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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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Marcus' 2021 log- Tyrian Blades update!
Updated: 2021-07-22 19:43:13
Another Greentide amongst the stars
Updated: 2021-07-27 05:42:30
The Brotherhood (mostly Death Guard, current project Soul Butcher)
Updated: 2021-07-27 01:53:05
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Simple Two-Piece Mold for Casting with Resin
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Sculpting roses
Sculpting
Templecon 2009 Eternal War Format
Hordes
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Wikipedia - Warhammer 40,000 overview
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Privateer Press - the company behind Warmachine/Hordes
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Warhammer 40K: All The Armies Are Becoming The Same Now @ BoLS
MTG: Arena?s New Jumpstart ? Historic Horizons Adds Digital Only Cards @ BoLS
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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 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!

Forums

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.

Articles

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.

DCMs

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Dakka Blog

Dakka Gallery: Adeptus Titanicus, Reaver, Titan, Warhammer 40,000, Warlord


Posted: 2021-07-26 19:59:07
By Lord Borak

Sponsor Press Release:
Ravenous Hordes - Ratmen Army Kickstarter


Posted: 2021-07-13 18:00:00


Hi everyone!

We are pleased to present our Kickstarter campaign: Ravenous Hordes - A Ratmen Army collection by ResinWarfare.

For a small contribution you will receive:
- More than 180 unique models
- Themed battle effects
- Themed magical spells
- Themed scenery
- Other props for ambience

A whole army of ratmen with infantry, monsters, heroes, warmachines, beasts and 6 factions, one of them being Demon Rats. Many of the units, heroes, machines and monsters have modular parts so you can have a lot of variety in your horde.

You can trust our models will be easily printable, as we have loads of experience with 3D printing and know the best ways to print, make support structures and what to fix in order to make a miniature more printable.

You will receive both the original file and also a pre-supported version! All previously tested on Anycubic Mono SE.

Don't let this chance pass to unleash the swarm! This is a huge bundle that you will regret not getting!

Please come check out our Kickstarter page.

Do you want physical miniatures? You can find them on our online store at resinwarfare.com

We are still sculpting part of this amazing collection. To stay up to date on this project, please follow our instagram account.

If you aren't able to support us at this time, you can still help us by sharing the word about our project to all your friends.

Thanks for reading!



Dakka Gallery: Drunk


Posted: 2021-07-26 18:59:07
By Mr.GitSquash

Dakka Gallery: Display Board Wip


Posted: 2021-07-26 17:59:07
By gobert

Dakka Forum: In a perfect world, what faction would you add to 40k?


Posted: 2021-07-26 16:59:07
Forum post by Tiberias, 36 responses at time of this post.

What I mean by perfect world in this case is a scenario where every current faction in the game already got updated, especially regarding models. So completely revamped eldar, imperial guard, no more finecast anywhere etc.
I'd consider this a condition that has to be met first, before any brand new faction would be added to the game. Also, let's just ignore for a second that this scenario either won't happen ever, or if it were to happen, it would be many years down the line probably. This is just a hypothetical question after all.

So, in that hypothetical scenario: what faction would you add to 40k if it were up to you?

For me it's hard to pick a favourite, but I have a ranking of 3 possible factions to be added to the roster:

1. Dark Mechanicum
2. Traitor Guard/Renegades and Heretics
3. Exodites

Why those and not some completely new faction like a brand new Xenos race? Because those three have existed for a very long time in the lore and have had some sporadic model releases over the years, I'd much more like to see those factions fleshed out than adding something completely new.







Dakka Gallery: Drow Queen,dark Elf Queen on Throne


Posted: 2021-07-26 15:59:07
By Carrero Arts

Dakka Gallery: Repulser Executioner


Posted: 2021-07-26 14:59:07
By Platoon Sgt.

Dakka Gallery: Smoke Jaguar Star 2 (alpha Galaxy)


Posted: 2021-07-26 13:59:07
By guinness707

Dakka Gallery: Battlewagon, Boat, Conversion, Freebooter, Orks, Ship


Posted: 2021-07-26 12:59:07
By Hankovitch

Dakka Forum: GW rules writer describes working environment and pay - discussion


Posted: 2021-07-26 11:59:07
Forum post by lord marcus, 36 responses at time of this post.
https://twitter.com/lagoon83/status/1419634369464082434?s=07&fbclid=IwAR0l2YDwklJGcWET6eKmwL4wHL-phus4qXY-e-Cxg57q8fCl9E5d55wX4Wk

I thought the community might find this twitter thread from James Hewitt, former rules writer for GW, interesting to discuss.

Dakka Forum: Orks 9th Edition, A nerf to the player rather than the army.


Posted: 2021-07-26 10:59:07
Forum post by Eighty7_Octane, 36 responses at time of this post.

At last the long awaited Orks 9th edition is out with the Beast Snagga box!
As we all know with every new edition there are changes that don't feel right or change how we have to play our army. This Ork's edition left me feeling Empty, and sad to go to battle with my friends again.
Why? What could they have done that is so bad you ask?
Its not point increases, or changes to number of models in a unit. In fact, I'm very happy in this regard. There is even an entire new weapon type "Dakka" which does need some clarification on how it works! Does it play like an assault, heavy, or pistol weapon?

