This mod aims at modifying Dawn of War 2 Retribution to portray combat in a more lore-accurate manner. Prepare to find Space Marines as powerful as the books depict them, ork hordes in their hundreds, and dozens of Guard tanks shelling into an incoming tyranid horde!
Install the mod into your main Dow II retribution folder. Readme file included with Credits and instructions. Run either with Astartes.bat, or go to your Steam, go to Retribution, go to Properties, set launch options as "-modname Astartes" ,without the ""s. I recommend setting graphics to Ultra high before installing or mod may crash.
Races , tactics, and units:
Space marines heroes all have a separate race attached.
Chapter commander is Adeptus Astartes, unlocking the contemporary 40k Space marines.
Legion commander is Legiones Astartes, unlocking the 30k era late Great Crusade Space marines.
Grey Knights commander is Daemonhunters, unlocking the Grey Knights.
IG heroes are the same:
Cadian commander unlocks the standard IG.
Krieg commander unlocks the Krieg IG. Not suppressible, but fire slower if more powefully with their lasguns.
Tau commander: Tau race, similar a bit to IG. Very weak in melee, but good at range due to all of its weapons being plasma or melta based.
Space Marines and Chaos Marines are very powerful, but also expensive. Rushing them or not letting them tech up , outflanking them is a good idea.
As powerful as your standard marines are, beware, Tier 3 enemy units like Nobz can still easily wipe them out.
Eldar are really fast, but they are fragile. Use this to outmanoever the enemy.
Orks are tough, and cheap, coming in hordes. Ork squads gain more Health by levelups. Area of effect weapons are advised. Be warned, Ork ai usually likes to tech up as soon as possible and spam Battlewagons.
IG: Can do some decent ranged damage, but fragile and slow. Use tanks like Chimeras as a fire magnet to take fire away from your troops.
Tyranids: Cheapest and swarmiest, but vulnerable to vehicles so make sure to have a contingent of venom cannon carrying units to counter enemy tanks.
Try to avoid incoming artillery. Manticore and Skyray barrages can destroy even powerful units like Space marines or tanks.