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The Emperor's Lift Cavalry

By Drell-7
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For the past 3 years I've been contributing to a calendar of images drawn from the Traveller RPG. This year I submitted 2, the first of which is this one. I designed the Trepida Grav Tank for the game originally, but I hadn't modeled it in 3-D until now. Also in the scene, the Astrin APC, which I also designed. Extensive art direction was done by arcass! Thanks, man!

Done in Lightwave and Photoshop. Thanks for taking a look!
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maggot-iiss's avatar
Wow.  Stunned.  My Desktop never looked so cool!

May I have your permission to use this wonder Lift Cav pic on the Traveller wiki web site please?
I need to ask for your permission, due to copyright issues.
Heres a link to the user page I wanted to show it on.


Drell-7's avatar
Certainly! It would be great to have it on the Traveller wiki! Would it be possible to include a link to my website: tpeters.com ?
maggot-iiss's avatar
Thanks a  bunch!  I shall add a link to tpeters.com along with deviantart link, give me a couple of days.
Drell-7's avatar
Cool! Thanks!
macphersonscircus's avatar
Excellent work!!  as a paratropper, i can relate to this!!
Blue-Jedi's avatar
Is the thing next to the barrel a coaxial weapon like a Z-gun or something, or is it supposed to be a sensor?
Drell-7's avatar
Originally it was supposed to be a coaxial weapon--I think twin VRF gauss guns?? I designed it originally in STRIKER. Then the published design was changed in editing.
Blue-Jedi's avatar
Very interesting.  I like how you used different helmets on these soldiers than the standard design from previous battledress renderings.
akeel1701's avatar
that is brilliantly done! Awesome work
Drell-7's avatar
Thank you, sir. I just wish I'd had Lightwave back in the day, when I designed this tank! Would've gone much easier.
Blue-Jedi's avatar
Is this for an upcoming supplement or book for the Game?

Have  you thought about doing the Zho grav tank?
FredKiesche's avatar
As an ex-tanker, I am glad to see that the Imperium's Lift Cav have carried forward bad behavior of tankers and cav of the 20th century onwards.
Dimsdale00's avatar
Just printed a copy of this and looked at this again, I am not an artist but do love art and Traveller. This is an amazing image. I think that is now my Favorite Traveller image(I'll drop arcss a note too). The angle, composition and colors are so cool but what I love best is just the plain old content!! Thanks again for sharing
Dimsdale00's avatar
way cool! can't believe I missed this before now:) Love Traveller! Thanks again for sharing
EricJ562's avatar
I have to be honest in saying my only complaint would be the turret orientation on the right one as then it would be to the left. But other than that it's pretty damn awesome... :)
Antares-One's avatar
Great angle and design. Feel bad for the guys clinging outside though. ^^
ebarr's avatar
yeah, in the future there are clearly no health and safety rules! :-)
EpsFang's avatar
nice :) where can I buy one of those?
TorinZece's avatar
Big Traveller fan, keep it coming!
NICELabs's avatar
Excellent! Always loved the Lift Infantry. Many of my Marine characters had something to do with the Duke of Regina's 5418th Lift Infantry Regiment. Such memories :) Thank you very much :)
karanua's avatar
Oh wicked grav brigade!! love the armors.
RobCaswell's avatar
Nice! Not sure I ever saw the final?!?
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