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Hey all,

Being rather a gaming newbie (I've spent my hours rocking in a chair in a dark corner converting my models for over a year, laughting manically) So I had two questions:

What's the average point-amount game played?

How long would a 500-point, 1000 point & 1500 point game last, respectively?
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50 mins, 1hr and a half, 2-2 and a half hours.
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All depends... you can have a 1500 pt game over in half an hour (excluding time taken to set up) but the above post seems to be about right.
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it depends what armies are playing playing. space marines vrs armored company = really short game. orks vrs nids = sevral hours for the movenent alone

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I tdepends on the armies that are playing and also on the experience of the players. A couple of beginning players may need to consult rule books, codex's and other things when questions come up. Experienced players may not take that long. 1500 points is usually around 2 hours with my friends but we do spend a fair amount time goofing around and laughing. So it depends on many things.


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My friend and I have finished a 3000 pt game in just over 2 hours. We both know what we are doing and how to make the game move along. We have also had a 1000 pt game last almost 3 hours because we were goofing off a lot and the game was kind of a second thought to both players. So it all depends on experience and how much attdntion you are putting into the game.
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i once finished a game in one turn in the shooting phase with orks!!!!!!
mostly sixes but other wise orks take ages to play with as you can imagin moving 60 orks in 2 squads still being in cohenercny
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500pts - 30mins
1000pts - 1hr
1500pts - 1hr 30mins

these are the times me and a lod friend can do. We've been playing for a long time now so theres little if any rule checking or stat checking.

EDIT: the average points in a game in my group is 1500 but at my local its 1000


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Average point value in my area is 1500 points. Average length is 2 1/2- 3 hours. Look at it this way. GW GT's make you play 1500-1850 points in 2 hours...no matter the army choice. As long as both players get to playing and avoid chit-chatting, it can be done.

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so many people have said this but its defenitly army, concentration and most importantly experiance,

me and my mates seem to be able to do 0-500pts in 30mins, and anything from 1000pts-3500pts in about 3 hrs.

apart from one game that took us 5hrs, earlier apoc battle, still asking questions

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