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Welcome to the final map in my Horus Heresy map pack for Dawn of War: Dark Crusade & Soulstorm. UA compatible.
Istvaan V is an 8 player, 3v5 map for Dawn of War: Dark Crusade and Soulstorm.
The battle of Istvaan V, or more commonly known as the Dropsite Massacre, was one of the first open military conflicts between the Imperium of Man and the traitor forces of Horus. Here nearly 11 full legions clashed in a battle of epic proportions. The initial battle consisted of the loyalist Salamanders, Iron Hands and Raven Guard pitted against the traitorous Sons of Horus, the Emperors Children, World Eaters and the Death Guard. Unbeknownst to the loyalists, their second wave of reinforcements, consisting of the Alpha Legion, the Word Bearers, Night Lords and Iron Warriors had secretly sided with Horus.
This battle marked the point of no return for the Imperium.
PLEASE NOTE: If you want to play as the Traitor forces, stay tuned, I'm going to upload the map suitable for them soon. The Traitor version can be found here.
If you want to learn more about the Horus Heresy, check out the lexicanum page here.
Uncompress the files and extract them to: \Dawn of War Dark Crusade\DXP2\Data\Scenarios\mp
or \Dawn of War Soulstorm\DXP2\Data\Scenarios\mp
The optimal set up for this map is 3v5, with players 1,2 and 3 being loyalists and the rest traitors.
Please see the screenshot below for an accurate set up.
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