I've been trying to tidy up my work area recently; it's such a mess that I've not been able to do any painting for 6 weeks or more now. Rather than just push everything loose into yet more piles, I'm attempting a "deep clean", where I reorganise quite a lot of the storage of my finished models as well as deciding how to arrange all the tools, paints, part-finished figures and materials. Of course, this is going very slowly...
Whilst I was opening some of the tattier cardboard boxes on my shelves to discover what was in them, I came across the following spaceships. I thought that maybe you'd like to see them too, before they go back into a more suitable box. They are my Imperial starships, though I'm not really sure to which Empire they belong.
I have a different Full Thrust "Imperial" fleet, based loosely on the bad guys from Star Wars, but I actually had this fleet painted up first and so technically it's my first set of such ships. Ah, I guess that I just like huge, star-spanning civilisations with grand, hereditary heads of state!
All of these starships are from Games Workshop's Battlefleet Gothic range. They come from the Imperial and Space Marine ranges, though I don't necessarily regard my versions as belonging to the Warhammer 40K Universe.
The superdreadnought "Honourable"
To put a bit of distance between my models and the Warhammer 40K universe, I've painted a Warzone Imperial insignia on the tail fins. That should confuse both sets of fanboys, I think!
The light cruiser "Obedient"
This light cruiser also has a Warzone Imperial insignia on her sides, forward-facing beam weapons and broadsides of missile or gun tubes.
52nd Destroyer Flotilla
|Destroyers: Bonfire, Blaze, Pyrotechnic, Arsonist, Torch, Ember|
The Firestorm-class destroyers have a heavy battery of forward-facing beam weapons. These aren't powerful enough to take on an enemy battleship, but rather their task is to screen their own capital ships from hostile light units.
114th Frigate Squadron
|Frigates: Fer-de-Lance, Asp, Diamondback, Constrictor, Cottonmouth|
The Whole Fleet
This is quite an unbalanced fleet, with plenty of small and large ships but not much in between. I could use a few more cruisers and I might even have 1 unbuilt Space Marine cruiser lying about somewhere.
Will I ever use these models in a game? I hope so, though at the moment I don't have any Full Thrust SSDs for them. I suppose they could also be used in Battlefleet Gothic, or 5150: Star Navy, though, if only I had the time...