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Fifth Alsakan Conflict by wraithdt Fifth Alsakan Conflict by wraithdt
This is one of ten pieces I did for the new Star Wars Essential Guide to Warfare. I had a blast working on it and I'm excited that I am able to contribute to the Star Wars universe.

I will be posting them in the order of sequence as it appears in the book. Hope you guys enjoy them!

Admiral Hirken defends the Northern Dependencies during the Fifth Alsakan Conflict. This is one of a series of clashes between the planets Coruscant and Alsakan over the leadership of the Republic that took place over the span of 140 centuries almost 17,000 years BBY(before the Battle of Yavin). Star Wars starships look rather different back in those days when shield technology was rudimentary and instead rely on large reflective armor as their main defense.

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Published by Del Rey, an imprint of Random House Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc.

You can get the book here >> [link]
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:iconjeszasz:
JESzasz Featured By Owner 3 days ago  New Deviant Student Traditional Artist
 A war over leadership of the Republic? Sounds like the Republic's equivalent to the American Civil War.

 Did you design the ships, or did someone else. Either way, you're awesome for designing ships from 17,000 years ago, or rendering the designs into this high-action scene.

 Interesting how they didn't have shield technology. The ships must've been really primitive.
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monsterlord-18 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015
when i first read the title, i thought it said Alaskan, then i thought 'Alaska ain't in Star Wars. there's no Earth.'
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:iconmegadeth9mm:
megadeth9mm Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015
battles like this happen all over the universe.  oh yes....
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:icondelta7xx:
delta7Xx Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014
dang! that stuff was used in a book i have! as a matter of fact, i recognize a lot of your art there!
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:iconheadfirstrock71:
HeadfirstRock71 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014   Artisan Crafter
at first i thought it was the Pillar of Autumn from Halo
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:iconbobalog123:
Bobalog123 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You drew the illustrations for that?

That's awesome, some of them are incredible!
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:iconcolorfreaky:
Colorfreaky Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
YEAH, TIS IS EPIC....
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:iconpsychosityc:
Psychosityc Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
..........

man, i want those ships to be availabe at starshatter.....
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:iconstarforgestudios:
StarForgeStudios Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
So much awesome!
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:iconjailgurdnegative:
jailgurdnegative Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist
ancient days of the high tech star wars universe.
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:iconragnarok6664:
Ragnarok6664 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great blockade :thumbsup:
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:iconoddfox17:
OddFox17 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Student Writer
I read that book. Loved your illustrations!
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:iconjames-dark-blue-wolf:
James-Dark-Blue-Wolf Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
Whoa that is awsome!
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:icondrxanatos:
DrXanatos Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
Your art is awesome. Keep at it. :nod:
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:icongeorgek117:
Georgek117 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That ship looks loads like the Pillar Of Autumn from Halo, did you draw inspiration from it? 0.O
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TheElevatedDeviant Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
Gorgeous. The look of Early Galactic History is really captured here- it reminds me very much of the 5000BBY Hyperspace War.
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BrowncoatMando Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist
My brother commented that they remind him of some of the ships from Babylon 5. I've don't know if you've ever watched it but it wasn't meant to be a bad thing. These ships are nice looking pieces and I can distinctly see a few different classes. Nice touch, you can't win a battle with brute strength alone.
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Harris2300 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
Awesome. :) I almost mistook them for Sith warships from 5000 BBY when the Sith empire fell after a failed attempt to conquer the Republic. Yes, I read Golden Age of the Sith and Fall of the Sith Empire. They were great graphic novels by the way and showed even some of the internal squabbling withing the Sith empire itself. Weak deflector shielding would explain why ships at the time had such angular hull plating.
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Amaniwolf Featured By Owner May 12, 2012
Wow, that's cool!
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TheMrBADWOLF Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
:pc: Very cool.
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:iconor-else-you-will-die:
Or-Else-You-Will-Die Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I remember when these ship designs were first introduced in tales of the jedi...man I was hyped.
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melficexd Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That ship reminds me a bit of the USCSS Sulaco, from the Aliens movies, though it is an interesting concept for a ship. Good job
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Grappo77 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
puure awsomeness! reminds me little of babylon 5 terran ships. You met GLucas yet?
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BrowncoatMando Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist
my brother noticed the same thing, that they look like B5. Personally I think they look the Wrlock class
[link]
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EcureuilMatrix Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
Just to be sure, these are Alsakani ships and the burning wreck is Coruscanti?
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:icontoblerone-muncher:
Toblerone-muncher Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
The book says they're Admiral Hirken's swift cruisers that were used to defend the Alsakani colonies in the Northern Dependencies, so that's a "yes".
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BleuReptorSkitt Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012
best desgine of the realy old Star wars ships i have ever seen
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tavumkal Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Designed in 2510 CE by Dr. Robert McLees, the Halcyon only saw a brief era of service due to costly construction and maintenance, a lack of speed, and concerns regarding it's tactical viability. Composed of five hexagonal and octagonal sections fitted together, the Halcyon is the smallest UNSC vessel to be designated a cruiser. Armed with a sole MAC gun, 180 Archer missiles, and four Shiva missiles, the Halcyon was outclassed in every way by the Marathon-class cruisers that replaced it.
When the Human-Covenant War required every ship available to fight, many Halcyon-class ships were refitted with thousands of extra Archer missiles and a three hundred percent engine capacity increase.
OTHER NAME: Human Attack Ship class C-II LENGTH: 3,840 ft [1,170 m] SPAN: 1,155 ft [352 m] USE: All-purpose attack and defense, troop and supply transport FAMOUS SHIPS OF THIS TYPE: UNSC Dawn Under Heaven, UNSC Pillar of Autumn

