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Melchiah
20-05-2010, 05:33
How long as it been since the Badab War?
I know its hard to press down the current year due as it tends to shift abit between authors.

Wolf Lord Balrog
20-05-2010, 06:49
Yesterday, tomorrow, right now, whenever you want relative to when you are playing. If you mean the 'official' chronology, relative to the 'now' of 40k, it was in 901.M41 to 912.M41, so it ended roughly 90 years ago.

Project2501
20-05-2010, 06:51
http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/Badab_War

Current 40k time is 127m42:

http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/Timeline

Born Again
20-05-2010, 06:56
Though of course, due to them now residing in a warp storm, the time for Huron and his Corsairs could be anyone's guess.

Leftenant Gashrog
20-05-2010, 17:43
Current 40k time is 127m42:
http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/Timeline

Only if your reading Ciaphas Cain novels, GW themselves refuse to move the timeline into M42. None of the codices go beyond 999.m41

Project2501
20-05-2010, 22:45
See these hairs I have in my hand? I'm going to split them with the the world's smallest violin.

And. Here. We. Go...

Only if your reading Ciaphas Cain novels, GW themselves refuse to move the timeline into M42. None of the codices go beyond 999.m41

Leftenant Gashrog
20-05-2010, 23:38
I apologise, by GW I meant the core GW studio as opposed to the subsidiary companies such as Black Library, but my point still stands: you won't find any M42 dates in any Codex. The closest mainstream 40k has come to moving into M42 was the excommunication of the Relictors which was undated but took place after the 13th Black Crusade which had started in 999.m41, but GW then backtracked on that with the current vanilla codex which turned the clock back to 998.m41.

onidemon
21-05-2010, 01:37
Black Library can make you a little crazy... like, in Titanicus, when a princeps recalls working with a senior princeps named Hekate on the Imperius Dictatio something like five hundred years in the past. But, Hekate was the princeps in the Titan comic, piloting the same titan as a young man. And during his adventures, he fought Tyranid. And, Tyranid occur at the end of M41, but I thought the Sabbat Worlds Crusade was something in the past...

In the end, I assume I miss-remember. :)

Melchiah
21-05-2010, 03:11
So the answer to my question is, 90-100 years?

Project2501
21-05-2010, 03:22
Wow, talk about laziness...

http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/Timeline


42,127
-41,901

theDregs
21-05-2010, 04:36
I'll be keeping an eye on this thread. I'm thinking about starting a Lamenters army.

Melchiah
21-05-2010, 04:55
Wow, talk about laziness...

http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/Timeline


42,127
-41,901

Yes Ive seen that link afew times, also have lexicanum bookmarked for sometime now. Laziness has nothing to do with it, Ive tired to figure it out before just the math didnt add up, but thnx for the correction.

Leftenant Gashrog
21-05-2010, 10:46
Wow, talk about laziness...

http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/Timeline

42,127
-41,901

Wow, talk about incorrect..

Aside from the M42 thing (which is a bit of a big deal, since as far as the tabletop games 'now' is concerned the Badab War rebels century long penitent crusade is still in effect whilst it would have ended over a century before the M42 date) the Badab War began in 901, it ended in 912.

So the answer is 86-87 years if your playing in the timeframe depicted in the codices or 215 years if your playing in a Ciaphas Cain novel.

Project2501
21-05-2010, 15:27
Wow, talk about incorrect..

Aside from the M42 thing (which is a bit of a big deal, since as far as the tabletop games 'now' is concerned the Badab War rebels century long penitent crusade is still in effect whilst it would have ended over a century before the M42 date) the Badab War began in 901, it ended in 912.

So the answer is 86-87 years if your playing in the timeframe depicted in the codices or 215 years if your playing in a Ciaphas Cain novel.


Wow, talk about misinformation...

The current 40k time (as asked by the OP in the original post) is 127m42. The OP mentioned that it would be hard to do so with multiple times given by multiple authors, signifying he wants, again, hte current 40k time, not the currently propogandized time.

The OP also did not specify if he wanted to know from the start of the badab war or the end of the badab war, as both are completely acceptable times of measurement, just as the real world measures time from both the start and end of previous wars when compared to other tragedies of a similar nature.

AndrewGPaul
21-05-2010, 17:21
Wow, talk about misinformation...

The current 40k time (as asked by the OP in the original post) is 127m42.

That's certainly the highest quoted date in the canon, yes. However, the game seems to be "set" around 999.M41. None of the codexes have any mention of any dates after 999999.M41.

IcedAnimals
21-05-2010, 19:11
Well if you wanted to get really technical about it. The ciaphas cain novels take place in the future of the current time line.

You would have the badab war in the past. GWs refusal to push the time line puts us in the present. And a black library writters error puts ciaphas in the future.

I think most people will agree that the current date is 999.m41. But supposedly at the turn of the Millenium something insanely large is suppose to happen to the imperium. Which is why GW is not pushing the date further.

Melchiah
21-05-2010, 20:40
Since the end of it

BlackLegion
21-05-2010, 21:00
GW doesn't advance the date past 999.999M41 because then it woud'nt be Warhammer 40.000 anymore. It would be Warhammer 41.000. But the name of the game is Warhammer 40.000 so the date won't advance past 999.999M41.

Project2501
21-05-2010, 21:07
GW doesn't advance the date past 999.999M41 because then it woud'nt be Warhammer 40.000 anymore. It would be Warhammer 41.000. But the name of the game is Warhammer 40.000 so the date won't advance past 999.999M41.


Yes because clearly it would be impossible to fathom 40k representing a reference to general timeframe or even starting point (especially for a fictional universe). Clearly the entire hobby must be stricken from existence by the =][= and begun anew as 41k...


@Melchiah:

Which version of 'the current time/year' did you want?