howdy fellas, im not sure where to post this.

im currently designing a nuclear armed railgun warship (space) i already have a basic design thought up but i need some more brain shit. i need to make a warship that you can use while listen to God Shattering Star.

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >40k posting

    [...]

    • 1 month ago
      yoink

      not 40k posting. need some ideas for armament and systems and general bullshit.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Is this for some sorta game or are you just brainstorming a OC space battleship?

        • 1 month ago
          yoink

          for a game but also brainstorming at the same time. so the answer is:yes

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    what?

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    You do realize that space engineers has a general thread for itself on /vg/, right?

    • 1 month ago
      yoink

      also its not in space engineers. though i guess i could make an attempt to recreate it in that.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Lets sort out a few core questions here.
    So I am assuming the core of this thing's weaponry is railguns.
    >Is this like a big frickhuge spinal mounted railgun it can only have one or two of?
    Or is it something turret mounted that can exist as multiple emplacements?

    >Is this thing one of the biggest ships around for war? What is its primary role?
    Is it gonna be fighting everything as a do-all Ship of the Line like the old British navy Manowars, or will it rely on other ships to help fight certain things as a more specialized role like a dedicated "frick that thing I have a railgun" blaster?

    We gotta get a feel for what the "meta" of space combat is for your stuff here.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Hold on. Before any of the autism, if you're making it out for a story we need to know its role in the story. Protagonist? Antagonist? Role in universe?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Ah, very good point.
        Might as well get that out of the way first.

      • 1 month ago
        yoink

        as yes. my favorite question. the warship has multiple of its class(i need a name,something ominous but protag) its part of the UCRN ( United Continental Republic Navy) so its technically protagonist. though there were some instances where one B U R N E D an entire city from orbit due to non compliance and rebellion. these are the long range strikers and barges of the UCRN so one appearing in high orbit of a planet that has left the UCR is not good, as these can shatter whole countries with ease

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          So big, imposing frick-off design but still technically for the good guys. What is the faction they belong to like? Very advanced or falling apart at the edges? How do they reflect your factions combat tactics?

          • 1 month ago
            yoink

            the UCR is sorta chaotic good. burning everyone who rebels to ash but helping anyone in need. its very advanced as its placed in the 22nd century. the tactics are really just "frick em, drop those Knights from orbit and launch a salvo of cruise missiles" but they also had a massive array of stealth stuff

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Finally, is there a captain of one of these things you have in mind? Important ships usually reflect the traits of the characters. Aggressive person, aggressive combat tactics, aggressive design.

              • 1 month ago
                yoink

                his name is Hoffman. veeery cold dude. aggressive but great at storm tactics. hes one of the guys who melted a city

    • 1 month ago
      yoink

      thanks for really responding! lets discuss. well first its mounted with 2 massive railguns designed to throw nuclear warheads at really anything. these are powered by a seperate nuclear reactor from the ship,allowing the rest of the vessel to function with ease. it also mounts multiple "cindere" cannon lances which are plasma cannons that can pierce atmosphere. its fricking huge. its 2 kilometers. its role is to be a bunker-buster but also a country melting sniper vessel. its loaded with drop pods and hangers,as well as a massive bomb bay! it should defend itself well as its armed with cindere cannons,as well as broadside railgun batteries. the prow is heavily armored as its designed for burning things from afar and the guns are spinally mounted.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >No point defense, countermeasures, ecm
        Ngmi

        • 1 month ago
          yoink

          it'll have a whole network of 60 PD turret. and since its a invasion strike ship it has a huge EWAR suite

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Is this thing from some sorta pre-existing game or is this for something you yourself are brainstorming?
            I'd just like to know what I am getting myself into here and if there is some outside sources to read on stuff like what sorta tech these ships are supposed to have, etc.

            • 1 month ago
              yoink

              me myself. need any info? ask me. i will be building it all in scrap mechanic sometime but its also a world building thing. lemme explain the tech. 1: Knights. the Knight is a bipedal combat walker. sorta like a gundam but less flashy and more MBT lookin. 2: Cindere weapons. these are plasma cannons. 3: Antispace drives. these are the FTL drives of my universe. these break a hole in space and form a pocket of "Antispace" around the ship.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Also do you have any art or aesthetics in mind? I want to try drawing it if you have some reference art.

