...in the grim darkness of the far future, there is only war.. Men of the Emperor: Burning Horizon hopes to bring the brutal, grim, dark and wonderful universe of Warhammer 40,000 we all love to the Men of War real-time strategy game franchise. With a small but dedicated team, we hope to bring as much of WH40K into the game as we can.
The Deathstrike launcher represents the largest threat offered by any mobile Imperial Guard missile system. Mounted on the Chimera chassis is a single Deathstrike Missile, an inter-continental solid fuel rocket with a range measured in thousands of kilometers. This missile can carry a variety of payloads, though by far the most common is a plasma warhead: upon detonation these missiles can annihilate entire armies in a raging fireball that vaporises flesh in an instant. Others can carry deadly biological pathogens or specialized Titan-killer warheads, while the rarest of all are the deadly Vortex Missiles. These doomsday weapons of apocalyptic capabilities use Dark Age of Technology knowledge to tear holes within the fabric of reality upon their explosion, creating a warp rift which destroys everything it touches. Use of these weapons is strictly controlled, with sanction for their use controlled by Segmentum Command and the launch codes held by loyal and iron-willed Lord Commissars.