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October 7, 2012
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Favor The Bold by overseer Favor The Bold by overseer
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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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.
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...
BowtiesRcool11 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014
yeah those founders sure know hot make them, jemhadar and their ships.
Tanner4 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
"Whatever it is you are reciting I wish you would stop."
overseer Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013   Digital Artist
"Steady, ensign. It's just a poem."
Tanner4 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
"It's not the poem that's bothering me."
overseer Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013   Digital Artist
"Stop worrying about those ships and focus on your work. That's what I do."
Tanner4 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013
"You should listen to him, ensign. He's a professional."
FrostLupus Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Fortune favors the bold...

And lets not forget,

Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned! [link]
overseer Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013   Digital Artist
Quite right!
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