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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?

Project Logs
Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (3/23: Bushido - water mill finished!)
Updated: 2019-03-23 16:24:33
Camkierhi's other stuff blog.....Currently, a brief year in review!.
Updated: 2019-03-22 23:20:57
Flapjack's Log
Updated: 2019-03-23 15:41:19
Featured Articles
Priming With Acrylic Gesso
Warmachine Rulebooks
Helping Infinity beginners- learn to counter most common tactics
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
FFG: X-Wing Wave 3 Now Available @ BoLS
Creating a Cleric: Channeling for Champions @ BoLS
GW First Looks: Chaos Space Marines Arrival Imminent @ 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 Daily Poll: Do you think that the Emperor will resurrect in some form?

Posted: 2019-03-23 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: da Red Kount

Posted: 2019-03-22 22:59:07
Taken with a Canon PowerShot SX110 IS
By monkeytroll

Dakka Forum: A couple of background questions about Sigmarines

Posted: 2019-03-22 21:59:07
Forum post by Geifer, 36 responses at time of this post.

While I'm not trying to get too excited about Warcry just yet, now I have a couple of conversions for Chaos champions swirling around in my head and I'd like to check if there's insurmountable conflict with the lore before I put knife to plastic. Probably easy stuff if you know the background, but I haven't really read any since the original Flesheater Courts book, so I'm a bit behind.

I'm looking to buy Steelheart's Champions because...

1. the female Sigmarine looks like she'll fit nicely on a base with a Chaos champion standing over/on her decapitated corpse, holding the head in hand. Think new Skulltaker for a rough idea of the pose. Does that work? Or does the entire Sigmarine body including armor and everything get zapped away upon death? I totally forgot how that works.

2. I like the big hammer guy in the set. And while I don't have a problem with Sigmarines, everything is better once it felt the loving embrace of Slaanesh. So the question is, could a Sigmarine theoretically be corrupted by Chaos or do they have plot armor? I think it'll work either way, but I'd like to know if I'm converting a turned Sigmarine or a Chaos champion styled in mockery of Sigmar's finest.

Dakka Gallery: Valhallan Officer 1

Posted: 2019-03-22 20:59:07
By warspawned

Dakka Gallery: Angel, Armaggeddon, Contemptor, Crimson, Dark, Epic, Fists, Pattern, Rhino, Squad, Unit

Posted: 2019-03-22 19:59:07
By Paule

Dakka Forum: What's your policy on WYSIWYG?

Posted: 2019-03-22 18:59:07
Forum post by onlyroad, 36 responses at time of this post.

So, I'm finally starting to get my models back to presentable standards and play some pickup games at my local store. I've never really been too concerned with WYSIWYG, though I've always disclosed this to my opponents, but I don't really know how much it's expected and encouraged.

So, Dakka, what's your policy on WYSIWYG from your opponents?

Dakka Gallery: Blending, Eavymetal, Infinity, Kazak, Non-Metallic Metal, Soldier, Veteran

Posted: 2019-03-22 17:59:07
By sergbel

Dakka Gallery: Canoness With Eviscerator

Posted: 2019-03-22 16:59:07
By A.T.

Dakka Forum: Cool thing to do with Nu Marines.

Posted: 2019-03-22 15:59:07
Forum post by Headlss, 36 responses at time of this post.

I don't like Primaris Marines. I don't like their fluff. "Like space Marines but unflawed" I don't like their rules, "like space Marines but more specialised and focused, and tougher aswell" I don't like their philosophy "like space Marines who are genetically engineered from a few handfuls of perfect warriors to be the ultimate supersoldiers, but even betterer and superer."

I don't like that they seem to be replacing space Marines. Unless.... They are explicitly in character replacing space Marines. If Gulman is making a play for the throne to set himself up as Shogun, and leave the corpse rotting on the throne as the nominal head of the imperium of course.

The old Marines aren't going to like that, they will oppose, probably reflexively, they didn't much like it the last time.

Gulman knows that of course and he knows he needs a force of loyal supporters he can comand that are a match for the Space Marines. He now has that with the Nu Marines.

Suddenly the naritive moves, Gullman sweeps out the High lords of Terra, and with his force of Nu Marines supported by Ad Mech and the Costodes declares the Old Marines ronin. Out laws.

That is a cool story you can tell with Nu Marines. Their might be others but GW isn't telling them yet.

Dakka Forum: Paradigm's Ongoing Adventures In Paint: The Courage of Hobbits

Posted: 2019-03-22 14:59:07
Forum post by Paradigm, 36 responses at time of this post.

Howdy folks! It's New Blog Time!

Given that my last P&M blog has a) seen a massive drop-off in updates over the last few months and b) consists of a lot of my older/earlier work which is, to say the least, a bit rubbish, I thought it was about time I change things up a little and make a fresh start. A lot of what I do these days goes into showcase threads or the monthly P&M challenge I run here on Dakka, but this will hopefully be a good way to keep everything in one place and hopefully keep me motivated to paint more stuff, as my productivity has declined somewhat over the last year as D&D and video games have eaten more of the free time uni work has left me with.

It's fair to say this will probably be updated a lot less frequently than my old blog was in its heyday, but hopefully I can keep a steady stream of painted minis coming, and I'm always happy to chat about my hobby exploits, so please do feel free to drop in with comments, questions, feedback and all that proverbial jazz... and if you're really bored, ask me about my D&D games! :D :snore:

One last shameless plug, I do do a bit of commission work here and there so if you like what you see and would like something painted, feel free to shoot me a PM!

