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 Although they were created using out-of-date versions of the mod, many are still well worth a look.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

[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 13 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 83 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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Kasrkin84 Creator
Kasrkin84

Ok, I finally have a new PC so will be back to modding in the next few days. Getting a new patch released ASAP will be my number 1 priority.

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Guest
Guest

All works well, though I always get a scar error in Victory Bay, no matter what race I use, in addition, when it occurs, I cannot switch commands(reinforce/abilities) for the Thousand Sons mod.I don't know what I did wrong, I installed and updated all the mandatory files.

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Kasrkin84 Creator
Kasrkin84

That's a bug with the mission that will be sorted out in the next patch.

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Guest
Guest

For anyone having trouble playing as Daemonhunters after the latest update, here's a quick fix until Kasrkin has time to release the next version:

1. Open stronghold_missions_ss.module using Corsix's Mod Studio.
2. Navigate to the Data/Scar/ folder then right-click stronghold_missions_ss.scar and select "View as SCAR file."
3. Use the "Jump to function" dropdown menu at the top to navigate to the Stronghold_12_inquisition_daemonhunt_race function.
4. Scroll down until you see the line "g_racestartingsouls = 0" (about 100 lines).
5. Change the "0" to a "1" (no quotations).
6. Click the "Save" button at the top.

Now you can successfully play as Daemonhunters.

Thanks for the awesome mod Kasrkin! Can't wait till you can update it for all the new content.

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X1Destroy
X1Destroy

Thanks, do you know how to fix the bug on Necron's stronghold map?

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Kasrkin84 Creator
Kasrkin84

Yep, that'll do the job.

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Alesiosakasipe
Alesiosakasipe

what time will be the next upgrade;

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Kasrkin84 Creator
Kasrkin84

Hopefully at some point in september, but no promises.

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Guest
Guest

Love it! Is this mod compatible with Ultimate Apocalypse?

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Kasrkin84 Creator
Kasrkin84

No.

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