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Dakka Daily Poll: On models do you like to see drilled/open gun barrels?

Posted: 2018-06-24 09:59:07
On models do you like to see drilled/open gun barrels?
I dont think it is important
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Posted: 2018-06-19 21:00:00

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

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Dakka Gallery: Image by ZoBo

Posted: 2018-06-24 00:59:07
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Dakka Forum: Imperial Populations - A rehash of the old discussion

Posted: 2018-06-23 23:59:07
Forum post by Selym, 36 responses at time of this post.

The IOM. The apocryphal claim that the Emperor is the master of "a million worlds" sets a good benchmark for estimates of the possible Imperial population, but what is a million worlds? And has GW attempted to get solid figures on census data? Was Cmdr Kubrik "send in the next wave" Chenkov onto something when he expended conscripts faster than lasbolts? These are fun questions :D
In constructing some fluff, I came up with the idea of an embattled subsector with a settled population of 300 billion humans. From that I wanted to know how large a local military it could support, what casualty rates were sustainable, and how significant an asset to the IOM 300 billion people actually is. So strap in, it's going to get numerical!

The Total Imperial Population: A Strawman Census

You got 1,000,000 worlds. Some of these are Forge Worlds, others Agri, some Hive. All in all, if you count Earth as an "average" human-inhabitable planet, Forge and Agri worlds as just an outsourcing system that trades industry for sustainable population with the other worlds, you can expect each world to be able to sustain a mean population of 5,000,000,000 (5 billion) humans. This gives us a total population of 5,000,000,000,000,000 (5 million billion, or 5 quadrillion). That's a lot. A lot a lot.
The average rate of population growth (calculated as birthrate minus deathrate) on Earth (M.3) is 10.7 more people per 1,000 population, as of 2016. Using this as a non-crisis population growth across the IOM, that gives an extra 53,500,000,000,000 (fifty-three trillion, five-hundred billion) more people per year. If the IOM wanted to maintain a stable population, it needs to expend 53,500,000,000,000 lives in war per year. That's like expending the current world population 7,500 times per year.

But that's just a bunch of zeroes, how silly large is this exactly? A subsector of average population d...

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Dakka Forum: Are Knights not FLGS friendly?

Posted: 2018-06-23 22:59:07
Forum post by Smotejob, 36 responses at time of this post.

At my local flgs we usually play 2k points. They other night I debuted my knights (crusader + 2 Armiger) alongside my usual Astra militarum, and I had a taker and we had a good game. It was well played, and even though I won it was a close match and we had fun.
However, people seemed a little put off that I brought a Knight to flgs night. So I have two questions since I know knights are good but not impossible to deal with.

Are Knights not FLGS friendly?
What is the primary concern people have when facing a knight?

Dakka Forum: Do you EVER throw grenades?

Posted: 2018-06-23 21:59:07
Forum post by phydaux, 36 responses at time of this post.

Do you EVER throw grenades? If so when, and what army do you play?

Dakka Forum: hoard o bits - any experience with these guys?

Posted: 2018-06-23 20:59:07
Forum post by usernamesareannoying, 36 responses at time of this post.

just curious if anyone has used these guys before? http://hoardobits.com/cgi/hob/index.pl
they have a great selection of bits and are on ebay.

i placed an order with them and they sent me the wrong parts but seem to be uninterested in resolving the problem.
i know ill get my money back whether through ebay or paypal but i was curious if anyone has had any similar dealings with them and how they were resolved.

i cant imagine why they would simply ignore my emails through the web and ebay.


Dakka Gallery: Inquisitorix Hestora Agarl, Ordo Malleus

Posted: 2018-06-23 19:59:07

Dakka Gallery: Image by shasolenzabi

Posted: 2018-06-23 18:59:07
By shasolenzabi

Dakka Gallery: Charon The Ferryman (wip)

Posted: 2018-06-23 17:59:07
By ch4ncy

Dakka Gallery: Hive City Outpost

Posted: 2018-06-23 16:59:07
By bondicatt

Dakka Gallery: Eggs Final 2

Posted: 2018-06-23 15:59:07
By Dr H

Dakka Gallery: Weyland Yutani Commandos

Posted: 2018-06-23 14:59:07
By matthew.sutton

Dakka Gallery: Chaos Ork

Posted: 2018-06-23 13:59:07
By Midget Gems

Dakka Gallery: Traitor Ogryn 09

Posted: 2018-06-23 12:59:07
By KrautScientist

Dakka Gallery: Harlequins Solitaire by Boundlessrealms

Posted: 2018-06-23 11:59:07
Unknown creator

Dakka Forum: Taro Modelmaker bits for Imperial Knights & terrain

Posted: 2018-06-23 10:59:07
Forum post by OrlandotheTechnicoloured, 37 responses at time of this post.

I know I've posted this before but for some reason search isn't finding the old thread so here it is again

and coming the first weekend in September a scythe/axe and a carapace mounted gattling gun thing

plus some non-knight bits
I'm sure you can guess who this is (revised sculpt)
make your own custom damaged barriers

Dakka Daily Poll: which term do you prefer?

Posted: 2018-06-23 09:59:07
which term do you prefer?
Other (Write In)

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Dakka Daily Poll: How much time do you spend removing mould lines from a basic troop type model?

Posted: 2018-06-22 09:59:07
How much time do you spend removing mould lines from a basic troop type model?
A minute
Several minutes
Half an hour
More that an hour
I dont bother removing them
I dont paint or collect models
Other (write in)

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Dakka Forum: The things I do: Part 2: Playing with green stuff!

Posted: 2018-06-22 08:59:07
Forum post by Pneumo, 36 responses at time of this post.

Hey guys, a few of you might remember me, but most of what I posted here is already lost in the thousands of pages filled with amazing content in this forum.
So instead of digging up old posts of mine I decided to create a single one that will get all my attention from now on. But first a bit about myself.
I've been on and off this hobby for quite some time now and what's keeping me around is the great models, characters and amazing background that they come with. I'm not just talking about the official stuff, I love to browse the web to find converted armies, self written fluff or simply amazing ideas. The only tabletop game I've ever played was the original Lord of the Rings from GW and that's what got me started with everything.
I've tried to get into the gaming side of the hobby but after numerous starter boxes and attempts at armies I'm deciding to let it go. Instead I'll focus on what I love about the hobby and stick to the sculpting, converting and scratch-building that I enjoy.
One of my latest creations was a custom true scale typhus that was almost entirely sculpted by me and it had been a blast to do so, the time that I worked on the model was during my last exam period (for anyone interested in pictures and progress on that, I did make a post about it).
Which brings me to my current situation. I'm currently studying abroad in Australia and it's exam preparation time. Which means I needed a distraction to get me through my long hours of studying, so I ordered a pack of green stuff and some sculpting tools and got to work.

Now with this wall of text out of the way we can start with the actual reason we're here. So let's start with a picture of everything I have here that I can work with.

As you can see, it's not that much. But I'm mostly trying to make a decent miniature and ...

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Dakka Gallery: Another Great Image!

Posted: 2018-06-22 07:59:07
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