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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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Updated: 2016-12-07 04:30:53
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Updated: 2016-12-06 22:34:50
My adventure into (making money with) modelling: Now building: Han and Gan...dalf.
Updated: 2016-12-06 00:07:47
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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 Daily Poll: How much have you spent on the hobby so far (in us dollars, if you dare calculate!)

Posted: 2016-12-07 09:59:07
How much have you spent on the hobby so far (in us dollars, if you dare calculate!)
I dont want to think about it

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The latest LoER Terrain Competition

Posted: 2016-12-05 01:00:00
Welcome to the 21st round of the League of Extraordinary Riveters Terrain Competition.
CARD-inal Sins

The main aim of these competitions is to encourage gamers and model-makers alike to go that extra mile when building terrain that can be used for playing your preferred tabletop wargame (or similar pastime - for example, a board game playing piece would be acceptable). Those taking part can expect to receive ideas, inspiration, encouragement and feedback from each other, and at the end each of the participants is "rewarded" with a new piece of terrain for their own use (that's the thing you just built).

For those who have not taken part before, this is a competition about terrain building (as you may have gathered from the title), but it is not strictly limited to pure terrain, dioramas that can be used as table top terrain are allowed (see rules below). To get a feel for how these competitions run and what to expect you may wish to look at the previous rounds, linked below.

Each round has a “theme” or other defining attribute(s) that must in some way be applied to the your terrain project, to compete with other modellers for that most prestigious of prizes, membership into The League of Extraordinary Riveters [LoER].

The competition is open to everyone registered on Dakka Dakka, all are welcome to enter regardless of ability, etc.
The winner of each round hosts the next round, and the cycle continues.
The theme, limitations, rules, judging and prizes are all the responsibility of the host, although he or she can get help from others for some of those things...

Read more at http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/709936.page#9055267

Dakka Gallery: Battle Fortress, Battlewagon, Custom, Orks, Super-heavy

Posted: 2016-12-07 08:59:07
By Denua

Dakka Gallery: Industrial Work Area

Posted: 2016-12-07 07:59:07
By Guildenstern

Dakka Gallery: Xv95 Ghostkeel Battlesuit

Posted: 2016-12-07 06:59:07
By Seemann

Dakka Gallery: Citizens

Posted: 2016-12-07 05:59:07
Taken with a Canon PowerShot SX110 IS
By monkeytroll

Dakka Gallery: Kharn5

Posted: 2016-12-07 04:59:07
By iBambam

Dakka Gallery: Titan v. Elysian

Posted: 2016-12-07 03:59:07
Taken with a Panasonic DMC-FX12
By Figmaniac

Dakka Gallery: Another Great Image!

Posted: 2016-12-07 02:59:07
Unknown creator

Dakka Gallery: Frontline, Striking, Swarm, Tyranids

Posted: 2016-12-07 01:59:07
Taken with a FUJIFILM FinePix S2700HD
Unknown creator

Dakka Gallery: Ork Scrap Bastion Rocket Base

Posted: 2016-12-07 00:59:07
By Terraformer

Dakka Gallery: Dakka Dakka, Green, Orks, Warhammer 40,000

Posted: 2016-12-06 23:59:07
Taken with a Canon EOS 7D
Unknown creator

Dakka Gallery: Leman Russ Kolossus

Posted: 2016-12-06 22:59:07

Dakka Gallery: Mawloc, Tyranids

Posted: 2016-12-06 21:59:07
Unknown creator

Dakka Forum: CSM Traitor Legions Tactica

Posted: 2016-12-06 20:59:07
Forum post by Roknar, 73 responses at time of this post.

I feel like the new supplement is such a shift from normal CSM that I think it deserves a thread of it's own.
Nice combos between relics, thoughts on competitiveness, strong builds for your legion, you name it. Bring it on.

I thought I'd start by highlighting some interesting new twists for each legion.
The Black Legion can now do a null deployment while at the same times bringing the entire army in on turn one (by deepstrike no less) and can all but guarantee getting the dimensional key to trigger.

