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This is a comprehensive listing of the units in the Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War series, a series of popular real-time strategy computer games. The first, eponymous Dawn of War game was released on September 20, 2004 as a production of Relic Entertainment. Dawn of War was released to critical acclaim, and due to its popularity, three expansion packs were released; Winter Assault and Dark Crusade, in 2005 and 2006 respectively and Soulstorm in March 2008.

The Dawn of War series was praised as very innovative, as it simplified the traditional resource-gathering stage of real-time strategy games by having only two resources to collect, similar to StarCraft. Unlike StarCraft's system, Dawn of War instead requires that players capture strategic locations for the requisition resource, and build power generators for the power resource. Workers are not tasked to gather resources; rather, a player must build the buildings to generate resources and defend them in order to win the game.

The first game, Dawn of War, featured four races; the Eldar, Space Marines, Chaos Space Marines and Orks. The first expansion pack, Winter Assault, introduced the Imperial Guard. The second expansion pack, Dark Crusade, introduced the Necrons and Tau and the third pack, Soulstorm, introduced the Dark Eldar and Sisters of Battle.

Almost all infantry in the series come in squads, which may be 'reinforced'; units are added to the squad to increase its firepower and health. Also, these squads may be upgraded with better weaponry, and sometimes have special abilities, which may be innate, granted by research, or due to the inclusion of a leader unit in the group.



Table of contents

Space Marines: Infantry unitsVehiclesCommandersSpecial units
Chaos Space Marines: Infantry unitsVehiclesCommandersSpecial units
Eldar: Infantry unitsVehiclesCommandersSpecial units
Orks: Infantry unitsVehiclesCommandersSpecial units
Imperial Guards: Infantry unitsVehiclesCommandersSpecial units
Tau: Infantry unitsVehiclesCommandersSpecial units
Necrons: Infantry unitsVehiclesCommandersSpecial units
Dark Eldar: Infantry unitsVehiclesCommandersSpecial units
Sisters of Battle: Infantry unitsVehiclesCommandersSpecial units


References   External links

Space Marine unitsEdit

Infantry

Unit Unit Type

Effective

Vs 

Description
Servitor

Infantry

Builder Unit

None Constructs buildings.
Scout Marine Squad

Infantry

Ranged

Stealth Capable

Infantry

Upgrade to Heavy Infantry

These are the basic units of the Space Marine race. Outfitted with light power armor and optical enhancements, they have a superior field of view and are very agile. However, they lack the protection of heavier infantry, and are vulnerable to most other units.
Space Marine Squad

Heavy Infantry

Ranged

Infantry, Heavy Infantry

Upgrade to vehicles & Morale

The backbone of the Space Marine armies, these Tactical Squads are composed of fully-initiated Space Marines. They may be reinforced with more members and given a Sergeant, who is an elite unit that boosts morale in the squad. The average Space Marine is a genetically-engineered, physically perfect being, and is more than a match for an entire squad of Imperial guardsmen; however, due to the rigorous training program of the Space Marines, which usually kills a majority of recruits, they may only field limited numbers of these units. Devastator Squads may receive armor and power upgrades, and may also be upgraded with special weapons.
Assault Marines

Heavy Infantry

Close Combat

Infantry, Heavy Infantry These are regular Space Marines who have been given jump packs and can use these to easily move around the battlefield. Specializing in close combat, Assault Space Marines are armed with bolt pistols and chainswords and can take down lightly armored infantry easily. They will not last long against heavy firepower or armour, though. Like conventional Space Marines, Assault Marines have the option of being upgraded with a Sergeant. The player also has the option of upgrading their Assault Space Marines with Meltabombs, which do considerable damage against enemy armor and vehicles.
Grey Knights

Heavy Infantry

Close Combat

Special unit

In the service of the infamous Inquisition, Grey Knights are powerful psyker units, resilient to most conventional attacks and able to dominate lesser minds with their psychic abilities. They also wield deadly force weaponry. These units were introduced in the Dark Crusade expansion.
Terminators

