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Wa strategic point

A squad of Imperial Guardsmen about halfway to capturing a Strategic Point.

Strategic Points are vital to win any game in Dawn of War. They appear on every map and provide the player with requisition. The more strategic points the player has, the faster the rate of requisition gathering.

Listening posts can be built and upgraded on strategic points to gain more requisition and fortify the location. There are usually 3 or 4 strategic points near base to capture for every player at the beginning of a game. The aim of Control Area is to capture or hold over 66% of the strategic points on a map. Most units can capture strategic points but Vehicles and Commanders, however, cannot capture them. Sentinels and Wraiths are unique since they are the only Vehicles that can uncapture strategic points. The rate of Requisition gathering for Strategic points can slowly decay over time. This is indicated through the color of lights at the base of the point which can turn from green at its greatest efficiency to yellow and finally, to red at its least efficiency.

NOTE: The Necrons strategic points do not produce requisition as they only use power. Instead, they speed up Necron building time by building Obelisks instead of listening posts. building time for Necrons without any obelisks are slower though. The only Necron unit that can capture strategic points is the builder scarab.

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