Alpha legion put the cypher dataslate formation to shame. They can infiltrate their entire army if they wanted to and it still stacks with Huron/ahriman since you can easily bring another detachment with either of those to infiltrate bigger things

Iron warriors are the bane of existance vs any fortification if you combine them with forgeworld lol, crank that siege gear up to 11. They're now themed around sitting in fortifications, I'm curious how that will affect list building.

Nightlords essentially get army wide shroud during the first turn now. So any daemon prince has a 2+ jink during that first turn, not just nurgle. Plus they get some reserve manipulation, so those raptor talons can come on a 2+.

Word bearers dark apostles all get a Crozius of the dark covenant for free, suck it crimson slaughter! Plus it works on a prince. Their decurion bonus is missing from the leak so I'm not sure how this changes things.

World eaters can have the longest charge range in the game by a country mile. A maelstrom juggerlord has a potential turn 1 charge range of 48 inch XD. Even outside of that and not in the formation he can threaten anything in a 30 inch radius. No need for the psychic lottery to get that elusive turn 1 charge here.

Thousand Sons play so differently from vanilla CSM that they might as well be a new faction lol. And they get new units!
Now t...

Post continues at http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/710033.page

Dakka Forum: Am I the only one who thinks 40K is fine?

Posted: 2016-12-06 19:59:07
Forum post by Matthew, 104 responses at time of this post.

I love how 40K is right now. Only problem I have is balance betweeb shooting and assault and balance between different armies, ptherwise I see no problems.
Change my view?

Dakka Forum: The Night Before 986996.M41

Posted: 2016-12-06 18:59:07
Forum post by Kid_Kyoto, 24 responses at time of this post.

Thanksgiving has come and gone, black Friday is already forgotten, which means whether your celebrate Christmas or one of the lesser holidays that swim in its mighty wake, it is now officially the Holiday Season and, as is our habit here, time to gather round the fire for the annual reading of "The Night Before 986996.M41" a usenet era gem.

The Night Before 986996.M41

by Patrick Marstall (MarstallP@bah.com)

'Twas the night before 986996.M41, and all through the station
All there was clear, there was no abomination.

My helmet was set on the desk to my right,
On the chance that I was to need it that night.

The guardsmen were ensconced, asleep in their beds,
All the tanks too were safe, secure in the sheds.

Marines in the barracks, some manning the wall,
Assured me that the bastion never would fall.

When out in the yard there arose such discord
I grabbed up my bolter and unsheathed my sword.

Away to the window, I ran to take aim
As the marines around me all did the same.

My bionic eye turned the night into day
Allowed me to see, and to seek out my prey.

When what did my loyalist ocular show,
But an ancient conveyance, knee-deep in the snow.

The vehicle was pulled by horned quadrupeds
And a fiery red nimbus glowed from the sled.

The driver was mighty, his eyes full of scorn,
Dressed all in crimson like a servant of Khorne.

I gestured for other to shoot without pause,
For I was now certain this was Santa Claus.

"Fire Marines! Fire Guardsmen! Fire Ogryn and Ratlings!
Fire bolters! Fire lasguns! Fire mortars and gatlings!"

"You in the courtyard and you men on the walls!
Now blast away! Blast away! Blast away all!"

But all through this maelstrom the evil one flew,
Past plasma and bolt shells and frag that we threw!

And then, to my horror, I heard on the roof
The vile cavorting...

Post continues at http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/709399.page

Dakka Gallery: Obi Wan Kenobi

Posted: 2016-12-06 17:59:07

Dakka Gallery: Grey Knight Paladin Squad 2

Posted: 2016-12-06 16:59:07
Unknown creator

Dakka Gallery: Genestealer, Space Hulk, Tyranids, Warhammer 40,000

Posted: 2016-12-06 15:59:07
By Jadenim

Dakka Gallery: Imperial Cathedral

Posted: 2016-12-06 14:59:07
Taken with a Panasonic DMC-FS10
By serge2611

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