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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
Theo's I'm back (page 23 getting in gear with Gaslands)
Updated: 2018-07-20 14:59:32
The things I do: Part 3: Shadespire and sculpting Khorn DP & Abbadon
Updated: 2018-07-18 19:44:10
Barzam Paints random miniatures- 7/20/18 - Hallowed Knights Castigator-Prime
Updated: 2018-07-20 14:29:43
Featured Articles
My Painting Station
Colour Theory, light and Shade
Making Dynamic, Craggy Hills
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
GW: Warhammer Fest Europe ? Tickets Now Available @ BoLS
What The Heck Is Going On With Star Wars: Armada @ BoLS
Privateer: Monsterpocalypse Design Insights @ 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.


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.
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Dakka Blog

Dakka Gallery: At-st, Star Wars, Walker

Posted: 2018-07-20 15:59:07
Unknown creator

Sponsor Press Release:
by D-Verse Publishing

Posted: 2018-03-27 00:00:00

• Bloodthirsty Combat - Engage in 1v1 bouts that pit fighters in an all-or-nothing battle where only one will emerge victorious...and alive. But don’t worry, NEXUS is not all about winning and losing in the barge arena. As a Lanista, even a loss from one of your fighters can build fame which will help you on the next bout.

• Choose Your Champion - Known as Helots, arena fighters can come from all known (and unknown) species. They can be outfitted with sleek weapons, have ravenous maws and unending appetites, win by sheer cunning--no method of winning matters so long as your Helot is the last one standing. There are no classes in NEXUS. There are motivations. This means anything you can dream up can have its day in the barge fights!

• Adapt, Evolve, and Conquer - Switch up your strategy on the fly, taking advantage of turning points, triggered events, precision strikes, and other tactics that can turn a losing bout into a rousing victory.

Dakka Gallery: Another angle

Posted: 2018-07-20 14:59:07
Unknown creator

Dakka Gallery: Thanatar

Posted: 2018-07-20 13:59:07
By Big Mac

Dakka Gallery: Another Great Image!

Posted: 2018-07-20 12:59:07
Unknown creator

Dakka Gallery: NG_army2

Posted: 2018-07-20 11:59:07
By AllSeeingSkink

Dakka Gallery: Another Great Image!

Posted: 2018-07-20 10:59:07
Taken with a NIKON COOLPIX L100
Unknown creator

Dakka Daily Poll: Star Trek or Star Wars?

Posted: 2018-07-20 09:59:07
Star Trek or Star Wars?
Star Trek
Star Wars
No Strong Opinion

View Results / Discussion

Dakka Gallery: Gorfrag For 8th ed

Posted: 2018-07-19 13:59:07
By GorFrag

Dakka Gallery: Command Team, Female, Imperial Guard, Infantry, Raging Heroes

Posted: 2018-07-19 12:59:07
By Meer_Cat

Dakka Gallery: Australia

Posted: 2018-07-19 11:59:07
Unknown creator

Dakka Gallery: Sierras

Posted: 2018-07-19 10:59:07
By Brokksamson

Dakka Daily Poll: What is your opinion on measuring distances in wargaming.

Posted: 2018-07-19 09:59:07
What is your opinion on measuring distances in wargaming.
Every measurement must be exactly perfect every time, if you move a space marine 6.01 inches in his movement phase you are cheating.
As exact as possible, the game will take a lot longer, but it will be worth it in the end.
Try to be exact, but don't sweat the little stuff, especially in the first turn or 2.
Measure exactly for the first guy in the unit, then just arrange the rest so they are in roughly the correct position around him.
Eyeball it.
Just put your guys where ever, we assume superhuman space marines can manipulate the space-time continuum.
To cut out all the boring tactical positioning stuff we just arrange our troops in melee at the start, no measurements needed.
Other (write in)

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Dakka Gallery: Taurox Conversion

Posted: 2018-07-18 22:59:07
By Ironhands.com

Dakka Forum: Basing - how likely are people to complain about nonstandard basing?

Posted: 2018-07-18 21:59:07
Forum post by Da Boss, 36 responses at time of this post.

My students bought me a Start Collecting Lizardmen box as a present for running Dungeons and Dragons for them all year. I am looking forward to assembling it, but I have one problem with the kit - 32mm bases.

I just think they are too big, and look silly on miniatures that were originally designed for 25mm. My Plaguebearers are the same way. I am thinking of rebasing them on 25mm for two reasons.
1) I think it looks better
2) If I want to use them in KoW as proxies, 25mm is easier to "rank up" in a way that follows the rules for unit minimums.

I might want to play with them for AoS at some point as well though - Lizardmen were my first Fantasy army and I do have a soft spot for them. Do you think people would have a problem with the rebasing? As I understand it, I would gain a small mechanical advantage for pile in moves and so on with the smaller bases. It is not really my intention to do so. I could make "extenders" to bring them up to the right size for game play, which would probably look a bit ugly but would solve the problem. What do you guys think?

Dakka Forum: "Enginseer's Workshop" - Half-track Chimera

Posted: 2018-07-18 20:59:07
Forum post by Hawky, 36 responses at time of this post.

Entry #1

Hello, I'm Hawky and welcome to my P&M blog, Enginseer's Workshop. Here you can see a various painting, kitbashing or conversion projects mainly for my Imperial Guard, however, it's not limited to it, as I also own the Adeptus Mechanicus, Adepta Sororitas, and Inquisition.
Sometimes you may encounter some lore about the projects I make to make it, hopefully, more appealing to read. Enjoy!

Quick Navigation Menu:

Model Showcase /
1) Sentinel Battlemech
2) Saint Celestine's wings
3) Major König
4) Tesla Tank
5) Modular Rhino-chassis Armoured Vehicle
6) "Laser Lady" Sentinel
7) Beastmen 'ogryns'
8) Half-trach chimera

My first project is an Ostrakan pattern Armoured Battlemech. Ostrakan is a name of a Civilised/Fortress world in Europa solar system, located on the edge of the Garon Nebula in Segmentum Tempestus.
It is my home and when I'm not on active duty, usually attached to 4th Neutran Panzer Division, I'm in my workshop committing tech-heresy. You might think that I'm a Heretek and you might be right, but because we are separated from the Imperium for few thousand years now, things are bit more... liberal. But that's a long story for another time.
-More in next post-

Dakka Gallery: Bane The Dark Knight Rises 1

Posted: 2018-07-18 19:59:07
By straken619

Dakka Gallery: Chimera Conversion.

Posted: 2018-07-18 18:59:07
Taken with a NIKON COOLPIX S3
Unknown creator

Dakka Gallery: Ranger Alpha

Posted: 2018-07-18 17:59:07
By Memone

Dakka Forum: Do You Tournament?

Posted: 2018-07-18 16:59:07
Forum post by Stormonu, 36 responses at time of this post.

curiosity is getting the better of me, wondering how much tournaments influence the discussions on Dakka.

Personally, not a tournament player - too many bad experiences in the past. Top it off, I only play 40K once in a blue moon, my game time is generally spent on other systems and RPGs.

Dakka Gallery: Angel, Conversion, Dark, Dc, Death, Deathwing, Dreadnought, Imperial, Knights, Rhino, Titan

Posted: 2018-07-18 15:59:07
By Paule

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