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Taiidan Advanced Battlecruiser by Norsehound Taiidan Advanced Battlecruiser by Norsehound
The closest to the "final vision" of my Taiidan advanced Battlecruiser.

The first mentioned ship of the class so far is the Ishanii-Kel, named after the hero of an ancient Taiidan legend who challenged a monster savaging the ways of space and time around Taiidan.

The second is the Abaada-Taiidan (In loose translation, the name conceptually translates as "never loosing" "Taiidan". It says the namesake is ever victorious, in the old tounge). It was stationed at the Imperial Capital of Jigoku before the Traditionalists rebelled and seized the ship.

Armaments are (presently):
4x2 Refined Ion Cannons
2x6 Heavy Mass drivers
6x light autocannon (point-defense mounts)

2x subsystem pads
1x subsystem sensor pad

One example of this class managed to fight off a pair of Archangel-class dreadnoughts. The fiction is available for reading on the Relic forums.

Homeworld, Taiidan = Relic Entertainment
Art, conception = Michael R Ptak
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chuckinater Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011
Dang! I wish the Taiidan had this!
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zelaznostopy Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
And who doesn't ? :D This has enough firepower to take down approx. ... 15 assault frigates? :o
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Pouk3D Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2009
Does this thing ever made it to the game? Is it present in any mod? I know it's a part of your fiction and it wasn't intended to be in a game, but I am still wondering if it could eventualy be somewhere. It's very nice BC and it would be interresting to play it.
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Norsehound Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2009
Someone started to model it, but I don't think it ever got past being simple geometry.

Though during the process I had so many people complain that the cylindrical turrets seemed out of place and unworthy of the design. In my mind, no other design can work, and I won't compromise on that unless I come up with an alternative.

Maybe that fact is what kept the design from being modeled?
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Pouk3D Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2009
I actually like it exactly as it is, the cylindrical turrets seems very realistic to me.
You know, I am toying with the idea to make this piece, to bring it to life in Homeworld 2 (making it to the original HW would be pointless to me), I could model it, texture it, "hod it"... Only problem is that I would need an actual reason to do so and my mod doesn't have any Taiidans and I don't want to make something which I won't ever use, because it would be just a waste of time for me. So it would probably have to be just an abandoned old mighty ship in the middle of the map, waiting to be captured by who come first, and I'm not sure you would like the idea of your ship being used that way.
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Norsehound Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2009
I don't think the Taiidan would ever allow one of their battlecruisers to go abandoned... especially in my setting, where these brand-new warships are destroyed if they cannot be salvaged. They represent the Taiidan return to Galactic affairs, after all.
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Pouk3D Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2009
That's exactly what I thought. If I can't use it in rearm mod, I won't make it because I don't have time for it. But it's a shame that concept like this hasn't been used in a game, it's beautiful, someone should definitely make it.
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Tynorg-Six Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Perhaps you could add a Taiidani Faction - much as you are doing with the Kadeshi? It would be nice...
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Pouk3D Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
Sadly I don't have time for that as much as I'd like to.
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Tynorg-Six Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I assume that adding a new playable race takes more work and considerably more time than simply implementing new ships and modules?
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Pouk3D Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009
Remake it to 3D and place to the game.
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McCoyPauley Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2008
Whooo! Very persuasive - especially in battle I guess.
I'd like to order one... hundred. :D
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SeDevri Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2008
Hey i was wondering if you would mind if i tried to make a 3D version of this ship, i really like its design and want to take a wack at it.
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Norsehound Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2008
Give me credit and send me a link to your finished work when it's done.
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SeDevri Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2008
Oh i planed to, i just wanted to ask before it did it. Thanks!
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SeDevri Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2008
Hey i was trying to find the Forums you mentioned and i cant seem to get to them, you think you could post me a link?
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Norsehound Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2008
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SeDevri Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2008
why do you suppose everyone like to make concepts for the Taiidani, i hardly ever see any Hiigaran ship concepts?
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Norsehound Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2008
Taiidani are much cooler!

In all seriousness I couldn't tell you the answer- Personally I find Taiidani aesthetics more interesting than Kushan/Hiigaran ones.
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SeDevri Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2008
granted the Kushan/Hiigarans have a much sleeker design to them which does tend to make there ships a bit more simplistic but that should just be all the more reason to come up with a few of your own right lol. im not a very good artist so if i put any of my ideas up i'd just embarrass myself but i think i'll give it a try anyway. so whats your Favorite ship in all the Homeworld games?
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Norsehound Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2008
The Taiidan BC is certainly a favorite, but I think one of my favorite smallcraft designs would have to be the Taiid Light corvette (!). Never used ingame, I still think the design is underutilized and could be improved upon greatly.
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SeDevri Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2008
Have you made any Designs based on your Taiidan Ligh Corvette?
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SeDevri Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2008
Awesome, i really enjoy your design concepts, im a HUGE fan of the Homeworld games!
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TheHiddenPhoenix Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
its yellow I hate yellow
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Scha11enkrieger Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yeeehhhaaaa Taiidan Rocks!!!!!!!!!
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alyx-sama Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008
Ship thingy!
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goat89 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008
WOOT! ;)
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solios Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008  Professional General Artist
It's all... POINTY! :O
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