This thread is a wishlist. We know atleast 2 of the races in DoW2 and very little else.
What I want to discuss is people's ideal races for DoW2: this doesn't have to include the races we already know are in it!
If you were making the game, what races would you include and why? How many? Three, four or all nine? I'll kick off.
I know it might be nice to see a game that didn't feature Marines but come on, they are just too cool to dismiss. If it were up to me I would definitely push the 'elite super soldiers' theme of the race as far as viable.
Giving the army a unique feel due to it's low numbers and blingy individual squads.
I would prefer to see the race with less reliance on tanks and more on its soldiers. Rhino's, Razorbacks and Dreadnoughts would be cool as the only 'armor' for the race. Failing that, allowing very limited tank support, such as a max total of 3 tanks.
They are just one of the best bad guys in sci fi. Everyone does giant evil bugs in space for a reason and that reason is they kick ass and are a lot of fun to blow holes in. Period.
The Tyranids present an excellent antagonist for a campaign since almost any faction in 40k will stop what they're doing and fight the bugs. They may not be allies, but they'll generally leave each other alone until the true menace is defeated.
With a brand new codex coming out Chaos Daemon have their own army, not just an extension of Chaos Space Marines.
They would add a totally unique feel to the game as a race being not completely horde or elite. I nice strike right between Tyranids and Marines. With Daemonic engines (Soulgrinder!), and so many named big guys you have a lot of really cool things to work with in this list.
It also opens up for Grey Knights to be added to Marines and make sense.
Chaos Space Marines
BOOM! a big old nasty Imperium of Man versus the forces of corruption. Both sides having their own horde and elite armies, both sides fully fleshed out and realized.
For now I would just leave it at that. With all the new things the engine is bringing us, I don't think it needs to be over done on the the races. I would much prefer to see less races more fully realized than the other way around.