Battlefleet Gothic - The Gothic Wars


The year is 139.M41. A telepathic plea has been heard from Arx Station, all of the stations inhabitants have been slain in particularly gruesome ways. Over the next few months this proved to be only the start in a series of incidents across the sector. It was only when a number of vessels, including an Emperor Class Battleship, were found with all hands lost and filled with decay did the Imperium begin to take notice.

By then it was too late and a large contingent of Death Guard, including the vessel Plagueclaw, took the planet Morganghast. Imperial Fleets were put on high alert, but they were still unprepared for the increase in Warp activity across the sector. Fleets were cut off, communications lost. Doomsday cults erupted all over the sector, lynch mobs roamed many Hive Worlds and secret cults infiltrated many planets.

It was only when the Chaos forces began to take two artifacts did the Imperium begin to seriously worry. On the planets of Purgatory and Ornsworld, two ancient artifacts were taken for an unknown purpose.

It was then than the entire of the Gothic Sector was cut off. And all around, the warfleets of Abbadon the Despoiler emerged from the Warp, for the 12th Black Crusade. Humanity's greatest threat had come to the Gothic Sector and it was to face it alone.


Races of the Gothic Wars:

The Imperial Navy: The war-fleets of the Imperium of Man. The largest naval force in the known universe, outfitted with ships centuries old and highly trained crews, ready to face any threat.

Chaos Warfleets: The vessels and warbands of Abbadon the Despoiler. The Chaos fleets that invaded the Gothic Sector were not just Legions but traitor vessels from previous conflicts, recent turncoats, all sorts of traitors and vagabonds accompanied Abbadon on his great invasion. Legend says that some Daemon Primarchs followed suit.

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The current release is a BETA RELEASE; we were sick of delaying the mod's public release so we have given you what we currently have. Regular patches are to be expected!

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7 comments by Haratac on Jul 8th, 2014

First of all, an explanation. This mod is just me at the moment, with Gorb incredibly busy with work - and I have been so too, working ten/twelve hour shifts six days a week on top of university work just to pay bills. But now I've come into free time.

The plan is to release an immediate patch/installer within the next week or two that will make installation easier and introduce some new 3d/2d graphics. Following numerous complaints about the previous installer, I am to use a generic package installer instead.

Now in order to motivate myself, I will be posting DAILY updates, small snippets of progress so I can continue this mod and get a full release out this year. The first of these updates will be this evening.

Thank you all for your continued support and patience. Modding is a hobby of mine, a hobby I have not been able to indulge for a very long time and it is nice to return to it.

PATCH DETAILS:

  • Full 3D models for Chaos, Imperial Navy and Environmental Assets
  • 2d Icons for Chaos and the Order Buttons
  • Tweaks and balance fixes
  • Refined torpedo code
  • New SCAR Scenarios
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Battlefleet Gothic  - Beta 0.7 - Part Two

Battlefleet Gothic - Beta 0.7 - Part Two

Nov 18, 2012 Demo 14 comments

This is the first public beta for Battlefleet Gothic. The intention was for a first, full release, but studies and work got in the way. Rather than continue...

Battlefleet Gothic  - Beta 0.7 - Part One

Battlefleet Gothic - Beta 0.7 - Part One

Nov 18, 2012 Demo 13 comments

This is the first public beta for Battlefleet Gothic. The intention was for a first, full release, but studies and work got in the way. Rather than continue...

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Johnny8611
Johnny8611 Aug 24 2011, 7:16pm says:

Wow! This looks awesome, some of the vessels look amazing,and the others are coming on sweet. I'm still playing DC but this looks like a good excuse to get soulstorm. One question, will you be able to use army painter( or similar feature of your own perhaps) that allows you to customise your ships? because that would really be the icing on the cake, the chocolate sprinkles too :D

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Haratac Creator
Haratac Aug 28 2011, 5:05pm replied:

Eventually, yes, the ships will be team colourable.

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zman111
zman111 Aug 21 2011, 7:25pm says:

oh well its a good reason to reinstall that excuse of a dow game

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zman111
zman111 Aug 20 2011, 7:40am says:

im gonna have to find my dark crusade disk, this is for dark crusade right?

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Haratac Creator
Haratac Aug 20 2011, 8:32pm replied:

Soulstorm!

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Lord_Cylarne
Lord_Cylarne Aug 19 2011, 1:45am says:

Once this comes out, Carpotunnel and drooled on keyboards.

I'll be watching this beauty.

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patmansam
patmansam Aug 6 2011, 11:15pm says:

Hey guys, was wondering if I could apply for being a tester?

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Gorb Creator
Gorb Aug 8 2011, 6:34am replied:

We are currently not accepting beta testers, sorry. If anything the game will probably be released as either a public beta or a complete initial release (with three races).

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ChadaFACE
ChadaFACE Aug 18 2011, 9:34pm replied:

refusing the offer of a loyal imperial servant?What blasphemy is this?

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Calgar
Calgar Aug 27 2011, 8:04am replied:

Hes an Iron Warrior, what do you expect?

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Piemanlives
Piemanlives Aug 19 2011, 9:54pm replied:

blasphemy it is not, i believe it is so we can overwhelm the xeno hordes in sheer numbers (public beta/initial release)

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Big accomplishment! possible most awaited mod in the history of DoW.

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Bad Graphics. Took ages to be "somewhat complete" AI broken. Only Miltiplayer, "several" missed release dates. Broken downloads. Unclear instructions... this mod features all things a mod should "not" have / be.

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