Aaron Thomas popped in this weekend to show off what happens when a capital ship explodes in his WC4 mod for Homeworld 2. Textures in the game have been slightly tweaked and now highlight separate subsystems and components on ships accurately. When a carrier's conning tower is destroyed, weapons go offline and its engines become erratic. Engine nacelles can be further damaged to disable all ship movement. The final shot also delivers a sneak peak at the Dralthi fighters that will be featured in the project. Aaron is still trying to determine what sort of role the Kilrathi will play.
The third picture is for effect. It shows the blast from the destruction of a Concordia class at the hands of 5 wings of Thunderbolts and my Concordia.