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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: 2016-02-09 16:58:54
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Five Principles of Patrolling
Friends of Dakka
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Warseer Forums
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The Painting Corps blog
Beasts of War
Wikipedia - Warhammer 40,000 overview
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Flames of War - the official website
Privateer Press - the company behind Warmachine/Hordes
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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.


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Dakka Blog

Dakka Gallery: Space Marine Iwo Jima Partial Assembly 3, Rear View

Posted: 2016-02-10 11:59:07
Taken with a Canon PowerShot S50
By BrassScorpion

Dakka Gallery: Goblin Rock Lobber (2006)

Posted: 2016-02-10 10:59:07
By bapfometh

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

Posted: 2016-02-10 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: Crimson Hunter

Posted: 2016-02-10 08:59:07
Unknown creator

Dakka Gallery: Leman Russ A-mech

Posted: 2016-02-10 07:59:07
Taken with a Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
By Space Puppy

Dakka Forum: Most original concepts in 40k

Posted: 2016-02-10 06:59:07
Forum post by gubbins boy, 65 responses at time of this post.

The fluff of 40k borrows from many other works of sic-fi and fantasy as well as our own history, but what do you think are the most original concepts/ideas in the fluff of 40k?

Dakka Gallery: Adepticon 2014, Crystal Brush, Imperial Guard, Valkyrie

Posted: 2016-02-10 05:59:07
By IceAngel

Dakka Forum: Mechanised Guard Space Marines and Blood bowl

Posted: 2016-02-10 04:59:07
Forum post by wargamer1985, 54 responses at time of this post.

So I have started a mechanized guard army and here is the first model started, weathering rust and rivets to be done yet on this paneling

Dakka Gallery: Inquisitor Wip

Posted: 2016-02-10 03:59:07
By Boba Fett

Dakka Gallery: Leman Russ Primarch of Space Wolves

Posted: 2016-02-10 02:59:07
By daily4605

Dakka Gallery: Space Marines

Posted: 2016-02-10 01:59:07
Taken with a Canon EOS 550D
By Sigur

Dakka Forum: AoS rules 'quality'

Posted: 2016-02-10 00:59:07
Forum post by RoperPG, 108 responses at time of this post.

So... What is right/wrong with the AoS ruleset?
A lot of people say they are terrible but it's also obvious a lot of people like them.
Why? And by 'rules' I mean the 4 page freebie along with battle plans, warscrolls, and time of War.
I'd ask that discussion of comp is excluded from this discussion purely because my perception is this is the main issue people have with it.

So with comp left to one side, what's good/bad about the ruleset? Or is it just the lack of comp that's the problem?

Dakka Gallery: Tzeentchian Sorcerer Imhayyän

Posted: 2016-02-09 23:59:07

Dakka Gallery: Army Profile Picture

Posted: 2016-02-09 22:59:07
Taken with a Panasonic DMC-FZ20
Unknown creator

Dakka Gallery: Grot Tank 03

Posted: 2016-02-09 21:59:07
By Ouze

Dakka Forum: Adepta Sororitas

Posted: 2016-02-09 20:59:07
Forum post by Jancoran, 107 responses at time of this post.

The Adepta Sororitas are one of the most prolific users of special weapons in 40K. They don't get them for FREE like certain War Convocations we won't mention (oops).

The Adepta Sororitas are also very good when they are all able to slap themselves in 8 or 9 Rhinos. Unfortunately not as free a rhino as certain Space Marines we won't mention (oops).

So if the Sisters of Battle gain a digital upgrade to their codex (best case scenario) or a new one with new Formations, which direction might GW go in giving the otherwise somewhat disadvantaged Sisters of Battle a boost?

Would you rather they got a Formation that gives you a Space Marine type armored corps, or would you like to see a "Free special weapons" thing happen instead?

In my games, in the CURRENT codex, the armored approach has been the better one because Sisters of Battle just won't stand up to concentrated fire and with Tau and such... So I lean more to the side of an armored formation.

Dakka Forum: Does anyone here own a Full Chapter?

Posted: 2016-02-09 19:59:07
Forum post by MechaEmperor7000, 70 responses at time of this post.

Like the title says. Do any of you oldbloods actually own an entire chapter of space marines?

I'm not talking about sheer volume, as I think we've all gotten a lot of space marines of all walks of life. I mean like one uniformed chapter, all in the same colors and, most importantly, all painted?

After about 10 years of collecting I have about 1 and a half Companies, but this is spread across three chapters so technically I don't have a full company of anything.

EDIT: obviously we will need pictures, when possible (I know it's not easy to snap a photo of an entire chapter on a whim like this).

Dakka Gallery: Iron Snakes, Pro Painted, Space Marines, Warhammer 40,000

Posted: 2016-02-09 18:59:07
Taken with a Canon PowerShot A1000 IS
By bluemoonminis

Dakka Gallery: da Bruza Kruza

Posted: 2016-02-09 17:59:07
Unknown creator

Dakka Gallery: Gordons' Hellpit Iii

Posted: 2016-02-09 16:59:07
Taken with a Panasonic DMC-FX07
By Ktulhut

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