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What does the Imperial year M41.999 signify? Is it 42,999 in our years?
What I mean is, our years are counted from the birth of Christ. In 40k, the memory of Christ has long since passed into the sands of time. Why do they use this system, why not count from (for example) c.8000 BC (the birth of the Emperor) or something like that?
Don't know much about your question sorry, but must get my head in and say....you just made me think, maybe the emperor is Jesus!!! :blink:
Awwww no I opened my drawer and took out some old warhammer models then tried too put them back in and close the drawer but couldn't, damn the stupid black hole = free OOP models for Brettonia due too not being able too squeeze them back in my drawer >_<
Nah, 8000 years too old...
I'm not religious by any means, but it being Easter and all, I thought it as good a time as any to ask...
My guess is there to lazy to make a system. Chop the BC and AD off replace it with M and just keep counting.
well, if you're really curious, you can look in the big rulebook. Flip to the back (and i mean back cover, all the way) and move forward past the roster cards and such, past "Ultimate Secrets of the Galaxy Revealed" and look for a rectangular box. It's titled the march of time, and that'll tell you something, at least.
(i'd type it out, but i'd rather err on the side of safety in respect to copyright and banning)Actually, M41.999 would be a bit wrong (in reguards to the book, but they don't seem to be very strict keeping the theme) but it would be year 40999What does the Imperial year M41.999 signify? Is it 42,999 in our years?
Oh yeah, duhhhhh (can't count...)
Anyways, I just thought it was odd. As I recall the part of the book you're refering to doesn't give a very clear explanation of how the Imperium is still counting in AD, however my back cover got lost long ago so I could be wrong.
For that matter, I haven't seen my rule book for a while, pretty sure it's lost somewhere in my apartment (probably under a bunch of articles for the essay I'm supposed to be writing).
I always thought that M stood for Milenia it would make sense.
<span style='font-size:8pt;line-height:100%'><span style='font-family:Arial'><span style='font-family:Courier'><span style='color:red'>Your death is left in the hands of Cronus for he is the master of time.</span></span></span></span>
M stands for Millennium. Think of it this way, 40K is supposed to our world in the 40,000 millennium so it stands to reason that the BC/AD date has been used for 200 years (by us) so why change the start point? It is a good system and known world wide so they have no reason to change it. Remember in the Imperium the birth date of the Emperor was lost in the sands of time and it was only in the last 20,000 years (40K time) that the emperor revealed himself.
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