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Glossary of Terms: Beginners Guide

Discussion in 'The Teachings of Abhorash' started by MasterSpark, Jan 23, 2010.

  1. MasterSpark

    MasterSpark Nostalgian Staff Member True Blood

    Nov 26, 2008
    So, thought this could come in handy for beginners. This thread is a glossary of terms used specifically for the Base Rule book in Warhammer and Vampire Counts.

    Generally Speaking:
    AFAIK - As Far As I Know
    FTW - For The Win!
    IIRC - If I Recall/Remember Correctly
    NiB - New in Box
    NoS - New on Sprue
    OOP - Out of Production/Print
    QFT - Quoted For Truth
    RAI - Rules As Intended
    RAW - Rules As Written
    WYSIWYG - What You See Is What You Get

    Main Rulebook:
    ASF - Always Strikes First
    BRB - Big Red Book or Basic Rule Book. Means the main warhammer rulebook
    CR - Combat Resolution
    ItP - Immune to Psychology rule
    LOS - Line of Sight (most common) Look Out Sir! rule (sometimes)
    MR - Magic Resistance
    SCR - Static Combat Resolution (Combat Resolution generated through ranks and standard bearers)

    DD - Dispel Dice
    PD - Power Dice
    IoN - Invocation of Nehek
    VHD - Vanhel's Danse Macabre

    BB - Biting Blade
    BP - Black Periapt
    DS - Dispel Scroll
    ES - Enchanted Shield
    PS - Power Stone
    SoB - Sword of Battle
    SoM - Sword of Might
    SoS - Sword of Striking (common), Staff of Sorcery (uncommon)
    ToP - Talisman of Protection
    WB - War Banner

    AoD - Avatar of Death
    DA - Dark Acolyte
    DK - Dread Knight
    FH - Flying Horror
    IH - Infinite Hatred
    LotD - Lord of the Dead
    MotBA - Master of the Black Arts
    WD - Walking Death

    VC Rules & Units:
    AT - Abyssal Terror
    BC - Black Coach
    BK - Black Knights/Blood Knights
    BS - Bat Swarms
    BSB - Battle Standard Bearer
    "Bunker" - A small infantry unit that is ideally placed behind your frontline, containing your caster characters in order to protect them from enemy shooting. Meat shields, basically.
    CC - Corpse Cart
    Crumbling - The Process of Undead units losing wounds through Combat Resolution in close combat
    DW - Dire Wolves
    FB - Fell Bats
    FC - Full Command
    GG - Grave Guard
    KoBK - Knights of Blood Keep (Blood Knights, to help separate them from Black Knights)
    Necro - Necromancer
    NOX -Necromancer, Vanhel's Danse Macabre, 2 Power Stones
    SH - Spirit Hosts
    Skels/Skellies - Skeletons
    SS - Skeletal Steed
    Vamp - Vampire
    Varg - Varghulf
    VL - Vampire Lord
    WK - Wight King
    ZD - Zombie Dragon
    Zombs - zombies
  2. lordcypress

    lordcypress Skeleton

    Nov 21, 2009
    Hmmm, I never knew what IIRC meant. IIRC that was my mistake :tongue:. Seriously though I never did figure it out. I see that abbreviation lots on the Herdstone.
  3. MasterSpark

    MasterSpark Nostalgian Staff Member True Blood

    Nov 26, 2008
    Good thing you checked this glossary out then. :)

    If you've any other words that you feel should be covered, just post them in here and I'll add them in.
  4. The Dark Sheep

    The Dark Sheep Master Vampire True Blood

    Feb 8, 2008
    I can't spot WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) on your list.
  5. MasterSpark

    MasterSpark Nostalgian Staff Member True Blood

    Nov 26, 2008
    Ah, you're completely right about that, Sheep. Thanks for pointing it out. I've added it across all the glossaries. :)
  6. Canada Steve

    Canada Steve Zombie

    Nov 20, 2009
    ASF - Always Strike First.
  7. MasterSpark

    MasterSpark Nostalgian Staff Member True Blood

    Nov 26, 2008
    Added. :)

    Keep it coming fellows. This is a pretty nice way of increasing my post count :D
  8. MayorDaley

    MayorDaley Zombie

    Feb 1, 2010
    Here is a post boost, Always Strikes Last - ASL

    If the Dark Elves (DE) don't get hit with the nerf-bat, I am pretty sure we will be talking about the Ring of Hotek (RoH) quite often!

    What else what else? Hmmm... Maybe we could do Demons of Chaos (DoC); also Warriors of Chaos (WoC).

    Alright, enough of this :rolleyes:
  9. Thanmar Thrask

    Thanmar Thrask Black Knight

    Sep 30, 2007
    WAAC Win At All Costs ( Wasnt easy to find out through google :tongue: )

    And for the new edition; TLoS True Line of Sight
  10. Ophidicus

    Ophidicus Vampire Count True Blood

    May 27, 2009
    I think there's room for the rest of the WFB armies in here, I'm aware (having just made them up) that they aren't all common abbreviations or acronyms, but they sever purpose well enough:

    Bm/BoC - Beastmen
    Bt - Brettonnia
    CD/DoC - Chaos Dwarfs
    Dw - Dwarfs
    Em - Empire
    HE - High elves
    LM - Lizardmen
    OK - Ogre Kingdoms
    O&G/OnG - Orcs & Goblins
    Sk - Skaven
    TK - Tomb Kings
    WE - Wood Elves
  11. Sickle41

    Sickle41 Zombie

    Mar 29, 2013
    What does IP stand for? I keep seeing it especially when someone is referencing the new FAQ.
  12. kevin.hopkins7

    kevin.hopkins7 Black Knight

    May 21, 2011
    IP : Inspiring Presence. (general's leadership bubble)

    Another similar acronym is ITP (Immune To Psychology), it is only one letter off of IP but quite different.

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