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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.

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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.

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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 Daily Poll: What army (or armies) do you play?

Posted: 2018-12-13 09:59:07
What army (or armies) do you play?
Adepta Sororitas
Astra Militarum
Blood Angels
Chaos Daemons
Chaos Space Marines
Dark Angels
Dark Eldar
Grey Knights
Imperial Knights
Militarum Tempestus
Space Marines
Space Wolves
Tau Empire

View Results / Discussion

Dakka Daily Poll: When you build an army which is more important?

Posted: 2018-12-12 09:59:07
When you build an army which is more important?

View Results / Discussion

Dakka Forum: Reivers: most pointless unit in the game?

Posted: 2018-12-12 03:59:07
Forum post by Delvarus Centurion, 36 responses at time of this post.

They are useless as CC units, their anti-overwatch grenades are hardly ever going to be used. All they are are crap Intecessors that can jump about a lot, why you would take these instead of intecessors which are actually useful boggles the mind. I wonder what genius made the rules for this unit.

Dakka Forum: Is it okay to use third party imperial guard armies at a games workshop store?

Posted: 2018-12-12 02:59:07
Forum post by lilgammer123, 37 responses at time of this post.

For my imperial guard I so far have desert cadians which are way too expensive for my budget as a twelve year old and I was wondering if I could to save more money than imaginable (1$- 2$ compared to 3$ will save me so much for my blobs) so I was wondering if I could bring third party miniatures such as war games factory or warlord and I wont get any looks/ the manager might get mad, could I?

Dakka Forum: Khayon throwing a star ship at a planet in Talon of Horus

Posted: 2018-12-12 01:59:07
Forum post by Onething123456, 36 responses at time of this post.

?The spear. My duty.I mustered my strength one last time on the immense weight out there in the void. First I raked back the concealing shroud of Aetheria hiding the spear from sight. The enemy fleet immediately turned their guns upon it.?Faster, Khayon. Faster.??You. Are not. Helping.??Launch the spear!?I wrapped it with a strangling grip, feeling every cold contour with the touch of my mind. And then, with every iota of concentration I possessed, I hurled the spear at the world called Harmony.?The Canticle City was prepared to repel assaults, with its skyline of armoured bastions aiming defence turrets and flak cannons towards the heavens. But while fighting back an invasion is one thing, resisting a cataclysm is another. Even in my weakened state I could not resist watching the spear fall, seeing it through the thoughts of the doomed souls on the surface.Daylight died above the Canticle City. Through the wide, upturned eyes of worker menials, pleasure slaves, and III Legion warriors, I saw the gun-battlements light up in helpless rage as a shadow grew in place of the sun. The shrieking hymns broadcast from vox-towers were drowned out by the metal-hammering of defence batteries lighting up the darkening sky. The black shape that swallowed the sun burned as it fell, first aflame with atmospheric entry, then on fire from the rage of the Canticle City?s guns.A crack of thunder split the sky as the falling spear broke the sound barrier. It was no longer falling straight ? it rolled as it plummeted, its hull streaming black smoke and its spinal battlements screaming with fire.Less than a minute passed from the moment it entered Harmony?satmosphere to the second it struck the ground. Long enough to let the population see death falling towards them. Not long enough to do anything about it.It smashed into the earth with the force of the War God?s axe. Every eye I had been l...

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Dakka Forum: 40k soundtracks coming to vinyl

Posted: 2018-12-12 00:59:07
Forum post by reds8n, 37 responses at time of this post.

Laced Records has announced two vinyl records in production for the Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II and the Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine soundtracks following their collaboration with Games Workshop. Laced Records, no strangers to video game soundtracks already having worked on bringing the soundtracks of games such as Runescape and Doom to vinyl, will be creating a double deluxe vinyl for Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine and a deluxe triple vinyl for Dawn of War II.

For Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine, renowned composer duo Cris Velasco and Sascha Dikiciyan have crafted an expansive impassioned score inspired by Space Marine?s stunning cinematic visuals and intuitive gameplay. Channeling the epic scale of this scifi fantasy, the score features orchestral compositions and modern filmic music production. Included are 19 tracks from the original game and four bonus tracks (listed below) across two blue and white vinyl in a deluxe gatefold sleeve.

The Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine vinyl will ship in March 2019 and will cost ? 33 | $ 35.

