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Overlord Battleship by Norsehound Overlord Battleship by Norsehound
When the Pride was the mainstay cruiser of the United Leauge of Planets fleet, the Overlord was the Battleship. Though both ships are considered vintage by today's standards, the Overlord is more reflective of current USN naval designs and represents a transistion from past shipbuilding aesthetics to newer, functional design. Even so, compared to today's lineup, she is outdated by her contemporaries in the USN navy. Only a handful exist, mostly in reserve, although Fleet 87 is said to operate four of these ships as squadron leaders for ambush operations.

Also like the Pride, the Antarians found themselves with a number of these ships when considering the restructuring of thier fleet. Rather than make drastic modifications to simply add drone capacity (like the Pride), the Overlord-C has most of it's cargo spaces removed to create the massive hanger area in the forward hull. Other improvements include removal and replacement of outdated systems, a complete engine overhaul, and the heavy mass driver turrets were switched out with plasma launchers- as the cavities left from those massive projectile cannons could easily accomodate standard capital plasma weapon.

In her hayday the Overlord Battleship was a formitable ship- carrying significant anti-capital weaponry backed up by a surrounding screen of Ion arrays. As missiles and other guided weapons were not as practical during the Overlord's launching, some say the ackerson anti-ship torpedoes were more of an afterthought than a reliable weapons system. Still, though it is outdated by many other cruisers, the Overlord is still a potent foe- especially in it's modern -C configuration.

=Angels Fall First=
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blacklion68 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
Hmmm... Sounds like Strike Cruisers on HGH to me.
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jonbluestone Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice work, and you may wish to know, the word is spelt League (believe me it is a common spelling mistake). I look forward to seeing more of your work.
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danarogon Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Student Digital Artist
love the top version :D neat design ^-^
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plidezus Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2008
good!!!
I really like these ships~
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Eos-24-iso-8 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2008
looks similiar to the shis of the game homeworld
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McCoyPauley Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2008
Oh this design really rocks!
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kheng Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the colour scheme of the top version, for some reason that blue and grey just go so well together and i have no idea why >_<
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