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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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Restarting my Black Legion
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Featured Articles
Painting for Dummies - by Ian
Painting a New Army
Helping Infinity beginners- learn to counter most common tactics
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Warseer Forums
Warhammer 40k Wiki
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Wikipedia - Warhammer 40,000 overview
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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 Forum: 8th edition and it's effects on your local community?

Posted: 2018-11-13 14:59:07
Forum post by Arth-Rytis, 36 responses at time of this post.

So my local community (a decent size group made up of many 40k vets) has been in a bit of a slump lately. A lot of the vets have been losing interest in the game. While all were very excited about 8th edition's initial release, many are upset with how it has unfolded over the past year and a half. Some feel that future releases will eventually bring back their faded enthusiasm, while others feel that 8th edition caters more towards new players and building an entirely new community, virtually ending the game for veteran players.

As a fairly new player myself, having started at the end of 7th edition, I feel that I don't really have a say in such a discussion. I am interested, however, in how gaming communities throughout the world have changed with 8th edition. Has the influx in new players been followed by a decline in the old? Has the overall streamlining affected your interest, for better or worse? What changes have pushed you or your fellow gamers away from the game? Also, if you have experience playing in different parts of the world, what were the differences between those gaming communities?

Dakka Gallery: Harlequins, Shadowseer

Posted: 2018-11-13 13:59:07
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Dakka Forum: Space Marine Librarius Psychic Powers - Seem poor to you?

Posted: 2018-11-13 12:59:07
Forum post by WisdomLS, 36 responses at time of this post.

HI all, used my librarian in a game at the weekend and realised I seem to go through the same process every time I use one. I get to the point of power selection and pause realising there aren't really any powers to choose from that will change the game in a meaningful way.
I take a libby for his decent deny ability and for tossing out a smite or two at opportune moment but when I see the powers various other psykers can put out the Librarius discipline seems very lackluster.
Am I wrong? What killer combos and useful tricks have I missed?

As a reminder, the powers:

Veil of time - WC6: Re-roll charges and fight first on a unit. - The re-roll is ok I suppose but marines aren't exactly excelling in combat so I don't take many units that want to assault. Fighting first would be alot more useful if it went before chargers but it doesn't making it pretty poor.

Might of heroes - WC6: Give a model +1 S,T,A - I usually end up with this one, its ok on a character built for combat or on a vehicle to push it up to T8/9 but seems really bad when compared to other attack boosting or protection powers.

Psychic Scourge - WC6: Targetable smite that requires a LD roll off to work - Targetable is sometimes usesful but generally this power is just worse than smite as you need to win a roll off, it can't do D6 damage and is higher WC.

Fury of the Ancients - WC7; Draw a 3D6" line, each enemy unit touched take a MW - I've never taken this, the line seems too random and short to ever really cover many units and a single MW to each doesn't impress me much.

Psychic Fortress - WC5: Choose a unit to auto pass morale and it gains a 4+ save against psychic MWs - The morale is largely irrelevant for marines, the psychic protection can be used in the early game to throw a unit forward and soak up mortals against psychic heavy armies but as they get to move before casting its p...

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Dakka Forum: If you could have one free boxe ?

Posted: 2018-11-13 11:59:07
Forum post by godardc, 36 responses at time of this post.

Just curious, but If you could have one, and only one free boxe, kit, sprue, whatever, from GW/FW, what would it be ?
For me, I guess it would be a warhound titan, or a Macharius vanquisher tank. I f*****g love these beasts.
What about you ?

Dakka Gallery: Image by SirOllox

Posted: 2018-11-13 10:59:07
By SirOllox

Dakka Daily Poll: What are your thoughts on kickstarter?

Posted: 2018-11-13 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: 03667: Nonalla Ellinad, Elf Wizard.

Posted: 2018-11-12 11:59:07
By Carrero Arts

Dakka Gallery: Gue'vesa Techpriest

Posted: 2018-11-12 10:59:07
By khanaris

Dakka Daily Poll: What army (or armies) do you play?

Posted: 2018-11-12 09:59:07
What army (or armies) do you play?
Adepta Sororitas
Astra Militarum
Blood Angels
Chaos Daemons
Chaos Space Marines
Dark Angels
Dark Eldar
Grey Knights
Imperial Knights
Militarum Tempestus
Space Marines
Space Wolves
Tau Empire

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Dakka Forum: m0nolith's works - Update - Nov 11th AT Warlord Titan 1/2 - Legio Mortis

Posted: 2018-11-12 08:59:07
Forum post by m0nolith, 36 responses at time of this post.