              • 1 month ago
                yoink

                yep. i draw some of my tech(somewhat badly) i finished a tank yesterday! i'll see if i can take a pic aesthetics are a mix between 40k, Gundam and stuff we have today.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        just to clarify, is this country melting thing meant to be a precise and gradual thing? like how the covenant used MANY ships to quickly glass planets in HALO because it took time to glass things with one ship?
        more like a "frick that massive city" in a single barrage?

        https://i.imgur.com/QQsH5fp.jpg

        >No point defense, countermeasures, ecm
        Ngmi

        well hold on now this is why we had to establish what he wanted the ship to be, first.
        it can have something.
        it can have escorts as well.
        So far I am getting strong "Ship of the Line, many big guns frick you I am far away"
        So it will be great for ships its size to fairly smaller.

        What defenses should it have against similar weapons?
        Does it rely on being more armored, longer range, or having more numbers?
        How fragile would two of these things be shooting at each other STRAIGHT up?
        What if one of them flanked the other from the side?

        • 1 month ago
          yoink

          its one double-tap of of a nuclear railgun and boom. city gone. it is heavily armored and pretty fast for its size. its a long range vessel,taking out the largest enemy vessels before shrieking in to mop up the remaining cruisers and frigates.two shooting at each other would be a battle of titans. it would be up to chance

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            so these things are MASSIVE strategic resources then?
            is the UCR the only group that has something like that?
            would you say they are spread thin and are rare shit-your-pants-if-you-see-one events?

            • 1 month ago
              yoink

              you bet. the UCR has a rival, the Peoples Union of Eastern Europia, who rebelled from the rest of Russia in 2050. the civil war ended fast. with Russia and Bosnia nuking the hell outta the PUEE. they do not have them. the PUEE has good tech but its like China, old shit that got modernized. but they do have spacecraft. these are rare a bit. by the time i finish building em there will be 20. so yea shit-your-pants is right. mainly cause they are loud as shit. just a massive rumbling coming from the stratosphere and a flare of engines

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Alright.
                So right now your super ship has some glaring vulnerabilities that need addressed.
                not necessarily by changing the ship much, if at all.

                If something manages to avoid the sensors or avoid the railgun fire, what stops it from launching small scale boarding craft or other packages of nastiness against this ship?
                What stops it from being overwhelmed by small, agile fighters?
                Sure the smaller railguns will shoot very fast.
                But how fast can they track and traverse?
                What stops the ship from being overwhelmed or slowly chewed up?

                Something that strategic being vulnerable is fine as a balance, and would further justify a screening escort of some kind.

              • 1 month ago
                yoink

                thats the fun part. these can carry 2 heavy frigates called Arenas in a big hanger bay. boarding parties will be met with heavily armored naval Flare Guards. armed with flamethrowers,kindjals and dart rifles. fighter craft will be dealt with by a massive wing of interceptors and Space Combat Knights called Iskandars

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                alright so its a true fricking do everything titan.
                its got the size for it.

                Now how do you justify your OP America faction not taking over the world yet?
                the restraint of the politicians?

              • 1 month ago
                yoink

                who said they didn't. the UCR succeeded the UN so most of the countries in the world except the PUEE is a member. its not just America

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Halo MAC ship design or ME human ships.

  6. 1 month ago
    yoink

    nope no pic. to hard.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      How so?
      Can you try to describe the aesthetics to me if you can't provide a photo?

      • 1 month ago
        yoink

        hmmm imagine 40K mixed with Babylon 5, BSG, SBY and Gundam. then heavily saturated with halo. so big angular battleships with badass markings, with big kinetic and laser weapons. several classes look like real naval warships. several are equipped with LACs: linear accelerator cannons.. so put short:blocky angular things with red lights that sometimes look like actual water warships.

  7. 1 month ago
    yoink

    you'll see it when i start building it all

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Howdy

    • 1 month ago
      yoink

      howdy!

  9. 1 month ago
    yoink

    any name ideas folks?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The Mary Sue.

  10. 1 month ago
    yoink

    im also designing a Helldivers-esque sorta Scopedog-like orbital drop Knight to go along with the warship. i'll design that myself though. signing off now. see y'all tomorrow!

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