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I am new to Warhammer (and these forums). I've started a WoC army, and I've been reading all over about them, but in my readings I've been coming across a lot of terms and acronyms that I don't know and don't seem to be in the book. Does anyone have a link to a list of basic terms and acronyms that players use that wouldn't be in the book? For example, I've been piecing together what "Blitz" and"Blaster" lists are, but these are commonplace terms used by players that aren't ever refered to in the official books. There are other simple things that many have absorbed, like different strategies on frontages and such, that I can't find reference to.
Thanks for the help, I hope to contribute to the community
Unfortunately I don't think such a thing exists. I've certainly never seen one.
I think it just comes with experience in discussing the relative armies.
I think it would make a great project for someone though...To compile all of the jargon for all of the armies so players new to the game and to LO can easily follow what's going on.
Why not just hijack this thread to list the jargon?
OK, I will start it off here. Just using general terms, not any army specific. You can get those from the particular forums dedicated to those armies.
LO: Librarium Online
WHFB: Warhammer Fantasy Battles
LFGS: Local Fantasy Gaming Store
BRB: Basic Rule Book
BSB: Battle Standard Bearer
GW: Great Weapon
THW: Two Hand Weapons
LA: Light Armour
HA: Heavy Armour
SB: Standard Bearer
ASF: Always Strike First
ItP: Immune to Phycology
There is my quick ones of the top of my head. Feel free to add more, as I have missed several I assume.
I am right 94% of the time, why worry about the other 3%.
DE = Dark Elves
HE = High Elves
WE = Wood Elves
BoC = Beasts of Chaos
DoC = Demons of Chaos
WoC = Warriors of Chaos
O&G = Orcs and Goblins
LM = Lizardmen
OK = Ogre Kingdoms
SM = Swordmaster
DP = Dragon Prince
PG = Phoenix Guard
RBT = Repeater Bolt Thrower
GG = Grave Guards
BK = Black Knights
BK = Blood Knights (Correctly the Knights of Blood Keep, KBK)
IC = Inner Circle (as in Knights of teh Inner Circle)
HWS = Hand Weapon + Shield
WM = War machine
Tank = Any all-out front-line assualt unit, normally with heavy armour like Chaos Knights, Chaos Warriors, or very combat effective troops like Swordmasters and Ironbreakers
Sounds great, let's keep it up
BTW, if you know any terms (like tank) that aren't quite common knowledge to a newb, feel free to list those as well.
*Places thread in a gridiron ball and watches a quarterback throw said ball to the General Discussions forum*
There are a seriously large amount of acronyms out there. As I recall, there was an attempt to get them all recorded, but it was abandoned as way too big. Though I think with appropriate division of labour, it could easily be done.