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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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Theo's Thread pg 80, Bushido: Risen Sun
Updated: 2021-01-16 16:54:03
Random Chaos Stuff (Vintage Warhammer Quest WIP)
Updated: 2021-01-16 18:29:30
Ezki's hobby thread: My hobby journey of 2020, a year in review.
Updated: 2021-01-11 23:31:08
Featured Articles
Paint Five Colors
There is only war... well, there is also beer
Best place to buy 40k
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
Warhammer 40K Lore: The Cage That Broke Rogal Dorn @ BoLS
AoS List Of The Week: Blood For The Blood Elves @ BoLS
GW Pre-orders: Death Guard Weekend ? Pricing & Links @ 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.


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.
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  • Expand your conversation! Post and chat in a private DCM forum.
Dakka Blog

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

Posted: 2021-01-17 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)

View Results / Discussion

Sponsor Press Release:
March to Hell: ROME Kickstarter

Posted: 2021-01-04 20:00:00

Hi everyone,

We are 3DBreed Miniatures and we're happy to present our new Kickstarter campaign March to Hell: ROME, a collection of 15mm/28mm scale ancient armies, created to be printed at home in resin printers such Anycubic Photon or Elegoo Mars, or in FDM printers such as Ender 3 or Prusa.

All the models, miniatures and terrain, of this campaign are scaled to 28mm and 15mm scales. This way, you'll receive two distinct printing files of each model allowing you to create huge armies and adapt them to any game that uses these two scales.

Our backers have already unlocked three complete armies (Imperial Romans, Britons and Germanics) along with some gladiators. We are well on the way to unlocking two more armies of the Punic Wars.

We invite you to check out our Kickstarter campaign today!

Dakka Gallery: Doctor Strange

Posted: 2021-01-16 17:59:07
By KeX

Dakka Gallery: Kaptin Badrukk

Posted: 2021-01-16 16:59:07
By Bacxaber

Dakka Gallery: Chaos, Conversion, Dreadnought, Hellbrute

Posted: 2021-01-16 15:59:07
Unknown creator

Dakka Gallery: Chaos, Nurgle, Terminator Armor, Water

Posted: 2021-01-16 14:59:07
Taken with a Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS
Unknown creator

Dakka Forum: As of the new Death Guard codex, GW has taken No Model = No Rules to its extreme conclusion

Posted: 2021-01-16 13:59:07
Forum post by Slayer-Fan123, 37 responses at time of this post.
For those unaware, more stuff from the Death Guard codex has been revealed, and basically you're limited to whatever is in the kit for Plague Marines. Not only is this stupidly wordy and complex, it's asinine and takes away from various builds that have been done before, all in the name of "write the rules for the kit". Apparently their Terminators suffered a similar fate as well.

These rules writers are on drugs. I don't know what kind, but anything that would make this seem like a good idea would not be good for for brain.

Dakka Forum: Lets just be honest with ourselves, GW charges a premium for character sculpts

Posted: 2021-01-16 12:59:07
Forum post by bat702, 36 responses at time of this post.

maybe im wrong and it really is super hard to get the resin into that shape, or maybe it takes a whole machine per each when the other machine can print like tons of infantry squads, but 40 dollars for a character with no weapon/war gear options..

Dakka Gallery: Battery, Broken, Chaos Space Marines, Rusty

Posted: 2021-01-16 11:59:07
By Salabasama

Dakka Gallery: X-34 Landspeeder

Posted: 2021-01-16 10:59:07
By Geifer

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

Posted: 2021-01-16 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 Gallery: Hello Sweetie

Posted: 2021-01-15 11:59:07
By Klaus, not Santa

Dakka Gallery: Stoer, The Sand Gargant

Posted: 2021-01-15 10:59:07
Unknown creator

Dakka Daily Poll: ForgeWorld MKVIII 'Errant' Armour, do you want it???

Posted: 2021-01-15 09:59:07
ForgeWorld MKVIII 'Errant' Armour, do you want it???
YES, I want/would buy MKVIII Errant Armour from FW
NO, the plastic torso is more than enough if I want MKVIII
Abstain, because I don't play 40K or SM

View Results / Discussion

Dakka Gallery: Holy Hand Grenade

Posted: 2021-01-15 08:59:07
By Korvessa

Dakka Gallery: Invictor Tactical Warsuit

Posted: 2021-01-15 07:59:07
By ScootyPuffJunior

Dakka Gallery: Gwar

Posted: 2021-01-15 06:59:07
By tyranidattack

Dakka Gallery: Giant, Orks, Reaper, Warboss

Posted: 2021-01-15 05:59:07
By TheSquigLebowski

Dakka Gallery: Haudenosaunee

Posted: 2021-01-15 04:59:07
By Pyroalchi

Dakka Forum: Do Space Marines have too many special rules for an entry-level 40k army?

Posted: 2021-01-15 03:59:07
Forum post by -Guardsman-, 36 responses at time of this post.

First, let me assure you this is not a "Marines are OP" thread; this has been discussed extensively before and I don't think anyone's opinion is about to budge one inch on this contentious issue.

I'm talking about the fact that Space Marines are the poster boys featured in all the ads to draw in new players, yet they now have more complex rules than many other factions. They use bolters differently, they have doctrines to keep track of, etc. I am not up to date on their rules, but I am under the impression that their learning curve is rather steep for a new 40k player.

I firmly believe Space Marines should be strong on paper, but ultimately rather straightforward. In order words, high stats but simple rules. E.g., instead of having Shock Assault (+1 attack until end of turn if the unit has charged, been charged or performed a Heroic Intervention), GW should simply add one permanent attack to their profiles and adjust their points cost accordingly. Most of the special rules they do have should be geared towards making them simpler to play: for example, ignoring some circumstantial modifiers, such as the penalty for moving and shooting heavy weapons.

Having a bunch of complex and overlapping rules should be the domain of xenos and Chaos armies, in order to emphasize their alien and unpredictable character.


Dakka Gallery: Nagash

Posted: 2021-01-15 02:59:07
By HunterEste

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