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Glossary of Terms: Beginners Guide

MasterSpark

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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)

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

Items/Bloodlines:
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
 
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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.
 

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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.
 

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

MasterSpark

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Added. :)

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

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MayorDaley said:
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:
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
 
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IP : Inspiring Presence. (general's leadership bubble)

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