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Friday, December 17, 2010

Dawn of War II: Retribution Space Marine Multiplayer Unit Revealed

After I posted the link to the Space Marine Campaign Heroes yesterday, Relic posted another entry featuring information on the new Space Marine Multiplayer Unit, the Land Raider.

Abilities:
Frag Assault – Launch a volley of grenades, knocking back and dealing heavy damage to most infantry units.

Retreat Beacon
– When activated, all squads will retreat to the Land Raider beacon.

A late game behemoth, the Land Raider Redeemer is expensive and powerful.  Although it is not particularly agile or quick, it’s dual Flamestorm Cannons spew enough fire to melt any infantry to get near.  The Land Raider can serve as a base of operations for Space Marine players.  With the Retreat Beacon activated, squads can quickly retreat to the Land Raider instead of the Space Marine base.  Squads near the Land Raider can be reinforced, replacing lost squad members, and get back in the fight much more quickly than having to make the run to and from their base.

Needless to say I know a few Space Marine players I am going to have to fight really hard to keep from getting to Tier 3.  I'd consider switching to Space Marines for multi if this beast was a game-changer, but then I think Battlewagon and all thoughts of abandonment melt away.

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