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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?

Project Logs
2nd Ed. Iron Warriors Project (Another dreadnought finished 4/18/19)
Updated: 2019-04-25 02:12:15
The (Mini) Details of Dr H: Now Building: Bloat drone / Now Painting: Primaris Lt's and Captain.
Updated: 2019-04-24 21:03:56
Stonneds Guard 'The Gunheads'.
Updated: 2019-04-24 23:58:32
Featured Articles
The Cryx Toolbox
Magnetizing Terminators
Using Resin Bases
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
Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay Takes You To The Opera And More @ BoLS
PAINTING STREAM: Goatboy ? Vanguard Marines @ BoLS
Tabletop Gallery: Dino Greenskins @ 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 Maelstrom's Edge, 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: Whats your shortest game?

Posted: 2019-04-24 13:59:07
Forum post by The_Real_Chris, 36 responses at time of this post.

Had one on Monday. Third game, one day doubles tourney.
Objective - Field of Glory
Place one objective at the centre of the battlefield before rolling off; starting with the winner of the roll-off, each player sets up one objective marker in their deployment zone more than 6" from any battlefield edge.
At the end of the fifth battle round, the player who controls the most objective markers wins the game. A player wins immediately if they control all three objective markers at the end of their turn.
Twist - Eager for the fight
Add 2" to the Move characteristic of all models and add 1 to all Advance and Charge rolls.

5 Storm troopers in their Valkyrie took the centre objective with ObSec, allied took the deployment zone one, other valk with 10 storm troopers in flew over and obsec'd the one in the enemy deployment zone. Game over.

Anyone had a similar occurrence?

Sponsor Press Release:
Monster Terrain is live on Kickstarter!

Posted: 2019-04-17 23:00:00

Monster Terrain is plastic, pre-painted wargames terrain from the creators of GF9ís Battlefield in a Box. Awesome Trees, Hills, Rocks, and other natural terrain enhance every tabletop setting!

The Forest set contains three trees, a tree stump and a forest area template. Each tree features a solid tree trunk with a crown of leaves that lifts off to easily move your models through the woods. The leaf canopy has enough space to fit even the largest of 32mm humanoid-scaled models underneath.

The Rock Hill set contains two hills and a small rock. The hills have plenty of wide, flat spaces to stand up to a dozen humanoid-scaled models upon with out them tipping over. The hills fit together to create larger formations and can be combined with our Broken Ground rocks to create different shapes.

Broken Ground contains five rocks of various sizes, two fallen tree trunks, one tree stump and two rocky ground templates. This set is perfect to represent areas of difficult ground in games or can be used as scatter terrain across the table to provide cover and obstacles for individual models.

Bridges and Barricades contains a series of bridges, platforms and steps that can be placed together to create a variety of wooden structures on the battlefield. Combine them with other terrain sets to bridge the gap between two rocky hills or create a defensive position in a stand of trees.

Come check us out on Kickstarter today!

Dakka Gallery: Image by mithril1

Posted: 2019-04-24 12:59:07
By mithril1

Dakka Gallery: Gang Gsc

Posted: 2019-04-24 11:59:07
By Raegon

Dakka Forum: Just general queries about AM tank effectiveness.

Posted: 2019-04-24 10:59:07
Forum post by Alphabet, 36 responses at time of this post.

Hey guys recently started my AM army, and so far loving it! Love the modelling and immersive side of things more than being overly gamey. But looking to grab myself a couple leman russ's shortly having only two basilisks in the form of armour atm(Also grabbing a hydra as love the idea of it!). Having looked through the options Battle cannons seem to be the best in regards to most things? Punisher gatling looks great and I know I used to run pask in that. The autocannon also seems to be pretty good too! Apart from that the others seem to be pretty meh. In terms of sponsons I gather that Heavy bolters and plasmas are still great? Just looking for general tips on tank setups.

I am by no means saying everything I just wrote is true, just what I have taken from what I have read.


Dakka Daily Poll: Do you think that the Emperor will resurrect in some form?

Posted: 2019-04-24 09:59:07
Do you think that the Emperor will resurrect in some form?
No opinion
Yes, as the Star Child.
Yes, as himself
Yes, through someone else
No, he will die
No, he is already dead
Other (write in)

View Results / Discussion

Dakka Forum: Quick and Dirty fix to Guard Orders

Posted: 2019-04-24 08:59:07
Forum post by BaconCatBug, 36 responses at time of this post.

As proven countless times by the Ynnari, free actions in a game with limited turns is too game breaking to properly balance. Given that orders are free, unable to fail and unable to be blocked, the more problematic ones should be tweaked.

Take Aim!: Unchanged

Bring it Down!: Unchanged

First Rank, Fire! Second Rank, Fire!: All lasguns and all hot-shot lasguns in the ordered unit change their Type to Assault 3 until the end of the phase. This order cannot be issued to a unit that advanced in its movement phase.

Forwards, for the Emperor!: The ordered unit can shoot this phase even if it Advanced in its Movement phase, but you must subtract 1 from all the resulting hit rolls.

