Since almost the day we went live with this project we've been telling you that the game would include a battlestar in R1. Since then we've played our cards very close to our chests on what it would look like. Time to finally show 'em.
This is the concept as drawn by Starslayer.
and this is what Meleardil has done with it.
The Theseus will be your home base for Shattered Armistice, the long promised R1. Like many other Sobek-class battlestars, it is a veteran of the 1st Cylon War. At just over a kilometre in length the Sobek-class is much smaller than the Galactica. Despite its size however it does pack quite a punch. Although not a match for a modern Cylon basestar it was certainly able to deal with those of its day.
Okay, now for the questions.
1) Can we launch from the tubes. - We're working on that. Hopefully.
2) Can we combat land on the pods. - Again, working on it.
3) Will the nuke tubes open? - Yes.
4) Will the guns rise up out of their resting positions when fighting the enemy? - Probably not in R1. In later releases, most likely. In R1 they'll already be up in their combat positions.
5) How big is it exactly?
Length: 1072 meter + 28 meter the nose antenna array.
Width: 461 meter on the widest point of the pods.
Height: 132 meter from the lowest point of the pods to the highest point of the spine.
Internal height of the pods: higher = 18 meter, lower = 9,5 meter.
Landing length of the pods: 544 meter.
Launchtube length: minimum 91 meter, maximum 97 meter.