Heavy Infantry

Ranged

Relic Unit

Infantry, Heavy Infantry

Upgrade to Morale

Comprised of the most seasoned Space Marines, Terminators are the heaviest infantry in the service of the Emperor of Mankind. They wear the fabled Tactical Dreadnought Armor, which is highly resilient to all damage. They also wield Storm Bolters by default, and may be upgraded with heavier weaponry, such as Assault Cannons. Terminators can teleport directly onto the battlefield, and can be upgraded with teleporters to move around the battlefield easily.
Assault Terminators

Heavy Infantry

Close Combat

Relic Unit

Foregoing the ranged weaponry of the conventional Terminator, Assault Terminators are more heavily armored and favor close combat. They wield Power Fists, which allow them to defeat most units who engage them in close combat.
Apothecary Special Unit Special Unit that can be attached to squads, increasing the healing rate of that squad. Limit of 4.
Force Commander

Commander Unit (Primary)

All Commander unit with superior combat capabilities. Can be upgraded with Inspiring Aura, which gives a morale bonus to nearby squads, as well as his ultimate power, the Orbital Bombardment. Also has the Battlecry ability which increases the morale and damage of all 
Librarian Commander Unit (Secondary) All Commander unit with superior combat capabilities. Can use the ablities Smite to damage enemie squads and Weaken Resolve to weaken enemies' morale.
Chaplain Commander Unit (Secondary) All Commander unit with superior combat capabilities. 

Vehicles

Unit Unit Type

Effective

Vs 

Description
Land Speeder

Vehicle

Ranged

Jump Capable

Infantry Land Speeders are weakly armored against most heavy assault, but devastate infantry.
Dreadnought

Vehicle

Close Combat

Walker

Drop Capable

All Dreadnoughts are armed by default with power fists, bolters and flamers. They are effective against all unit types, but slow-moving; however, they may be delivered to the battlefield by orbital drop pods.
Hellfire Dreadnought

Vehicle

Ranged

Walker

Drop Capable

All This Dreadnought is outfitted with an assault cannon and missile Missile Launcher, which may be upgraded to a Lascannon. Hellfire Dreadnoughts are mainly used against fortified positions.
Whirlwind

Vehicle

Ranged

Artillery Unit

This tank is armed with a turret-mounted multiple missile launcher capable of long range bombardment of enemy units. Although inaccurate at range, especially when firing blind, the Whirlwind is effective at destroying massed ranks of infantry and also fixed enemy positions.
Rhino

Vehicle

Transport Unit

None A fast tough transport capeable of moving 3 squads of marines (not assault marines or terminators). Can be upgraded to have smoke launchers that lower damage from ranged weapons. Note that the Rhino, while armored, is unarmed and must rely on the protection of other vehicles for protection.
Predator

Vehicle

Ranged

Infantry

Upgrade to Vehicles & Buildings

The predator is armed with a turret mounted autocannon and two side sponsons of heavy bolters. It can be upgraded to have a twin-linked lascannon on the turret and either or both of the side sponsons can be upgraded to a lascannon. Limit of 2
Land Raider

Vehicle

Ranged

Relic Unit

Ultimate Unit

All The Land Raider is armed with twin-linked lascannons on each side sponson and a twin linked heavy bolter on the front. It is capable of carrying one unit of Space Marine infantry (not Assault Marines) and the only vehicle capable of carrying Terminators.

