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This glossary is intended to provide members with a useful reference for the special abbreviations, acronyms, and terms frequently used here at the Bolter & Chainsword. These definitions cover abbreviations, acronyms, and terms used in the game universe (background), rules, technical jargon used at the Bolter & Chainsword, and in common use on the Internet.

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gallery_26_6416_24119.pngrmour is no protection against the blessed tools of the righteous.

Abby - informal diminutive form of Abaddon the Despoiler, Warmaster of Chaos

AC - 1. autocannon 2. assault cannon

AdMech - Adeptus Mechanicus (see AM).

AF - arco-flagellant (see "Arco")

AI - Aeronautica Imperialis, Forge World's game of small ship aerial combat; no longer supported.

AL - Alpha Legion, 20th Legion of the Adeptus Astartes created in the First Founding, led by the primarch Alpharius and his secret twin, Omegon. Turned traitor during the Horus Heresy and fled the Imperium after Horus was killed.

AM - Adeptus Mechanicus, the Priesthood of Mars that reveres the mechanical.

AoA - Age of Apostasy, the largest period of civil strife within the Imperium following the Horus Heresy. The Ecclessiarch Goge Vandire declared himself High Lord of the Administratum and plunged the Imperium into the Reign of Blood, which was finally ended when Goge Vandire was executed by his bodyguard Brides of the Emperor (who later became the Adepta Sororitas).

AoBR - Assault on Black Reach, an event pitting the Ultramarines versus Orks; also the name of the 5th edition starter set featuring miniatures from the Space Marines and Orks armies.

AoD - (1) Angels of Death (supplement); (2) Age of Darkness (Horus Heresy setting); (3) arena of death; irregular competitions held at the Bolter & Chainsword for one-on-one duels; see the + ARENA OF DEATH + forum for details

AoF - act(s) of faith; special rules representing the manner in which the Adepta Sororitas faith manifests in game terms

Apocalypse - expansion for Warhammer 40,000 featuring large armies; see the official site for more information.

Arco - arco-flagellant; a human being punished by the Ecclessiarchy by being turned into a living weapon

AsC - assault cannon

AssC - assault cannon

Astartes Praeses - According to the Mythos Angelica Mortis, the 20 Chapters of the Astartes Praeses were founded with the express purpose of guarding the regions surrounding the Eye of Terror. These Chapters were created in multiple foundings and include: Brothers Penitent, Crimson Scythes, Excoriators, Fire Claws (latterly known as the Relictors), Iron Talons, Knights Unyielding, Marines Exemplar, Night Watch, and White Consuls. The other Chapters of the Astartes Praeses have not been named.

ATF - Armoured Task Force (detachment)

ATSKNF - "And they shall know no fear" - portion of a quote attributed to the Emperor and a special rule for Space Marine armies

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gallery_26_6416_21373.pngurn thyself in the flame of purity.

B&C - Bolter & Chainsword (this website)

BA - Blood Angels, the 9th Legion of the Adeptus Astartes created in the First Founding, led by the primarch Sanguinius. Also the Chapter of the same name created in the Second Founding when the remaining legions were reorganized (commonly referred to as one of the "First Founding Chapters").

BatRep - battle report, a report of a game played by two or more players. Often includes army lists, turn by turn descriptions of game play, summary, etc.

BBB - big black (or blue) book, the main Warhammer 40,000 rulebook (called so because of the black/blue spine and borders on the front cover, depending upon the edition of the game)

BC - 1. black crusade, a Chaos incursion led by a champion of Chaos into realspace. Black Crusade is also the name of a roleplaying game in which players roleplay servants of Chaos (more information at the official site). 2. blood claws, the youngest and least experienced members of the Space Wolves Chapter. Equivalent to the Scouts of other Chapters.

BFG - Battlefleet Gothic, Games Workshop's tabletop miniatures game of spaceship battles (more information at the official site).

BFM - Battle for Macragge, defense of Macragge by the Ultramarines Chapter, the Ultramare PDF, several other allied forces, and the Imperial Navy against Hive Fleet Behemoth in 745.M41. Also the starter set for the 4th edition of Warhammer 40,000, featuring Space Marine and Tyranid models.