Virtual orchestra maestro Doyle W. Donehoo composed the original score for Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II, the sci-fi fantasy strategy game set in the bleak, sombre distant future of the year 40,000 with the galaxy torn under endless war. Donehoo explains, ?Unlike other music genres, music for video games, TV and movies enjoy an entertaining symbiosis with visuals, dialogue and sound effects. They all work together to produce something greater than the sum of their parts. It is a privilege to score for the vast Warhammer 40,000 universe with its broad strokes of emotions and endless warfare. It begs for huge themes and high drama, and that is what I strove to deliver for Warhammer 40,000; ...

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Dakka Gallery: 03841: Graveflesh Servant

Posted: 2018-12-11 23:59:07
By Carrero Arts

Dakka Forum: If a faction had to bite the dust?

Posted: 2018-12-11 22:59:07
Forum post by Delvarus Centurion, 37 responses at time of this post.

Get your hater hats on. If a faction had to bite the dust who would you want on the chopping block?

I'd have either Necrons as they are an incredibly boring army or Tau simply because they don't do Melee.

Dakka Forum: Armies with great modelling options

Posted: 2018-12-11 21:59:07
Forum post by Alphabet, 36 responses at time of this post.

After Christmas Ill have around 2400 pts of Space Wolves, with being able to field a decent 2k list, not competitive but I play casually with friends etc.

I am kinda stuck on where to go next, I was tempted to get an ally for my wolves, but I would rather have something independent of them, new challenge etc.

Now I am looking for something with really fun modelling potential, conversions etc, the trouble is what initially jumped out at me was DE. But the sex pirate lore throws me off and lack of modelling potential really put me off, I could be wrong on the modelling part.

Now I know AM have some great potential, but I wouldn't wanna go down that route as catachan and cadian models just do not do it for me anymore unfortunately. DKOK on the other hand have always been a wish of mine, but I couldnt spend 44 quid on 80 pts worth of stuff without shedding some tears.

Just looking for some suggestions on some great modelling potential armies.

Dakka Gallery: Rotigus

Posted: 2018-12-11 20:59:07
By KeX

Dakka Gallery: Just Cruising For a Bruising!

Posted: 2018-12-11 19:59:07
By Camkierhi

Dakka Gallery: Door

Posted: 2018-12-11 18:59:07
By Zognob Gorgoff

Dakka Forum: Chaos needs a new Codex. And I don?t mean a revamp.

Posted: 2018-12-11 17:59:07
Forum post by Mad Doc Grotsnik, 36 responses at time of this post.

How do?

So today I was lucky enough to take delivery of my Slaves to Darkness re-print, sourced through my Loot Group (see my sig, shameless plug is shameless. Don?t miss out, don?t get ripped off. Death to Scalpers!)

And as I snuck off to the pub for a couple of pints and a read, I realised that in the grand scheme of things, Chaos has ceased to be, well, chaotic. Note the lower case c.

In Slaves to Darkness, instead of a formal army, you instead had Warbands anchored by a Leader of some kind, and sometimes just a lone Champion. Of course, back in those days armies were tiny by comparison, so it was easier to organise a Champ and a small set of Goons.

But we also saw this in 4th/5th Ed Warhammer, with the Realm of Chaos box (actually, might?ve been 6th Ed?). There, to form an army you chose your Champion first. Go crazy. Spend lots of points on him. But. You need to also purchase a Warband of at least equal points for them to lead. Other than that, it was pretty free form.

And looking at the modern Detachments, and particularly the Dark Eldar spin, I think we need a Chaos Codex that reflects that. Not Traitor Legionnaries as such. But just general ?dregs of the galaxy?. The sort of marauding Chaos worshippers that are, on their own, more a persistent nuisance than an outright threat, but if left alone will still plunge a given world into utter anarchy. And when working in concert (or competition), can easily bleed a defence force white, helping to distract a modicum of the Imperial War Machine away from the wider conflict. The death by a thousand cuts approach, rather than the decapatation.

I envisage it as a mix of Traitor/Renegade Marines, Cultists, Beastmen and assorted mutants and scum. Think somewhere between CSM and Genestealer Cults, with the organisation of a Dark Eldar army. Multiple small Detachments, each bringing its own flavour. Really ...

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Dakka Forum: The Return to Taros

Posted: 2018-12-11 16:59:07
Forum post by kestral, 36 responses at time of this post.

