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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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Graven's Shelf of Shame Oct 22nd putting the crawl back into Plagueburst Crawler...
Updated: 2018-10-22 18:46:41
Barzam Paints random miniatures- 10/23/18 Dirty Xenos Mercenary
Updated: 2018-10-23 14:44:24
Theo's I'm back (page 25 more Gates of Antares)
Updated: 2018-10-22 13:59:48
Featured Articles
Rusty Painted Industrial Metal tutorial
Painting with oils
League Terrain Features in Warmachine/ Hordes
Friends of Dakka
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Tabletop Gaming News
Bartertown - wargaming trading forum
Lexicanum - Warhammer 40k background wiki
Warseer Forums
Warhammer 40k Wiki
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Beasts of War
Wikipedia - Warhammer 40,000 overview
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Flames of War - the official website
Privateer Press - the company behind Warmachine/Hordes
Global News Feed
What?s Up with Wyrd This Month ? The Otherside Rules, ME3, and New Minis @ BoLS
40K RUMORS: Ork Relic Rules Revealed @ BoLS
40K: Space Marines Are The Next Thunder Warriors @ 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: Star Trek or Star Wars?

Posted: 2018-10-23 09:59:07
Star Trek or Star Wars?
Star Trek
Star Wars
No Strong Opinion

View Results / Discussion

Dakka Forum: Are inquisitors Human or Space Marine?

Posted: 2018-10-23 04:59:07
Forum post by Eldenfirefly, 36 responses at time of this post.

I always thought they were human. Because I never read anywhere that they were selected from some space marine chapter. Yet, some inquisitors can wear power armor and use a thunderhammer. And somehow, I don't think a normal Human can wear power armor or swing a thunderhammer. Also, I was reading Siege of Vraks and that Inquisitor lord Hector Rex in Vraks was capable of some amazing feats. He literally beat one of the Khorne Daemon Lords. And that's after sad Daemon Lord killed all the grey knights attacking it. Somehow, I find it difficult to believe a human can stand toe to toe with a Bloodthirster.

Dakka Gallery: Fateweaver, Lord Of Change

Posted: 2018-10-23 03:59:07
Unknown creator

Dakka Forum: The Emperor's actions during the Great Crusade

Posted: 2018-10-23 02:59:07
Forum post by Onething123456, 37 responses at time of this post.

"Never afraid of extreme measures, Angron had let slip his World Eaters in the most vicious way imaginable. Remus had once heard his primarch say that Angron?s Legion could succeed where all others would fail because the Red Angel was willing to go further than any other Legion, to countenance behaviour that any civilised code of war would deem abhorrent. Seeing what had been done to Prandium, Remus understood completely. This was no honourable war, this was butchery and destruction embodied. The primarch?s great work could surely never have contemplated war with so terrible a face." Pg.32 Age of Darkness

The quote above shows that the Great Crusade did have moral boundaries, and was not full on fascist (even ignoring that neither the Imperium nor the Nazis are/were fascist. The Nazis were National Socialist, which is similar but still different from fascism.)

Angron and the Word Bearers were doing things that any civilized code of war (including the Imperium's Code of war) would deem abhorrent. Many legions clashed with Angron because of how extreme he was.

Maybe this is just what I think after reading the Horus Heresy books, but my quote for me is proof that most of what I heard is bullshit.

Dakka Forum: Models you hate building

Posted: 2018-10-23 01:59:07
Forum post by ccs, 36 responses at time of this post.

"I really hate building these things."
This thought occurred to me tonight as I was assembling SM Drop Pod #3/8 (6 standard, +2 more customized for dreadnought delivery until I can track down a pair of actual FW Lucius Patterns).

Why was I building 8 drop pods? Because my Space Wolves have always been a 100% deep strike/teleport/infiltrate capable force.
Since 2e I've been using the rather crude (and inconvenient to carry around) pods Armorcast produced back in the 90's.
2 weeks ago the packs hit the table for the 1st time since 5th edition. The shop owner (a good friend) was mocking my giant chunks of 2e resin. So I jokingly told him that I'd have him order me a new pod for any squad that earned its pts. Or all of the armies pods (8) in the unlikely event of a victory.

This deal must've sounded great to the troops - for though they took heavy casualties doing it, they completely thrashed a Thousand Sons force.
So I had to have the shop order me enough pods to fully re-equip.
Free time on Fri/Sat was spent clipping/cleaning bits & priming.
Sunday was spent painting.
Monday afternoon/evening was assembly.

