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Index Glossary of Age of Sigmar Abbreviations and Forum Jargon

Discussion in 'Seraphon Discussion' started by Scalenex, Jul 14, 2015.

  1. Scalenex
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    Scalenex Keeper of the Indexes Staff Member

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    Here is a copy thread of the old Glossary adapted for Age of Sigmar. Again feel free to make suggestions for what to add or change be it as exciting as a new term or as minor as correcting one of Scalenex's many typos.

    A = Attacks

    All-comers List = An army list designed without knowledge of what armies or builds it will be facing off against. Most tournaments use all-comers lists.

    Anvil = An elite unit geared for defense with the primary purpose of holding an enemy unit in place to hit them with a Hammer.

    AoS = Age of Sigmar

    BoC = Common abbreviation for Beasts of Chaos.

    Buff = Any spell or effect that makes another unit stronger.

    Buff Wagon = A unit that buffs all nearby friendly units. Most buff wagons are chariots though Buff Wagon can refer to Monsters as well.

    Chaff = Small units intended to run general interference, usually considered expendable. Their usefulness is unclear in Age of Sigmar since points are not used making expendable units difficult to judge..

    Can Opener = A character or unit intended to put the hurting on well armored foes.

    Cav = Cavalry. Usually used with a descriptor, Saurus Cav, Fast Cav, Monstrous Cav, etc

    CC =Close Combat

    CD = Common abbreviation for Chaos Dwarfs. Unclear whether they will receive new Age of Sigmar rules from Forge World or whether the Chaos Dwarf community will create an unofficial list. It's almost certain they are coming back.

    Chamo = Chameleon Skink

    Cheese = An army list or part of an army list that is considered very competitive. "Cheese" carries vague connotations of poor sportsmanship.

    Conga Line = A unit deployed in ranks only a single model wide (or less commonly two), generally stretching back noticeably though they can go sideways or even diagonal in Age of Sigmar.

    Conversion = A model made by cutting or altering parts directly.

    CoR = Cold One Riders (also SCoR)

    Crumble = When a unit dies off in pieces from losing combat, now almost universally applied.

    Crunch = The game mechanics parts of a Warhammer book or army list. The opposite of Fluff.

    DE = Common abbreviation for Dark Elves


    DoC = Common abbreviation for Daemons of Chaos

    DOW = Referring to the Dogs of War army which Games Workshop dropped but kept alive with a widely accepted unofficial list. Unclear whether or not they will receive a new unofficial list for Age of Sigmar.

    DP = Daemon Prince, a powerful Lord option for Warriors of Chaos and Daemons of Chaos

    EOTG = Engine of the Gods

    ETC = A set of comp rules used frequently in Europe for official tournaments, it is currently unclear what their plan is for Age of Sigmar.

    Filth = Read the entry for "Cheese" then double everything.

    Floorhammer = Playing a minis game without a table.

    Fluff = Army background and fiction stories. The opposite of Crunch.

    Fluffy = Adjective describing an army list or model collection built around fluff rather than competitiveness. Can also refer to a GW book that is mostly narrative with relatively few rules.

    Flying Circus = An army list composed of as many flying units as possible (not unique to LM).

    FW = Forge World, a company that makes premium models and books for Games Workshop. Generally high quality but expensive

    GW = Games Workshop

    Hammer = An elite unit (usually infantry or cavalry) intended to do a substantial amount of an army’s killing. Often used with an Anvil

    HE = Common abbreviation for High Elves.

    Herohammer = Slang term for a Warhammer Fantasy game decided primarily by the fight between both side's characters. Commonly associated with editions before 8th edition or with End Times scenarios in 8th edition.

    Kitbash = A model made by combining bits from different kits not normally designed to go together. Unlike a conversion, the pieces are rarely altered, just switched around.

    LM = Common abbreviation for Lizardmen

    L-O = Abbreviation for Lustria-Online

    Mathhammer: Using statistical averages and probability to derive an expected value of doing something in Warhammer. Who will win close combat, how many poisoned shots will it take to kill _____, what are your odds of a miscast with five dice, etc. If you see something like the Saurus Warriors will inflict 2.4 wounds per round and the enemy will inflict 3.6 wounds it's mathhammer at it's purest.