BL - 1. Black Legion, the name given to the remaining members of the Luna Wolves/Sons of Horus by Abaddon subsequent to the death of Horus. The Luna Wolves (also Lunar Wolves) were the 16th Legion of the First Founding of the Adeptus Astartes, originally led by the primarch Horus. 2. Black Library, the secret library of the Eldar, hidden within the Eldar Webway, as well as the publishing arm of Games Workshop (more information at the official site).

BoK - blessing of Khorne, Chaos Daemons wargear.

BoR - blades of reason, tools of torture used by the interrogator-chaplains of the Unforgiven Chapters.

BP - bolt pistol

BP/CCW - bolt pistol & close combat weapon

BRB - big red book, the main Warhammer 40,000 rulebook (called so because of the red design on the front cover)

BT - Black Templars, a Second Founding Successor Chapter of the Imperial Fists Legion, originally led by Sigismund.

BTW - by the way

Bug(s) - 1. Tyranids 2. a technical problem or malfunction with the Bolter & Chainsword site or with equipment in the game.

BW - Badab War, an event in which the Astral Claws Chapter led several other Chapters in rebellion against the Imperium, facing a host of loyal Chapters of the Adeptus Astartes. The Astral Claws and their allies eventually lost and the surviving Astral Claws fled into the Maelstrom, becoming the Red Corsairs. The other rebel Chapters were subjected to penitent crusades. Originally appearing in an Index Astartes article during the 1st edition of the game, the event has been updated in each subsequent edition and was finalized by Forge World in two Imperial Armour books, Volumes Nine and Ten.
 

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gallery_26_6416_17232.pngleanse the Emperor’s enemies with righteousness and zeal.

C: - codex, one of the supplements for the Warhammer 40,000 game providing rules, background, army list, and painting guide for the various armies used in the game. This fragment is usually followed by the abbreviation of the army in question (e.g., C:BA for Codex: Blood Angels or C:CSM for Codex: Chaos Space Marines).

CA - Chapter approved, a series of articles and books that provided additional rules for the game. Also describes a practice, marking, etc. that is officially approved by a Chapter of the Adeptus Astartes.

CAD - combined arms detachment

CC - close combat, the Assault phase of the game.

CCW - close combat weapon

CF - Crimson Fists, a Second Founding Successor Chapter of the Imperial Fists Legion, originally led by Alexis Polux.

CML - cyclone missile launcher

CoD - Cities of Death, an expansion for Warhammer 40,000 featuring close quarters battles in the ruined cities of the future; more information at the official site. Successor to Codex: Cityfight which was released during the 3rd edition of the game.

'crons - Necrons

CSM - Chaos Space Marine(s)

C:SM - Codex: Space Marines

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gallery_26_6416_2206.pngo not fear to use the biggest gun.

D6 - 6-sided die

DA - Dark Angels, the 1st Legion of the Adeptus Astartes created in the First Founding, led by the primarch Lion El'Jonson. Also the Chapter of the same name created in the Second Founding when the remaining loyalist legions were reorganized (commonly referred to as one of the "First Founding Chapters").

DCCW - dreadnought close combat weapon

Devs - Space Marine devastators

DG - Death Guard, the 14th Legion of the Adeptus Astartes created in the First Founding, led by the primarch Mortarion. Originally known as the Dusk Raiders (prior to being reunited with Mortarion). Turned traitor during the Horus Heresy and fled into the Eye of Terror after Horus was killed.

DH - Dark Heresy, a roleplaying game in which players roleplay members of an Inquisitorial retinue (more information at the official site).

DIY - do it yourself, usually refers to a homemade army, Chapter, Chaos warband, Adepta Sororitas Order, etc.

DK - dreadknight

DLC - Downloadable content (digital add-ons for an already released computer game)

DoW or DOW - Dawn of War, the Warhammer 40,000 computer game and its sequels (more information at the official site).

DP - 1. daemon prince, 2. drop pod

Dread - dreadnought

DT -dedicated transport

DW - 1. Deathwatch, the Chamber Militant of the Ordo Xenos (alien hunters) of the Inquisition and is a unique Chapter of Space Marines in that its members are seconded to the Deathwatch from their parent Chapters. Deathwatch is also the name of a roleplaying game in which players roleplay members of the Deathwatch (more information at the official site). 2. Deathwing, the 1st (Veteran) Company of the Dark Angels Chapter, and its members only ever fight in tactical dreadnought (Terminator) armour.

