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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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Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory (9/19: Temple buildings WIP-1, new BatRep)
Updated: 2018-09-20 18:23:54
Nerdfest09's Blog. Howling Griffon Librarian finished!
Updated: 2018-09-21 02:57:09
What's on Insaniak's workbench - Sometimes, you just need more guns!
Updated: 2018-09-21 02:58:58
Featured Articles
How Fury works in Hordes
Dwarf Tactica Hoardes
How NOT to Play Planetstrike...
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
Kromlech: Heavy Flamers And Industrial Gauges Add Flare To Your Miniatures @ BoLS
Tabletop Gallery: Stop Those Stormtroopers! @ BoLS
Codex T?au: Chowing Down with Kroot Carnivores @ 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: What would you most like to bring into your army from another?

Posted: 2018-09-20 09:59:07
What would you most like to bring into your army from another?
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A Special Rule
A Tank
A Monstrous Creature
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Posted: 2018-03-27 00:00:00

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Dakka Gallery: Death Guard, Ice, Mortarion, Nurgle, Snow, Winter

Posted: 2018-09-20 04:59:07
By disdamn

Dakka Gallery: 02909: Nienna, Elf Ranger

Posted: 2018-09-20 03:59:07
By Carrero Arts

Dakka Forum: Painting Warhammer 40,000 Conquest: A part work experiment., Celestial Lions and Death Guard.

Posted: 2018-09-20 02:59:07
Forum post by ListenToMeWarriors, 31 responses at time of this post.

Hello there, I am Paul. I have been into Wargaming (more specifically the Worlds of Games Workshop) for more than 25 years. I am more of a painter than a gamer, that said I am more of a tabletop level army painter than the works of art in the miniature world that we can see today.

With the recent release of the new 40k Conquest part works in the UK I am using it to create a brand new Marine army and to add to my current Death Guard army. I am currently subscribed and am eagerly awaiting my first delivery. Whether I last the entire 80 issue run of the magazine remains to be seen, but I intend to have fun finding out.

Anyway, here is issue 1, I managed to track down 5 copies from a mixture of Forbidden Planet and my local Asda. I just could not resist it at £1.99 for the three minis, three paints and substandard brush.

That nets me 15 Primaris Intercessors, more than probably needed as far as troops selection go. The main issue here is the monopose nature of them, the answer? A visit to the bits box for a bit of conversion. Luckily I already have some spare Primaris heads as my Deathwatch already led me to buy some multi part Hellblasters.

Here are my first six Intercessors with mainly a mix of head and hand swaps. The heads are from the Hellblaster kit, the open palm from the Devastator Sprue and the ammo clip hand is from the Deathwatch Veteran sprue:

The last guy is probably my favourite.

So what is next? Choosing which chapter to paint them as. I am leaning towards Minotaurs but also saw a cool golden scheme with blue shoulder pads. But I am damned if I can remember what chapter that is. Can anybody help?

Anyway, thanks for looking. I aim to get painting these forthwith.

Dakka Gallery: Custodes Shield Captain

Posted: 2018-09-20 01:59:07
By Arson Fire

Dakka Forum: Blood Red Skies: Battle Of Britain.

Posted: 2018-09-20 00:59:07
Forum post by FrozenDwarf, 36 responses at time of this post.

So, ww2 and aerial dogfighting game aint exactly something that is overflowing the marked, infact i dont even know of any other then ares`s resent re relese of their ww2 branch, but next year we get a new one from Warlord.

Not mutch official info around yet, but BoW manged to get some info from warlord http://www.beastsofwar.com/blood-red-skies/warlord-games-teaser/)

"Blood Red Skies starts you off exploring the conflict between the British and the Germans during The Battle Of Britain in World War II. Inside the core game box, you?re going to be getting a set of Six Supermarine Spitfires and Six German Messerschmidts that will do battle in the skies over the Channel.

Planes, thanks to their flying bases, can be in three different states including Advantage, Neutral and Disadvantage. When shooting, you must do so from a state of a higher advantage than the enemy representing you zeroing in on them for the kill.
Of course, this is where the real skill of the game comes in as you try and outmanoeuvre and dodge your enemies, looking for the right time to strike. Combat seems incredibly deadly as combined strikes and working together as a squadron can end up downing planes if the enemy isn?t careful.

In true Warlord Games style, the mechanics feel easy to learn and hard to master. You?ll have a grip on the game in no time but the key positioning of your planes and choosing your targets is going to be where the growth of the game comes from."

Expected gameplay for the core box is around 45 mins, planes is in the 1/200 scale and it plays on a 4x4. you can use planes from other manufacturers but you still need the bases from BRS in order to use them.
it allso seems that there will be some elements from x-wing/armada as the game gives you the ability to mix and match different pilot cards, skill ratings, aircraft and more.

all in all, to mee it seems lik...

