Let’s get back to the Tex Talks Battletech Warhammer episode art. Today we have the mighty concordat battleline.
I reused the Sabre fighters in the lower right corner. Unfortunately, I don’t recall what the bomber squadrons are modeled after. I did a lot of research on AeroSpace fighters in production before the Case Amber incident. Sadly, it appears, that I’ve forgotten some of the information.
Editor Mike really did a great job on the space battle scene. His laser game is much stronger than mine.
Some trivia, the Aerospace squadrons are Thunderbird bombers in the background and Sparrowhawks in the foreground. From my cursory research, it appears that dropships are used as carriers for BT space battles. Even large warships only host a small number of aerospace assets. From what I can tell there are no capital class carriers. I find that a bit strange.
This is my quick redesign of the Concordat warship. I really just flattened out the curves and angled stuff up. In retrospect, maybe I should have done more to adapt the rounded surfaces. Is it lazy of me to just flatten them out?
Time to continue with the Tex Talks Battletech art. This is the first piece I created of the much-maligned Baron destroyer.
Translating some of the old BT warship designs can be a challenge. The older art doesn’t always indicate where weapons are mounted. However, it’s generally indicated that the main armament is in the bow. That would be most of the naval class weapons. That being the case, I assumed most of the smaller “mech” equivalent weapons are defensive in nature. So, those ports along the back are for the Large Lasers and LRM launchers. The White Shark launchers are arranged along the ventral and dorsal spines.
We showed off part of this piece before the Warhammer episode’s premiere. Here’s the full version. If you are curious about what that sticker on the lower right sticker reads, it’s “Big Love: Meet single Elementals in your area.”
The Warhammer Pack art is done! The prints and sundries will be ordered soon. It’ll still be a few weeks before the sale officially starts. The pack will feature 5 prints and a coaster; the standard size on the prints will be 8.5″x11″.