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<tiptoes into the WFB forum>

You may have noticed that the 40k sections have a spanky new glossary feature where any time you hover over an abbreviation it pops out a little window telling you not only what it stands for, but what page, in what book to find the item in question.

For example, go to one of the 40k forums and type FNP and hover over it and a popup appears saying "Feel No Pain (p75 40k 5th)"

I've got it turned off in the Fantasy section because we don't have any fantasy items in the glossary.

Why? Because I know 40k backwards and forwards and own every codex, and I'm the one in charge of the database. However, I know fuck all about WFB and own exactly zero books.

So here's the deal: I WANT us to have a fantasy glossary.
I want our fantasy glossary to kick just as much ass as the 40k one, with all the cool page numbers and shit.

I even want to do hours of free, mind-numbing data entry work to get it in there.

I don't want to buy every current WFB book and trawl through them myself looking for anything that might look like a common abbreviation.

So if you guys want a glossary feature of your own, and you want it to kick as much ass as the 40k one, you guys need to do some footwork for me.

What I need is a list of WFB abbreviations (But not nicknames and jargon, not yet anyway), and, if humanly possible, I would like a page number and book to go along with it.

Like so
TFAR
That Fucking Annoying Rule (pXX WFB 7th)

TA
That Army (Codex: That Army)

DET
Dark Elf Thingie (pXX Codex Dark Elfs)
or whatever you guys have instead of codices. And, you know, real things and not the made up crap I just posted.

So, there's your challenge:
Build me an index and I swear to enter each and every one, by hand, into your very own WFB Glossary Database.
 

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Dude...they're called Army books. hehe :p

I share your ignorance in general, but I'd love to see this happening, as I've just started WFB, so I'm gonna add in my worthless encouragement.

Oh, and thankyou very much for the hours of mindless data entry. I'm sure it will be very much appreciated!
 

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I'll start off with a few easy ones Gal, hopefully they will be of use.

O&G
Orcs and Goblins (Army book: Orcs and Goblins)

WE
Wood Elves (Army book: Wood Elves)

HE
High Elves (Army book: High Elves)

DE
Dark Elves (Army book: Dark Elves)

VC
Vampire Counts (Army book: Vampire Counts)

TK
Tomb Kings (Army book: Tomb Kings)

I will think of some more later maybe :)
 

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If you could dig up a page number for where the chaos dwarf info stats in Ravening hordes I'd appreciate it.

This is a good start, guys
 

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Added.
Only glitch: Punctuation does not work for the system, so O&G doesn't work, but OG does

I also added AB
 

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Is this to cover common weapon options etc also.

A few key ones
DS - Dispel Scroll
PS - Power Stone
WB - War Banner
HW - Hand Weapon
GW - Great Weapon
Hal - Halberd
Lan - Lance
Spr - Spear
SB - Short Bow
BW - Bow
LW - Long Bow
CB - Cross Bow
LA - Light Armour
HA - Heavy Armour
Shd - Shield

Some other common abbreviations are

FC - Full command group
BSB - Battle standard bearer.
 

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Discussion Starter #12 (Edited)
Is this to cover common weapon options etc also.

A few key ones
DS - Dispel Scroll
PS - Power Stone
WB - War Banner
HW - Hand Weapon
GW - Great Weapon
Hal - Halberd
Lan - Lance
Spr - Spear
SB - Short Bow
BW - Bow
LW - Long Bow
CB - Cross Bow
LA - Light Armour
HA - Heavy Armour
Shd - Shield

Some other common abbreviations are

FC - Full command group
BSB - Battle standard bearer.
Very nice. I'll get to work on those in a bit.

Is there a page in the main book with weapon stats? Ideally I'd like to give a page number for every item, but if there's no main index sort of thing (like the reference section in the back of 40k 5th) I might skip it.

LW = Long Bow? I would think that would be LB... this is why I need all the help I can get ;-)
 

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* AS or ArSv = Armour Save
* BSB = Battle Standard Bearer
* BtB = Base to Base
* CC = Close Combat
* CR = Combat resoulution
* DD = Dispel Dice
* FC = Fast Cavalery
* HtH = Hand to Hand
* Hvy Cav = Heavy Cavalry
* IAC = Intrique at Court
* IC = Inner Circle
* Ld = Leadership
* Lt Cav = Light Cavalry
* lvl = Level
* LoS = Line of Sight
* MM = Magic Missile
* MoC = Mark of Chaos
* MoCU = Mark of Chaos Undivided
* MoK = Mark of Khorne
* MoN = Mark of Nurgle
* MoS = Mark of Slaanesh
* MoT = Mark of Tzeentch
* MoU = Mark of Chaos Undivided
* MR = Magic Resistance
* MSU = Many Small Units
* nas = no armour save
* PD = Power Dice
* PiFE = Pursuit into Fresh Enemy
* RiP = Remain in Play
* US = Unit Strength
* VP = Victory Points
* WM = Warmachine
* WS = Weapon Skill



