Launch The Flyers!

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Launch The Flyers!

Written by Spartan Chris | Tags: ,

The Kiyohime Assault Carrier plays a similar, albeit slightly different, role to the Tenkei Sky Fortress in the Blazing Sun’s Navy. The Tenkei may have more planes to bring to the fight, but with its rugged construction and powerful turret the Kiyohime is a force in its own right. A host of broadside weaponry and fore torpedoes complement the turret making this Assault Carrier a perfect addition to your naval forces, buried among your fleet it will hold its own while launching its deadly fighters and torpedo bombers into the fray.

Empire of the Blazing Sun - Kiyohime Class Assault Carrier (Top)

Empire of the Blazing Sun - Kiyohime Class Assault Carrier (Top)

Designing the Kiyohime was a fun process, the Japanese aesthetic has been one of my favourites since the early days of Dystopian Wars, they were a pain at first trying to come up with their unique style, and it wasn’t until I did a tiny thumbnail sketch of the cruiser that their whole aesthetic came together. Since then it’s been enormous fun making new ships for the growing Imperial Fleet, and carriers are no exception.

Empire of the Blazing Sun - Kiyohime Class Assault Carrier (Side)

Empire of the Blazing Sun - Kiyohime Class Assault Carrier (Side)

Since we already have the off-the-wall flying gyro carrier for the Japanese, the Assault Carrier was an excuse to introduce some more familiar naval carrier elements into the design, but without compromising the Steam Punk feel of the game or the Japanese aesthetic. The asymmetric design was also interesting to do as I think it really works with the cylindrical shapes of the Japanese fleet.

Empire of the Blazing Sun - Kiyohime Class Assault Carrier (Top)

Empire of the Blazing Sun - Kiyohime Class Assault Carrier (Top)

Empire of the Blazing Sun - Kiyohime Class Assault Carrier (Control Tower)

Empire of the Blazing Sun - Kiyohime Class Assault Carrier (Control Tower)

Empire of the Blazing Sun - Kiyohime Class Assault Carrier (Fighter on Deck)

Empire of the Blazing Sun - Kiyohime Class Assault Carrier (Fighter on Deck)

Empire of the Blazing Sun - Kiyohime Class Assault Carrier (Fore)

Empire of the Blazing Sun - Kiyohime Class Assault Carrier (Fore)