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terms and abbreviations for newbies

Postby warhammerkid22 » Tue Apr 27, 2010 10:04 pm

Ok so when I started, I was confused with a lot of the terms and abbreviations in this forum, and while I understand most of it now, it took me a while to understand. This is not against anyone who uses these terms, in fact I use them myself. But I think it would be easier for newbies if we do this.
So any term or abbreviation that I don't have in this list (I'm sure I will not have a ton of them), post it in a reply below, and I will update this about every day or so.

A

AC: Autocannon. (Also sometime Assault Cannon, see context)
AG: Adrenal Glands
AoBR: Assault on black reach
AS: Assault Squad

B

BA: Blood Angels
B&C: Bolter and Chainsword
BL: Black Library
BoLS: Bell of Lost Souls
BP: boss pole
BT: Black Templars
BW: battlewagon

C


CD: Chaos Daemons
C:SM: Codex Space Marines
CSM: Chaos Space Marines

D

DA: Dark Angels
DAKKA: the sound made by Ork guns, often used as slang for firepower or shooting ability
Deldar: Dark Eldar
DH/WH: Daemonhunters / Witchhunters (both can be reffered to as the Inquisition)
Devilgaunt: Slang for Termagaunt with a Devourer
DC: Death Company
DL: Deathleaper
DoM: Doom of Malan'tai
DP: Drop Pod or Daemon Prince
DR: Deff Rolla
Dread: Dreadnought
DW: Deathwing

F

FB: Flesh Borer
Flashlight: Slang for a Lasgun
FNP: Feel No Pain (Special Rule)
FRFSRF: Fire Rank Fire, Second Rank Fire!
FW: Forge World (also can refer to Fire Warriors)

G

GEQ: Guard Equivalent. In other words units with a similar stat line to a Guardsmen with a 5+ save.
GG: Good Game
GL: Grenade Launcher
GR: grot riggers
GS: Genestealer
GW: Games Workshop

H

HB: Heavy Bolter
HT: Hive Tyrant
HVC: Heavy Venom Cannon

I

IG: Imperial Guard
IoCG: Icon of Chaos Glory
IoK: Icon of Khorne
IoN: Icon of Nurgle
IoS: Icon of Slaanesh
IoT: Icon of Tzeentch

K
Kanz: Killa Kans (orks)
KFF: Kustom Force Field
KMB: Kustom Mega Blaster

L


LC: Lascannon
LO: Librarium Online
LR: Leman Russ or Land Raider
LRC: Land Raider Crusader
LRMBT: Leman Russ Main Battle Tank
LRR: Land Raider Redeemer


M

MAN(z):
Mega Armoured Nob(s)
MAWB: Mega Armoured Warboss
Melta: Meltagun or possible Multi-Melta
MEQ: Marine Equivalent. In other words units with a similar stat line to a Space Marine with a 3+ save.
MotF: Master of the Forge
MoK: Mark of Khorne
MoN: Mark of Nurgle
MoS: Mark of Slaanesh
MoT: Mark of Tzeentch

N

Nids: Short for Tyranids

O

Oblits: Short for Obliterator Cult

P

PC: Plasma Cannon
Pfist or PF: Power Fist
PG: Plasma gun
PK: Power Klaw
PM: Personal message
PoM: Parasite of Mortrex
PotMS: Power of the Machine Spirit
PP: Plasma Pistol (can also refer to the gaming company Privateer Press)

R

Rats: Ratlings
RPJ: Red Paint Job
RR: Reinforced Ram
RW: Ravenwing

S


SAG: Shokk attack gun (orks)
SG: Sternguard or Sergeant
SL: Swarmlord
SM(s): Short for Space Marine(s)
Spinegaunt: Slang for a Termagaunt with Spine Fists
ST: Scything Talons
Stormies or SSTs: Stormtroopers
SW: Space Wolves

T


Tac(s): Tactical Squad
Termie: Short for Terminator
TS: Toxin Sacs

U

USR: Universal Special Rule

V

Valk: Valkyrie
VC: Venom Cannon
VG: Vanguard

W

WBB: We'll Be Back (Necron special rule)
WYSIWYG: What You see Is What You Get, a rule that says a model must show what it is equipped with in the army list
W40k: Warhammer 40,000

Z

Zoans: Zoanthrope
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Re: terms and abbreviations for newbies

Postby The Airman » Tue Apr 27, 2010 10:11 pm

LC: Lascannon.
AC: Autocannon.
PP: Also plasma pistol.
PG: Plasma gun.
GL: Grenade Launcher.
PC: Plasma Cannon.
HB: Heavy Bolter.
LR: Leman Russ/Land Raider.

