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I have a really bad problem. I can't remember rules!
For example, I'd be playing a game and I'd always ask someone what I have to roll to wound and stuff. I forget all about morale tests and stuff aswell.
I even went to a tourney and I was completley clueless.
I always read the rules but they just don't stick! Any advice?
Practice makes perfect. The more games you play, the more often you'll use the rules, and the quicker you'll start to remember them.
In the meantime, you can always make up a quick reference chart. For instance, if you need the rules on Instant Death, you can check your alphabetized chart which will tell you that it's on page "X" of the BGB. The Index in the BGB can tell you the same thing, but it's incomplete, and your chart will list Codex references too.
Good idea actually. Might take a bit of time though, but probably be worth it.
I had a really hard time memorizing all my stat lines. Actually, I usually remembered them correctly but I wasn't sure of myself so I'd go check them anyway, and then feel even more like a dork.
So I made up a blank stat sheet and quized myself on it, filling in the blanks every day or so until I could fill in every stat correctly. Writing stuff down really helps me to learn it.
Caluin has the best advice, the more you use the rules, the quicker they'll stick. Eventually, you'll start memorizing things you really don't need to memorize. I've been playing my Necrons so often lately I can work up whole army lists in my head; as I've memorized point costs for every unit.
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Hardcore.Originally Posted by Gojiratoho
But yeah. The more you play the less you will need to keep looking in the book, but on the other hand people do have a knack for things like this. Friend of mine bombarded me with points costs and special rules off the top of his head.
Bloody annoying it was.
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I've got to the point where I can correct people's mistakes with armies I don't even play :w00t: .
Having an army and not owning a rulebook is like owning a car with no steering wheel.Originally Posted by amishcellphone
Yeah concur. It's satisfying when I know more about my opponent's army than they do...Originally Posted by Rork
As to the best way of remebering rules, i agree with just play. The more you play, the better you learn. Also the more you teach, the better you learn. If you can teach someone (anyone) how to play this game, you'll learn alot better.
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If it's just the roll to wounds and stuff then copy the quick references page. Then you only need to remember your own stats, not just rolls to wound and stuff.
Often your units will have similar stats. Like my guardsmen all use BS3 except for the veterens. If you play SMurfs you know all your men have 3+ saves, except for termies and scouts. Try to group them in your head according to the stat similarities. :yes:
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Wow, I just had visions of "mental 40K". Now, to rerail the topic. I second, (or third), the suggestion of playing. It's fun and you'll memorise as you go. If you are having problems with your statlines, write 'em down on a cheat sheet that you take with you. I always do up my army on Word, (both for me and my opponent, my writing SUCKS), and I am constantly "mending" my quick reference sheet, (copied almost verbatim from the back of the BG. Keep playing and eventually, you won't need the cheat sheets that often, (I tend to use them during the 4000+ point battles at about the six hour mark when your brain starts to rebel).Originally Posted by Gojiratoho
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