    Maz = Short form for Mazdamundi

    Mahrlect = Curse word that Lizardmen use among themselves. Bob and I hope this will catch on to wider use.

    Monster Mash = A Lizardmen army with as many dinosaurs as possible. Occasionally other armies can run Monster Mash lists with whatever large beasties they wield.

    OB = Saurus Old Blood

    OG/O&G/ONG = Common abbreviations for Orcs and Goblins

    OK = Common abbreviation for Ogre Kingdoms

    Oldhammer = Playing an older edition of Warhammer than the current one. Not everyone considers 8th edition Oldhammer yet, but 7th and earlier are universally called Oldhammer.

    Passive Buff = A buff effect that cannot be dispelled or blocked, like the +1 Initiative bonus Solar Engines bestow to friendly units nearby.

    PF = Predatory Fighter

    Predatory Army = A Lizarden army where most of the units have Predatory Fighter

    Proxy = Using models to stand in for another kind of model, the opposite of WYSIWYG

    RAI = Rules as Intended (using this phrase will usually start an argument)

    RAW = Rules as Written

    Redirector = A unit that is small and mobile (and usually expendable), intended to pull a much more dangerous unit out of position. It's unclear how this tactic will evolve in Age of Sigmar.

    Ripper = Ripperdactyl

    Ripper Chief = Skink Chief on a Ripperdactyl

    S = Strength

    Sally/Sallies = Salamander(s)

    SC = Special Character

    Scar Vet = Scar Veteran

    SCOR = Saurus Cold One Riders, generally used less often than "COR".

    Scratch Built = A model with no components from manufactured by miniature companies. Occasionally used to refer to conversions with few manufactured components, but this is properly called "mostly scratch".

    Solordon = Bastiladon with Solar Engine

    Swedish Comp = A set of rules for Swedish Tournaments with an viral popularity that spread far beyond Sweden's borders in 8th edition. People are curious what they are planning to do with Age of Sigmar.

    STANK = Empire Steam Tank

    Steg or Steggie = Stegadon

    Tactica = A forum thread focusing on a specific aspect of tactics for Warhammer Fantasy.

    Target Saturation = Strategy of taking multiple large dinosaurs, so the enemy artillery can't take out all of your heavy hitters such as cannons or rock lobbers.

    Tarpit = A large unit of non-elite infantry with deep ranks whose primary purpose is to tie up a stronger more expensive unit through the ability to maintain steadfast.

    Tet = Tetto’eko, our beloved palanquin riding Heavens Skink

    Theoryhammer = Educated guesses on what constitutes optimal responses to various situations without playtesting it first.

    TG = Temple Guard, on other forums this is used for the Vampire Count's Terrorgheist

    TK = Common abbreviation for Tomb Kings

    Traditional Army = A default balanced Lizardmen army using a combined arms approach.

    Unit Filler = A model or small diorama used to stand in for normal troopers. Nearly always in the back ranks and usually on a bigger base than the normal trooper size. For instance, most 20 mm troop unit fillers are on 40 mm square bases and most 25 mm troop unit fillers use 50 mm square bases. Hard to use with Age of Sigmar rules.

    VC = Common abbreviation for Vampire Counts

    W = Wounds

    WE = Common abbreviation for Wood Elves

    WHF = Warhammer Fantasy

    WoC = Common abbreviation for Warriors of Chaos

    WS = Weapon skill, sometimes Ward Save

    WYSIWYG = Pronounced Wizziewig. This stands for “what you see is what you get.” It means your models are equipped with what your army list gives them. The opposite of proxy.

    40K = Warhammer 40K
     
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  2. discomute
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    can we add serephon to this list?

    (sorry i couldnt help myself)
     
  3. StealthKnightSteg
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    fixed that for you :)
     
  4. discomute
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    At first I thought GW were knicks fans but then I remembered he was seraphin
     

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