This is the year within the millennium, running from 001-999. 2018 would be represented very generally in the Imperial Dating System as 018. As almost all records of the religions practiced by Mankind before the development of the Imperial Cult in the 31st Millennium have been lost, none know exactly why the Imperial Calendar counts the years in this manner or the true origin of the dating system.For general dates, often only the year and millennium are included, such as 999. This is the millennium since the birth of the ancient human religious figure Jesus Christ in which the event took place. Not long after the Ultramarines Primarch Roboute Guilliman's resurrection in 999.The Imperial Dating System of the Imperium of Man, also known as the Imperial Calendar, is fairly complex in nature, and has been structured so as to deal with the vast amount of recorded history that exists in the 41st Millenium and the massive distances between settled human worlds, which can lead to long periods of isolation.Also the vagaries and time-warping effects of the Immaterium can make it almost impossible to keep accurate track of time over long journeys.
But since every guy hit For centuries, man has studied the ancient art of war before heading into battle--obsessively planning, strategically theorizing, and meticulously executing.
It’s always nice to see what an example looks like.
It should be noted that Mitchell Pattern covers are now being reproduced and are available online.
He was dismayed to find that much of humanity's history had fallen afoul of superstition, fanaticism and hearsay during his absence.
If anything, the state of Mankind's knowledge was worse than it had been during the Unification Wars, when the Emperor had unified Terra before the Great Crusade.
Everything had some type of label, marking or code to give you a clue to when it was made for the department of defense. This marking is seen starting in 1978 and into the early 90’s.