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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
Necromunda terrain WIPs - random detailing
Updated: 2018-04-23 22:29:54
Custodes and Imperial Militia/Guard - A slow burning project
Updated: 2018-04-23 22:16:18
Nevelon?s Workbench: Marauders, guardians WIP.
Updated: 2018-04-23 00:25:22
Featured Articles
Quick Hill Build Tutorial
Buying Resin Bases
Buying Bitz and Wargaming Supplies Online
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 BIG FAQ And Revenge Of The Beta Rules ? FTN @ BoLS
Retro: Do You Have the Master Balls To Be a ?Pokémon Master Trainer?? @ BoLS
Geekery: Netflix?s ?Anon? ? A World Without Anonymity or Crime @ 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: Sisters Of Battle

Posted: 2018-04-23 22:59:07
By mithril1

Sponsor Press Release:
by D-Verse Publishing

Posted: 2018-03-27 00:00:00

The very nature of space is cold and unforgiving, so too is the world of NEXUS. Flesh is merely biomatter loosely attached to a lifeform’s frail bones and meant to be shredded and reformed like Papier-mâché. NEXUS is chaotic. It is anti-love. Its inhabitants are narcissistic war mongers that live for glory, fame and fortune. This applies to all the major players of NEXUS; the gnoems, lanistas and helots alike. NEXUS is a reality void of even the concept of heroes. Embracing only the hedonistic duality of pleasure and pain. This duality plays out simultaneously in an orgy of everything depraved and unholy. Welcome to NEXUS!

Also, tasteless jokes. There will be lots of tasteless jokes.

Dakka Gallery: Another Great Image!

Posted: 2018-04-23 21:59:07
Taken with a Sony LT30p
Unknown creator

Dakka Gallery: sw Inceptors Pack 2

Posted: 2018-04-23 20:59:07
By WobblyGoblin

Dakka Gallery: Maugan ra 4

Posted: 2018-04-23 19:59:07
By El-Torrminator

Dakka Gallery: Magnus

Posted: 2018-04-23 18:59:07
By DarkChrnoAngel

Dakka Gallery: Skeleton Warband

Posted: 2018-04-23 17:59:07
By Chris56

Dakka Forum: being alone in the hobby

Posted: 2018-04-23 16:59:07
Forum post by mrsevenplus7, 40 responses at time of this post.

Hey guys this is a question to members outside Europe and the USA, especially for people who live in places where table top gaming is practically unheard of.

How does it feel to be alone in the hobby?

I'm a college student from Jordan (in the middle east) and warhammer and table top gaming in general is very rare here. the closest thing you can get to modeling is buying car or plane model kits. finding material for my hobby is also a difficult task. most craft stores sell stuff for canvas painting and rarely do I find any paints, material, and equipment suited for modeling (every time i ask one of the shop's staff members for anything related to modeling all i get are confused looks). So all i can do is buy models of the games workshop online store (or ebay) and make due with what ever paints, equipment and scenery i can find or make myself ( I have still to find the necessary material to make a good wash ). I could just purchase all of the necessary items online but a lot don't ship to my country. Plus, I honestly i don't wanna depend on online stores as my only source of equipment (I don't wanna wait 2 weeks for a paints to ship every time one of my bottles empties).

But what i think is the most difficult thing about being a warhammer player where i liven is finding someone to play with. or just to hobby with. convincing anyone to get into the hobby and spend the time, money and effort needed is difficult.

I love warhammer. I love the lore, the factions, and the game itself. It is truly one of the best setting i have ever read about and will always remain one of my most favorite things in the whole world. games workshop shop has given us a great gift and it kinda sucks not being able to share it with anybody i know.

has anybody experienced the same thing? what did you do about it?

Dakka Gallery: Ancient, Soace Marine, Standard Bearer, Ultras

Posted: 2018-04-23 15:59:07
By bondicatt

Dakka Gallery: 8th Company, Command Squad, 113th Siege Regiment

Posted: 2018-04-23 14:59:07
By Folkestorm

Dakka Gallery: Dark Elf Bladedancer

Posted: 2018-04-23 13:59:07
By Seemann

Dakka Gallery: Eldar Falcon

Posted: 2018-04-23 12:59:07
By Ezki

Dakka Forum: Who polices the Imperial Guard?

Posted: 2018-04-23 11:59:07
Forum post by InquisitorKnickers, 37 responses at time of this post.