Get Back in the Fight!: The ordered unit can shoot this phase even if it Fell Back in its Movement phase, but you must subtract 1 from all the resulting hit rolls.

Fix Bayonets!: This order can only be issued to units that are within 1" of an enemy unit. The ordered unit can add 1 to hit rolls for attacks made with melee weapons until the end of the turn.

Move! Move! Move!: Scrapped.

Dakka Gallery: Harpy

Posted: 2019-04-24 07:59:07
By StarMatter

Dakka Gallery: Awi Grenadier

Posted: 2019-04-24 06:59:07
By Flapjack

Dakka Gallery: Whole Mat.

Posted: 2019-04-24 05:59:07
Unknown creator

Dakka Forum: The Current State of Age of Sigmar

Posted: 2019-04-24 04:59:07
Forum post by Overread, 36 responses at time of this post.

I figured this would be helpful to new and experienced players alike in keeping track of how the state of the game generally is and a track on what is likely to come in the near future from what GW has officially said.


Old Battletome = earlier editions which have lore and warscroll cards; but have no allegiance abilities, pre AoS 2.0 rules
New Battletome = more recent release with AoS 2.0 rules, includes more depth and allegiance abilities and other extended content.
No Endless Spells = army with new battletome, but no unique endless spells
Unique Terrain = army has unique terrain feature as part of their collection

Current count:
No Battletome - 6
Old Battletome - 8
2.0 compatible Battletome - 15

Grand Alliance Order:

Aelves - No Battletome - note contains multiple subfactions and future of any is uncertain at this stage.
Darkling Covens - No Battletome, Allegiance Abilities GHB2018
Daughters of Khaine - New Battletome, No Endless Spells
Dispossessed - No Battletome, Allegiance Abilities GHB2018
Free Peoples - No Battletome, Allegiance Abilities GHB2018
Fyreslayers - New Battletome announced along with Endless Spells and Terrain feature
Idoneth Deepkin - New Battletome, No Endless Spells, Unique Terrain
Kharadron Overlords - Old Battletome
Seraphon - Old Battletome, Allegiance Abilities and Battalions GHB2018 - strong hints of a new Battletome
Stormcast Eternals - New Battletome, Unique Endless Spells
Sylvaneth - Old Battletome, Unique Terrain
Wanderers - No Battletome, Allegiance Abilities GHB2018

Grand Alliance Chaos:

Beasts of Chaos - New Battletome, Unique Endless Spells, Unique Terrain
Blades of Khorne - New Battletome, Unique Endless Spells, Unique Terrain - preorder 16 March 2019
Disciples of Tzeentch - Old Battletome
Everchosen and Slaves to Darkness - No Battletome, Allegiance Abilities GHB2018
Everchosen - ...

Post continues at https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/773473.page

Dakka Forum: Flamers 40k

Posted: 2019-04-24 03:59:07
Forum post by Voltan, 36 responses at time of this post.

So are combi flamers any good for chaos terminators as am putting a squad together today and am not sure if there worth it.
If any of you have experience of running them please let me know you?re views.

Dakka Gallery: Ponos

Posted: 2019-04-24 02:59:07
By Klaus, not Santa

Dakka Gallery: Slaanesh Cultists

Posted: 2019-04-24 01:59:07
By LS270686

Dakka Gallery: Valhallans 5

Posted: 2019-04-24 00:59:07
By warspawned

Dakka Gallery: Recovery Tank

Posted: 2019-04-23 23:59:07
By Littletower

Dakka Forum: Ynnead, Phoenix Lords and the shards of Khaine....

Posted: 2019-04-23 22:59:07
Forum post by Mad Doc Grotsnik, 36 responses at time of this post.

How do?

So was thinking about how as well as the Aspect Warriors needing plastics, the Phoenix Lord models could really do with a resculpt. And looking at how GW go about releasing stuff, they?d likely be tied into a campaign, rather than a Codex.

We?re also seeing a loose theme of rebirth in 40k. Guilliman, obvs. Also Calgar, and arguably, the Eye Of Terror.

And given we know Ynnead has some influence over souls, the following struck me.

Could, in the presence of Ynnead, a Phoenix Lord be The Young King, but fully merged with the Avatar?s fragment of Khaine? Their fighting disciplines are after all modelled on aspects of Khaine. And it strikes me it?d allow for ?Primarisification? within the Craftworld range? Ynnead?s influence could see them fully merged, rather than providing a kind of battery to power the Avatar.

Now I?m not an Eldar player, or even all that up on their Lore. But I think it could be pretty cool. An Eldar answer to Primarchs re-emerging onto the Galactic scene?

Dakka Gallery: Trencher Infantry

Posted: 2019-04-23 21:59:07
By spiralingcadaver

Dakka Gallery: Reavers Are About 70 Percent Done

Posted: 2019-04-23 20:59:07
Taken with a SONY DSC-W570
Unknown creator

Dakka Gallery: Rhadamanythys

Posted: 2019-04-23 19:59:07
Taken with a NIKON COOLPIX L110
By Dannyevilguy

Dakka Gallery: Image by Clanmac

Posted: 2019-04-23 18:59:07
By Clanmac

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