Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War: Dark Crusade Unit Profile - Flash Gitz

The action-packed Dawn of War will expand with the Dark Crusade add-on, which will introduce new units like the ork flash gitz.

Developer Relic Entertainment is working on its second expansion pack for its 2004 strategy game Dawn of War. Dark Crusade will add new playable factions, plus new units to the existing factions. This time around, we'll take a look at the flash gitz--a new addition to the brutish ork armies.

Flash Gitz

The violent and brutish orks of the Warhammer 40,000 are so rough, so tough, and so eager to get into some kind of fight that they don't care about trifling things like personal safety, thoroughly testing their new weapon technology, or proper spelling. While civilized, educated factions research giant robot walkers, orks scrape together parts for "meks," and while other factions research next-generation guns, some orks are busy building "kustom shootas."

The flash gitz will essentially be a cross between the faction's "shoota boyz" and "mek bozy" units. While most orks prefer to engage in hand-to-hand, melee combat, there are some who are obsessed with guns--the flash gitz carry some of the heaviest guns they can find into battle.

Combat Abilities

The flash gitz will fill in a major gap in the ork armies, which have, until now, focused on heavy-duty, close-quarters brawling. Orks love a good fight with their fists and their axes, but they've had trouble against enemies with powerful ranged units that can pick them off from a distance.

The flash gitz units can deal tremendous ranged damage, but they themselves wear only very light armor, so these crazed gun nuts can take very little punishment before they're killed off in battle. But they're also very expensive to commission for your armies, so they'll be best used when put behind front lines of tougher ork units, like a squad or two of "slugga boyz" grunts.

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30 comments
SonofNurgle
SonofNurgle

On the TT, Ork armies can actually deliver allot of punishing fire power.Each squad of shoota boyz can have allot of boyz in it, and then you have Flash Gitz and Lootaz in support (llotaz are a unit that orks can use that have taxed some other weapons off of some space marines or gaurdsmen). Even a big shoota can cause allot of damage. This it is harder to do on DoW as Shooter boy squads are smaller than on the TT. But the Flash Gitz look awsome on the game. Can't wait to try'em out. WAAAAAAAGH!

beezo1991
beezo1991

woah i only evr saw one thing uglier thn those wankas it was TimmyJ1985's mum

TimmyJ1985
TimmyJ1985

I don't think they're too expensive when you consider that they're going to be a fire support unit rather than a firefight winner. Orks are never ever going to win in a straight firefight unless they have a ridiculous numbers advantage, so their shooty troops (in TT) just give effective fire support while still being able to stomp most things in close combat, which the video suggests they will do very well. Nice job relic, a most Orky addition!

ahmed_speed
ahmed_speed

I think it is a nice add to Orks so they fight fear battle with other races without suffering from long rang shooting enamy units.

GonzoGuy
GonzoGuy

I only hope that they perform better in DC than they do in real tabletop Warhammer 40k. I've been playing space orks since... well... ever since they first came out and flash gits are the least exciting points sink (waste of resource points) in the game while the mega-armored nobs from the last expansion have to be the most exciting. I was hoping they'd add ork bikes or battlewagons this time around so we could start fielding real speed freaks armies.

KillaW0lf04
KillaW0lf04

many ppl are saying they look like orgryns but thats because they look big and mean wit a weapon (also their bullet animation looks the same :P)

nolclan
nolclan

lol cuando va estar este juego :D!!

peeweeshift
peeweeshift

there are so many new units and animations for old units

Binzen
Binzen

DAKKA DAKKA DAKKA!!!

simoleon2078
simoleon2078

The flash Gitz remind me of Ogryns slightly...

KillaW0lf04
KillaW0lf04

nice! This game seems to get better by the minute!

Netmot
Netmot

WAAAGH!, not "waaaugh!" >.>

cifru
cifru

awesome game!

mojo78
mojo78

Look s really good , What they need to do is add all the Forces together and let us paint and battle it out then it would be really WH40K

AntoniustheGrey
AntoniustheGrey

Tau do worry me, however, I think Orks may be able to hold their own against them, namely because if the Orks get too close, the Tau will not be able to match their brute close combat strength.

ChaosGames
ChaosGames

They're going to take a ton of punishment, oh well. Every faction is going to get something. The Orks need to have something to fight the Tau effectively without getting killed before getting close.

Rizvan007
Rizvan007

But its true, get enough boyz stuck in to combat that nothing will be able to shoot at them, tanks? HA, those will be worrying about the tank bustaz you have creeping up on them! On the TBT game, flash gitz are powerfull enough to wipe our Space Marines in one round of good shotting, and the closer they are to their target the more damaga they do. Way to go relic! friggin A!

Rizvan007
Rizvan007

But its true, get enough boyz stuck in to combat that nothing will be able to shoot at them, tanks? HA, those will be worrying about the tank bustaz you have creeping up on them! On the TBT game, flash gitz are powerfull enough to wipe our Space Marines in one round of good shotting, and the closer they are to their target the more damaga they do. Way to go relic! friggin A!

Vash287
Vash287

Ha ha! DAKKA DAKKA DAKKA!!

Netsurfer733
Netsurfer733

Guys, look at them, they're HUGE. You really believe they won't be able to take much punishment? Come on lol

PyleA
PyleA

They're perfect. Thats all I'm gonna say. ORKS FTW!

ChaosGames
ChaosGames

they seem very basic. Do the orks really need more of these types of units?

speedigeckos
speedigeckos

I don't see much point in this unit, if they can't take much punishment they seem like an expensive waste.

drollia
drollia

I would be interested to see the flash gits fight someone other then Imperial Guard. They cut through the guard like a hot knife through butter

mttnoonan
mttnoonan

heh heh heh heh....these guys cant take much punishment, imagine how easily the tau will kill them