^ Are you sure you're not thinking about the preliminary design that they ended up building a study model of? (images dv-5 and dv-8 in the above link)
Fozz: Loving the Pierce, except for the areas around the rollbar connection points. This much solid black somehow looks wrong on a Federation Starfleet starship. But then again, this is
about a civil war, so this class might have been commissioned after its start by one of the factions? Or have you even begun fleshing out the overall civil war backstory and how these different ship classes fit in, yet?
Plus, any updates on the Claymore would be greatly appreciated.