Glossary

As with many hobbies and fandoms, there is unique jargon to the Warhammer 40k. Here is my growing list of terms and acronyms that I’ve discovered on various forums and blogs:

  • AM – Astra Militarum (formerly known as Imperial Guard)
  • AP – Armour Penetration, a weapon stat
  • AV – Armour Value for vehicles
  • BRB – Base Rule Book
  • BS – Balistic Skill, used for rolling to hit with ranged weapons
  • CAD – Combined Arms Detatchment
  • CC – Close Combat
  • CCS – Company Command Squad
  • CSM – Chaos Space Marines
  • Fluff – Name for the lore, fiction, and background of the 40k universe
  • FOC – Force Organization Chart
  • IG – Imperial Guard (now formally known as Astra Militarum)
  • MoO – Master of Ordinance
  • OoF – Officer of the Fleet
  • TS – Tempestus Scions
  • S – Strength of a weapon or character
  • W – Wounds
  • WAAC – Win At All Costs; where player fields an army to win, even if the army is cheesy, unfair, or borderline cheating
  • WC – Warp Charge, used for Psychic Phase

 

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