But that's enough of the word things, on with the pictures!

To kick things off, a mini I'm really rather fond of. A few weeks ago I picked this one up from Mierce Minatures' surplus stock page for all of about 4, and it's a really nice piece. I've actually painted this sculpt before in resin, but this version is in metal and I have to say, I found it a massive improvement to work with; the detail was much sharper after multiple coats, there was no issue with the sword repeatedly breaking like on the resin one and the textures have a lot more bite to them, making things like the cloth effect on the cloak way easier to do. It's also the tiniest ...

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Dakka Forum: Observations of a new player

Posted: 2019-03-22 13:59:07
Forum post by Knightofday33, 36 responses at time of this post.

Hi all, I?m a new blood angels player and just want to share my thoughts so far and see what others think. I read the recent ?marine fix? thread and I agree with something?s. Mostly I?m of the opinion the base line space marine should have 2 wounds. I?m just going to make a list of things that concern me about the game at large and see what the public?s thought are?

1. Is this game supposed to be balanced? If I didn?t do blood angels I was going to do grey knights so I?m actually kind of thankful.

2. What?s up with overwatch? If I?m going to charge you get some shots for me running at you, ok fine. With 1 wound models and things that auto hit this can get bad in some cases or some good rolls and I lose half my unit. But then units that got into close combat can just walk away? Without the unit who they are in close combat getting any attacks? And their friends just shoot the crap out of you?

3. Living on a 9? charge, disappearing black rage and red thirst. I?m forced to go big or go off the table turn 2. If I can?t make a charge it?s over. If you don?t run away from my unit and fight me into the next turn I lose the black rage, and the red thirst for not charging or getting changed. Meanwhile time after time I?m getting deep striked by units that have some crazy killer gun that massacres me. So my opponent doesn?t even have to charge to kill me.

I?ve got a few more issues but in closing what I?ve seen so far leads me to believe I mostly just have a much smaller margin of error then other armies. It just seems like the guys I?m going against have more reliable tactics then me. Any thoughts?

Dakka Forum: 40K miniature that stood the test of time the best?

Posted: 2019-03-22 12:59:07
Forum post by LoftyS, 36 responses at time of this post.

What old miniatures do you think still look amazing today. By amazing I mean, compared to new miniatures it doesn't look worse at all, maybe even better.

For me it's Drazhar and the old metal Raveners from 2nd-5th edition (miss me with those 2015 generic Raveners)

Dakka Gallery: Image by sockwithaticket

Posted: 2019-03-22 11:59:07
By sockwithaticket

Dakka Gallery: Mountain Main 01

Posted: 2019-03-22 10:59:07
By Fireball

Dakka Daily Poll: ForgeWorld MKVIII 'Errant' Armour, do you want it???

Posted: 2019-03-22 09:59:07
ForgeWorld MKVIII 'Errant' Armour, do you want it???
YES, I want/would buy MKVIII Errant Armour from FW
NO, the plastic torso is more than enough if I want MKVIII
Abstain, because I don't play 40K or SM

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Dakka Gallery: Cargo Rig Guards 01

Posted: 2019-03-22 08:59:07
By LS270686

Dakka Gallery: Chaos Khorne Lord on Juggernaut - Kit Bash Pic 02

Posted: 2019-03-22 07:59:07
By Bach

Dakka Forum: Chaos Now Has Two Cakes

Posted: 2019-03-22 06:59:07
Forum post by drbored, 36 responses at time of this post.

Vigilus Ablaze is almost upon us. Pre-orders are this Saturday and then we'll have it in our hands shortly thereafter, with plenty of previews of things between now and then.

If you're unaware of the situation, GW is reprinting the Chaos Space Marine Codex and putting in the new datasheets and updated Chapter Approved 2018 points values into the book. It's a quality of life upgrade so that you can reduce the number of books you have to carry around. Not a bad way to go about it.

If you already have the Chaos Space Marine Codex, you can get Vigilus Ablaze and you'll be all set for the new datasheets. Ablaze will also come with new formations for Chaos, just like we saw for Imperium and Xenos in Vigilus Defiant, as well as expanded rules for Black Legion, as well as Subfaction traits, Warlord traits, Relics, and Stratagems for 6 Renegade Factions (two undivided and one for each Chaos God). We've already seen a few of these rules in this Warhammer Community article: https://www.warhammer-community.com/2019/03/20/20th-mar-vigilus-ablaze-previews-renegade-chapters-and-fallengw-homepage-post-3/

You might have also noticed the other articles focusing on the Night Lords, Word Bearers, and Iron Warriors. Well... if you've been following the posts here on Dakka, BoLS, Facebook, or anywhere else, you're likely to see some of these comments crop up:

"That Legion Trait is useless!"
"Why didn't you take the chance to update Legion traits?"
"Here's 100024740782 reasons why I hate GW even more now, and it's all because I don't like the way X or Y model looks, but I'm going to go on a tirade anyway!"

Here's the thing people are missing...

GW has given us two cakes. They're different, and some people won't like one, or both, but...


Yep. We've got the 8 Legion Traits (Generic Renegade, Black L...

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Dakka Gallery: Bulls With Command

Posted: 2019-03-22 05:59:07
By Mattbranb

Dakka Gallery: Chaos Lord

Posted: 2019-03-22 04:59:07
By inquisitorlewis

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