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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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Dysartes Twitches - 2019 Output
Updated: 2019-01-15 23:53:12
Imperial Knights: The Avengers Initiative
Updated: 2019-01-15 23:48:48
Goberts Gubbins - Getting back in to painting
Updated: 2019-01-06 01:29:09
Featured Articles
Terrain: Urban Hills
How to make custom waterslide decals
Mixing vallejo paint without pain
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: Send In the Kroot Reserves @ BoLS
40K Tactics: Imperial Knights Gallant @ BoLS
RETRO: Cathedral is a Quick-Playing, Simple Game Worth The Time Spent @ 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: Who Is Your Favourite Character In 40k

Posted: 2019-01-15 13:59:07
Forum post by RogalBob SquareFort, 36 responses at time of this post.

Mine will always be Garviel Loken.

Sponsor Press Release:
Battle Foam's 10 Year Anniversary

Posted: 2019-01-10 20:21:00

Happy 10 Year Anniversary to Battle Foam!

I know itís hard to believe but 10 years has come and gone.

This past January 1st Battle Foam turned 10 years old.

Back in 2009 the company was started with just one employee and a whole bunch of big dreams.

Fast forward to 2019 and Battle Foam is an international company with warehouses in both the US and UK.

Battle Foam employs over 20 hard-working and dedicated troopers focused on delivering the best storage for your minis.

To help us celebrate Battle Foam will be having a 10% OFF site wide sale all month long. Take advantage of these extra savings by simply heading over to www.battlefoam.com.

Thank you to all of our awesome customers and for keeping us reaching for our dreams.

Battle Foam, Protecting Your Army.

Dakka Forum: Pdf equipment

Posted: 2019-01-15 12:59:07
Forum post by Emperors will, 36 responses at time of this post.

Thought I might ask people who are more versed in the lore than me...
What does a pdf on a impreso world look like in terms of equipment, vehicles and man power.

Dakka Gallery: Avatar, Eldar, Jetbike, Viper

Posted: 2019-01-15 11:59:07
Unknown creator

Dakka Forum: I really wish GW would clean up their mess of FAQs.

Posted: 2019-01-15 10:59:07
Forum post by BaconCatBug, 36 responses at time of this post.

Example, this question is in the CA18 FAQ

Q: Do units that do not ?take up slots in a Detachment? (e.g. Death Cult Assassins, via their Ecclesiarchy Battle Conclave ability) allow you to exceed the maximum number of allowed slots for a Detachment? For example, a Patrol Detachment only allows for two Elites units. Can I exceed that by including a third unit with a similar ability?
A: Yes, unless the Detachment is an Auxiliary Support Detachment: their Restriction allowing only a single unit is not bypassed by such units.Why in the name of Gork and Mork is this question hidden away in the CA18 FAQ and not in the main rulebook FAQ? This applies to a fair amount of armies. It's already bad enough that we have important core questions spread out over now 4 FAQs (Designers Commentary, Stepping into a New Edition, Rulebook FAQ and now CA18 FAQ) but several codex FAQs have important answers that should apply to all armies but technically don't (such as the Extra Relics/Stratagems answers in the Death Guard FAQ).

Is it too much to ask for even a base level of competence when it comes to this? We're already being fleeced on the rules and models.

Dakka Daily Poll: What are your thoughts on kickstarter?

Posted: 2019-01-15 09:59:07
What are your thoughts on kickstarter?
No opinion
Bad for wargaming
Neutral opinion
Great for wargaming
Other (write in)

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Dakka Gallery: Visionary

Posted: 2019-01-14 17:59:07
By TomServo

Dakka Forum: If you could reboot any Army, how would you do it?

Posted: 2019-01-14 16:59:07
Forum post by Adeptus Doritos, 37 responses at time of this post.

The subject says it all. And it's probably been discussed before, but I may as well fire it up and see what ideas other people have out there. Essentially, you can rebuild/reboot any army- mechanics and all- perhaps even the model styles or what-have-you... so what would you change?

First off, I'd like one little 'broad' change.

