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    ok here it is I am saving up for the rule book so obviously I dont know very much. all I want is to be able to read the charts (I already have my codex) so what is


    WS BS S T W I A Ld Sv Str AP





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    Weapon Skill, Ballistic Skill, Strength, Toughness, Wounds, Initiative, Attacks, LeaDership, SaVe, STRength, Armour Piercing, respectively. Can't really tell you what they mean without breaking a few rules though.

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    WS= weapon skill How well units fight in HtH
    BS= balistic skill, how well units shoot
    S=Strength, How strong a figure is
    T=Toughness, how hard it is for enemies to wound a figure
    W=Wounds, how much damage a figure can take before dying
    I=Initiative, how quickly a model attacks in HtH
    A=Attacks, how many attacks a figure gets
    Ld=Leadership, how fearless a model/unit it
    Sv=Save, how likley a model is to not be wounded by an attack

    The next two are for weapons
    Str=Strength, how powerful a weapon is
    AP=Armor Penetration, how likely the weapon is to punch armor.

    That should get you started, though there are charts and graphs in the main rule book you&#39;ll need to play anyway.
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    Well put Gojiratoho

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    May as well make this into a general TLA*-busting thread. Only the major ones here so far, I&#39;ll add some more when I think of them. We should have a "Frequently Asked Rules Questions" thread up here too, but I&#39;ll leave that to others.

    * Three Letter Acronym

    Marines:

    SMurfs = vanilla marines, or Ultramarines
    UM = Ultramarines
    DA = Dark Angels
    BA = Blood Angels
    SW = Space Wolves
    WS = White Scars
    BT = Black Templars
    IH = Iron Hands

    LC = lascannon, or single lightning claw
    AC = autocannon
    MM = multi-melta
    AssC = assault cannon
    TH = terminator honours, or thunder hammer, or teleport homer
    BP = bolt pistol
    PP = plasma pistol
    PG = plasma gun
    MG = meltagun
    CCW = close combat weapon
    LCs = lightning claws
    PW = power weapon
    PF = power fist
    IH = iron halo
    AA = artificer armour
    SS = storm shield
    FW = force weapon (or Forgeworld)
    HB = heavy bolter
    ML = missile launcher
    SB = storm bolter
    WW = whirlwind
    LR = Land Raider
    LRC = Land Raider Crusader
    EA = extra armour
    SL = smoke launchers
    PMSB = pintle-mounted storm bolter
    MC.. = master-crafted [insert weapon here]
    FC = furious charge
    VS = veteran sergeant

    Eldar

    HBs = howling banshees
    SSs = striking scorpions, or shining spears
    FDs = fire dragons
    DAs = dire avengers
    WSs = warp spiders

    SHs = swooping hawks
    WL = wraithlord

    WB = witchblade
    SS = singing spear
    BL = bright lance
    SC, or Shuri-can = shuriken cannon
    SC, or Shuri-cat = shuriken catapult
    SP = shuriken pistol
    EML = (eldar) missile launcher
    StC = starcannon
    SL = scatter laser
    DC = distort cannon (D-cannon)

    Chaos

    MoCU = Mark of Chaos Undivided
    MoK = ... .. Khorne
    MoN = ... .. Nurgle
    MoS = ... .. Slaanesh
    MoT = ... .. Tzeentch

    Weapons & upgrades mostly same as marines, Daemonic Gifts often only described using one word, e.g. Daemonic Strength = Strength
    CB = combi-bolter
    CM = combi-melta
    CF = combi-flamer
    DA = dread axe
    DB = dark blade
    GW = great weapon
    AoK = Axe of Khorne
    FnP = Feel No Pain
    ToBB = Talisman of Burning Blood

    MPP = minor psychic power
    AC = Aspiring Champion

    BL = Black Legion
    WB = World Bearers
    WE = World Eaters
    AL = Alpha Legion
    EC = Emperor&#39;s Children
    IW = Iron Warriors
    NL = Night Lords
    DG = Death Guard
    TS, or 1k sons = Thousand Sons

    General Forum Acronyms

    IM(NS)(H)O = In My (Not So) (Humble) Opinion
    AFAIK = As Far As I Know
    IIRC = If I Remember Correctly

    Just a few more items of note:
    • Ordnance is spelt like that.
    • Lascannon is not pronounced layz-cannon.
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    Tyranids

    OOE=Old One Eye
    TMC=Tyranid Monstrous Creature
    ST/RC=Scything Talons/Rending Claws (common close combat setup)
    VC=Venom Cannon
    BS=Barbed STrangler
    RT=Red Terror
    Gyauayuayuayua! Ja! Ve vill crush da little girly men in deir little girl men awrmor! Ve vill see owur enemies driven befowur us, und hear da lahmentaytions of deir wemen. Und from owur home planet, de stayte uf Califowurnia, ve vill lawunch owur mighty offensive. Even if you kill us, ve'll be bach!! Gyauayauyauyauyau!

    -Arnoldunit Schwarzenecronegger; when questioned about the impending doom he would rain down upon the heads of his doomed enemies.

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    ORKS
    KMB Kustom Mega Blasta
    Zzap: Zzap Guns
    PK: Power Klaw (spelt like that)
    Bassie: (Looted) Basilisk
    RL: Rokkit Launcha
    Dread: Dreadnought
    TBBs: Tankbusta Bombs
    KFF: Kustom Force field
    General 40k
    Naked: with no optional equipment
    pie-plate of doom: ordnance template (especially fired by something S8AP3 or better)
    noobcrons: a Necron army of the sort used by at least 6 people in most stores
    AS: Armour Save
    IS: invulnerable save
    DCCW: Dreadnought Close Combat Weapon
    TL... twin linked (insert weapon) so TLLC is twin-linked lascannon
    IF: Indirect fire
    LoS: Line of Sight
    DE: Dark Eldar
    SM: Space Marines
    CSM: Chaos Space Marines
    DH: Daemon Hunters
    WH: Witch Hunters
    IG: Imperial Guard
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    WYSIWYG = What You See Is What You Get (which means that weapons or wargear must be physically represented on a mini for it to be used)
    "We're the Death Korp of Krieg, son. Did you think that was just a pretty name? We never retreat. We fight and we die, that's the Krieg way."
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    YMMV-Your Mileage May Vary
    Vanilla-army that uses only the main codex (for example, IG without doctrines)

    Army Names
    Harlies-Harliquins (duh)
    Nids-tyranids
    SS-seeding swarm (see CA 2004)
    USF-Ulthwe strike force
    LatD-lost and the damned

    Space Marines
    TYBB-trust your battle brother
    Rhino Rush-popular 3rd ed tactic (still sometimes used in 4th ed) where an SM army will be mounted entirely in rhinos, move up, unload and rapidfire

    Eldar
    WL-wraithlord
    WG-wraithguard(?)

    Chaos
    More common than just saying &#39;Strength&#39;, its normally &#39;d strength&#39; (d normally means daemonic)

    Tyranids
    fex/carni-carnifex
    HT-hive tyrant
    lesser shooty fex-carnifex with 1 VC and scything talons
    greater shooty fex-carnifex with 2 VCs
    stealer-genestealer (again duh)
    SF-spine fists
    TS-toxin sacs
    Adr gland WS/I-adrenal glands for WS/I
    ex. car-extended carapice
    ---Leaping warriors do indeed get FoF
    ---psychic hoods and other psychic power-blockers do not work on the Synapse ability
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    Tomb Kings: 8/5/2

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