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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 10-07-09, 07:20 AM Thread Starter
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Most of you are no doubt aware of our Interactive Glossary, which is a very cool and handy feature whereby Heresy not only tells you what some annoying abbreviation actually means, but we even tell you where to find it in the books.

Unfortunately, only Jez and I can add new definitions and it pretty much hasn't been touched since it was uploaded (just after the new SM codex came out) because it's such a huge pain in the ass to think up abbreviations that are commonly used, look them up for their definition and page number, and then pop open the control panel, fill in all the right fields and upload it.

So as a result, our IG and Space Wolf definitions are all either nonexistent or out of date (and I'm sure we missed some stuff in other books as well). This is where you come in.

If you guys want to go to the trouble of finding me the abbreviations and looking up their entries, I'll go through and upload them, and hit you with a dose of rep for your trouble.

Here's the catch: The more work I have to do to fix up the entry, the less rep you get.

If all I get is "TLA means Three Letter Abbreviation" without any care given to the formatting I need, no page numbers listed, etc, you may get "Uh, thanks..."

But if I get...
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HH,HHs
Hellhound (p50, 101 C:IG)
Then congrats, you get rep. The more entries, the more rep.

Right now we need Space Wolves and IG more than anything.

Not just the new stuff, but any old stuff that is either obsolete (like the whole HSO, JO, etc officer stuff from the old IG), or needs to be changed (like SO still means Senior Officer but has a new page number), but if you see anyhting from another dex that needs fixing or adding, feel free to throw it in.

We are NOT concerned with 'Nids for the moment since the new codex for them is due out in a few months (last I heard) and it;ll all need changing anyway.

We could use Fantasy suggestions too, but PLEASE confine those to This Thread in the WFB section so I can keep them straight.

We also got a bunch of IG suggestions from THIS thread here so be sure to take a look there before you post something that may have been suggested already.

Here's the rules and format

The abbreviation comes first, along with any variants and pluralization, separated by commas. (HH,HHs for Hellhound/Hellhounds). The system does NOT work with punctuation, does not automatically pluralize, and is not normally case-sensitive (Case Sensitive entries can be added, but it's more work and we only use it when an abbreviation overlaps with a normal word like SO is case sensitive so as not to link every time someone says 'so')

Next line is definition, capitalized, followed my the page number and book in parenthesis. For units that have two entries in the new codex format (rules, then points in the AL section) it goes (pXX,XX) with the first number being the fluff/rules entry and the second being the army list entry from the back of the book. No space, just a comma. After the page number but inside the parenthesis we list the book. '40k 5th' is the main book. Codices go C:Abbreviation. C:SM for Codex: Space Marines, C:CSM Codex: Chaos Space Marines, C:CD Codex: Chaos Daemons etc. Necrons, Eldar, Tau, Orks and Nids don't have real abbreviations so C:Necrons, C:Eldar, C:Tau, C:Orks and C:Nids for now.

End result should look like that Hellhound entry above.

For common weapons with no special rules, look and see if it's in the quick reference section in back of the main book, or the special close combat attacks section in assault. Bolt Pistols are bolt pistols are bolt pistols. So BP links to 'p99 40k 5th', the first entry for bolt pistols in the main book. If the weapons have special rules only found in the codex (like Gauss Weapons), or the stat line has changed in the new 'dex then link to its armoury entry or special rules for the unit, whichever is appropriate.

For units and weapons that appear in multiple books unchanged, link to the first 5th edition appearance of it. So despite Land Raiders being common to most SM codices, LR always links back to C:SM (Yeah, even for space wolves with their nerfed capacity, it's not a big enough change to warrant an extra line)

Obviously some things are just common terms that don't have page numbers like GS for Green Stuff, but if you ca put it in the above format, it makes my job of copying easier.


Anyway, as always, your help is always appreciated and if it's up to snuff it'll get rep.

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Just something that we seem to use all the time.

RAW
Rules As Written


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Just something that we seem to use all the time.

RAW
Rules As Written


RAI
Rules As Intended
I've been wondering what that meant!

