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Made in gb
Stalwart Veteran Guard Sergeant





England

I couldn’t find anything on the topic. Would anyone care to enlighten me?

See that stuff above? Completely true. All of it, every single word. Stands to reason. 
   
Made in gb
[SWAP SHOP MOD]
Killer Klaivex







'History' is a very broad word. What would you like to know?


 
   
Made in ca
Rampaging Carnifex





Toronto, Ontario

Took some digging, but here you go:

https://www.dakkadakka.com/wiki/en/The_History_of_Dakka
   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut







That was an interesting read.

The only way we can ever solve anything is to look in the mirror and find no enemy 
   
Made in gb
Stalwart Veteran Guard Sergeant





England

 Ketara wrote:
'History' is a very broad word. What would you like to know?


Basically what creepingdeth posted. Thanks.




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Thank you! Just what I was after

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See that stuff above? Completely true. All of it, every single word. Stands to reason. 
   
Made in ca
Monstrous Master Moulder








For a second there, I expected the link to lead back to this thread as a joke. Was pleasantly surprised to be proven wrong!

All that comes to mind ever since I joined was the onslaught of kitchen/fake passport adbots that ran around the site for a few years. That and that one awful picture of an Ork cheerleader some posters loved to share.

Faithful... Enlightened... Ambitious... Brethren... WE NEED A NEW DRIVER! THIS ONE IS DEAD!  
   
Made in us
[DCM]
The Main Man






Beast Coast

It's pretty cool that DrewRiggio found the article and responded. I remember seeing the article before but I don't remember seeing that part.

   
Made in gb
Battle-tested Knight Castellan Pilot





Do you remember a classic event from Dakka history, especially one that has been lost in the mists of time (hopefully with locally saved text or images), why not write about it here?

Chaplain Grabthar's OOP FW river that he definitely owned.
Also, Mauleed was a tactical genius, a master of strategy, some might say the greatest player to ever pick up a die.

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Made in eg
[MOD]
Keeper of the Adeptus Arbites Flame






Cairo, Egypt

Barpharanges, an RC airplane canopy and teal

https://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/images-518-870_Barpharanges.html


 
   
Made in gb
[DCM]
Battlefield Tourist





On an Express Elevator to Hell!!

That was an interesting read, thanks for posting creeping-deth87

A few users you don't hear from any more, does anyone know?
- Meangreenstompa - what happened to him?
- Casey's Law - as above
- Melissa (Malissa?) - taking on all comers in the off topic forum?
- Matty_RC - likewise?
Then in the 'hope they have left' column
- 'Testify'/'BryllCream' (went by other names? Had an avatar of I guy painted blue - but not like Avatar) - Could wreck a thread and get it closed with a skill not seen through the ages, and also had that ability to get a rise out of other posters who then got banned posting something in retaliation. I believe was banned but came back under other names(?)


Epic 30K&40K! A new players guide, contributors welcome https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/751316.page
Small but perfectly formed! A Great Crusade Epic 6mm project: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/694411.page
 
   
Made in ca
Resolute Ultramarine Honor Guard






Vancouver, BC

I recognize some of those names, does that mean I’m old now?

 warboss wrote:
Is there a permanent stickied thread for Chaos players to complain every time someone/anyone gets models or rules besides them? If not, there should be.
 
   
Made in us
Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






I hope that, wherever he is, Kroothawk is OK.
   
Made in gb
[SWAP SHOP MOD]
Killer Klaivex







 NinthMusketeer wrote:
I hope that, wherever he is, Kroothawk is OK.


After he left Dakka, he went across to Heresy Online. Unfortunately, I don't think he liked it there much. No idea where he is now.

https://www.heresy-online.net/threads/eavy-metal-facebook-group-closed-down.154626/page-3#post-1753018


 
   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut





 Pacific wrote:
That was an interesting read, thanks for posting creeping-deth87

A few users you don't hear from any more, does anyone know?
- Meangreenstompa - what happened to him?
- Casey's Law - as above
- Melissa (Malissa?) - taking on all comers in the off topic forum?
- Matty_RC - likewise?
Then in the 'hope they have left' column
- 'Testify'/'BryllCream' (went by other names? Had an avatar of I guy painted blue - but not like Avatar) - Could wreck a thread and get it closed with a skill not seen through the ages, and also had that ability to get a rise out of other posters who then got banned posting something in retaliation. I believe was banned but came back under other names(?)



Melissia. She literally posted 1 month ago. So did MeanGreenStompa.
Pretty sure most of those are OT heads that departed after the politics/religion ban.

The only way we can ever solve anything is to look in the mirror and find no enemy 
   
Made in eg
[MOD]
Keeper of the Adeptus Arbites Flame






Cairo, Egypt

I do miss Bugswarm. And Jester too (who IIRC made this)


 
   
Made in gb
[DCM]
Battlefield Tourist





On an Express Elevator to Hell!!

 trexmeyer wrote:
 Pacific wrote:
That was an interesting read, thanks for posting creeping-deth87

A few users you don't hear from any more, does anyone know?
- Meangreenstompa - what happened to him?
- Casey's Law - as above
- Melissa (Malissa?) - taking on all comers in the off topic forum?
- Matty_RC - likewise?
Then in the 'hope they have left' column
- 'Testify'/'BryllCream' (went by other names? Had an avatar of I guy painted blue - but not like Avatar) - Could wreck a thread and get it closed with a skill not seen through the ages, and also had that ability to get a rise out of other posters who then got banned posting something in retaliation. I believe was banned but came back under other names(?)



Melissia. She literally posted 1 month ago. So did MeanGreenStompa.
Pretty sure most of those are OT heads that departed after the politics/religion ban.


