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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
Marcus' 2021 log- TIPS new releases painting
Updated: 2021-10-19 22:17:52
Josh paints some gunfighters from Blackwater Gulch!
Updated: 2021-10-21 19:57:02
Start of a Chaos Traitor Guard and cultist army - Chaos Squats and other famous regiments
Updated: 2021-10-21 09:36:53
Featured Articles
Magnetizing Tau by StarDrop
Making Dynamic, Craggy Hills
Helping Infinity beginners- learn to counter most common tactics
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
?Uncharted? Puts the Adventure Back into Action-Adventure ? First Trailer @ BoLS
?Short Circuit?s Johnny 5 is Alive Thanks to This Lego Ideas Kit @ BoLS
Is Cheating Okay In Video Games? @ 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!


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: Yellow Salamanders Captain Head (wip) - Steps

Posted: 2021-10-20 19:59:07
By AugustTW

Dakka Gallery: Necron Overlord Conversion

Posted: 2021-10-20 18:59:07
By halfling84

Dakka Gallery: Gorkanaut, Kustom Mega Dread, Morkanaut

Posted: 2021-10-20 17:59:07
By madfjohn

Dakka Gallery: Sons of Halphas

Posted: 2021-10-20 16:59:07
By Schwarzbunt

Dakka Gallery: Boss, Mozrog Squigosaur, Orks

Posted: 2021-10-20 15:59:07
By BlackGobbo

Dakka Gallery: Dakka Painting Challenge September 2021 Sce

Posted: 2021-10-20 14:59:07
By MobileSuitRandom

Dakka Gallery: Death Jester

Posted: 2021-10-20 13:59:07
By CommissionFantasyPainter

Dakka Gallery: Biel-tan Seers

Posted: 2021-10-20 12:59:07
By Bellerophon

Dakka Forum: The extreme quantity of layered rules is a reaction to the stat squish in 8th

Posted: 2021-10-20 11:59:07
Forum post by Tiberias, 36 responses at time of this post.

As the title suggests: many people have complained about the extreme quantity of layers upon layers of rules for one unit nowadays. A good example here would be admech and obviously space marines.

In my opinion this trend is an inevitable reaction to the stat squish that happened in the advent of 8th edition (no more WS/BS values, no more initiative, toughness capped at 8...)

Why? Because in a game like 40k you need to have differentiation between the different units and factions. A factions lore has to be, at least in part, represented in the game. It has to play and feel different if a space marine tries to hit an ork or a bloodthirster. It has to play and feel different if a lasgun shot attempts to wound a grot or a tank. Additionally you need this differentiation within a faction: it has to play and feel different if a grot tries to hit a space marine than if a meganob tries to hit a space marine.

Currently this differentiation is difficult to represent primarily within the unit statblock due to the plethora of factions and units. We only have a D6 system and a statblock from 1-10, so there are not a lot of layers to represent the difference in quality and playstyle across units. This was only exacerbated by the stat squish at the beginning of 8th ed.

Nowadays GW tries to represent this differentiation between units and factions not primarily within the units stats (WS/S/T etc.) since those are increasingly limited, but with layers upon layers of special rules.

I understand why GW made that move to squish the statblock. They wanted to streamline the game, but I believe it was short sighted.
My point is that the extreme quantity of layered rules nowadays is partly a reaction to what I have described here and it's only going to get worse...it has to.

The thing is, I am not opposed to all theses layered special rules because GW has to represent d...

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Dakka Forum: Will there ever be another Epic 40k?

Posted: 2021-10-20 10:59:07
Forum post by leerm02, 49 responses at time of this post.

Greetings folks,

As the title asks: do YOU think there will ever be another iteration of the old "Epic 40k" game? If not in name, at least in the SPIRIT of epic-style conflicts more analogous to an actual battle (as opposed to the weird pseudo-skirmish size of most 40k games).

What do you think? Will we be forever deprived? Will it arrive this Christmas? NEXT Christmas?

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

Posted: 2021-10-20 09:59:07
What GW specialist game would you like to see back more?
Battlefleet Gothic
Epic 40k
Blood Bowl
Dark Future
Aeronautica Imperialis

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Dakka Gallery: Hordes, Mammoth, Privateer Press, Skorne

Posted: 2021-10-19 16:59:07
By Ramos Asura

Dakka Gallery: Blightlord 2

Posted: 2021-10-19 15:59:07

Dakka Gallery: Grotbomb4

Posted: 2021-10-19 14:59:07
By Turaxa

Dakka Gallery: Grimnir, Rune Priest

Posted: 2021-10-19 13:59:07
By Ashes and Temples

Dakka Gallery: Plague Knight

Posted: 2021-10-19 12:59:07
By Paradigm

Dakka Gallery: Drow Queen,dark Elf Queen on Throne

Posted: 2021-10-19 11:59:07
By Carrero Arts

Dakka Gallery: Fedrid 87th Deathstalkers Chimera With Turret Mod

Posted: 2021-10-19 10:59:07
By RegularGuy

Dakka Daily Poll: How much of 40k is based on Chance? How much on Skill? How much on Army Choice?

Posted: 2021-10-19 09:59:07
How much of 40k is based on Chance? How much on Skill? How much on Army Choice?
Split Evenly between Chance, Skill and Army
Mostly Chance
Mostly Skill
Mostly Army
No opinion
Other (write in)

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Dakka Gallery: Another Great Image!

Posted: 2021-10-18 23:59:07
Unknown creator

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