Monday, August 25, 2014

Aeronef WIP: The Tso Chinese

Following the assassination of the Imperial family by Muslim Chinese rebels in 1876, General Tso Tsung-t'ang, military genius and founder of China's naval academy, took over administrative control of the government until questions of imperial succession could be resolved. This regency became permanent without any official orders or proclamations, and General Tso immediately moved to modernize the Chinese aeronef fleet.

There are some design elements that are meant to invoke a feeling of traditional Chinese architecture, such as the "turtle boat"-inspired Frigate, the sloping roofline of the Aerofighter Carrier, and the junk-inspired steering vanes present on all the ships. I was going to put a dragon's head on the front of each ship, but I couldn't make a decent one.

Note the sally ports and harpoon guns on the Marine Raider!  Specially (or especially) designed for boarding actions.

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