The Eurysilas seems overpowered, to say the least. I hope there's a good storyline reason for why Sol doesn't use that setup on every Orion and wtfpwn.
Every Orion from Sol uses that setup. This is what makes them such a powerful foe--the GTVA can no longer rely on raw power anymore, they have to use a lot of tactical approaches.
I did this because I want to include beams in Olympus Burning, and have them play a prominent role. However, I wanted to return to the old FreeSpace 1 style of tactics where the Alliance can't resort to raw power (i.e. a huge capital ship like the Colossus). So for the missions in the campaign involving enemy Orions, we won't be beaming them to death.
There was a mission in FreeSpace 2 where I saw maybe two or three NTF Orions blown up, one after another. You know how they were killed? They were beamed to death by Mjolnir sentry guns--and if I remember correctly, the Mjolnir beam is the most powerful beam cannon available to the GTVA.
Hm...I've gone and imported my FSOrion model back into Truespace, edited the nameplates and exported it back. They are now part of he hull and use the stock capital01-05 texture.
For some strange reason, the size during exporting and importing changes slightly. Ended up a tad (200m) bigger than the normal Orion
Try it out:
I'll be happy to--on Sunday. I'm on holiday in Charleston, South Carolina, typing this on a wireless connection from a neighboring townhouse. I'll have to give it a try in a few days when I have access to my main computer back.
Thanks for being so willing to help, TrashMan. From what I've seen so far, you seem intent on making your contribution, and I commend you for that.