DWK - Deathwing knights

DWKT - Deathwatch kill-team, squad-sized unit that is the typical level of organization for the Deathwatch.


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gallery_26_6416_9421.pngxist for the Emperor.

EA - 1. Epic Armageddon, Games Workshop's tabletop miniatures game of mass combat (more information at the official site). 2. extra armour

EC - 1. Emperor's Champion, a special office most often used by the Successors of the Imperial Fists Legion, especially the Black Templars Chapter. 2 Emperor's Children, the 3rd Legion of the Adeptus Astartes created in the First Founding, led by the primarch Fulgrim. Turned traitor during the Horus Heresy and fled into the Eye of Terror after Horus was killed.

EoT - Eye of Terror, the great region of Warp-realspace overlap created when the Eldar fell and the Chaos power Slaanesh was born. Also the name of the worldwide campaign featuring the 13th Black Crusade of Abaddon the Despoiler.

ETL -E Tenebrae Lux (B&C painting event)

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gallery_26_6416_3976.pngaith is your shield.

FB - frost blade, specially crafted weapons of the Space Wolves Chapter of the Adeptus Astartes.

FC - force commander, the leader of a force of the Adeptus Astartes. This title referred to the highest level of Space Marine heroes in the 3rd edition Codex: Space Marines and was the stat line used by all of the various Chapter Master special characters at that time. Current usage is undefined.

FG - frag grenade(s)

Fl - flamer

fluff - the background or game lore, distinct from the game rules.

FNP or FnP - Feel No Pain.

FoC - force organisation chart

FoM -Fist of Medusa (detachment)

FP - faith point, game mechanic by which the Adepta Sororitas are able to use their acts of faith.

frag - frag grenade(s)

Frater - Frater Domus, the title given to the members of the Bolter & Chainsword meaning "Brother of the House" and indicating that all members are equals.

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gallery_26_6416_15064.pnguns and warriors are useful, but it is our indomitable will that promises the ultimate victory.

GC - Great Crusade, the centuries long crusade in which the Emperor and the Legiones Astartes expanded the Imperium of Man, exterminating xenos races and either bringing human-occupied planets into compliance or destroying them if they resisted.

GEq - [Imperial] Guard equivalent. Refers to a non-IG army with T3 and a 5+ save.

GH - grey hunter(s), rank and file members of the Space Wolves Chapter. Equivalent to the battle-brothers of other Chapters.

GK - Grey Knights, a special Chapter of the Adeptus Astartes secretly created during the time of the Horus Heresy. The Grey Knights are the Chamber Militant of the Ordo Malleus (daemon hunters) and of the Inquisition, and the Inquisition at large. All members of the Chapter are psykers and the Chapter is charged with combating the daemonic threat to the Imperium.

GoI - Gate of Infinity, a psychic power used by librarians.

GS - 1. green stuff, two-part modelling putty sold by Games Workshop. 2. Nemesis force greatsword.

GUO - Great Unclean One, a greater daemon of Nurgle.

GW - Games Workshop (official site).
 

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gallery_26_6416_23699.pngope is the first step on the road to disappointment.

HB - heavy bolter

HF - heavy flamer

HH - Horus Heresy, both the event, the game setting/rules from Forge World, and the series of books available from Black Library.

HI - heavy incinerator

HoH - Hall of Honour, the sub-forum of the Painting, Converting & Artwork forum in which members post pictures of their completed models.

HP -hull points

HtH - hand-to-hand, the Assault phase

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gallery_26_6416_2008.pngnto the fires of battle, unto the anvil of war!

IA - 1. Imperial Armour, a series of books from Forge World that provide rules, background information, and painting guides for the various armies and vehicles found in the game universe, as well as campaigns that players can re-enact in game play (more information at the official site). 2. Index Astartes, the great tome compiling information on the Adeptus Astartes, and also a series of articles on the Space Marines. This term also refers to the format of article used by many members to present their DIY Space Marine Chapter.

IC - independent character

IF - Imperial Fists, the 7th Legion of the Adeptus Astartes created in the First Founding, led by the primarch Rogal Dorn. Also the Chapter of the same name created in the Second Founding when the remaining loyalist legions were reorganized.

