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Dakka Gallery: Tau Casualty b


Posted: 2020-12-02 15:59:07
By Bacxaber

Dakka Gallery: Drop in 3...2...1...


Posted: 2020-12-02 14:59:07
By revealation

Dakka Gallery: Big Mek on Warbike-o-pter


Posted: 2020-12-02 13:59:07
By Arphyss

Dakka Forum: Now is the time for your completely false and made up 2021 rumors!


Posted: 2020-12-02 12:59:07
Forum post by Kid_Kyoto, 36 responses at time of this post.

So 2020 saw it's share of surprises, 9th edition 40k (OK, not really a surprise), Marines got tougher (OK not really a surprise either), core Necromunda gangs got more stuff (OK not a surprise), Age of Sigmar got stuff. I assume. Don't feel like checking.

Well OK, maybe 2020 didn't have surprises.

I mean other than the collapse of civilization, that one was kind of out of nowhere. And we didn't even get zombies :'(

So with this in mind... what are your completely false and made up 2021 rumors?

1 - Games Workshop will build on the success of their new IG special characters by making Codex Expendables where every model is kind of based on an 80s action hero but in a non-IPR-breaking kind of way. Look for Commissar Detective Bruce McCain, Commando Sgt Arnold Matrix and of course the return of Sly Marbo and Staff Sgt Dillon Weathers.

2 - GW will refund everyone who bought the Imperial Armor book and issue a new, error-free, one straight away.

3 - Siege of Terra will get 8 new volumes including Book 7-Chaos Advances 10 Feet, Book 9-That time Sanguinius stood on the Battlements and it was Really Cool, and Book 11-The 23rd Albrion Grenadiers break for tea and biscuits. Black Library announces plans for 50 additional Siege of Terra books through to 2035.

4 - New Plastic IG kit that can make Cadians, Death Corps and Steel Legion and has 30 models and all weapon options and costs $20 and is totally in scale to Space Marines and it universally beloved.

5 - All Eldar units moved to plastic but each box has half as many models and costs twice as much.

6 - I dunno something big and stupid and expensive and lore-breaking that we all buy anyway. Imperial Primaris Knights with vortex missile batteries or something.

7 - New Primaris drop pods that are bigger and harder to build and have like guns sticking out of everywhere and autokill any units...

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Dakka Gallery: Fallen Dreadnought


Posted: 2020-12-02 11:59:07
By Mr Nobody

Dakka Forum: Gladiator lancer? WTF


Posted: 2020-12-02 10:59:07
Forum post by Xenomancers, 36 responses at time of this post.

How is it possible to fail so badly on a unit? Then again...I look at a tau hammer head with a railgun and it is just about as bad.
I feel like the standard for a 200 point tank should be 4 Quality anti tank shots.

Hammerhead if it did flat 6 damage or 2d6 damage....or ignored invunes or something...Same thing for the lancer. If they want to make it all come down to 1 shot - that shoot should probably have the ability to destroy a battle tank in 1 shot. So should really be 3d6 damage for 1 shot or 2d6 on a 2 shot weapon (which should cost more).

Lets start a petition to make rail guns 3d6 damage and lancers 2d6.

Dakka Daily Poll: When doing model fine details and symbols do you prefer to...


Posted: 2020-12-02 09:59:07
When doing model fine details and symbols do you prefer to...
Use standard decals
Create your own custom decals
Use detail on the original model itself
Deliberately buy upgraded parts for models with Symbols and detail on, to save using decals.
Model your own GS fine detail
Paint on fine details free hand
Don't bother with detail, just a basic paint job
I Don't Paint
Other (write in)


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Dakka Forum: 28 mm ... what is so special about it?


Posted: 2020-12-01 10:59:07
Forum post by Mancada100, 36 responses at time of this post.

Greetings;

Since I am not a heavily duty wargamer (more like a lurker, buying some miniatures once in a while) my overall experience had been so far with 28mm scale, mostly GW stuff, as I suspect has been the experience of most of the wargaming community.

However, although 28mm was the standard in my personal collection, I always felt like there were some things no OK with this size. The miniatures always seemed kind of too small and fragile and in the case of the most intricated and complex models, sometimes they looked overwhelming and a real pain to paint Furthermore the 28mm "heroic" always looked a bit weird... However, since GW and other big suppliers work mostly with 28mm, I never thought too much on the issue, assuming that things were like that because it was the best available option in practical terms.

But recently I purchased a 35mm wargame and I was blown away?

I mean, the design and the quality of those miniatures are fine, nothing exceptional ? but the size; it just feels right! The miniatures seem stronger, more balanced in their body proportions and way easier to paint.

Now, don?t get me wrong. I am not advocating that 35mm is superior to 28mm. I don?t intend to persuade anybody on what is in many cases a personal preference. But I have seen cases in KS of wargames failing because the miniatures were not 35mm, or fellow gamers refusing to consider a new game because the miniatures were not compatible with 28mm.

Thus, I have been thinking on how comes 28mm is the ?standard?, what are the reasons for that, and why it seems there are not other options seriously challenging 28mm as the dominant scale.

- It is ?just like it? because wargaming required a standard and 28mm just happened to be around?
- It is because 28mm is the best possible combination for gaming and painting purposes?
- It is because in economic terms is the best o...

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


Posted: 2020-12-01 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: The Nemesis Unleashed!


Posted: 2020-12-01 02:59:07
By precinctomega

Dakka Gallery: Another Great Image!


Posted: 2020-12-01 01:59:07
Unknown creator

Dakka Gallery: Ah greenskins!!!


Posted: 2020-12-01 00:59:07
By Camkierhi

Dakka Forum: Discussion of the Assault Launchers keyword and game design


Posted: 2020-11-30 23:59:07
Forum post by edwardmyst, 36 responses at time of this post.

Late, I know, but just getting to this.
So, it costs 5 points to give an Ironclad Dread the assault launcher keyword. This allows you access to a 1 CP stratagem with limited uses (although not useless). As far as I can see it does nothing else for an Ironclad Dread.
So, is paying points in the build stage for the right to pay CP to use a stratagem good game design?
It isn't to me. Gamble points for a chance you might spend more of your resources? Spend points for a stratagem?

I know it is free for Centurions...so is it really just a we need to sell these models/built for these models and oh yeah this other one used to have them so...? (not that I think it is spectacular or anything but I do see good uses for the Strat (just lowering a units Attacks and no overwatch can be huge, especially if you have another unit in charge range.).

Dakka Gallery: Death Korps of Krieg, Forge World, Infantry, Mud, Running


Posted: 2020-11-30 22:59:07
Taken with a SAMSUNG TL100
Unknown creator

Dakka Gallery: Another Great Image!


Posted: 2020-11-30 21:59:07
Unknown creator

Dakka Gallery: Black Templar Assault Terminators


Posted: 2020-11-30 20:59:07
Taken with a Canon PowerShot A550
By kronk

Dakka Gallery: Betrayal Of Calth


Posted: 2020-11-30 19:59:07
By RAFF

Dakka Gallery: Night Maw


Posted: 2020-11-30 18:59:07
By Engrim

Dakka Gallery: Helbrute Conversion


Posted: 2020-11-30 17:59:07
By hobbytyrant

Dakka Gallery: Character, Librarian, Primaris, Rune Priest, Space Wolves


Posted: 2020-11-30 16:59:07
By Kittenburger

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