Tonberry

12-07-2006, 15:36

Could someone please explain to me how these work?

I see ''001.M39, 139.M41 ect and I get confuzzled:wtf:

I see ''001.M39, 139.M41 ect and I get confuzzled:wtf:

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Tonberry

12-07-2006, 15:36

Could someone please explain to me how these work?

I see ''001.M39, 139.M41 ect and I get confuzzled:wtf:

I see ''001.M39, 139.M41 ect and I get confuzzled:wtf:

Overlord Krycis

12-07-2006, 15:39

Could someone please explain to me how these work?

I see ''001.M39, 139.M41 ect and I get confuzzled:wtf:

IIRC...

The first part is the Year: 001 = year 1

The second part is the Millenium: M41 = 41st millenium

So, 001.M39 = year 1 of the 39th Millenium

I see ''001.M39, 139.M41 ect and I get confuzzled:wtf:

IIRC...

The first part is the Year: 001 = year 1

The second part is the Millenium: M41 = 41st millenium

So, 001.M39 = year 1 of the 39th Millenium

Tonberry

12-07-2006, 15:44

Thanks, so what's the latest date so for recorded/mentioned in 40k fluff? Something to do with Medusa?

Minister

12-07-2006, 15:48

There are two types.

The first will be in the style of 006.M3 or 399.M41. In these, the first three digits are the year in the millennium and the number after the M is the millennium number. The examples here would be 2006 and 40,399

The other will be along the lines of 0654006.M3 or 1306368.M36. In these, the first digit is the year check number (where a 0 is an approximation or convertion from another system, a 1 took place on Terra and increasing as the co-ordination to Imperial records decreases), the next three are the year fraction (where each year is devided into 1000 equal parts) and the last three are the year, followed by the millenium after the M as before.

A better explanation can be found at the back of the 3rd editon rulebook.

The first will be in the style of 006.M3 or 399.M41. In these, the first three digits are the year in the millennium and the number after the M is the millennium number. The examples here would be 2006 and 40,399

The other will be along the lines of 0654006.M3 or 1306368.M36. In these, the first digit is the year check number (where a 0 is an approximation or convertion from another system, a 1 took place on Terra and increasing as the co-ordination to Imperial records decreases), the next three are the year fraction (where each year is devided into 1000 equal parts) and the last three are the year, followed by the millenium after the M as before.

A better explanation can be found at the back of the 3rd editon rulebook.

Tonberry

12-07-2006, 16:16

*blank face* Thanks....confused...:D I'll go check otut he back of my rulebook then.

Minister

12-07-2006, 17:10

I know how it works, I just can't find the file which actually explains the thing in a decent way...

But yes, there's a sidebar on it (next to the unit rosters?) in the old rulebook.

But yes, there's a sidebar on it (next to the unit rosters?) in the old rulebook.

schoon

13-07-2006, 04:14

You might find this (http://www.scholaprogenium.com/calendar.html) helpfull...

Inquisitor S.

13-07-2006, 19:00

Thanks, so what's the latest date so for recorded/mentioned in 40k fluff? Something to do with Medusa?

In our LEXICANUM timeline it's 005.M42 when Commissar Cain's memoirs are published. Haven't seen anything more recent.

In our LEXICANUM timeline it's 005.M42 when Commissar Cain's memoirs are published. Haven't seen anything more recent.

Mechanicus

13-07-2006, 21:37

Medusa is somewhere in the 800's of 999.M41, IIRC. The claimed date for the 40k "Present" is 999.M41, around the 13th Black Crusade.

Outlaw289

13-07-2006, 21:42

You might find this (http://www.scholaprogenium.com/calendar.html) helpfull...

Thanks! That helps tremendously! :chrome:

Thanks! That helps tremendously! :chrome:

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