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Cannon to right of them,
Cannon to left of them,
Cannon in front of them
Volley'd and thunder'd;
Storm'd at with shot and shell,
Boldly they rode and well,
Into the jaws of Death,
Into the mouth of Hell
Rode the six hundred.

From "The Charge of the Light Brigade"
--Alfred, Lord Tennyson

During the Domion War's siege of Deep Space Nine by Cardassian and Dominion forces, Captain Sisko devised a plan to take back the station; a fleet of 600 Starfleet vessels faced twice as large an enemy force.

The orders were simple, "...anyone who gets through doesn't stop until they reach Deep Space Nine!"
    

COMPOSITION: Starfield was rendered, the remaining background elements, especially the explosion fx were composited/digitally painted from scratch in Photoshop by me. The setup of the ships with lighting rig and subsequent render was done in Lightwave. I've made some texture changes to the Defiant and the Bird of Prey. The remaining post work was done in Photoshop.

MESHES: Defiant class by Skye Dodds, Peregrine class by Arctorus, Bird Of Prey by Fabio Passaro, Galor class by Ed Giddings.


My artworks are not endorsed, sponsored, or affiliated with CBS Studios Inc. or the "Star Trek" franchise. The Star Trek trademarks, logos, and related names are owned by CBS Studios Inc., and are used under "fair use" guidelines.


ORIGINAL SIZE: 2500x1300, 128 layers.
    

Comments and critique welcome.

Thank you to *TreeClimber for pointing out a few kinks I had overlooked! ♥
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:iconbowtiesrcool11:
BowtiesRcool11 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014
didnt that brigade lose, it was funny because on the eve of battle they quoted the loser of major battle.
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014   Digital Artist
Considering only the Defiant made it through to DS9 (which was the mission objective), it was fitting...
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:iconbowtiesrcool11:
BowtiesRcool11 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014
yeah those founders sure know hot make them, jemhadar and their ships.
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:icontanner4:
Tanner4 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
"Whatever it is you are reciting I wish you would stop."
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013   Digital Artist
"Steady, ensign. It's just a poem."
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:icontanner4:
Tanner4 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
"It's not the poem that's bothering me."
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013   Digital Artist
"Stop worrying about those ships and focus on your work. That's what I do."
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:icontanner4:
Tanner4 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013
"You should listen to him, ensign. He's a professional."
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:iconfrostlupus:
FrostLupus Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Fortune favors the bold...

And lets not forget,

Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned! [link]
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013   Digital Artist
Quite right!
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:iconroundtower:
roundtower Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
¡Fantástico trabajo! Lo hemos destacado dentro de la carpeta "Featured nº 4 o Destacados nº 4" en Special-Groups. (Es la carpeta donde se exhiben los mejores trabajos del grupo).


Fantastic work! Featured in Special-Groups in folder Featured nº 4. (Best works of the group).


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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you very much for the feature!

Muchas gracias!
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:iconroundtower:
roundtower Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
A real pleasure dear friend!

:iconsybi1-plz::iconsybi2-plz:
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:iconthe-witcher-99:
ThE-WiTcHeR-99 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I wish there were more words to describe the AWESOMENESS of your skill... but i guess we all just have to make do with AWESEOME!!! :D
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012   Digital Artist
That certainly works for me. Thank you!
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:iconstelith61:
Stelith61 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Can you give me a link for the 2500x1300 version? It looks good spanned across my two monitors as it is, but it's a bit pixelated.
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Stelith61 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
And by "A Bit" I mean "A freaking lot"
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:iconcountbeefer:
countbeefer Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
If Star Trek Renegades ends up being half as phenomenal as this pic right here, I'll be extremely pleased...
This is one of your best explosion pics yet!
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you. Just tried some new stuff. Usually people say, "oh, animations are hard". True, but getting a dynamic feel to a still... that's something else! Glad it worked. :)
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:iconleoshades:
leoshades Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
The Defiant, Bird of Prey, and large fleet battles, what more could you ask for? Great pic!
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012   Digital Artist
More of the same? ;) Thank you very much!
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:iconthelastgunslinger23:
thelastgunslinger23 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome as always, keep it up.
And the Quote from "The Charge of The Light Brigade" fits perfectly.
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks, I'll try. And yes, it does; I figured I should at least quote it since O'Brien and Bashir did in the episode. :shrug:
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thelastgunslinger23 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I didn't happen to catch that particular Episode Unfortunately, but it was probably pretty Good.
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012   Digital Artist
It's early season 6. "Favor The Bold" and "Sacrifice Of Angels" I think they're called. I think the last episodes of season 5 and the first 6 or 7 of season six kinda tie together in a larger single story arch. They're really not bad. First time really you saw huge fleets assembled on screen in Star Trek like that as I recall.
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ClefJ Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastiiiic~!
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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:iconjon-michael-may:
Jon-Michael-May Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Professional Writer
That's a great shot. Excellent work.
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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dgspirit1991 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
somethings ull never grow out of and this is one of them lol
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012   Digital Artist
I sure never will. ;)
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:iconwillcapers:
WillCapers Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
Very dynamic.
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you.
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:icontiberius47:
Tiberius47 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Incredible.
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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Tiberius47 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Actually, I think the only thing wrong is that the Peregrine ships are too small. I think they are at about 60-70% of how big they should be...
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:iconpyraw:
pyraw Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
Love the Tennyson quote.
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you. They actually did use it in the show; albeit without quoting who it was by.
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thatgeekchick Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is absolutely gorgeous! Very lovely work!
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you very much.
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:iconmdbruffy:
mdbruffy Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
Great action scene. One of the sad aspects of that battle was the fact that they lost the original Defiant in that fight.
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you.

Think though, you got the wrong scene in mind. This double episode ended with the Prophets making the Dominion fleet in the Bajoran wormhole disappear. The NX Defiant was destroyed by mainly Breen weapons. That battle happened, if memory serves, in the Chin'toka system about one season later.
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:iconmdbruffy:
mdbruffy Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
Okay, you might be right. It's been a while since I've sen the episode.
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012   Digital Artist
That's OK... I've seen all the shows many times over by now. Certain things stick. ;)
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:iconmdbruffy:
mdbruffy Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
That's true. I'm that way with TOS pretty much.
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012   Digital Artist
Nice.
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TodayV4 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
Shame I can only fav it once!
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Evohunter7 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
Different to you last one, but still beautiful in ots own way. A great representation of one of the most ambitious episodes i've seen.
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks. And well, yes. I like to vary what I do. No variation, no learning, no fun. ;)
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