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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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Necromunda terrain WIPs - basecoating bonanza
Updated: 2018-05-26 23:01:40
Scarper's Wasteland Dregs and Strays: Scifi gnoll pack leader 26/5
Updated: 2018-05-26 21:23:40
Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (5/26: New Bushido video batrep!)
Updated: 2018-05-24 02:26:13
Featured Articles
How to make Lethal Terrain
Buying Resin Bases
Growing the Hobby Why How and Who
Friends of Dakka
Bell of Lost Souls - Warhammer 40k Blog
Tabletop Gaming News
Bartertown - wargaming trading forum
Lexicanum - Warhammer 40k background wiki
Warseer Forums
Warhammer 40k Wiki
Bolter and Chainsword forums
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
Tabletop Gallery: Attack of the Killer Clowns @ BoLS
Star Wars: Legion ? Leia & The Fleet Troopers Now Available @ BoLS
40K BREAKING: Knight Repair Terrain Kit & New Armiger Mini @ BoLS
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: Settle an argument

Posted: 2018-05-26 11:59:07
Forum post by Mr B, 36 responses at time of this post.


Hoping some knowledgeable peeps can settle an argument. Well, several actually while I'm here. I know (or am self convinced of the answers), but won't say so it's not going one way or the other.

Here they are:

The Deathwatch are solely tasked to deal with space hulks. I.e. if your in a space hulk, your either lost or in the watch.

Deathwatch and Deathwing are entirely separate (apart from the possibility of asking a Deathwing member to be part of the Deathwatch).

Any action on a hulk will entail an inquisitor from the ordo xenos (in command or otherwise involved, not in combat).

The Deathwing are made up from elites with original protogenes.

An inquisitor is able to command space marine chapters.

Thanks in advance to any answers. And if you know the answers, please post even if someone already has. The above questions are hotly contested and the more answers the better.

Sponsor Press Release:
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Posted: 2018-05-20 00:00:00

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The core rules fit on 10 pages. The game mechanics are clear, sleek and intuitive. Gameplay is strategically satisfying and highly competitive while also maintaining an extraordinarily high level of intrigue and enjoyment.

4. Starfall is supported with organized play.
Starfall can be played in three ways: open play, tournament play, and campaign play. The Starfall Scenarios pack includes rules and scenarios for 2 to 6 players. Four seasons of play every year are supported with prize packs from independent model artists and companies.

5. Starfall is already growing and led by a fantastic community.
Along with its own forum at StarfallTT.com, Starfall is also on Facebook and on Youtube.

Free game? Any minis? Solid rules? Great scenarios? Tournament and campaign play? Community support? No crowdfunding? No beta? No waiting? Is Starfall too good to be true? No. But are you willing to see for yourself?

Sponsor Press Release:
by D-Verse Publishing

Posted: 2018-03-27 00:00:00

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Also, tasteless jokes. There will be lots of tasteless jokes.

Dakka Forum: Extra ability for complete mono-forces

Posted: 2018-05-26 10:59:07
Forum post by niv-mizzet, 37 responses at time of this post.

So this is kinda half proposed rule/half discussion. I erred on the side of discussion since I'm not seriously trying to make a rule/get feedback, but rather just want to see some hypothetical opinions on what the different abilities would be.

So the setting is that all armies receive an additional ability that is similar to army tactics, but is only active if all units in all detachments share the same most-specific faction keyword. (IE army is 100% Raven Guard, no IG, assassins, knights etc.)

What would you expect to see from some of the specific army abilities?

I would expect Blood Angels to get something like "Accurate descent: units that have an ability that allows them to enter play > 9" away from enemies may instead be > 6" away instead."

Whatcha got?

Dakka Daily Poll: Do you use any form of magnifier for painting or modelling?

Posted: 2018-05-26 09:59:07
Do you use any form of magnifier for painting or modelling?
I dont paint or model
Other (write in)

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Dakka Forum: 8th ed main rule book is a failure

Posted: 2018-05-25 19:59:07
Forum post by phydaux, 36 responses at time of this post.

I'm looking at getting back into the game after a long absence, so I finally broke down and bought the main rule book. After reading through it cover to cover twice, I've got to say this:

The 40k 8th edition main rule book is an absolute FAILURE.

I'm not talking about the rules themselves. I'm talking about the layout. It is absolute CRAP. Stuff is scattered willy nilly across pages. It's like GW doesn't want us to be able to find the references when we need them. And there are all kinds of important game mechanics that are flat out MISSING.

