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Lieutenant General





Florence, KY

Apples and oranges. Catalyst Games Lab has removed the name 'Classic' from any product that had it in new print runs.

'It is a source of constant consternation that my opponents
cannot correlate their innate inferiority with their inevitable
defeat. It would seem that stupidity is as eternal as war.'

- Nemesor Zahndrekh of the Sautekh Dynasty
Overlord of the Crownworld of Gidrim
 
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






SoCal, USA!

So? CBT still refers to CBT.

   
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Lieutenant General





Florence, KY

No, it doesn't. It was simply used to differentiate it from the discontinued Dark Ages clicky game. When it was discontinued, the necessity for the 'Classic' prefix was no longer there so the name changed back in subsequent print runs. Each and every 'Classic' BattleTech product was replaced with a new printing. At this point in time, there is no such thing as 'Classic' BattleTech. It is simply BattleTech.

'It is a source of constant consternation that my opponents
cannot correlate their innate inferiority with their inevitable
defeat. It would seem that stupidity is as eternal as war.'

- Nemesor Zahndrekh of the Sautekh Dynasty
Overlord of the Crownworld of Gidrim
 
   
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RVA

IME the "CBT" acronym is fairly current - these days used more and more to distinguish CBT from Alpha Strike.

   
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Florence, KY

 Manchu wrote:
IME the "CBT" acronym is fairly current - these days used more and more to distinguish CBT from Alpha Strike.

My online experience with BattleTech is pretty much limited to the official forums. 'CBT' is never used. They occasionally use 'BTech' for BattleTech, 'MWDA' for MechWarrior Dark Age (WizKid's clicky game) and 'Alpha Strike' for Alpha Strike.

'It is a source of constant consternation that my opponents
cannot correlate their innate inferiority with their inevitable
defeat. It would seem that stupidity is as eternal as war.'

- Nemesor Zahndrekh of the Sautekh Dynasty
Overlord of the Crownworld of Gidrim
 
   
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Bristol, England

GM- Dakka's Geek Media section, if we're keeping it labelled as such...

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Some X-Wing ones would be really useful. It's currently quite easy to get lost when people are talking about upgrades (and some of the acronyms are already in the glossary for other things). Here are some of the most common:

PS = Pilot Skill [X-Wing]
FCS = Fire-Control System [X-Wing]
LRS = Long Range Scanners [X-Wing]
EPT = Elite Pilot Talent [X-Wing]
PTL= Push the Limit [X-Wing]
EU = Engine Upgrade [X-Wing]
CS = Crack Shot [X-Wing]
HLC = Heavy Laser Cannon [X-Wing]
TLT = Twin Laser Turret [X-Wing]
ACD = Advanced Cloaking Device [X-Wing]
SPA = Stygium Particle Accelerator [X-Wing]
TC = Targeting Computer [X-Wing]
ATC = Advanced Targeting Computer [X-Wing]
APL = Anti-Pursuit Lasers [X-Wing]
TIE2 = Twin Ion Engine Mk.II [X-Wing]


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Florence, KY

GHB for The General's Handbook for AoS.

'It is a source of constant consternation that my opponents
cannot correlate their innate inferiority with their inevitable
defeat. It would seem that stupidity is as eternal as war.'

- Nemesor Zahndrekh of the Sautekh Dynasty
Overlord of the Crownworld of Gidrim
 
   
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SoCal, USA!

GSC = GeneStealer Cult.


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 Ghaz wrote:
 Manchu wrote:
IME the "CBT" acronym is fairly current - these days used more and more to distinguish CBT from Alpha Strike.

My online experience with BattleTech is pretty much limited to the official forums. 'CBT' is never used. They occasionally use 'BTech' for BattleTech, 'MWDA' for MechWarrior Dark Age (WizKid's clicky game) and 'Alpha Strike' for Alpha Strike.


Note that's all within a BT context. CBT / BTAS if you're not automatically defaulting to a BT context. MWDA is self-explanatory in both cases.

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SoS = Sisters of Silence

   
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BoP = Burning of Prospero (HH/30k)

   
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Outer Space, Apparently

Apologies if it has been said before: KDK = Khorne Daemonkin

G.A - Should've called myself Ghost Ark

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President of the Mat Ward Fan Club






Los Angeles, CA

Okay, most everything that was suggested (which actually gets any use on the site) since the last time I posted in this thread (June 2015, has it really been that long?) has been added.

Thanks to everyone who still takes the time to suggest things in this thread, it is very, very helpful, even if they don't get added all that often.

It can take a while for the stuff added to start showing up in new posts, so be patient...and it doesn't tend to repopulate old posts, so you'll only tend to see it added to new posts you make with those abbreviations.