Bleh! If I ever decide I need any more SM pods I'll just EBay somebodies cheap cast offs, deal with the added effort to paint the innards, AND save some $....

So what models have you found that you dislike assembling?

Dakka Forum: "Nuns with Laserguns!" Crowdfunder from Troublemaker Games - Now on Kickstarter (84% Funded)

Posted: 2018-10-23 00:59:07
Forum post by Evil & Chaos, 36 responses at time of this post.

Do you want an army of Nuns to fight your tabletop battles for you?

(What a silly question: Of course you do!)

Campaign link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1520679239/nuns-with-laserguns


Dakka Gallery: Death Guard, Nurgle

Posted: 2018-10-22 23:59:07
By ScootyPuffJunior

Dakka Forum: Are sorcerers like Daemon Princes for the rule of three?

Posted: 2018-10-22 22:59:07
Forum post by Ozomoto, 36 responses at time of this post.

Do sorcerers from different factions count as the same datasheet? i.e could I have 3 Tson sorcerers and a deathguard sorcerer in a matched play list.

Dakka Gallery: Image by bebopdrums2424

Posted: 2018-10-22 21:59:07
By bebopdrums2424

Dakka Gallery: Kill Team Scions Sniper Specialist With Hot-shot Volley Gun

Posted: 2018-10-22 20:59:07
By bourgeoisee

Dakka Forum: [Poll] When IG are redone, what should GW do?

Posted: 2018-10-22 19:59:07
Forum post by Kid_Kyoto, 36 responses at time of this post.

Sooner or later the 20 year old Catachans and 15 year old Cadians will have to be redone or replaced. Hopefully the IG will finally get a plastic kit on par with the Empire Handgunners, GS cult, Skitarii and Necromunda kits.

When that happy day comes what should GW do? Replace the Cadians, put out a different regiment, put out a new one?

Assuming of course we don't get a dozen regiment kits of course... Let's just assume there can be only one.

Dakka Forum: Has there been a Xenos release in 8th where Imperials also didn't get something?

Posted: 2018-10-22 18:59:07
Forum post by fe40k, 36 responses at time of this post.

The new "Ork codex is coming" pre-order announcement ended with... Sly Marbo.

That reminds me of the time when GW announced three Xenos codecii in a row (for the first time since the start of 8th); only to end it with "Look at this cool Imperial Knight!".

Dakka Gallery: Colossal, Conquest, Khador, Privateer Press, Warmachine

Posted: 2018-10-22 17:59:07
Unknown creator

Dakka Forum: infinity terrain - why always city based?

Posted: 2018-10-22 16:59:07
Forum post by usernamesareannoying, 42 responses at time of this post.

I was curious as to why most of the terrain that I see is always urban?
aren't there any forests in the future :D

anyone have some cool non-urban terrain to post?

Dakka Forum: How many people here play against orks on a regular basis?

Posted: 2018-10-22 15:59:07
Forum post by lolman1c, 36 responses at time of this post.

I'm wondering how many people here actually play against Orks. I went to a tournament this week and brought my Evil sunz orks to compare them before and after the codex. Long story short... they got demolished (turn 2 every unit was off the board I rolled so badly). However, while i was there I faced about 5 people. 3 of the five people had never even played against an ork player despite being in the hobby for a number of years. In fact, one player demanded to see my index as he didn't believe me when I was firing nowhere near the number of shots he was led to believe Ork had. The other two said this was the first vechile Ork army they had ever gone against and was surprised to know we even had army builds outside of mass boyz.

I didn't think there were so few Ork players... so I'm wondering if this was just a fluke or have many people here never faced orks?

Dakka Forum: Plastic alternatives to Games-Workshop sculpts

Posted: 2018-10-22 14:59:07
Forum post by Ginjitzu, 36 responses at time of this post.

This isn't the first time I've seen an alternative to a GW sculpt that I immediately fell in love with. The problem is that it's resin, and I have no interest in anything that isn't hard plastic. Are any of you aware of any companies that produce beautiful alternatives to GW sculpts in hard plastic?

Dakka Gallery: Crimson, Dieselpunk, Fighter, Pulp, Skies, World War 2

Posted: 2018-10-22 13:59:07
Unknown creator

Dakka Gallery: Big City Lights Toy-bash 6

Posted: 2018-10-22 12:59:07
By Erik the Red

Dakka Gallery: 03661: Zeldriia, Elf Sorceress

Posted: 2018-10-22 11:59:07
By Carrero Arts

Dakka Gallery: When Lit

Posted: 2018-10-22 10:59:07
Unknown creator

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