"Oh, but there's a ribbon that you can use as a book mark. Isn't that cool?"

No. It's pretentious. Keep your ribbon and bring in some unpaid collage intern who knows how to make a simple OUTLINE. Let them lay out the rules presentation in a manner that's easy to read and easy to refer back too.

While you're at it, find someone who knows how to take a picture from more than ONE INCH AWAY FROM THE TABLE TOP.

"Hey Fred, is there any way you can zoom in more on Guilliman's crotch? We've only got around twelve close-ups of his junk. I don't think that's gonna be nearly enough..."

Dakka Gallery: Gsc Leman Russ

Posted: 2018-05-25 18:59:07
By Brentox

Dakka Gallery: Before The Wall

Posted: 2018-05-25 17:59:07
By TomServo

Dakka Gallery: Chaos, Female, Terminator Armor

Posted: 2018-05-25 16:59:07
By feltmonkey

Dakka Forum: If you were a grunt?

Posted: 2018-05-25 15:59:07
Forum post by lolman1c, 36 responses at time of this post.

All the other threads are boring me at the moment so thought I'd make my own thread. If you were a grunt (IE a unit level troop to your chosen faction) what would it be, what woukd your back story be and (most importantly) HOW DO YOU DIE?
For example:
I am Dreg the Ork boy. I was born yesterday in the heart of the war for Armageddon. I have this choppy thing and I run towards this very large shooty thing. I hit it with my axe and it makes a big clunky noise. It shoots me and I die.

Dakka Gallery: 03042: Morrdha, Vampire Noble

Posted: 2018-05-25 14:59:07
By Carrero Arts

Dakka Gallery: Containment Pod Housing a Purestrain Genestealer

Posted: 2018-05-25 13:59:07
Unknown creator

Dakka Gallery: Junk, Necromunda, Rust, Terrain, Warhammer 40,000

Posted: 2018-05-25 12:59:07
By Meer_Cat

Dakka Gallery: Tau Strike Team

Posted: 2018-05-25 11:59:07
By Mr Nobody

Dakka Gallery: Conversion, Epic, Gargant, Green, Orks, Scratch, Scratch Build, Stompa, Warhammer 40,000

Posted: 2018-05-25 10:59:07
By Paule

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

Posted: 2018-05-25 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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Dakka Gallery: Chaos Cultists Wh40k

Posted: 2018-05-24 22:59:07
By Gorsack

Dakka Gallery: Red Scorpions Centurion Devastator Squad

Posted: 2018-05-24 21:59:07
By Relaxdesign Minis

Dakka Gallery: Eldar, Phantom, Super-heavy, Titan, Warhammer 40,000

Posted: 2018-05-24 20:59:07
Unknown creator

Dakka Forum: New Army/Faction to 40K

Posted: 2018-05-24 19:59:07
Forum post by SeanDavid1991, 36 responses at time of this post.

This is purely a what if scenario if you had choice.

If you could have a whole new brand new army not seen before to 40K what would it be and sort of back ground. How would it advance for future editions.

For me I'd have something from another Galaxy. After the whole Cadia incident with the tear, this created a ripple to another Galaxy, who looked over and saw what we were doing and sent a scouting party to check. This army would be small in numbers but very technological advanced.

They would be similar to custodes in terms of numbers, wounds and toughness etc. As this race is so confident in their technology far superior to anything we have seen even to TAU standards. Everything has a 4++. and a 3+. However the AP would have no affect due to a rule of "primitive force". Because this race is so advanced they have built all their shields and armour to fight against light and energy state weapons. So a las canon AP-3 would not change their 3+ armour. But a giant metal ball form a leman russ would affect their 3+ or -1 from heavy bolters.

For future editions after realise threats in our galaxy are bigger than initially thought proper forces cna be sent through from their home galaxy.

But to begin the force would be small but tough. a few HQ's, 1-2 choice of troops, 1-2 each of others. But no heavy tanks only transports, but transports are VERY advanced.

I think narrative wise this could force other races into forcing their tehcnology development. Primaris/imperium would have more narrative to escalate their tech moreso bringing more interesting units. Chaos would be forced to spawn some interesting things.

This is all just a though, i like the idea of this super advanced race more pompus than Eldar, being absolutely baffled by Orks.

What do you guys think? what kind of faction would you create?

Dakka Gallery: Hive City Outpost

Posted: 2018-05-24 18:59:07
By bondicatt

Dakka Gallery: Tau Sunshark

Posted: 2018-05-24 17:59:07
By ThisGuyWithPolishAccent

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