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
  • Harlequins - The Dance Macabre
  • Inquisition: Daemonhunt
  • Legion of the Damned
  • 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 Although they were created using out-of-date versions of the mod, many are still well worth a look.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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Dawn of War: Strongholds [v1.7.3 patch]

Dawn of War: Strongholds [v1.7.3 patch]

Patch 73 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...

[OBSOLETE] Dawn of War: Strongholds [v1.7.1 patch]

[OBSOLETE] Dawn of War: Strongholds [v1.7.1 patch]

Patch 12 comments

Just two items in this quick hotfix; a vital fix for the Thur'Abis Catacombs, as well as making the Inquisition: Daemonhunt mod a required rather than...

Dawn of War: Strongholds [v1.7.0]

Dawn of War: Strongholds [v1.7.0]

Full Version 11 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 [v1.6.0]

[OBSOLETE] Dawn of War: Strongholds [v1.6.0]

Full Version 82 comments

Dawn of War: Strongholds gets an essential update to bring it in line with the latest version of Unification and Inquisition: Daemonhunt, while also addressing...

[OBSOLETE] Dawn of War: Strongholds [v1.5.3 patch]

[OBSOLETE] Dawn of War: Strongholds [v1.5.3 patch]

Patch 33 comments

A big update for v1.5.3, with several Soulstorm missions getting major overhauls, plus a whole raft of bugfixes and enhancements sprinkled across the...

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gvaik
gvaik

I have another issue this time playing Rockclaw Mountains (SS Ork Stronghold). It seems to be a case of 1 vs 4. I am simply overwhelmed but the Orks. At one time I was attacked by 4 Warbosses backed by 5 Fighter Bombers, Tanks, Nobs, you name it. It seems to be unwinnable. Being Greek it reminded me of Thermopylae!!

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Kasrkin84 Creator
Kasrkin84

Don't worry, you're definitely not the only one. Rokclaw Mountains is getting a re-balance in the next patch though.

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gvaik
gvaik

Yesterday evening I tried playing with RAGE race against North Vandea (Dark Crusade Space Marine stronghold mission). It was too easy. After I cut their reinforcements (don't know if that was the trigger), I was attacked only by scouts and speeders. No Dreadnoughts, no Predators, no Land Raider, only Terminators and Artillery.

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Kasrkin84 Creator
Kasrkin84

That mission is still more or less the same as the original version from Dark Crusade, and hasn't been revised significantly for this mod yet. When I get around to doing so, this will be addressed.

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gvaik
gvaik

Just tried your incredible mod. Have a problem when playing with the Witch Hunters. I cannot build the Reliquary of Faith (no icon).

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Kasrkin84 Creator
Kasrkin84

There's a win condition called "Restricted Tiering" that is switched on by default. It means that you can't progress up the tech tree (in this case by building the Reliquary of Faith) until you have captured a certain number of points on the map. It's only optional though, so switch the win condition off on the mission setup screen if you don't want it.

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gvaik
gvaik

I already had figured out the RT condition and frankly I like it as a feature. But what I am saying is after 8 points captured (before the base built) on Lacunae, I still saw no button to build the reliquary after the base was completed although on the screen it said Tier 04. Then tried Pavonis with the witch hunters and still the same

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Kasrkin84 Creator
Kasrkin84

I'll have another look, see if I can find what's up.

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gvaik
gvaik

Must be a case like @wolfyop's below. If I don't capture any points before the base built everything is ok. So if you want you can drop the case (thanks anyway).

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Kasrkin84 Creator
Kasrkin84

But you said it was happening on Pavonis as well though?

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gvaik
gvaik

Pavonis was a case of the RT feature (meaning my mistake).

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