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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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Mega Gargant Rising (and other inevitable projects)
Updated: 2018-08-16 11:49:24
Rusty & dusty: A feudal wasteland guard
Updated: 2018-08-16 16:33:25
The Necromunda Project: Star Wars: Legion side project.
Updated: 2018-08-16 03:44:48
Featured Articles
The Secret Ingredient: Paynes Grey (by Iffy)
Best place to buy 40k
Tyranid 8th Mathhammer Tables
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
40K Genestealer Cult: The Abominable Upgraded Man @ BoLS
FFG: ?Underhand of the Emperor? Scorpion Clan Pack Preview @ BoLS
Delta Green At Gen Con 2018 @ 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 Daily Poll: Do you think that the Emperor will resurrect in some form?

Posted: 2018-08-16 09:59:07
Do you think that the Emperor will resurrect in some form?
No opinion
Yes, as the Star Child.
Yes, as himself
Yes, through someone else
No, he will die
No, he is already dead
Other (write in)

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Sponsor Press Release:
Limbo: Eternal War Kickstarter

Posted: 2018-08-13 00:00:00

Limbo: Eternal War is a table top skirmish game, where each player will take control of a small army, fighting a battle which forms part of a larger war. Each army is led by a powerful Lord, who leads heroes and troops into battle. Each faction is represented by a set of highly detailed miniatures representing the various heroes and troops. There are two ways to win the game; gather victory points, or be the only player with a Lord left standing.

Sponsor Press Release:
by D-Verse Publishing

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

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Dakka Forum: Hordes of the Auld World I Red Box Games plastic orcs and golbins kickstarter

Posted: 2018-08-16 02:59:07
Forum post by tre manor, 5 responses at time of this post.

Hey yall!

Been a while since I posted. I have a new kickstarter on the go looking to fund a set of plastic orcs and plastic goblins.

Check it out here!


Dakka Forum: Space Wolves Faction Ability / Chapter Tactics

Posted: 2018-08-16 01:59:07
Forum post by Sunny Side Up, 36 responses at time of this post.

6" HI for characters could be fun. The main part a poor man's version of Red Thirst? Or a good ability? Thoughts?

Dakka Gallery: River Troll Unit

Posted: 2018-08-16 00:59:07
By bloodskaven

Dakka Forum: Dark Angels - why so secret?

Posted: 2018-08-15 23:59:07
Forum post by Warpig1815, 36 responses at time of this post.

The premise of this question is as follows: What exactly is it that the DA are hiding, and why is it such a big deal?

Before I go on, I should explain that whilst I've read quite a bit of their lore via Lexicanum etc., I've never really delved into DA themed books, much less any of the HH ones. So, onward we go...

I know that the deal is, Lion grounds a bunch of the DA on Caliban, and goes off to fight in the GC. When he gets back, after the HH, he finds they're all a bit ticked off with him, and may/may not have turned to Chaos. So he batters the planet and defeats/scatters the traitors. Job done. But why is this such a big deal to them? The White Scars had a whole bunch of their Legion side with Horus. Hasik Noyan-Khan commanded 20 Brotherhoods which, being as a Brotherhood is equal to a Chapter, means that potentially up to half of the Legion went rogue. Although it was more likely that much less than that supported Hasik, it wasn't an inconsiderable chunk that sided with Hasik and ultimately Horus. They even attempted to assassinate Jaghitai Khan - but they aren't keeping it in the dark or being super-secretive about it. It happened, and was dealt with. And since the HH, there have been plenty of Chapters that have partially turned to Chaos, but yet again they just get on with it. Sure, they'll have a special hatred for their former kin, but they aren't backstabbing and betraying their allies to cover up their 'secret'.

So what is so 'unique' about the DA/Fallen? To me, it just seems like a overly contrived way of making them special.

Dakka Forum: "It's only toy soldiers lul" - what drives performative apathy?

Posted: 2018-08-15 22:59:07
Forum post by Yodhrin, 36 responses at time of this post.

This is a behaviour I've been running into more and more often recently and I find it pretty baffling.

