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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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The Bloggit: 22nd Oct - Shelf of Shame Month 2 - Court of Owls, now with tactica!
Updated: 2016-10-22 19:17:31
Ultramarines 3rd company and allies.
Updated: 2016-10-22 19:00:14
Old School Warden re-build
Updated: 2016-10-22 18:26:48
Featured Articles
Adding Studs to Your Models
Battlefoam Shield Bag Review
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
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Hogwarts Battle is Now Available @ BoLS
Eternal Crusade: Into The Warp: #85 ?Grav Weapons? @ BoLS
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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: The Osgiliath City Ruins

Posted: 2016-10-22 18:59:07
Unknown creator

Dakka Gallery: Evil Sunz Mekboy Gargant

Posted: 2016-10-22 17:59:07
By Logan2606

Dakka Gallery: Chaos Chosen Slaanesh

Posted: 2016-10-22 16:59:07
By thesamtes

Dakka Gallery: Adepticon, Adepticon 2013, Conversion, Imperial Guard, Mutation, Nurgle, Valkyrie

Posted: 2016-10-22 15:59:07
By IceAngel

Dakka Gallery: Wip - Grey Knight Terminator

Posted: 2016-10-22 14:59:07
Taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II
By derd0m

Dakka Gallery: Say Cheese! :)

Posted: 2016-10-22 13:59:07
Taken with a Canon DIGITAL IXUS 65
By Klaus, not Santa

Dakka Gallery: Carnifex Hive Fleet Incubus 1

Posted: 2016-10-22 12:59:07
By Jenko's Armoury

Dakka Forum: [1850] - Salamanders - Gladius

Posted: 2016-10-22 11:59:07
Forum post by jaydprickett, 4 responses at time of this post.

Thanks all for help on last army list!

I have here a Salamanders Gladius. I know White Scars are better but I like Sally's so here we are. Most Gladius forces are all about attrition and just dropping so much ObSec that you grind out a win. I wanted a little bit killier Gladius.


Vulkan He'stan

Command Squad
5 Meltaguns
Drop Pod

6x Tacticals
Drop Pod

Assault Squad
2 Flamer
Drop Pod

2x Devastator Squads
2 Grav Cannon

Ironclad Dreadnought
2 Heavy Flamer, Chainfist, Ironclad Assault Launchers
Drop Pod

Centurion Assault Squad
Flamers, Hurricane Bolters, Vet Sarge, Omniscope

Flamebringers Auxiliary

Land Raider Redeemer


I kept playing around with a Salamander Gladius but I kept missing a few things. Yes great against horde armies but not enough "hitting power". It didn't have a command bike squad or grav spam to truly put a hurt on things. So my goal was to create a super aggressive Gladius that can actually kill things.

9 Drop Pods means 5 coming first turn. Command squad, Ironclad, and depending on matchup 1 assault/2 tacticals or 3 tacticals. Normally I imagine it would do some damage but then the opponent would kill the Ironclad and Command Squad and then its just Tacticals running around. But somehow I was able to squeeze in a sweet looking second wave.

After the 5 pods crash down and disgorge 8 Meltaguns, Flamers, and Str. 10 Combat Monster, you have a land raider with 3 assault centurions and a chaplain and 2 devastator rhinos with 6 ap2 shots rushing in behind.

The Land Rainder is my counter assault unit that is super scary on the charge, and with 5 Pods first turn taking away my opponents focus, able to help where needed.

Vulkan will bounce around depending on match up.


Dakka Gallery: Apostles Of Contagion, Chaos, Forge World, Nurgle, Plague Marines, Warhammer 40,000

Posted: 2016-10-22 10:59:07
By genom.cor

Dakka Daily Poll: How much is a good price for a fully plastic 6x4 battlefield (in USD)?

Posted: 2016-10-22 09:59:07
How much is a good price for a fully plastic 6x4 battlefield (in USD)?
N/A - I dont play games that need a battlefield
$0-1 - I'll only ever build my own
$1-$40 - Super cheap or not interested
$41-$80 - Around the level of cost of materials for building my own
$81-$100 - Up to $100 seems reasonable
$101-$130 - Slightly more premium priced due to the time savings
$131-$150 - Up to $150 for the ready to go quality
$151-$175 - Still much easier than doing it myself
$176-$200 - The portability justifies the price
$201+ - I've got no upper spending limit for something that serves the purpose perfectly.

View Results / Discussion

Dakka Gallery: Beast Priest

Posted: 2016-10-22 09:59:07
By mayajid

Dakka Gallery: Deffkopta, Orks, Scratch Build, Warhammer 40,000

Posted: 2016-10-22 08:59:07
By Falconer

Dakka Gallery: Dreadnought Left

Posted: 2016-10-22 07:59:07
Taken with a FUJIFILM FinePix S6000fd
By Mr Nobody

Dakka Gallery: Thor

Posted: 2016-10-22 06:59:07
Taken with a Panasonic DMC-FZ18

Dakka Gallery: 40k Humour, Astra Militarum Sniper, Decoy, Guard Sniper, Snipers

Posted: 2016-10-22 05:59:07
By kb_lock

Dakka Gallery: Red Scorpions Conclave of The Ancients

Posted: 2016-10-22 04:59:07
By Relaxdesign Minis

Dakka Forum: Assessing CSM shortcomings in comparison to SM

Posted: 2016-10-22 03:59:07
Forum post by Thousand-Son-Sorcerer, 64 responses at time of this post.

Some background on me, about 6 months ago I got a good job, as a result I realized that I could save up money to get into a hobby of my choice. When I was younger I got into 40k through my cousin and started building an IG army, but once I realized that I would not have the money to get a decent army with IG kind of left it on the shelf for a while, long story short I no longer posses that army, but am okay with that. So I started looking through the lore and found the army I wanted. I then began looking at the rules for every other army to see what I would get first. That was six months ago, and I have looked at every single codex one can look at without paying money, which is all of them. And have come to the conclusion that Chaos Space Marines (CSM) get the biggest shaft I have ever seen, with exception to maybe Orks and DE. I will begin with an analogy and move on to point out the similarities in the analogy to Space Marines (SM) and CSM, show some math between CSM and SM, point out reactions that people have on forums when CSM players complain about this alleged inequity, and finally the simple fix that is needed.

Imagine your going to buy a car, and when you get to the dealership you see two cars. They are fairly similar the outside, and even on the inside fairly similar the only real difference is the software build into the computer, which is identical, in each car. Now one computer has a bunch of extra features that come free, while the other car, has some features that the other does but in the end has less, but has them as upgrade options for no apparent reason. You have to pay more for the the same thing, on top of that there is a wi-fi feature with the car that costs the company nothing little to nothing to update said car.

Now your probably wondering, what does the above have to do with CSM and SM, well this is the exact situation CS...

Post continues at http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/7053

Dakka Gallery: Space Wolf General on Thunderwolf

Posted: 2016-10-22 02:59:07
By Remco_Tuerlings

Dakka Gallery: Leader in Blue

Posted: 2016-10-22 01:59:07
By ishkatar

Dakka Gallery: Another Great Image!

Posted: 2016-10-22 00:59:07
Unknown creator

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