Iraklion is actually associated with Unborn Legacy project idea, not with ASW at all but Unborn Legacy was supposed to keep ASW as canon. An alternate story, where unknown race influenced late stage of Ancient-Shivan war, destroyed the Lucifer, and saved their empire from destruction. Ancients were supposed to be enemy for GTA and PVN later. I made Iraklion basicly because I needed to find a vent for "how cool that thing would be!" feeling... And later forget the idea. Heart wanted to make it, but mind said "No!"
. Another offshot of that idea is AD Chania destroyer, used in Exile. I have unfinished frigate somewhere on my HD, but both Chania and the frigate are worse than Iraklion in terms of quality.
I love FS1, and I love Ancients... But I already have too many projects on my head xD. Perhaps if anyone would like to continue ASW, I would apply for such project as model and background creator.