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DakkaDakka is a large, independent wargaming community that features discussion, tutorials and images for many games. If you are new to the world of wargaming then learn about it in our introductory article: What is Wargaming?

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DakkaDakka - Warhammer, 40k, Warmachine and Flames of War Community.

DakkaDakka is a large, independent wargaming community that features discussion, tutorials and images for many games.

Warhammer 40,000

Our warhammer 40k forums are among our most popular. They have been operating the longest and contain discussion about every facet of warhammer 40k from tactics and army lists to background and upcoming releases.

Warhammer Fantasy

The Warhammer Fantasy Battle Forums are consistently increasing in popularity and are almost on a par with our 40k forums covering the same large range of content with advice from some of the best tacticians the world has to offer.

Warmachine and Hordes

Dakka now has one of the largest Warmachine and Hordes forums on the web, and has a huge range of Warmachine Pictures in our gallery.

Flames of War

Flames of War and other historical games are growing in popularity here on dakka and we invite anyone to join in and discuss them in detail. As flames of war grows more popular, Dakka's coverage will only increase. Be sure to check out the Flames of War gallery to see some inspiring stuff.

Dakka Features

Dakka is a big site with a lot to explore. Here we highlight some of our more interesting features:

Wargaming Gallery

The dakka gallery is one of the largest wargaming galleries in the world and has a huge range of tagged miniatures from many game systems. From flames of war to babylon 5, and of course 40k. You can vote on images (like using hot-or-not), and use our advanced gallery search engine to find exactly what you are looking for, be it space marines, orks, cryx or Dark Elves!


The dakka forums are growing faster and faster and are the bread and butter of the website. They still maintain quality and a fair level of freedom compared to many other forums. Our most popular forum is News and Rumours, but Dakka Discussions and 40k army lists are very popular too. There are some important rules to consider (no spam, no swearing, no piracy) but everybody gets on well enough thanks to our great moderation team.


The dakka wargaming articles are run on a wiki (like wikipedia). We have a huge range of wargaming articles covering everything from tactica to modeling and painting and even some great funny stuff. If you are bored and want to have the equivalent of dozens of magazines to read then head over to the main articles page and start clicking around. Because it is a wiki, anybody can hop in and click the 'edit' tab at the top of the page, so if you have anything to add or just see some typos or bad grammar then you can help make it better for everyone.

Army Profiles

Dakka's army profiles are a throwback to the very earliest version of dakka from the late 1990s, where various armies were highlighted in detail. Our army profiles section now contains many armies from different game systems with in depth photographs, army lists and explanations of their signifigance from their owners.


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Dakka Blog

Dakka Gallery: Bad Moons Mega Dread

Posted: 2015-04-26 08:59:07
Taken with a SONY DSC-W50
By landcruiserlarry

Dakka is Making a Game - Maelstrom's Edge - Live on Kickstarter Now!

Posted: 2015-04-12 17:59:07
Forum post by legoburner, 107 responses at time of this post.

We are live on Kickstarter now - http://www.maelstromsedge.com/ks - Please back us and help us launch this amazing game and universe!

It is with great pleasure that I can at long last announce that Dakka has been working on a game and it is coming out on Friday - Maelstrom's Edge.

Yakface, myself and a team of 6 others have been working on this project for over 3 years. We have injection moulded plastic models finished and ready to show, with tournament quality rules written by Jon Regul (yakface). It is a squad-based skirmish game (about 20-30 models per side), and every model is multi-part and multi-pose, so there is massive potential for easy conversions and part swaps.

Maelstrom's Edge is a far future science fiction setting where a golden age of exploration and innovation has been ripped apart and humanity is on the very edge of annihilation. The Maelstrom, a gigantic apocalyptic explosion of dark energy, is rapidly expanding out from the heart of the galaxy, destroying everything it touches. As worlds and stars are obliterated from existence, those who have the means flee towards deep space, while those left behind fight for the chance to escape.

Post continues at http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/644194.page

Dakka Forum: List of weapon systems that counter jetbikes

Posted: 2015-04-26 07:59:07
Forum post by sudojoe, 121 responses at time of this post.

So on the other end of the Jetbike doom that shall visit us soon, I'm trying to compile a list of good units/equipment/weapons that will be direct counters to Jetbikes. Don't worry about survivability, just what will kill jetbikes most efficiently.

Obviously to know what will kill them, we'll need to see what they got going for them -

3+ armor, Toughness 4, 4+ Jink from shooting, 36' range (assuming scatter laser), 12 in movement, and very fast with their turboboost of 36'. and despite battle focus not really working, can still move 2d6 in assault phase after shooting (cause eldar), Any difficult terrain tests are dangerous terrain to jetbikes (means they take a wound on a 1 and can then try to save it on a 3+.) They are also ld8 naturally and can upgrade one guy to a warlock with psy mastery 1 (guide most likely) - gives 1 member a 4++

Interesting but not really part of this discussion is that they also have Bs4, WS4, Str 3, 1 attack, Initiative 5, hammer of wrath, and are not slowed by difficult terrain when charging. Falls back by 3d6 when failing morale. Has ancient doom rule too (hatred of slanesh and suffers -1 ldr if in combat with slanesh units). Cannot go to ground (not like it needs to) and cannot be pinned.

So... to sum it up, we're looking for ways to kill a unit at 36'-48' range generally that is T4, 3+ armor, 4+ cover all the time at will, and probably has a single 4++ character in it.

