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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-16-09, 07:31 PM Thread Starter
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Does anyone here know what game year it was when W40k first started? In 5th edition it's 999 m41, I was wondering if they progress the timeline a few centuries every new edition?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-16-09, 07:57 PM
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I don't think 40k advances with each edition, it just comes closer to 41K with each passing year. Not much help I know, but its better than a slap in the face (but that is entirely dependent on circumstance).
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I dont think they will go any farther in time, just fill in a lot more details in the 40th millenium (as you do)
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According to an old Index Astartes article, M... 987 was the year it was published. They do try to keep the 'date' current.

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remember 40k is a setting rather than a progressional storyline

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i just started the Cain books and the date starts in the early 42nd millenium. :/

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