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Dakka Gallery: Ogre Thundertusk 2

Posted: 2018-09-19 23:59:07
Unknown creator

Dakka Forum: Deepstrike and Dark Matter Crystal

Posted: 2018-09-19 22:59:07
Forum post by ravenerioli, 36 responses at time of this post.

If you use webway infiltration on some rubric marines they can't arrive til turn 2 unless it's in your own deployment zone. If you bring them down in your own deployment zone at the end of your first movement phase can you then use the dark matter crystal to move them again anywhere on the battlefield 9" away from an enemy model? Essentially giving your rubrics a turn 1 deepstrike anywhere

Dakka Gallery: Ghostface & Prickles

Posted: 2018-09-19 21:59:07
Unknown creator

Dakka Gallery: Sons of Horus - Destroyer

Posted: 2018-09-19 20:59:07
By Melcavuk

Dakka Forum: Games Workshop make some models too disgusting...

Posted: 2018-09-19 19:59:07
Forum post by Corennus, 36 responses at time of this post.

Recently picked up the new First Strike box which contains 3 Intercessor space marines, 3 reiver space marines, 3 poxwalker death guard and 3 Death Guard tac squad.

And it hit me that Games Workshop has (actually for a while) really gone overboard on making Plague Marines (AND TYRANIDS) almost too disgusting.

Now, i KNOW this is just a game, and part of the "allure" of the Death Guard (apart from FRICKING DISGUSITINGLY RESILIENT!!!) is their bloated disgusting nature. But you get all ages playing this game....and some of the stuff shown is definitely rated Mature...

Do you think GW goes too far on some of its Death Guard and Tyranid models as far as gore and digustingness goes? or do you think i'm just overthinking.

Dakka Gallery: Slaughterpriest of Khorne

Posted: 2018-09-19 18:59:07

Dakka Forum: Next Demon Primarch

Posted: 2018-09-19 17:59:07
Forum post by Mr Nobody, 36 responses at time of this post.

I've seen a million discussions about the next primarch to return to the 40k setting, but not much about the demon primarchs. We have the horus heresy models, to be sure, but now is the perfect opportunity to see them in all their demonic horror. Mortarion and Magnus have both been impressive models and I imagine the others would be too. Not to mention that, lore wise, they're just waiting for a good excuse to get off their thrones. No need to worry about resurrections and like the loyalist. Well... except Konrad. So give me your predictions, or tell me what you think the coolest choice would be.

How about Angron? Armageddon could do with a round two for chaos and it's already rife with warp incursions at the moment.

Fulgrim would be a good choice now that Guilliman is back. I imagine both would be rather pissed to see the other is still standing.

It would quite the twist if Lorgar came out and confessed that he had been building the Maelstrom this entire time.

Dakka Gallery: Another Great Image!

Posted: 2018-09-19 16:59:07
Unknown creator

Dakka Forum: Claustrophobia 1643 Kickstarter by Monolith

Posted: 2018-09-19 15:59:07
Forum post by Monkeysloth, 36 responses at time of this post.

So monolith will be doing a kickstarter for claustrophobia remake at the end of the year but the kicker will the be the game is already done and is on its way to shipping hubs by the time it starts.

Here's the full text of the announcement from Facebook.

As you know, Monolith has always had the ambition to use Kickstarter not as a tool for protection against risk, but as a tool for better value distribution between players and publishers. As such, we have systematically used the platform to carry out projects that would not have been profitable in an intermediated circuit, due in particular to their huge investments in development and their material content (often excessive). Up until now our offers have always been extremely advantageous for our pledgers in return for the risk that they accept (long delivery times, delay risks, errors, defects?). With time and experience (lessons learnt from previous teething problems) we have considerably improved, especially via the use of specialists for each of the key positions of the edition (at the forefront of which are Game Design and Testing, but also production and logistics: basically all these positions that remain in the wings and do not feature central stage during a campaign, but which are essential to the successful completion of a game). Strengthened by this experience and the cash flow released by our previous projects (Conan, Mythic Battles, Batman...) we have decided to take an even bigger risk by assuming everything, while maintaining an unbeatable offer for our pledgers (a value saving of up to double that of a store-bought game from an intermediated network). To do this we are going to experiment with a new model that is the result of what we have b...

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Dakka Gallery: Dreadknight

Posted: 2018-09-19 14:59:07
By Redbeard

Dakka Gallery: Fuethan Allopex

Posted: 2018-09-19 13:59:07
By minisnatcher

Dakka Gallery: Night Lords Daemon Prince, Vandred "the Exalted"

Posted: 2018-09-19 12:59:07
By pinkcarson

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

Posted: 2018-09-19 11:59:07
By bourgeoisee

Dakka Gallery: Chaos, Daemon Engine, Defiler, Word Bearers

Posted: 2018-09-19 10:59:07
By lindsay40k

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