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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
Brushcommando's Project Log: What to go with a battle Demi company? Suggestions welcome.
Updated: 2017-02-16 23:36:50
ZergSmasher's P&M Blog: A Riptide, 2 Sorcerers, and some Dark Angels
Updated: 2017-02-23 05:49:46
StarForge - Fed.24. - Conversion work begins
Updated: 2017-02-24 02:44:48
Featured Articles
The Secret Ingredient: Paynes Grey (by Iffy)
Getting The Most From Your Terrain
Friends of Dakka
Bell of Lost Souls - Warhammer 40k Blog
Tabletop Gaming News
Bartertown - wargaming trading forum
Lexicanum - Warhammer 40k background wiki
Warseer Forums
Bolter and Chainsword forums
The Painting Corps blog
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 RUMORS: Mortarion & Cypher Kills WHO!? @ BoLS
Tabletop Gallery: ?ALL ABOARD!? @ BoLS
Pathfinder: Freeport Bestiary up for Pre-Order @ 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 Gallery: Image by Cave_Dweller

Posted: 2017-02-24 02:59:07
Taken with a Panasonic DMC-ZS3
By Cave_Dweller

Dakka Gallery: Another Great Image!

Posted: 2017-02-24 01:59:07
Taken with a Canon EOS 500D
Unknown creator

Dakka Gallery: Frigate Scratchbuild

Posted: 2017-02-24 00:59:07
By Ironhands.com

Dakka Gallery: The Osgiliath City Ruins

Posted: 2017-02-23 23:59:07
By Arkady

Dakka Gallery: The Coming of The Khadoran

Posted: 2017-02-23 22:59:07
Taken with a Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
By Astroman

Dakka Gallery: Khorne Battle Standard Bearer

Posted: 2017-02-23 21:59:07
By bu11etmagn3tt

Dakka Gallery: Dark Eldar Grotesque Completed

Posted: 2017-02-23 20:59:07
By HiveFleet

Dakka Forum: Faction Rankings in 40k? Which armies are currently most competitive? which arent?

Posted: 2017-02-23 19:59:07
Forum post by Akaiyou, 44 responses at time of this post.

Short version
I tried to look up tournament results for all 2015 40k tournaments and found that theres no place that has a listing of all named tourneys and results. So the next best thing is to ask you guys, what are the rankings based on tournament performance and overall perceived codex strength of all current factions (codices/supplements) in 40k?

Long version
recently I played a game versus my friend an Astra Militarum (so hard not to call them Imperial Guard...) player. Where I fielded my Grey Knights army (second time playing them since new codex). My friend quit 40k long ago, and as a returning player we kept it simple at 1,000 pts. His army had some infantry, a basilisk, a leman russ battle tank, a vendetta and a chimera for his command squad. My Grey Knights were 2 full units of interceptors, a 5-man strike squad bare bones and a 5-man terminator squad bare bones and a brother captain.

I figured it should be an easy win for him since to my knowledge and online research Grey Knights in power armour are the worst of the worst in the new GK codex. Considering he had a bunch of AP3 pie plates I figured it would be a short fun game to get his feet wet and a foolproof Guard victory. I got first turn, deployed my interceptors combat squads shunted turn 1 right to his door and incinerated most of his infantry. A fun little gimmick I thought and basically waited for him to crush my guys with pie plates.

Long story short, I ended up winning the game by a landslide. My friend felt that I used a tournament list for a friendly game and that it was Grey Knights cheese (to his recollection Grey Knights from 5th ed were the boogieman). I told him that it was the complete opposite and that from my perspective his army list was much more competitive than mine and that Astra Militarum is used more frequently in competitive play than Grey Knights. And is in my op...

Post continues at https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/681649.page

Dakka Gallery: Adepticon 2014, Crystal Brush

Posted: 2017-02-23 18:59:07
By IceAngel

Dakka Gallery: Another Great Image!

Posted: 2017-02-23 17:59:07
Taken with a Canon DIGITAL IXUS 65
Unknown creator

Dakka Gallery: Another Great Image!

Posted: 2017-02-23 16:59:07
Taken with a SAMSUNG PL100 / SAMSUNG TL205 / VLUU PL100 / SAMSUNG PL101
Unknown creator

Dakka Gallery: Cobra Vhac 2

Posted: 2017-02-23 15:59:07
Taken with a Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. PSP-300
By Dimka

Dakka Gallery: Blood Angels vs Slaanesh

Posted: 2017-02-23 14:59:07
By ivankaiser

Dakka Gallery: Civilian, Noble, Palace, Priest, Servitors

Posted: 2017-02-23 13:59:07
Taken with a FUJIFILM FinePix S5700 S700
By the.skippster

Dakka Gallery: Comparison, Conversion, Epic, Imperial, Knights, Scratch Build, Size, Space, Space Marines

Posted: 2017-02-23 12:59:07
By Paule

Dakka Gallery: Imperial Fists Space Marines Tactical Squad

Posted: 2017-02-23 10:59:07
By Hendarion

Dakka Daily Poll: What are your thoughts on kickstarter?

Posted: 2017-02-23 09:59:07
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Dakka Forum: A Codex Rewrite Project

Posted: 2017-02-23 09:59:07
Forum post by Teetengee, 45 responses at time of this post.

Hello Folks, those of you who frequent the Bolter and Chainsword might recognize me, but I have come here because I need to talk xenos. About a year back, I started a codex rewrite project for Chaos, in part as an exercise, and in part because my play group was willing to let me play with it. This project has sort of spiraled in scale, so now I am working on some xenos codices too. I am hoping primarily for some input on those, particularly because I do not play them very often, and I am sure I am going to miss important things about what sorts of stuff people who play those codices actually like to do.

IMPORTANT CAVEAT, PARTICULARLY TO GW, IF YOU ARE WATCHING: I have done complete rewrites of this as best as I can, therefore it should be impossible to reverse engineer any of official GW product from these rules. Additionally, I have no intention of ever making any money of these, so I believe it should fall under fair use laws. Any IP of GWs is entirely their own.

So, here is the stuff I have been working on:
Chaos and related:
Here is what I have so far, still very much WIP:
Traitors and Heretics
Scholars and Madmen
Killers and Warriors
Ruiners and Defilers
Debauchees and Extremists
Warmachines and Auxiliaries
Renegade Legio
Miscellaneous Dataslates
Formations and Detachments
Also this project is designed to work alongside a modification to the Psychic disciplines, for better balance. Still WIP, but mostly usable I think.

So, most of that has seen some level of playtesting in my play group (and once outside that I know of) and some level of critique from both within and without my playgroup. All good stuff.

I just finished a first version of the Necron Codex. By the way, I don't feel that the necron codex as is, is necessarily unbalanced, I just don't think it is very fun to play with/against. So thi...

Post continues at https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/700740.page

Dakka Gallery: Another Great Image!

Posted: 2017-02-23 08:59:07
Taken with a FUJIFILM FinePix S1800
Unknown creator

Dakka Gallery: Vivisector Cult : The Eminent One

Posted: 2017-02-23 07:59:07
By KernelTerror

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