This mod brings Black Templar fighting company to vanilla DoW:Soulstorm game. 
Black Templars are zealous marines that prefer close combat over ranged warfare. 
Added BT as a separate race, this mod do not change original gameplay style of Soulstorm.  

Mod team:

Me, aka jONES1979 (AE- ,OE-, AI-coding, voices post-processing)
Skinnie (AE-coding, FX-es)
Melooo (3D models, AE-, OE-coding)
Claymore MD (music, video) 
Shodar (testing)


The mod based on models made by Melooo, and also reused his gameplay ideas about how to implement Black Templar's 'close to codex' style.
Also this mod utilize some other FOK/POK assets, like updated sound effects and FX-es. THANK YOU, FOK team, you are Best among DoW1 modders.
This mod would not exist without helps of Skinnie.
Glorious Thudmeiser, who organised voices scripting and recording process for the entire Warhammer 40k modding community. You can follow him on revora forums.
Claymore MD made a stylish trailer for this mod, and also He granted us permission to use some of his music compositions.


This mod is for DoW:Soulstorm only. This mod required DoW SS Advanced AI ver 3.2 mod to play!


- Mod thread on relicnews forum
- Mod thread on revora forum
- Mod thread on WARFORGE forum

Other links:

- The latest Objective Points mod build at mediafire, check what's inside on revora forum   
- Best Played with: DoW Codex Mod
- Try BT mod withSoulstorm:Strongholds mission pack

Gameplay video on youtube:

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3 comments by jONES1979 on Mar 21st, 2014

Greetings, brothers-in-arms!

Out friend BoyarTactics made the cool series of videos about the "Black Templars: Kaurava Crusade" mod! It includes the review, units preview in Army Painter, the tutorial and the bunch of recorded skirmishes for everyone's fun!



The full play-list is here: Youtube
Enjoy watching!

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Oct 26, 2012 Full Version 51 comments

The latest October.2012 Beta-5 release of the Black Templars Kaurava Crusade mod. Now with new intro movie :)

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Oaks Jul 10 2014, 5:35pm says:

Every last one fan gave deserved 8+/10 at the reviews. So did I.

Now I have question:
That Thunderhawk is appearing occasionaly,providing fire support right?
But what are the occasions?
Deaths of Castellan,Chaplain,Champion,Damocles and Land raider?
Or it works differently?

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jONES1979 Jul 11 2014, 2:48am replied:

Occasion: death of the one of Chapter Relic carrier (Standard-Bearer OR Emperor Champion).
So, it is not a kind of "fire support", it is more like "retribution" ;)

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jONES1979 Jun 30 2014, 7:44am replied:

Yes, the Castellan model (originally modeled by Meloo, FOK/POK team) as other FOK/POK models, contains lots of weapons inside model itself, and yes, you can see them all in DOW Army Painter (random).

However, for the regular(skirmish) game, range of available options is limited. It is gameplay-designed to be compatible to vanilla races balance: basic weapons plus two consecutive upgrades. The rest are not used. Maybe, they be utilized in future single player campaign.

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Oaks May 31 2014, 2:20pm says:

Theres only few things that slightly disturbs me in this otherwise amazingly,super quality mod.
First would be little bit too harsh strong german or which accent of units. xd
And the second is too big zoom, which I cannot not used to,
no matter what resolution I try.

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jONES1979 Jun 1 2014, 5:27am replied:

To restore original camera, just remove setting file, placed at \BTmod\Data\camera_high.lua

Harsh strong german accent was made on purpose. Black Templars in W40K uses german archetype, german-like names, etc. So those voice actors were chosen specifically. The same, as for Crimson Fists we called on Spanish-speaking actors. More info here

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Oaks Jun 1 2014, 8:06am replied:

Wow, thank you. A real lifesaver.
Tau has asian accent? I always thought they have some arabian or something accent. xd
Its worth to download them all just to hear those accents :D
Minor third problem is that units speeches are too often, set on too high priority
(like I read it is with Canoness chainsaw in Bugfix mod) and it sounds like they stand behind me, which frightens me to death.
Hmm, I'll try to lower speech volume next time. xd

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trex_rawr Apr 29 2014, 3:22pm says:

I don't know whether it's the game or there are some problems. When I was playing in the BTmod or in the Search and Rescue mod, the reinforcement of a squad tend to be turned off automatically once a while and there are reinforcement available. Meantime, the action taskbar disappears when BT are in combat. Is this a problem or is this the game default?

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jONES1979 Apr 29 2014, 4:58pm replied:

This is made on purpose. This is not a problem, but the gameplay feature (predefined disadvantage) of Black Templar faction basic infantry.

The is the effect of Righteous Zeal, when one of brothers is killed, others will fight harder, ignore more damage, but became uncontrollable for some time. Only the presence of person of great authority, like attached Chaplain or Castellan, can change this.

From the gameplay perspective, BT have benefits in melee, so that is balanced by other ways.

It also was covered in tutorial

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trex_rawr Apr 29 2014, 8:54pm replied:

Thank you very much jONES1979 :)
That shocked me when it first happened. I thought there is something wrong and I might needa fix it. Thanks again :)
I enjoy playing as the black templars. They are so fun :D

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