Note, I'm not talking about the entirely sound concept that you shouldn't invest your entire sense of self and wellbeing into products and brands, or the idea that focusing on one thing to the exclusion of everything else can be unhealthy. I'm referring specifically to the way that some people will insist that their hobbies - in which they invest large amounts of time and money - mean nothing to them, can mean nothing to them, and that anyone who does treat their hobbies as anything other than utterly disposable and interchangeable is akin to either a pee-jar-collecting loon or the sort of obsessive who has a complex and multifaceted algorithm-driven system for organising their socks.

Sometimes the reasoning at play is fairly obvious - it's often deployed as a final "yeah well I don't care anyway and you're stupid cuz you do and it doesn't matter cuz it's just toy soldiers so nyeeeh" retort when someone has been arguing with every indication of investment in the discussion and is proven demonstrably wrong in their assertions - but often it seems to come out of nowhere, this urge that some have to ensure that everyone around them understands that, yes, they collect little toy men and, yes, they play games with them but what's important is they don't actually care about any of it. Is it really just that these people haven't managed to move beyond that teenage nerd mindset of preemptively dismissing all the things you enjoy so as to shut down opportunities for arseholes to have a go? That seems like the easy explanation, but I struggle to accept it given that the uptick in this that I've been noticing is predominantly among people my age - early 30's - and older, and surely the trend should be for it to become less common with age as people mature and their need for validation from others diminishes, not more.

Dakka Forum: Blood Angels or Space Wolves?

Posted: 2018-08-15 21:59:07
Forum post by TapedTempest, 36 responses at time of this post.

Taking fluff, models, and play style into account, which do you all prefer? Explanations to your choices are much appreciated.

Dakka Gallery: Exosuit, Squats

Posted: 2018-08-15 20:59:07
By Paule

Dakka Forum: How long does it take you to paint 11 ork boyz?

Posted: 2018-08-15 19:59:07
Forum post by Megaknob, 43 responses at time of this post.

Simple question really, I was wondering how long it took other people to paint 11 ork boyz to the table top standard, I am starting to wonder if I am taking to long with mine as I take about 30-40 hours painting in a production line method air brushing the primer and using a paint brush for the rest.

Dakka Forum: Biggest rivalries between primarchs?

Posted: 2018-08-15 18:59:07
Forum post by Kap'n Krump, 36 responses at time of this post.

For fun, I tried to come up with a list of the primarchs paired off with their biggest rivals/bitterest enemies during (and after) the heresy. It generally matches up fairly well - what do you think are the biggest primarch rival pairings, and why?

Strong Pairings

Ferrus v Fulgrim - Best friends turned bitter rivals. Also, Fulgrim wound up killing Ferrus.

Rogal v Perturabo - Both Masters of Siegecraft.

Russ v Magnus - Jocks v Nerds. Plus, there was that whole burning of Prospero business.

Vulkan v Curze - Compassion v Cruelty (also, Curze tortured Vulkan for fun). But generally, the Salamanders are a relatively compassionate chapter - for example they care for the wellbeing of civilians, whereas the night lords consisted largely of murderers and psychopaths.

Guilliman v Lorgar - Loyalty v Zealotry. And they kept burning each other's planets.

Weaker Pairings

Lion v Horus - IIRC, The Lion felt cheated that Horus was chosen over him to lead the Great Crusade.

Sanguinius v Angron - They and their legions are melee specialists - I think they even had a friendly rivalry prior to the heresy.

Corax v Alpharius - Both are generally specialists in covert operations / general sneakiness.


Khan v Mortarion - Fast v Slow? In all honestly, these are just leftover.

Dakka Gallery: Dire Avenger #3 Final 1; Eldar Painted as Leviathan Tyranid

Posted: 2018-08-15 17:59:07
By Dr H

Dakka Gallery: Aurora Chapter

Posted: 2018-08-15 16:59:07
Taken with a Motorola DROID X2
Unknown creator

Dakka Gallery: Ruined Village And Orc Fort

Posted: 2018-08-15 15:59:07
By manickze

Dakka Gallery: Steel Legion Infantry Squad With Mad Robot Miniatures Grenades

Posted: 2018-08-15 14:59:07
By Private Benjamin

Dakka Gallery: Illumination, Kiosk, LED, Lighted, Terrain

Posted: 2018-08-15 13:59:07
By Power Elephant

Dakka Forum: Is the "grey tide" going to be eliminated slowly?