Hey there Dakkites. I have recently been doing a 40k lore dive and found myself somewhat stumped. Who polices the Imperial Guard? I?ve collected my thoughts and research below, but I?d like to acknowledge up front that all of my guesses may be wrong, some combination of them may be true or I may be asking a question that is simply unhelpful in the context of 40k.

Who serves as military police for the Imperial Guard?

1. Commissars
My first thought was the noble Commissar. They certainly enforce the law in the case of capital offense, but what about lower offenses? Do you really want to be the one who wakes up the Commissar because the men have gotten out of hand down at the local bar?

2. Arbites
My next thought was Arbites. It certainly seems like they should have jurisdiction and they sometimes issue non-lethal punishment, but they can only really act if you violate the Lex Imperialis, so it seems like the bar scenario foils them as well (unless things have gotten REALLY out of hand).

3. Departmento Munitorum Field Enforcement Corps
What about the Department Munitorum? Maybe they count MPs as being on the ?civilian? side? And hey, they have something called the ?Field Enforcement Corps?! Two problems:
A. They are tasked with enforcing regulations on ?Munitorum personnel?, which I?m pretty sure doesn?t include guardsmen.
B. They seems primarily concerned with wasted/stolen supplies. I don?t imagine they are going to care about the guardsmen harassing the locals unless it creates a logistical problem.

4. Regimental Officers/NCOs
So, as this bar scene has been such a mental hurdle I decided to focus on that. Simplest answer: self-policing. This may make a lot of sense for the lesser offenses (and I?d bet it happens regularly for such things), but if this is used as the only broader means of policing then you start to run into problems. With the coun...

Post continues at https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/754142

Dakka Gallery: Windriders

Posted: 2018-04-23 10:59:07
By KeX

Dakka Daily Poll: How much of 40k is based on Chance? How much on Skill? How much on Army Choice?

Posted: 2018-04-23 09:59:07
How much of 40k is based on Chance? How much on Skill? How much on Army Choice?
Split Evenly between Chance, Skill and Army
Mostly Chance
Mostly Skill
Mostly Army
No opinion
Other (write in)

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Dakka Gallery: Buildings, City, Infinity, Paper, Sci-fi Style Buildingsfrom Wargameprint, Science-fiction

Posted: 2018-04-23 08:59:07
Unknown creator

Dakka Gallery: Eldar Farseer

Posted: 2018-04-23 07:59:07
By Fafnir

Dakka Forum: Dakka?s thoughts on alternating activations?

Posted: 2018-04-23 06:59:07
Forum post by Saevus, 86 responses at time of this post.

I?m going preface this with, I don?t play ?competitive? 40k. It?s a fun game, I enjoy the hell out of it and 8th edition revived it in my local area in a big way. I live close to a couple major tournaments and I swing by sometimes to watch and chat and hobby but I?m not really salty about 40k or anything. However, even my group mostly uses match play rules and the competitive scene, As it were, drives discussions around the game. I see a lot of proposed ?fixes? for 40ks shortcomings on different boards and the discussions on the recent FAQ got me to thinking. Every other game I currently play besides 40k, uses alternating activations in some form or another. Bolt action, chain of command, Star Wars legion. To be fair, as much fun as 8th has put back into my 40k hobby, and I?m up to 4 armies now, I?ve always felt they missed the boat and didn?t go for a hard redesign of the game.

I was just curious what other folks around here thought, with all the gnashing of teeth (or lack thereof) with FAQS and tournament results, did they miss the boat by keeping you go/I go?

Personally I think they did, and granted it would require looking at how some units work, and powers and etc, but as much fun as I am having, their latest beta rules to help address turn one are terrible and the more I look at it the more I think alternating activations would make 40k far more tactical that it is. It?s a fun game right now with some of the best models in the business but it?s not the most tactical game ever. In fact, I think it?s more about remembering every interaction you built into your list than anything else. Side note: my group hates 7th so bad we played 40k largely with bolt action rules and it wasn?t terrible. 8th is way better and more fun, but turn 1 is basically aids against any semi-hardcore list.

Dakka Gallery: Another Great Image!

Posted: 2018-04-23 05:59:07
Unknown creator

Dakka Gallery: Train

Posted: 2018-04-23 04:59:07
Unknown creator

Dakka Gallery: Chimera

Posted: 2018-04-23 03:59:07
By Captain Brown

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