IFE -Imperial Fists Expansion (B&C painting event)

IG - Imperial Guard

IH - Iron Hands, the 10th Legion of the Adeptus Astartes created in the First Founding, led by the primarch Ferrus Manus. Also the Chapter of the same name created in the Second Founding when the remaining loyalist legions were reorganized (commonly referred to as one of the "First Founding Chapters").

IIRC - if I recall correctly

IMHO - in my humble opinion

IMNSHO - in my not so humble opinion

IMO - in my opinion

Impetro Respondi - an Inquisitor Lord associated with the Legio; his image often accompanies official thread closures.

Interrogation Chamber 42 - an inside joke of the Dark Angels forum in which members who have somehow transgressed against the code of the Unforgiven are asked to report to Interrogation Chamber 42 (where they will be punished and/or tortured to death).

IoCG - icon of Chaos Glory

IST - Inquisitorial Storm Troopers, an elite force available to the forces of the Inquisition under the Daemonhunters and Witch Hunters codices.

IW - Iron Warriors, the 4th Legion of the Adeptus Astartes created in the First Founding, led by the primarch Perturabo. Turned traitor during the Horus Heresy and fled into the Eye of Terror after Horus was killed.

IWND - It Will Not Die, refer to the Warhammer 40,000 rulebook for details on this special rule

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Posted Imageudge not a weapon by its stature.

Definition - Definition

Definition - Definition

Definition - Definition

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gallery_26_6416_3358.pngnowledge is power, hide it well.

KG - krak grenade(s)

kill-team or kill team - a variant mission of the Warhammer 40,000 rules featuring small teams, generally a single squad on each side, as found in the Battle Missions book. Also the standard operational unit of the Ordo Xenos Deathwatch.

KoS - Keeper of Secrets, a greater daemon of Slaanesh

Krak - krak grenade(s)
 

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gallery_26_6416_13921.pngook to your battle gear and it will protect you.

LatD - [The] lost and the damned, those that serve Chaos. During the 3rd edition of the game, this was an army list for a diverse Chaos army released in Codex: Eye of Terror. Current rules are found in Imperial Armour Volume Thirteen - War Machines of the Lost and the Damned.

LC - 1. lascannon 2. lightning claw

Legio, Legio Bolter & Chainsword, or Legio B&C - the mascot Chapter of the Bolter & Chainsword, as described here and discussed here.

Liber(ite) - a regular participant in the Liber Astartes forum

LPC - Librarium Painting Challenge, an annual event here at the Bolter & Chainsword where members vow to paint up certain models by a set time or face the penalty of having to submit an article to the Bolter & Chainsword Librarium.

LOL - laugh(ing) out loud

LoS - 1.line of sight, 2. the "Look Out, Sir" rule

LotD - Legion of the Damned, a mysterious force of Space Marines that arrives uncalled for to aid the forces of the Imperium.

LotR - Lord of the Rings (specifically the game produced by Games Workshop)

LR - Land raider

LRA - Land raider Achilles

LRC - Land raider crusader

LRH - Land raider Helios

LRP - Land raider Prometheus

LRR - Land raider redeemer

LS - Land speeder

LSS - Land speeder storm
 
LST or LS:T - Land speeder typhoon

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gallery_26_6416_17833.pngy sword is at the Emperor’s command.

Maelstrom Warders - a group of Chapters charged with protecting the area of space around the Maelstrom from the pirates, renegades, and xenos that inhabit the Maelstrom; known members included the Astral Claws (who acted as the senior members), Charnel Guard, Lamenters, and Mantis Warriors. The Lamenters and Mantis Warriors sided with the Astral Claws in the Badab War.

MB - meltabombs

MC - master crafted

MEQ - [Space] Marine equivalent, a non-Space Marine army with a T4 and a 3+ save.

MG - meltagun

ML - missile launcher

MM - 1. Marines Malevolent, a Chapter of the Adeptus Astartes, 2. multi-melta

MoCU - mark of Chaos Undivided, available under the 3.5 version of Codex: Chaos Space Marines for those Chaos Space Marines that served all four Chaos powers equally.

