History VideoGame / DawnOfWar

18th Mar '17 5:44:28 AM Theharbo
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* GatheringSteam: In the first game, there are several upgrades that exist solely to slow the player down, meant to represent NonEntityGeneral slowly escalating their engagement in response to other {{Non Entity General}}s doing the same.
** Orks use a unique third resource that counts how many orks are present and requires a certain amount of orks present to build the more powerful units. This is meant to reflect the InUniverse growth of the [[BizarreAlienBiology Ork Ecosystem]] to the point it can support the more powerful Ork units - though [[FantasyPantheon Gork and Mork]] knows why it is needed for looted tanks.
** The Necrons' Greater Summoning Core is a building that produces and researches nothing, but is needed to get their final units.
** The Eldar, likewise, need to research upgrades which do absolutely nothing before they are able to field their more powerful units. Aptly named 'Mobilization For War' and 'Annihilate the Enemy'
15th Mar '17 8:08:58 AM morenohijazo
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* ThinDimensionalBarrier: In Retribution, the Chaos faction uses Warp rifts as their method of getting from planet to planet (the others use teleporters or upload their consciousness to their HiveMind).
7th Mar '17 11:39:36 AM brianify
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* HollywoodTactics: The ''Dawn of War'' intro, in which a squad of Space Marines with Heavy Bolters charges into melee with Orks.

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The ''Dawn of War'' intro, in which a squad of Space Marines with Heavy Bolters charges into melee with Orks.Orks.
** Commander Boreale's [[WhatTheHellIsThatAccent much-parodied]] stronghold speech lays out his plan, holding his units in reserve to allow for quick insertions from orbit onto the enemy advance, a tactic the Codex Astartes calls "Steel Rain". The idea of exposing a small portion of one's force at a time against the entire enemy force already has a name, though: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Defeat_in_detail Defeat in detail]].
4th Feb '17 4:44:00 AM Blissey1
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** and even a non attack variant; "Initiating build protocol 71"
12th Jan '17 10:54:57 AM ErikModi
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* ReliableTraitor: Sindri explains this trope in the first game, that Orks can be relied on to betray them as soon as they defeat the enemy in front of them. Cue a GilliganCut to the Ork leader explaining that exact plan to an underling.
11th Jan '17 10:35:59 AM ErikModi
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* BarrierBustingBlow: In ''Dawn of War II'', your Marines in Terminator armor do this by ''walking''.
10th Jan '17 8:13:24 PM CounterBlitzkrieg
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* ThemeNaming: The squad leaders you get in ''Dawn of War II'' campaign all have their names end in -us: Tarkus, Cyrus, Avitus, and Thaddeus. [[SubvertedTrope Not so much]] with the single hero units though: Davian Thule and later Jonah Orion who was introduced in ''Chaos Rising''.
7th Jan '17 5:49:06 PM Erivale
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* BadassCreed: The Blood Ravens have two. The first, representing the dark, secretive nature of the chapter, is "Knowledge is power, guard it well," which serves as a grim foreshadowing of the corruption running deep in the chapter. Internal reformers like Gabriel Angelos, and later, Apollo Diomedes, have another, which is far more badass, declaring their intention to reforge their chapter into one worthy of respect: "None shall find us wanting."
18th Dec '16 9:54:19 AM Gosicrystal
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* [[LukeNounverber Lukk]] [[FunetikAksent Nounverba]]: Most major Ork characters have them.

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16th Dec '16 10:08:54 PM Chaot1kShadow5
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** ''Retribution'' also a Tau Crisis Suit Commander as a hero unit in The Last Stand mode, available through [[DownloadableContent DLC]]. He has a couple of associated Steam achievements, one of which is called "DynamicEntry", in reference to [[http://www.lolsauce.com/RandomBS/Dynamic%20Entry.jpeg this popular customized tabletop model.]] The achievement requires that he duplicate the action in that picture by landing on and killing a hundred different units, and is rewarded with [[GunsAkimbo an additional piece of wargear]] for doing so.

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** ''Retribution'' also a Tau Crisis Suit Commander as a hero unit in The Last Stand mode, available through [[DownloadableContent DLC]]. He has a couple of associated Steam achievements, one of which is called "DynamicEntry", in reference to [[http://www.lolsauce.com/RandomBS/Dynamic%20Entry.jpeg [[http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u158/Kiznti/90856981fw3-1.jpg this popular customized tabletop model.]] The achievement requires that he duplicate the action in that picture by landing on and killing a hundred different units, and is rewarded with [[GunsAkimbo an additional piece of wargear]] for doing so.
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