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What is Dakka?
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?

Project Logs
Valkyrie's Various Projects
Updated: 2021-06-16 22:39:39
Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (6/16: shipping containers!)
Updated: 2021-06-16 16:10:25
Insaniak's workbench - now working on: Stargrave Crew
Updated: 2021-06-04 23:21:52
Featured Articles
Terrain: Making Forests
Terrain: Urban Gardens
How to recover from a Spray Sealer disaster
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
Kickstarter Round-Up: 80s Nostalgia RPG, Tricky Sheep, & Roman Bits @ BoLS
Minis Spotlight: Jewel Tone Troggs, Bloodseeker Kitbash, & Pride Marine @ BoLS
Marvel Cosplay: The Many Faces of Loki are all Wickedly Mysterious @ 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 Maelstrom's Edge, 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: Dark Angels, Dark Angels Pre Heresy, Dark Angels Pre-heresy, Pre Heresy Dark Angels

Posted: 2021-06-16 10:59:07
Unknown creator

Sponsor Press Release:
Warhammer 40,000: Lost Crusade

Posted: 2021-06-11 16:00:00

Warhammer 40,000: Lost Crusade is an online MMO strategy mobile game in which the player takes on the role of a Fleet Commander to wage war on all enemies within the Imperium Nihilus.

Lost Crusade brings Warhammer 40,000 to life for mobile players with stunning visuals and an immersive universe to explore. Keen tactics and skill are both required to master the grand strategy mechanics and real-time PVE combat featured in the first Warhammer 40,000 mobile game of its kind.


Official IP
Officially licensed by Games Workshop, experience the Indomitus Crusade in an all new story filled with characters, details and lore that fans of the 40k franchise will love.

Recruit And Upgrade
As a Space Marine commander, upgrade troops by unlocking new abilities and technology through intense PvE & PVP combat and recruit legendary heroes from the Warhammer 40,000 universe.

Real-time PvE Combat
Unleash an array of devastating hero skills on your enemies and call for reinforcements to eviscerate those that remain

During the Games Workshop SKULLS event that will be held this year from June 3rd to 15th, Lost Crusade prepared special events and brand new content in the game to celebrate the date, such as Cross-server Alliance vs. Alliance, a SKULL themed Battle Pass, and a special Login gift for all the players, download it now and claim the hero Erynica for free.

Sponsor Press Release:
March to Hell: Europe in Flames Kickstarter

Posted: 2021-06-14 00:00:00

Hi everyone,

We are 3DBreed Miniatures and we're happy to present our new Kickstarter campaign March to Hell: Europe in Flames, a collection of 15mm/28mm scale WW2 armies, created to be printed at home in resin printers such Anycubic Photon or Elegoo Mars, or in FDM printers such as Ender 3 or Prusa.

All the models, miniatures and terrain, of this campaign are scaled to 28mm and 15mm scales. This way, you'll receive two distinct printing files of each model allowing you to create huge armies and adapt them to any game that uses these two scales.

Thank you very much for your attention and best wishes,

3DBreed Miniatures

Dakka Daily Poll: What GW specialist game would you like to see back more?

Posted: 2021-06-16 09:59:07
What GW specialist game would you like to see back more?
Battlefleet Gothic
Epic 40k
Blood Bowl
Dark Future
Aeronautica Imperialis

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Dakka Gallery: Upgrade's Black Templar Army

Posted: 2021-06-15 17:59:07
Taken with a SONY DSC-W530
By upgrade

Dakka Gallery: Yellow Salamanders Space Marine (fully Painted)

Posted: 2021-06-15 16:59:07
Unknown creator

Dakka Gallery: Cloaking, Stealth Battlesuit, Tau, Xv25, Xv25 Stealth Battlesuit

Posted: 2021-06-15 15:59:07
By KAZU_raijin008L

Dakka Gallery: Samurai Guinea Pig

Posted: 2021-06-15 14:59:07
By doktor_g

Dakka Forum: Are you a "main army" person or a "many armies" person?

Posted: 2021-06-15 13:59:07
Forum post by Bago, 36 responses at time of this post.

Hey all,

I am curious to hear how you are enjoying 40k. Are you a person with a main army and a big focus on it with only a little side project? Or do you find yourself enjoying many different army projects?

