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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 Brotherhood (mostly Death Guard, current project Limbo: Saga of Noadin)
Updated: 2021-04-20 13:40:59
Marcus' 2021 log- For Gondor!
Updated: 2021-04-20 20:58:41
Warp Wanderers : Chaos warbands in the Eye of Terror
Updated: 2021-04-20 20:41:44
Featured Articles
Terrain: 6' x 4' Urban Base board
Sculpting chains!
Gaming Podcasts
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
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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!


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: Where Astronauts Are Born

Posted: 2021-04-20 19:59:07
By Klaus, not Santa

Sponsor Pres Release:
StackaRack Kickstarter

Posted: 2021-03-18 20:00:00

Hey everybody, we (the team behind Dakka and Spiral Arm Studios, creators of Maelstrom's Edge) have a Kickstarter currently running for an amazing new hobby product, the StackaRack.

Please come check out our kickstarter campaign page today to find out more.


Dakka Gallery: Chosen 1

Posted: 2021-04-20 18:59:07
By SalemGamorrah

Dakka Gallery: Realmgorjas

Posted: 2021-04-20 17:59:07
By Vyrullax

Dakka Gallery: Ork Kommando

Posted: 2021-04-20 16:59:07

Dakka Gallery: Valkyrie & Scions Squad

Posted: 2021-04-20 15:59:07
By Angels&Wolves

Dakka Gallery: Humor, Imperial Fists, Painting, Primaris, Yellow

Posted: 2021-04-20 14:59:07
By feltmonkey

Dakka Gallery: Chaos Space Marines, Conversion, Daemonettes, Dreadnought, Emperor's Children, Noise Marines

Posted: 2021-04-20 13:59:07
By edwardmyst

Dakka Gallery: Vostroyan HellHammer

Posted: 2021-04-20 12:59:07
By Tommie Soule

Dakka Forum: Who would you like to see returned from the old world, and why?

Posted: 2021-04-20 11:59:07
Forum post by Redseer, 36 responses at time of this post.

It seems like with every major event,or faction unveiling we find ourselves witnessing the return of old characters that made the Old World great. Most recently Sigvald returned, and before him the Lumineth had Eltharion returned. It got me thinking of the characters id most like to have back, and I decided that if I had the choice, I would bring Korhil back. His Death was a painful one as he was tortured and killed by his friend Tyrion after he tried and failed to get the Widow Maker away from him. I can imagine that when Tyrion returned to sanity after his rebirth that he was probably overwhelmed by grief, but we never really got to explore that.
I was wondering who the community would like to bring back, and why?

Dakka Forum: It's happened, Primaris Orks are coming.

Posted: 2021-04-20 10:59:07
Forum post by Eonfuzz, 37 responses at time of this post.

Not quite Boyz, not quite nobz, but better than a boy.
I'm personally upset about this. Why not just release a redesign? Why for all intents an purposes design a Slugga Boy +1.
We have Nobz for that? We have Skarboyz for that?


Dakka Daily Poll: What would you most like to bring into your army from another?

Posted: 2021-04-20 09:59:07
What would you most like to bring into your army from another?
A Weapon
A Special Rule
A Tank
A Monstrous Creature
A piece of Wargear
A Psychic Power
Other (write in)

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Dakka Gallery: The Mandalorian

Posted: 2021-04-19 12:59:07
By Paradigm

Dakka Forum: 3rd Edition Guard Doctrines, Thoughts and Queries

Posted: 2021-04-19 11:59:07
Forum post by kurhanik, 36 responses at time of this post.

So in a fit of nostalgia I am tooling around with the old 3rd edition Guard codex (the doctrine one), and while I love the doctrine system, and always knew they were not well balanced with each other, the sheer variance of the good vs the bad is kind of crazy to me. Some of the options were basically clear auto takes or upgrades, while others actively made you worse off, and the cost of making a custom regiment was losing 10 specific units, with probably 6 or 7 of them being the worst units in the codex.

The ones that stand out to me the most are spending a regiment point and 2 points per model to lose your lasguns and get a close combat weapon and laspistol, and the simple fact that you don't actually get enough regiment points to buy back the lost units, meaning you could theoretically make the worst custom regiment ever by picking 5 units and nothing else. Compared to this, another option is giving all of your infantry Deep Strike for free.

Since the codex is no longer a living thing, and I'm only really going to be tooling around with it with one or two friends, I'm just curious what house rules others might have had back in the day (or still use now) to rejigger the balance a bit.

Some that immediately come to mind for me is 1 regiment point = 2 lost units, so that the "generic" regiment is simply one that spent all of its points on units, or reducing the cost of basically all of the equipment doctrines (besides camo cloaks) by 5-10 points per unit (and just making Warrior Weapons free, considering it removes lasguns from your units in exchange for being mildly better at close combat).

So, what are your house rules / edits, and does anyone have any fond memories of the codex? Also what regiments did you roll with back in the day? The little experience I had with the book (back in 4th) I used it solely for inducted units with Daemon Hunters, so I never actually used the doctrines myself (until now).

