So here it is, one of the oldest mods for DoW is finally here! Started around ten years ago by MitGas and his team, this mod has been developed by several teams, leading finally to a public release via Team Thudmeizer.

During the Horus Heresy, Ahriman and the Thousand Sons declared their Allegiance to Tzeentch, the chaos God of change. Whilst this got them out of a short term pickle, it lead to massive mutations in the ranks, turning the marines into vile mutant beasts. Ahriman used his great psychic powers to engineer a solution - the Rubric of Ahriman - which prevented any further mutation, but did so by obliterating all of those who had no psychich abilities, leaving them as walking suits of armour. The surviving marines are those who have command of psychic powers and so enemies can expect an unusally high barrage of attacks fuelled by warp energies.


In the mod, players will command the powerful Sorcerer Lord, unique in that you must pick a class; destroyer, summoner or conjurer each of which has subclasses to choose the playstyle that suits the situation.

Choosing from a mixture of marine and daemon tech trees, the player can ultimately end up commanding Ahriman himself, who has a massive selection of spells to devastate the battlefield.

With a unique visual style, custom voices, models and FX then the Thousand Sons mod was well worth waiting for!

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RELEASE NOTES
Though a beta build, Thousand Sons 1.71 is rock-solid. It is nigh official release, FULLY playable with excellent AI and complete system integration. We have extensively play-tested it, so expect solid gaming.
Once more, the AI has gone where no mod has gone before. Especially the coding for Ahriman is innovative.

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FURTHER PROGRESS

Feel free to contribute ideas, impressions and of course balance suggestions. Needless to say, if you find a bug or ANYTHING amiss, please, share!!! We plan on releasing a patch with some upcoming art assets and some more voices, but in the meantime, whatever you spot, we will fix too.
Now, if you can lend a helping 3D/OE hand, we would be able to perfect the faction, fixing all the missing/glitching art parts. Any art help is welcome, at this point.

MOD TEAM

Original Team:
DarthVayger - AE Code and original build/tech tree
DeathBunny - OE and Animations (working to animate Ahriman and LoC)
DrGrim - 3d artist (models, textures)
MitGas - Original Team Leader and Master Texturer
Thudmeizer - Unofficial New Team Lead, Icons, UI, AE, AI, general mod cleanup, blah blah..
Valkyrie - 2d/3d artist, OE, FX.

New Team:
ChaosReigns - Chaos Fluff Doctor, UCS, build/tech tree
Promythyus - 3d vet modder (working on helping clean 3d stuff up)
UnDirector - AE Code and FX
DrGrim - 3d artist (models, textures)
Wereturip - 3d vet modder (helping with updating TS Dread)
Fuggles - Community's first "fully working" entity randomizer script made from scar
jONES1979 - 3D/OE/FX modder (doing incredible work for us all progressing MANY DoW1 projects!)
Skinnie - FX/OE (amazing work on the buildings and abilities)
Andrei - Animator (responsible for the Chaos spawn, Lord of Change, some buildings)
MonkeyXXL - 3D/OE/FX modder (like Jones, helping us out in great ways!)
GrOrk - 3D/OE/FX modder (again, like Jones doing incredible work!)
Karandras (model, OE, animations)
GoldenHorde (fluff, tester, and character voice scripts)
Shodar87 (tester)
Cylarne (tester, and much more!)
DrDoom (tester)
Gambit (AE coder)
DanteMSC (model updates, testing)
Roderick (model updates, art, teamcolour updates, testing)
xhunkx (testing)


VOICE CREDITS

BUILDERS
Thrall Wizards -- Stig Sydtangen

INFANTRY+SERGEANTS
Rubric Marine -- Tyler Lemay
Rubric Marine Sorcerer -- James Still
*Battlefield Spottings* -- James Still
Chosen -- Richard Owen
Spawn -- Handled by Soundfx! (multiple FX sessions)
Screamers -- Handled by Soundfx!
Flamers -- Handled by Soundfx!
Horrors -- Handled by Soundfx!
Discs of Tzeentch -- Robert Doherty
Discs of Tzeentch Head Sorcerer -- James Still
Terminator -- Tyler Lemay
Terminator Sorcerer -- James Still