Just remember a couple things before you make suggestions:


1) Any abbreviation that contains any kind of punctuation (including the & or : symbols) cannot be added to the system.

2) Please make sure you use our 'search' function for any item you're suggesting and verify that it is actually being used regularly (by someone besides yourself). If it isn't being used regularly, then it isn't worth including (because every item added to the glossary does put a tiny bit more strain on our database).


Thanks again!




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RttS = Return to the Shadows (Genestealer Cults) [40K]
   
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Clemson SC

HPCM - Holo Photon Countermeasures [Tau] [40k]
PN - Puretide Engram Nanochip [Tau] [40k]

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3000 pts
>1000 pts
:tyranid: <1500 pts

How do I own these?:
~2000 pts
~1000 pts
 
   
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Just noticed that BL doesn't resolve Black Legion.
   
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A couple Ork ones that would be useful.

BP = Boss Pole, probably the most common ork character gear
RR = Reinforced Ram, the most common ork vehicle upgrade
DLS = Da Lucky Stikk, a popular ork relic
DFK = Da Finkin Kap, the other popular ork relic

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Nottingham (yay!)

Not got a term to suggest but just wanted to say that the popup for a glossary term doesn't work on iOS Safari, both on iPod or iPad

   
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 lindsay40k wrote:
Not got a term to suggest but just wanted to say that the popup for a glossary term doesn't work on iOS Safari, both on iPod or iPad


Works fine on my iPad. Tap on the abbrevation and the popup appears.

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Not working, it's an up to date OS and a Pro so everything should be ok on my end :/

   
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Florence, KY

CP - Command Point(s) for 40k 8th edition.

I'm also wondering if it's maybe time to give the glossary a review and remove some of the terms which no longer apply due to edition changes, discontinued games, etc.

'It is a source of constant consternation that my opponents
cannot correlate their innate inferiority with their inevitable
defeat. It would seem that stupidity is as eternal as war.'

- Nemesor Zahndrekh of the Sautekh Dynasty
Overlord of the Crownworld of Gidrim
 
   
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Hyperspace

FoC - Fires of Cyraxus




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 Verviedi wrote:
FoC - Fires of Cyraxus



Good one!

   
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Probably work

SHTR = Super-Heavy Tank Regiment

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HWR - Horus Was Right

   
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Hyperspace

In actual seriousness.

CM = Cult Mechanicus
Dakkastelan = Kastelan w/ 3x Phosphor Blaster

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Los Angeles, CA

Ghaz wrote:CP - Command Point(s) for 40k 8th edition.

I'm also wondering if it's maybe time to give the glossary a review and remove some of the terms which no longer apply due to edition changes, discontinued games, etc.

Yeah, there's definitely a lot of old stuff floating around in there, but its not really easy to print out a big list to post here for people to peruse (and its too much work for me alone to try to figure that stuff out). Plus, we do have a lot of old conversations found throughout the forums that if people do end up going back and reading (for whatever reason) its nice to possibly have those old abbreviations still clarified.

Honestly, I think the best bet is just to let me know when you spot an abbreviation tip that is completely and totally irrelevant and I'll just change/remove those as needed.

Verviedi wrote:FoC - Fires of Cyraxus


If you're going to suggest an abbreviation, you need to tell me what its from (don't make me hunt down what you're talking about).

lindsay40k wrote:HWR - Horus Was Right

We only include abbreviations that are regularly used on the site. You need to use the 'search' function for every abbreviation you want to submit, and if it isn't regularly used by people (besides yourself), then it isn't a good candidate for inclusion. From what I can tell, 'HWR' has never been used on this site as 'Horus Was Right'.





I play (click on icons to see pics): DQ:70+S++G(FAQ)M++B-I++Pw40k92/f-D+++A+++/areWD104R+T(D)DM+++
yakface's 40K rule #1: Although the rules allow you to use modeling to your advantage, how badly do you need to win your toy soldier games?
yakface's 40K rule #2: Friends don't let friends start a MEQ army.
yakface's 40K rule #3: Codex does not ALWAYS trump the rulebook, so please don't say that!
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avoiding the lorax on Crion

Fires of Cyraxus is a much delayed Forworld book that includes the Tau vs Admech and and I believe new up to date red scorpian rules including a former chapter master lev dread.

It was previewed about a year ago.

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Hyperspace

Yes, adding onto that, DoM as Doom Of Mymaera (another FW book). Mostly because Mymaera is hard to spell.

Better idea - Add names to IA numbers. Say, if I wrote IA13 - the dictionary would say "Imperial Armour 13: War Machines Of The Lost And The Damned"

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