Chaos Space MarinesEdit

Infantry

Unit Unit Type Effective Vs Description
Heretic

Infantry

Builder Unit

None Has the ability to turn health into increased construction speed.
Cultist Squad

Infantry

Ranged

Weak unit with high numbers useful as a meat shield. Can be upgraded to detect infiltrated units, become an infiltrator unit and have plasma guns and Grenade launches.
Chaos Lord Commander Unit (Primary) Close combat unit that can attach to squads to boost moral. Once researched he gives allied units an attack bonus. Also his ultimate ability (dark crusade and soulstorm only) he can turn into the powerful Daemon Prince which is the second most powerful unit that Chaos has
Chaos Sorcerer Commander Unit (Secondary) powerful damage and movement restricting special abilities. Can teleport short distances.
Chaos Space Marines

Heavy infantry

Ranged

Stealth Capable

Similar to standard space marines however tainted by chaos. Can be upgraded to have heavy bolters and plasma guns.
Raptor Squad

Heavy Infantry

Close Combat

Jump Capable

Close combat unit capable of short distance flying.
Khorne Berserker Heavy infantry Fast moving close-combat unit.
Horror Squad

Daemon

Ranged

Warp Capable

Ranged attack daemon summoned from the warp into the map that specialize against vehicles and buildings.
Possessed Chaos Marines

Heavy infantry

Close Combat

"the ultimate combat unit" with a variety of upgrades.
Bloodthirster

Relic unit

Ultimate Unit

The most powerful chaos daemon, can fly short distances, gains health when in melee combat, but loses health when not in combat.

Vehicles

Unit Unit Type Description
Chaos Rhino

Vehicle

Transport

Similar to the Space Marine Rhino.
Defiler

Vehicle

Close Combat

Walker

Artillery

Very inaccurate artillery that throws units, strong combat unit effective against most units.
Chaos Predator

Vehicle

Ranged

Effective against infantry, can be upgraded to be effective against vehicles and buildings.

Eldar unitsEdit

Infantry

Unit Unit Type Description
Guardians

Infantry

Ranged

These are the basic warriors of the Eldar race, who are described as a type militia to defend the craftworld. they are armed with shuriken catapults. The warlocks (squad leaders) can detect infiltrated units
Rangers

Infantry

Ranged

Stealth Capable

Rangers are the Eldar snipers, they come with ranger long rifles and can be upgraded to use infiltration.
Howling Banshees

Infantry

Close Combat

These fierce Eldar warriors excel at hand to hand combat. They are armed with a shuriken pistol and a power sword.
Dark Reapers

Infantry

Ranged

These ranged specialists are armed with reaper launchers that are very effective against infantry and heavy infantry.
Warp Spiders

Heavy Infantry

Ranged

Teleport Capable

Similar to assault marines, they are capable of teleporting short distances. They are armed with a Death Spinner that is effective against all infantry types. They may be upgraded to have haywire grenades and have a limit of 3.
Fire Dragons

Infantry

Ranged

Armed with Fusion Guns which are effective against vehicles and buildings.
Seer Council

Infantry

Close Combat

Special Unit

specialist commander retinue armed with powerful double ended power weapons and shuriken pistol. The more warlocks in the squad the faster the recharge rate for abilities of attached units. Can detect infiltrated units.
Farseer

Commander Unit (Primary)

Eldar Commander
Harlequin Commander Unit (Secondary) Secondary commander, with special powers harlequin's kiss that kills a victim instantly and dance of death that knocks down several units in the area of the harlequin.
Avatar

Daemon

Relic Unit

Ultimate Unit

A powerful avatar of the war god. All of your nearby units are immune to moral damage while near him and all units are produced faster. It is one of the most powerful relic units. Only one may be built. He also gives a bonus to max population by increasing squad cap to 24 and support cap to 30.

Note: to get maximum population you need many of the corresponding buildings that increase population to get the desired effect.

