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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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Three Color Searforge Army for Warmachine - Part 1
Buying Bitz and Wargaming Supplies Online
Army List Building Software
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Warseer Forums
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Sixty 40K players and 240,000 pts ? War Council @ BoLS
Review Roundup @ 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 Daily Poll: How much of 40k is based on Chance? How much on Skill? How much on Army Choice?

Posted: 2016-07-24 09:59:07
How much of 40k is based on Chance? How much on Skill? How much on Army Choice?
Split Evenly between Chance, Skill and Army
Mostly Chance
Mostly Skill
Mostly Army
No opinion
Other (write in)

View Results / Discussion

Dakka Forum: Storm Shields WAY too cheap?

Posted: 2016-07-24 05:59:07
Forum post by TWilkins, 37 responses at time of this post.

I may be completely off on this, but A, I doubt it, and B, I wanted to share my thoughts and see what other people thought.

I was browsing the Space Wolves codex and found that a Storm Shield is a 3++ save but doesn't provide the bonus of an extra weapon in close combat for 15 points
I thought this was obscenely cheap using the Dark Eldar equivalent of a Clone Field, which is 20 points for a 4++. Or the Shadow Field, which is 40 points for a 2++ that disappears once you fail it once. Or the closest Tau equivalent of 25 points for a 4++ Shield Generator (Or 50 points for a twin-linked shield generator but I don't understand this)

Now maybe it is just me, but this just does not work out in any way for me, particularly considering that the models who can take the Storm Shield usually have 3+/2+ armour saves whereas the Dark Eldar model who can take the Clone or Shadow have a 5+ armour save and lower toughness. (With a max feel no pain of 4+ on turn three if you have a Cronos within 6")

Could someone perhaps justify this or is it purely ridiculousness personified?
Any examples of buying invulnerable saves for other units from other codex's may help too.

Dakka Forum: Is 40k too Space Marine centric? Do too many people play Space Marines?

Posted: 2016-07-24 04:59:07
Forum post by DorianGray, 37 responses at time of this post.

At most game stores I see at a minimum 50-75% of players play Space Marines (CSM, Grey Knights included). Loyalist Marines vs Loyalists (e.g. Space Wolves vs. Ultramarines) are super common. I almost never see a Xenos vs Xenos match. Often times when a 40k player who owns a Space Marine army decides to try sometime different with a new army he starts another "different" SM army. (Say Dark Angels player decides to start a Grey Knights Army ) You almost never to never see rarer armies like Skitaari, Harlequins, Dark Eldar... etc

Do you like the lack of diversity and the predominance of Space Marine players in the hobby? I added a poll.

Dakka Forum: How powerful are bolters and chainswords?

Posted: 2016-07-24 03:59:07
Forum post by Eliphas, 36 responses at time of this post.

I'm really confused about the strength and armor penetration of bolters and chainswords. Can they pierce through power armor? What is their limit in general? Is there any accurate instance in any story where this is shown? As well as what do bolts do to an unprotected body (can their explosion rip an arm off for example)?

Dakka Gallery: Genestealers 1

Posted: 2016-07-24 02:59:07
By Januine

Dakka Gallery: Chaos Space Marines, Conversion, Sorceror

Posted: 2016-07-24 01:59:07
Taken with a SAMSUNG PL20,PL21 / VLUU PL20,PL21
By mayajid

Dakka Gallery: Nard Tyranids, Tyranids

Posted: 2016-07-24 00:59:07
Taken with a NIKON E3700
By Nard

Dakka Gallery: Ghazkull Mag Uruk Thraka

Posted: 2016-07-23 23:59:07
By Paradigm

Dakka Forum: One wish.

Posted: 2016-07-23 22:59:07
Forum post by btgrimaldus, 36 responses at time of this post.

If you could only change one aspect of 40k (be it fluff, rules, models,etc...) what would it be? Try and keep it specific and only one thing.

Dakka Gallery: Another Great Image!

Posted: 2016-07-23 21:59:07
Taken with a NIKON COOLPIX L100
Unknown creator

Dakka Gallery: Adepticon 2012

Posted: 2016-07-23 20:59:07
Taken with a Canon PowerShot A590 IS
Unknown creator

Dakka Gallery: 2000ad, Diorama, Judge Dredd, Minty

Posted: 2016-07-23 19:59:07
Unknown creator

Dakka Gallery: Comissar Yarrick

Posted: 2016-07-23 18:59:07
Taken with a Canon PowerShot S5 IS
By Vargojones

Dakka Gallery: Asmodai Chapter Master Dark Angels Space Marines Conversion Green Stuff

Posted: 2016-07-23 17:59:07
By RetributionAngel40k

Dakka Gallery: Image by the11thprimarch

Posted: 2016-07-23 16:59:07
Taken with a Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XS
By the11thprimarch

Dakka Gallery: Ettin

Posted: 2016-07-23 15:59:07
Taken with an Apple iPhone 4
By wonkobaggins

Dakka Gallery: Hellrazor 09

Posted: 2016-07-23 14:59:07
By KrautScientist

Dakka Gallery: Chimera 2

Posted: 2016-07-23 13:59:07
Taken with a Canon EOS 50D
By endtransmission

Dakka Gallery: Chaos, Conversion, Flyer, Forge World, Heldrake, Hellblade, Iron Warriors

Posted: 2016-07-23 12:59:07
Taken with an HTC One X
Unknown creator

Dakka Gallery: Chaos, Chaos Wariors, Pro Painted, Rpg, Warhammer Fantasy

Posted: 2016-07-23 11:59:07
Taken with a Canon PowerShot A1000 IS
By bluemoonminis

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