• Hello everyone!

    I have been playing only a few games with friends, but reading the forums I have come across many terms that I did not understand. Some of them I did (reading history books). Is there a glossary for these things that I did not find? If not, maybe we could make a sticky thread… Anyhow, things I have come across that I do not understand, or others may find useful:

    A&A- Axis and Allies
    A+3.9- Axis and Allies Global 40 with the latest Larry Harris update
    AAA- Axis and Allies
    AAE- Axis and Allies Europe (the old one released 1999)
    AAE40- Axis and Allies Europe '40
    AAP- Axis and Allies Pacific (the old one released 2001)
    AAP40- Axis and Allies Pacific '40
    AAR- Axis and Allies Revised
    AA Gun- Anti Aircraft Gun
    AARHE- Axis and Allies Revised Historic Edition
    G40- Axis and Allies Global
    BotB- Axis and Allies Battle of the Bulge

    IPC is Industrial Production Certificate. That’s the monopoly money in the set you use to purchase units. Units are built in territories with an
    IC Industrial Complex

    INF– Infantry
    ART or RTL– Artillery
    ARM– Tanks or Armor (as called in classic)
    SS or SUB– Submarines
    TRN–Transport
    FIG or FTR –Fighter
    DD or DES – Destroyer
    BB – Battleship
    BOM or BMR- Bomber
    AA – Anti-Aircraft
    CA- Cruiser
    CP- Central Powers
    CT- Contested Territory
    CV- Aircraft Carrier

    DEI- Dutch East Indies
    DOW- Declaration of War

    ECan- Eastern Canada
    EE- Eastern Europe
    EUS- Eastern United States

    FEA- French Equatorial Africa
    FIC- French IndoChina
    FMG- Field Marshal Games
    FWA- French West Africa

    HB- Heavy Bomber Tech
    HBG- Historical Board Gaming

    JP- Jet Power Tech
    JTDTM- Japan Tank Dash To Moscow

    KAF- Kill America First
    KBF- Kill Britain First
    KIF- Kill Italy First
    KISS- Keep It Simply Stupid
    KGF- Kill Germany First
    KJF- Kill Japan First
    KRF- Kill Russia First

    LHTR- Larry Harris Tournament Rules
    LRA- Long Range Aircraft Tech

    NA- National Advantage
    NO- National Objective

    SBR- Strategic Bombing Run
    SE- Southern Europe
    SJF- Slow Japan First (then kill germany)
    SS- Submarine
    SSX- Super Submarines Tech
    SZ- Sea Zone normally followed by a number. The number tells you which Sea Zone.

    TUV- Total Unit Value
    TT- Transport
    tt- territory (I know tt is used across the boards in both ways)

    UK- United Kingdom
    US- United States
    USSR- Russia

    WCan- Western Canada
    WE- Western Europe
    WOTC- Wizards of the Coast
    WRS- West Russia Stack
    WRU- West Russia
    WUS- Western United States

    R1, UK2, J4, etc. Letter is nation, number is game turn. So… R1: Russia Turn 1 (begining of the game) R4: Russia Turn 4
    T1, T5, etc. Generic turn designation, not nation specific unless context makes it nation specific.

    Sealion: operation where Germany invades the UK.
    Barbarossa= operation where Germany invades Russia.
    Taranto raid=UK attacking SZ 97 with most, if not all, of their forces that are in range round 1

    Strafe=Attack and then retreat
    Fodder=Canon fodder

    OOB=Original Out of Box or something to that effect. Means the original/non modded game. Vanilla can also refer to it.
    OOL=Order of Loss. What order you want to take casualties.
    PBF=Play by Forum
    SBR=Strategic Bombing Raid

    Thanks!

    Edit: added more terms and definitions.

  • '22 '21 '20 '19 '18

    @Wizard

    Hi Wizard. Welcome to the site.
    KFG=?
    KGF=Kill Germany First
    Taranto raid=UK attacking SZ 97 with most, if not all, of their forces that are in range round 1

    I don’t think there’s a glossary, although I’ve seen a few posts over the years that address abbreviations. You might try a search. A lot of people will use the Naval abbreviations, CV=Carrier, CA=Cruiser…etc. Transport is one that seems to have more than one that is used. I just go with trprt or tranny.

    DOW=Declaration of War
    Strafe=Attack and then retreat
    Fodder=Canon fodder
    OOB=Original Out of Box or something to that effect. Means the original/non modded game. Vanilla can also refer to it.
    OOL=Order of Loss. What order you want to take casualties in play by forum battles.
    PBF=Play by Forum
    SBR=Strategic Bombing Raid

    Idk, you probably know most of those : ) Just follow your intuition and ask if you’re not sure 🙂

    I’m sure others will clue you in better than I can. 🙂


  • @barnee Thanks! I knew some, but not others. Maybe it was KJF? Which I would guess is kill Japan first…

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