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GalCiv IV: Supernova Dev Journal #59 - New Terran Ships

Published on Tuesday, May 21, 2024 By BATTLEMODE In GalCiv IV Dev Journals

There’s a new update incoming for Galactic Civilizations IV: Supernova and with it we’ve got some really cool new ship models to show you for the two human civilizations in the game: the Terran Alliance and the Terran Resistance.

Taking a quick peek at the Galactic Civilizations IV Metaverse game statistics page, the Terran Alliance and Terran Resistance are the most popular Core Civilizations in GalCiv4, although the AlienGPT custom civ system currently draws the most players of all!

Every ship model fielded by the Terran Resistance has been completely remade to match their story as a tough splinter group who survived untold horrors in the name of protecting humanity.

Meanwhile, the original Terran Alliance ships have been redesigned too. There are a few exceptions there: the Probe, Survey Ship, Constructor, and Supply Ship already fit the retro-futurist style we were going for and so we’ve designed the other ships to look more like them.

We’ll turn to the Terran Alliance first.


Here’s their new Transport, with a rotating centre module that I had to freeze-frame for this shot!


And onto the warships, here’s the TA’s new Carrier.


This new Dreadnought model has four large engines reminiscent of the fuel boosters you see on today’s spacecraft.


And here’s a Battleship.


Let’s not forget the medium-sized hull ships too: this is a Destroyer, or a Cruiser if you prefer.


This is one of our new Terran Alliance Frigate models. It looks super sleek and I think it really fits the overall retro-futuristic theme!


And here’s a Fighter! Again you can see the fusion of retro and modern-day, real-life fighter designs in there, I think.

Let’s move over to the Terran Resistance now, where you’ll see how this ever-resourceful civilization has modified their original designs to meet the challenges they found in humanity’s darkest hour.

I’ve picked the “Rebellion” colour-scheme for them this time.


First you can see their take on the Colony Ship.


I can’t wait for you to see the little animated arms on the TR Constructor moving!


Here’s their Transporter, with those large dropships to the side, ready for an invasion.


I really like this Siege Ship, again with an animated central portion that just looks wild when you see it running!


Onto the first of the combat ships, here’s the TR’s Carrier: it’s really meaty and powerful looking, as befits such a gargantuan vessel.


Woe-betide any Drengin fleet that see this Dreadnought bearing down on them, with fury in its wings!


And here’s just one of many Terran Resistance Battleship designs.


This Cruiser shows that the TR have a thing for fins…


As does this Terran Resistance Corvette, one of the new Ship Types added in our recent Warlords expansion.


Finally, here’s one of the Tiny hull sizes, this one is a Bomber but you can set it to be a Fighter too.


Remember, you’re not limited to the colour-scheme set for the Core Civilizations, you’re free to make them more (or less) colourful as you like.


There’s no room to show all the ship models here, this is just a handful, but I think this gives you a taster of some of the new features in v2.6 of Galactic Civilizations IV: Supernova. Don’t forget, the old legacy Terran shipset is still available in-game too.

I hope you enjoyed this showcase. Cheers!