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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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YouWaShock's Models 12/13 Dragons, a Lioness, and the Queen
Updated: 2019-12-13 14:15:33
Squall's Hobby Blog. Painting & playing GW specialist games.
Updated: 2019-12-06 22:47:14
Yorkright's blog: Updated pic of Banshee, looking for some CC with my green.
Updated: 2019-12-14 06:35:47
Featured Articles
Priming vs Undercoating
Painting
The Pass or Fail Method of Tournament Sportsmanship Scoring
Tournaments
Dwarf Tactica Hoardes
Dwarfs
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
X-Wing Top List Of The Week: December 14th ? Epic Empire @ BoLS
Fantasy Flight Games: Now Available ? Arkham Horror Mythos Pack @ BoLS
Games Workshop Pre-Orders First Looks: Made To Order Weekend @ 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!

Forums

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.

Articles

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.

DCMs

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 Gallery: Necron Stoneguard


Posted: 2019-12-14 10:59:07
By torblind

Dakka Daily Poll: How much of 40k is based on Chance? How much on Skill? How much on Army Choice?


Posted: 2019-12-14 09:59:07
How much of 40k is based on Chance? How much on Skill? How much on Army Choice?
Split Evenly between Chance, Skill and Army
Mostly Chance
Mostly Skill
Mostly Army
No opinion
Other (write in)


View Results / Discussion

Dakka Gallery: Plaguecaster


Posted: 2019-12-14 08:59:07
By Vyrullax

Dakka Forum: Why so much emphasis on cardgame these days?


Posted: 2019-12-14 07:59:07
Forum post by tauist, 36 responses at time of this post.

I didn't know a valid way to search for threads concerning this topic, so apologies if what I'm asking is a repeated topic on this board.

Back in the old days of 40K, the rules were perhaps a bit more complex, but this modern "magic the gathering" -style cardplay didn't exist. IIRC this type of stuff was introduced by GW in the thrid Space Hulk supplement "Genestealer" and I remember my friends dissing it saying it ruined Space Hulk for them.

Now I'm starting to feel the modern day card play in 40k is ruining my enjoyment of 40k in a similar way. Feels like its more important now to have a list that support certain playing cards and then use the cards to pull off ridiculous power combos that would most likely have been considered "OP/broken" in old 40K editions.

Why do the core rules get simpler, but then all these stratagems and tactics etc get piled on? Makes no sense to me.

I want to play with plastic figs and roll dice, get these MTG cards off my lawn!

thoughts?

Dakka Gallery: Noise Marine 1


Posted: 2019-12-14 06:59:07
By kerpalalexander23

Dakka Gallery: Screaming Antelope & Screaming Armor Survivors


Posted: 2019-12-14 05:59:07
By spiralingcadaver

Dakka Gallery: Chaos vs Imperial Guard Diorama 1


Posted: 2019-12-14 04:59:07
By philmorgan75

Dakka Gallery: Skaven Clan Rat


Posted: 2019-12-14 03:59:07
By Play Painted

Dakka Gallery: Ogryn Heavy Specialist


Posted: 2019-12-14 02:59:07
By Proiteus

Dakka Gallery: Death Guard Greater Blight Drone


Posted: 2019-12-14 01:59:07
By TwistedBobbay

Dakka Gallery: Eternals Evocators on Celestial Dracolines


Posted: 2019-12-14 00:59:07
By KeX

Dakka Gallery: Ainariel


Posted: 2019-12-13 23:59:07
By jibster

Dakka Gallery: Imperials Must Reinforce The Hive


Posted: 2019-12-13 22:59:07
By admironheart

Dakka Forum: Can someone explain Centurion Assault Squads to me?


Posted: 2019-12-13 21:59:07
Forum post by _SeeD_, 36 responses at time of this post.

You know the stats. Why are CAS only 52 points per model? A comparable unit is Custodes Aquilon Terminators, who have the same Strength, Toughness, and Wounds, but with worse shooting and melee, with a cost of around 80~? These guys seem like an auto include because they are so good. Sorry for the complainy sounding post.

Dakka Gallery: Canyonero Road-train, Volley Gun


Posted: 2019-12-13 20:59:07
By Ashes and Temples

Dakka Gallery: At-st, Star Wars, Star Wars Legion


Posted: 2019-12-13 19:59:07
By feltmonkey

Dakka Forum: Discussing AT and AV


Posted: 2019-12-13 18:59:07
Forum post by Togusa, 36 responses at time of this post.

I've seen it a lot, a discussion about bribing back AV to the game in order to lessen the lethality of this game. Something I support.

To that end, I'd like to suggest the following and I'd like to ask for feedback with any unforeseen consequences.

Add a new Keyword:

Anti-Vehicle. This would be added to the profile of weapons, examples: Melta, Missiles, Bright Lances, Laser Canons, Battle Cannons, Autocannons, etc.

If you're shooting at a unit that has the Vehicle keyword, and you have this Anti-Vehicle profile, then you can wound it as normal. If your gun does not have this profile then:

1. You cannot wound the unit at all. (sort of back to old school)
2. You can only wound on a 6+

So, which is the better option?

Dakka Gallery: Chained Succubus


Posted: 2019-12-13 17:59:07
By Carrero Arts

Dakka Gallery: Scratch Build Tatooine Roundhouse


Posted: 2019-12-13 16:59:07
By Legoknockingshop

Dakka Gallery: Battleship, Do-it-yourself, Gunship, Orks, Scratch Building


Posted: 2019-12-13 14:59:07
By myszopek

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