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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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The Brave's madness: oldhammer, kitbash, toys and conversions
Updated: 2021-09-26 11:08:47
Waaazag's terrain tutorial blog (formerly The Shattered City)
Updated: 2021-08-15 20:02:19
Goberts Gubbins - 21 Sep 21 - 2021=75 - Void Panthers Land Speeder WIP & BSF Terrain
Updated: 2021-09-21 10:36:49
Featured Articles
Terrain: GW Craters: Painting them quick! Urban Style
Beginners guide to painting
Priming vs Undercoating
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
AoS List Of The Week ? Sons Of Behemat @ BoLS
D&D: Take A Look At The Moonstone Dragon @ BoLS
Games Workshop Pre-Orders: ?Pricing & Links? JOYTOY & Ork 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!


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 Daily Poll: Do you think that the Emperor will resurrect in some form?

Posted: 2021-09-26 09:59:07
Do you think that the Emperor will resurrect in some form?
No opinion
Yes, as the Star Child.
Yes, as himself
Yes, through someone else
No, he will die
No, he is already dead
Other (write in)

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Dakka Gallery: Engine Details

Posted: 2021-09-25 16:59:07
By FeistyRips

Dakka Gallery: General of The Empire

Posted: 2021-09-25 15:59:07
By Forwayn

Dakka Gallery: Goff Nob a

Posted: 2021-09-25 14:59:07
By Bacxaber

Dakka Forum: 3d print customs vs GW originals

Posted: 2021-09-25 13:59:07
Forum post by jeff white, 36 responses at time of this post.

I was listening to a Youtube content creator as I worked on a project, today. The first video that played involved GW taking down an eBay auction posted by a different content creator who does painting tutorials and who had printed a giant model (meaning, a fantasy giant humanoid, in this case a large cyclops) that is NOT a copy of a GW model. The painter suggested that the model could be used in AoS and similar games. GW forced the removal of the auction due to intellectual property complaints. A few videos after that one described the differences between 3d printed and GW original models. Lots of custom models that looked very good, and that cost a LOT less to print. Some of them looked better to me than the GW originals.

Personally, I would have no trouble playing against the 3d printed versions that were shown on the videos. I have not (yet) purchased a 3d printer, but... I am seeing less and less reason not to do so.

Here is a simple poll. Maybe this has been done, before, but I am asking simply if 3d printing is cool specifically in the context of 40K, meaning that you would have no problems playing against and/or collecting 3d printed models, perhaps doing so yourself with your own printer at some point if not doing so already. If not OK, why not? If OK, are you using custom prints already?

Again, there is some discussion ongoing on Dakka about this topic. If this thread is a double of another ongoing thread, please let me know and maybe a MOD should delete this one.

Dakka Gallery: Exodite Dragon Knights (shining Spears

Posted: 2021-09-25 12:59:07
By Tyranid Horde

Dakka Gallery: Yellow Salamanders Banner/standard (wip, Updated)

Posted: 2021-09-25 11:59:07
Unknown creator

Dakka Gallery: Chaos, Conversion, Dreadnought, Emperor's Children, Hellbrute, Sonic Dreadnought

Posted: 2021-09-25 10:59:07
By Hankovitch

Dakka Daily Poll: What would you most like to bring into your army from another?

Posted: 2021-09-25 09:59:07
What would you most like to bring into your army from another?
A Weapon
A Special Rule
A Tank
A Monstrous Creature
A piece of Wargear
A Psychic Power
Other (write in)

View Results / Discussion

Dakka Gallery: Board Game, Druid, Hero, Judgement

Posted: 2021-09-25 08:59:07
By feltmonkey

Dakka Gallery: Helbrute Golem & Horse-head Minions For Overlords Csm

Posted: 2021-09-25 07:59:07
By Mutant Modifier

Dakka Gallery: Dark Angels - Master Lazarus

Posted: 2021-09-25 06:59:07
By Edeus

Dakka Forum: What niche could Primaris Scouts fulfill?

Posted: 2021-09-25 05:59:07
Forum post by KingGarland, 36 responses at time of this post.

With the recent news of the new Primaris Neophytes for the Black Templars I have seen people talking about the possibility of a new Primaris Scouts unit in the future. And while I am not against the idea of such a unit it did get me think about what kind of role they could fulfill within an army, especially within a primaris army.

The original Scouts units generally fulfilled three unique roles:
They were a cheap chaff unit to fill out troop choices and excerpt board control on the cheap. However with their change to an Elites choice in 9th they don't fill this as well any more.
They could be deployed outside of your deployment zone to grab objectives early.
They could take sniper rifles to hit characters.

