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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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Updated: 2020-09-21 13:48:10
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Three Color Searforge Army for Warmachine - Part 2
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Painting for Dummies - by Ian
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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 Daily Poll: On models do you like to see drilled/open gun barrels?

Posted: 2020-09-21 09:59:07
On models do you like to see drilled/open gun barrels?
I dont think it is important
Other (write in)

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Sponsor Press Release:
Isolation Protocol Kickstarter

Posted: 2020-08-31 00:00:00

Corvus Games Terrain is an established Irish company designing 3D printable wargaming terrain compatible with multiple gaming systems. Isolation Protocol is the second Kickstarter from Corvus, after last year's hugely successful Sector Corvus Prime modular terrain. The new set is a huge bundle of digital STL files, allowing you to print completely modular terrain at home, and is compatible with the very popular WarLayer 4.0 system.

Isolation Protocol features over 400 STL files, with a wide range of slot-in wall designs along with roof options and textured magnet-ready ground tiles, and like every good Kickstarter, will have multiple unlockable stretch goals throughout the campaign.

Head over to our campaign page and back Isolation Protocol on Kickstarter today.

Dakka Gallery: Nurgle Sorcerer, Raptors - Nurgle

Posted: 2020-09-20 18:59:07
By Gorsack

Dakka Gallery: Warhammer 40,000

Posted: 2020-09-20 17:59:07
Unknown creator

Dakka Forum: Elf Cow Warrior?

Posted: 2020-09-20 16:59:07
Forum post by Mothsniper, 36 responses at time of this post.

Is it just me?
Or the new Stonehart cow units are lame...

Dakka Gallery: imperial fists terminator librarian

Posted: 2020-09-20 15:59:07
By Xanthe93

Dakka Forum: Heavy Intercessor Captain vs Gravis Captain?

Posted: 2020-09-20 14:59:07
Forum post by Breton, 36 responses at time of this post.

I was just looking at the Codex Preview again and wondered about the Heavy Intercessor Captain vs Gravis Captain?

The Heavy Intercessor Captain is 7PL and Unknown Points estimated 140ish points.

The Gravis Captain was/is 6PL and about 111 points.

They both appear to have a Power Sword or Master Crafted Power Sword.

The one has a Master Crafted Heavy Bolt Rifle (one would assume a Heavy Bolt Pistol 18" yadda yadda) and a regular? power sword. The Gravis Captain has a Boltstorm (Fist + 12 " pistol 3 yadda yadda to avoid too much rule data) and a Master Crafted Power Sword.

The Bladeguard captain is about 5PL and 105 Points, Heavy Bolt Pistol, Relic Shield (Storm Shield with Captain/Chaplain pre existing 4++ based bonus to vs. Mortal Wounds)

Am I alone thinking both of those captains even for the same price are better than this Heavy Intercessor Captain based on what we've seen so far, let alone for 30 or so points more?

Automatically Appended Next Post:
Lets try an alternate/second question.

How many of you would take the new Heavy Intercessor Captain over the "old" Gravis Captain based on what we know so far?

If they were the same price?

If the Heavy Intercessor Captain costs about 30 points more?

Dakka Gallery: Traitor Guard Army Pic 03

Posted: 2020-09-20 13:59:07
By Ouze

Dakka Gallery: Image by Kolath

Posted: 2020-09-20 12:59:07
Taken with a FUJIFILM FinePix F31fd
By Kolath

Dakka Gallery: Eldar, Wraithlord

Posted: 2020-09-20 11:59:07
Taken with a Canon EOS 450D
Unknown creator

Dakka Forum: Space Marine Core Unit Hints in WD

Posted: 2020-09-20 10:59:07
Forum post by TangoTwoBravo, 36 responses at time of this post.

The battle report in the latest WD refers to Bladeguard Veteran, Assault Intercessors, Outriders and Eradicators as Core units. The Space Marine player is using the new Codex and refers to a Warlord Trait that gives Core units Objective Secured.

So it would seem that the Core label will be granted quite widely. This is good!

p.s. - The description of the Warlord Trait (the actual rules text is not provided) indicates that Core units have to be within an aura of the Captain to gain the Obsec (assuming they are not already Troops that have it of course).

Dakka Daily Poll: which term do you prefer?