A few units come to mind -


Imperial Bombard/colossus heavy seige mortar - str 8-6, AP3, ignore cover, long range, large blast (I believe they changed the strength in the recent Vraks book but I don't have that one yet)

Post continues at http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/645101.page

Dakka Gallery: Alien Hunter, Alien Hunters, Black Shields, Blackshields, Death Watch, Deathwatch, Inquisition

Posted: 2015-04-26 06:59:07
Taken with a Canon PowerShot ELPH 300HS
Unknown creator

Dakka Gallery: Leman Russ

Posted: 2015-04-26 05:59:07
Taken with a SONY DSC-W210
By Platoon Sgt.

Dakka Gallery: Khorne Berserker Champion

Posted: 2015-04-26 04:59:07
By Warboss85

Dakka Gallery: Sde Black Mage

Posted: 2015-04-26 03:59:07
Taken with an Apple iPhone 4S
By nkelsch

Dakka Forum: Maelstrom's Edge Discussion: Minis, Art, Books and So On...

Posted: 2015-04-26 02:59:07
Forum post by BobtheInquisitor, 154 responses at time of this post.

I would like to discuss various aspects of Dakka's Own Kickstarter coming up, but the mods have clearly limited what is to be discussed in the Maelstrom's Edge (or MEdge as we trendsetters call it) thread. Since no one else has created this thread yet, and since I haven't been baned too badly, I'm stepping up.

Let's talk about the miniatures. They are usually the most important part of a miniatures game. How do the MEdge minis stack up?

Here is the gallery where you can see all the minis.

The Karist faction, pictured above, is the faction of cool armor and, uh, charming monsters. Personally, I quite enjoy the look of this faction, but this is the thread for criticism. (Please post positive comments in the official thread to keep up the positive energy vibes.)
The troopers have the arms, legs and pauldrons of the old Warzone Bauhaus minis, but with awesome 2010-era videogame heads instead of pickelhaubes. I'm sold.

The Tempest Elites are both incredibly menacing in design, and anatomically troubling. The biggest units have the smallest helmeted heads. There's no way a human (Epirian) head could fit into one of the trooper helmets, and those are more human head-shaped than the Tempest's helmets. There is also the issue with their funky wrists holding up Cable-style weapons. What do you think, fellow Dakka peons?

The minnows take me back to my childhood and the dawn of practical effects in movies. I like them because they look like non-denominational demons for 40k or something the Ghostbusters would catch on their lunch breaks. However, they certainly don't look like biological entities, especially not ones that could fly under their own power to terrorize the innocent, and this is going to cost them sales. Thoughts?


Post continues at http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/645537.p

Dakka Gallery: Flames of War - Terrain

Posted: 2015-04-26 01:59:07
Taken with an OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP. FE290,X825
By Shawn

Dakka Gallery: Class Photo

Posted: 2015-04-26 00:59:07
Taken with a Canon PowerShot G10
By Alphonsusjude

Dakka Gallery: Chaos Space Marines Nurgle 1 Land Raider

Posted: 2015-04-25 23:59:07
By MaybugM

Dakka Gallery: Strain Phase 1 & 2

Posted: 2015-04-25 22:59:07
By spiralingcadaver

Dakka Gallery: Tau Aegis Defense Line

Posted: 2015-04-25 21:59:07
By HungryTaz

Dakka Gallery: Throne of Skulls 1500pts

Posted: 2015-04-25 20:59:07
By Reaper Man 2020

Dakka Gallery: Another Great Image!

Posted: 2015-04-25 19:59:07
Taken with a FUJIFILM FinePix S2700HD
Unknown creator


Posted: 2015-04-25 18:59:07
Unknown creator

Dakka Forum: Making Orks Competitive- Gather the Council, Prepare to Waaagh!

Posted: 2015-04-25 17:59:07
Forum post by Waaagh 18, 107 responses at time of this post.

It is obvious to any observer that the Ork codex doesn't have any super OP spammable units that usually make codexes top tier. The Ork codex doesn't seem like a very competitive Codex off the bat, with few auto-include choices and a lot of units that are hard to use. This thread is for Ork players to look at their Codex, consider in game experience, and then rank the units with brief explanations. A link to the best Ork list you can think of is also appreciated, so people have some idea of where to start, and the listmaker can get feedback and improve. Feel free to contribute as much as you want. Together, we can probably create some guidelines for competitive Ork listmaking.

One Restriction:
Please don't add Forgeworld units in here, because even if most places allow Forgeworld, we want this thread to be relevant for all Warbosses, even those without Forgeworld in their area.

I'll go first. Remember, these are my opinions and aren't set in stone by any means:
Green = Da Best
Blue = Very Good
Yellow = Average
Red = Below Average (don't take in a competitve list)

Warboss- these guys are almost mandatory in an Ork list. The new Waaagh special rule really helps them get Orks into combat. Always give them a Power Klaw, Da Lucky Stikk, and either Mega Armor or a Bike. If you're being competitive, don't footslog with 'eavy armor (not including the Green Tide formation).

Painboy - these guys will find a home in any list, just make sure you put them with the right unit. The way you decide, is to multiply a unit of basic troopers (don't include Nob points) by 3/2, and then add up the points of the extra models and subtract the cost of the Painboy. This will help you determine the efficiency of the Painboy by determining how many points he saves you
Ex: 30 Boyz x 3/2 = 45 = 15 more = 90 points of Ork Boyz - 50 point Painboy = 40 points more. You...

Post continues at http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/643980.page

Dakka Gallery: Adepticon 2010, D-day, Flames Of War, Omaha Beach

Posted: 2015-04-25 16:59:07
Taken with a Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
Unknown creator

Dakka Gallery: Hellions

Posted: 2015-04-25 15:59:07
Taken with a Canon PowerShot A520
By Mechanicum Jon

Dakka Gallery: Image by Renediw

Posted: 2015-04-25 14:59:07
Taken with a SAMSUNG SGH-T679
By Renediw

Dakka Gallery: Flying Tyrant-wip-view2

Posted: 2015-04-25 13:59:07
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