History Videogame / DawnOfWar

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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* [[LukeNounverber Lukk]] [[FunetikAksent Nounverba]]: LukeNounverber: 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.
1st Dec '16 3:55:41 PM MinisterOfSinister
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** A more extreme example occurs in ''Dark Crusade'' and ''Soulstorm'' where Imperial sub-factions -- the Space Marines, the Imperial Guard and the Sisters of Battle -- fight each other to the death because of JurisdictionFriction, separate command structures and the hands-off approach of those high ranking enough to make them all stop. This also happens because their goals are very different and in many ways

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** A more extreme example occurs in ''Dark Crusade'' and ''Soulstorm'' where Imperial sub-factions -- the Space Marines, the Imperial Guard and the Sisters of Battle -- fight each other to the death because of JurisdictionFriction, separate command structures and the hands-off approach of those high ranking enough to make them all stop. This also happens because their goals are very different and in many ways mutually exclusive.
29th Nov '16 2:44:28 AM MinisterOfSinister
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*** Necrons: The Necron Lord is the only true commander. Lord Destroyers are technically commanders as well, but are counted as vehicles.

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*** Necrons: The Necron Lord is the only true commander. Commander. Lord Destroyers are technically commanders Commanders as well, but are counted as vehicles.


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* NamedAfterSomebodyFamous: Eliphas' CoDragons from ''Dark Crusade'', the Sorcerers Amphion and Zathus, are named after the twins Amphion and Zethus from Greek mythology.
29th Nov '16 2:30:29 AM MinisterOfSinister
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** Some Eldar units which never made it into either game, such as the Swooping Hawk, get Aspect Stones in ''Retribution'' that Kayleth can equip.

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** In ''Soulstorm'' Farseer Caerys can obtain a Shuriken Pistol said to have been used by Eldrad Ulthuan, the leader of Craftworld Ulthwé.
** Some Eldar units which never made it into either game, such as the Swooping Hawk, Hawks, get Aspect Stones in ''Retribution'' that Kayleth can equip.equip as Commander items. The same is true of other units that were left out of ''Dawn of War II'', such as Fire Dragons.



** Having a sergeant (or assimilated unit) in a squad gives a bonus to morale (Space Marine and Imperial Guard Sergeants, Ork Nobs, Eldar Archons) or health (Chaos Aspiring Champions). In Winter Assault, a mission requires you to brainwash Guardsman squads, which can't be done if there's a Sergeant in it. Orks also get a morale bonus by attaching a Big Mek (who can be upgraded to have a damage reducing aura) or Warboss, while Space Marine Force Commanders and Chaos Lords get upgrades that passively increase the damage of friendly units around them.

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** Having a sergeant (or assimilated unit) in a squad gives a bonus to morale (Space Marine and Imperial Guard Sergeants, Ork Nobs, Eldar Archons) Exarchs) or health (Chaos Aspiring Champions). In Winter Assault, a mission requires you to brainwash Guardsman squads, which can't be done if there's a Sergeant in it. Orks also get a morale bonus by attaching a Big Mek (who can be upgraded to have a damage reducing aura) or Warboss, while Space Marine Force Commanders and Chaos Lords get upgrades that passively increase the damage of friendly units around them.


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* MythologyGag: In ''Winter Assault'', Gorgutz' NumberTwo tells him he's bigger than Ghazghkull.[[note]]Yes, it ''is'' Ghazghkull Thraka he's talking about.[[/note]] Gorgutz' response is that no one's bigger than Ghazghkull... [[AlwaysABiggerFish yet]].
22nd Nov '16 6:13:13 PM socialist-cokehead
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* TalkingToHimself: Creator/ScottMcNeil did the voices for Lord Bale and Sindri in the first game. In the ''Winter Assault'' expansion, he picked up the voices of the guardsmen, their vehicles and the [[ChurchMilitant Chaplain]].
** Cyrus and Martellus even have the same lines, with only a mechanical filter on Martellus.
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