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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 Forum: Drone Factory is it Broken?

Posted: 2016-02-12 19:59:07
Forum post by CKO, 132 responses at time of this post.

If you just want to know how to beat it start reading slightly before the youtube clip!

This tactica is written to show players why the Firstream Wing formation is good but not broken, at the same time introduce a proposal for ITC that would make the formation even less powerful but, still strong and competitive because the other option makes it competitive only in the hands of a highly skill player.

First off this is what the Firestream wing does: 4 units of piranhas one must be a single Piranha. That single piranha has the ability to nominate a unit within 36 and his line of sight and the all the piranhas from the formation gets plus 1 bs on that unit and tank hunter if its a vehicle. The formation also has a rule called Rearm and Refuel, it allows a surviving model that is within 6 of a table edge at the end of their movement phase to enter ongoing reserves, when they return they come back at full strength with new drones and seeker missiles! This creates the possibility to create what people call the Drone Factory! Basically you drop off your drones you leave come back with more and you continue this process to overwhelm your opponent with gun drones! Sounds broken but its not I will explain why later!

Secondly piranhas did not become good because of this formation, two drones cost 28 points a piranha cost 40 points, that's right Tau has a vehicle that technically only cost 12 points! Its been Tau's best kept secret for years but now its out! The reason why people think it is amazing is that players are just now finding out that the vehicle only truly cost 12 points and the Firestream formation made this 12 point vehicle even better must be broken right? Do not fall victim to the internet OMG phase just because a unit is good doesn't mean it or its new formation has to be nerfed. You should only change things to stuff that is broken such as 2+ re-roll a...

Post continues at http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/678956.page

Dakka Gallery: Angel, Chaos, Death

Posted: 2016-02-12 18:59:07
By Lord_Mortis

Dakka Forum: Counters to Riptide-wing

Posted: 2016-02-12 17:59:07
Forum post by iddy00711, 160 responses at time of this post.

Hey, after a long weekend at the Caledonian the top spot was taken by the ETC English captain sporting a rather savage Eldar/Tau list with no less than 7 RIPTIDES (and a mandatory wraithknight).

My question is how does one best go about dismantling riptides ( or rather Burst-tides), which army or unit combination does the job either in terms of tying them down or simply removing them?

Dakka Gallery: Imperial Guard, Stormlord, Super-heavy, Tank, Valhallan Tank, Valhallans, Warhammer 40,000

Posted: 2016-02-12 16:59:07
Unknown creator

Dakka Gallery: Ork Scrapmetal Anti-tank/air Gun Emplacement

Posted: 2016-02-12 15:59:07
By Terraformer

Dakka Forum: Curse of the Wulfen novel - Spoilers (I guess)

Posted: 2016-02-12 14:59:07
Forum post by Weyrell, 77 responses at time of this post.

Just finished the novel that accompanies the campaign. Great read but a bit worried about the direction of the story at the end. Blue on blue doesn't even cover it... very brief, disjointed, summary in the spoilers below.

Updated to clarify a couple of points.

Wulfen return in a bow wave of daemonic incursions within the Fenrisian systems over a number of months.
Guided by a Wulfen Alpha the SWs track the incursions, after the first, and dispatch all but one of the great companies to bring their lost brothers home.
Grey Knights track them all too suspecting a major incursion is in the off knowing nothing of the Wulfen.
Hints at their return being pre-ordained before the 13th went missing and their return being a precursor to the "end times" and the return of Russ.
The pattern of incursions is in the shape of a sigil used by the sorcerers of Prospero meaning "Vengeance"
in the same time frame a force of Dark Angel scouts are slaughtered during the first incursion and vid-caps of Wulfen retained, investigations and suspicions of heresy and mutation within the Space Wolves abound
Flames are fanned by the Changeling and eventually the bulk of the Dark Angels fleet including THE ROCK arrive supported by a dozen other chapters including the Ultramarines and Iron Hands.
Book ends with the bombardment of Fenris commencing

Dakka Gallery: Ace Chemicals Composite

Posted: 2016-02-12 13:59:07
By inmygravenimage

Dakka Gallery: 40k Inquisitor Statue

Posted: 2016-02-12 12:59:07
Taken with a Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
By hk1x1

Dakka Gallery: Baal Secundus - Southern Perimeter (wip)

Posted: 2016-02-12 11:59:07
By Talys

Dakka Gallery: Power Armour Acolyte

Posted: 2016-02-12 10:59:07
By Melcavuk

Dakka Daily Poll: What army (or armies) do you play?

Posted: 2016-02-12 09:59:07
What army (or armies) do you play?
Adepta Sororitas
Astra Militarum
Blood Angels
Chaos Daemons
Chaos Space Marines
Dark Angels
Dark Eldar
Grey Knights
Imperial Knights
Militarum Tempestus
Space Marines
Space Wolves
Tau Empire

View Results / Discussion

Dakka Gallery: Chaos, Reaver, Titan, Work In Progress

Posted: 2016-02-12 08:59:07
Taken with a Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Unknown creator

Dakka Gallery: le Mustache

Posted: 2016-02-12 07:59:07
Taken with a FUJIFILM FinePix HS10 HS11
Unknown creator

Dakka Forum: Is Warseer truly dead?

Posted: 2016-02-12 06:59:07
Forum post by cuda1179, 60 responses at time of this post.

So, it's been almost two weeks and Warseer is still down. Is it truly dead for good, or are they just having major issues? Does anyone know what's happening?

Dakka Gallery: Chaos Space Marines, Greenstuff, Warhammer 40,000

Posted: 2016-02-12 05:59:07
Taken with a FUJIFILM FinePix A900
Unknown creator

Dakka Gallery: Black Consuls Predator

Posted: 2016-02-12 04:59:07
By insaniak

Dakka Gallery: Iron Hands Vindicator

Posted: 2016-02-12 03:59:07
Taken with a Canon EOS 550D
By MajorNese

Dakka Gallery: Death Korps of Krieg Centaur

Posted: 2016-02-12 02:59:07
Taken with a SONY DSC-S750
By greenkeeper

Dakka Gallery: Ultramarines Librarian in Terminator Armour

Posted: 2016-02-12 01:59:07
By Seemann

Dakka Gallery: 25mm bases done up like traditional scenic bases. These were drybrushed then flocked.

Posted: 2016-02-12 00:59:07
Unknown creator

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