Firstly great game, DoW would win the award for best RTS EVER if it wasnt for one MAJOR problem: the AI or complete LACK of it. I am of course referring to your units complete and utter disregard for your orders/commands. "SPACE MARINES ATTACK MELE X GROUP" Space Marines if they even decide to obey those orders are not unknown to run up to the enemy like tools and stand there shooting whilst under hand to hand attack. And no this is not whilst using the stand your ground stance.
Also along a similar vain is your FC/Commander units complete stupidity. You try to extract him from a fight and what does he do? He stands there like a muppet shooting at the enemy whilst he gets his ass handed to him on a silver platter.
And then there is the complete and utter stupidity of all units when it comes to navigating terrain. Got several units in one group and want them to move to the other side of that mountain range to intercept an enemy attack? well good luck getting them to all go the same way. 60% of the time the group will break up and go BOTH SIDES of the obstacle often causing you to loose half your squad in the process and hence the battle. Now I understand that this is due to the individual units navigating via the "shortest route", however this is stupid when you have multiple units selected they should all go the ONE direction regardless of individual units having to travel slightly further. If thats not possible to code, Then add the ability to use waypoints. Either way will sort this problem.
THESE ARE NOT MINOR AI ISSUES. THEY ARE MAJOR PROBLEMS THAT HAVE ALMOST CAUSED ME TO QUIT PLAYING DoW PERIOD!
I have gotten so pissed off with the AI in DoW that I have sat there pumping out Space Marines for an hour on end only to slaughter every single one with friendly fire. or simply scuttling them.
If these were really troops under the command of the Emperor they would obey every order to the smallest detail. Failure would cost them their lives. Fix the friggin AI or lose at least 1 fan and probably alot more.