Tuesday, October 30, 2012

40k 6th ed Lexicon v1.6

Lexicon Tuesday.  There's a great deal of information about 40k all over the web.  Many of it uses short hand.  I'm compiling a lexicon to decipher what it means.  Warseer uses a great system to help viewers.  I endeavour to copy their method.  Hopefully this is helpful.

Battle Manual one of three stating books for 2nd ed.  When I was first started seriously getting into 40k in 95 some guy was on his way out.  He wanted 20$ for this ended up giving it to me.  Covers have this plastic taped to it.  Looks just as tacky now as it did then.

Tasha, Suijin, Anons', Spyrle and Vargna have provided entries.  If you'd like to provide some make a comment.  Will update this post and put credit where its deserved.

slainte mhath

++: Invulernable Save
d6: Roll 1 six sided dice
2d6: Roll 2 six sided dice
40K6: Warhammer 40,000 6th edition.  Read same for other editions.  40K5 = fifth edition.
AA: Anti-Aircraft.  Weapons that have Skyfire rule.
AB: Attack Bike, Space Marines.
AC (AssC): Assault Cannon, Space Marines.
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.
AtA: Air to Air
AtG: Air to Ground
ATSKNF: and They Shall Know No Fear, Space Marine.
B2B: base-to-base
BAO: Bay Area Open.  A tournament ran by Frontline Gaming in San Francisco.
BatRep: Battle Report.  Details of a game.
BFS: Battle for Salvation.  Grand Tournament held in NY.
BGB: Basic Game Book.
BLOS terrain: Blocking Line of Sight terrain
BP: Bolt Pistol
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 BatRep Necron vs Chaos Daemons
BYB: Big Yellow Book.  6th ed corebook.
CC: Close Combat, also Chaos Cultist
CCB: Catacomb Command Barge, Necrons.
CCW: Close Combat Weapon
CD: Chaos Daemons
Chimera ML/HF: Chimera with Multi-laser & Heavy Flamer, Imperial Guard.
Chronotek, Crytpek with Chronometron, Necrons.
CML: Cyclone Missile Launcher, Space Marines.
CoD: Cities of Death.  Games Workshop buildings.
CSM: Chaos Space Marines
DAoT: Dark Age of Technology.  An age of the Imperium.
DAngels (DA): Dark Angels
Dark Harlistar:  Harlequin heavy Dark Eldar list.
DAVU, Dire Avengers as Vehicle Upgrade. Where for 60 points a min sized squad of troops inside a Falcon made it scoring (5th ed).  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 maintaining potential gamers for future games.
DCA: Death Cult Assassins, Inquisitor Henchmen.
DCCW: Dreadnought Close Combat Weapon.
DE: Dark Eldar
DK: Dreadknight, Grey Knights.
DKOK: Death Korps of Krieg, Imperial Guard.
DH: DaemonHunters.  3rd ed Codex convering Grey Knights and Inquisitors.
DoA: Descent of Angels.  Ability of Blood Angels re-roll failed deep strike and scatter d6 instead of 2d6
DoC: Daemons of Chaos
DoM: Doom of Malan'tai, Tyranids
DoW = Dawn of War, another of the 3 mission types in the game.  Credit: Suijin.  5th ed.
DP: Daemon Prince.
DS: Deep Strike (40k6 p36)
DT: Designated Transport (40k6 p78)
DtW: Deny the Witch. (40k6 p68)
DV: Dark Vengence.  6th ed starter box.
DW: Draigowing, a Grey Knight army list.
EADL: Eldar Aegis Defense Line.  (Keep up the good work Spyrle)
EL: Eldar
EML: Eldar Missile Launcher (40k6 p414)
FA: Fast Attack, Force Organisation Slot.
FAAC: Fashion at all Costs.  Building an army based on fashion not winning.  (This is mostly what I do, though I'm trying to balance the sides)
FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions.
(F)LGS: (Favourite[Friendly]) Local Gaming Store.  The place where your wallet goes to die.  Friendly credited to Tasha.
FF: Flickerfield, Dark Eldar.
FoR: Fortress of Redemption.
Flyrant: Flying Hive Tyrant.
FMC = Flying Monstrous Creature.  Credit: Anonymous 12.7.31 10:35AM
FNP: Feel No Pain.  Special Rule (40k6 p35).  Ability to avoid being wounded.
FOC: Force Organization Chart
GEQ: Guard Equivalent: Lots of 5+ or worse saves (low stats)
GH: Grey Hunter, Space Wolves
GK: Grey Knights
GKSS: Grey Knights Strike Squad
GKT: Grey Knight Terminator.
GS: Green Stuff
