Kinky is not something you expect from an RTS. But kinky is where the latest Dawn of War expandalone is going, though - fetish battle-nuns and S&M elves. Dirty, dirty Warhammer 40,000.
There’s been a bit of grumbling about the choice of new factions in Soulstorm. Some people really, really wanted Tyranids, the most alien of 40K races and the major omission to date. The Sisters of Battle (those fetish battle-nuns) and Dark Eldar (S&M elves) may be lesser-known entries in the 40K bestiary but, crucially, they fill in detail. Put in the Tyranids and you get 40K’s greatest hits, but this way there’s much more sense of how Games Workshop’s far-future universe fits together.
Imagine a six-way team game - the united human factions of the Space Marines, the Imperial Guard and new religious nutters The Sisters of Battle, against an unholy trinity of Chaos, Necron and the soul-swallowing Dark Eldar. Now that’s a compelling realisation of the 40K fiction. Frankly, the wild difference of the Tyranids would have been a misstep.