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SpaceDug2005

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#1 12 years ago

Here is a very stupid question, but I just have to know: Why is Dawn of War, called Dawn of War?? the original campaign is set in the year 999.M41, and since war has raged on for millions of years, obviously the dawn of war has been and gone?




IBBoard

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#2 12 years ago

The universe is a very long lived thing, therefore in the case of geological time frames, the war is still in the 'dawn' era. Either that or it's because "Somewhere in the middle of the time line of War" or "The 50th Millenium of War" didn't have quite such a catchy title ;)




Heosophorus

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#3 12 years ago

I think it is called dawn of war because of the story line, if you look at it all the happenings lead up to the necrons awakening, so i think it means the start of the war against the necrons...




Fire Legion

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#4 12 years ago

Good point SpaceDug2005- I never thought of it like that.




SpaceDug2005

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#5 12 years ago
HeosophorusI think it is called dawn of war because of the story line, if you look at it all the happenings lead up to the necrons awakening, so i think it means the start of the war against the necrons...

Thats only Winter Assault - Necrons weren't in the first Dwn of War, it was only Chaos, SM, Chaos and Orks.




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#6 12 years ago

Because the game is made after a book called Dawn of War, it is a W40k book that you can get a borders, the story line is the same as the book and such. Also I agree with IBBord.




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#7 12 years ago

I think the DoW book was written because of the game. The Blood Ravens are Relic's custom-created chapter that has now become official fluff, so CS Goto can't have written the book without Relic having created the Chapter.

Also, I've seen numerous recommendations to stay away from the book because it's nowhere near as well written as many of the other 40K books - probably partly because it was done to cash in on DoW.




SpaceDug2005

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#8 12 years ago

Yeh, the book was after DoW. Im my mind, it wasn't the best one iv read (kal jerico is better!), and it was hard to distinguish the dirrerent parts (missions) in it. Although it does reveal more than the game (toth is the daemon), id say it was not soo good




The_splurge

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#9 12 years ago

Toth is the daemon??!?? Man! I should have read the book. But even if I do now, you have ruined the end somewhat. Damn.




SpaceDug2005

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#10 12 years ago

woops.... but it doesn't completly imply Toth is the daemon, and even if youv played the game and Iv told you the ending, you still dont kno the FULLK story of it...




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