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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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Endtransmission's painting [heresy era Imperial Fists update 4/5/16]
Updated: 2016-05-04 21:21:58
Rebuilding the Mantis Warriors (5/5: Hordes babe WIP)
Updated: 2016-05-05 11:17:55
Oldraven's Little Projects Thread.
Updated: 2016-05-05 00:56:36
Featured Articles
Do Miniature Paints Fade
Terrain: Urban Hills
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
Top Dozen 40K FAQ Changes @ BoLS
40K BREAKING: Wing Leader Special Rules @ BoLS
40K BREAKING: Astartes & IG Flyer Datasheets! @ BoLS
Vanuatu Second Edition Up On Kickstarter @ TGN
Freejumper Sci-Fi Game Available Now @ TGN
Fantasy Flight Games Announces The Heroes of the Resistance Pack For X-Wing @ 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.


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  • Surf with ease! Get an ad-free site.
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Dakka Blog

Dakka Gallery: Arena, Duel, Orks, Space Ork, Squig Fighting Pit, Squigs, Terrain

Posted: 2016-05-05 11:59:07
Taken with a Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
By Terraformer

Sponsor Press Release:
Blood & Plunder Kickstarter

Posted: 2016-05-01 00:00:00

Brandish your cutlass and musket and prepare for swashbuckling and adventure on the Spanish Main! Whether you’re marching your pirate army across the Isthmus of Panama as legendary pirate Henry Morgan or terrorizing the Jamaican coasts as the infamous Captain Rivero, Blood and Plunder is a game set in the caribbean during the 17th century that is guaranteed to evoke thrills and capture the imagination of miniature gamers.

Don’t miss out on the most exciting new game of 2016!

Sponsor Press Release:
Aether Captains Kickstarter

Posted: 2016-04-24 18:19:00

Aether Captains features a distinct combat system and unique playing roles that pit the might of the prestigious Navy Commander against a cadre of cutthroat War Captains wishing to dominate the skies of Arkady. Blending strategy and skill, players traverse the skies to acquire crucial resources and crew members that aid them in both their primary objectives and epic air skirmishes. An asymmetric steampunk board game for 1-5 players between swashbuckling sky pirates and mighty naval zeppelins in the Skies of Arkady!

Come join our Kickstarter today!

Dakka Gallery: Choas Daemons, Custom Model, Slaanesh, Warhammer Fantasy

Posted: 2016-05-05 10:59:07
Taken with a Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
Unknown creator

Dakka Daily Poll: What style of paint pot do you prefer to use?

Posted: 2016-05-05 09:59:07
What style of paint pot do you prefer to use?
Flip-top paint pots
Eye-dropper squeeze bottles
I only care about the paint quality, not the pots
I don't paint/have no opinion

View Results / Discussion

Dakka Gallery: Another Great Image!

Posted: 2016-05-05 08:59:07
Unknown creator

Dakka Gallery: Infinity, Nomads, Snipers, Spektr, Work In Progress

Posted: 2016-05-05 07:59:07
Taken with an OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP. u1050SW,S1050SW
By Deminyn

Dakka Gallery: Scrap Trukk, Forgeworld Dread Mob

Posted: 2016-05-05 06:59:07
Taken with a SONY DSC-W50
By landcruiserlarry

Dakka Gallery: Angron Wip

Posted: 2016-05-05 05:59:07
Taken with a NIKON E775

Dakka Gallery: Kugath

Posted: 2016-05-05 04:59:07
Unknown creator

Dakka Gallery: Blood Angel Space Marine Chapter Master 40k Terminator

Posted: 2016-05-05 03:59:07
By RetributionAngel40k

Dakka Gallery: Tyranids

Posted: 2016-05-05 02:59:07
Taken with a NIKON E3700
By Nard

Dakka Gallery: Micro Tank Gob Dakadak

Posted: 2016-05-05 01:59:07
By gotzork

Dakka Forum: Principles for Gameplay and List Construction; Also, My Buff Allergy

Posted: 2016-05-05 00:59:07
Forum post by Traditio, 110 responses at time of this post.

I wish to point out that this thread easily could go under either the general and proposed rules sub-fora. In a strong sense, this thread deals with topics that could go under both. I have opted to put it in this subforum because it primarily deals with proposed rules for list construction, gameplay and provides a "meta" discussion of proposed rules changes.

I wish to begin the topic by asking an apparently simple question: What is your primary goal in playing Warhammer 40k? The way I see it, there are two obvious answers:

1. To win
2. To have fun (in some respect other than by winning alone).

And the main source of fun in 2 is the spectacle of 40k.

Before I go on, I wish to point out that if your answer to my question is 1, then this thread is not for you. I recommend passing it over. I also wish to point out that if your answer is 1, then Warhammer 40k is probably a poor game for this purpose. You could "win" at other games with far less expense, time and effort involved. If you wish to win at Warhammer 40k, then in order to do it consistently, you'll be engaging in a never-ending cycle of expensive purchases, painting (or else, paying someone else to paint), construction, etc. all simply to engage in a two to three hour futile exercise of: I place models. You place models. You pick up models. I win." Or else: I place models. You place models. I move models here, there and over there. I then do nothing for the next 2 to 3 hours other than pick up models. I win anyway.

Somehow, that seems like a spectacular waste of time, money and effort to me.

Of course, that may be your idea of fun, and if it is, then more power to you, I suppose, but again, this is not the thread for you. We simply won't see eye to eye.

So, I'll assume that your purpose in playing Warhammer 40k is to have fun, and the chief component of this fun is the spectacle of warh...

Post continues at http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/689400.page

Dakka Gallery: Pre Heresy

Posted: 2016-05-04 23:59:07
Taken with a NIKON COOLPIX S50
Unknown creator

Dakka Gallery: Army, Astra Militarum, Conscripts, Imperial Guard, Storm Troopers, Tallarn Desert Raiders

Posted: 2016-05-04 22:59:07
By Ashwaster

Dakka Gallery: Tau

Posted: 2016-05-04 21:59:07
Taken with a FUJIFILM FinePix S2000HD
By Sirath

Dakka Gallery: Dark Angels, Space Marines, Warhammer 40,000

Posted: 2016-05-04 20:59:07
By bluemoonminis

Dakka Gallery: Escher, Ganger, Leader, Necromunda

Posted: 2016-05-04 19:59:07
Taken with a VIVICAM VIVICAM-4345
Unknown creator

Dakka Gallery: Cyboars, Feral, Orks

Posted: 2016-05-04 18:59:07

Dakka Gallery: Crisis Battlesuit, Tau

Posted: 2016-05-04 17:59:07
Taken with a FUJIFILM FinePix Z10fd
By Wolfs16

Dakka Gallery: Another Great Image!

Posted: 2016-05-04 16:59:07
Taken with a Canon PowerShot S5 IS
Unknown creator

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