Hello dear community,
Got some nice Christmas presents? We might be a bit late but we've another one for you. ;)
But first we would like to thank YOU for your ongoing support! Thanks to all of you we made it into the Top 100 of all Mods on ModDB once again. :)
We all love the Asgard so we toyed around with ideas for new ships for them a lot in the past. But as you know we want to stay as close to the series as possible and there was not really a need for more Asgard ships as they are part of the Tau'ri faction. So we didn't created more ships.
But then in 2010 we found this:
An official artwork of a new Asgard ship that was planned to appear in SG-1 Season 7 to introduce a new Asgard character named Odin. This was rejected by the producers, so we never catch sight of this ship in the series.
Alpha Omega Protocol modelled this ship and offered it to us, but without texture. As we focused to release the space skirmish part at this point of time we didn't want to spend resources on it.
However...our 2D artists love the Asgard too! To get his head free from the work on the GCs and ground Imperial created the texture for this vessel.
Watch the video to see it in action for the first time:
This ship named Sleipnir was once the flagship of Odin the Chairman of the High Council of the Asgard. It is almost twice as large as the O'Neill class. The Sleipnir was the prototype of a new class of battleships. It was built in the final stages of the Replicator War and should then be used against the Ori. To fulfil this purpose, the ship has a new vector shield system, advanced sensors,3 Asgard beam weapons, 4 medium and 2 heavy ion cannons. Also the hull is coated with a special Trinium-Carbon-Compound. Due to malfunctions, the ship had to be abandoned shortly before the exodus and therefore never went into mass production. Finally the Tau'ri explored it abandoned, drifting in the void between the Milky Way and Ida Galaxy. Using the knowledge of the Asgard they could reactivate and almost completely repair the ship. Although the Sleipnir only runs at 80% of its maximum power, this gigantic ship is a flying fortress.
The following community members guessed the ship correctly before the final reveal in our advent calendar: =СРБ=Ori`verda, Cailean_556, Epytron_Omega, deputy-dog, Spinobreaker, LOLROFL and Eaglestorm27.
Sharp eyes ladies and gentleman!
Please note: The creation of the ship doesn't mean that we will build the Asgard up to another playable faction. However it will be a nice addition to our project and it will have its first fly on a special map with the Sleipnir as its main goal.
Both will be released early next year.
Have a save trip to 2015!