Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War delivers a level of visual detail never before seen in an RTS. Hundreds of units clash on the battlefields of the dark future, unleashing massive destruction through a stunning battery of long-range weaponry before closing in for the finish. Incredible kill animations bring science fiction combat to life like never before, and the gritty future-gothic Warhammer 40,000 setting provides a striking tableau for the chaos and carnage of this grim, dark future, where there is only war!
This addon replace fundamental part of original army schemes with their alternatives, which correspond to the lore much more.
Certainly, some corrections were made, because it is strictly defined, which parts of a model are painted by every category while the same models are used for different schemes. Army schemes from campaign are not affected - they should match movies from it. Besides that, the addon also change foreground schemes to most significant of all modified races.
This addon was primarily created for Dark Crusade, but will also work with Soulstorm (In this case, Sisters of Battle and Dark Eldar are not affected).
Eldar: repainted 5 key Craftworlds introduced in game, "Biel Tan" is now main instead of "Alaitoc".
Chaos: repainted all 8 legions, "Black Legion" is now main instead of "Alpha Legion".
Necrons: added 5 notable dynasties, they replace fictitious schemes, "Sautekh" is now main instead of "Jarrman Primus".
Orks: repainted 6 major clans, "Evil Sunz" is now main instead of "Bad Moons".
Space Marines: repainted 8 introduced in game schemes, added two new ("Salamanders" and "Iron Hands"), "Ultramarines" is now main instead of "Blood Angels".
Tau: repainted 4 First Phase Expansion schemes and Tau homeworld scheme, "T'au" is now main instead of "Bork'an".
Use the addon with this fixed model for Space Marines, because some of their schemes have repainted eyes: Download from skins.hiveworldterra
Extract files from archive into the main game directory.
For example: C:\Program Files (x86)\THQ\Dawn of War - [Dark Crusade/Soulstorm]
Compatibility with other addons and mods:
This addon is compatible with all other mods and addons, which do not modify basic army schemes. You still may download additional ones.
At the last picture you can see, what forces will be suggested now firstly, when player choose a race.
Special gratitude to GrOrc, who allowed to include banners and badges of Salamanders and Iron Hands from his mod (Titanium Wars) in this addon.
[23.06.2018] Corrected Biel-Tan and Iyanden army schemes: too bright colours caused texture glitches on some models, for example, Farseer. Also corected colours of Alaitoc army scheme to make it more accurate. Updated article illustrations.