Apologies for my lateness on the art front - all I will say is that other things have gotten in the way, and I was lacking energy to do any pictures.
All that now is null and moot - for the moment. So a new pic for you lovely people
In the Battletech world there are few vehicles I love, and the Sturmfeur is one of them. This missile only armed tank was a revelation when I first encountered this world many years ago.
However typical of Battletech, they did not depict this machine well, especially its firing capabilities; so when I got the chance I decided to have a go at doing this. The Sturmfeur is armed with a twenty-tube self-named long range missile system that is mounted in its back in an angled vertical firing system. Thinking about it and making a modest pic I saw the power of this machine – so I worked on it.
I was going to have it on it’s own but I added a MainGauche (another favourite) Support tank.
The original Sturmfeur had two LRMs, one in the turret, along with two machine guns. This I felt was absurd – only a pair of machine guns for defence, despite its whopping armour load.
In addition, mounting LRMS that way it sounded daft so I amended it as a variant; one with paired aft LRM 15 systems, a single gun at the front, and one in the turret with a triple SRM 2 battery for proper defensive punch.
I also wanted to perfect my abilities to do armoured vehicles. The dark strange sky was an afterthought and it emphasises the plumes of the missiles to terrifying lengths.
I added details on her to make her look like a plausible modern tank with lights, and mirrors.
Love to hear your thoughts!!