Reminds me of HALO...just saying.....
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Akari-Hime Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How, how did you do that? *___* Its soo awesome )))
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:iconclefj:
ClefJ Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You did a good job making this look like its own culture and time separate from the star wars most of us know. :3
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Tzryylon5 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012
"They're attacking again."
"I thought we had a truce..."
"Just because you keep saying it doesn't make it true."
...
BOOM. *Blimey!* *I say!*
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Taytonclait Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I bet those jerks are shooting at teddy bears and toy cars. The jerks!

Great pic my man.
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Dolbsha Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
all i can think of when i read Alsakan is changing it to Alaskan and my mind just gets silly from there.
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Ceasarex-the-mage Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Student General Artist
Woah! I like how you did this. IDK what it is about star wars that draws me even closer, but I like it very much (perhaps it is because that masterpiece from Mr. Lukas was a large part of my childhood) I love how you did the action... definatly makes it more interesting, especially with that starship in mid-explision..... KABOOM! (maniacal laughter) :plotting:
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exocolumn Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012
Great work!

But why am I about the spacecraft from the wing commander movie?
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:iconnullcast:
Nullcast Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012
You actually have a reason for your ships to use some of the faceted style Homeworld made popular (again?). And it's very nice to see ship designs and fluff that actually mesh.
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:icontoblerone-muncher:
Toblerone-muncher Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
It's retroactively based on the Reliance I, which featured in a 1994 SW comic. Homeworld came out in 1999.
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:iconnullcast:
Nullcast Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
They probably both take cues from some much earlier designer who I don't know about. Although Homeworld designs are largely a result of their limitations (when you have a software render option keeping polygon count low is a godsend.)
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Toblerone-muncher Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
Cool with me, I love HW designs.

The book also has Alsakan battlecruisers and the Invincible-class from the Han Solo trilogy which was imaged by WEG. The Alsakan Atgeir-class battlecruiser being the inspiration for the Invincible-class dreadnaught heavy cruiser and both looking sorta similar to the cruisers in this image. The front of the ships are a definite connection which means, in-universe, both the Reliance I of Tales of the Jedi and the Atgeir/Invincible took design cues from these swift cruisers.
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Empkin Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Professional
wow, nice work, the perspective is awesome
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:iconavolendi:
Avolendi Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice! :)
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:iconthejazza:
theJazza Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012
Awesome
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Dante551 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
wow amazing ships
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GhostScribbler Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Very nice! :)

PS: the link at the bottom of the description doesn't work :)
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wraithdt Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thx. Its fixed.
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miklosgo Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing work.
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RobinTheStarChaser Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012
dude, you are a master
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:iconkorwis:
korwis Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, that's awesome!
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amiko16 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, this is fantastic :D

(the link doesn't work, though)
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storm-bunny Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
this looks great. I love it :)
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