But there is just something missing, from every single unit, every single datasheet!
"DAKKA! DAKKA! DAKKA!"
Its GONE!
how could they!

All Ork players instinctively count up their 6 rolls and grab more dice to roll for DAKKA! DAKKA! DAKKA!. It pumps life and fun into the game, It gives a bit of unpredictability, a cornerstone of the Orks. If we wanted boring repeatable battles we would play space marines! Now our army just has rapid fire weapons that don't work right.

I think at the end of the game, with these new DAKKA! weapons you will end up with more shots fired than with DAKKA! DAKKA! DAKKA!. I have to ask though, Is it worth it?

RIP DAKKA! DAKKA! DAKKA! :violin:


Dakka Daily Poll: Do You Have Signatures DISABLED?


Posted: 2021-07-26 09:59:07
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Dakka Forum: Hexfire - GK vs TS box discussion


Posted: 2021-07-26 08:59:07
Forum post by dreadblade, 36 responses at time of this post.

I thought I'd start a thread to talk about the rumoured GK vs TS box.

Right now it looks like it will include the new Castellan Crowe and Infernal Master models, as well as a Dreadknight and a Tzaangor Shaman.

Details of the other units are less clear at the moment. I'm hoping for GK Terminators and Rubric Marines. It seems likely that we'll see more Tzaangors too given that there's going to be a Tzaangor Shaman.

Has anyone seen any further information or rumours?



Dakka Gallery: Image by Paule


Posted: 2021-07-26 07:59:07
By Paule

Dakka Forum: Death Guard Helbrute with two fists, how many attacks?


Posted: 2021-07-26 06:59:07
Forum post by PlagueGardener, 36 responses at time of this post.

How many attacks does a Helbrute with two Helbrute fists get?

It has two weapons, the two fists, that both say "Each the the bearer fights, if it is equipped with 2 Helbrute fists, it makes 1 additional attack with this weapon.". So if it has two of "this weapon" is it two extra attacks? Each "this weapon" generating one of them?

That seems to be how I read it, but that does seem a touch absurd. The Power Scourge generates three extra attacks, that would make it nearly as useful as that.

Dakka Gallery: Dakka Painting Challenge March 21


Posted: 2021-07-26 05:59:07
By MobileSuitRandom

Dakka Gallery: Commissar 1


Posted: 2021-07-26 04:59:07
By Big Mac

Dakka Gallery: Desert Eagle Maybug


Posted: 2021-07-26 03:59:07
By MaybugM

Dakka Forum: Named characters a mistake?


Posted: 2021-07-26 02:59:07
Forum post by Mad Doc Grotsnik, 36 responses at time of this post.

How do!

So this is something that?s been irking me.

On one hand, Special Characters add a certain permanence to the background. They?re storied heroes with legacies of awesome behind them.

On the other? They feel too permanent. For instance, we know once introduced, they?re clad in the best plot armour ever. Even when they fail in a given endeavour, we know they?ll live to fight another day. And only very rarely having been changed by their experience.

If 40K was a purely written background, ala Game of Thrones or Walking Dead, their lives could be at risk.

But when there are physical models to sell? Not so much. Given special characters attract a premium price (mostly because peeps will only buy one of each), it would genuinely and understandably irritate folks to have something they just spent a decent slice of money on, and time painting, snuff it.

And so they?re Plot Armoured to a crazy degree. Which kind of seriously limits plot development. For instance, should Guilliman get his hands on Abaddon? We know that ultimately there?ll be No Harm Done, despite the likelihood of Abaddon getting horrifically murdered and fisted to death until he?s so killed he?s not alive anymore by The Avenging Son, who would in turn take some hefty wounds in the process.

Some it kinda makes sense with. You can only ever really banish a Daemon Prince or Primarch. Others? Such as Yarrick? Just?.let them die. By all means make it a heroic and influential death, but let them meet a final day.

The same for Astartes Chapter Masters, Sororitas Canoness? and so on and so forth. Make the battles we read about carry serious weight. Explore the narrative possibilities of Abaddon snuffing it, and The Imperium having to deal with the ramifications of Chaos forces suddenly fragmenting, making it harder to engage them in any meaningful way.

Because right now, they might be ...

Post continues at https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/799938.p

Dakka Gallery: Sigvald Prince of Slaanesh


Posted: 2021-07-26 01:59:07
Unknown creator

Dakka Forum: If Orks are mushrooms then??.


Posted: 2021-07-26 00:59:07
Forum post by mrFickle, 36 responses at time of this post.

I watched a documentary on the bbc some years ago about fungi. On of the really interesting things was that most of the plant loves underground in some sort of root network. The mushrooms we see are the product of the end of the plants cycle, the mushrooms sprouts and ejects the spores for reproduction.

I also remember an interesting fact from QI that the largest living organism on earth is a mushroom plant that spans the entirety of one of the massive Canadian forest, due to the root network spreading over many many years without someone eating all of the mushrooms.

Soooooo could Orks be the mushrooms and under the planets surface where Orks have ?seeded? is a large root network which is the real brains of the operation or maybe the power behind the waaagh. We know that if you kill all the Orks they will eventually come back, like a weed, navies of their fungal nature and reproduction through spores.

I know there is nothing in the books to prove this just thought it was a fun theory

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