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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?

Project Logs
Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (1/28: Bushido things, new tokens, castings!)
Updated: 2020-02-24 16:49:30
A New Beginning - Update - 54mm scale inquisitor model pg 2, Grymkin and necromunda terrain pg 3.
Updated: 2020-02-16 10:04:19
Randy's Ultramarines & Macragge PDF (IG) Inters Completed, Pics Abound.
Updated: 2020-02-22 12:03:25
Featured Articles
Stone Wall Tutorial
The Dakka Code
Warmachine Mark II Field Test Changes
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
Age of Sigmar: Lumineth Vanari Dawnriders ? A Closer Look @ BoLS
RPG: Celebrate The Final Week Of ZineQuest With Eight Amazing Games @ BoLS
40K Loremasters: Stormbird Dropships ? Aerial Heavy Metal @ 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: Tropical Planet Table

Posted: 2020-02-24 16:59:07
By orangebrushminiatures

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Dakka Gallery: Space Marine in The Warp

Posted: 2020-02-24 15:59:07
By ivankaiser

Dakka Forum: Night Lords legion trait improvement

Posted: 2020-02-24 14:59:07
Forum post by brazenjaw, 37 responses at time of this post.

I've played with the night lords 3 times now (since getting the new stratagem update), I've won all 3 games, however, in those games their legion trait of -1 Ld up to a -3 never made any impact. It is too circumstantial and the interactivity rate for that trait is too low to be any good. Armies either don't take moral checks or don't care about it 2/3rds of the time and even if it is in play rarely does it trigger a failure, getting the stacking counter going is also harder than you might think given that you get thinned out fairly quickly. I was thinking of a way to improve it without going overboard, first I thought making it -2 up to a -4, so at least if it doesn't interact much then when it does it will actually do a bit of work for you. But I think it would be nice if they could have a bonus running even if they can't effect units with morale checks. For example, take away the stacking leadership debuff leave at -1 flat but in addition to that if the enemy unit is lower leadership than your unit when resolving attacks in the fight phase you get +1 ap against that target with your attacks. That way you get a bonus that you can feel every game even if the opponent doesn't have to take morale checks. Give me your opinions on how you would improve it.

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I want their trait to be on par with the other traits of other legions like alpha legion -1 to hit, world eaters +1 attack on the charge and basically all the others have a legion trait that is constantly active and that you can feel every time you take them out.

Dakka Gallery: Adeptus Mechanicus, Admech, Conversion, Dark Mechanicus, Dunecrawler, Onager Dunecrawler

Posted: 2020-02-24 13:59:07
By Doctoragonair

Dakka Gallery: Mazikeen Airship Destroyer/pocket Carrier

Posted: 2020-02-24 12:59:07
By atropos907

Dakka Gallery: Warden

Posted: 2020-02-24 11:59:07
By Psychocouac

Dakka Forum: Quantum Shielding Revisions

Posted: 2020-02-24 10:59:07
Forum post by JNAProductions, 40 responses at time of this post.

First off-this should come coupled with a points decrease for all the Necron Vehicles affected. The main goal of this is to change Quantum Shielding to something that doesn't punish you for having good stats, which is something that virtually nothing else in the game does, and so kinda sticks out. That being said, it is a nerf to a weaker faction, so again-this should only be used with other Necron buffs or points decreases.

Now, on to the proposal.

Quantum Shielding provides a 7+ Invuln and a scaling save bonus, starting at +2 and ending at 0. For anything with a wound track (Monoliths (which would have it added), Arks, Stalkers) this is simply included on their wound track, as +2 at the highest bracket, +1 at the middle, and 0 at the lowest. This bonus is applied to all saves, armor and invulnerable alike. Quantum Shielding, additionally, only checks at the START of each phase, not constantly, so there's no wonkiness or slowdown.

For Barges and other units with Quantum Shielding but no wound tracks, they gain a 7+ Invuln. Also, +2 to saves while at 5+ wounds, +1 to saves while at 4-.

Stalkers should probably go to a 4+ armor with this, giving them a 2+/5++ at the top tier, dropping to a 3+/6++ at middle and 4+/nothing at bottom.

Monoliths could easily stay at 3+, giving them a 1+ effective armor at top tier, or even go to 2+ base to make them really stonking durable. Still would need other fixes to be worth fielding, but it's a start.

Dakka Daily Poll: What should a 200-300 page hardback rulebook ideally cost (in US dollars)?

Posted: 2020-02-24 09:59:07
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Dakka Gallery: Pirate Captain Blue 1

Posted: 2020-02-24 08:59:07
By Chris56

Dakka Gallery: Beastmen, Blood Bowl, Chaos

Posted: 2020-02-24 07:59:07
By Ramos Asura

Dakka Gallery: Demolition Man

Posted: 2020-02-24 06:59:07
By Big Mac

Dakka Gallery: Commissar, Cthulhu, Heresy, Imperial Guard, Mutant, Tentacles

Posted: 2020-02-24 05:59:07
Unknown creator

Dakka Gallery: Blackstone Fortress, Grenadier, Guardsmen, Infantry, Traitor

Posted: 2020-02-24 04:59:07
By Reanimator

Dakka Gallery: Armored Company, Army, Big, Huge, Imperial Guard, Titan, Warlord, Winter

Posted: 2020-02-24 03:59:07
By Jim

Dakka Gallery: Image by nerdfest09

Posted: 2020-02-24 02:59:07
By nerdfest09

Dakka Gallery: Dow Pikemen

Posted: 2020-02-24 01:59:07
By Zoring

Dakka Forum: Are GW trying to lose the grim dark

Posted: 2020-02-24 00:59:07
Forum post by mrFickle, 42 responses at time of this post.

Do you think GW is trying to make the 40k universe a bit less dystopian? It always will be but I feel like they are trying to make it less grim and dark. The tau robots and battle suits have always looked a bit too utopian to me, probably bars on the other places you see this kinds of designs. The new primaris models, whilst being excellent, feel a bit GI joe in the 41st century. Now we?re getting Bandai action figures and all sorts of stuff. Are the slowly re engineering the setting in a attempt to appeal to..... happier people?

Dakka Gallery: Freehand

Posted: 2020-02-23 23:59:07
Unknown creator

Dakka Forum: GW Made to Order: Valhallan Imperial Guard

Posted: 2020-02-23 22:59:07
Forum post by Slinky, 39 responses at time of this post.

Just in case this helps someone spend their money :D

6 and a bit days left.

Dakka Gallery: Muse

Posted: 2020-02-23 21:59:07
By Polonius

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