All I can think of at the moment.
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Re: terms and abbreviations for newbies

Postby Shamnus » Wed Apr 28, 2010 12:45 am

Stormies = Stormtroopers (IG)

Rats = Ratlings (IG)

Melta = Meltagun (duh)

MEQ = This is a super common one. Marine Equivalent. So typically things that have a stat line similar to SM with a 3+ save.

PK = PowerKlaw (Orks)

Pfist = Power Fist

LRMBT = Leman Russ Main Battle Tank (IG)

WBB = We'll Be Back (Necrons)

That is all I feel like sharing for now. =P

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Re: terms and abbreviations for newbies

Postby Mattman154 » Wed Apr 28, 2010 1:17 am

Nid Specific:

HG - Hive Guard
Zoans - Zoanthrope
HT - Hive Tyrant
SL - Swarmlord
DL - Deathleaper
DoM - Doom of malan'tai
PoM - Parasite of Mortrex
HVC - Heavy Venom Cannon
FB - Flesh Borer

Devilgaunt - Termagaunt w/ Devourer
GS - Genestealer
TS - Toxin Sacs
ST -Scything Talons
AG - Adrenal Glands

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Re: terms and abbreviations for newbies

Postby BoyMac » Wed Apr 28, 2010 1:23 am

MotF = Master of the Forge
DC = Death Company
Necrons: 6000+ points.
Blood Angels: 5000+ points.
Vampire Counts: 4000+ points.
Eldar: 3000+ points.
Skaven: 3000+ points.
Wood Elves 3500+ points.
Orks: 3000+ Points.
Imperial Guard: 500 Points.

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Re: terms and abbreviations for newbies

Postby Zeruel13 » Wed Apr 28, 2010 1:24 am

The Airman wrote:LC: Lascannon.
AC: Autocannon. (Also sometime Assault Cannon, see context)
PP: Also plasma pistol.
PG: Plasma gun.
GL: Grenade Launcher.
PC: Plasma Cannon.
HB: Heavy Bolter.
LR: Leman Russ/Land Raider.

All I can think of at the moment.

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Re: terms and abbreviations for newbies

Postby blackbook26 » Wed Apr 28, 2010 2:55 am

FNP=Feel No Pain (Special Rule)
USR= Universal Special Rule
Flashlight= Nickname for a Guardsman's Lasgun
DP= Drop Pod
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Re: terms and abbreviations for newbies

Postby DeadVanitan » Wed Apr 28, 2010 4:31 am

MAN - Mega Armored Nobs

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Re: terms and abbreviations for newbies

Postby tTarragonable » Wed Apr 28, 2010 6:56 am

MAWB - mega armoured warboss

BW- battlewagon
RR -reinforced ram
RPJ - red paint job
GR - grot riggers
DR - deth roller

all Ork specific.
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Re: terms and abbreviations for newbies

Postby The Airman » Wed Apr 28, 2010 8:16 am

WYSIWYG: What You see Is What You Get.
FRFSRF: Fire Rank Fire, Second Rank Fire!
SSTs: Stormtroopers.
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Postby Nonebutone » Wed Apr 28, 2010 9:25 am

KFF - Kustom Force Field
KMB - Kustom Mega Blaster

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Re: terms and abbreviations for newbies

Postby CanadianChris » Wed Apr 28, 2010 10:43 am

WYSIWYG - What You See Is What You Get (aka if your model is showing a lasgun, he doesn't have a plasma cannon equipped). Enforced heavily in tournaments and most GW stores.

Proxy'ing - The reverse of WYSIWYG. You use markers or models to represent models you don't actually have. Only really happens in non-tournies and GW typically doesn't allow it on their tables. It's usually done to test different army configurations before buying specific units (i.e. if you want to test out a squad of scouts with sniper rifles instead of the standard bolters that your current scout models have, etc). Typically both players have to agree to allow proxy play, and usually at the start of the battle each player has to state which models are proxied and what they are/have equipped (i.e. "This unit of scouts is equipped with sniper rifles, not the bolters you see on them").

DAKKA - the sound made by ork guns, which is why you see a lot of *DAKKA DAKKA DAKKA* type emotes online, it represents orks shooting stuff.
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Re: terms and abbreviations for newbies

Postby tTarragonable » Wed Apr 28, 2010 12:32 pm

I say, update first post and get a sticky!
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Re: terms and abbreviations for newbies

Postby The Airman » Wed Apr 28, 2010 4:28 pm

CanadianChris wrote:WYSIWYG - What You See Is What You Get

The Airman wrote:WYSIWYG: What You see Is What You Get.

Deja vu....Hmm.

Anyways, sticky this topic -- it'll help the newer guys know what the acronyms are.
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Re: terms and abbreviations for newbies

Postby CanadianChris » Wed Apr 28, 2010 4:37 pm

I'd suggest alphabetizing them if you're gonna do that. Otherwise it's kinda messy to read them all when you are looking for a specific one.
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