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« on: 28 June 2012, 09:39:53 AM »

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It has been suggested that we keep a list of common acronyms and abbreviations for people to refer to.  Maybe this should end up as a sticky?  Here's a start.

AA - Anti-aircraft
AAA = Anti-Aircraft Artillery
ACW - American Civil War 1861-1865
AP - Anti Personnel
APC - Armoured Personnel Carrier
AT - Antitank
ATGW - Anti-Tank Guided Weapon (usually, but not always, wire-guided)
AVBCV - A Very British Civil War
AWI - American War of Independence (also known as the Revolutionary War)
BF WW2 - Battlefront World War 2 - a set of rules by the makers of Fire and Fury
BKC - Blitzkrieg Commander - a WW2 set of rules by Pete Jones based on Warmaster principles
BL - Breech Loader
BP - Black Powder - rules for Horse and Musket era 1700-1900
BG - Brtish Grenadier - a set of rules for the AWI based on General de Brigade
CWC - Cold War Commander - a Cold War/modern set of rules by Pete Jones based on Warmaster principles
DBA - De Bellis Antiquitatis (Ancient and Medieval rules)
DBR - De Bellis Renationis (Renaissance rules)
DBMM - De Bellis Magistrorum Militum (updated DBM ancient and medieval rules)
DBM - De Bellis Militarii - a set of Ancients rules
DBx - anything sharing the DBA/DBM mechanisms (see above)
ECW - English Civil War or Wars - the First being 1642-1646 and the last in 1651
EW - Early War (usually used for WW2 1939-42)
EYW - Eighty Years' War
FIW - French and Indian War - an offshoot of the Seven Years War in America 1754-1760
FoF - Force on Force, a set of modern era rules by Ambush Alley Games published by Osprey
FoG - Field of Glory - a series of rules by Osprey - currently Ancient, Renaissance and Napoleonic
FoGR - Field of Glory Renaissance
FoW - Flames of War - a set of company level rules for WW2 published by Battlefront.
FPW - Franco Prussian War 1870-1871
FROG - Free-flight Rocket Over Ground (i.e. a ground to ground missile)
FUBAR - F***ed Up Beyond All Recognition
FWC - Future War Commander - a science fiction set of rules by Pete Jones based on Warmaster principles
GNW - Great Northern War 1700-1721
HC - Hail Caesar - a set of Ancient rules based on Black Powder
HE - High explosive
HOTT - Hordes of the things (fantasy and sci-fi rules) using DBA mechanisms
HYW - Hundred Years War mainly between England and France, roughly 1337-1453
IABSM - I Ain't Been Shot Mum - a set of WW2 company level rules using cards
IFV - Infantry Fighting Vehicle
LOA - War of the League of Augsburg 1688-1697 (see NYW)
LFS - Le Feu Sacre - a set of Napoleonic rules published by Too Fat Lardies
LW - Late War (usually used for WW2 for 1943-45)
MBT - main battle tank
MRL - Multiple Rocket Launcher
NWF - North West Frontier (of India)
NYW - Nine Years War, also known as War of the League of Augsburg, 1688-1697
OoB - Order(s) of Battle
POW - either prisoner of war or the rules set Principles Of War
Pip - A command pip - used in games where a number of pips on a dice indicate how many commands can be given
RCW - Russian Civil War 1918-1921
RML - Rifled Muzzle Loader
RPG - Rocket Propelled Grenade
SAM - Surface-to-Air Missile
SB - Smooth Bore (of a gun)
SCW - Spanish Civil War 1936-1939
SNAFU - Situation Normal All F***ed Up
SYW - Seven Years War 1756-1763
SWMBO - She Who Must Be Obeyed!
TFL - Too Fat Lardies - the company producing IABSM and other card based wargame rules
TLAF - Trapped like a Fox, Rules for the Austro-Prussian War by Real Time Wargames, available from Realistic Modelling Services
TO&E - Tables or Organisation and Equipment
TTLGB - To the Last Gaiter Button,    Rules for the Franco-Prussian War by Real Time Wargames, available from Realistic Modelling Services
TW - Tomorrow's War, a set of SF ground combat rules by Ambush Alley Games using Force on Force mechanisms
TYW - Thirty Years War 1618-1648
V&B - Volley and Bayonet rules.
VBCW - A Very British Civil War - alternate history for a civil war in the UK in 1938
WAB - Warhammer Ancient Battles
WAS - War of Austrian Succession 1740-1746
WFB - Warhammer Fantasy Battle
WM - Warmaster
WMA - Warmaster Ancients
WMM - Warmaster Medievals
WoTR - War of the Roses 1455-1485
WRG - Wargames Research Group
WSS - War of the Spanish Succession 1701-1715