MofK or MoK - mark of Khorne, the mark given to those that have dedicated themselves solely to Khorne.

MofN or MoN - mark of Nurgle, the mark given to those that have dedicated themselves solely to Nurgle.

MofS or MoS - mark of Slaanesh, the mark given to those that have dedicated themselves solely to Slaanesh.

MofT or MoT - mark of Tzeentch, the mark given to those that have dedicated themselves solely to Tzeentch.

MotF - Master of the Forge, the senior techmarine in a Space Marine Chapter

MotW - mark of the Wulfen, a sign that a Space Wolf is succumbing to the curse of the Wulfen.
 

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gallery_26_6416_1509.pngever permit thine enemy to find you unprepared for the battle.

NDH - Nemesis daemon hammer

Neo - neophyte, the youngest and least experienced members of the Black Templars Chapter. Equivalent to the Scouts of other Chapters.

nerf(ed) - whereby a unit becomes less effective under a rule revision

NFF - Nemesis force falchions

NFH - Nemesis force halberd

NFS - Nemesis force sword

NFW - Nemesis force weapon

'Nid - Tyranid

NL - Night Lords, the 8th Legion of the Adeptus Astartes created in the First Founding, led by the primarch Conrad Kurze (the Night Haunter). Turned traitor during the Horus Heresy and fled into the Eye of Terror after Horus was killed.

NWS - Nemesis warding staff
 

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gallery_26_6416_21352.pngnly in death does duty end.

oblits - obliterators

ObSec -Objective Secured universal special rule

OH - Ordo Hereticus, the major ordo of the Inquisition that focuses on the Ecclessiarchy, heresy, and mutants; referring to both the ordo of the Inquisition and Inquisitors from that ordo in a Grey Knights army.

OM - Ordo Malleus, the major ordo of the Inquisition that focuses on daemons; referring to both the ordo of the Inquisition and Inquisitors from that ordo in a Grey Knights army.

OP - 1. original post(er) 2. over-powered

OS - 1. Ordo Sepulturum, the minor ordo of the Inquisition that focuses on the zombie plague, 2. Ordo Sicarius, the minor ordo of the Inquisition that monitors the Assassins.

OT - "off topic" indicating that a discussion is either not related to the standard discussion material of the Bolter & Chainsword or a reply is not related to the larger discussion in which it is posted.

OX - Ordo Xenos, the major ordo of the Inquisition that focuses on aliens; referring to both the ordo of the Inquisition and the Inquisitors from that ordo in a Grey Knights army.

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Posted Imageain is an illusion of the senses, despair is an illusion of the mind.

PA - power armour

PB - psybolt ammunition

PC - 1. plasma cannon, 2. psycannon

PCA - Painting, Converting & Artwork forum

PE - penitent engine

PF - power fist

PG - plasmagun

Planetstrike - expansion for the Warhammer 40,000 rules featuring planetary invasions; more information at the official site.

power mackerel - the tool by which Kurgan the Lurker (administrator) punishes members who ask questions that have already been answered or which are otherwise silly/stupid (yes, folks, we don't subscribe to that "there's no such thing as a stupid question" nonsense :P ); you'll know when it happens because it will be accompanied by the image of Kurgan applying the power mackerel to the cranium of the offender.

PP - plasma pistol

PrA or PredA - predator annihilator

Praeses - see Astartes Praeses

Pred - predator

Primogenitors - the Second Founding Chapters created from the Ultramarines Legion; known Primogenitors include: Aurora, Black Consuls, Doom Eagles, Eagle Warriors, Genesis, Inceptors, Libators, Mortifactors, Nemesis, Novamarines, Patriarchs of Ulixis, Praetors of Orpheus, Silver Eagles, Silver Skulls, Ultramarines, and White Consuls. The Apocrypha of Skaros says that there are 23 Primogenitors, but does not name them. Potential retroactive continuity changes hinted at in the Horus Heresy series (by author Aaron Dembski-Bowden) and in Codex: Grey Knights indicate that the number of Primogenitors might increase up into the hundreds.

PS - see Planetstrike

psyfleman - dreadnought with two twin-linked autocannons and psybolt ammunition, available to Grey Knights armies.

PT - personal teleporter

PW - power weapon

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Posted Imageuestion not Mankind’s destiny to rule the galaxy.

