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What is Dakka?
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?

Project Logs
Grimdork Hobby Time! How high should the walls be in Grim's dungeon?
Updated: 2015-08-02 03:50:07
Under an Ashen Sky - The Elder Scrolls in 28mm (Frostgrave)
Updated: 2015-08-02 16:29:27
Been Seeking out oddball tanks-Powered Armor Mania!
Updated: 2015-08-01 21:39:07
Featured Articles
Vallejo Pumice Comparison
A Guide to Selling Miniatures on Ebay
firstchamp's hivefleet
Friends of Dakka
Bell of Lost Souls - Warhammer 40k Blog
Tabletop Gaming News
Bartertown - wargaming trading forum
Lexicanum - Warhammer 40k background wiki
Warseer Forums
Bolter and Chainsword forums
The Painting Corps blog
Beasts of War
Wikipedia - Warhammer 40,000 overview
Games Workshop - the company behind Warhammer
Flames of War - the official website
Privateer Press - the company behind Warmachine/Hordes
Global News Feed
Infinity Unveils New RPG & Figures @ BoLS
40K Deep Thought: The State of the Grimdark @ BoLS
TUTORIAL: Rebasing your Fantasy Models @ BoLS
CMON Gen Con Day Three Video @ TGN
Jasco Games to make games based on Cowboy Bebop and Dragonball Z @ TGN
CMON Video From Day 2 at Gen Con @ TGN
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More About Dakka

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.


Help keep Dakkadakka.com running by becoming a DCM (Dakka Contributing Member) and enjoy a ton of perks for doing a good deed! For a small donation of only $25 a year you gain the following benefits:
  • Surf with ease! Get an ad-free site.
  • Be a celebrity! Get a 'DCM' marker in the forum listings and under your username.
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  • Expand your conversation! Post and chat in a private DCM forum.
Dakka Blog

Dakka Gallery: Bpcompanycommand

Posted: 2015-08-02 17:59:07
By davetaylor

Dakka Gallery: Image by Cave_Dweller

Posted: 2015-08-02 16:59:07
Taken with a Panasonic DMC-ZS3
By Cave_Dweller

Dakka Gallery: Ogrun Bokur

Posted: 2015-08-02 15:59:07
By DangerMouse

Dakka Gallery: Eisenhorn

Posted: 2015-08-02 14:59:07
By Torsis

Dakka Gallery: Archers, Cannon, Carbine, Cavalry, Crossbow, Dawn Of War, Dogs, Dogs Of War, Empire, Fast, Hord

Posted: 2015-08-02 13:59:07
By Zoring

Dakka Gallery: Chaos Terminator

Posted: 2015-08-02 12:59:07
By clownshoe

Dakka Gallery: Abbadon

Posted: 2015-08-02 11:59:07
By juddski

Dakka Gallery: Tau Piranha X-wing

Posted: 2015-08-02 10:59:07
By knar51

Dakka Daily Poll: What is your opinion on measuring distances in wargaming.

Posted: 2015-08-02 09:59:07
What is your opinion on measuring distances in wargaming.
Every measurement must be exactly perfect every time, if you move a space marine 6.01 inches in his movement phase you are cheating.
As exact as possible, the game will take a lot longer, but it will be worth it in the end.
Try to be exact, but don't sweat the little stuff, especially in the first turn or 2.
Measure exactly for the first guy in the unit, then just arrange the rest so they are in roughly the correct position around him.
Eyeball it.
Just put your guys where ever, we assume superhuman space marines can manipulate the space-time continuum.
To cut out all the boring tactical positioning stuff we just arrange our troops in melee at the start, no measurements needed.
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Dakka Gallery: Wip Paint on Battlewagon i

Posted: 2015-08-02 08:59:07
Taken with a Canon PowerShot SD600
By GitSmack

Dakka Gallery: Blood Angels, Space Marines

Posted: 2015-08-02 07:59:07
Taken with a Canon PowerShot A70
By MunkyX

Dakka Gallery: Chaos Rhino

Posted: 2015-08-02 06:59:07
By Tiwyll

Dakka Forum: BY CROM! Conan Rise of Monsters prepainted miniature combat game's Kickstarter is now Live!

Posted: 2015-08-02 05:59:07
Forum post by PulposaurusJohn, 88 responses at time of this post.

Kickstarter link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2060871444/conan-rise-of-monsters/comments

Hi everyone! I am pleased to announce the CROM: Conan Rise of Monsters Gencon kickstarter announcement teaser video! Expect more to come in the week(s) leading up to Gencon and then even more news after Gencon! Check out our facebook page for more information but for now check out our trailer and the sculpt of King Conan Himself!

Here is Thoth-Amon himself! Fear him!

Dakka Gallery: Priest

Posted: 2015-08-02 04:59:07
Unknown creator

Dakka Gallery: Another Great Image!

Posted: 2015-08-02 03:59:07
Taken with a Canon PowerShot SD400
Unknown creator

Dakka Gallery: Chaos, Forge World, Ogryn Berserker, Renegades

Posted: 2015-08-02 02:59:07
By Lord_Mortis

Dakka Gallery: Warhound Titan Wip

Posted: 2015-08-02 01:59:07
Taken with a Research In Motion BlackBerry 9530
Unknown creator

Dakka Gallery: Wip - Grey Knight Terminator Squad

Posted: 2015-08-02 00:59:07
Taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II
By derd0m

Dakka Gallery: Vets 2 1

Posted: 2015-08-01 23:59:07
Taken with a SONY DSC-W210
By Truffle

Dakka Forum: AOS Summoning

Posted: 2015-08-01 22:59:07
Forum post by Rmac1990, 122 responses at time of this post.

Played a couple of games now and the question has been raised about summoning and what can be summoned..

For example, temple guard warscroll states that a Slann can summon temple guard. Although do you require to have a "seed" unit of temple gaurds on the board in order to gain the summoning spell. My interpretation was that you would need to have a seed unit as that warscroll gives you access to that summoning ability?. Therefor in order to have the warscroll you need the unit on the board.

Others are arguing that you don't need the seed unit.

What's the general consensus?.

If this has already been discussed then I'd appreciate a redirect to the topic! Thanks!

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