Dakka Gallery: Lava Table

Posted: 2021-04-19 10:59:07
By Merlin

Dakka Daily Poll: What 28mm Base Style Do You Like Most?

Posted: 2021-04-19 09:59:07
What 28mm Base Style Do You Like Most?
Circular Standard (40k, LOTR, Infinity)
Square Standard (WHFB)
No bases (big creatures balancing on legs)
Small, supporting structure only (basic Mantic)
Lipped, curved and circular (Warmachine/Hordes)
Other (write in)

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Dakka Forum: Discussing your roster with opponent and "hidden" gear

Posted: 2021-04-19 08:59:07
Forum post by edwardmyst, 36 responses at time of this post.

Looking for how people feel about sharing things about your army with your opponent. I know the old share roster etc, but often opponents don't have time or inclination (and sometimes, knowledge) to completely understand an army roster.

I am not a fan of the "gotcha" nature 40k has taken (my opinion, I know).
So, for example, recently I have started using Incursors as a good take and hold an objective squad. What are people's thoughts on telling/reminding opponent's about the Haywire mine? (only effective if the unit is charged). Do you tell your oppenent at the beginning of the game? Assume since he looked at your roster he will remember that unit has one, or remind if he looks to charge them etc?

My games are almost entirely friendly, so my group would give a warning. Perhaps a simple "don't forget the Haywire mine" when the unit is moved on the objective. And of course any opponent who asks what's that unit, what do they do etc gets told.

Recently, at a tournament, I had an opponent not tell me what relic a character was carrying, even when I asked "What unit is that again?" He told me the unit name (some sort of necron HQ I'd never heard of) and their standard gun, but not the special relic they had. His justification was I didn't ask about the relic. When he revealed it I just nodded, took the result, and went on. I might have been angry, but it turned out ineffective and I destroyed the HQ anyway. It wasn't the way my group plays, so for me it wasn't the friendly spirit of the game. Another opinion, I know.

Where are you on things like that?

Dakka Forum: Largest army you ever fielded?

Posted: 2021-04-19 07:59:07
Forum post by Matt Swain, 36 responses at time of this post.

Just curious: What is the largest number of models you ever fielded as a single army?

i saw s0me batreps with some whopping huge numbers of models, like grot screen in an ork horde, and it just made me wonder what is the alrgest number of models some people here ever fielded.

Dakka Forum: Animalistic Spirits of Fenris? - A Space Wolves Lore question.

Posted: 2021-04-19 06:59:07
Forum post by GrapeApe, 63 responses at time of this post.

Just asking all the Space Wolves fans a question -

So per the Fluff, the Rune Priests tend to rationalize their psyker powers of being "not part of the Warp" by making reference to the Animalistic Spirits of Fenris..... Not so much as said spirits showing up, but rather as the "source" of their powers.

So 3 questions:

1.) So... Freki the Fierce and Geri the Cunning a la "Fury of the Wolf Spirits" are actually..... Daemons right? Daemons in the sense of anything that's hanging around the Warp is a Daemon (Kaldor Draigo not withstanding although he might as well be :D )

2.) Have any "Wolf spirits" ever made an appearance in any of the Fluff or BL fiction?

3.) Is this also the position taken by the 13th Company's Rune Priests...since well, they actually had to crawl around the Warp/Eye of Terror with their Wulfen brethren for so long?

Dakka Gallery: Gargant, Orks, Stompa, Titan

Posted: 2021-04-19 05:59:07
Unknown creator

Dakka Forum: The price of gaming

Posted: 2021-04-19 04:59:07
Forum post by aphyon, 36 responses at time of this post.

So this thought came up while i was in the 40K golden age topic when posters were pointing out the financial costs of hobbies.

For the brain exercise-
What are the average costs of a fully playable army at retail for various games.

Now i understand this is not the true costs of modeling supplies and time or the sweet deals you may have scored on second hand minis and such or "extra" stuff you decided to add on to your army later. to keep a base line i am just going retail costs for models not including books

i will go through some of mine

classic battletech

.The good-you only need 4 or 5 minis to build a base army depending on rather it is clan or inner sphere.
.The "bad" it is a heavy lore based universe so there are hundreds and hundreds of various minis that are available

The cost
for most of the last decade roughly $15 a mini prior to that it was about $10 but the new plastics have dropped the price back to those levels.

so on the high end $60-$90 for a full army

i started in MKI and the average cost for an amy was consistently $120-$140 for a full 10 mini army pricing going up for including the bigger models like TAGs


This one varies wildly depending on the points level and how many big models you have in an army.
My base 50 point khador list currently runs-$317-12 models

My BFG fleet when i got it new
a battleship, grand cruiser and 3 cruiser packs with FW thunderhawks for BFG scale-around $150

DUST 1947

This one varies alot because you can choose to play less or more depending if you want
.kits/primed and assembled minis/fully pro painted and assembled minis

the cost difference for a 5 man infantry unit breaks down as $25/$35/$65

the up side is that there are far less models needed to build a full army

My US heavy ranger force consists of 3 heavy ranger units, ranger c...

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