Squad 1/4 http://image.bolterandchainsword.com/uploads/gallery/album_12089/gallery_86352_12089_382984.jpg

Dakka Gallery: Leviathan Class Battle Walker

Posted: 2018-11-12 07:59:07
By Evil-D185

Dakka Gallery: Belisarius Cawl in Stygies Viii Colors

Posted: 2018-11-12 06:59:07
By Doctoragonair

Dakka Forum: So what's your thoughts on the new Ork Codex ?

Posted: 2018-11-12 05:59:07
Forum post by Aaranis, 36 responses at time of this post.

Hi all, I know the codex was out recently and may not have endured a lot of playtesting since then, but I was wondering however what were the thoughts of Ork players about the codex ?

I'm asking because in my FLGS our top player (98% winrate something like that) is starting an Ork army and pushing a few other people to do the same by showing them broken combos or spammable stuff that is very strong from his point of view.

The units I'm hearing about are spam of T8 vehicles (Battlewagon ? I don't know the names), Gretchin shield spam with unbreakable and 5++ (how ?) or just good ol' Green Tide with benefits.

I'm fearing another shift in my store's meta because of this, are my concerns legitimate ? I know we'll have to see tournament results to truly see what the codex is worth, but if you played a few games, would you care telling us how it went, and against what kind of lists ?

Thanks a lot.

Dakka Gallery: Vax'ildan, Champion of The Raven Queen

Posted: 2018-11-12 04:59:07
By Paradigm

Dakka Forum: Effect of 2+ power armour?

Posted: 2018-11-12 03:59:07
Forum post by The_Real_Chris, 36 responses at time of this post.

Some players may remember the 2nd ed original buff to power armour, but does it need it again? The board is awash with moaning players saying guard infantry are better than marines etc. and the average tactical marine isn't that prevalent. Would buffing his armour to 2+ (and terminator armour to 1+ with or without incoming damage being reduced by 1 to a minimum of 1) make much of a difference? Makes it I think twice as hard to take one down with a lasgun.

Dakka Gallery: gw Forest

Posted: 2018-11-12 02:59:07
By bloodskaven

Dakka Gallery: Chaos Nurgle, Conversion, Daemons, Garden, Gnome, Guo, Nurgle, Plague, Plaguebearers, Prince

Posted: 2018-11-12 01:59:07
By Paule

Dakka Forum: Making Death Guard Great Again

Posted: 2018-11-12 00:59:07
Forum post by broxus, 36 responses at time of this post.

Since the release of 8th edition I have become an enthusiastic Death Guard player. I had pretty good success playing them as a mono faction (no soup) in the beginning of 8th edition when their codex was released. However, as time has gone on I am now really struggling to win games with them. Their codex, models, characters, strategems, and psychic abilites seem lack luster compared to all the other codexes. I?m curious what people think is the solution to make them more competitive? I have a few things that I think would help below:

-All units in the codex gain the Inexorable Advance similar to all the new codexes
-Chaos Lords and Sorcerers become T5 and gain Disgustingly Resilient (no extra cost)
-The Nurgle Daemons in the codex gain the Death Guard faction keyword
-Grandfather?s Blessings reduced in cost to 1 CP and able to use on any Death Guard unit (the heal D3 wounds strategem)
-Nurgle?s Rot reduced to 2 CP (the once per battle D3 mortal wounds, there are already unlimited Nurgle Daemon psychic power that do this for free)
-Myphitic Blight-Haulers Tri-lobe change to, ?Add to all 1 hit rolls contains 3 models at the beginning of the game.? (Right now it is silly that all haulers must be in the same unit and lose the ability as soon as one dies since it is a 450point unit)
-Myphitic Blight-Haulers Putrescent Fog gives a cover save to all Nurgle Death Guard units instead of infantry that are entirely within 7? (this one may be to good of an upgrade without a significant points bump)
-A points reduction in Deathshroud Terminators, Blightlord Terminators, and Plague Marines
-All Auras for all death guard models changed to 7? range (right now it is random to 3?,6?,7? and should be 7? consistently for all)
-Allow Plague Marine?s Plague Champion to take a blight launcher similar to plasma and other weapon options.
-Reduce the cost of Plague belcher an...

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Dakka Gallery: Spaceballs! The Rhino

Posted: 2018-11-11 23:59:07
By Captain_Magpie

Dakka Gallery: Gorkamorka Trakk With Gubbinz

Posted: 2018-11-11 22:59:07
By The Turnip Master

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