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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
Nova's Mek shop - Plasma Orkbliterator
Updated: 2017-09-20 05:25:19
Slinky's P & M blog. [20th September - Converted Frodo on Asfaloth]
Updated: 2017-09-20 08:58:37
Unrestrained Ravagings: A (mostly) Dark Eldar Project Log [20/9 Full Wych squad, 2 x jetbikes]
Updated: 2017-09-20 04:23:13
Featured Articles
Three Color Searforge Army for Warmachine - Part 1
The Secret Ingredient: Paynes Grey (by Iffy)
Mixing vallejo paint without pain
Friends of Dakka
Bell of Lost Souls - Warhammer 40k Blog
Tabletop Gaming News
Bartertown - wargaming trading forum
Lexicanum - Warhammer 40k background wiki
Warseer Forums
Bolter and Chainsword forums
The Painting Corps blog
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
Lustria LIVES: Total War Warhammer 2 Mazdamundi Gameplay @ BoLS
FFG: Arkham Horror: A Phantom of Truth Follows the Yellow King @ BoLS
Mantic ? Kings of War: Edge of The Abyss Reaches its Climax @ 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.


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Dakka Blog

Dakka Gallery: Farseer

Posted: 2017-09-20 15:59:07
By grey_death

Dakka Gallery: Blood Angels Tactical Squad

Posted: 2017-09-20 14:59:07
By Meph

Dakka Gallery: Nurgle Random Purge Army

Posted: 2017-09-20 13:59:07
By raest209

Dakka Gallery: Kingdom Death Gorm And Survivors

Posted: 2017-09-20 12:59:07
By spiralingcadaver

Dakka Gallery: Another Great Image!

Posted: 2017-09-20 11:59:07
Taken with a Canon PowerShot SX100 IS
Unknown creator

Dakka Gallery: The Throne & The Latrine: Close Ups

Posted: 2017-09-20 10:59:07
By Littletower

Dakka Daily Poll: Does 40k need a complete re-write?

Posted: 2017-09-20 09:59:07
Does 40k need a complete re-write?
Yes total re-write from scratch.
Yes total re write but based on WHFB.
No it just needs some more special rules.
No it has no problems at all as it is.

View Results / Discussion

Dakka Forum: [Campaigns] Into the Jaws of Hell (a Deathwatch/40k/Spacehulk campaign)

Posted: 2017-09-20 09:59:07
Forum post by Warboss_Waaazag, 44 responses at time of this post.

"Brothers, we all understood the risks when we made our pacts with the Deathwatch. Routine or not, our missions are sacred undertakings and the promises we made must be kept at all costs. No matter that we have found ourselves lost in this forgotten system, torn from the Immaterium by the abomination our new Admech allies call the . No matter that we have no choice but to plunge into the nightmare depths of this derelict hulk to thwart our otherwise inevitable descent into hell with it. And no matter that some of us may die fighting the innumerable horrors we will find within it. We have sworn oaths to destroy the enemies of Mankind wherever they may be found. Let us fulfill our promises of destruction and return the Emperor's light to this forsaken place that we may carry our hatred anew, to dark places yet undiscovered. For we are the Angels of Death and the Deliverers of the Emperor's Grace. Let none stand in our path and live. Let nothing stay our wrath."

-Watch Captain Erophon formerly of the Flesh Tearers, to the Deathwatch contingent aboard the Frigate Intolerance, Hour 14


This is a campaign for two or more players using a slightly modified version of the 40k rules. It plays best when one player takes on the role of "GM" and the remaining players take on the role of the space marines of the Deathwatch. I've taken inspiration from the many MiniWarGaming campaigns, the FFG Deathwatch roleplaying game, the various incarnations of the Space Hulk game by Games Workshop, and my own ideas. The campaign follows a group of Deathwatch marines on board the Gladius Frigate Intolerance after it has been blown way off course and dragged from the Immaterium into an uncharted system by the formation of a "brand new" Space Hulk. Here they find Admech forces that have been trapped here since the middle of the Great Crusade, waiting for a rescue that would nev...

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Dakka Gallery: Bexxis.

Posted: 2017-09-20 08:59:07
By Shenloanne

Dakka Gallery: The Pic Made For Bols

Posted: 2017-09-20 07:59:07
Taken with a Canon EOS REBEL T2i
Unknown creator

Dakka Gallery: Morkanaut, Orks, Scratch Build, Walker

Posted: 2017-09-20 06:59:07
By Camkierhi

Dakka Gallery: Ork Boy - Octaarius Empire

Posted: 2017-09-20 05:59:07
By Melcavuk

Dakka Gallery: Bakunin Taskmaster Swast

Posted: 2017-09-20 04:59:07
By keezus

Dakka Gallery: Contemptor, Marine Abuse, Space Wolves

Posted: 2017-09-20 03:59:07
Unknown creator

Dakka Gallery: Kustom Wartrakk

Posted: 2017-09-20 02:59:07
By Big Mek Largutz

Dakka Gallery: Chaos Dwarf Standard Bearer (for The Cure)

Posted: 2017-09-20 01:59:07
Taken with a Canon EOS REBEL T2i
By Glimpse The Void

Dakka Gallery: Primaris, Space Marines, Weathered

Posted: 2017-09-20 00:59:07
Unknown creator

Dakka Gallery: Deeproot Treant

Posted: 2017-09-19 23:59:07
By Moolet

Dakka Gallery: Another Great Image!

Posted: 2017-09-19 22:59:07
Unknown creator

Dakka Forum: How many Factions is Too many?

Posted: 2017-09-19 21:59:07
Forum post by MagicJuggler, 74 responses at time of this post.

This is something that has bothered me for awhile, but one of the main things that bothered me about 6th was the addition of rule-lite Supplement "codexes," but the thing that bothered me more was the addition (or separation) of a bunch of smaller "factions." 7th edition added Harlequins, Admech (split into two armies because of 2 model releases), Deathwatch, Khorne Daemonkin, Custodes, Sisters of Silence and Genestealer Cults, while completely separating the Inquisiton and Assassins from the Grey Knight codex. 6th made Stormtroopers a "standalone army", and now 8th is separating Death Guard and Thousand Sons into their own codexes.

The debatable issue is: How many armies are too many, and should armies be capable of working as "standalone" armies? Harlequins in 7th were impossible to field in a CAD due to not actually having any HQ choices, while the Admech were "War Convocation: Final Destination." Deathwatch were competitively dead on arrival while Genestealer Cults at least had a few neat tricks and were rounded out that you could field them without allies. Of course, all-Custodes and all-Sisters of Silence aren't viable.

Call it :salt: if you will but the whole idea of separate Marine codexes needs to disappear. For all the talk about 7e or previous editions being bloated, I'm eagerly awaiting Codex: Marbo has a Case of The Mondays.

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