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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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The (Mini) Details of Dr H: Now Building: Noxious Blightbringer / Now Painting: Hellblasters.
Updated: 2018-09-22 21:10:03
A Squeaky WAAAAGH!!!! (updated September 23rd: doomchicken painted)
Updated: 2018-09-23 11:37:54
Khorne's Eternal Hunt - The World Eaters' 4th assault company: Second Renegade Armiger WIP
Updated: 2018-07-29 14:03:21
Featured Articles
KR Multicase User Guide : ArbitorIan's cases
Sculpting the insaniak way: Purity Seals
Starting with the Four Star Syndicate
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: New Necron ?Heavy Construct? Coming From Forge World @ BoLS
40K: Wake The Dead ? Deal Or No Deal Pricing Breakdown @ BoLS
Humor: X-Wing 2 ? Things That Didn?t Make the Cut @ 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: Formations in 8E (no really, hear me out)

Posted: 2018-09-24 16:59:07
Forum post by Galef, 36 responses at time of this post.

I know these were horrible in 7E, but certain mechanics now exist that can make Formations work in 8E
Instead of granting "free" stuff or silly special rules, why not have Formations simple grant Obsec and additional CPs for certain themed detachments?

For example, Saim-Hann Windrider detachment could be:
1 Skyrunner Farseer or Skyrunner Autarch
1 Skyrunner Warlock or Warlock Skyrunner Conclave
3 units of Windriders
Optional 1 unit of Shining Spears and/or 1 unit of Vypers

Must be Saim-Hann. Windriders gain ObSec, 3-4CPs

Nothing too fancy, just Obsec and extra CPs (but still less than a Battalion). Similar can be applied to Deathwing, or really any themed list.
Chapter Approved could eventually release a massive list of such Formations


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Dakka Forum: TK AoS 2nd edition?

Posted: 2018-09-24 15:59:07
Forum post by Niiai, 36 responses at time of this post.

I never played AoS in 1. edition. How are tomb kings in 2. edition? Is either the official datacards or the unnoficial armybook usefull?

Dakka Forum: Is terrain lagging behind other areas of the hobby?

Posted: 2018-09-24 14:59:07
Forum post by spaceelf, 36 responses at time of this post.

In the past several years we have seen the rise of MDF terrain and the like. Game mats have also become very popular. Few people would argue that such terrain is superior to resin or plastic terrain. You need only look at Wyrds new plastic terrain to be reminded of how nice terrain can be. I am of course biased. In many instances I view MDF terrain to be the equivalent of playing with cardboard cutouts. Not that it is bad, but why spend the money on minis, when you are playing with cutout buildings? It just seems inconsistent.

Most of us cherish highly detailed resin casts, and beautiful sculpting in the miniatures we buy. However, these values seem to get lost in our purchases of terrain. Is terrain getting the short end of the stick in the hobby?

Dakka Forum: Impact! Miniatures Presents: The Lost KS Mini Project (Kicktarter, Live)

Posted: 2018-09-24 13:59:07
Forum post by OrlandotheTechnicoloured, 36 responses at time of this post.


Not All Minis go to Heaven

Impact! believes that lost and forgotten or unmade miniatures shouldn't stay lost to the hard drive abyss they've been relegated to.

Whether they were from discontinued lines, failed or undelivered projects we think they deserve to be resurected, brought into the light, and that's why this project is dedicated that end.

Today we give you a chance to get minis that are either no longer available, or never made it the light of day.

Over the past year Impact! has reached out to different Kickstarter Creators whose lines of miniatures failed to fund, were never got delivered or finished, or simply were discontinued after an initial printing run.

We've licensed or outright purchased everything shown in this project and now all that is left raise the capital for molds and materials and bring these amazing miniatures to backers to you, your friends, and your families and for gamers on tables everywhere

?Miniatures from the discontinued board game Wizard's Academy
?Miniatures from the closed company ZN Games
?Miniatures from the discontinued line for Breachworld by Jason Richards
?Miniatures from the discontinued line by Hivetrygon Minis
?Miniatures from closed company Soul Jar
?Miniatures from the failed to fund KickStarter Dawn of the Archmage
?Miniatures from the failed KickStarter Torn Armor


One of the group of STL files I was able to purchase was the STLs from the Torn Armor KS project that funded but failed to deliver. While I have no connection to that project at all, I will work with you to get you some/all of the miniatures at cost + shipping. I set up a special $2 reward level to assist with handling this.


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Dakka Forum: Flash Gitz guns looks too good?!?!

Posted: 2018-09-24 12:59:07
Forum post by HexHammer, 36 responses at time of this post.

Just seen some of the guns of the Flash Gitz, imo they looks too good and something one could expect from the empire, not some clunky impractical stuff that has been clad together by some half witz.

- barrels of a multi barreled "gatling'ish" gun should have different lengths
- have decorative non funct barrels pointing different directions

Dakka Gallery: Imperial Guard, Last Stand, Scions

Posted: 2018-09-24 11:59:07
Unknown creator

Dakka Forum: Have you ever had the "You're Using the Wrong Marines" WYSIWYG argument?

Posted: 2018-09-24 10:59:07
Forum post by cuda1179, 36 responses at time of this post.

For those of us with larger collections it really is only a matter of time before something "outside" the faction makes it's way into our armies. Now, arguing about models from other lines or 3rd party manufacturers are enough of a sole crusher, but I've seen some rather eyeroll moments over the years:

1. "Are those loyalist marines just painted to look like Chaos Marines?" Yes, I know many people that have armies like this. Personally I don't see the problem. Loyalists turn sides all the time.

