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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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Scratch orks batlleship [hull ready for weathering /page4]
Updated: 2018-12-16 13:02:10
[40k] Adeptus Subnauticus - an underwater themed AM force
Updated: 2018-12-15 23:41:50
Nevelon?s Workbench: Advent, Day 16, Killteam done.
Updated: 2018-12-16 13:13:52
Featured Articles
The Ultimate Guide to Beginning Modelling
Flames of War Buildings
Buying Bitz and Wargaming Supplies Online
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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
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Pathfinder: Fight Evil Wizards, Demon Lords, And Time In New Thassilon @ BoLS
40K Lore: The Age Of Apostasy And The Rise Of The Sororitas @ BoLS
Bolt Action: New A13 Cruiser Tanks & Tactics @ BoLS
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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 GW specialist game woyld you like to see back more?

Posted: 2018-12-16 09:59:07
What GW specialist game woyld you like to see back more?
Battlefleet Gothic
Epic 40k
Blood Bowl
Dark Future
Aeronautica Imperialis

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Dakka Gallery: Wip

Posted: 2018-12-16 01:59:07
By Paule

Dakka Gallery: Pirate Captain Blue 4

Posted: 2018-12-16 00:59:07
By Chris56

Dakka Gallery: Khador Widowmaker Marksman

Posted: 2018-12-15 23:59:07
By Tommy

Dakka Forum: old models...ignorant players

Posted: 2018-12-15 22:59:07
Forum post by admironheart, 36 responses at time of this post.

Some of my old pals and their buds love the new hotness of 40k. I took a 13 year break and came back at 8th.

Some other older players with Eldar stuff like me are getting snubbed for the models we have in our collections.

Last night someone stated that playing with original Dark Eldar models... no respecting player would field those models and throwing them away would be the best choice.

Buy new stuff, buy new stuff.etc etc.

I hated the GW Epic releases that came out in the late 90's..it was so clucnky and MechWarrior-like. Jes Goodwins 'alien' look and feel of the first Eldar epic vehicles like Wave Serpents and Revenants were far superior imo. That however is personal preference and is subjective.

Playing with the models you purchased from GW, Wrong sized bases or wargear included, ...should be a choice and not a negative.

An analogy. Lets say I love an old 50's pickup truck or a 60's corvette. Someone today may 'hate' those designs and like the newer cars. IF kept in mint condition both still function the same. There may be more details or features on the newer cars but there seems to be more and more classic car shows anymore. So some of the new stuff is the new 'hotness' for a few years but then get forgotten....I don't know of too many people drooling over 2004 or 2010 vehicles much.

I see old Beaky Marines, the first Iron-looking Wave Serpent, the ghost warrior head for RT elder dreadnoughts, the original Tyranid Warriors, etc as sought out. Some 'hate' that stuff...others love it. I don't want to spend my time at the FLGS in a snobfest or debating aesthetics. I have 13 Art History credits in my education and one thing is for sure is that what is cool is a very subjective term and art snobs have been around since there has been art.

Thoughts on how to handle jerks.

ps: by the way newer players come up each and everytime I bring my older stuff and I always get gasps of cool and that is sweet.

Dakka Gallery: Festus The Leechlord

Posted: 2018-12-15 21:59:07
By Pitted Sliced Slayer

Dakka Forum: Is the Tau Auxillary GWs biggest ball drop?

Posted: 2018-12-15 20:59:07
Forum post by chimera0205, 36 responses at time of this post.

When GW created the Tau Empire they gave themselves oppurtunity to create unique xenos without having to give them thier faction. They created the Kroot and the Vespid then..... nothing. No Nicassar battle psychers, no Tarellian firewarriors, No Demiurg, nothing. They had the perfect oppurtunity and wasted it. Instead of cool new interesting xenos we get Primaris marines, the custodes getting there own freaking faction (Who the hell even asked for that) and the sisters of silence also getting there own army (once again WHO ASKED FOR THAT?!) If by some slim chance anyone from GW is reading this please stop jacking off the imperium and give the Xenos the spotlight like for at least 5 minutes? Is that too much to ask for?

Dakka Gallery: Tau Gue'vesa Covert Ops Agent

Posted: 2018-12-15 19:59:07
By Proiteus

Dakka Gallery: Ork Painboy

Posted: 2018-12-15 18:59:07
By Midget Gems

Dakka Gallery: Death, Death Korps of Krieg, Forge, Infantry, Korps, Platoon, World

Posted: 2018-12-15 17:59:07
Taken with a Canon DIGITAL IXUS 100 IS
Unknown creator

Dakka Gallery: Asoiaf 007

Posted: 2018-12-15 16:59:07
By Fireball

Dakka Gallery: 10 Man Squad a

Posted: 2018-12-15 15:59:07
By AmberWarden

Dakka Forum: How have the Tau not created warp travel yet

Posted: 2018-12-15 14:59:07
Forum post by chimera0205, 36 responses at time of this post.

As you all know the Tau are known for thier slow bt safe FTL witch merely skims the warp instead of going all in. why is that? why havmt they figured out warp travel yet? you may be thinking "but chimera they have no warp engines" and your dead wrong. I present to you the Kroot warsphere http://warhammer40k.wikia.com/wiki/Warsphere a warp capable vessel that the kroot posses severl of witch has been recorded bieng used to aide the tau in battles so its not like the kroot are hiding them from them. your probably thinking now "ok chimera maybe they do access to warp drives but they have no navigators" and once again dead fucking wrong. they have an entire planet chock full of them. The Kroot are stated to have a sort of sixth sense for finding planets in the warp. how do you think they pilot those warspheres so why the actual fuck hasnt the most inginuitive race in 40k put two and two together and started reproducing warp drives in mass and throwing kroot on all thier sips to act as navigaters? this makes no sense? all the pieces are right fucking under there noses.

Dakka Forum: Where are all the real pro-painters?

Posted: 2018-12-15 13:59:07
Forum post by Delvarus Centurion, 36 responses at time of this post.

Don't know if this is the right thread. Sometimes with my horde armies I'll look on ebay for models that are base painted so I can start painting them from there but you'll find people that obviously don't even water their paints or have never even heard of lining etc. selling their models for the most steel ball inflated prices like 3 times or more than the retail. Are there any good sites where you can buy base painted models etc. I mean ebay really is ridiculous for 40k you'll get people trying to sell a box set of something like 'here is an opened box set of mega nobz, I'm only selling them for the same price as you could get in GW, but with 3 pound for postage on top' bwahaahahaha

Dakka Gallery: Adeptus Titanicus, At18, Warlord Titian

Posted: 2018-12-15 12:59:07
By Rabenga

Dakka Gallery: Techy

Posted: 2018-12-15 11:59:07
Taken with a FUJIFILM FinePix S5000
By Truffle

Dakka Gallery: Big Mek

Posted: 2018-12-15 10:59:07
Taken with a PENTAX Corporation PENTAX Optio W30
By J-Roc77

Dakka Daily Poll: How old are you?

Posted: 2018-12-15 09:59:07
How old are you?

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Dakka Daily Poll: What are your thoughts on kickstarter?

Posted: 2018-12-14 09:59:07
What are your thoughts on kickstarter?
No opinion
Bad for wargaming
Neutral opinion
Great for wargaming
Other (write in)

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Dakka Gallery: my Way of Painting an Ork Warboss (ghaz)

Posted: 2018-12-14 08:59:07
By YannickF87

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