So here it is, one of the oldest mods for DoW is finally here! Started around ten years ago by MitGas and his team, this mod has been developed by several teams, leading finally to a public release via Team Thudmeizer.
During the Horus Heresy, Ahriman and the Thousand Sons declared their Allegiance to Tzeentch, the chaos God of change. Whilst this got them out of a short term pickle, it lead to massive mutations in the ranks, turning the marines into vile mutant beasts. Ahriman used his great psychic powers to engineer a solution - the Rubric of Ahriman - which prevented any further mutation, but did so by obliterating all of those who had no psychich abilities, leaving them as walking suits of armour. The surviving marines are those who have command of psychic powers and so enemies can expect an unusally high barrage of attacks fuelled by warp energies.
In the mod, players will command the powerful Sorcerer Lord, unique in that you must pick a class; destroyer, summoner or conjurer each of which has subclasses to choose the playstyle that suits the situation.
Choosing from a mixture of marine and daemon tech trees, the player can ultimately end up commanding Ahriman himself, who has a massive selection of spells to devastate the battlefield.
With a unique visual style, custom voices, models and FX then the Thousand Sons mod was well worth waiting for!
Though a beta build, Thousand Sons 1.71 is rock-solid. It is nigh official release, FULLY playable with excellent AI and complete system integration. We have extensively play-tested it, so expect solid gaming.
Once more, the AI has gone where no mod has gone before. Especially the coding for Ahriman is innovative.
Feel free to contribute ideas, impressions and of course balance suggestions. Needless to say, if you find a bug or ANYTHING amiss, please, share!!! We plan on releasing a patch with some upcoming art assets and some more voices, but in the meantime, whatever you spot, we will fix too.
Now, if you can lend a helping 3D/OE hand, we would be able to perfect the faction, fixing all the missing/glitching art parts. Any art help is welcome, at this point.
DarthVayger - AE Code and original build/tech tree
DeathBunny - OE and Animations (working to animate Ahriman and LoC)
DrGrim - 3d artist (models, textures)
MitGas - Original Team Leader and Master Texturer
Thudmeizer - Unofficial New Team Lead, Icons, UI, AE, AI, general mod cleanup, blah blah..
Valkyrie - 2d/3d artist, OE, FX.
ChaosReigns - Chaos Fluff Doctor, UCS, build/tech tree
Promythyus - 3d vet modder (working on helping clean 3d stuff up)
UnDirector - AE Code and FX
DrGrim - 3d artist (models, textures)
Wereturip - 3d vet modder (helping with updating TS Dread)
Fuggles - Community's first "fully working" entity randomizer script made from scar
jONES1979 - 3D/OE/FX modder (doing incredible work for us all progressing MANY DoW1 projects!)
Skinnie - FX/OE (amazing work on the buildings and abilities)
Andrei - Animator (responsible for the Chaos spawn, Lord of Change, some buildings)
MonkeyXXL - 3D/OE/FX modder (like Jones, helping us out in great ways!)
GrOrk - 3D/OE/FX modder (again, like Jones doing incredible work!)
Karandras (model, OE, animations)
GoldenHorde (fluff, tester, and character voice scripts)
Gambit (AE coder)
DanteMSC (model updates, testing)
Roderick (model updates, art, teamcolour updates, testing)
Thrall Wizards -- Stig Sydtangen
Rubric Marine -- Tyler Lemay
Rubric Marine Sorcerer -- James Still
*Battlefield Spottings* -- James Still
Chosen -- Richard Owen
Spawn -- Handled by Soundfx! (multiple FX sessions)
Screamers -- Handled by Soundfx!
Flamers -- Handled by Soundfx!
Horrors -- Handled by Soundfx!
Discs of Tzeentch -- Robert Doherty
Discs of Tzeentch Head Sorcerer -- James Still
Terminator -- Tyler Lemay
Terminator Sorcerer -- James Still
Icon Bearer -- Daman Mills
Sorcerer -- Christopher Schanley
Sorcerer Lord -- Dreux Ferrano
Ahriman -- Damien Lacambra
Lord of Change -- Monty Greig
Magnus The Red (Primarch) -- Robert Doherty
Magnus The Daemon Prince (Primarch) -- Robert Doherty
Rhino -- Daman Mills
Dreadnought -- Tyler Lemay
Sorcerer Dreadnought -- Robert Doherty
Predator -- Daman Mills
Vindicator -- David Armstrong
Land Raider -- David Armstrong
Silver Tower Daemon Engine (Daemon) -- Fred Jenkins/Montag
Silver Tower Daemon Engine (Sorcerer) -- Kai Skrotzki
FoK team for use of some of their models and icons ONLY as placeholders until we can develop more on our own.
There are others from TS project's distant past like RoughRider and NRD8OY but unsure what their function was (likely 3d work).
And of course last but not least, brother Warsmith, for some model updates and especially for Thrall Wizard model updates.
To seamlessly combine Thousand Sons with other RACE mods, we strongly suggest you should use the Unification race combiner mod. It contains all the files necessary for the SCaR scripts, spottings, winconditions, Taskbar (UI) and and plethora of other features that ensure error-free gameplay.
You will also need the latest Objective Points Mod, Bugfix Mod and WarGear mod for Soulstorm. See in the Unification page for more.
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