How on holy Terra did you do that? Knights vs. chaos Knights? No talk, just moving models and throwing dice? I also have a buddy that I play on a regular basis and we are very proficient with our main armies, but we can't stay under three hours playing 2000 points. And that is Blood Angels vs. Necrons.I use to play 2,500 pts vs a buddy of mine, our games would last an hour and a half. The biggest slowdown is knowing and understanding the rules. The core rules of 9th are written to be easily read and understood, that in and of itself will speed up gameplay.
Smaller battlefields, less models. At last you will be able to finish a 2K battle in 2 hours.
Nope Marine + Grey Knights (me) vs Sisters + Inquistion (him)
Yes it was 5th edition, I had about 70-80 models on the table, he had a little over a hundred.
Now my list I played the most has about 43 in 2,000 pts.
We knew the rules well and didn’t have to look anything up. We actively told each other what was happening as we were doing it, such as: moving this unit so many inches; this unit is splitting fire, plasma in red firing here first while rolling boltguns weapons there in blue; this Librarian casting this needing blah; charging here; I need x to hit, toughness y vs strength z needing w to wound. That sort of thing, and thinking in your opponents turn how your going to counter what you’ve done.
I win against most of my opponents by telling them what I am doing and what rule it is as I am doing it. My turn unless I am asked a question, doesn’t take more than 10 minutes. My opponent thinks zero time has gone by and rushes his turn.
When a 2,000 pt game takes more than two hours it’s because of looking up rules. My buddy and I weren’t looking rules up rules for our factions or the game rules. The biggest time sink is always trying to find rules, THEN moving models, but when you get used to moving models that goes quick.
To remember the rules say and do at the same time even in this edition. An example:
Don’t leave your dice in a pile, leave them in groups or lines of 5 of the same color and size.
While picking up and counting dice, made easier cause you can quickly count in fives and a left over.
“This Tactical squad is firing it’s bolters into the cultist squad, using blue dice, and firing it’s plasmagun and combi-plasma, plasma only, overcharged at the Possessed squad using red dice.”