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 Although they were created using out-of-date versions of the mod, many are still well worth a look.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 12 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 18 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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Guest
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When I play Upper Wastes if I skip the cutscene or in middle of cutscene it shows Fatal Scar Error I would like to know how to fix it.

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on every map I try to play, it shows me fatal scar error!
The only thing I have not put yet is the old version of the unification mode, is is that the problem?
we will have the new version of your mode soon?

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Kasrkin84 Creator
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Yeah, it needs updating to be compatible with the current version of Unification. I'm working on it. Not ready to give an ETA though.

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kek44
kek44

While you're at it, in old versions of everything, Inquisition Daemonhunt race was never compatible with Strongholds because you weren't able to pick your tech tree in campaign missions which has to be picked right away before you can build anything. Would be nice to add a patch for that since the ID team didn't (I assume.) I ended up fixing it myself a couple years ago for a Strongholds playthrough. IIRC, the issue was the resource used to buy your tech tree choice was some kind of blood or harvested souls (I've never played dark elder or chaos, but i think it's a resource that belongs to them) and somehow that works out in skirmish but not campaign so all I did was looked up a modding tutorial and I think I went into the race file of ID and changed the tech tree choice to requisition resource or something and cost either 0 or 1.

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Kasrkin84 Creator
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That's already been sorted for the next version.

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I don't know if this is intentional or a bug, but Shroud ability on webways (eldar) on Sama district (Sisters) does not work. Healing waystation seems to work tho. Is it disabled on Insane difficulty?

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Kasrkin84 Creator
Kasrkin84

One of the special Living Saints on this mission (the golden one) reveals all your infiltrated units, so Shroud is useless until she is destroyed.

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Guest

Stronghold missions is literally all I play on soulstorm now, especially with all the different race mods. Thank you so much for this mod for years of fun. One request is if you would be able to make this compatible with the new RAGE: World Eater's Warband 3.0 release? Either way though, thank you for making this mod, I can't stop playing it.

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Hi - I love this mod. However, I can't seem to import all the Soulstorm Stronghold maps to just Skirmish. Many seem to be missing SGB files or the sgb is 0 data and don;t show up in the menu for Skirmish maps. I got Dussala Precinct to work (also missing the icon but works otherwise)) but tried Yan Naoi (Tau base) and it won't work. Any way to just download the plain map files themselves?

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