The problem is that the Space Marines, as in the Primaris, already have things that can do all of these:
9th seems to have gotten rid of cheap troop choices for the SM in this edition so I can't see them being this.
The Primaris have a lot on units capable of forward deployment, two of which are already troops.
They is another, very useful, sniper unit available to the SM.

So what else could they be used for?

Dakka Gallery: Ogre Mage Battle

Posted: 2021-09-25 04:59:07
By Carrero Arts

Dakka Forum: Balance of Strategy, Tactics, and ?Optimization? in 40K

Posted: 2021-09-25 03:59:07
Forum post by Mezmorki, 36 responses at time of this post.

A criticism of 40K is that it isn?t very strategic or tactical, and that most ?decisions? you make are really optimization problems to be ?solved.? I?m curious about digging into this situation with an eye towards whether or not things have changed over various editions of 40k.

For purposes of this discussion, it?s probably useful to discuss the terms strategy, tactics, and optimization a bit more - and what makes these levels of decisions ?interesting? or not from a gameplay depth perspective.

In 40K, I feel ?strategy? (however deep or shallow it might be) principally hinges on (a) army building (b) deployment; and (c) a general ?gameplan? for victory. These combine, essentially, to pose the player with questions about how to best use their army and some of its key abilities (deep strike, infiltration, etc.) to achieve the mission?s objectives. I.E., how do you use your army to score points. I should stress that ?objectives? can vary quite a bit from mission to mission and edition to edition.

?Tactics? in 40k has to do mostly with unit-level decisions about how to move towards objectives. Do you move towards objectives quickly on the open, or slowly through cover. Do you hold out and delay for turn, and hedge your bets that you can sprint to the objective on a later turn. It has to do, principally, with aspects of position and maneuver and use of terrain and obstacles. Do you setup some units to screen and block others from being charged. Do you use vehicles to block LoS for advancing units. Etc.

?Optimizations? have to with decisions where there is, for lack of a better term, an ideal ?solution? given a desired outcome. I think a lot of 40K comes down to optimization decisions. What is the ideal / optimal firing order for your units to ensure that you disable the biggest enemy threats first or deal the most possible damage. What stratagems do you em...

Post continues at https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/801042.page

Dakka Gallery: Warforged Cleric Idea

Posted: 2021-09-25 02:59:07
By Sir Motor

Dakka Forum: Start of a Chaos Traitor Guard and cultist army - Chaos Squats and other famous regiments

Posted: 2021-09-25 01:59:07
Forum post by philmorgan75, 36 responses at time of this post.

Hi everyone. I've been a 40k fan since 1987 and have normally stuck with modelling Space Marines ( I have also dabbled with Catachans and the Deathwatch as well). The closest I've been to Chaos models were the Chaos Space Marines and cultists from the Dark Vengeance box set. I have always used them as dead heretics on bases .....

and I also made a large diorama.....

But normally, any chaos models I have made are dead!

I read all of the Commissar Gaunt and Cain books over the lock downs and with the release of the Traitor Guardsmen models from the Blackstone Fortress expansion, my creative juices started flowing - it got me interested in starting a Chaos Traitor Guard and Cultist army.

There have been rumours recently about Squats returning to the 40k universe and having bought a few of the plastic Space Dwarves when they were released in the early 1990's, I managed to locate them recently and realised how small they were compared to current models.

As I was planning on making as many Chaos Traitor Guardsmen as I could from as many of the well known Imperial Guard regiments, I thought I would try and make some Chaos Squats.

I give you my first Chaos Squat. Apologies for the dust on the photo's, I was so excited to show these models that I hadn't quite finished them.

The body is made from a Kharadron Overlord with all of it's stomach and neck armour removed. I then used milliput to model the flak jacket and when it was nearly dry, I used a sharp, wet scalpel to cut the distinctive diamond design. Thin strips of plasticard were used to make his harness webb...

Post continues at https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/800561.page

Dakka Gallery: Sons of The Gorgon - 30k Kill Team

Posted: 2021-09-25 00:59:07
By voidjord

Dakka Forum: Does anyone else...

Posted: 2021-09-24 23:59:07
Forum post by Daedalus81, 36 responses at time of this post.

Find it hilarious that in the new metawatch article they have art where the worst 3 armies are watching the tournament remotely?

Dakka Gallery: Bad Moons, Big Trakk, Orks, Warhammer 40,000

Posted: 2021-09-24 22:59:07
By Gitsplitta

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