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First Contact War by Euderion First Contact War by Euderion
In 2157 the Turians attacked the human colony Shanxi. To the turians, it was merely a police action against an ignorant species violating Council law; to humanity, it was their first encounter with another intelligent race.
Shanxi was a three month battlefield until the Alliance reinforcements arrived. Admiral Kastanie Drescher launched a powerful counteroffensive and evicted the Turians from Shanxi.

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Gentlespy549 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014
My main gripe with the First Contact War is the fact that the turians lost more men than the humans did, There was around 600 human casualties, And most of them were Civilians on Shanxi or random human non-combatant ships, The turians lost more according to the wiki and all of the turian losses were military, And the turians are still considered honorable and the strongest military, even though they killed a huge number of civilians and the humans thrashed them anyway?
Euderion Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Both sides have held back. The Turians destroy the fleet who wanted to open the mass relay. Then they attack Shanxi with a simple patrol fleet and lost many soldiers due to automatic defense turrets on the planet. Thats why they lost more men as the humans.
After they have suffered huge losses on the ground, they retreated into the orbit and besieged the planet. Due to the lack of supply ships, General Ahern (Ashleys Grandfather) had surrender to the turians.
turians believed their enemies were defeated
and were then carelessly. In addition, they ran out of supplies too, since they were dependent on dextro food.
Finally, they were surprised when the earth fleet entry.
Gentlespy549 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014
What I was really getting at was the Turian military was still considered the strongest in the galaxy, even though the humans suffered much less military losses, and still took less even with the majority being civilians, than the Turians did, A turian stated that human weaponry was primitive at First Contact, And the Turian military were still considered an honourable military afterwards even after the war, even after the humans humiliated them by evicting them from Shanxi and commited a small attrocity by killing civilians and bombing whole blocks of homes to kill 1 Alliance fireteam, What I mean by this, Is that if the Council didnt prevent the war going into full fruition, or couldnt, The humans would of completely thrashed the Turians.
daywalker03 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
Authenticity quibbles aside, it IS an awesome image. Looks like something out of the books, which in a sense it is.
Euderion Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much!!
daywalker03 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014
You're welcome.
zxcv1911 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
Even though your own depiction of the First Contact War is amazing, there are still two discrepancies in this picture: the Alliance cruisers and fighters that you've used are from ME3 i.e. in the year 2186. Spacecraft designs in that year are very different when compared to the ones in 2157.

The cruisers and fighters that the Systems Alliance was supposed to used in 2157 are like these below:

Furthermore, this is goes the same with another of your work "All ships move in" where the Alliance cruisers you've used are from ME3 (2186) while the Battle of the Citadel occured in ME1 (2183). However, the only thing you've got it correct is the SSV Normandy SR-1. Here's some of the pictures from ME1 regarding the Alliance cruisers.

I hope my comments are constructive enough for you. No hard feelings, okay? ;)
Euderion Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know that problem. I have extracted the cruiser model from Mass Effect 1, but the textures are way too small for Wallpaper i made with 4400x2700 px. I actually work on new textures for the old cruisers so i can use them.
Simple fact that i use the ME3 Models, is that they are way better in quality.
Arthurknight17 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
I feel that the Alliance should be red in colour but great work anyway!
Euderion Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, i know. I have the old models from Mass Effect 1 with red stripes, but i must work on new textures. There are to low for wallpapers. I work on it.
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