QFT - quoted for truth

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Posted Imageepent! For tomorrow you die!

RAI - rules as intended

RAS - 1. Ravenwing Attack Squadron, a unit available to Dark Angels armies. 2. regular assault squad, from the Blood Angels codex that appeared in a series of White Dwarf articles, differentiating between regular and veteran versions of assault squads available to Blood Angels armies.

RAW - rules as written

RB - razorback

RG - 1. Raven Guard, the 19th Legion of the Adeptus Astartes created in the First Founding, led by the primarch Corax. Also the Chapter of the same name created in the Second Founding when the remaining legions were reorganized (commonly referred to as one of the "First Founding Chapters"). 2. Roboute Guilliman, primarch of the Ultramarines Legion and author of the Codex Astartes.

ROFL - rolling on the floor laughing

ROFLMAO - rolling on the floor laughing my [butt] off

RP - rune priest, the Space Wolf equivalent of a librarian

RT - rogue trader, referring to the 1st edition of the game when the rulebook was titled Rogue Trader: Warhammer 40,000; often used with "era" as "RT era." A rogue trader is an explorer in the service of the Imperium, whose mission is to explore space. Rogue Trader is also the name of a roleplaying game in which players roleplay members of a rogue trader's crew (more information at the official site).

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gallery_26_6416_21081.pngerve the Emperor today for tomorrow you may be dead.

SAFH - shooty army from hell

Sal(s) or Sallie(s) - Salamanders, the 18th Legion of the Adeptus Astartes created in the First Founding, led by the primarch Vulkan. The Salamanders Legion became the Salamanders Chapter when the Second Founding reorganized the remaining legions, but didn't split into other Successors due to the depleted strength of the Legion after the Istvaan Dropsite Massacre (commonly referred to as one of the "First Founding Chapters").

SB - storm bolter

SH - 1. Space Hulk, Games Workshop's game featuring Terminators versus Genestealers aboard a space hulk. Often denoted as "#e" for the edition, the most recent being the limited run 3rd edition (SH3e). 2. Spearhead, an expansion for the Warhammer 40,000 game focusing on armoured battles; first appeared in White Dwarf magazine and now available for download from the Games Workshop website.

Sig - signature, referring to the material members include in the space at the bottom of their posts, edited through the member's control panel and subject to restrictions in the forum rules.

SM - Space Marine(s), the common term for the Adeptus Astartes.

SoB - Sister(s) of Battle, the common term for the Adepta Sororitas.

SoS - 1. Sisters of Silence 2. Sword of Secrets (Dark Angels Supreme Grand Master's sword)

SoV - Storm of Vengeance, a campaign featuring the Dark Angels versus Orks released during 2nd edition and updated for 3rd edition on the web.

ST - storm talon

STC - standard template construct, an evolved computer designed to provide construction details for colonists during the Dark Age of Technology and mankind's expansion into space. STCs provided plans for shelters, generators, transports, and other technological items necessary to allow colonists to survive on new worlds without the colonists having any prior in-depth technological knowledge. The equipment could be constructed using almost any locally available materials. For example, the user simply asked how to build a house or a tractor and the computer supplied all the necessary plans. Each group of colonists carried such a system. The search for STCs remains one of the missions of the Adeptus Mechanicus and most current technology is based on designs from rediscovered STCs.

SW - Space Wolves, the 6th Legion of the Adeptus Astartes created in the First Founding, led by the primarch Leman Russ. Also the Chapter of the same name created in the Second Founding when the remaining legions were reorganized (commonly referred to as one of the "First Founding Chapters").
 

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gallery_26_6416_21309.pngolerance is a sign of weakness.

TDA - tactical dreadnought armour, commonly referred to as "terminator" armour

termy or termies - (Chaos) Space Marines wearing tactical dreadnought armour

TfC - thunderfire cannon

TH - 1. terminator honours 2. thunder hammer 3. thunderhawk

T'Hawk - thunderhawk

TL - twin-linked

tl;dr - too long, didn't read; shorthand notation indicating that a member didn't read a wall of text post by another member

TS - 1. Thousand Sons, the 15th Legion of the Adeptus Astartes created in the First Founding, led by the primarch Magnus the Red. Turned traitor during the Horus Heresy and fled into the Eye of Terror after Horus was killed. 2. true-scale(ing), modelling method used to make (Chaos) Space Marine models larger in order to match descriptions of them in the game lore (when compared to other models in the game).

