worked - less is more and it worked well here. You know enough and the rest is in the mind.

I left that to the imagination - sometimes I think its ideal to let people think what is what and so forth. I hate telling it "by the numbers".

Oh and I go with your theory ;)

I was going to add more weapons but I felt that could have decended into buffoonery, a case of "the mother of all wars just went up to 11" and then it would look comical.

I was tempted....;)

Always a joy sir!!!
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dsherratt74 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh and I go with your theory
Cool, the thought of the invaders is making me hungry, I'll just go pop a couple of slices in. ;)

You're very right too much fire would detract from the overall feel, and make it comical. I just get the sense the big guns are lacking, lasers are all well and good but their range is limited. Still there's enough Cap torpedoes there to make up for the lack of them.

fantastic work though once again. You're a true master I wish I had half the skill with art you do.
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"Cool, the thought of the invaders is making me hungry, I'll just go pop a couple of slices in." That is a bloody cool quip - if it is one ;)

Hey, now now, you are a star in many a ways sir - writing (thanks for the tip on CAPS!!!) and 3D stuff!

However, thank you very much for your kind supportive words.

More is to come :D
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dsherratt74 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is a bloody cool quip - if it is one</>I

It was. A little obscure I admit, but hey you got it. LOL ;)

Can't wait to see what else you come up with my friend.
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Watch this space ;)

And that is a damn cool quip!
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screenscan Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012   Interface Designer
the debris and the blurry ness of the foreground fighters is just great
as is the perspective!
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you sir, I am pleased you love this - and thank you for taking time out to visit :D
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screenscan Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012   Interface Designer
:)

youre always too polite

:)
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Manners never hurt and it (hopefully) gains respect.
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screenscan Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012   Interface Designer
says the man whos into war(games) ;)

you gotta be older, right?
(not being insulting dear sir!)

:)

cheers, hope you live a well life
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Way old, and on the verge of falling apart ;) LOL

No offence take amigo!

One tries :D
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screenscan Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012   Interface Designer
:)
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Emigepa Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! Another great work of the teacher. Very complex and detailed. Congratulations. :-)
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Teacher? Moi? Nah!

You are the man with your exceptional skills of Blender - but thank you very much for that kind compliment - and also for taking time out to visit.

Absolute pleasure :D
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Emigepa Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Check your work is a pleasure. Thanks for sharing.
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Anytime :D
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