I've started getting serious about the old Bucket List, and on it is doing a Taros Campaign. Loved that book, probably the pinnacle of 40K as military Sci Fi. After due consideration, I don't think I really want to do a refight of the first one, but rather a campaign taking place some years later. This requires a great deal of modeling vis:

Desert Terrain (Have a good start on this, but needs a bit more work)
Tau Terrain (Almost Nothing for this)
Tau Army (Basically done, maybe a few touch ups. My poor tau haven't been out of the box in many years).
Imperial Army (Insurgency Walker's super cool desert theme stuff)
Tau Auxiliaries (Mostly done)
Tau Mutiny (Auxiliaries gone over to Chaos) (Maybe half done).

Fluff now, Pictures Later.

Return to Taros

Once again, it all came down to Nymus Dree.

It had been Dree who had first detected the Tau infiltration of Taros in the first place, leading to the disastrous first and second Taros intervention. His diligence and attention to detail in his Emperor given duties had detected missing mineral resources, resources that were being syphoned off by the Tau. He had been rewarded with the post of Chief Provisioner of the expedition. This had turned out to be a thankless task, for it was the Tau strategy of attacking Imperial supply lines that had brought the invasion to its knees. Though Dree had struggled mightily, he had not been able to get enough supplies to the front, and in consequence the offensive had first stalled, then turned into a rout.

Dree?s Aquila lander had been shot down during the evacuation and he was presumed killed.

But Dree had not died. His pilot, panicking as the tau closed in on the air field at a forward logistics base where Dree had been overseeing the pull out of his staff and critical documents, had taken off without him, only to be shot down. He had reported ...

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Dakka Gallery: Gue'vesa Techpriest

Posted: 2018-12-11 15:59:07
By khanaris

Dakka Forum: The Power Armor Problem

Posted: 2018-12-11 14:59:07
Forum post by Asherian Command, 36 responses at time of this post.

To get right off, I've been reading the forums and talking with people and friends. And I've felt this could be hopefully a constructive thread. I know from some threads that people get very hyper about what is best or what is worst. But I always felt there is time for self reflection on our power armored friends. Lately I have yet to face a single space marine opponent in months. I play regularly and even I stopped playing with my space marines as I was tired of losing every single game. So I picked up my eldar Uthwe army and wrecked most factions with my dark reaper spam.

But lets get to the crux of this thread....

Dakknauts, what do you think is wrong with Space Marines?
*And Grey Knights, Chaos Space Marines, And all the other flavors of space marines

I would love to hear your thoughts. Because of this, I have spoilered my own thoughts. Read at your own risk.

My thoughts
Please do not read my opinion until you are done writing your own. I want to hear your thoughts. Not mine!

Okay a bit of background, I've been playing this hobby since I could hold a pen. I started at the end of 3rd and even played in the black crusade campaign with my brother. Learning from him how to play. I got my first space marine army when I was 8 and then got my Eldar army when i was 10. I have been collecting and playing ever since. But I quit in 6th edition as college got in the way and I wanted to pursue my degree in Game Design, and my eventual Masters which I am preparing to look for. I have at least 4-5 years of game mechanical engineering, game design, gameplay programming, and product development. Not to gloat but system designing is one of my favorite past times finding errors in systems is a fun hobby. And returning to the 8th edition I immensely enjoy the challenge of seeing what is wrong with it. And I think the first issue is with our Power Armored F...

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Dakka Forum: Faction trait abilities not applying in Matched Play?

Posted: 2018-12-11 13:59:07
Forum post by Galef, 36 responses at time of this post.

So it seems GW is having a really hard time giving units decent points cost. A unit is either trash no matter what, or god-mode with trait X

Which is kinda why I am starting to think Chapter tactic/Legion traits should be moved to Narrative/Open play only.
You can still be Raven Guard/Alpha Legion for the keywords, strats and relics in Matched Play, but if you want that -1 to be hit, you have to play Narrative.

I mean, your specific fluffy trait should only really apply if you are forging a Narrative, so taking it out of Matched play entirely could allow for more balanced points costs in CA2019.


Dakka Gallery: Vax'ildan, Champion of The Raven Queen

Posted: 2018-12-11 12:59:07
By Paradigm

Dakka Gallery: Imperial, Industrial, Terrain, Weathered

Posted: 2018-12-11 11:59:07
Unknown creator

Dakka Gallery: gw Forest

Posted: 2018-12-11 10:59:07
By bloodskaven

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