Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Manchester, UK.
Chaos aren't in the game.
It won't be mod friendly, like DoW is. If you want a DoW TT experience, there are TT round ups, but there is Firestorm over Kronus in Beta Developement. It's insanely good, although the Scar (AI) Scripts are pretty convoluted atm, causing some lag.
Campaign is a Branching, and as far is already known, is Space Marine only.
Characters in the Game is probably limited to Special Characters, although Gabriel makes a Return as the Blood Angel Chapter Master, guiding you, your own Character.
Those who have played the RPG and Heroes mods will enjoy this - you gain experience for your squads, and can tool them up with extra benefits, equipment found can be given to your Sergeants which will go to either tooling up your Squads (I believe Assault Squads start off without jump packs - go figure), or given to yourself, making yourself extremely powerful.
Base building has less emphasis. You have your squads, and if one squad is completely killed, have another Sergeant/your Brother captain go over, and revive him.
Listening Posts are now objectives - either give artefacts, provide intelligence, or can call down reinforcements/orbital bombardments.
Environment is destructable - Explosions make Craters, OB's make the Impact area Melt etc.
Also, it's apparently closer to Codex as well, so a Heavy Bolter won't do Jack Shit (for the most part) against a Deffdread, for example, but a Bolter will literally make a Guardian Explode.