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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-10-09, 10:51 PM Thread Starter
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Just curious as to how long it takes you to learn a new editions worth of rules. For me, it's usually less then a week. I just skim through and pick out bits that were different to the last edition and learn them. One of my mates is about 50/50 between 4th and 5th, even though we got the rulebook at about the same time. Finally, my ex-stepfather still occasionally drags up a rule from 2nd!

So what's your story?

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I get mixed up on the editons alot still .
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I just started on December 31, so I had 5e to begin with.... as for basic rules, however, I'm next to flawless with them, and have been since the second week in January. Hopefully my transition to 6e will take even less time, whenever that is released.
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Took me a few weeks, three read-throughs, going through the BRB quite a few times.
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im still getting them hehe, imo ull never know them all, theres too much

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I usually learn rules fairly quickly but for some reason I have been having difficulty with the Fantasy rules. The different editions of 40K have been easy enough for me though as they are generally close enough to the previous version. Same with Warmachine, close enough to 40K to make it easy to pick up.

one thing I want is the ability to split my fire everywhere, it makes no sense that a squad of 10 guard or marines or whatever all have to fire at 1 target with everything, is the guy with the lascannon not smart enough to realize maybe he would be better off firing at the massive tank looming overhead instead of the little man no bigger than a squat running at him, or is that far too complex for the 10yr olds?

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going from 4th to 5th was easy. Took me a week or so before I got them all down.

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I picked up my copy of the 5th edition only very recently, because I had stopped playing 40K for a while due to other things in my life. Read the whole thing front to back in a few hours, and I'm pretty sure I figured in all the new bits that were changed from 4th ed.
Can't really say yet if I like the new rules more than the old ones yet, haven't played all that much yet, some of it is good, some of it 'makes sense', other bits are a bit annoying. ( like no longer having automatic penetrating hits with my melta's or excorcist, this makes having to resort to inducted guard for some much needed lascannons almost a must have for WH. Or getting a landraider ( or both ;) )
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i sort of went from 3rd to 5th, and i have found it quite easy( i never learnt the 4th ed properly, and got pretty much creamed in every game.)not sure how many hours i have put into learning the rules, but i am still at the stage of flicking threw the rule book trying to find the to hit and to wound tables, as well as the special rules and the like, but i am geeting better.

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While I had dabbled in 3rd and 4th edition, I never began actively playing until 5th so I picked it up pretty easily. Was pretty annoying when playing against older 4th edition players, who couldn't get those old rules out of their head. Especially when they were the "rules guru's of the group" that everyone listened to.

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