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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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Box brushwork miniatures' blog: Teutonic knight
Updated: 2018-06-18 15:37:30
Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (6/18: Buzenbo WIP1)
Updated: 2018-06-18 13:31:54
Nerdfest09's Blog WIP Eldar and Contemptor
Updated: 2018-05-29 02:40:27
Featured Articles
The Cygnar Toolbox
The Ultimate Guide to Beginning Modelling
Paint Agitators
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
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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: What is your opinion on measuring distances in wargaming.

Posted: 2018-06-18 09:59:07
What is your opinion on measuring distances in wargaming.
Every measurement must be exactly perfect every time, if you move a space marine 6.01 inches in his movement phase you are cheating.
As exact as possible, the game will take a lot longer, but it will be worth it in the end.
Try to be exact, but don't sweat the little stuff, especially in the first turn or 2.
Measure exactly for the first guy in the unit, then just arrange the rest so they are in roughly the correct position around him.
Eyeball it.
Just put your guys where ever, we assume superhuman space marines can manipulate the space-time continuum.
To cut out all the boring tactical positioning stuff we just arrange our troops in melee at the start, no measurements needed.
Other (write in)

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Sponsor Press Release:
Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor – Martyr

Posted: 2018-06-11 20:00:00

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Sponsor Press Release:
by D-Verse Publishing

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

I know it sucks. Staring at the same ad for 2 months just wanting some information about the game. Well, you’ve been patient and Dakka Dakka has been a gracious host. We’re heading to the NEXUS. The journey starts now. Click the picture to get a first look at where we will arrive. This is just the beginning.

Dakka Gallery: Winter Seer Cape

Posted: 2018-06-18 01:59:07
By Chris56

Dakka Gallery: Men of Rohan

Posted: 2018-06-18 00:59:07
Taken with a FUJIFILM FinePix AV250
By Guardling

Dakka Gallery: 14052: Azarphan, Necropolis Captain

Posted: 2018-06-17 23:59:07
By Carrero Arts

Dakka Forum: GW vs The rest

Posted: 2018-06-17 22:59:07
Forum post by Turnip Jedi, 36 responses at time of this post.

Given GW appear to be on a high at the moment, I'm curious if the GW/AOS/40K faithful have been tempted by or play, or did play, non-GW games, and why you stopped or carried on

Note this isn't a my games better than yours thread, if you are having fun you are doing it right, just wondering about the dissonance between the Geedubs idea of 'the hobby' and my less GW-centric dogma

Have at it Dakka's

Dakka Forum: Warhammer 8th edition anniversary

Posted: 2018-06-17 21:59:07
Forum post by Teena Hancock, 37 responses at time of this post.

This week the 8th edition of Warhammer 40K turned a year old. There is no need to repeat how many spears have been broken around such a radical change in the rules, even in our blog. Let's better talk about some good things it has brought and discuss how this wargame will develop further.

First, and most importantly - the game became easier to start. Simplification of the rules can be condemned in many ways, and, for the most part, deservedly. But we cannot deny the fact that Warhammer has become much friendlier to new players. If many players used to be scared with the thickness of the rulebook, now it is quite realistic to teach a person to play in only half an hour. This is also helped by an expanded starter system. For the first time you can buy not a large set, but a medium, or a small set - but with a battlemat and kind of terrain in the box. However, the big set does not lose its relevance, because in it, again, for the first time, you can find a full-fledged hardback rulebook - another way to simplify your entry into the game.

Simplification has also resulted in the rules structure. Now, almost everything you need to know about the unit, is right in its description. Probably, in the future, there will be sets of unit?s cards - so it will be easier to navigate in their characteristics and wargear during the game. Considering that this can already be seen in the new Age of Sigmar, starter, the appearance of such cards in 40K is only a matter of time.