ARMIES

* BoC = Beasts of Chaos
* Bret = Bretonians
* CD = Chaos Dwarfs
* DE: Dark Elves
* DoW = Dogs of War
* HE = High Elves
* HoC = Hordes of Chaos
* LM = Lizardmen
* O&G = Orcs and Goblins
* OK = Ogre Kingdoms
* RoC = Realm of Chaos
* TK = Tomb Kings
* VC = Vampire Counts
* WE = Wood Elves



UNITS:

* BT = Bolt Thrower
* CKoC = Chosen Knights of Chaos
* CoC = Cold One Chariot
* CoCh = Chariot of Chaos
* CoK = Cold One Knights
* CoS = Casket of Souls
* DP = Dragon Princes
* EC = Elector count
* GC = Great Cannons
* GG = Grave Guard
* GE = Great Eagle
* GK = Grail Knights
* GM = Grand Master
* GUO = Great Unclean One
* HP = High Priest
* HVG = Hellblaster Volley Gun
* KE = Knights Errant
* KoC = Knights of Chaos
* KotR = Knights of the Realm
* KoS = Keeper of Secrets
* KotWW = Knights of the White Wolf
* LoC = Lord of Change
* LP = Liche Priest
* RoR = Regiments of Renown
* SH = Silver Helms
* RatG = Ratling gun
* RBT = Repeater Bolt Throwers
* SSC = Screaming Skull Catapult
* STank= Steam Tank
* TG = Tomb Guard
* WE = Witch Elves
* WP = Warrior Priest
* WW = Way Watchers



WEAPONS AND EQUIPMENT


* AHW= additional hand weapon
* FPA = Full Plate Armour
* GA = Gromril Armour
* GW = great weapon
* HA = Heavy Armour
* HLR = Hochland long rifle
* LA = Light Armour
* RXBow/RXB = Repeater cross bow
* RP = Repeater Pistol
* Xbow = Cross bow
 

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I added all the ones Ancient sugggested.

I still need page numbers for the Armour, and for the big list Jezlad coughed up.
 

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I've done some from the first list from Jez's post...

* AS or ArSv = Armour Save : Main Rules, page 29
* BSB = Battle Standard Bearer : Main Rules, page 38,82
* CC = Close Combat : Main Rules, page
* CR = Combat resoulution : Main Rules, page 37
* DD = Dispel Dice : Main Rules, page 106
* FC = Fast Cavalery : Main Rules, page 70
* Ld = Leadership : Main Rules, page 4
* LoS = Line of Sight : Main Rules, page 8
* MM = Magic Missile : Main Rules, page 110
* MR = Magic Resistance : Main Rules, page 95
* PD = Power Dice : Main Rules, page 106
* PiFE = Pursuit into Fresh Enemy : Main Rules, page 45
* RiP = Remain in Play : Main Rules, page 110
* US = Unit Strength : Main Rules, page 8, 71
* VP = Victory Points : Main Rules, page 102-103
* WM = Warmachine : Main Rules, page 84-93
* WS = Weapon Skill : Main Rules, page 4
 

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For units, for example, those need a reference to the appropriate army book. Do you want a page reference for the description, or one for the page where the points and options are?
 

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Thought it was about time we dragged this back up again! :) I have gone through newt_e's list and formatted them the same as your entries Gal, I assume that will help with getting them added?

I will go through Jez's post when I get chance later.

* AS or ArSv = Armour Save (p29, WFB 7th)
* BSB = Battle Standard Bearer : (p38, p82 WFB 7th)
* CC = Close Combat : (p32-46, WFB 7th)
* CR = Combat Resolution : (p37, WFB 7th)
* SCR = Static Combat Resolution : (p37, WFB 7th)
* DD = Dispel Dice : (p106, WFB 7th)
* FC = Fast Cavalry : (p70, WFB 7th)
* Ld = Leadership : (p4, WFB WFB 7th)
* LoS = Line of Sight : (p8, WFB 7th)
* MM = Magic Missile : (p110, WFB 7th)
* MR = Magic Resistance : (p95, WFB 7th)
* PD = Power Dice : (p106, WFB 7th)
* PiFE = Pursuit into Fresh Enemy : (p45, WFB 7th)
* RiP = Remain in Play : (p110, WFB 7th)
* US = Unit Strength : (p8, p71 WFB 7th)
* VP = Victory Points : (p102-103, WFB 7th)
* WM = Warmachine : (p84-93, WFB 7th)
* WS = Weapon Skill : (p4, WFB 7th)
 
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