"At the point in time when bullets can pass through the interdimensional walls. When firepower takes up the entirety and eternity of space and time, all beings stuck in a neverending life and death cycle as bullets recover and destroy their bodies in quick succession. No one is able to think about anything but the sheer force of the bullets rapidly flying literally everywhere in the materium turning the warp itself into nothing but a sea of automatic weaponry.. Then there will be enough dakka. Or, at least almost."
"Some people think they can outsmart me. Maybe... maybe. I've yet to meet one that can outsmart bullet."
- – The Heavy
"...how am I gonna stop some big mean Mother Hubbard from tearing me a structurally superfluous new behind? The answer: use a gun. And if that don't work? Use more gun."
- – The Engineer
"FUCK YOU AND YOUR SHIT ACCURACY!!!"
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You iz dead now ya stoopid 'umie! —Every Ork ever
Dakka is Ork slang for rapid fire capability (and Multilaser Masturbation) and an onomatopoeia for the sound of automatic guns shooting. You need moar of it. No exceptions. Although other races need it too, when they use it, it's just not cool anymore. Must have something to do with that rockin' Ballistic Skill 5 that da Orks are throwing down. It is a widely corroborated scientific fact that you can NEVER have enuff dakka, because the only way that's possible is if you were to stretch an infinite plane of machine guns from one end of the observable universe to the other, and have them all firing on a bottomless magazine. And even then that's still not enuff dakka, because there are OTHER universes that still need dakka. And the Warp doesn't have enuff dakka in it. When the Materium and the Immaterium are nothing but either Shootas or bullets, that will be a good start on having enuff dakka, sadly however, if there was enuff dakka then there would be no physical room left for Orks to enjoy it.
Several other non-Orky races in Warhammer 40,000 have at least one weapon that relies on sheer dakka to be effective.
- Imperium: Multilasers, Hellguns, Leman Russ Punisher, Lasguns, Laspistols, Heavy Bolters, Storm Bolters, Assault Cannons, Combi-bolters, Autocannons, Vulcan Megabolters, Gatling Cannons, Psycannons, Heavy Stubbers, Volkite chargers and larger, the amount of weapons the Adeptus Mechanicus have at their disposal would need it's own sub section.
- Chaos: Harvester Guns, Mawcannons, Butcher Cannons, Storm Lasers, Reaper Auto-cannons,Hades Auto-cannons, Autoguns, Autopistols, Heavy Stubbers, Shotguns, Heavy Bolters. During the Horus Heresy era the Chaos Legions would have pretty much the same crap the Imperium had. Until the pretty boys decided they need more rape slaves.
- Eldar: Scatter Lasers, Shuriken Catapults, Shuriken Cannon. DEM POINTY EARZ 'AVE DAKKA DATS CHOPPY! DEY GOT SUMFIN' RIGHT!
- Tau: Burst Cannons, Cyclic Ion Guns, Heavy Burst Cannons with nova charges, quad burst cannons, high yield burst cannons, cyclic ion rakers, Shas'O Kais
- Necron: Gauss Cannons, Gauss Blasters, and Tesla
- Tyranid: Devourers, Biocannons, Deathspitters.
- Dark Eldar: All sixty-seven variants of Splinter weapons, Disintegrators.
Also in Age of Sigmar there is a race which relies wholly on dakka - Kharadron Overlords
Too Much Dakka
It's actually possible to get too much dakka. In Dawn of War 2, if you pin down some Orks with enough firepower they will shout "WAAAH! Too much dakka!" In WH40k: Space Marine, the Ork Boyz will likewise shout "Zog, too much dakka!" when being cut down by heavy bolter fire, best observed in the cooperative multiplayer Exterminatus mode with several players packing heavy bolters. There's too much dakka when it's being fired at you *BLAMBLAMBLAMBLAMBLAM* HERE...HURR...UM, YOU IS SAYIN' BAD FINGZ WOT YOU SHOULDN'T SAY! NO, YA ZOG-'EADED GIT! IT MEANZ DAT DAKKA NEEDZ TA BE SHOOTIN' AT DEM HUMIES, AND NOT DA ORKZ! ORKZ IZ DA BEST! WAAAGH!
Examples of maximum dakka (but not enough)
2x hive tyrant w/ 2 brain-leech worms
3x 3 hive guard w/ impaler cannon
6x 30 Devilguants
3x 30 gargoyles w/ fleshborers
3x 3 carnifex w/ 2 brainleech worms
Total dakka: 780 shots per turn
YOUZ CHOMPY GITZ SEZ THAT'S DAKKA?
Forge world: Mars
Stratagems: Wrath of mars (2 CP) and elimination volley (2 CP)
Heavy support: 1x6 Kastelan robots with triple phospher on protector protocol
Troops: 12 destroyers w/ plasma
Use Wrath of mars and elimination volley along with Cawl's reroll aura will give you 96 basic phospher shots and 36 mortal wounds, the destroyers will hit an average of 28 times, use this to delete basically any unit or a daemon primarch in one turn.
Astra Militarum (Imperial Guard)
HQ: Company Command Squad 3x Leman russ punisher(1 w/ tank commander) w/heavy bolters
6x Platoon Command Squad
6x5 Infantry Squad
6x Conscripts Squad
6x5 Heavy Weapons Team w/ Twin-Linked Heavy Stubbers
Heavy Support: 3x3 Leman Russ Punisher w/ Heavy Bolter sponsons
Total dakka: 1036, 1636 on close range or w/ orders, 2236 per turn on close range and orders. And it's without getting full platoons or even FOC. Because that would be just insane.
(but maybe enuff dakka)
"And if that don't work, use more gun."- The Engineer OI,BOSS! DIS 'UMIE KNOWS WOT E'Z DOIN'!
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