I remember that one.
RB b/c I have this in a book somewhere…
"Nimian Battlecruiser. Few Holographs or pictures have captured the futility and sadness of the Nimian invasion of Federation space as poignantly as this oil painting by an unknown war artist, dated to around the beginning of the Third Interregnum. The Nimian skull and the programmed weapons, still sporadically firing into the mud around the crashed space vessel,seem to reflect the short lived glory of this ostensibly useful alien race.”
: Space Wars World & Weapons By Steven Eisler
(A book given to me by my Mother in 1981)
The Artist is Tony Roberts