Mighty Like The River

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Mighty Like The River

Written by Spartan Chris | Tags: ,

As the sister carrier to the iconic Imperium Class Sky Fortress, the Rhine Class Fleet Carrier has a lot to live up to, but it does well to hold its own in two ways. 1) its broadsides may have a short range, but their Range Band 1 attack is devastating to almost any vessel. 2) anything hanging back in fear is just as vulnerable to the monstrous fore bombard. The Rhine makes for a good support vessel on the water and while it may not fit the blitzkrieg doctrine of the Imperium Sky Fortress, its role in the fleet is no less useful.

Prussian Empire - Rhine Class Fleet Carrier (Top)

Prussian Empire - Rhine Class Fleet Carrier (Top)

I usually describe the Prussian aesthetic in one word; obtuse. There is a no nonsense approach that the Prussians take to their ships, utilitarianism and modern design, flat angled panelling concealing the serpentine wires that power the Tesla weaponry. My favourite part is the faraday mesh grills that protect the Prussians from their own deadly electrical weapons. Concealing the flight deck behind those grills was almost the first idea for the ship, and everything seemed to fall into place after that. The Rhine is one of those ships that almost designs itself from the outset and I am sure it will make a good addition to the Prussian fleets out there.

Prussian Empire - Rhine Class Fleet Carrier (Top)

Prussian Empire - Rhine Class Fleet Carrier (Top)

Prussian Empire - Rhine Class Fleet Carrier (Aft)

Prussian Empire - Rhine Class Fleet Carrier (Aft)

Prussian Empire - Rhine Class Fleet Carrier (Side)

Prussian Empire - Rhine Class Fleet Carrier (Side)

Prussian Empire - Rhine Class Fleet Carrier (Fore Bombard Weapon)

Prussian Empire - Rhine Class Fleet Carrier (Fore Bombard Weapon)

Prussian Empire - Rhine Class Fleet Carrier (Deck)

Prussian Empire - Rhine Class Fleet Carrier (Deck)

Prussian Empire - Rhine Class Fleet Carrier (Fore Bombard Weapon)

Prussian Empire - Rhine Class Fleet Carrier (Fore Bombard Weapon)