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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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Melcavuk Hobby Blog - Dragon Rider Ogre 19/8/2015
Updated: 2015-08-28 14:15:35
Ambition Knows No Bounds - Heresy era Rogue Trader & Questoris Knights - Knight Paladin #2 (24-8)
Updated: 2015-08-24 10:53:09
Rings of War 1/72
Updated: 2015-08-28 13:58:07
Featured Articles
Grey Knights Inquisition Hq Review
Painting for the first time
The Unknown Marine - Part 1/4 - The Birds of Sulphur
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
Warmachine: Cygnar in a Post-Errata World @ BoLS
40K: The Easiest Campaign Ever @ BoLS
Warhammer TOTAL WAR: Meet the Dwarfs @ BoLS
Osprey Games to Publish Odin’s Ravens @ TGN
Parrot Passages Board Game Up On Kickstarter @ TGN
Flying Frog Productions Headed to PAX Prime @ 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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Dakka Blog

Dakka Gallery: Killa Kan

Posted: 2015-08-28 13:59:07
Taken with a SONY DSLR-A330
By CommissarKhaine

Dakka Gallery: Apothecary, Forge World, Heresy, Iron Warriors, Praetor, Space Marines, Warhammer 40,000

Posted: 2015-08-28 12:59:07
Taken with a Nokia Lumia 920
By Spartacusbob

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

Posted: 2015-08-28 11:59:07
By bluemoonminis

Dakka Gallery: Daemonettes, Daemons, Fiends, Pleasureseeker, Pleasureseekers, Slaanesh, Steeds

Posted: 2015-08-28 10:59:07
Taken with a Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
By Sersi

Dakka Daily Poll: Is this a test?

Posted: 2015-08-28 09:59:07
Is this a test?
Age of Sigmar is terrible and you are a terrible person if you like it
Click here if you are Darkwolf

View Results / Discussion

Dakka Gallery: Space Sharks Terminators_17

Posted: 2015-08-28 08:59:07
By miniholic

Dakka Gallery: Monowheel

Posted: 2015-08-28 07:59:07
By Tokkutai

Dakka Gallery: Raven Guard Vanguard Veteran Squad Ravill

Posted: 2015-08-28 06:59:07
Taken with a Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL

Dakka Gallery: Jules le Jongleur

Posted: 2015-08-28 05:59:07
Unknown creator

Dakka Gallery: Blood Angel Brother Calistarius

Posted: 2015-08-28 04:59:07
Taken with a Panasonic DMC-FZ18

Dakka Gallery: Brother Lexicanum Callistarius

Posted: 2015-08-28 03:59:07
Taken with a Canon PowerShot SD960 IS
By MajorTom11

Dakka Gallery: Monolith: Darker Detail

Posted: 2015-08-28 02:59:07
By atropos907

Dakka Gallery: Aragorn

Posted: 2015-08-28 01:59:07
By clownshoe

Dakka Gallery: Demonettes

Posted: 2015-08-28 00:59:07
By nerdfest09

Dakka Gallery: Slaanesh Lord

Posted: 2015-08-27 23:59:07
Taken with a Canon PowerShot SX100 IS
Unknown creator

Dakka Forum: Proper scale in 40k

Posted: 2015-08-27 22:59:07
Forum post by asorel, 99 responses at time of this post.

In another thread, it was raised that the numbers GW gives us are completely disproportionate to what is conceivably practical. Specifically, that 1000 chapters of 1000 Space Marines is nowhere near enough to perform the apparent duties of the Space Marines as elite shock troops. The suggestion put forward was to bump Chapter size up to one million, for a total of one billion Space Marines. I'd like to try and expand this, if not to the rest of the Galaxy, to the more general aspects of the Imperium. Note that I am referring primarily to body count, not things like technology.

I'll begin by giving a baseline from which to start. According to Lexicanum, there are approximately 32,000 Hive Worlds in the Imperium, averaging out to about a trillion humans per world. This obviously does not represent every world in the Imperium, but it does represent a large chunk of the population; it's enough to tell us that we're dealing with a total population well into the tens of quadrillions. Let's say 50 quadrillion for simplicity's sake.

If we use the US Marines as an example from which to work , we can see that they come in at about 200,000, or .066% of the population of ~300 million. However, if we look at the corps when the nation was in a state of war (WWII, in this case), the peak number was nearly 500,000, or .35% of the population.

A large number of bald assertions and speculative estimates follow. You have been warned.

The Imperium is in a state of constant war, so I think we can safely double the Marine Participation Rate to .7% of the population. This gives us about 350 trillion Storm Troopers (as equivalents to US Marines) serving the Emperor extrapolating WWII data.

Going by 1945 again, the US Army had about 8 million in service, which ends up being around 6% of the population. If we double this to account for the constant warfare, we end up with 6 quadr...

Post continues at http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/661574.page

Dakka Gallery: Another Great Image!

Posted: 2015-08-27 21:59:07
Taken with a NIKON COOLPIX L100
Unknown creator

Dakka Forum: Your P&M tip for the day?

Posted: 2015-08-27 20:59:07
Forum post by Buttery Commissar, 151 responses at time of this post.

What's your one painting or modelling tip for the day? if you had just one pice of advice to give? ;) Think of this like your tear-a-page calendar of useful thoughts.

Doesn't have to be an advanced or technical idea... It's easy to get weighed down on the heavy stuff, but sometimes the little fixes and thoughts are worth remembering. :)

My thought for the day: If a pet hair or bit of fluff is stuck to your paint or primer, get the tweezers out and pluck that thing before the paint dries.
Waiting until after is easier, but you quite often snap the hair and only get half of it off. :facepalm:

Dakka Gallery: Nurgle Lord

Posted: 2015-08-27 19:59:07
Unknown creator

Dakka Gallery: Chaos Spawn 2

Posted: 2015-08-27 18:59:07
Taken with a LG Electronics VX-9700
By Carbomb

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