For me, I looove starting new projects. Back when I played WoW, I could never really focus on a character but really enjoyed leveling alts. With 40k its the same. I am currentpy collecting Imperial Guard and Space Wolves and started a Nid project last december. I also have several(4-5) LotR armies. Some bigger,some just some troops amd heroes. Lately I bought soul wars and the sorrowmourn choir to delve into Nighthaunt. And now, I find myself really liking death guard. I just cant help it :D but I just love starting new smaller project over getting another 5k guard on top of my existing army. I love getting into the new army and reading and theorizing on it. I am also more of a painter atm than a player so, more variety helps me staying motivated.

What about you?

Dakka Forum: Will T5 orks break the setting?

Posted: 2021-06-15 12:59:07
Forum post by Matt Swain, 36 responses at time of this post.

I have to say i'm against t5 orks as i think they just kind of break the setting, especially in relations to space marines.

marines were made to fight things the imperial guard had problems with. The IG likely, especially early on, fought rebellious humans, so a S3 weapon against targets that are mostly T3 was ok. orks were T4 making them tough for IG to bring down, but Marines had S4 weapons that were effective vs orks.

Now making orks t5 makes a standard bolter relatively ineffective against them. I assume the bolter was designed to be effective against some of the targets marines would be firing on mostly, and orks are definitely on that list. But if orks go t5 it means the bolter was relatively ineffective against them from the get go, which makes the bolter less of an impressive weapon. I'd assume a marines primary weapon would be made to have at least half a chance of wounding an ork, one of their main opponents.

it just doesn't seem right to make a marines main weapon relatively ineffective against one of their main opponents. Linda breaks immersion a bit.

Plus orks will have to be expensive in points now, and orks have traditionally been a green tide army that often wins thru sheer numbers. Boosting their costs to a fair level will really cut down on the size of ork armies. I'd prefer to howling green tide ork army, seems more orky to me.

lastly it makes orks tougher than marines. I really just don't like it, not as a marine player and certainly not as a closet matt ward. Orks should be tougher than a human, yes, tougher, bigger, etc, But a marine is meant to be a human that's been genetically, biologically and surgically modified to be tougher than human too. Putting them on par with orks showed how hard it was to make a human tough as an ork. A human has 19 implants, years of surgery, a carapace, fused ribs, larraman cells, etc to be t4, an or...

Post continues at https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/799075.page

Dakka Gallery: ba Aop Board

Posted: 2021-06-15 11:59:07
By Angels&Wolves

Dakka Forum: First Turn Lethality, let's try to find a simple band-aid

Posted: 2021-06-15 10:59:07
Forum post by NinthMusketeer, 36 responses at time of this post.

Yes another one of those threads! Obviously it is a thing and the dynamic of why and how is a much larger picture, but let's set that aside a moment. Can we come up with a simple rule, as in a few sentences or less, to make it so the first round isn't so deadly? Something intuitive, that people can casually house-rule in without needing to explain or think about it too much.

I am considering the angle of a blanket offense debuff, but I am sure many of you fine folks could offer your own suggestions. Would something as simple as an extra -1 to hit (bypassing the normal limit to stack up to -2) for the player that goes first do the trick? Or perhaps half the ranges of all weapons for the entire first round?

Or a different angle; make all terrain block line of sight through it, regardless of size, round 1.

Dakka Daily Poll: How much of 40k is based on Chance? How much on Skill? How much on Army Choice?

Posted: 2021-06-15 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)

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Dakka Gallery: Sisters of Battle Command Squad

Posted: 2021-06-15 08:59:07
By Captain Brown

Dakka Gallery: All Ramshakle Games Wheeleved Vehicles

Posted: 2021-06-15 07:59:07
By OldMate

Dakka Gallery: Ork Kommando

Posted: 2021-06-15 06:59:07

Dakka Gallery: Sidekar And Nob Trike

Posted: 2021-06-15 05:59:07
Taken with a Panasonic DMC-G1
By SelvaggioSaky

Dakka Gallery: Ogryn Bodyguard

Posted: 2021-06-15 04:59:07
By ManSizedTarget

Dakka Gallery: Armor, Basilisk, Chaos, Conversion, Renegade, Tank

Posted: 2021-06-15 03:59:07
By KernelTerror

Dakka Gallery: C'tan, C'tan Shard, C'tan Shard Of The Void Dragon, Necrons, Shard Of The Void Dragon, Vd

Posted: 2021-06-15 02:59:07
By Parsalian

Dakka Gallery: ko Ironclad "brunhilda" 2/2

Posted: 2021-06-15 01:59:07
By DV8

Dakka Gallery: Freehand, Turtle

Posted: 2021-06-15 00:59:07
By DJJazzyJeff

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