Vehicles

Unit Unit Type Description
Falcon Grav tank

Vehicle

Ranged

Jump Capable

Can transport two units and fly short distances to get over difficult terrain. Armed with twin-linked shuriken catapults on the front, a bright lance and a pulse laser on the turret. It can be upgraded to have a star cannon.
Vyper

Vehicle

Ranged

Jump Capable

A fast moving unit that can fly short distances. Armed with twin-linked shuriken catapults and an Eldar missile launcher.
Wraithlord

Vehicle

Close Combat

Walker

A towering unit that is effective against all unit types. Armed with two powerfists with a flamer on each and a sholder mounted shuriken cannon that can be upgraded to a bright lance.
Fire Prism

Vehicle

Ranged

Jump Capable

when flying the unit uses more of the special power, so it cannot fly 2 trips like other units it needs more time to recharge. Armed with twin-linked shuriken catapults and a prism cannon.

Ork unitsEdit

Infantry

Unit Unit Type Description
Gretchin Squad Builder unit Basic building unit that can be reinforced to have greater numbers for meat shield or greater production. can be upgraded to use infiltration.
Slugga Boy Squad

Infantry

Close Combat

Combat unit effective against infantry, can be upgraded to have burnas.
Mad Doc

Special Unit

Contrary to popular belief an ork healer actually can heal their units.
Warboss Primary Commander Detects infiltrated units, effective against all units, excels in combat and ranged attack. Can inspire nearby units to do more damage, move faster and will make them immune to morale damage.
Mega Armoured Nobz

Heavy Infantry

Close Combat

Tough combat unit can detect infiltrated units.
Shoota Boy Squad

Infantry

Ranged

effective against infantry and heavy infantry. Can be upgraded with Big Shootas which are excellent against infantry.
StormBoyz Squad

Infantry

Close Combat

Jump Capable

Can fly short distances, effective against infantry.
Nob Squad

Heavy infantry

Close Combat

Can be upgraded to be effective against all unit types.
TankBustaz Squad

Heavy Infantry

Ranged

Stealth Capable

Anti-vehicle unit that can use infiltration.
Big Mek Commander Unit (Secondary) Boosts morale when attached to units. Can repair damaged structures, teleport over terrain (1 charge)and can disable vehicles.
Flash Gitz

Heavy Infantry

Ranged

Powerful ranged attacks with special weapons.

Vehicles

Unit Unit Type Description
War Trukk Light Transport
War trak Light vehicle ...
Killa Kan Heavy Hover Mech The ork equivelent to a walker unit.
Looted Tank Hover-Tank ...
Fighta-Bomma Aircraft ...
Squiggoth Relic vehicle ...

Dark Eldar unitsEdit

Infantry

Unit Unit Type Description
Mandrakes Combat specialists Close combat units that can be upgraded to use infiltration (stealth).
Warriors Basic infantry Common Dark Eldar unit good at ranged attacks.
Wyches Combat specialists Armed with deadly weapons and combat drugs, they hit morale of the enemy unit hard and fast.
Haemonculus Secondary commander Can attach to squads to improve damage to morale by weapons.
Warp Beast Pack Fast attack combat unit Without a beastmaster the squad will attack friendlies when panicked
Hellion Hover-infantry Mounted on skyboards these units look similar to the Green Goblin.
Scourge Jet-pack infantry Armed with Splinter Cannons by default they can be upgraded to have Dark Lances to be effective against vehicles. Unlike in the tabletop game this unit must stop in order to fire the Splinter Cannons. They can fly short distances.

Vehicles

Unit Unit Type Description
Raider Light Transport Armed with a dark lance this fast moving transport can fly short distances and the squad onboard can fire out.
Jet-Bike Hover-bike Fast moving anti-infantry hover-bike.
Talos Heavy Hover Mech Similar to a dreadnought but shaped like a scorpion, armed with claws and a wild fire gun. Can harvest Soul resource from dead biological enemies.
Ravager Hover-Tank Armed with 3 dark lances that can be upgraded to anti-infantry disintegrators.
Raven Aircraft A modified jetbike that flies, can prevent vehicles, buildings and other aircraft from attacking.
Dais of Destruction Relic vehicle Asdrubael Vect on his modified ravager, projects an aura that protects nearby units from ranged attacks. Can sweep a beam across the ground infront of it decimating any enemy units or buildings.


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