The Very Game that introduced me to Warhammer 40k. Back around '07, friend had in disk form. Borrowed, loved it (more than Warcraft), and got it from him. The best part about the DC CD back then was that you didn't the CD to play it: install it, good to go.
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fun game, it can be played causally. it's mod friendly. Game is Fully voice acted. Warning: Chaos units shout a lot, it annoyed my cousin when he played (lol).
While Units are not Hardcore detailed (easily changeable through mods) but it does the job pretty damn well as the bits and pieces pop out. it also helps increase framerate because of the broad details, and there is going to be a mass of units.
You have the Campaign, the voice acting pulling you into the intro. Battle map with different faction having a world war. Each with different quirks and you play one of them. Getting started (fighting the first few battles) is easy and used as a teaching tool and a way to explore the different units, if you don't plan on using the tutorial.
the first game that I experienced that a unit has both melee and ranged combat. Explosions!! that actually does knock back!
Abilities. Blood. Jumping assault units. Warcries. Deathcries. Blood!! Semi-gore pieces. More Blood!! Special melee kill animation (Sync-kills). Super Units. Heroes. Separate Cap for infantry and vehicles for full battlefield. BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD!!
Flamethrowers ^yes it gets its own line
Basically, what the picture and video has.
Experiencing all that in a single battle makes me drool.
AI is pretty easy and repetitive unless you go high difficulty.
Maps ranges from small 1v1 to large 8 player maps (Mods to get more and/or bigger maps)
Customization is a little
limited, being able to change the color of only a few pieces sets of the whole army, but still fun in my opinion.
changeable Banner and flags (mods for more, or easily make your own)
I have little experience with multiplayer, so I can't review that portion.
I Highly recommend it. For the Dark Gods!