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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 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 Forum: Who had it the worst?

Posted: 2018-12-10 12:59:07
Forum post by Avor, 36 responses at time of this post.

The rules of 40k are rarely balanace, in edtion codex or the tactics of.

So who had it the worst? Name an army and edition and tell what made them the worst of all time

Dakka Forum: Voxcast: GW's Official 40k Podcast - Jes Goodwin Episode 1

Posted: 2018-12-10 11:59:07
Forum post by Tyranid Horde, 36 responses at time of this post.

Just spotted this:

Comes out Dec 10th. Thoughts?

In addition, Stormcast is getting reformatted according to their article on Warhammer Community

Quote for those at work:
If you?ve been missing your regular dose of Warhammer podcast goodness, we have excellent news ? we?re back with not one, but TWO podcasts from next week! We talked to our expert host Wade Pryce to find out what you can expect:

Wade: We are launching a new Warhammer 40,000 podcast called VoxCast on December 10th, and StormCast, our podcast all about Warhammer Age of Sigmar, will be returning in a newly reforged format the following Monday. They?ll then alternate each week, so you?ll have a new podcast to listen to every single Monday.

Each episode will be about an hour long and will feature in-depth discussions with the people responsible for the worlds of Warhammer about the things that interest them.

The guest list will include Studio background writers, rules writers, miniatures designers, army painters and ?Eavy Metal painters, artists and authors. We?ll be talking about the sorts of things from Warhammer Age of Sigmar and Warhammer 40,000 that interest and excite them, offering you insights into everything from how codexes are written to why Phil Kelly likes Ogors so much.

Working in the Design Studio for 12 years provided many opportunities for me to have lots of interesting conversations with lots of these people ? and I?ll be having many more on the podcast. The only difference is, this time, you?ll get to hear them!

Kinda looking forward to it myself but I reckon Tabletop Tactics won't enjoy the name of their podcast being taken


Dakka Forum: Chaos Marines Tactica [8th Edition]

Posted: 2018-12-10 10:59:07
Forum post by JNAProductions, 36 responses at time of this post.

Note: This is a WIP first post. This is solely my own judgement on the units-please please PLEASE contribute your own thoughts, and I'll update the post!

Army Special Rules

Death To The False Emperor-Gain extra attacks on a 6+ in the Fight phase when fighting Imperium units. Handy, but nothing to build around, generally.

Daemonic Ritual-Summoning! It sucks, generally.

Despoilers Of The Galaxy-Objective Secured. On Troops only.

Units Overview


Abaddon The Despoiler A+
He's the reason to run Black Legion. The ONLY way to get full rerolls to hit in a CSM army (at least in any decent area), as well as auto-pass morale in a 12" bubble. He's the core of our most competitive builds, usually with Cultists.

Fabius Bile C
He's okay. Nothing special. His main shtick is that he can enhance infantry units, giving them +1 Strength (okay), Toughness (great!) or Attack (okay). But you also have to roll a d6 for every model, and the unit takes a mortal wound for each 6. He's not AWFUL... But he's not good.

Also, he has a special rule where he doesn't break Legion bonuses, despite not being a Legion Character himself.

Kharn The Betrayer A
Kharn is a big ol' beatstick, and damn good at it for cheap. A sneaky way of using him is to run him next to big Daemon Engines or tanks, since he gives full rerolls to hit (just like Abaddon) in a 1" bubble (not like Abaddon). Good countercharge threat and babysitter for big boys, as well as useful for running up the field and murdering.

Lucius The Eternal D
A beatstick Emperor's Children Lord. A mediocre beatstick at that. Hard pass.

Cypher F (B Without Battle Brothers)
Cypher has some nice pistols, and makes a great Warlord. He does not count as being slain on a 2+, so he's great for denying your enemy points.

But, with the Battle Brothers rule... He can only be taken in a Vanguard of Fallen or an Aux detachment. So he sucks.


