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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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Nerdfest09's Blog. Months of finished models!!!!
Updated: 2020-10-22 05:39:18
Graven's Bloggit Oct 21st teaching the youngling to sculpt
Updated: 2020-10-21 11:11:25
Insaniak's workbench - now working on: Oldschool Artillery!
Updated: 2020-10-23 10:01:05
Featured Articles
Makro-Servitors
Conversions
How to make Lethal Terrain
Terrain
Buying Bitz and Wargaming Supplies Online
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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
The Insider ? October 23rd ? Prime @ BoLS
Warhammer 40K: Grimdark Zoology: Ambulls @ BoLS
Warhammer 40K: Definition of a WAAC Player @ 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:
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Dakka Blog

Dakka Daily Poll: How much time do you spend painting one basic troop type miniature?


Posted: 2020-10-23 09:59:07
How much time do you spend painting one basic troop type miniature?
A few minutes
Half an hour
One hour
Several hours
Several days
Several weeks
I dont paint
Other (write in)


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Sponsor Press Release:
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Posted: 2020-10-19 07:00:00


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Dakka Daily Poll: On models do you like to see drilled/open gun barrels?


Posted: 2020-10-22 09:59:07
On models do you like to see drilled/open gun barrels?
Yes
No
I dont think it is important
Other (write in)


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Dakka Forum: Why can?t firstborns adopt primaris tools and strategies


Posted: 2020-10-22 03:59:07
Forum post by mrFickle, 36 responses at time of this post.

So I know the answer is because it would make the model line very complicated but fluff wise it?s a bit strange that old marines can have their weapons upgraded to the new bolters or use the new bikes or ATV or armour etc. Also the tactics of primaris are very strict as opposed to the war gear flexibility that old marines had.

Is there any Fluffy reason for this. And before anyone says that primaris are stronger, for that to work that would mean that the new bolt rifles are super heavy and powerful, more so that a heavy weapon like a heavy bolter or a heavy plasm or multi melts. You know what a heavy weapon is.

I suppose why aren?t old marines integrated into primaris units etc, the level of segregation seems over the top

Dakka Forum: The new (more sexy?) GW Painting Handle!


Posted: 2020-10-22 02:59:07
Forum post by Overread, 36 responses at time of this post.

This popped up on the GW Facebook pages an hour ago and doesn't yet seem to have a page on the community site
https://scontent-lhr8-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-0/p526x296/122312390_1218070861921223_5119792795425077615_o.jpg?_nc_cat=102&_nc_sid=730e14&_nc_ohc=DbTqO6En1IEAX9kwfaS&_nc_ht=scontent-lhr8-1.xx&tp=6&oh=8fc1df00a63ce2beb741aa0595ee6a3e&oe=5FB3C15D


A more ergonomic and slimmer upper segment on a slightly taller handle allows better access to the underside of the model for painting.

Dakka Forum: Darkest Dungeon Board Game: Kickstarter is live (October 20,2020)


Posted: 2020-10-22 01:59:07
Forum post by silent25, 36 responses at time of this post.

Ruin has come to our tabletop.

Kickstarter is live!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Yxzm868v3A&feature=emb_logo
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1162110258/darkest-dungeon-the-board-game
https://ksr-ugc.imgix.net/assets/031/085/241/3e6fb9562e28d493686892dc180b1e15_original.jpg?ixlib=rb-2.1.0&w=680&fit=max&v=1603210779&auto=format&frame=1&q=92&s=c388b8186a95a8e36c5f9ff36faf18a8



Dakka Forum: You have to drop 5 armies from 40k


Posted: 2020-10-22 00:59:07
Forum post by bullyboy, 36 responses at time of this post.

So the head of GW dies of a heart attack and his son with a real bad comb over comes into the board meeting and states that "you have to trim the fat. I'm yanking 5 armies from the 40K line...today, you guys figure it out". And just as he is leaving the board room, he turns and remarks "And no Bill, marine supplements count as a single choice, not one each....and I'm talking the ones from last year, not the ones coming out the next few months. get it done".

Who do you drop?

Me....

GSC
Custodes
Harlequins (even though I love them)
Marine supplements (Ultras, RG, IF, Sallies, WS, IH)
And....probably between TSons and DG.... I'd have to go Tsons.

Dakka Gallery: Chaos, Cultists, Necromunda, Warhammer 40,000


Posted: 2020-10-21 23:59:07
By Panic

Dakka Gallery: Plague Marines


Posted: 2020-10-21 22:59:07
By Mutant Modifier

Dakka Gallery: All Ramshakle Games Wheeleved Vehicles


Posted: 2020-10-21 21:59:07
By OldMate

Dakka Gallery: Image by Gitsplitta


Posted: 2020-10-21 20:59:07
By Gitsplitta

Dakka Gallery: Image by Paule


Posted: 2020-10-21 19:59:07
By Paule

Dakka Gallery: Infantry


Posted: 2020-10-21 18:59:07
By Crimson

Dakka Forum: Drop pods turn one?


Posted: 2020-10-21 17:59:07
Forum post by Niiai, 36 responses at time of this post.

Can drop pods stil arrive turn one?

Old wording: "Matched Play: This model and any units embarked aboard it are exempt from the Tactical Reserves matched play rule, except that if it and any units embarked aboard it have not arrived on the battlefield by the end of the third battle round, they count as having been destroyed." Now it uses the wording regardless of misison rules. I do not know if some matched play rules trumphs mission rules, or if they are backed into misison rules?

