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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.

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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.

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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: Image by Eggroll

Posted: 2014-10-01 04:59:07
By Eggroll

Sponsor Press Release:
Rise of the Kage Kickstarter Campaign

Posted: 2014-09-28 00:00:00

We've had a great campaign so far, funding early and breaking through some great stretch goals along the way. As it currently stands the Red Alert pledge level comes with a whopping 81 fully assembled models, three 2’x2’ highly detailed maps and everything else needed to play a game of Rise of the Kage!

Come and join us for what is set to be great last week at our campaign page on Kickstarter.

Also join in on the discussion thread here on Dakka.

Sponsor Press Release:
The Butcher by Acolyte Miniatures

Posted: 2014-09-21 00:00:00

Acolyte Miniatures is a company that specialises in producing high quality, realistic miniature figures for gamers, painters and collectors. We will be releasing figures for a variety of gaming niches including fantasy, horror and modern day worlds.

We are pleased to launch our figure range with the release of The Butcher, a 32mm resin figure perfect for lurking in dungeons, slaying innocent victims or fighting in post apocalyptic worlds. The sculpt offers plenty for both gamers and painters alike.

To celebrate the release of The Butcher and the opening of the Acolyte Miniatures online store we are offering 20% off The Butcher to Dakka members. Use the code DAKKAOFFER at the checkout to claim your discount exclusively from the web store.

Please check out our online store, our Facebook page and join us in our official Dakka forum thread.

Dakka Gallery: Adeptus Mechanicua, Warhammer 40,000, Warlord

Posted: 2014-10-01 03:59:07
Taken with a SONY DSC-W190
By Vitruvian XVII

Dakka Gallery: Chaos Lord - Front

Posted: 2014-10-01 02:59:07
Taken with an Apple iPhone 5
By varl

Dakka Gallery: Dpoft3

Posted: 2014-10-01 01:59:07
Taken with a NIKON COOLPIX S6300
By Fayric

Dakka Gallery: Ork Scratchbuild Superheavy Battlething 05

Posted: 2014-10-01 00:59:07
By Ouze

Dakka Gallery: Dark Eldar Scourge

Posted: 2014-09-30 23:59:07
Unknown creator

Dakka Forum: Cap'n Stabby's loot -9/22/2014 - Librarians and their heads, help me decide!!!

Posted: 2014-09-30 22:59:07
Forum post by CaptainStabby, 37 responses at time of this post.

New Marine 'dex means new toy soldiers to distract me from finishing the armies that I'm already halfway through finishing. Actually I have been planning a Morifactors army for years, even got all the metal shoulderpads for a full company, but the new codex gives me an excuse to actually write up something small and try to finish it. (how many times have you said that too?) The plan is... 1000 points to goof around with and practice painting as I haven't really painted much in the past 5 or so years since all my minis have been in storage. The planned force is as follows...

I know the 7th company is meant to be a Tactical Reserve company not a Battle company but I'm ignoring that. Mostly because I think the dark purple trim on the shoulderpads and capes and such will look neat against the black and bone armor.

Tactical Squad 1 - 9 Marines w/ MM & Melta Gun, Vet Sgt w/ Power Weapon and Storm Bolter - BUILT
Tactical Squad 2 - 9 Marines w/ MM & Melta Gun, Vet Sgt w/ Power Weapon - BUILT

Assault Marine Squad - 4 Marines w Plasma Pistol, Vet Sgt w/paired Lightning Claws - BUILT

Dreadnaught - Twin Autocannon, Missile Launcher, Extra Armor. BUILT

Company Captain - Relic Blade, Artificer Armor - BUILT

Command Squad - BUILT
3x Veterans w/Melta Gun & Storm Shield
Company Champion

It's clearly not a world beater list but I figure it will give me a decent base to expand if I feel like it, and let me have some fun building Marines.

On to the pics! There is a lot of cleanup left on these guys, mostly just testing poses and such right now, haven't drilled out barrels on weapons cause I messed my hand up and using the pin vice is more self harm than I'm up for currently. (not a Slaanesh cultist)

Command Squad - The Veterans


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Dakka Gallery: Lictor Updated

Posted: 2014-09-30 21:59:07
Taken with a SONY DSC-W300
Unknown creator

Dakka Forum: Can I take a little mek as an HQ?

Posted: 2014-09-30 20:59:07
Forum post by Waaagh 18, 188 responses at time of this post.

I want to have Snikrot as my Warlord for a small game, but still need to fill the force org chart. Can I take a little mek as an HQ, or is he only in that section of the book because of the Mekaniak Mek special rule?

Dakka Gallery: Big Watchtower

Posted: 2014-09-30 19:59:07
Taken with a Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
By Terraformer

Dakka Gallery: Another Great Image!

Posted: 2014-09-30 18:59:07
Unknown creator

Dakka Gallery: Warhound Weapons 1

Posted: 2014-09-30 17:59:07
Taken with an HTC-ST6356 HTC-ST6356
Unknown creator

Dakka Forum: Operation Icestorm.

Posted: 2014-09-30 16:59:07
Forum post by Storm Shadow, 84 responses at time of this post.

Is anyone else eagerly counting down the day till release? I'm really hoping Infinity will get a little more exposure in my area with the release of the 3rd ed. rules and such.

Dakka Gallery: Baltimore Games Day 2010, Fortress, Gargant, Imperial Guard, Orks, Showcase Comics, Stompa

Posted: 2014-09-30 15:59:07
Taken with a Canon DIGITAL IXUS 120 IS
Unknown creator

Dakka Forum: Direct only... Why?

Posted: 2014-09-30 14:59:07
Forum post by sirlotsofpain, 43 responses at time of this post.

GW seems to be going direct only on many models and kits. This is more true in fantasy than 40k. My question is "how does GW get around a Vertical Monopoly situation?"

For a moment forget about FLGS and supporting a playing space. From a pure manufacturing view I don't understand how this works. The farther they take it the worse it will be for them.

In the case of direct only items, GW owns the manufacturing and the sales. This is clearly a vertical monopoly on these items. Manufacturing will produce X amount of product. X will be determined by their profit maximizing volume. This volume then becomes the sales/stores wings marginal cost. Sales will then order Y amount of product to meet their profit maximizing point. in essence sales will only request a fraction of what manufacturing is looking to produce. This is a losing battle is it not?

basically X does not = Y.

The only valid argument for this would be to control the customer experience at both ends. But every one knows GW shops are not the ideal place to play games. They often have very limited space and want to push through customers ASAP.

Dakka Gallery: Super-heavy

Posted: 2014-09-30 13:59:07
Taken with a Canon PowerShot A480
Unknown creator

Dakka Gallery: Mortis Wip

Posted: 2014-09-30 12:59:07
By scarab

Dakka Gallery: Blue Table Painting

Posted: 2014-09-30 11:59:07
Taken with a Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
Unknown creator

Dakka Gallery: Another Great Image!

Posted: 2014-09-30 10:59:07
Taken with a Motorola Mobility Xoom
Unknown creator

Dakka Daily Poll: When doing model fine details and symbols do you prefer to...

Posted: 2014-09-30 09:59:07
When doing model fine details and symbols do you prefer to...
Use standard decals
Create your own custom decals
Use detail on the original model itself
Deliberately buy upgraded parts for models with Symbols and detail on, to save using decals.
Model your own GS fine detail
Paint on fine details free hand
Don't bother with detail, just a basic paint job
I Don't Paint
Other (write in)

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