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

Posted: 2018-12-10 09:59:07
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Dakka Gallery: Vanguard Squad

Posted: 2018-12-10 08:59:07
By taemu_touhi

Dakka Gallery: Incinerager

Posted: 2018-12-10 07:59:07
By Captain_Magpie

Dakka Gallery: Another Great Image!

Posted: 2018-12-10 06:59:07
Taken with a Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS
Unknown creator

Dakka Gallery: Primaris Raptor Librarian

Posted: 2018-12-10 05:59:07

Dakka Gallery: Image by Ramos Asura

Posted: 2018-12-10 04:59:07
By Ramos Asura

Dakka Gallery: Vects Dais of Destruction

Posted: 2018-12-10 03:59:07
Unknown creator

Dakka Gallery: Wyvern From Behind.

Posted: 2018-12-10 02:59:07
By CptM Mograin

Dakka Forum: New Chapter Approved Missions (v ITC)

Posted: 2018-12-10 01:59:07
Forum post by Hard_rock_geo, 36 responses at time of this post.

Watching the Tabletop Tactics video on the new chapter approved, one thing people don?t seem to be discussing as much is the new missions and mission format.

I feel the points adjustments made should be looked at taking into account this new way of playing as it completely changes how the game is played. For example, deployment is now done one whole army at a time with each player deploying knowing who has the choice to go first or second. Additionally, scoring objectives is now super important as tabling your opponent does not automatically mean you win.

These changes greatly reduce the effectiveness of knights and Ynnari and I think provide a much better balanced ruleset which encourages playing the objectives. The elephant in the room is however the ITC format. Previously I had much preferred ITC over book missions and almost all the competitive scene uses ITC.

However, now it may be that armies are balanced for a completely different way of playing than ITC. Whats everyones opions on this, will we start seeing more competitive play using the new CA missions or will ITC continue to dominate (and therefore knights, Ynnari etc).

Dakka Forum: Chapter Approved - The state of Primaris marines going forward

Posted: 2018-12-10 00:59:07
Forum post by Shinzra, 36 responses at time of this post.

Hello and good evening to all,

Wanted to ask with the current leaks and reviews of the Primaris marine line getting points drops pretty much across the board along with stormraven decreases and other units. How do people think the Primaris units will perform going forward?, will more competitive lists start to appear?, will pure primaris lists also become more competitive/popular?.

After watching the tabletop tactics ca review, they had quite high praise and thoughts on primaris after the changes so thought I would see what the fellow Dakkanaughts think :).


Dakka Gallery: Frau in Feldgrau

Posted: 2018-12-09 23:59:07
By ishkatar

Dakka Gallery: Looted, Necrons, Obliterators, Orks, Plasma, Scratch Build, Terrain

Posted: 2018-12-09 22:59:07
By Novasetri

Dakka Gallery: da Lookout

Posted: 2018-12-09 21:59:07
By Goff Boss

Dakka Gallery: Battle Fortress, Battlewagon, Custom, Orks, Super-heavy

Posted: 2018-12-09 20:59:07
By Denua

Dakka Forum: Cultists are 5 points per model.

Posted: 2018-12-09 19:59:07
Forum post by bibotot, 36 responses at time of this post.

What? How did this happen? Chaos Cultists are 5 points per model, but Guardsmen are still 4. There is no other change to either unit barring some wargear cost.

Guardsmen have better armor saves and the only thing going for the Cultists is the Alpha Legion shenanigan. Guardsmen have more weapon choice, but Cultists can get marks.

Veterans are only 5 points per model.

Can anyone tell me why this is the case? Did the newest Chapter Approve just do that to nerf Alpha Legion or something?

Dakka Forum: Sisters of Battle - Beta Codex - 8th Edition Tactica

Posted: 2018-12-09 18:59:07
Forum post by pretre, 36 responses at time of this post.

Let's move over here.

I'm actually pretty optimistic about the changes. Yes, they are different than what we had but I think with some practice. I'm still waiting until I see the book and make some lists though.

Dakka Gallery: Ironcore Hunter Dragon Tank Killer

Posted: 2018-12-09 17:59:07
By Evil-D185

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