Tuesday, July 31, 2012

40k 6th ed Lexicon v1.1

Lexicon Tuesday.  There's great deal of information about 40k all over the web.  Many of them use short hand to communicate their message.  I'm compiling a lexicon to help me decipher what they mean.  Warseer is great that it has the terms linked to what they can mean.  I endeavour to copy their method in the future.  In the mean time I hope you learn as much as I do if not more.

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++: Invulernable Save
d6: Roll 1 six sided dice
2d6: Roll 2 six sided dice
Alpha Strike: Tremendous amount shooting meant to cripple, if not greatly hinder, the opponent in the first round of shooting.
AoBR: Assault on Black Reach.  5th ed starter box.
AP: Armour Penetration.  If weapons AP is less than Sv target cannot roll Save.   
ATSKNF: and They Shall Know No Fear
B2B: base-to-base
BatRep: Battle Report.  Details of a game.
BotBG: Blessing of the Blood God, Khorne Gift
BRB: Basic Rulebook
Bubblewrap: Unit or units used to protect other units. q.v. 12.5.9 Necron vs Chaos Daemons for example.
CC: Close Combat
CCW: Close Combat Weapon
CD: Chaos Daemons
Chimera ML/HF: Multi-laser Heavy Flamer
CSM: Chaos Space Marines
DAVU, Dire Avengers as Vehicle Upgrade. Where for 60 points a min sized squad of troops inside a Falcon made it scoring.  Credit: Spyrle
DBJ: Don't be a Jerk!  Tag we put on back of CONvergence badges.  Be cool, don't piss off fellow players thus maintain potential gamers for future games.
DE: Dark Eldar
DK: Dreadknight, Grey Knights
DH: Daemon Hunters.  3rd ed Codex consisting of Sisters of Battle and Inquisitors.
DoA: Descent of Angels.  Ability of Blood Angels re-roll failed deep strike and scatter d6 instead of 2d6
DoM: Doom of Malan'tai.  Tyranids
DoW = Dawn of War, another of the 3 mission types in the game.  Credit: Suijin.
DS: Deep Strike
DtW: Deny the Witch. (40k 6th p68)
DW: Draigowing, a Grey Knight army list
EL: Eldar
EML: Eldar Missile Launcher (40k 6th p414)
(F)LGS: (Favourite[Friendly]) Local Gaming Store.  The place where your wallet goes to die.  Friendly credited to Tasha.
FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions.
FMC = Flying Monstrous Creature.  Credit: Anonymous 12.7.31 10:35AM
FNP: Feel No Pain.  Special Rule (40k 6th p35).  Ability to avoid being wounded.
GEQ: Guard Equivalent: Lots of 5+ or worse saves (low stats)
GK: Grey Knights
GKSS: Grey Knights Strike Squad
GT (Grand Tournament): Regional event that usually consists of 2-3 days of 40k battles.
H2H: hand-to-hand
LoS: Look Out, Sir. (40k 6th p16).  Not to be confused with LOS.  Note lowercase "o".
LOS: Line of Sight
LRBT: Leman Russ Battle Tank.
Mathhammer:  Statistics people use to determine the result of dice rolled one unit vs another. q.v.  http://www.heresy-online.net/combatcalculator/shooting.php (warning ESET anti-virus says something about the site having a Trojan and disables that tab, I use Firefox)
MEQ: Marine Equivalent: 3+ save (high stats)
Meta: Play style/army build.  Example: 40k Community in Jacksonville mostly use range armies.  40k Community in Dallas mostly use Hand-to-Hand armies.
MSU: Multiple Small Units.  Elites, Troops, Fast Attack in squads less than 10.  Designed to spam the field and provide target saturation.  Target saturation is providing a tremendous amount of units for your opponent to shoot at.
NDK: Nemesis Dread Knight
NE: Necrons
PBS: Psyker Battle Squad.  Imperial Guard
PC: Psycannon i.e. Paladin 1 PC Banner.  Terminator Grey Knight with Psycannon and Banner.
Psyback: Razorback with psyammunition.
Psyrifle Dread (Psyflemen):  Grey Knights Dreadnought with psyammunition on Autocannons.
RAW: Rules as Written. Exampe: Mawlock is a large blast weapon therefore cannot hit flyers.
RT: Rogue Trader 1st ed 40k
SB: Storm Bolter i.e. Paladin 1 SB Banner.  Terminator Grey Knight with Storm Bolter and Banner.
SnP: Slow and Purposeful.  Special Rule (40k 6th p42) 
SoB = Sisters of Battle (AKA red-headed step children of the Imperium) Credit: Suijin.
Sv: Save, have to roll equal to or greater than number to avoid being wounded.
SW: Space Wolves
Tabled: Every model has been removed from the table.
That Guy: A gamer who is a rules-lawyer-*ssh#l@ and/or that is out to ruin other peoples fun.
tic tacs:  Little white breath tablets you use to win.
TEQ: Terminator Equivalent: 2+ save (high stats)
TH/SS: Thunder Hammer/Storm Shield
USR: Universal Special Rules. i.e. Feel No Pain, Scout, etc.
VOD: Veil of Darkness.  Piece of wargear that allows Necrons to deep strike instead of normal move.
VP: Victory Points.  Victory Points equals the cost of the squad.  i.e. Vect is killed opponent gets 240 VPs.
WAAC: Win at all Costs.  A method to abuse the game mechanics to win the game.
WIP: Work in Progress, stages a model goes through when being put together and painted.
WoC: Warriors of Chaos.


  1. FMC = Flying Monstrous Creature

  2. Updated. Thanks, Anon 10:35.


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