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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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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: Holy Feth! What Can be Achieved With a Couple of Bits of Mdf Eh!?

Posted: 2015-08-30 06:59:07
Taken with an Apple iPhone 3GS
Unknown creator

Dakka Gallery: Dark Angels Company Master

Posted: 2015-08-30 05:59:07
By Kronid

Dakka Gallery: Chimera

Posted: 2015-08-30 04:59:07
Taken with a Panasonic DMC-LX5
By stollen_cookie

Dakka Forum: The Space Marines as Superman and Master. Why Space Marines should force humanity to serve t...

Posted: 2015-08-30 03:59:07
Forum post by DorianGray, 190 responses at time of this post.

The space marine is the epitome of human perfection and superior in every way to the normal human. It is the embodiment of the ‹bermensch (German for "Overman, Overhuman, Above-Human, Superman, Superhuman, Ultraman, Ultrahuman, Beyond-Man) in Nazi and Nietzsche philosophy. Hence other non-space marine humans or inferiors cannot give orders to a superhuman. It would be like an sub-human Neanderthal giving orders to a genius super powerful highly evolved being. It is like a uneducated slave ordering around his wealthy master. It is against natural law.

Space Marines were inspired by Starship Troopers the original 1950s novel (not the movie) which had very Fascist overtones of citizens and non-citizens and superhumans. I'm not just quoting Nazi philosophy or the concept that 1 German Soldier was the equal of 100 sub-human soldiers but the fluff establishes that the space marines are superman. And superman have the will to power. The term ‹bermensch was used frequently by the Nazis to describe their idea of a biologically superior master race or in this case the Space Marine. The Nazi idea of the supermen also spawned the idea of "inferior humans" (Untermenschen) which could be dominated and enslaved which in this case are the normal humans.

Shouldn't space marines take over the Imperium and force their inferiors to serve them? All of humanity should be made subservient to the space marine and worship them as instruments of the Emperor's divine will like how the Pope in Rome is in today's world for Catholics. The Space Marines could easily kill the merely human High Lords of Terra and overthrow the religious orders. The Admech and the human military guard would submit to the space marine or be destroyed.

Humanity will be lead solely by the Space Marines as highly superior beings. Why haven't the Space Marines chapters figured this out yet that they basically ar...

Post continues at http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/661406.page

Dakka Gallery: Cadian Conscripts Squad 2

Posted: 2015-08-30 02:59:07
By Big Mac

Dakka Gallery: Another Great Image!

Posted: 2015-08-30 01:59:07
Taken with a NIKON COOLPIX L110
Unknown creator

Dakka Gallery: Black, Devilfish, Tau, Tellow, Transport

Posted: 2015-08-30 00:59:07
Unknown creator

Dakka Gallery: Image by Meade

Posted: 2015-08-29 23:59:07
By Meade

Dakka Gallery: Terminator

Posted: 2015-08-29 22:59:07
Taken with a Canon PowerShot A560
By evolvingeye

Dakka Gallery: House Degallio Knight

Posted: 2015-08-29 21:59:07
By em_en_oh_pee

Dakka Gallery: Nurgle Infested Ruins

Posted: 2015-08-29 20:59:07
Taken with a Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
By Terraformer

Dakka Gallery: Red Squad (front)

Posted: 2015-08-29 19:59:07
Taken with a SAMSUNG GT-I9100M
By anticitizen013

Dakka Forum: What exactly is wrong with your faction?

Posted: 2015-08-29 18:59:07
Forum post by Elric of Grans, 141 responses at time of this post.

EDIT: I think I am doing something wrong with lists as I add what people are saying. Anyone know what?

There are a lot of threads complaining about how almost every faction is broken. As someone who does not know most of the factions that well, what is exactly wrong with your faction? Why is your faction under-powered, un-loved or just plain screwed by the current meta?

As far as I can tell, these are the issues:
Adepta Sororitas
severe lack of options
lack anti-air
lack of long-range
assault options non-functional
lack Formations

Adeptus Astartes - Blood Angels:
is not Codex: Space Marines
Lack of super-Formation
seventh edition's assault nerfs

Adeptus Astartes - Dark Angels:
pure Deathwing no longer viable
lacks anti-air

Adeptus Astartes - Grey Knights:
lacks variety
fits a niche not suited to the current meta
lack Formations

Adeptus Astartes - Space Marines: no problems/top-tier.

Adeptus Astartes - Space Wolves: few units are viable (why?).

Astra Militarum:
loss of mobility
lack of Formations
some artillery units do not function in 40K
ineffective at its core role under current meta

Chaos Daemons: no problems/top-tier.

Chaos Space Marines:
lack of synergy
lack of options
lack of formations

Dark Eldar:
HQs suck
Wych Cults suck
Lack of super-Formation
core tools not especially good
seventh edition's assault nerfs

Eldar: no one wants to play against them/top-tier problems.

Necrons: everyone hates them/top-tier problems.

lack of focus
lack of good Formations
too unreliable.
seventh edition's assault nerfs
leadership issues
underpowered/over-costed units

Tau Empire:
lack of good options
over-priced options
lack Formations

has very few viable options
seventh edition's assault nerfs
too vulnerable to ID

Dakka Forum: Melcavuk Hobby Blog - Ogre Paymaster on Elephant 28/8/2015

Posted: 2015-08-29 17:59:07
Forum post by Melcavuk, 56 responses at time of this post.

Part of my next hobby project is taking a look at the Eldar faction, obviously the new jetbike kits make some of the ugliest old models in the game disappear but whilst I have always been in love with the concept of the Aspect Warriors alot of their sculpts feel very dated to me, especially the Warp Spiders. given that I have some spare time on my hand and the inclination to try and make something new and unique looking for this years armies on parade contest I have settled on making a functional aspect host and converting all of the aspects out of existing kits to make more dyanamic and hopefully better looking new versions of older models.

Thus far I have completed my test model Warp Spider:

And started work on my Swooping Hawk!

More to follow as the rest of my components arrive.

Dakka Gallery: Adeptus Sororitas

Posted: 2015-08-29 16:59:07
Taken with a JVC GZ-MS120
Unknown creator

Dakka Gallery: Blood Angels Army Shot 2012

Posted: 2015-08-29 15:59:07
Taken with a Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
By Eggroll

Dakka Gallery: Black Legion Chaos Knight

Posted: 2015-08-29 14:59:07
By Porsj

Dakka Gallery: Chaos, Chaos Army, Chaos Rhino, Chaos Space Marines, Conversion, Daemon Prince, Defiler, Nurgle

Posted: 2015-08-29 13:59:07
Taken with a NIKON COOLPIX S230
By azekio

Dakka Gallery: 'evy Armor Nob

Posted: 2015-08-29 12:59:07
Taken with a Samsung Techwin <KENOX S630 / Samsung S630>
By Pipboy101

Dakka Gallery: Imperiale Chimäre, Chimera

Posted: 2015-08-29 11:59:07
Taken with a Canon EOS 550D
By Bushwick

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