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Battletech Seahunt by Colourbrand Battletech Seahunt by Colourbrand
In 3021, a number of Neptune class submarines defeated a lance of Dragon class mechs on New Ivaarsen. The battle prevented the disabling of the C3 network on that world which helped the Davions win the day.

In 3039 after the Forth Succession War, Hanse tried a similar war with his arch enemy the Draconis Combine, and thus waged this conflict. However, the Kuritans were ready, and learning that part of their counter offensive was going to involve a fight on Galtor - home of the Neptune - some wanted payback against those very vessels.

In this, a group of Neptunes are pounced upon by a large company of mechs, most of which are Dragons, eager for revenge. Insitgating tactics to defeat these subs, the mech corale the sub and start to pick them off with concentrated laser and some torpedo loads in their LRM/SRM units, this includes a Madra is equiped with nothing but SRTs to guarantee the Neptune's destruction.

I always wanted to do an underwater scene and I loved the backstory of the Neptune, why it was build and its function, hence again why its one of my favourite vehicles. However, I think mechs would be far deadlier in deep water (not an ocean) than a sub due to turning circles.

I liked how the undersea blasts came out, and the lasers - not over the top or strange.

The best part are the mechs - I was going to add detail but I felt that would detract some from others, so I made them sillouettes with just the glare of their cockpits to show that is what they are - oh and give a demonic look as they take on the Neptunes.

Like to hear your thoughts please.

Enjoy.
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Jax1776 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Awesome artwork here.
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you sir!

One tries :)
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AkindioStudios Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014
Mechs battling underwater... I never really heard of that before! Are these specialized mechs or just equipped with aquatic gear?
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well in the tech readout book of 3025 about vehicles, there is a small story of Dragon Medium mechs traversing underwater to hit Davion C3 outposts on Galtor 3. The Neptunes held them off.

Since that time, the writers have added undersea technologies to mechs to give them more "flexibility" including UMUs (Underwater Maneuvering Units) and torpedo versions of LRM and SRM systems.

In this case, the mechs are just equiped with torpedo versions of their missile systems.
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AkindioStudios Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
Ah, I see.

Thanks much for your informative reply! :)
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pleasure sir :)
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Blue-Jedi Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
I love undersea stuff. great work  :)
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you sir! :)

I should do more...
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Reactor-Axe-Man Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Being a former submariner, I am of two minds about this pic. I'd like to think the subs could do a better job evading - after all, it's their job to be quiet and use their superior underwater sensors to their advantage. Plus the massive volley fire of BT warfare goes against the grain of powerful torpedoes being enough to sink a boat in one shot. I guess I should accept it though.
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No no - you are quite right. Then again BT is a clunky world. In reailty subs and dedicated vehicals would be more lethal than giant robots.

Thank you for popping by sir to take time to visit and comment - most appreciated :D
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