Wargame Glossary - Useful for newbies!

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Re: Wargame Glossary - Useful for newbies!

Postby Lorik Eolmin » Fri 19 Jul 2013 22:33

I agree. It doesn't make them more Wargame specific but they deserve being explained somewhere. I like the category they're in, now.



KittyKitsune wrote:ATGM and AGM aren't wargame specific, but i see people ask what they mean in the lobby chat all the time

Added new useful words:

Lane

Meta

Push

Randomer/Pubber

And a few general military terms.

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Postby HaryPL » Sat 20 Jul 2013 10:18

N00by question / request:

"OP" - in meaning not overpowered but sometimes used in plain forum discussion; reference to post above or sth like that? O.o

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Postby Lorik Eolmin » Sat 20 Jul 2013 10:21

It means Original Poster. But sometimes the original poster thinks he was buffed, indeed.

HaryPL wrote:N00by question / request:

"OP" - in meaning not overpowered but sometimes used in plain forum discussion; reference to post above or sth like that? O.o

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Postby HaryPL » Sat 20 Jul 2013 10:28

Thanks, could be added to list as well after all :D

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Postby triumph » Sat 20 Jul 2013 11:16

b for back or backaway.
Care (Be careful) for use caution or back out of a situation.
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Postby KittyKitsune » Sat 20 Jul 2013 11:40

HaryPL wrote:Thanks, could be added to list as well after all :D


yeah why not
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Re: Wargame Glossary - Useful for newbies!

Postby v-snejok » Sun 21 Jul 2013 16:01

What is ERA mean?

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Postby HaryPL » Sun 21 Jul 2013 16:13

ERA

1) Explosive Reactive Armor - type of add-on armor that increases protection against HEAT-type munitions

2) Period of time ( deck category) ; in W:ALB we have 3 Era's: from year ~1970 to 1975 ( category C ); from ~1970 to 1980 ( category B ); and from ~1970 to 1980+ ( category A; thought it isn't marked anywhere).
Availability of units depends on selection of given era.

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Postby Kraxis » Sun 21 Jul 2013 17:51

In case HaryPL's answer didn't explain enough.
v-snejok wrote:What is ERA mean?

ERA is essentially appliqué explosive boxes added on the outside of a vehicle. They are intended to deflect, disrupt or downright break up the penetrating jet projected by enemy HEAT warheads.
They range in sizes from small cigarboxes to small suitcases, and are generally quite visible as blocks on the outside of a vehicle.
It is a particularly popular solution in Soviet and Russian inventory, but it is also frequently seen in other places, though generally used to boost up armour that is currently lacking (often applied to outdated vehicles that have been through an upgrade program).

Generally quite effective against HEAT, though both sides of the matter get upgrades to work against the newest solution to either stop or penetrate.
One major problem with ERA is that it is used up once hit, and HMGs and autocannons can strip the boxes. This is generally not considered a major problem as chances are relatively small to get hit twice in the exact same place, and if autocannons are close enough to sweep the vehicle, there are like other more serious problems (besides the fact that autocannons can shred other vital equipment in the process).
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Re: Wargame Glossary - Useful for newbies!

Postby DoktorvonWer » Mon 22 Jul 2013 07:00

What, no definitions for FUBAR, SNAFU and BOHICA? :lol:
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