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Calim VI: Bold maneuvers by Vince-T Calim VI: Bold maneuvers by Vince-T
This is part one of my new mini-series: The Battle of Calim VI. A recreation of a battle that occurred a few months back within the course of a crossover RPG thread I participated in over at the XWA Upgrade Forums ([link]).

Having picked up the fleeing Combat Yacht the ESS Destroyer Seraphim is confronted with a new problem: The Imperial task force that was chasing the Yacht is now onto them. Even with ESS reinforcements entering at the edge of the system, getting past the imperial blockade is a matter of some concern....

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"Some rescue mission!" Sheal barked over the blarring of sirens. "Status report!"
"Several hull breaches in our aft section." Kane reported grimly. "Nothing serious, except -"
"Except what?"
"Cloaking system's power is offline. I'll try to redirect but that'll take a few minutes!"
"Then get to it." Mryna ordered. "Can we fold yet?"
"The fold drive is still recharging." Monk reported grimly. "Make that fifteen more minutes."
"We don't have that much time!" Azrael commented. "What about the hyperdrive?" But Monk shook his head.
"Not with that Interdictor around."
"The Revan will take care of it, hopefully." Sheal said. "We just have to survive here and not get boarded."
"Pardon me but they haven't seen all of us just yet." Mryna snarled. "Bring us head-on towards that star destroyer and prepare the trinity cannon!" Moving to the next intercom she called hangar control. "This is Qhalic. Load with what explosives we have into that yacht and then evacuate the hangar!"
Cutting the connection she nodded towards Azrael. "Lock the trinity cannon on that Star destroyer's bridge. Once fired, go to full throttle and bring us above them. Our bow and lower section can take the pounding for a while."
It took a moment for the ship to fully turn around. By now the Star Destroyer was merely two kilometers away its cannons firing constantly.
"Target acquired!" Azrael announced. "Firing Trinity gun in 3 ... 2 ... 1..."
A hard ripple ran through the Seraphim as the tripple-barreled mass driver cannon unloaded its devastating charge in three silvery streaks. Thousands of metal particles pierced through the destroyers shields and impacted onto the bridge tower like a meteor shower, bursting and shredding hull platings. Within seconds countless breaches vented atmosphere and flames and had to be shut down.

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Credits:
- Star Destroyer model by Matt Hodges, design and concept by Lucasfilm Ltd.
- Predator-class Carrier and Warhammer-class Heavy Cruiser: Models and design by Jens Schulze Osthoff (-> me), inspired by design traits from Star Wars
- Seraphim and Inferno II-class cruiser: original models and design by Jens Schulze Osthoff (-> me)
- Planet background captured with Google Earth (Mars, actually)

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Preview: [link]
Part I: Bold Maneuvers: [link]
Part II: Pursuit: [link]
Part III: Close Combat: [link]
Part IV: Impact: [link]
Part V: From Hell's Heart: [link]
Part VI: Enemy Reinforcements: [link]
Part VII: Gravity Sniper: [link]
Part VIII: Slingshot: [link]
Part IX: Leap of Faith: [link]
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Agonis100 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009
Very cool scene!
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Vince-T Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, glad ya like it!
And thanks for faving :)
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quacky112 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009
Awesome Star destroyer designs as always and awesome battle scene!
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Vince-T Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! Rest assured, things'll get more intense soon :)
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Jagent-7 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I simply love the design of the star destroyer that's shooting, but isn't being shot at. Very slick.
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Vince-T Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, my greatest worry was that it might appear smaller than the Imp2, which it isn't :)
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Jagent-7 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A valid concern. I thought it was the same size as the Imp.
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Vince-T Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not quite, it's a tad bigger, add another 600 meters.
It's not as bulky as the Imp2, therefore it seems lighter than it is.

Come to think of it, that's actually an interesting strategy, isn't it? :)
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