The Dawn of War: Strongholds mod unlocks all seven Dark Crusade and all nine Soulstorm campaign stronghold missions, allowing them to be played directly from the skirmish menu. Compatibility is included for all vanilla and most mod races, which means that the Dark Eldar and Sisters of Battle can be used on the Dark Crusade missions, blue-on-blue match-ups are permitted, and support is included for the following mods:

  • Adeptus Mechanicus Explorators
  • Black Templars: Kaurava Crusade
  • Blood Angels
  • Chaos Daemons
  • Dark Angels
  • Emperor's Children
  • Harlequins - The Dance Macabre
  • Inquisition: Daemonhunt
  • Legion of the Damned
  • Night Lords
  • Praetorian Guard
  • RAGE: World Eaters Warband
  • Renegade Guard
  • Salamanders
  • Space Wolves
  • Steel Legion
  • Thousand Sons
  • Vostroyan Firstborn
  • Witch Hunters

Any other new race mods that are released will be added to this list. This should be a fairly easy process, as I have re-coded all the mission SCAR and NIS files to make it as simple as possible to add extra race compatibility.

Full instructions on how to get this mod set up correctly can be found in the readme file accompanying the most recent release version including a list of all required and optional mods with download links. I strongly advise that you check it out before you get started.

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Firstly there is an updated installation tutorial for anyone who has been having difficulty getting started with the mod:

Secondly, there are two gameplay videos, showing a Grey Knights raid into the Thur'Abis Catacombs and a Vostroyan Firstborn assault on the Dussala Precinct:

This is in addition to all the older Strongholds videos on his channel. Although they were created using out-of-date versions of the mod, many are still well worth a look. The full playlist can be found here:


Of course he also has videos of vanilla Dawn of War, other mods like Ultimate Apocalypse, plus a host of other games. Check them out here:


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I have created this list to try and address the most common questions that are asked about the Soulstorm: Strongholds mod. Please read through this before...

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[OBSOLETE] Dawn of War: Strongholds [v1.7.6 patch]

[OBSOLETE] Dawn of War: Strongholds [v1.7.6 patch]

Patch 30 comments

Looks like it's patch time again. Ensure you have v1.7.0 installed (other v1.7.X patches are not required but won't do any harm if you already have any...

[OBSOLETE] Dawn of War: Strongholds [v1.7.0]

[OBSOLETE] Dawn of War: Strongholds [v1.7.0]

Full Version 17 comments

Probably the biggest update ever for the mod, as many missions have received major updates, new bonus abilities are available for Soulstorm missions...

[OBSOLETE] Dawn of War: Strongholds [v1.7.5 patch]

[OBSOLETE] Dawn of War: Strongholds [v1.7.5 patch]

Patch 1 comment

Just a quick patch to address a few issues missed in the last update. Ensure you have v1.7.0 installed (other v1.7.X patches are not required but won't...

[OBSOLETE] Dawn of War: Strongholds [v1.7.4 patch]

[OBSOLETE] Dawn of War: Strongholds [v1.7.4 patch]

Patch 8 comments

Well then, I think two years is long enough, so here we go. Ensure you have v1.7.0 installed (patches v1.7.1, v1.7.2 and v1.7.3 are not required but won't...

[OBSOLETE] Dawn of War: Strongholds [v1.7.3 patch]

[OBSOLETE] Dawn of War: Strongholds [v1.7.3 patch]

Patch 116 comments

Another set of bugfixes for Strongholds. As before, ensure you have v1.7.0 installed (patches v1.7.1 and v1.7.2 are not required but won't do any harm...

[OBSOLETE] Dawn of War: Strongholds [v1.7.2 patch]

[OBSOLETE] Dawn of War: Strongholds [v1.7.2 patch]

Patch 7 comments

Patch 1.7.2 brings some more vital fixes for various stronghold missions. Ensure that you have v1.7.0 installed first (the v1.7.1 patch is not required...

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izumabakumatsu
izumabakumatsu

Hello. I'm currently using the obsolete version of the mod to play the stronghold missions after a long while of not playing it, but I've lost track of which unlockables has been unlocked for which faction's difficulty. Is there a way to determine this without trying and going blindly into a mission?

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JadedIron
JadedIron

this still a thing?

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george76
george76

Is this still being worked on?

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Guest
Guest

If all mods are obsolete where is the new download???

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K84 Creator
K84

It's not finished.

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Firstborne
Firstborne

By all of the Gods, you have a monumental task ahead of you, considering that the update to Unification was enormous. Take your time, and good luck. I'd much rather have a working version, Fatal Error free, than have a janky, quick release.

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DutchGuyMike
DutchGuyMike

For which version of Unification was the last version of this mod meant to work with?

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K84 Creator
K84

I forget the exact version number, but it was the last one before 5.9.0.

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DutchGuyMike
DutchGuyMike

An update would be REALLY great!

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