Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War delivers a level of visual detail never before seen in an RTS. Hundreds of units clash on the battlefields of the dark future, unleashing massive destruction through a stunning battery of long-range weaponry before closing in for the finish. Incredible kill animations bring science fiction combat to life like never before, and the gritty future-gothic Warhammer 40,000 setting provides a striking tableau for the chaos and carnage of this grim, dark future, where there is only war!

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About Eranthis' Dawn of War HUD with 2 comments by Eranthis on Aug 30th, 2015

So some new changes are being implemented into the mod. After doing several icons in the 3.0 style, I began noticing that the overall look was too "varied", as the icons didn't match very well between different races. The paintings that I did took too long and there wasn't a consistent lighting scheme to each of the units. The new style that I'm working with is faster and more matching.


Each of the bottom pictures represents the newer style. I use only one brush to paint and I begin finishing the icons in exactly a day (compared to the previous 3.0 icons which took two days to finish one). Backgrounds will stay the same between races and the borders will be updated to look more appealing. The dimensions of the icons are also stretched and distorted so the images will be better suitable for 1920x1080 screen resolutions. For those worried about me redoing the icons already made in 3.0, I will be repainting them to match this newer look. The hardest part is usually setting up a pose.


I also plan on implementing extra icons for squad weaponry. For example, setting a space marine squad with all heavy bolters will change the portrait to a heavy bolter icon. This will give the game more variation. I have also spoken with Necronguy on the UA mod team and new leader icons and weapon icons will be added to make this mod more compatible with the Ultimate Apocalypse mod.

Icons covered in the release:

Space Marines: Servitor, Scout Marines, Tactical Marines, Force Commander
Leaders: Sergeant, Apothecary, Skull Probe, Banner Bearer
Weapons: Bolter, Shotgun, Sniper Rifle, Flamer, Plasma Gun, Heavy Bolter, Melta Gun, Missile Launcher
Chaos Space Marines: Heretic, Cultists, Chaos Space Marines, Chaos Lord
Leaders: Aspiring, Icon Bearer
Weapons: Grenade Launcher, Plasma Gun, Flamer, Heavy Bolter, Melta Gun, Missile Launcher
Orks: Gretchin, Grotz, Slugga Boys, Big Mek
Leaders: Grot Leader, Kannon Kart, Zzzap Kart, Nob Leader
Weapons: Burna, Big Shoota, Rokkit Launcha
Eldar: Bonesinger, Guardian Defenders, Storm Guardians, Farseer
Leaders: Warlock, Shuriken Cannon, Brightlance Cannon, D-Cannon Grav Platform
Weapons: Flamer, Fusion Gun
Imperial Guard: Techpriest, Conscripts, Guardsmen, General
Leaders: Sergeant, Field Medic, Anti Tank Support, Banner Bearer, Priest, Psyker, Commissar, Vox Operator
Weapons: Grenade Launcher, Plasma Gun, Flamer, Sniper Rifle, Melta Gun
Tau: Earth Caste Builder, XV15 Stealth Team, Fire Warriors, XV22 Commander
Leaders: Shas'Vre, Shas'Ui, Shield Drone, Healer Drone, Marker Drone
Weapons: Fusion Blaster, Pulse Rifle, Flamer, Missile Pod, Fusion Blaster, Plasma Rifle
Necrons: Builder Scarabs, Attack Scarabs, Necron Warriors, Necron Lord
Dark Eldar: Tortured Slave, Mandrakes, Warriors, Archon
Leaders: Warrior Sybarite, Incubus
Weapons: Splinter Cannon, Darklance
Sisters of Battle: Servitor, Missionary, Battle Sisters, Canoness
Leaders: Veteran Superior, Imagifier, Hospitaller, Missionary
Weapons: Flamer, Heavy Flamer, Heavy Bolter, Melta, Multi-melta
Tyranid: Ripper Swarm, Genestealers, Raveners, Hive Tyrant
Weapons: Barbed Strangler, Bio Plasma, Rending Claws
Inquisition Daemonhunters: Archivist, Body Guards, Storm Troopers, Inquisitor Lord
Leaders: Acolyte, Sergeant
Weapons: Flamer, Grenade Launcher, Plasma Gun, Melta Gun
Chaos Daemons: Lost Soul, Furies, Flesh Hounds, Daemon Lord

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A1 Sep 3 2006 says:

No I broke my wh40k winter assault disk! Why god! Why! Well Im alright as long as I got Doom3 and Oblivion.

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kris_lol Dec 16 2006 says:

dont worry about the pics just yet i had something entirely new for this mod

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rusengan Sep 27 2006 says:

Well ALL of my patches are coruppted so i can't uppdate a thing plz help me.
Me so sad.=(

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P0PP3T Aug 30 2006 says:


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A1 Aug 28 2006 says:

Hey guys guess what?

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archaon Aug 20 2006 says:

dude major balance issue!!!

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street_rider69er Aug 15 2006 says:

the mod its good but a little unbalnced you loose at the start and win at the endits fun still seeing the units and having there style of play but still iv got the dark crusade first day pre ordered :crazy:

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street_rider69er Aug 15 2006 says:

yer thats being said every where its meant to be great carnt w8

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street_rider69er Aug 15 2006 says:

hey just one thing the new dow game has not had its name change its still dark crusade and why would they put two new races in and not tell ne one cause if it did they would make money offthem but there will tau and necrons for sure but them races may be in the campain along the way or they will be armys which start on the map with like a squad of nids just nertual things but no major thret

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nidmeister Aug 9 2006 says:

no its still a mod, it modifies the game doesent it, or are you telling me you can somehow get tau on winter assault without this mod.

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Highest Rated (20 agree) 10/10

For 6 years now I have been playing Dawn of War. Modding it gave me that extra plus.

8/10 because it is a really good game. I am however ashamed that Relic stopped at Soulstorm.

10/10 because I always experienced something new in it.

10/10 100% warhammer

10/10 for Dawn of War I and Winter Assault campaign

7/10 for Dark Crusade and Soulstorm campaign

10/10 for your epic stories and hard work combined.

Oct 27 2011 by Lord_Cylarne

Lowest Rated (3 agree) 5/10

So much more could have been done, that was ignored during development.
Betas should of had more input.

Only saving grace is that there is a Modding community with which to complete the incomplete game... :(

Sep 8 2012 by RT2...

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