Relations with the Klingon Empire had deteriorated to a point of war in the mid 2280's, and with Starfleet unprepared for a open conflict, the Federation council authorized Starfleet to start production on several combat orientated designs. The Ulysses was the largest and most powerful of these new designs, using tested technology rather than the new technology from the yet unproven Excelsior class. This was done to cut construction costs and reduce the time required to get the new classes into service. The Ulysses unlike previous designs had an unparalleled amount of torpedo launchers, triple phasers emitters and enough space to house marines and other ground forces.
Here is the Ulysses class Dreadnaught, she is one of the most powerful units in the game for the Federation.
This one was a little tricky to do with the texturing as the engineering hull gave me a bit of grief.
Update: This is my latest update on this model, included in this update is a new nacelle and fixed window sizes and layout.
Model and textures by Majestic aka me.