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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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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: Suppressors

Posted: 2019-10-19 23:59:07
By Crimson

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Dakka Gallery: Armored Company, Imperial Guard, Super-heavy, Valkyrie

Posted: 2019-10-19 22:59:07
By Jim

Dakka Forum: Iron Hands imbalance was caused by RAI

Posted: 2019-10-19 21:59:07
Forum post by DominayTrix, 36 responses at time of this post.

Since they were spoiled, the Iron Hands have been the center of most balance discussions over the last few weeks. Fortunately the FAQ brought them back down to a more reasonable level, but people are still wondering how the gak did that supplement make it to print without anyone asking "Isn't this too strong?" Well, I think its time we put more thought into the copy-pasted dev commentary at the start of every FAQ. In particular, " Although we strive to ensure that our rules are perfect, sometimes mistakes do creep in, or the intent of a rule isn?t as clear as it might be." When applied to the printed Iron Hands rules it doesn't make sense that there were multiple ways to interpret the rules and a lot of the imbalance isn't from a simple mistake like "oops we put the wrong number." Lots of people have suggested that GW might be ignoring the playtesters, but that doesn't make sense for a notoriously greedy company to waste time and resources like that.

So my premise is this: the playtesters aren't being ignored, but instead are instructed to "test the rules as we intend them to play not as they are specifically written." They've done this before with the first "no turn 1 deep strike" beta rule when they released a facebook pdf adding exceptions to the rule so it's not unprecedented. If the Iron Hands testing document wasn't just a copy of the supplement, but instead was an early version with "Dev's Intent" for every rule then it would explain the massive disconnect. Testers play for intent and a rule is fine, but when the finalized version rolls around it is completely different due to the lack of precision in GW's writing. It explains how things like infinite 6s or non-functional assault weapons after advancing makes it through testing.

RAI is a cancer. If RAW is done right then RAI isn't necessary. If you apply RAW vs RAI in the real world it looks something lik...

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Dakka Gallery: Harpy

Posted: 2019-10-19 20:59:07
By StarMatter

Dakka Gallery: Necron Triarch Stalker

Posted: 2019-10-19 19:59:07
By RGilbert26

Dakka Gallery: Guard, Imperial, Imperial Guard, Infantry, Valhallans

Posted: 2019-10-19 18:59:07
By Camkierhi

Dakka Gallery: Chaos, Chaos Space Marines, Mutilators, Nurgle, Word Bearers

Posted: 2019-10-19 17:59:07
By lindsay40k

Dakka Gallery: Biel-tan Farseer 1

Posted: 2019-10-19 16:59:07
By Bellerophon

Dakka Gallery: Leader

Posted: 2019-10-19 15:59:07
By Goulty1

Dakka Gallery: 6mm Clubmobile

Posted: 2019-10-19 14:59:07
By theCrowe

Dakka Gallery: Gang Gsc

Posted: 2019-10-19 13:59:07
By Raegon

Dakka Gallery: Artel, Inquisitor, Witchhunter

Posted: 2019-10-19 12:59:07
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Dakka Gallery: High Admiral's Adjutant

Posted: 2019-10-19 11:59:07
By Heretic Tom

Dakka Gallery: Aviation, Historic, Japanese, Naval, World War 2

Posted: 2019-10-19 10:59:07
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Dakka Daily Poll: Do you use any form of magnifier for painting or modelling?

Posted: 2019-10-19 09:59:07
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Dakka Forum: Is it time for a new Imperial Guard poster boy regiment?

Posted: 2019-10-19 08:59:07
Forum post by Caradman Sturnn, 37 responses at time of this post.

Title has it all, as of now GW continues to use Cadians as the poster boys for guardsmen despite the dramatic downfall of their namesake planet. practically all of the newer artwork depicts cadians, straightly transplanted from the model range (as opposed to the broader interperation seen in earlier art pieces).

I know that models-wise Cadians are the logical go-to choice with the only alternative being the more rudimentary Catachans, but with all the story advances going on promoting another regiment and releasing new guardsmen models simultaneously seems like low hanging fruit for GW.


Dakka Gallery: Sergeant Nero

Posted: 2019-10-19 07:59:07
By Drakeslayer

Dakka Gallery: a Quansent Hut Made From Coffee Can

Posted: 2019-10-19 06:59:07
By Commissar Aurora

Dakka Forum: What new Xenos releases would you like to see?

Posted: 2019-10-19 05:59:07
Forum post by ingtaer, 57 responses at time of this post.

All this talk of PA humans in various colours is getting a bit dull so for those who do not play those factions what would you like to see?
I would love to see all the Eldar Aspects getting some plastic love (as well as updated SS).
An expansion to the Court of the Archon idea with some new races and some way of making them playable for other factions besides DA.
Exodites, they are featuring more in the fluff and it is about time that the dino riders made a come back.
Snakebite Orks, the rugged savage aspect of the species that seems to have fallen out if favour, make boarboys great again! (and release a jousting game between them and Exodites).

So what about everyone else (IOM players need not apply).

Dakka Forum: A wider problem with the new Marines...

Posted: 2019-10-19 04:59:07
Forum post by -Guardsman-, 59 responses at time of this post.

...is that they seem to break unwritten limitations that all 8E armies had until now. It's as if the entire ruleset of 8th Edition is bending for them, and for no one else.

Take the Infiltrators, for a start. They can deploy within 9 inches of the enemy... and then they can move... and then they can charge. Until now, in the current edition, no infiltrator-type units could reliably get a successful charge after deploying or deep-striking within 9 inches of the enemy. For example, the Craftworlds/Drukhari stratagem "Fire and Fade", which lets you move after shooting, has a specific rule that disallows charging after making this move. The designers of the game clearly intended to make it possible to charge from deep strike, but far too unlikely to rely upon it as part of your battle plan, even with stratagems. But Marine Infiltrators change that. They are, to my knowledge, the only unit in the game that can move and charge after being set up 9 inches away from the enemy.

Other examples: the Impulsor lets models move out of the vehicle and shoot after the vehicle has moved, and Drop Pods can deep strike on turn 1 despite the blanket "no deep strike on turn 1" rule. Again, Marines are given things that no one used to have in 8th Edition, even armies that specialize in dirty tricks (such as Eldar and Tau). I feel like this is a slippery slope that may considerably worsen the game's imbalance.

In part, I blame the loss of USR's for this. If units stuck as closely as possible to a score of USR's, it would make it easier to either set up clear and universal limitations ("A unit that moves after deep-striking cannot charge this round. No exceptions!") or, if needed, give a blanket update to a whole bunch of units by errata-ing the USR ("All deep-striking units are now allowed to both move and charge"). No more special snowflake units.


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