House Atreides has been a prominent power for thousands of years. They have a long tradition of being and just administrators. Their people are loyal, hardworking, and rather peaceful. The Atreides leaders are intelligent and noble and the Atreides have a great devotion towards duty. Atreides were one of the first Houses to come to Arrakis and are well prepared for the conditions they will have to face.
The Atreides home planet is called, Caladan. It has a warm, calm climate and the lands are lush and green. The rich soils and mild weather combine to make it an agricultural planet. In the recent century’s industrial and technological growth have added to the prosperity of the Atreides.
The Mentat for the Atreides is Cyril. The Atreides are not known for attacking first but instead defend themselves well against the attacks of the other Houses. The Atreides start out trying to be diplomatic but this strategy will not work and all out warfare between the houses is imminent.
The Ordos are represented by a group of wealthy families who banded together for greater security. The Ordos have little conscience and seem to gain strength through their sabotage and terrorism. They are protected by their great wealth and their status as a great House is unaffected by their long history of deception.
The home planet of the Ordos is a frigid ice-covered world. It is believed that the Ordos import their agricultural and technological goods from nearby star systems. Acting as traders and brokers, the Ordos produce no physical products but instead rely upon their merchandising skills to make their profits.
House Harkonnen is the most savage House in the universe. The Harkonnens have a history of using violence and fear to achieve their objectives. Status for the Harkonnens is taken not given. If a soldier kills his commander, he assumes that position and is respected by all.
House Harkonnen comes from the dark planet of Giedi Prime. They have spread across the universe with the evil tactics. The Harkonnen are a cruel people and can be ruthless towards both friend and foe in their pursuit of control of Dune.
The Harkonnen campaign is being dictated by the Mentat Radnor. Radnor is a true Harkonnen, killing the previous Mentat Marko, his former teacher and guide. The Harkonnens have spent most of their time assembling a large military force and are by far the strongest force on Dune. The Harkonnens are very dangerous as they mainly want to just conquer the other Houses.
Developed by the Atreides, this enhanced tank utilizes sound waves technology to fire a powerful blast of sonic energy at its target. The high energy frequencies break down the molecular structure of affected victims.
The Fremen are native to Dune. Elite fighters, the Fremens’ familiarity with the hostile terrain makes them a difficult adversary. Informed sources say they may soon forge an alliance with the Atreides.
The Ordos Raider is similar to the standard Trike, however, it sacrifices armor to gain speed and manoeuvrability.
The Deviator is available only to House Ordos and is like a standard Rocket Tank but instead has a nerve gas warhead. The gas will not damage anything but instead may temporarily cause units to change sides, enabling you to control them.
The Saboteur is a special military unit belonging to Ordos. Trained in the art of espionage and terrorism at the Palace, a single Saboteur can destroy almost any structure or vehicle.
Developed by the Harkonnen’s, this tank fires dual plasma charges. It is the most powerful tank on Dune, yet it is very slow. The Devastator is nuclear powered, and may become unstable in combat.
The Death Hand is a special weapon based at all Harkonnen Palaces. This ballistic missile is unable to be guided or targeted accurately, yet its multiple warheads can inflict great damage across a wide area.