Naturally, after the complete rules reboot, you need to quickly put them on a new track. Just think about it - 19 codexes during this year. Phenomenal productivity. Almost all the main factions have received their books. And also, two relatively new ones - the Death Guard and the Thousand Sons never had before their own codexes.

It can be expected that after the release of Orcs and Wolve...

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Dakka Gallery: Königstiger

Posted: 2018-06-17 20:59:07
Unknown creator

Dakka Gallery: Berzerker Champion

Posted: 2018-06-17 19:59:07
Unknown creator

Dakka Forum: A rediscovery of the first Miniatures Wargame?

Posted: 2018-06-17 18:59:07
Forum post by Ketara, 7 responses at time of this post.

A small piece of history/research for those who might be interested.

Miniature wargaming has been a thing for as long as small boys have had toy soldiers and imaginations with which to craft imaginary rules to dictate their engagements. The existence of miniature wargaming (as opposed to miniatures or wargaming separately) as a commercial product however, is of fairly more recent vintage. H.G. Well's Little Wars is commonly perceived as the first such game in 1913. For those with an interest, Fred T. Jane's naval wargame, although originally played with markers instead of models, is oft considered to predate it by a good half a decade (published officially in 1906).

Well, I believe I might have something to change that. Whilst doing research in the Admiralty papers in the National Archives, I've found reference to a previously undiscovered naval wargame, circa 1900, invented by Admiralty Officer George Fowler King-Hall.

Information is scarce. What I have is a set of internal Admiralty documents pertaining to development of strategy. In it however, a dozen odd mentions are made to 'Captain King-Hall's Tactical Naval Wargame' in various contexts by such luminaries as the Director of Naval Intelligence upwards. They discuss how the Admiralty Board 'are convinced that it is inadvisable in the highest degree to attempt to lay down definite rules as to the tactics to be followed in action', mentioning elsewhere that 'the majority of men will probably misapply them' in real life scenarios.

More interestingly however, the documents mention how despite this, it is still believed that the wargame and its models would be of use to younger officers in visualising, considering, and asking questions relating to Fleet movements and battle actions. Consequently, the decision was taken and ...

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Dakka Gallery: Army, Conversion, Dwarves, Little, Scratch Build, Small, Soldiers, Space, Squats

Posted: 2018-06-17 17:59:07
By Paule

Dakka Gallery: Another Great Image!

Posted: 2018-06-17 16:59:07
Unknown creator

Dakka Gallery: Forge World, Imperial, Turbo Lasers, Warhound

Posted: 2018-06-17 15:59:07
By Invicta

Dakka Gallery: Imperial Guard, Leviathan, Scratch Build, Super-heavy

Posted: 2018-06-17 14:59:07
Unknown creator

Dakka Gallery: Nurgle

Posted: 2018-06-17 13:59:07
By Vaxx

Dakka Gallery: Stormraven - Right Side

Posted: 2018-06-17 12:59:07
By Jeff Tracy

Dakka Gallery: Brother Lorenzo

Posted: 2018-06-17 11:59:07

Dakka Gallery: Illumination, Kiosk, LED, Lighted, Terrain

Posted: 2018-06-17 10:59:07
By Power Elephant

Dakka Daily Poll: What would you most like to bring into your army from another?

Posted: 2018-06-17 09:59:07
What would you most like to bring into your army from another?
A Weapon
A Special Rule
A Tank
A Monstrous Creature
A piece of Wargear
A Psychic Power
Other (write in)

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Dakka Daily Poll: What 28mm Base Style Do You Like Most?

Posted: 2018-06-16 09:59:07
What 28mm Base Style Do You Like Most?
Circular Standard (40k, LOTR, Infinity)
Square Standard (WHFB)
No bases (big creatures balancing on legs)
Small, supporting structure only (basic Mantic)
Lipped, curved and circular (Warmachine/Hordes)
Other (write in)

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Dakka Gallery: Orks, Stompa, Warhammer 40,000

Posted: 2018-06-16 00:59:07
By Falconer

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