Posted: 2018-08-15 12:59:07
Forum post by Davor, 36 responses at time of this post.

Just curious. With all the coloured sprues coming out from new Game Worksop kits, would this mean the "grey tide" is finally going away and it will become the "rainbow tide" now? Could that mean Ultra marines will be blue sprues, Dark Angels would be green sprues, Blood Angels red sprues. I guess we will find out if the Space Wolves will be grey or light blue sprues.

What do you think? Is this a new way for GW to introduce colour into their games for people who don't paint now? Could this be a new way for 40K to be played in colour for people who want to play but don't like to paint? Is there really that many people in 40K who don't want to paint?

Just curious if anyone knows. I thought it would cost more money to have coloured sprues. Maybe this is the way to beat the "grey tide" in 40K games now?

Dakka Forum: Necron point adjustments

Posted: 2018-08-15 11:59:07
Forum post by ImPhaeronWeasel, 36 responses at time of this post.

Hello dear DakkaDakka people,

Im a long time reader of the Necron tactics forum and a Necron player myself.

Looking at the current meta Necrons are starting to struggle again almost like during the index time.
New codecies (IK) being very strong doesnt help the situation either as one of necrons biggest problem in 8th edition is and was GOOD efficient AT.

Now what id like to discuss here is possible point changes for our units and even new/changed rules.

Post your ideas here even if youre not a cron player and just disagree with changing them at all just keep it polite pls.

We could send ideas we agree on to GWs rules team and link them this thread showing them the troubles crons have.
If the FLG guys and other play testers cant properly test the powerlvl of a codex its up to us the community to do so.

Now to the changes:

1st: give transports the transport keyword or allow them to ?deep strike? 1st round ? Its just stupid that we CANNOT put units in transports but only in tomb world, have to wait till round 2 and ONLY deploy 1unit per transport on the board (or use stratagem) PLUS they cant move after deployment.
2nd: drop points for Nscythes and Dscythes, they are too expensive but I dont know by how much to drop them ALSO MASSIVE point drop for the Monolith...this is just obvious GW f...d up and doesnt want to admit it.
3rd: drop Necron Warriors to 10ppm
4th: Necron Warriors only. Give them an ability to MW vehicles on a 6+. Necrons didnt have that much AT in 7th but it was the game that was different. Vehicles didnt have as much wounds and most of them exploded to mass rapid fire from warriors. With 8th edition EVERYONE got the rule to wound on a 6 and the exchange for a -1AP feels like stealing. With this rule Warriors get more attractive to use and with them well maybe see silver tide back.
5th: give DDA 3d3 shots and min3D6dmg

Now ...

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Dakka Gallery: Tropical Planet Table

Posted: 2018-08-15 10:59:07
By orangebrushminiatures

Dakka Daily Poll: ForgeWorld MKVIII 'Errant' Armour, do you want it???

Posted: 2018-08-15 09:59:07
ForgeWorld MKVIII 'Errant' Armour, do you want it???
YES, I want/would buy MKVIII Errant Armour from FW
NO, the plastic torso is more than enough if I want MKVIII
Abstain, because I don't play 40K or SM

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Dakka Forum: Vehicles with bases - why the hate?

Posted: 2018-08-14 14:59:07
Forum post by JohnnyHell, 36 responses at time of this post.

Can?t believe I?ve seen negative posts regarding the new Ork vehicles having bases!

So long as they don?t do dumb things like with some Grav tank rules, bases eliminate all the ?which bit do I measure from?? issues and arguments that can ensue from the vague ?measure from the hull but we don?t define hull... go agree between you? rules. A base makes a Warbuggy follow exactly the same measuring and LOS rules as an Imperial Knight, a Grot, a Guardsman and a Sentinel.

I don?t see it as anything other than sensible, tbh. Are there any actual negative reasons or issues it causes, or is it purely a case of We Fear Change from some quarters?

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