2. "Are those X chapter marines in Y Chapter colors?" I'm not talking WYSIWYG with weapons, just colors. Yes, some of those robed DA marines are painted as Black templars, get over it.

3. "That's technically not WYSIWYG". I got called out on this once. My GK terminators (6th edition I think) were resin FW Tartaros terminators with handheld storm bolters and Thunderhammers (not actual deamon hammers). Also I have a SW Rune Priest converted from a BA Sanguinary Guard (just used the body, legs, jump pack) that seems to cause confusion once in a while.

4. "Those are Fantasy Orcs." Yes, my slugga boys are Savage Orcs with Ork Boyz arms.

I've seen other eyerolly moments like these over the years, mostly from a couple certain TFG types. I know people like this exist, just wondering how widespread or frequently they pop up.

Now as for examples 1 and 2, if someone has generic "flavor of the month" marines that keep switching factions, I understand the complaint. If you paint a tactical marine as a Knight Lord, and he stays a Knight Lord permanently, that's something else.

Dakka Daily Poll: How much time do you spend painting one basic troop type miniature?

Posted: 2018-09-24 09:59:07
How much time do you spend painting one basic troop type miniature?
A few minutes
Half an hour
One hour
Several hours
Several days
Several weeks
I dont paint
Other (write in)

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Dakka Gallery: Airtruk

Posted: 2018-09-23 10:59:07
By Brushfire

Dakka Daily Poll: How many tabletop games do you play in an average month?

Posted: 2018-09-23 09:59:07
How many tabletop games do you play in an average month?
Several per week
Once per week
Once every two weeks
Once every month
Less than once a month
I dont play

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Dakka Forum: [40K] Wake the Dead (new boxed set - Primaris vs Eldar)

Posted: 2018-09-22 20:59:07
Forum post by bullyboy, 36 responses at time of this post.

I wondered why the Regimental Standard episode mentioned ghostwarriors for Eldar

Viglius stands on the precipice. War has shaken it from without and within, as Genestealer Cults wage a shadowy war against the Space Wolves and the Adeptus Mechanicus, while Ork warbands patrol the wastes between cities. This planet ? a fragile thread that joins the sundered halves on the Imperium ? is on the verge of collapse.

A mission of salvation by the warriors of Saim-hann has turned into a blood feud between the Imperium and that craftworld ? and now, upon the streets of Vigilus, the Ultramarines prepare for urban war with the vengeful Aeldari?

Wake the Dead is a new battlebox that continues the developing story of Vigilus, as the guerrilla war beneath the planet?s surface tilts into global conflict. Inside, you?ll find two armies ? a conclave of Craftworlds warriors and an elite strike force of Primaris Space Marines.

Each of these armies is led by a brand-new plastic Character, with a Primaris Lieutenant and a Spiritseer:

Thanks to the campaign book in the box, you?ll be able to play through this chapter in the developing story of Vigilus yourself with a series of narrative missions, datasheets and matched play points included in the set. If you?re looking to get a friend started with Warhammer 40,000 or want to learn yourself, this is a great way to begin.

Like the Tooth and Claw and Forgebane battleboxes before it, Wake The Dead will save you a huge chunk of money co...

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Dakka Gallery: 28mm Colonial Marines Aliens

Posted: 2018-09-22 19:59:07
Unknown creator

Dakka Gallery: 03098: Astrid, Female Chronicler.

Posted: 2018-09-22 18:59:07
By Carrero Arts

Dakka Gallery: Ashardalon, Dragon, Dungeons And Dragons

Posted: 2018-09-22 17:59:07
By JoyrexJ9

Dakka Gallery: Aryllon, Blanchitsu, Blightking, Blightknight, Chaos, Chaosdwarf, Conversion, Cult, Cultist

Posted: 2018-09-22 16:59:07
By Aryllon

Dakka Forum: Dealing with gunline armies in turn 1.

Posted: 2018-09-22 15:59:07
Forum post by MagicCookie54, 36 responses at time of this post.

Given the recent (and quite successful) addressing of turn 1 deepstrike armies with the beta rule turn one has become less of a game breaking turn. However against static gunline armies such as IG or Tau it's still not uncommon to lose a major portion of units on turn one, even if you set up in cover. Especially since you havent had an opportunity to pop smoke or similar things.

To address this i have a couple of ideas.
The most drastic would be a blanket -1 to hit at shooting on turn 1, this should allow both teams to get a full compliment of shots off turn one as things like wiping out vehicles becomes a lot less likely, which helps in gunline vs gunline battles. It also means that taking on a gunline as a melee based army becomes easier to manage as you have a turn of 'softened' fire while you close in. The main problem with this is it means extremely mobile armies like drukhari become much stronger as they can already quickly close the gap so it might mean they reach the gunline having taken virtually no damage.

Slightly softer options would include counting all models as moving on turn one as they 'set up on the battlefield' meaning the -1 only applies to heavy weapons and not to heavier vehicles, or allowing a 'pre-turn 1' where both sides can do preliminary defensive abilities. Then make a list of popping smoke, defensive physic powers, and such that can be done in this pre-turn

Dakka Gallery: Cosplay, Nurgle

Posted: 2018-09-22 14:59:07
By SickSick6

Dakka Gallery: Empire, Warhammer Fantasy

Posted: 2018-09-22 13:59:07
Unknown creator

Dakka Gallery: The Underboys 2

Posted: 2018-09-22 12:59:07
Unknown creator

Dakka Gallery: Big City Lights Toy-bash 6

Posted: 2018-09-22 11:59:07
By Erik the Red

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