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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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Warp Wanderers : Chaos warbands in the Eye of Terror
Updated: 2021-08-02 10:34:12
ZenBadger's return to 40K
Updated: 2021-08-02 20:05:52
Nurgle Polar Bear themed army
Updated: 2017-10-29 05:28:43
Featured Articles
Creating Banner Art in Powerpoint
Banners
Flames of War Buildings
Terrain
Starting with the Khador Battlebox
Khador
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
Amazon?s Giant ?Lord of the Rings? Series Has a Release Date, Teaser Image @ BoLS
Warhammer 40K: Ultramar ? Five Hundred Worlds, Under Guilliman @ BoLS
Warhammer 40K: Four Things I?d Change In 9th Edition @ 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 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!

Forums

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.

Articles

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.

DCMs

Help keep Dakkadakka.com running by becoming a DCM (Dakka Contributing Member) and enjoy a ton of perks for doing a good deed! For a small donation of only $25 a year you gain the following benefits:
  • Surf with ease! Get an ad-free site.
  • Be a celebrity! Get a 'DCM' marker in the forum listings and under your username.
  • Name yourself! Create your own custom title in the forums.
  • Expand your conversation! Post and chat in a private DCM forum.
Dakka Blog

Dakka Daily Poll: How much time do you spend removing mould lines from a basic troop type model?


Posted: 2021-08-03 09:59:07
How much time do you spend removing mould lines from a basic troop type model?
A minute
Several minutes
Half an hour
More that an hour
I dont bother removing them
I dont paint or collect models
Other (write in)


View Results / Discussion

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Posted: 2021-07-13 18:00:00


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Dakka Gallery: no Surrender (3)


Posted: 2021-08-02 16:59:07
By Warpig1815

Dakka Forum: Looking for voice actors


Posted: 2021-08-02 15:59:07
Forum post by 24framez, 36 responses at time of this post.

Hello my fellow 40k enthusiasts.

As this is my first post on this site I wanna cut quick to the subject;
I'm a big fan of w40k and animation (especially fan based animations of 40k), and in the recent years I've been in the progress of making a short stop-motion movie taking place in the Warhammer 40k universe.

But for this work I would really be in need for some suitable voice actors. The "fitting voices" needed would be for characters such as; Terminators, Chaos cultists, Inquisitor, (some what in that spectrum)
So if anybody on this site is interested, or know any one that would be, write to me and maybe we could figure something out :)

Btw; I will not be making any money out of this project due to it just being a fan made movie and will assumingly have copywrighted sound in it.
Your username (or real name if u please) will of course be credited.


I've been creating smaller 40k movies in the past years that you can watch on my youtube channel, and due to me being new on Dakka Dakka I can't post any links, but if you type in Unleash Hell 40k on youtube, (or just look up my username on there: 24Framez) you will see my latest work so you get a feeling of what it's all about.

Throwing this thread out here in the warp to see what happens, have a good one!
/ 24framez








Dakka Gallery: Greater Brass Scorpion


Posted: 2021-08-02 14:59:07
Taken with a Canon PowerShot A3300 IS
By draco0069

Dakka Gallery: Primaris Captain in Gravis Armour


Posted: 2021-08-02 13:59:07
By infilTRAITOR

Dakka Gallery: Ultramarines


Posted: 2021-08-02 12:59:07
By Skumle Rafte

Dakka Gallery: Another Great Image!


Posted: 2021-08-02 11:59:07
Taken with a VIVICAM VIVICAM-4345
Unknown creator

Dakka Forum: Why Don?t Marines Have Refractor Fields Built Into Their Armour?


Posted: 2021-08-02 10:59:07
Forum post by Jarms48, 36 responses at time of this post.

It?s a question that?s just dawned on me.

In-game many Inquisitors, Tech-priests, Guard Company Commanders and even lowly Platoon Commanders have them. If the Imperial Guard numbers in the Quadrillions then there must be Trillions of Lieutenants with refractor fields.

That begs the question, why doesn?t space marine power armour have them inbuilt? Take the Halo universe as an example and their Spartan armour. It?s basically power armour, but also has energy shielding. Refractor fields are uncommon to be given to individual soldiers, but common enough to be given to every junior officer and above.

Refractor fields could tank a lascannon or krak missile hit, while the power armour absorbs everything else. It could be a sensible middle ground between power armour and terminator armour. Terminator armour doesn?t even need it, and marine captains/chapter masters have their iron halos so they don?t need them either.

Just thought it was interesting.

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


Posted: 2021-08-02 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)


View Results / Discussion

Sponsor Press Release:
Battle Foam Super Summer Sale


Posted: 2021-08-02 06:59:59


It might be hot where you are, but we make no apologies for making it hotter with our Super Summer Sale!