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« Reply #1 on: 28 June 2012, 09:49:05 AM »

Exactly the sort of thing I meant ! Thumbs up
Thanks K....Any more for any more ?
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« Reply #2 on: 28 June 2012, 10:02:44 AM »

WSS - War of the Spanish Succession (no dates, argue that amongst yourselves)
DBA - De Bellis Antiquitatis (Ancient and Medieval rules)
DBR - De Bellis Renationis (Renaissance rules)
DBMM - De Bellis Magistrorum Militum (updated DBM ancient and medieval rules)
HOTT - Hordes of the things (fantasy and sci-fi rules)
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« Reply #3 on: 28 June 2012, 10:07:57 AM »

Dbx - anything sharing the DBA/DBM mechanisms (see above)
WOTR - Wars of the Roses or War of the Ring (depending on your preference)
LOA - War of the League of Augsburg (see Nine Years War above)
BP - Black Powder
BG - British Grenadier (the best AWI rules...)
PIP - Player Initiative Point. I think this originated in DBM but is used in lots of rules where a dice is rolled which give players a number of command actions


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« Reply #4 on: 28 June 2012, 03:32:14 PM »



AP - anti personnel
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« Reply #5 on: 28 June 2012, 03:33:28 PM »



WRG

Wargames Research Group
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« Reply #6 on: 28 June 2012, 05:05:54 PM »

POW - either prisoner of war or the rules set Principles Of War
V&B - volley and bayonet rules.
FOW- flames of was rules
FOG - field of glory rules
SWMBO - she who must be obeyed.
G&T - Gin and tonic he you're buying...
A & E - where you end up he you are caught reading the Totty threads!
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« Reply #7 on: 28 June 2012, 05:56:25 PM »

AP = armour piercing, anti-personnel is A-P or A/P or written in full
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« Reply #8 on: 28 June 2012, 07:10:01 PM »

Yes..............Sultanbev

BUT

in BKC

AT = Anti Tank and AP = Anti Personnel

guess that was where I was picking it up from but if BKC is not quite correct then the original list with AT in it should read A/T?
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« Reply #9 on: 28 June 2012, 07:35:35 PM »

anti-tank is normally written A/T or possibly A-T, otherwise it could be mistaken for the word 'at' in capitals. In my book anyway  Cool
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« Reply #10 on: 28 June 2012, 07:46:15 PM »

TTLGB    To the Last Gaiter Button,    Rules for the Franco-Prussian War by Real Time Wargames, available from Realistic Modelling Services.

TLAF. Trapped like a Fox, Rules for the Austro-Prussian War by RTW (Real Time Wargames), available from RMS (Realistic Modelling Services)

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« Reply #11 on: 28 June 2012, 08:54:29 PM »

AVBCV = A Very British Civil War
EYW = Eighty Years' War
TO&E = Tables or Organisation and Equipment
OoB = Order(s) of Battle
FOGR = Field of Glory Renaissance

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« Reply #12 on: 28 June 2012, 09:57:54 PM »

At least I know what 'Two Young Women' stands for now...
Obvious when you know the answer.. Grin
Cheers - Phil
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« Reply #13 on: 28 June 2012, 11:01:36 PM »

It think it would nice to add "Tomorrow's War" to the description.

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TW - A set of SF ground combat rules by Ambush Alley Games using Force on Force mechanisms

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« Reply #14 on: 29 June 2012, 09:58:34 AM »

Some rather more general ones:

SAM = Surface-to-Air Missile
FROG = Free-flight Rocket Over Ground (i.e. a ground to ground missile)
SB = Smooth Bore (of a gun)
ATGW = Anti-Tank Guided Weapon (usually, but not always, wire-guided)
RML = Rifled Muzzle Loader
BL = Breech Loader.
AAA = Anti-Aircraft Artillery
MRL = Multiple Rocket Launcher.
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