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Re: terms and abbreviations for newbies

Post by wizardv12222 » Sat Aug 04, 2012 10:08 pm

cj rex wrote:still have no clue what PDF means anyone know?
PDF - Portable Data File
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Re: terms and abbreviations for newbies

Post by Nappen » Sat Aug 04, 2012 10:42 pm

MSU? I know the intent, but not the translation.

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Re: terms and abbreviations for newbies

Post by Zero » Sun Aug 05, 2012 2:13 am

nappen wrote:MSU? I know the intent, but not the translation.
Multiple Small Units.
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Re: terms and abbreviations for newbies

Post by MFletch » Sun Aug 05, 2012 6:33 am

cj rex wrote:still have no clue what PDF means anyone know?
Planetary Defence Forces?

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Re: terms and abbreviations for newbies

Post by Nappen » Sun Aug 05, 2012 7:13 am

Zero wrote:
nappen wrote:MSU? I know the intent, but not the translation.
Multiple Small Units.
Got it. The anti-death star.

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Re: terms and abbreviations for newbies

Post by cj rex » Sun Aug 05, 2012 12:37 pm

MFletch wrote:
cj rex wrote:still have no clue what PDF means anyone know?
Planetary Defence Forces?
That's what I thought lol thanks tho fell slow now :P I know computers pretty well.
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Re: terms and abbreviations for newbies

Post by Nappen » Tue Sep 11, 2012 7:19 am

MC: Monstrous Creature

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Re: terms and abbreviations for newbies

Post by TheAurgelmir » Sun Oct 07, 2012 9:34 pm

Zero wrote:
nappen wrote:MSU? I know the intent, but not the translation.
Multiple Small Units.
Or Many Small Units, either way it works :P

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Re: terms and abbreviations for newbies

Post by Necrons 4eva » Sat Nov 17, 2012 2:50 pm

imho?
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Re: terms and abbreviations for newbies

Post by IngenuityGap » Sat Nov 17, 2012 7:59 pm

Necrons 4eva wrote:imho?
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Re: terms and abbreviations for newbies

Post by MFletch » Sun Nov 18, 2012 2:33 pm

Necrons 4eva wrote:imho?
It means what I believe to be correct and I reserve the right to call anyone an idiot for not agreeing with me.

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Re: terms and abbreviations for newbies

Post by feel-no-pain » Tue Nov 20, 2012 3:40 pm

Wow! Thanks for posting this! I always have no idea what people are talking about on here. I know some people like abbreviation but i think it has got to a ridiculous level on this forum. It only takes a second longer to type out the whole word!
warhammerkid22 wrote: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

Post by Zero » Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:38 pm

feel-no-pain wrote:Wow! Thanks for posting this! I always have no idea what people are talking about on here. I know some people like abbreviation but i think it has got to a ridiculous level on this forum. It only takes a second longer to type out the whole word!
Most forums I've looked at use abbreviations just as much, if not more tha we do here...
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Necrons 4eva wrote:imho?
It means what I believe to be correct and I reserve the right to call anyone an idiot for not agreeing with me.

Never on the interwebs has IMHO been used humbly.
I honestly thought it meant "in my honest opinion". How wrong I've been... :P
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Re: terms and abbreviations for newbies

Post by furrby » Tue Dec 04, 2012 7:20 pm

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Re: terms and abbreviations for newbies

Post by hislittlecuzin » Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:35 pm

DoW = Dawn of War
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