Dawn of War - Blood Sport
As war wages on between the seven fearsome armies on the planet Kronus, the generals of each army starts getting restless. The epic war battles continues for ages without a relief. As each army strategically out-maneuvers one another, there is just no end in sight.
Finally, the Tau Ethereal spoke in a broadcast transmission to all the other races. "Perhaps, the epic struggle for domination isn't going to determine the true leader of this world. After all, the tactic of acquiring volumous resource on this plentiful planet to amass weapon of destruction is all too easy to come by. It's like killing a Servitor with a Hammerhead gunship."
On the other side of the continent, the sound of a million cries raise in unison. No doubt, at least half of it comprises of Space Marine Servitors' anger. The cries are so loud, even without broadcast transmission, the other six races can hear them from afar in delight. The Tau Ethereal waits for the cries to die down and continues.
"Where is the tactical advantage? When we are all doing the same thing, skirmish after skirmish, battle after battle, and war after war? We are all technologically advance armies. Perhaps we should demonstrate our tactical superiority to each other in a sportsmanship manner. Perhaps, then, will the true leader emerge."
Playing the Game
To participate in this sporting event, you and your friends each need a copy of Dawn of War. If you have the additional expansions, such as Winter Assult, and/or Dark Crusade, then that's even better. And if you have the latest Soulstorm expansion, then even the Sisters of Battle and the Dark Eldar can join the Blood Sport on Kronus.
Blood Sport is most tactically fun if you play with teams of players; where you have to coordinate strategically with one another to capture and protect your flags. But you can also play one-on-one against your friend. You might even try a large free-for-all.
Setting up the Game
Start a multiplayer map that you and your friends want to play on. Set the options to control area, economic victory, take and hold, and/or sudden death. Depending or which option(s) you selected, the goal to winning the game differs. For example, in a take and hold scenario the goal to winning the game is to acquire and protect critical points.
Before starting the game, make sure you haven't added any bots to the game. The bots don't know the rules to Blood Sport, so they can't follow the Blood Sport rules. Therefore, don't add them unless you really want a challenge. If you want to play with bots, take a look at the Blood Sport Mod.
After long teleconference discussions, the leaders of the seven armies come up with the following rules for the sporting event. The Dawn of War game engine cannot enforce these rule. Therefore it is a honor system that all playsers have to uphold with the highest integrity.
This section outlines some other ways to play Blood Sport. Before using these variations, be sure that everyone agrees to use them.
Normally, the commander is considered as a squad. If you selected the assassinate game option, you will automatically start with a commander. In this case, each player may bring in one infantry squad, in addition to the commander.
Annihilate and Destroy HQ
The following two game rules conflicts with the Blood Sport rules, so they are not used. If you think of a creative ways to use them, please share with us.
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