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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! :shok:

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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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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.
 

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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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I stopped playing in 3rd edition and restared in 5th. It wasnt to bad much of teh basic rules were the same just a few different rules to change in your head. Its not so much reading through the rule book and memorising it all, its when it comes to that rule that isnt too clear and doesnt come up much that i have to refer back to the book.

On the whole i like 5th ed rules except blast weapons. Im just not a fan at all!! But you cant like everything.

I find the best way to learn the rules is to just play a few games with different opponents as every one's different and has a different take on the rules as some 1 else. And then you can clarifie it and expand your knowledge.
 

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Unfortunately, my games are few and far between and I started in 3rd edition and started back up in 5th, so some times I relapse to 3rd.

Other than that I usually triple check the charts, rules are pretty solid though.
 

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I have a system, I learn just what aplys to me and my army, and take everyone else at their word. That works pretty well, as the store owner sort of patrolls the boards and catches any "mistakes" about the rules. Therefore the time it takes me to learn the new edition is a tiny fraction what it would be, because I only have to remember some of it. I dont even bother with missions, I just read them from the book as they become nesicary to know.
 

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maybe around 2 weeks for 5th ed. , but i still look in the AOBR book just to make sure
 

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I started last year as well with 5th edition and I admit I still forget and mix up rulez within the edition... but I dare to say I am solid now.
The problem is... to learn the rulez I guess one needs practice and a good partner that knows the rulez... We have that not every time we play...

But what really gets me is people that don't know the race's rulez!
ok... we all were beginners but I know one guy that plays his DH for over 2 years and still doesn't know his stuff..
I know my orks in every way...
 
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