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BC, BCs
Blood Claws (p25, 89 C:SW)

GH, GHs
Grey Hunters (p26, 89 C:SW)

WS
Wolf Scouts (p27,88 C:SW)

LF, LFs
Long fangs (pg28,92 C:SW)

LW
Lone Wolves (pg29,88 C:SW)

WG
Wolf Guard (pg30,86 C:SW)

TW
Thunder Wolf Calvary(pg34,90 C:SW)
Thunder Wolf Mount (p62 C:SW)

WP
Wolf Priest (pg35,85 C:SW)

RP
Rune Priest (pg36,84 C:SW)

Jotww
Jaws of the World Wolf (p37 C:SW)

Fotws
Fury of the Wolf Spirits (p37 C:SW)

IP
Iron Priest (p38,87 C:SW)

WL
Wolf Lord (pg39,84 C:SW)

FB
Frost Blade (p57 C:SW)

FA
Frost Axe (p57 C:SW)

WC
Wolf Claws (p60 C:SW)

RA
Runic Armour (p61 C:SW)

RW
Runic Weapon (p36 C:SW)

MotW
Mark of the Wulfen (pg62 C:SW)

SotW
Saga of the Wolf-kin (p64 C:SW)

SotB
Saga of the Bear (p64 C:SW)

SoM
Saga of Majesty (p64 C:SW)

SotH
Saga of the Hunter(p64 C:SW)

SotWB
Saga of the Warrior Born(p64 C:SW)

SotBS
Saga of the Beastslayer(p64 C:SW)

SotIW
Saga of the Iron Wolf (p64 C:SW)

CotS
Chooser of the Slain (p36 C:SW)

OoW
Oaths of War special rule (p35 C:SW)

FoM
Fang of Morkai (p35 C:SW)

WTN
Wolftooth Necklace (p62 C:SW)

WTT
Wolftail Talisman (p62 C:SW)

WGBL
Wolf Guard Battle Leader (p30,85 C:SW)
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Awesome possum, mate!
Great big help.

Also, forum codes work in those things, so I was able to include a link to GW's intellectual property policy in the IP entry (which ( expanded to include Iron Priests and Intellectual Property) so double neat

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Great list Wolf_Lord_Skroll!

Id add this to the SW list:
FW
Fenrisian Wolfs(pg 31, 91 C:SW)

SCB
SwiftClaw Bikers(pg 33, 90 C:SW)
SCAB
SwiftClaw AttackBike(pg 33, 90 C:SW)

SCA
SkyClaw Assault(pg 32, 90 C:SW)

Id also suggest splitting the ThunderWolf details, for better reference depending on which kind that is intended, into:
TWC
ThunderWolf Cavalry(pg 34, 90 C:SW)

TWM
ThunderWolf Mount(pg 62 C:SW)

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One used quite a bit that some player especially those that don't play them, such as myself sometimes forget what means:

ATSKNF - And They Shall Know No Fear (Codex: Space Marines) - not sure what page don't have codex.

Been around for ages and I have to look at it tiwce to remember what it means sometimes
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BC-battle cannon
Pg 103-105

VC-Vox Caster
Pg 71

RF: refractor field
pg 71

'SM: snare mines
pg:69

RG: ripper gun
Pg 42
IDW- insta-death-weapon

BoC-Beasts of Chaos

DoW-Dogs of war
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Somthing that came to me randomnly
It would be nice if we had the slang for tau suits explained for example deathrain - any way i've done a list

Twin- Twin linked

Deathrain- Twin Missile Pod (suppot system or flamer)
Deathrain+- Twin linked Missile Pod Targetting Array

Burning eye- Twin Plasma (suppot system or flamer)
Burning eye- Twin Plasma Targetting Array

Sunforge- Twin Fusion (suppot system or flamer)
Sunforge+- Twin Fusion Targetting Array

Heatwave- Twin Flamer (suppot system)

Centurion: Shas'El Plasma rifle, Cyclic Ion Blaster, Targetting Array and Hard-Wired Multitracker.

Fireknife (FK): Plasma Rifle Missile Pod Multitracker

Helios: Plasma Rifle Fusion Blaster Multitracker

Bladestorm / Blinding Spear / Aurora: Plasma Rifle Burst Cannon Multitracker

Fireforge: Missile Pod Fusion Blaster Multitracker

Firestorm: Missile Pod Burst Cannon Multitracker

Stormforge: Burst Cannon Fusion Blaster Multitracker

Thunderstorm: Shas'Vre Burst Cannon Airbursting Fragmentation Projector Multitracker

Ion Knife: Cyclic Ion Blaster Plasma Rifle Multitracker

Ion Storm: Cyclic Ion Blaster Burst Cannon Multitracker

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IB - Intsinctive Behaviour nid's pg 33
MS - Mycetic Spore nid's pg 54
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