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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?

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"All Is Dust!" An Alternate Future Thousand Sons Blog- Pyrae Cult pg. 14
Updated: 2017-02-25 01:51:03
The Sisterhood of Hebdanod- Sepulcar and Sister
Updated: 2017-02-25 12:57:56
YellowSkin's Angels Revenant
Updated: 2017-02-25 12:33:48
Featured Articles
Starting with the Cryx Battlebox
Three Color Searforge Army for Warmachine - Part 2
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
The emperor?s beard #214: They can get him bionic eyes later @ BoLS
40K: Paint Versus Participation @ BoLS
Hoppo?s Pies ? What?s in the Filling? @ 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: Grot Shaman

Posted: 2017-02-25 12:59:07
By Broedrost

Dakka Gallery: Thunderfire Techmarine

Posted: 2017-02-25 11:59:07
By Melcavuk

Dakka Gallery: Chaos Knight, Daemons, Renegade, Slaanesh

Posted: 2017-02-25 10:59:07
Unknown creator

Dakka Daily Poll: What GW specialist game woyld you like to see back more?

Posted: 2017-02-25 09:59:07
What GW specialist game woyld you like to see back more?
Battlefleet Gothic
Epic 40k
Blood Bowl
Dark Future
Aeronautica Imperialis

View Results / Discussion

Dakka Gallery: Chaos, Daemon Prince, Daemons, Greated Deamon

Posted: 2017-02-25 09:59:07
By Seemann

Dakka Gallery: ig Building Back Side

Posted: 2017-02-25 08:59:07
Taken with a Canon PowerShot SX130 IS
By octar

Dakka Gallery: Zoat Final

Posted: 2017-02-25 07:59:07
By Nevelon

Dakka Gallery: Bolt Action Board Build

Posted: 2017-02-25 06:59:07
Unknown creator

Dakka Gallery: 18 Wheeler, Orks, Trukk

Posted: 2017-02-25 05:59:07
Unknown creator

Dakka Gallery: Hescus Bastions

Posted: 2017-02-25 04:59:07
By STC Buildings

Dakka Gallery: Locust

Posted: 2017-02-25 03:59:07
By Crazy Ivan

Dakka Gallery: Master Belarius Watching tv

Posted: 2017-02-25 02:59:07

Dakka Gallery: Nathaniel

Posted: 2017-02-25 01:59:07
Unknown creator

Dakka Forum: How is finecast acceptable for a company to sell?

Posted: 2017-02-25 00:59:07
Forum post by Don Savik, 67 responses at time of this post.

With the release of Gathering Storm part Deus I decided I should finally get my eldar up and functional. I bought some fire dragons thinking 'eh, last time I bought finecast it wasn't THAT bad'. That's not a thing anyone should be saying to rationalize your garbage product.

The fire dragons were AWFUL. At first glance they didn't look so bad because they didn't have a lot covering their bodies to the sprue, but the ENTIRE model was covered in little finecrap bits. Every soulstone was surrounded in them. Their lower back was a big fused blob of resin. Places literally impossible to file down well. After hours of getting them 'clean' of these bits they looked terrible. I now know why most eldar armies use plastic jetbikes and wraiths.....because the alternative is a nightmare.

Now, call me an idiot for buying finecast, sure. I rolled the dice and failed miserably on that one. But how is it acceptable for a company as big as GW to keep peddling this garbage? Every single employee, Duncan included, HAS to know how terrible this stuff is. And I know about the customer service being 'good', but I don't want to sift through boxes of fire dragons until I find ones that are the least horrible. To me, that's an even worse thing to expect your customers to have to go through. As someone who likes aspect warriors I'm very dissapointed. >:(

Dakka Forum: What do you keep in a 40k re write?

Posted: 2017-02-24 23:59:07
Forum post by Lanrak, 90 responses at time of this post.

Hi folks.
Rather than limit what you would like to change in the 40k rules to 'X changes' in a 40k re write.

If the entire rule set was wiped out and you were writing the rules for the 5th ed size game and all of its units..(With the view of adding 7th ed units as an expansion.)
From a complete blank page.

Looking at the basic game mechanics and resolution methods.(Not additional or special rules.)

What basic things would you keep?If the rules you were writing had the design brief of focus on clarity , brevity and elegance.(From Rick Priestly Head of game development /Creative director.)

Examples of current game mechanics, resolution methods...
3 stage damage resolution,dice size, alternating game turn.(IGO UGO.) stat lines,etc.

Dakka Gallery: Red Scorpions Centurion Devastator Sergeant

Posted: 2017-02-24 22:59:07
By Relaxdesign Minis

Dakka Gallery: Death Corps, Imperial Guard

Posted: 2017-02-24 21:59:07
Unknown creator

Dakka Forum: Rogue Trader-esque spaceport warbands and characters, formerly: 'Help me come up with some f...

Posted: 2017-02-24 20:59:07
Forum post by Ynneadwraith, 46 responses at time of this post.

Well, I've been thinking of expanding into some of the other factions that GW does (I've been all Eldar so far), but I really don't want to get into making another complete army as I haven't finished my exodite one yet!

I also really like it when people go a little deeper into the more civilian background of 40k, and make stuff that's less about epic planet-wide battles and a little more realpolitik/realistic.

So, I had the idea of making some sort of spaceport just beyond the fringes of Imperial space. Owned and operated by a Rogue Trader, it would be a sort of 'hive of scum and villainy'/Mos Eisley-esque amalgamation of mercenaries, waifs, strays and various other minor factions all (tentatively) coexisting out of necessity.

So, I've tried to come up with some factions that I can have a go at modelling :)

1. Eldar Corsairs (easy kitbash of Dark Eldar, CWE and Harlequins)
2. Mining Union (GSC bodies with Skitarii Vanguard heads. I'll leave the GSC amulets in place as a hint that all might not be as it seems with this faction)
3. Tau Emissaries (Water Caste diplomat with Fire Warrior/Drone bodyguards. Would let me use some of the kickass Tau propaganda posters about on scenery)
4. Renegade Marines (not chaos, just on the run. Inspired by these: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/330/584689.page#7523617. Really, everything on this thread is a massive inspiration)
5. Adeptus Mechanicus Explorators (a Magos with some Skitarii bodyguards looking for archaeotech on the fringes of the Imperium)
6. Kroot Kindred (Kroot mercs, just cos Kroot are awesome)
7. Ork Freebootaz (Flash Gitz are pretty much tailor-made for this, with a splrinkling of lackeys and grots)
8. Imperial Pilgrims (Empire Flagellants with shotguns bringing the faith of the Emperor to this dark corner!)
9. Knight World Questing Knight-Errant and company (kitbashed Empire State...

Post continues at https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/709686.page

Dakka Gallery: Thunderwolf Cavalry

Posted: 2017-02-24 19:59:07
By redravon

Dakka Gallery: Dinosaur, Orcs, Warhammer Fantasy

Posted: 2017-02-24 18:59:07
Unknown creator

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