Dakka Gallery: Termie1


Posted: 2020-10-21 16:59:07
By BLACKHAND

Dakka Gallery: Army, Dreadnought, Salamanders, Space Marines


Posted: 2020-10-21 15:59:07
By jb1981

Dakka Forum: Lets talk about eradicators?


Posted: 2020-10-21 14:59:07
Forum post by Niiai, 36 responses at time of this post.

Are eradicators all that good?

I see 'every one' say they are bonkers. But somewhere on here a thread pointed out they compare porly to landspeeder melta, and presumably the humble attack bike. I could not find the thread so I thought it better to start a new one now that we have all the points.

How do they compare? I certanly like them more then devestators with melta. They cost less, have T5, assault weapons and can shoot twice if they stand stil. That last one seems strong to me, doubling the damage output.

If you happen to think they are that good, what is the reason? And will they be getting a huge nerd or point increase in the future?

A little bit of conspiracy theory but I have seen reditthreads by previus GW employees being asked to price new models cheaply to sell product. In the 'old days'. From a game perspective that makes little sense. After they introduction on 8th edition they have focused on good gameplay and a balansed game, and sales are through the roof. I do not know why they missed the ball on eradicators. Everything else in necron/sm codex seems balansed.

Dakka Gallery: Sisters of Battle Repentia (test Model)


Posted: 2020-10-21 13:59:07
By zahnib

Dakka Forum: What makes a good codex? Are good codices possible with GW's current business model?


Posted: 2020-10-21 12:59:07
Forum post by tyranidwarrior, 37 responses at time of this post.

As the newest cycle of codex churn begins, it got me thinking about what makes a codex "good." I've been thinking about this a bit lately since this is my first experience of codex churn as an adult. I played 40k as a teenager (3rd-5th) but dropped it back at the dawn of 6th ed as i was finishing college, life got in the way, and 6th+7th ed seemed wholly unappealing. I am 30 now and got back into 40k this spring (thank you TTS) and I'm experiencing the game through a whole new lens now that I've grown up, so to speak. I dont think that when I was younger I fully understood the relationship between the way the game was designed and the way that GW operated as a business and mainly just played around with my brother a few friends in my moms basement. Now that I have a better understanding of the way the game and the business are intertwined, it really got me thinking as to what GW could do to "balance" their business model and the way that their codices are written/released. Is there a way to write an internally balanced codex that still sells "the right" models? I've even heard some folks say that in a digital age GW needs to abandon the idea of codices all together, but would that upend the way the hobby side of their business operates? Does an internally balanced codex even matter in a meta that isnt internally balanced in and of itself, mostly by virtue of the nature of the rolling release codex cycle?

Im sorry if this just seems like a rambling series of questions, but this topic is broad and has many aspects to it so its hard to pin down and formulate into one cohesive question. These issues have on my mind a lot lately though, and I felt like i could learn something if i just opened the floor and listened to what other more experienced 40k enthusiasts have to say on this topic.





Dakka Forum: WARCASTER KICKSTARTER 2 Collision Course


Posted: 2020-10-21 11:59:07
Forum post by Overread, 36 responses at time of this post.

Privateer Press have announced that the second wave Warcaster Kickstarter Live now until 5th November https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/privateerpress/warcaster-collision-course

This KS follows their first which has shipped the first wave to customers and is shipping the second wave right now (basically parcels are at different world hubs for delivery or nearly on their way there). It adds new units, such as light hover tanks, to each of the 3 existing armies and a brand new alien faction, the Empyreans. There's also new play modes, new alternative poses, upgrades and more
https://ksr-ugc.imgix.net/assets/031/007/835/68f85485ce746942ebc5296504beb7c1_original.png?ixlib=rb-2.1.0&w=700&fit=max&v=1602712082&auto=format&frame=1&lossless=true&s=f9d56c5ae0efd6caebddec813a0436be
https://ksr-ugc.imgix.net/assets/031/007/841/4bf5262f14fad563c2416039eec49ec1_original.png?ixlib=rb-2.1.0&w=700&fit=max&v=1602712110&auto=format&frame=1&lossless=true&s=2626ffa4c4ab40f23f8518273f543a1b


More photos of new things from the KS for all factions. Note that the new light vehicles are on 80mm bases, which should give you some idea of how big they are!


Scythe for the Aeternus Continuum https://ksr-ugc.imgix.net/assets/031/019/485/fa5e733dec9437b2a79df2151aeea6e1_original.gif?ixlib=rb-2.1.0&w=680&fit=max&v=1602780711&auto=format&gif-q=50&q=92&s=51e4bf8a756631fd6fa3a5c31422c9ab

Razorbat for the Marcher Worlds https://ksr-ugc.imgix.net/assets/031/009/414/0682eaacb71ee4a5ea4d97b42eeed9ea_original.gif?ixlib=rb-2.1.0&w=680&fit=max&v=1602722530&auto=format&gif-q=50&q=92&s=ac4a6c93b4eaa7501076cba895fa9375

Interceptor for the Iron Star Alliance https://ksr-ugc.imgix.net/assets/031/009/439/e5dc34bcc3ed9cd1b0e829e275cc7f3e_original.gif?ixlib=rb-2.1.0&w=680&fit=max&v=1602722750&auto=format&gif-q=50&q=92&s=4d4a40e5e0a2491681ce7b764ba7fbc1


Zenith for the Empyreans
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Dakka Gallery: Killakoppta - Buggy Conversion


Posted: 2020-10-21 10:59:07
By Kustomer D

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