Stock up on all of our great products and invest in the best storage and transportation for your minis with Battle Foam!

The Sale starts Wednesday August 4th 2021 at 9:01 PM PST and runs through Sunday August 8th 2021 11:59 PM PST.


Free Shipping on Orders:
$400 or more for the US Website
350 or more for UK Website


10% DISCOUNT
Bag Bundles


20% DISCOUNT
All Magna Rack Products


25% DISCOUNT
Everything else


50% DISCOUNT
Privateer Press Bags Empty (UK Only)
Infinity Alpha Bag 2.0 Empty (UK Only)
PACK Mini 2.0 Empty (UK Only)
EVA Mini Empty
EVA C4 Empty



Dakka Gallery: Toy Tower 02


Posted: 2021-08-02 03:59:07
Unknown creator

Dakka Forum: Comparing 8th Codex Rules to 9th Codex Rules


Posted: 2021-08-02 02:59:07
Forum post by Unit1126PLL, 36 responses at time of this post.

I wanted to offer some commentary on a phenomenon I've seen floating around, and we'll call it "current isn't current" (newspeak; it requires doublethink! :D )

A lot of the time I see people compare a unit from an 8th edition (but still current) book (e.g. CWE or IG) to a similar unit from a 9th edition book, and people often say "well, that's an invalid comparison because it's 8th edition codex so of course it's worse."

But... why is it an invalid comparison? Both are current rules for those units, over a whole year into an edition (which will likely last 2 or 3 years, based on prior patterns).

The "current rules" for an army are the current rules, and inevitably at the current release rate some armies will spend the majority of 9th with 8th edition books. Are people not allowed to compare them to 9th edition books until it's nearly 10th?

In general, this post serves to point out that you should compare "current rules for similar units" regardless of edition of release. If we've become so inured to GW's shenanigans that we say "well, of course the X book is better than the Y book, because the Y book is older, and you're dumb to even compare them", then I think we've crossed into full-on powercreep mode, except this time it's okay because it's demarcated by an edition line.

So, a proposal:
If GW wants to change design paradigms, they should design each army to the new paradigm and release them all at once. This means that:
1) You don't end up with powercreep (i.e. newer=better)
2) You don't end up shifting paradigms between codex releases (this used to happen all the time with GW, and will almost certainly again)
3) Your game is balanced for all players, meaning that "old" books are just as good as "new" books (or rather, eliminating this distinction entirely).

Furthermore, the playerbase should agitate for this type of change, rather than tolerating the "newer=automatically better and you're a fool to compare backwards" mindset.

Dakka Gallery: Progress


Posted: 2021-08-02 01:59:07
By RobertsMinis

Dakka Gallery: Desert Punk


Posted: 2021-08-02 00:59:07
By Connann

Dakka Forum: Lonestars 40K


Posted: 2021-08-01 23:59:07
Forum post by L.star, 36 responses at time of this post.

So, I finally decided to start a new blog for my 40k projects. I came back to the hobby last year after a four year brake because I started my own business in 2016 and have been working around the clock pretty much since then. I've felt that something has been missing in my life for a while and decided to make time for my hobby where I can let the creativity flow.

I mostly build and paint terrain, khorne and imperial guards. Last year I did buy a bunch of Tyranids just to get started.

I did have a blog like this on another forum, but unfortunately they only have about 3-4 active users left. https://sv40k.se/forum/viewtopic.php?f=67&t=7050

First up:
A friend of mine gave me a box of containers and barrels from GW that he thought would look cool on the battle field. So lets make an example of them :)



















Dakka Forum: Ork Mek Gun Krew Questions


Posted: 2021-08-01 22:59:07
Forum post by Gobsmasha, 36 responses at time of this post.

The new Ork codex entry for Mek Gunz does not state the number of krew to include. No stat line for the krew. All ranges are measured to the gun, not the krew. So the questions are:

If I choose to use less than six krew, will this be legal?

If the Mek gun is assaulted, but the assaulters are prevented from reaching engagement range due to the presence of krew, how shoukk ok?d this be handled?

Honestly, I?d much prefer to simply base my Mek Gunz with a couple of grot krew each and call it a day. Do you think I would get push back in a tournament setting for doing this? I think if I chose a reasonable base size, it would not represent modeling for advantage. What base seize would you recommend?

Dakka Gallery: Palladon Grender, Judiciar


Posted: 2021-08-01 21:59:07
By youwashock

Dakka Gallery: Imperial, Scratch Build, Train, Warhammer 40,000


Posted: 2021-08-01 20:59:07
By Angels&Wolves

Dakka Gallery: Another Great Image!


Posted: 2021-08-01 19:59:07
Unknown creator

Dakka Gallery: Soulreaper Final Back


Posted: 2021-08-01 18:59:07
By Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll

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