Ah wow - I didn't realise that about MGS. I guess Dakka can be a pretty big place in-between all the sub forums so it can be like 'ships passing in the night' (or change a letter in that first word there).
I must say I don't post in the 40k forums much any more and that seems to have its own ecosystem.

Kroothawk - another name I haven't seen in a while

Epic 30K&40K! A new players guide, contributors welcome https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/751316.page
Small but perfectly formed! A Great Crusade Epic 6mm project: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/694411.page
 
   
Made in gb
Longtime Dakkanaut






UK

Really interesting read, cheers for posting - would have loved to have visited that store

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Skinflint Games- war gaming in the age of austerity

http://www.skinflintgames.co.uk

 
   
Made in ca
Stone Bonkers Fabricator General






Ya, I had no idea DakkaDakka was an actual place at one time.

 
   
Made in eg
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Keeper of the Adeptus Arbites Flame






Cairo, Egypt

It was a great store, huge warehouse space with tons of terrain and tables. We only went up twice from NY but I loved it.

 
   
Made in gb
Jealous that Horus is Warmaster




Cornwall UK

I don't see anything from Viktor von Domm (of League of Extraordinary Riveters fame) anymore, but his Plog was a major shaping influence in my hobby growing up. In fact, his acronym for my old Dakka username is why my current username is 'LooT' - I was practically named by the man.

I hope he's okay.

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Many and varied forces in progress according to waxing & waning whims.

I may never finish an army in my life. 
   
Made in us
Contagious Dreadnought of Nurgle





In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was Dakka, and the Word was loud.

 insaniak wrote:
Sometimes, Exterminatus is the only option.
And sometimes, it's just a case of too much scotch combined with too many buttons...
 
   
Made in ca
Rampaging Carnifex





Toronto, Ontario

I'm glad my internet deep dive was so helpful to so many. Maybe that article should be stickied somewhere? We can't be the first people on the site curious about its history.
   
Made in us
Manhunter





Sticksville, Texas

Dang, really makes me sad looking back at some of those old images of Dakka. Spent a good portion of my younger years there, and watched the decline of the store after the Wakelins left, and Juan was running it... and when it was bought and had the physical location name changed to Battlefield: Manchester until the final close.
   
Made in si
Ravenous Beast Form







My favorite "GW" game was a 40k racing game published on Dakka during the store years

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40k Potica Edition - 40k patch with reactions, suppression and all that good stuff. Feedback thread here.

Gangs of Nu Ork - Necromunda / Gorkamorka expansion supporting all faction. Feedback thread here
   
Made in us
Water-Caste Negotiator




orem, Utah

 Ketara wrote:
 NinthMusketeer wrote:
I hope that, wherever he is, Kroothawk is OK.


After he left Dakka, he went across to Heresy Online. Unfortunately, I don't think he liked it there much. No idea where he is now.

https://www.heresy-online.net/threads/eavy-metal-facebook-group-closed-down.154626/page-3#post-1753018



https://paizo.com/people/Kroothawk

likely him?

are you going to keep talking about it, or do something already? 
   
Made in gb
Fixture of Dakka




Manchester UK

Sometimes old posters come back.

 Cheesecat wrote:
 purplefood wrote:
I find myself agreeing with Albatross far too often these days...

I almost always agree with Albatross, I can't see why anyone wouldn't.


 Crazy_Carnifex wrote:

Okay, so the male version of "Cougar" is now officially "Albatross".
 
   
Made in us
[DCM]
The Main Man






Beast Coast

 Albatross wrote:
Sometimes old posters come back.


Welcome back Albatross. Long time no see. How have you been?

   
Made in gb
[SWAP SHOP MOD]
Killer Klaivex







 Hordini wrote:
 Albatross wrote:
Sometimes old posters come back.


Welcome back Albatross. Long time no see. How have you been?


He was probably off touring with that band of his. You know what these celebrities are like, swanning in and out of town....


 
   
Made in ca
Excellent Exalted Champion of Chaos






Grim Forgotten Nihilist Forest.

Yeah, it has been awhile since I posted here. But a few names are recognizable.

Successful Trades.

Twoshoeevans: Kmilliete89. gainsay

Flesh Tearer's 3k
Aeldari 3kpts
Slaves to Darkness.3k

 
   
Made in gb
Fixture of Dakka




Manchester UK

 Hordini wrote:
 Albatross wrote:
Sometimes old posters come back.


Welcome back Albatross. Long time no see. How have you been?


Hey dude! Yeah I’m loving life actually, never better! Fully at peace and super excited to get back into 40K. How you been?


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 Ketara wrote:
 Hordini wrote:
 Albatross wrote:
Sometimes old posters come back.


Welcome back Albatross. Long time no see. How have you been?


He was probably off touring with that band of his. You know what these celebrities are like, swanning in and out of town....



Hahaha yeah exactly!


Actually the whole rock star thing didn’t pan out but hey, gotta be in it to win it I guess! It was good craic while it lasted. I just play country and folk tunes for my friends and family on FB live these days.

How you doing bro?! Crazy to see your name on my screen after so many years.... remember the Dakka tournament at Warhammer world?! mattyrm actually works there now believe it or not.


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 Shadowbrand wrote:
Yeah, it has been awhile since I posted here. But a few names are recognizable.

Oh hai Brandon! hope life is treating you well brotha

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 Cheesecat wrote:
 purplefood wrote:
I find myself agreeing with Albatross far too often these days...

I almost always agree with Albatross, I can't see why anyone wouldn't.


 Crazy_Carnifex wrote:

Okay, so the male version of "Cougar" is now officially "Albatross".
 
   
 
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