Hi hi, so i have been doing some tests against people from both my friend list and random people in the internets!
Want a dawn of war3 that is true to both the Dawn of war1 and dawn of war 2 legacy?
YOUR PROBLEMS HAVE BEEN SOLVED!
1) Make a Custom game.
2) Select "anihilation with defenses" in the game mode window.
3)Select NO DOCTRINES
Be happy playing REAL dawn of war!
Sure, overall the game didn't really change, some units that are OP in the base stats like Fire Prisms still will be broken, but the game pace gets GREAT. The base defenses are not really like CoH or DoW2 defenses of "you shall not pass", its just 2 free turrets at base, enough for some early cheeses intimidation but nothing that makes the game impossible to win.
Note that the "no doctrines" option remove both the normal doctrines and the presence doctrines. And in this mode DeathWatch is not even remotely as broken. without shield gens and without presence doctrine. Tacticals don't are the gods of the field of battle anymore.
And the match overall stop being about rushes and cheeses to the stupid shield gen and become more of a fight for economy.
Some already op elites keep being OP, for instance Ronahn, and macha becomes even better without a rain of nades to fall on her.
But i must say, the game felt WAAAAAAAY better. Early rushes are still there, but way less OP and defensive builds are viable.
Without the things that ruin the gameplay it become way better.
Dark Reaper don't really ruin anything as some say and the Eldar Specters are fully manageble.
the true problem keep being already broken stuff (Fire Prism and probably rangers, but didn't faced anyone spaming rangers in this way yet).
Several out of meta Elites that have not ideal doctrines to abu... i mean synergy with meta units become viable too.
Seriously, give it a try and tell here what do you think after.