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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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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!


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: Skaven gutter runner

Posted: 2020-01-23 10:59:07
By J-paint

Dakka Daily Poll: What should a 200-300 page hardback rulebook ideally cost (in US dollars)?

Posted: 2020-01-23 09:59:07
What should a 200-300 page hardback rulebook ideally cost (in US dollars)?
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Dakka Gallery: Alarielle The Everqueen

Posted: 2020-01-23 08:59:07
By Stephanius

Dakka Gallery: Treelord 6-11-2018 2

Posted: 2020-01-23 07:59:07
By CaptainWaffle

Dakka Gallery: Pedro Kantor Primaris Conversion

Posted: 2020-01-23 06:59:07
By West_minis

Dakka Gallery: Demolition Man

Posted: 2020-01-23 05:59:07
By Big Mac

Dakka Gallery: 10-17 Wip

Posted: 2020-01-23 04:59:07
By Nevelon

Dakka Gallery: Commissar Pilz

Posted: 2020-01-23 03:59:07
By Pomander Cask

Dakka Gallery: Death Guard

Posted: 2020-01-23 02:59:07
By Play Painted

Dakka Gallery: Ork Cold One Riders

Posted: 2020-01-23 01:59:07
By Midget Gems

Dakka Gallery: Kill Team, Mechanicus, Necromunda, Salt Weathering, Terrain

Posted: 2020-01-23 00:59:07
By Jadenim

Dakka Gallery: Adeptus Mechanicus, Admech, Conversion, Dark Mechanicus, Dunecrawler, Onager Dunecrawler

Posted: 2020-01-22 23:59:07
By Doctoragonair

Dakka Forum: Gods or Extradimensional Entities?

Posted: 2020-01-22 22:59:07
Forum post by Psionara, 36 responses at time of this post.

When people refer to warp entities such as Tzeentch, Slaanesh, Khorne, Nurgle, Isha, Cergorach, Gork, Mork, etc., are they actually considered literal gods or just beings from another dimension that have powers that we cannot fathom?

Dakka Gallery: Chaos Dwarf Infernal Guard With Fireglaives

Posted: 2020-01-22 21:59:07
By ToadPainter

Dakka Gallery: Ogryn Heavy Specialist

Posted: 2020-01-22 20:59:07
By Proiteus

Dakka Forum: At some point, there must have been a first Daemon?

Posted: 2020-01-22 19:59:07
Forum post by Mad Doc Grotsnik, 36 responses at time of this post.

How do?

Odd thought. But we know that Daemons are, essentially, the merest sliver of a God, forced into our reality through warp riffs etc.

And it struck me, surely that means there must have been a first Daemon? Slicing off the merest sliver of self, imbuing it with some kind of sentience and using it further your ineffable goals doesn?t seem like an automatic thought?

Surely there must?ve been a time when the Chaos Gods existed, but Daemons didn?t.

Leaning further down that rabbit hole, I?m wondering if it was Tzeentch that beat everyone to the punch? I mean, every Daemon, from the mightiest Bloodthirster to the simplest Nurgling is the merest fragment of an honest to goodness God. So, why imbue them with any kind of personality? Surely it?d be better to avoid them having their own schemes, by simply having them be you? But to not do that, and instead give them a mission of some kind, and at least mock independence seems very, very Tzeentch. Pebbles thrown in the pond to cause ripples you can then manipulate at leisure.

From there, I think it?s possible the other Gods simply followed suit, never pondering whether absolute direct control might be more beneficial. Or it could be they simply enjoyed the anarchy and nonsense that typically follows any Daemonic incursion.

What are your thoughts, Dakka?

Dakka Forum: A Plastic Sisters Hobby Thread

Posted: 2020-01-22 18:59:07
Forum post by MacPhail, 36 responses at time of this post.

There's been some great work on the new plastic Sororitas models lately... I feel like the Sisters community here on Dakka tripled overnight and everyone is showing off great stuff. A bunch of us got sidetracked in the Tactica sharing our paint schemes, and every new sprue that surfaces gets analyzed in the News & Rumors forum... but news threads die off and tactics threads aren't for hobbying, sooo....

How about a standing thread where we can get into the weeds on what's on each sprue, how to maximize the value of each box, which bits swap easily onto which models, where to find good third-party options, don't-screw-this-up-the-same-way-I-did admonitions, and so on? If so, sound off with what you're up to, buying strategies, lessons learned, feedback requests, and so on. If there's anything worth compiling here (sprues? links? paint scheme gallery?), let me know and I'll try to keep up.

For my part, I'm building on about 3500 points of classic metal Sisters, so I'll be building and painting a little bit at a time and probably doing lots of conversions to fill in gaps in my existing lists. I am building the Penitent Engine-- it's an awesome model, but it's built in layers and I'm very glad I painted as I built rather than afterwards-- and I'll be looking at trying to squeeze 4 multi-meltas out of the standard Retributer box, either by scratchbuilding or casting if I can get my head around that.

What are the rest of you faithful servants of the Emperor up to with your new goodies?

Dakka Gallery: Eternals Evocators on Celestial Dracolines

Posted: 2020-01-22 17:59:07
By KeX

Dakka Forum: Realm of Chaos Vol 2. The Lost and the The Damned.

Posted: 2020-01-22 16:59:07
Forum post by Mad Doc Grotsnik, 36 responses at time of this post.

How do?

It?s baaaaaaaaack! 35.00, available from Warhammer World, and presumably Warhammer Cafe.

We?ve a man Live Looting for the Loot Group right now. Apparently, on sale until stock runs out?

Automatically Appended Next Post:
If like me you?re broke post-Christmas, I?m likely to do a run later in the month, ideally for folks in countries That Don?t Get Nice Things.

Dakka Gallery: Sentinel

Posted: 2020-01-22 15:59:07
By sgr

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