I think the first thing I'd do is just make all Space Marines- Primaris or Non-Primaris... all one thing. All Space Marines of all flavors and loyalties- would have 2 wounds, with obvious point adjustments so they'd be capable of taking their full arsenal. I'm personally fine with the larger Primaris-scale, and I've always wished Space Marine scale creep was about ten years faster. I'd be okay if Games Workshop released upgrade kits with larger legs to go with original torsos and make them larger than they are now. Of course, I'd want them to say that 'any space marine model you have is still valid', because I understand the attachment some people have to the older, 'squattier' Marines. Because I really can't get into the Primaris Lore, but the models are pretty great and I actually enjoy using them more than I thought I would.

The other thing I'd like to see change? Chaos Space Marines.

I've always felt like the way the Traitor Legions, Renegade Warbands, and Heretic Astartes are presented in fluff and fiction doesn't match up with the way they are on the tabletop. CSM always seemed like they would be a bit more like Deathwatch- by that, I mean a group of veteran-tier Marines with mix-and-match weapon loadouts. I kind of always pictured them as having to be bit more vicious, cunning, and resourceful- and therefore, those of them that are still around in a warband have gotten there more by their own skill and guile- each individual CSM would be a sort of individual character in his own way, much like Deathwatch Mari...

Post continues at https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/769964.pa

Dakka Gallery: Meloda, Warrior Queen

Posted: 2019-01-14 15:59:07
By Paradigm

Dakka Forum: If neither money nor time were an issue, which new mono 40K army would you buy and paint (no...

Posted: 2019-01-14 14:59:07
Forum post by ServiceGames, 36 responses at time of this post.

Let's make a hypothetical situation... neither money nor time are an issue, which new mono army would you buy and paint (no soup)? It doesn't have to be for competition... could just be a fluffy army you've been wanting to build (you'll see some that appear to be doubled up on the list, but they are only there if they have a specific set of armor for all of their models for example)

I"m curious which you all would pick.


Dakka Gallery: Sump Horror Necromunda Conversion

Posted: 2019-01-14 13:59:07
By TheSquigLebowski

Dakka Gallery: Current Armies

Posted: 2019-01-14 12:59:07
By Scott-S6

Dakka Gallery: Mortifactors Stormtalon 10

Posted: 2019-01-14 11:59:07
By warspawned

Dakka Gallery: Steve

Posted: 2019-01-14 10:59:07
Unknown creator

Dakka Daily Poll: What army (or armies) do you play?

Posted: 2019-01-14 09:59:07
What army (or armies) do you play?
Adepta Sororitas
Astra Militarum
Blood Angels
Chaos Daemons
Chaos Space Marines
Dark Angels
Dark Eldar
Grey Knights
Imperial Knights
Militarum Tempestus
Space Marines
Space Wolves
Tau Empire

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Dakka Gallery: "alien"? Mercenary

Posted: 2019-01-14 05:59:07
By SmallChanges

Dakka Gallery: Skull Champion Wip 08

Posted: 2019-01-14 04:59:07
By KrautScientist

Dakka Gallery: Khador Widowmaker Marksman

Posted: 2019-01-14 03:59:07
By Tommy

Dakka Gallery: Pathfinders, Pro Painted, Reaper, Reaper Miniatures, Reaper Minis, Rpg, Warhammer Fantasy

Posted: 2019-01-14 02:59:07
Taken with a Canon PowerShot A1000 IS
By bluemoonminis

Dakka Forum: Vigilus Defiant and Chapter Approved 2018 FAQs are available!

Posted: 2019-01-14 01:59:07
Forum post by Wayniac, 36 responses at time of this post.

These aren't on the main site yet but here are the links:

Vigilus: https://whc-cdn.games-workshop.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/warhammer_40000_imperium_nihilus_vigilus_defiant_en-1.pdf

Chapter Approved 2018: https://whc-cdn.games-workshop.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/warhammer_40000_chapter_approved_2018_en-1.pdf

Funny stuff:

* They NERFED Haarken Worldclaimer by changing this ability to only affect <BLACK LEGION> Raptors. So.. they took an already bad character who would barely see play and made him even worse. :facepalm:

* No changes to Knight Castellans

* Chaos Terminators are still inexplicably 5 points more than loyalists for no reason

* In the CA FAQ someone actually asked this question:

Q: If the Acceptable Casualties rule is being used in the mission,
and I concede, does my opponent still win the battle?
A: Yes.


Dakka Gallery: Command Squad For my Inquisition Choc Troops

Posted: 2019-01-14 00:59:07
By Arkaal

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