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PC: Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War
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post Jul 16 2004, 04:08 AM
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I am not sure how many of you are familiar with the Warhammer 40k line of gaming products. It is more prevalent in the UK, where it originated. WH40K is a tabletop strategy game. Players are encouraged to collect and paint the numerous miniatures and create/purchase scenery pieces. Collecting and painting the armies and units is part of the draw. I have collected and played Warhammer for many years now, and am pleased to bring you this news on a new PC title based on the franshise.

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War is a Real Time Strategy game, much like the Warcraft/Starcraft series. I am sure you are all familair with how RTS game work so I won't go into detail here. What makes this game unique is the fact that it is true 3D, with the ability to zoom in and watch the action up close and personal.

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Overall the game is very pretty with detailed units and very decent effects that create the harsh and brutal atmosphere that Warhammer 40,000 is known for. Animations in particular are fun to watch as the brutal battles begin to rage on. Ranged units will start attacks and switch to melee abilities when enemies get close enough. Special units spear smaller soldiers on swords and gadgets only to rip them apart. Explosions send bodies flying in all directions and vehicle parts move and track targets with precision. It's a gory dance of death when enemies meet in the blasted field of battle and an incredibly fun one to watch.


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Slated Release date is Fall 2004

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post Jul 16 2004, 05:39 AM
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Alright! Another RTS for me to try out, and set in the Warhammer universe, I like.

I used to paint the little figurines for my friends all the time, cause they sucked at it, hehe. beigelaugh.gif


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post Jul 16 2004, 08:11 AM
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QUOTE (Dive @ Jul 16 2004, 04:08 AM)
Players are encouraged to collect and paint the numerous miniatures and create/purchase scenery pieces. Collecting and painting the armies and units is part of the draw.

Wow. Dive, you totally took be back in time. Many, many years. I used to collect and paint D&D figures when I was like 12 or so. Damn, that was fun. I think I still have a few hidden away. I know I have all of my original dice still.


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post Jul 16 2004, 08:20 AM
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That looks pretty boss, I'll keep an eye out for this one...


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post Jul 16 2004, 11:00 AM
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wow i haven't heard anything about warhammer in a long time, but wow, those screenshots are absolutely gorgeous.
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post Aug 21 2004, 11:59 PM
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I got into the closed Beta. The game is pretty badass. The totally 3D engine is amazing, you can zoom right in and watch the carnage up close and personal like. With the inclusion of an Army Painter feature, you can completely customize your Squads and Vehicles with your own colors and banners. I am looking into making some Apocalypse Tribe banners and colors for a Space Marine Legion.

I think the beta is closed once again, but they are always opening it up, try for a key if you want to check this game out.
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If you get a key, download the beta here.
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post Aug 22 2004, 02:10 AM
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QUOTE (Dive @ Aug 22 2004, 12:59 AM)
I got into the closed Beta. The game is pretty badass. The totally 3D engine is amazing, you can zoom right in and watch the carnage up close and personal like. With the inclusion of a Army Painter feature, you can completely customize your Squads and Vehicles with your own custom colors and banners. I am looking into making some Apocalypse Tribe banners and colors for a Space Marine Legion.

I think the beta is closed once again, but they are always opening it up, try for a key if you want to check this game out.
Sign up for a Beta Key

If you get a key, download the beta here.

I signed up, maybe they'll send me a key. Is their online play in the bata?
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post Aug 22 2004, 03:48 AM
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QUOTE (Dorian @ Aug 22 2004, 02:10 AM)
I signed up, maybe they'll send me a key. Is their online play in the bata?

Yes, you can play online via Gamespy's servers and is completely free. Up to 8 players can compete at a time.
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post Aug 22 2004, 06:33 AM
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Apocalypse Tribe chapter colors (pending) at-emote1.gif

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AT shoulder badge.

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AT Predator Tank.

Can't change the army name in the beta, but when the retail ships, you can be guaranteed that AT will be well represented in the Warhammer universe.

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post Aug 22 2004, 08:24 AM
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Some screens I took.

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Eldar Wraithlord in melee with enemy Seer Council.

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Toasting an enemy's strategic point.

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Attacking enemy HQ.
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post Aug 22 2004, 09:57 AM
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Haha, those decals and banners are really cool. I like the level of detail on the units when you zoom in, you don't see that much on RTS games.


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post Aug 22 2004, 11:16 AM
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The game looks sweet dive, hopefuly I got on the bata!
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post Aug 23 2004, 11:24 AM
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Couple more screens.

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The Apocalypse Tribe legion prepares to move out.

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Check it out, it's an AT-HQ beigelaugh.gif

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Eldar Wraithlord in a Chaos Marine bloodbath.
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With my videocard on its way, I've been looking for something to test it out. With the talk of the Warhammer game to come next year I thought I would look into this one. I've been reading up on this game and it sounds/looks totally badass. It recieved alot of good reviews. Different then most of the games I usually play. It reminds me alot of this old tabletop game I use to play with my brothers called Mage Knight, except better.

There also seems to be another expansion for this in the works due sometime this year which will include 2 new races. Maybe we can get some friendly multiplayer games going sometime in the future.

Oh yeah
lmao at the name of the Orc troops. Mega Armored Nobz
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post Apr 14 2006, 06:43 PM
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I picked this game up for 30 Bucks today, got Dawn of War and the Winter Assult Expansion. Holy Crap this game is badass! The intro cutscene where just too sweet. Took me an hour to do the tutorial. After I was done with that I went into the Winter Assault and did a campaign for the orc/chaos faction. Crazy fun. I'm still trying to figure out how to make your own Emblems. Gotta Rep AT once I decide to try online. buttrock.gif


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