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Just interested whether anyone of 'mature years' remembers this early Warhammer RTS game.

Did anyone like it as much as I did?
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Ah my first taste of Warhammer Fantasy (it was Chaos Gate that gave me my first taste of 40K), I've still got this game some where and I was looking for it the other day so I could give it a whirl.

I never got far in it because my tactics always amounted to- hit it with cannon balls and arrows then when an enemy unit gets too close hit them with sharp pieces of metal...
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I remember this game, it was really good for it time. I found the game really hard but definitely enjoyable. I still have it, but unfortunately it doesn't run on Windows XP

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Ah, Dark Omen was such a fun game, my favourite at the time I remember playing it through a couple of times, but it's been far too long since last time.


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I never got far in it because my tactics always amounted to- hit it with cannon balls and arrows then when an enemy unit gets too close hit them with sharp pieces of metal...
wait, that wasn't how you were meant to play the game?

I tried the new Mark of Chaos, and I dunno, I just wasn't as impressed. It just didn't seem as fun to play, though that could just be me. Perhaps its just a case of fondly remembering the originals (I was a big fan of shadow of the horned rat too).

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I played it a bit back when it was new and took it for a spin recently to boot. It was a good effort at the time but it is sorely dated when held against more recent games. The lack of controls and poor graphics really were a shock when I got it started up again.

To be honest I think it was always a bit of a game following Warhammer's success, when it should have been more of a game in its own right. The story was great, background all well and good, gameplay, yeah not so much.
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I managed to get far but got stumped facing some undead army. I had a bad encounter with an army previous and didn't really have the resources to buy my men back.

You had to have a knack of not losing any troops since it got hard to replace them.

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The Warhammer Dark Omen Community is Proud to Announce:

Ever Expanding Community that play Monthly Tournaments!

Full 3D Mode on XP /Vista Multiplayer, Even TV Streaming Live Battles!

28 playable Multiplayer Maps!

Troop Stats and Sprite Editors!

Alternate Goblin and Dwarf Campaigns!


Further Mods under Developement-

Such as New Map Editor/Game Engine, New 3D Buildings/Scenary Models,

New Races/Characters - Dwarf and Chaos etc..



A Great Time to Join!

All Welcome and game Fixes/Battle Training Provided

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The Warhammer Dark Omen Community is Proud to Announce:

Ever Expanding Community that play Monthly Tournaments!

Full 3D Mode on XP /Vista Multiplayer, Even TV Streaming Live Battles!

28 playable Multiplayer Maps!

Troop Stats and Sprite Editors!

Alternate Goblin and Dwarf Campaigns!


Further Mods under Developement-

Such as New Map Editor/Game Engine, New 3D Buildings/Scenary Models,

New Races/Characters - Dwarf and Chaos etc..



A Great Time to Join!

All Welcome and game Fixes/Battle Training Provided

http://www.dark-omen.org


This sounds pretty amazing and definitely needs a mention.

How about some screen shots etc?

Make a new thread with info on Hamachi etc and I'll see it gets publicised properly.
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The Warhammer Dark Omen Community Still Lives!

And is Proud to Announce its Ever Expanding Global

Community that play Monthly Tournaments.




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only Multiplayer Warhammer Table Top Rules Game Ever made!









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28 playable Multiplayer Maps!

Troop Stats and Sprite Editors!

Alternate Goblin and Dwarf Campaigns!



Further Mods under Developement-

Such as New Map Editor/Game Engine, New 3D Buildings/Scenary Models,









New Races/Characters - Dwarf and Chaos etc..



A Great Time to Join!

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password: darkomen


All Welcome and XP/Vista game Fixes/Battle Training Provided.

http://www.dark-omen.org

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