COMMANDERS
Icon Bearer -- Daman Mills
Sorcerer -- Christopher Schanley
Sorcerer Lord -- Dreux Ferrano
Ahriman -- Damien Lacambra
Lord of Change -- Monty Greig
Magnus The Red (Primarch) -- Robert Doherty
Magnus The Daemon Prince (Primarch) -- Robert Doherty

VEHICLES
Rhino -- Daman Mills
Dreadnought -- Tyler Lemay
Sorcerer Dreadnought -- Robert Doherty
Predator -- Daman Mills
Vindicator -- David Armstrong
Land Raider -- David Armstrong
Silver Tower Daemon Engine (Daemon) -- Fred Jenkins/Montag
Silver Tower Daemon Engine (Sorcerer) -- Kai Skrotzki


Special Thanks
FoK team for use of some of their models and icons ONLY as placeholders until we can develop more on our own.
There are others from TS project's distant past like RoughRider and NRD8OY but unsure what their function was (likely 3d work).
And of course last but not least, brother Warsmith, for some model updates and especially for Thrall Wizard model updates.

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Unification Mod

To seamlessly combine Thousand Sons with other RACE mods, we strongly suggest you should use the Unification race combiner mod. It contains all the files necessary for the SCaR scripts, spottings, winconditions, Taskbar (UI) and and plethora of other features that ensure error-free gameplay.

Unification: Moddb.com

You will also need the latest Objective Points Mod, Bugfix Mod and WarGear mod for Soulstorm. See in the Unification page for more.





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Belnart
Belnart

This Mod it's compatible with Ultimate Apocalypse ? Great Mod guy, I love it.

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Gambit_1 Creator
Gambit_1

Sorry for the late reply...
First, let me say that we are still working on Thousand Sons. It's just that Unification, Vostroyans, Chaos Renegades and Daemonhunters are now at our centre of interest.

Anyway... You better not combine it with Ultimate Apocalypse, becase there are many things changed there. For example there are many more armour types, so all TS weapons will have minimum impact upon (say) Titans.
And as you said, imbalance is the main issue.
With simple AE knowledge you COULD balance/fix it of course!

Thousand Sons is a vanilla race mod. So if you want some variety, use Unification! Soon, I will have a huge update in Unification (Survival import, made by brother Argonaut + MANY goodies), so you will be able to also enjoy defence games with one dozen races!
And of course, Unification seamlessly combines nearly 30 races.

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Belnart
Belnart

I understand and thanks for your answer ^^. But I have a question : Do you work on a mod based on Slaanesh or Noise marine warband ? if yes I wait for it impatiently and if not what it is nothing, you already provide us exelant mods.

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Gambit_1 Creator
Gambit_1

Well I have heard of one (not seen it) but it is at very early stages, and I suppose it's abandoned...

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Guest
Guest

I have done it but it was a bit imbalance XD.

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Belnart
Belnart

I saw that XD.

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Corrin_Nohriana
Corrin_Nohriana

This....this looks interesting...Magnus' legion has interested me for sometime now...and upon finding out they aren't in DOW...well....upsetting isn't the best word for it. In all honesty they are the only Chaos Space Marine legion I give a damn about...the others don't interest me that much and well...I really hate Nurgle. Rant over: This looks fun.

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Guest
Guest

Does the mod add TS as a playable race in campaign?

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Gambit_1 Creator
Gambit_1

No brother.
No race is playable in the Campaign.

BUT you can use the Excellent Strongholds mod to play all vanilla campaign strongholds missions with ANY race, including Thousand Sons.

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Guest
Guest

So, I tried using the mediafire link for unification, and Mediafire claims that they no longer have the file. Is there another way to get it?

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Gambit_1 Creator
Gambit_1

Of course brother. There is a dedicated page for Unification.
See here: Moddb.com

I have tried to make it as comprehensive as possible.

By the way, there will be a long delay on the next TS build. Some team members are kinda distanced, so... For example, we tried something on the last building (Tzeentch Altar), but didn't flourish.
We have not abandoned the Sons, it's just that sometimes you need a good cause to regain your fervour.
This is so for all our projects.

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We serve Lord of Change, Time and Fate!
Rubric Marines, march, as our wicked intellect will guide you to victory!

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