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 Although they were created using out-of-date versions of the mod, many are still well worth a look.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 103 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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Warhammer_Fan
Warhammer_Fan

Can im make no limit mod for this, im know how to edit it. Please, im like this mod look's like TWM mod too, and uum... UA too?

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Guest
Guest

Thank for new update!
also in other update do you will make unit bonus thinks?
Example: if you won any of map, you get new unit! and it will be better!

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Kasrkin84 Creator
Kasrkin84

What new update? There hasn't been one since April.

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Guest
Guest

Why Space Wolves is didn't work? im can't add it, maybe you will fix in next update

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Kasrkin84 Creator
Kasrkin84

Only the old (0.63) version of Space Wolves works at the moment, as the most recent one (0.76) was released more recently than the last version of Strongholds.

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X1Destroy
X1Destroy

Land of Solitude is now unbeatable even on easy. I don't understand why that insane Deathwatch Rhino+Dreadnought spam have to be added, to have continous reinforcements and to happen just when you get to tier 2. That attack destroyed everything, no matter how fortified my base was. 5 Heavy weapon teams and tons of guardsmen couldn't do anything. Because there were way too many vehicles and melee squads. They keep rushing and reinforcing non-stop, no matter how many were killed.

If that's how Boreal's deepstrike defense systems was supposed to be, then no it's not a joke at all and he wouldn't have lost this war in canon. This is way too devastating. I think it beaten Titanium wars difficulty.

BTW, nice works on the faction bonus thing. Never thought it would be possible to have them with this kind of gamesetup. SCAR sure is magic.

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Guest
Guest

Im think this mod makes all strongholds hard than basic campaign, no matter if it easy or hard its IMPOSSIBLE IN ALL DIFFICULTY! there also added UA mod titans, when im attacked Orks base (SS) im meet there Ork titan and im runned away, so its too hard to won something there.
but im have'd chance to won ork base with other bonuses

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Kasrkin84 Creator
Kasrkin84

The idea was always that things would be harder than in vanilla (even on Easy mode) as at this point everyone has played them and should really be able to handle something a little more challenging. Some of them are definitely over the top though (especially Lands of Solitude and Rokclaw Mountains - I can't deny that those two are completely ******), so I'm working on fixing that right now.

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gvaik
gvaik

So when is the next patch coming? I really look forward to it.

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Fokuf
Fokuf

Hey, I want to ask why there is only few army color options to chose from and if is possible to activate others army color schemes?

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Kasrkin84 Creator
Kasrkin84

There is, but the colours won't match up with the dialogue and UI.

You can make your own schemes using the army painter, or you can re-enable the normal ones by going to stronghold_missions_ss/data/art/team_colours/#RACENAME and deleting any files that are 0KB in size.

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Fokuf
Fokuf

Thanks

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