Hellow Fellow Whovians and Time Lord Warriors! Here we are delving into the Last Great Time War together, in the coming weeks I will be releasing schematics on the Battle TARDIS (Time War Edition) it's weaponry, console schematics, control room default layout and so on.. One of the fundamental things about the Battle TARDIS is that they don't have the usual console and console room layout. I think I remember an interview with the artist Steve Parkhouse and Mick Austin about how they pictured the Battle TARDIS as having a layout that is a homage to Star Trek. so in the book there are images of the console with Tubal Cain as commander of the ship seeing back behind his main pilots. There are also additional control panels set off to the sides and manned by personnel, as I imagine in a similar "Bridge" format layout we have seen from Star Trek to the Orville, Galaxy quest, and even some off brand science fiction has a similar layout idea. It would be less then ignorant to assume the Time Lords only prefer the single console layout for a TARDIS, centered in the room, given some of the Tech we have seen in the Capitol in their Citadel on Gallifrey. It is this format change that was shown that a Battle TARDIS had a significantly different layout to that of previous ships.
However to that end, we do have some nice mods that will be showing up, and conveying the additional tech that could allow a single time lord to pilot the ship, which involves a direct psychic link to the ship, however that technology comes late in the Time War, as the dwindling of the fighting force became more pronounced over the protracted and temporal nature of the war itself. Depleted troop numbers on both sides necessitated compromises in moral law, and in some cases natural law. The Daleks with their using non-pure Dalek DNA, just to add ranks to their numbers as fodder, or the Time Lords using temporal trickery in the form of the Extraction chamber, using the soldier's death which is still to come, to reuse them for missions where they are shown statistically to win within a 95% certainty to their predictive models shown within the Matrix. Based on their probability models and the Pythian Oracle who could see the future, they would resurrect temporarily their fighters and push them into another mission, upon ending, these valiant soldiers are then placed back in their moment of death, but they got to die knowing they made a difference in death a way not other in the universe can, as a TIME LORD or Proud Gallifreyan. However these tricks so to speak could be used to create detrimental havoc to the universe, if the prospect they pulled from death died again and a paradox was created. The Web of time holds Gallifrey in temporal lock out from the rest of the universe, if a paradox were to hit hard such with the death of an extraction chamber gone wrong, then only the universe will suffer, and Gallifrey will stand. This was used in some cases Rassilon to wipe whole races and planets in some cases from existence all to destroy the Dalek forces massed in that location. Collateral damage was the official term used by the Council Government. It was understood, that sacrifices were needed to be made, if not Gallifrey standing, then the universe could fall to the Daleks, so some species were deemed expendable, in order to save the whole of creation.
In this manner the Time War seems to mimic much more elements of the first World War, and the Second World War certainly, much more of the latter. Anyhow, now that I rambled on about that, I wanted to get back to what I was originally saying..
These Schematics are going to be a good layout and account taken directly from all the visual sources I can find about them, and display the various characteristics of the ships in 12 really good pages. Now, I have the console layout for the ship coming, it's full weapons deployment mode coming, command room, Engines, and so on. There will also be the Prototype version used by Tubal Cain that will be coming soon, it does have differences to the Time War Edition Battle TARDIS.
Now, there was a series of 500,000 ships already in service under the Presidential time of Romana II They were used to patrol Gallifrey and in conjunction with their reuse of the Black Whole carriers as battle stations strategically placed around the universe at various points of time, these Battle TARDISes were used on those carriers for the continually necessary Time Lord intervention in Dalek cold war affairs, before the full outbreak that was to later come and the necessity for a refit of those 500,000 ships and an additional 500,000 based on the upgraded refits were also ordered.
a set of the more common pre-time war mass production Type will also be released.
Now, once those plans come out, and some others pertaining to the Time War, and possibly some stuff on the Eternal War in Heaven will also be released. I plan to do the refit time war versions of the bow ships too.
so anyhow, I can't wait to release these designs, but as for doing a whole book like the master schematics one for the Type 40, I probably won't do that, for a long long time. I will tho one day do that, as I have come to really truly love the Battle TARDIS.