Posted: 2020-09-20 09:59:07
which term do you prefer?
Other (Write In)

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Dakka Gallery: Chaos Cultists

Posted: 2020-09-19 17:59:07
By halfling84

Dakka Forum: If you succeed with a fnp-type roll have you ever taken a wound?

Posted: 2020-09-19 16:59:07
Forum post by Aijec, 36 responses at time of this post.

Kind of a corner case but I was looking at GUO's and then thought of Ghaz as well. Couldn't find a faq for either and honestly the wording of FNP's is kind of weird.

If ghazkul has a FNP from makari and he save 4 or more wounds in a single phase can he take more wounds?

if a guo with acidic ichor takes a wound does acidic trigger AND his FNP?

Disgustingly resilient wording:
Each time a model with this ability loses a wound, roll a dice; on a 5+, the model does not lose that wound.

Ichor warding:
Roll a dice each time your Warlord loses a wound in the Fight phase. On a 4+ the unit that inflicted that wound is splashed by acidic ichor and suffers a mortal wound after all of its own attacks have been resolved.

Not trying to power game, both situations are at odds with each other. Coming from rules sets where triggers are more strict and defined the FNP (I know they aren't all the exact same) wording almost doen't make sense as a model makes the roll BEFORE it loses any wounds. Meaning a 1 wound plaguebearer will have the opportunity to save any amount of damage BEFORE the damage is even taken which seems at odds with the rules wording.

I would play it as ghaz can suffer any number of wounds and save with makari before hitting his cap and the GUO's acidic ichor ability wouldn't work unless you've actually ticked his wounds count down.
(acidic ichor is in engine wars btw for anyone looking it up)

Dakka Gallery: Guilliman Side View

Posted: 2020-09-19 15:59:07
By ZergSmasher

Dakka Gallery: Invictor Tactical Warsuit

Posted: 2020-09-19 14:59:07
By ScootyPuffJunior

Dakka Gallery: Chaos Conversion Imperial Knight

Posted: 2020-09-19 13:59:07
By tatt2014

Dakka Forum: The WD Marine Chapter

Posted: 2020-09-19 12:59:07
Forum post by Daedalus81, 36 responses at time of this post.

Top takeaways:

Master Artisans may indeed be split into a hit and wound selectionNo apparent super doctrineCore restrictions abound2CP to give +1 to hit to 10 CORE models probably means big unrestricted strats are going to die horribly

What else seems interesting?

Parent Chapter

Chapter Tactic
The Bond Martial

Each time a model with this tactic makes a melee attack against an Infantry or Biker unit, an unmodified hit roll of 6 automatically wounds the target.
Each time a unit with this tactic is selected to shoot or fight, you can re-roll one hit roll when resolving that unit?s attacks.

Armor of Zanaris

Primaris model only.

Each time an attack with an Armor Penetration characteristic of -1 or -2 is allocated to the bearer, that attack has an Armor Penetration characteristic of 0 instead.

Each time the bearer would lose a wound as a result of a mortal wound, roll one D6: on a 6+ that wound is not lost.

Banner of Echoes

Primaris Ancient model only. Once per battle, in your Command phase, the bearer can use this Relic. If it does, until the start of your next Command phase, the bearer gains the following ability:

Banner of Necthis (Aura): While a friendly Silver Templars Primaris Core unit is within 6? of the bearer, add 1 to the Attacks characteristic of models in that unit.

Warlord Traits
Accomplished Duellist

At the start of the Fight phase, if this model is within Engagement Range of any enemy units, it can fight first that phase.

Each time this Warlord makes a melee attack, if it made a charge move, was charged, or performed a Heroic Intervention this turn, you can re-roll the wound roll.

Precision Commander

In your Command phase, you can select one friendly Silver Templars Primaris Core unit within 6? of this Warlord. Until the start of your next Command phase, each time that unit is select...

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Dakka Gallery: Librarian

Posted: 2020-09-19 11:59:07
By Guardling

Dakka Gallery: Scrapper Apc

Posted: 2020-09-19 10:59:07
By Max Moray

Dakka Daily Poll: How many tabletop games do you play in an average month?

Posted: 2020-09-19 09:59:07
How many tabletop games do you play in an average month?
Several per week
Once per week
Once every two weeks
Once every month
Less than once a month
I dont play

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