GT (Grand Tournament): Regional event that usually consists of 2-3 days of 40k battles.
H2H: hand-to-hand
HF: Heavy Flamer.
HnA: Hammer and Anvil.  One of three deployments in 6th.
HP = Hull Points.  credit: Vargna
HtP: How to Paint a digital download.
IC: Independent Character
KFF: Kustom Forcefield, Orks.
KoS: Keeper of Secrets, Chaos Daemons.
KP: Kill Points.  Same as Victory Points.  q.v.VP
LC (LasC): Lascannon
LG: Liquifier Gun, Dark Eldar.
LoF: Lord of Fire, Necrons.
LOS: Line of Sight
LoS: Look Out, Sir. (40k6 p16).  Not to be confused with LOS.  Note lowercase "o".
LRBT: Leman Russ Battle Tank, Imperial Guard.
LS: Land Speeder, Space Marines.
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)
MC: Monstrous Creatures, Force Organisation Chart.
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.
MM: Multi-Melta
MoK: Mark of Khorne
MoN: Mark of Nurgle
MoS: Mark of Slaanesh
MoT: Mark of Tzeentch
MSS: Mind Shackle Scarabs, Necrons.
MSU: Multiple Small Units.  Elites, Troops, Fast Attack in squads less than 10.  Designed to spam the field and provide target saturation.  Target saturation provides a tremendous amount of units for your opponent to shoot at thus limiting the effectiveness of shooting at squads.
NDK: Nemesis Dread Knight, Grey Knights.
NE: Necrons
PA: Power Armour
Paladinstar: A Grey Knight army using Paladin's which are notoriously hard to kill.
PBS: Psyker Battle Squad, Imperial Guard.
PC: Psycannon i.e. Paladin 1 PC Banner.  Terminator Grey Knight with Psycannon and Banner.
PF: Powerfist
PGL: Phantom Grenade Launchers, Dark Eldar.
PS: Power Sword.
Psyback: Razorback with psyammunition, Grey Knights.
Psyrifle Dread (Psyflemen):  Grey Knights Dreadnought Autcannons with psyammunition.
PT: Personal Teleporter, Grey Knights.
Pulseteks: Crypteks with Solar Pulse, Necrons.
RAW: Rules as Written.  Example: Mawlock is a large blast weapon therefore cannot hit flyers.
RCL: Random Charge Length
RoW: Runes of Warding, Eldar.
RJB: Reaver Jetbike, Dark Eldar.
RT: Rogue Trader, 1st ed 40k.
RTT: Rogue Trader Tournament.
RW: RavenWing, Dark Angels.
SAFH: Shooty Army From Hell.  Typically referring to Imperial Guard because of the number of shots.
SB: Storm Bolter i.e. Paladin 1 SB Banner.  Terminator Grey Knight with Storm Bolter and Banner.
SC: Splinter Cannon, Dark Eldar.
SiTW: Shadow in the Warp, Tyranid.
SnP: Slow and Purposeful.  Special Rule (40k6 p42)
Soladin: Solo Paladin. Grey Knights
SoB = Sisters of Battle (AKA red-headed step children of the Imperium) Credit: Suijin.
SP: Shock Prow, Dark Eldar.
Sport: Short for Sportsmanship.  How one presents themselves during a game.
Sv: Save, have to roll equal to or greater than number on d6 to avoid being wounded.
SW: Space Wolves
S weave: Sempiternal Weave, Necrons
TA: Terminator Armour
TA Squad: Tactical Assault Squad, Space Marines.
TAC: Take all Comers, a list built to fight any army list.
Tabled: Every model has been removed from the table.
Tremorteks: Crypteks with Tremorstaves (Thanks IDICbeer)
TLAC: Twin-linked Assault Cannon
TLHvyB (TLHB) : Twin-linked Heavy Bolter
TLLC: Twin-linked Lascannon
TLPC: Twin-linked Plasma Cannon
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)
ToS: Tournament of Skulls.
TS: Temporal Snares, Necrons.
TH/SS: Thunder Hammer/Storm Shield, Space Marine.
USR: Universal Special Rules. i.e. Feel No Pain, Scout, etc. 5th ed.
VB: Venom Blade, Dark Eldar
Vindi: Vindicator, tank.
VoD: Veil of Darkness, Necrons.
VotLW: Veteran of the Long War, Chaos Space Marines.
VP: Victory Points. Example: Slay the Warlord Secondary Objective yields 1 VP, unless Purge the Alien then 2 VPs.
WAAC: Win at all Costs.  A method to abuse game mechanics to win the game.
WIP: Work in Progress, stages a model goes through when being put together and painted.
WLT: Warlord Traits.
WoC: Warriors of Chaos
WS: Warscythe, Necrons.
WW AA: Whirl Wind Anti-Aircraft, Space Marine.
WWP: Webway Portal, Dark Eldar.

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