Fan Art: Return of the Banshee

QuailPilot

Spaceman
Ya ya ya I like the Banshee.

I had this idea while listening to my oxygen meter beeping, it's my take on the Landreich flag with a Banshee in the foreground.

My scanner wasn't cooperating that well so it may seem a little big. Screw that fixed it.

The star could have been better, yes. And same with the Text, but I wanted that way. (I'll probably fix it later)

BansheeLRFlag001.jpg


Enjoy
 

Ironduke

Spaceman
Ah, my favorite fighter from WC4! Nice! :)
Although after reading the thread title I first thought you were talking about the Armada Banshee (getting pretty little attention from fans).
Anyway, I really like this Banshee's laser cannons and handling - would prefer it over an Arrow anytime.
 

JasonRocZ

Vice Admiral
Yea WC4 Banshee rocks!!!! that's a pretty good free hand...Free hand is something that I cannot do, F**kin old school my friend :)
 

QuailPilot

Spaceman
Hey thanks all.

I wanted to write on the side, "Don't Fuck With the Landreich Militia", but I decided not to.
 

Dyret

Super Carrot!
Nah, if you look at the art it has the Landreich flag in the background... It's a Landreich Banshee! :)
 

QuailPilot

Spaceman
Nah I'm not.

I figured that, since both sides are "a salvage what you can", I'm pretty sure, the Landreich has some Banshees.
 

Bandit LOAF

Long Live the Confederation!
I figured that, since both sides are "a salvage what you can", I'm pretty sure, the Landreich has some Banshees.

Given how little we know about the Banshee, that may be specious reasoning... but I was referring more to your use of 'militia' in the part I quoted. The Landreich is a (recognized) independent nation with a proper Navy.
 

QuailPilot

Spaceman
Ahhh yes, when I was drawing it, I couldn't remember if Landriech had a militia or Navy, which was one of the reasons why I didn't add it in.
 

Deadman_ny

Spaceman
Nice! And freehand, sweet. :)

Doesn't confed have a militia? Or are they called Home Gard or reservistststs? Like Flash from the The Heart Of The Tiger novel. Fleet can't be everywhere, so large colonies and colonies close to the front have them. To protect against pirate raids and offer assistance as fodder until the fleet does arive.

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Bandit LOAF

Long Live the Confederation!
Doesn't confed have a militia? Or are they called Home Gard or reservistststs? Like Flash from the The Heart Of The Tiger novel. Fleet can't be everywhere, so large colonies and colonies close to the front have them. To protect against pirate raids and offer assistance as fodder until the fleet does arive.

There's several different things. A militia would be a local group formed for planetary defense, essentially without the assistance of the central government. That's exactly what the Border Worlds militia units were during the war - Confederation citizens forming their own military units to defend against the Kilrathi on a local scale. It formed into the force seen in Wing Commander IV in the same fashion as similarly-purposed southern militia units became the Confederate army at the beginning of the Civil War.

We also see several other levels of local military. There's InSystem Security, which is Wing Commander's equivalent of the coast guard -- they operate on a local level but interact with the regular military on an organizational level (and are presumably paid for by the Confederation government.) This is the group Blair transfers to at the start of Wing Commander II and the 'militia' organization seen throughout Gemini in Privateer.

Then there are Home Defense squadrons, seen in the Wing Commander III novelization. These are a mix of the two - militia units funded by local governments/citizens which are also integrated into the structure of the Confederation Space Force.

(It's worth pointing out that the local governments of the Confederation have never really been explored. One of the Privateer Online concepts was especially interesting - instead of lots of American State Juniors they ran the gamut from extreme socialism to medieval feudalism...)
 
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