TWCav - thunderwolf cavalry

Typo(s) - inside joke whose use originated in the Liber Astartes forum, referring to typographical errors; often anthropomorphized into a "typo daemon"
 

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gallery_26_6416_8381.pngphold the honour of the Emperor.

UBM -Ultramar Battle Muster (B&C painting event)

UM -Ultramarines, the 13th Legion of the Adeptus Astartes created in the First Founding, led by the primarch Roboute Guilliman. Also the Chapter of the same name created in the Second Founding when the remaining legions were reorganized (commonly referred to as one of the "First Founding Chapters").

Unforgiven -the Chapters descended from the Dark Angels Legion; known Unforgiven Chapters include: Angels of Absolution, Angels of Redemption, Angels of Vengeance, the Consecrators, Dark Angels, Disciples of Caliban, and Guardians of the Covenant. All of the Chapters named as Unforgiven are involved in the secret hunt for the Fallen, the members of the Dark Angels Legion that sided with Luther. The Unforgiven Chapters appear to be secretly organized into a shadow legion under the overall leadership of the Dark Angels Chapter, and all appear to be organized under similar lines that are close to the organization dictated by the Codex Astartes, but with some significant differences in the Inner Circle, Deathwing, and Ravenwing. At least two other Chapters may be descended from the Dark Angels Legion, including the Fire Claws/Relictors (rumored combination of Dark Angels and Ultramarines gene-seed as part of the Cursed Founding) and Angels of Vigilance (created around the time of the Second Founding and taking control of a world conquered by the Dark Angels during the Scouring), but these Chapters have never been officially referred to as members of the Unforgiven and don't appear to hunt the Fallen.
 
USR -universal special rule

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gallery_26_6416_3830.pngictory needs no explanation, defeat allows none.

vanilla - a standard army from Codex: Space Marines (i.e., with no special rules, Chapter Tactics, etc.)

ven dread - venerable dreadnought

vindi - vindicator
 

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Posted Imagehat is a lifetime of servitude next to an eternity of damnation?

WAAC - win at all costs, literally meaning someone willing to do anything to win, but often erroneously used to (negatively) describe those that play competitively

WB - Word Bearers, the 17th Legion of the Adeptus Astartes created in the First Founding, led by the primarch Lorgar. Turned traitor during the Horus Heresy and fled into the Eye of Terror after Horus was killed.

WD - White Dwarf, Games Workshop's monthly hobby magazine

WE - World Eaters, the 12th Legion of the Adeptus Astartes created in the First Founding, led by the primarch Angron. Originally known as the War Hounds (prior to being reunited with Angron). Turned traitor during the Horus Heresy and fled into the Eye of Terror after Horus was killed.

WG - wolf guard, the hand-picked Space Wolves that fight alongside the wolf lords of each great company. Equivalent to the veterans of other Chapters.

WGBL - wolf guard battle leader, an experienced wolf guard entrusted with command of a Space Wolves strike force.

WL - wolf lord, a leader of one of the great companies of the Space Wolves Chapter. Equivalent to the captains of other Chapters.

WP - wolf priest, leaders of the Space Wolves Chapter warrior cult and trained in medicine and chirurgy. Combines the roles of the apothecaries and chaplains of other Chapters.

WS - 1. Nemesis warding staff, 2. White Scars, the 5th Legion of the Adeptus Astartes created in the First Founding, led by the primarch Jaghatai Khan. Also the Chapter of the same name created in the Second Founding when the remaining loyalist legions were reorganized (commonly referred to as one of the "First Founding Chapters").

WTN - wolf tooth necklace, a piece of wargear available to Space Wolves

WW - whirlwind

WYSIWYG - what you see is what you get, meaning that a model accurately represents the model type, weapons, and wargear it has been assigned.

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Xeno(s) - an alien (race) in the Warhammer 40,000 game universe such as the Eldar, Tau, Hrud, etc. We generally don't discuss xenos here at the B&C except in the context of how to exterminate them.
 

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