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#1 2005-07-21 11:20:58

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Dawn of War; Winter Assault.

Relic have recently announced the expansion to the popular real-time strategy game "Dawn of War". The expansion will be "Winter Assault", harbouring the same pre-title, of course.

For this expansion, they have taken to introduce a new playable race; the Imperial Guard. Again, the Necron's and Tyranid's have not been chosen, which is a shame 'cause they'd make a good race to play. But, on the other hand, the Imperial Guard have been given a new overhaul since the last game, where they briefly appeared, and they've been given new units and models, even new sounds. Highly "WW2ish", the Imperial Guard are long ranged and defensive, but look extremely good. For example;
http://www.druidika.de/images/dowwaunitlist/big/baneblade.jpg

The Baneblade, the most powerful tank of the Imperial Guard, which looks suspiciously like a WW2 type tank.
They've also been given the true power by the guard, the Basilisk; a long range artillery able to blow holes in almost anything.

Completely new single player campaigns have been made and seperated into two categories; Good and Evil. Where you can either play on the side of Good; Eldar, Space Marines and Imperial Guard or as Evil; the vicious Orks or the dread Chaos.

Each race, as well, has been given a new unit to enjoy, even though it doesn't sound much, a new unit can be very useful. Especially the Eldar, who get the Firedragon squads. A powerful anti-veichle squad.

As such, the game, I hope, is going to be good. If it's released with a map editor, like Blizzard's Warcraft was, then it'll be even better. I enjoy making my own maps.

- Zach.


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#2 2005-07-25 06:05:58

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Re: Dawn of War; Winter Assault.

Zach wrote:

Hotlinker!


Why did the vector cross the road?
It wanted to be normal.
 

#3 2005-07-25 07:22:51

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Re: Dawn of War; Winter Assault.

But mine went through.


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And if you'd care to take a dare, I'll make a bet with you.
 

#4 2005-07-25 07:29:29

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Re: Dawn of War; Winter Assault.

That is some eye-candy !

Probably wouldn't look as good on my cheapy graphics card, though.

(BTW I finally got XP to accept my new motherboard, so the PC runs a bit quicker ... now I need a brain upgrade.)


"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  - Leon M. Lederman
 

#5 2005-07-25 07:30:56

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It is. The graphics engine used on DoW was new and it looks great. big_smile


Boy let me tell you what:
I bet you didn't know it, but I'm a fiddle player too.
And if you'd care to take a dare, I'll make a bet with you.
 

#6 2005-07-25 08:47:12

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hahaha - i have no idea what you guys are talking about but sounds funny - heeehee

 

#7 2005-07-25 08:58:13

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Graphics card - that little thingy inside the computer that does all the calculations etc in order to display images on your screen (screens are dumb, and just display dots where they are told to by the graphics card)

Graphics Engine: the software in a computer game that tries to make images look as real as possible (edges, textures, smooth movements, etc). Big games software companies put a lot of work into these so that their games look the best.


"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  - Leon M. Lederman
 

#8 2005-07-25 10:12:01

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Computer;
A device that computes, especially a programmable electronic machine that performs high-speed mathematical or logical operations or that assembles, stores, correlates, or otherwise processes information.


Boy let me tell you what:
I bet you didn't know it, but I'm a fiddle player too.
And if you'd care to take a dare, I'll make a bet with you.
 

#9 2005-07-25 17:22:36

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Human Brain: Fleshy pink thing that has a folded surface for increased surface area. Much more intelligent than a computer. Terrabytes of information can be stored.

Normal person's brain: fleshy pink thing that has a folded surface for increased surface area. Much less intelligent than a computer. Bits of information stored.

A normal person only uses about 7% of their brain. Thats an awful lot of waste.


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#10 2006-05-19 11:16:37

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Re: Dawn of War; Winter Assault.

any body from chilton wis.

 

#11 2006-05-19 11:44:58

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chilton tigers wrote:

any body from chilton wis.

HOW DARE YOU !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


People don't notice whether it's winter or summer when they're happy.
~ Anton Chekhov
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#12 2006-05-23 22:19:24

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Cool!
a warhammer game!
I have been collecting warhammer guys to make and paint.
(not to play I don't know how)
Especially the tau.


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#13 2006-06-10 12:09:09

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hey guys i forget how to play the game can u tell me how to get on it?

 

#14 2006-06-10 18:43:39

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What is with you people and brining up old topics?

To play the game, buy it.


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I bet you didn't know it, but I'm a fiddle player too.
And if you'd care to take a dare, I'll make a bet with you.
 

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