I've complained a lot that there's no 40K FAQ- that I need a 40K for Idiot's Guide, and that there are too many terms and numbers to understand as a beginning player.
I realized that there isn't an FAQ or Idiot's Guide- but there should be. I can't possibly be the only person that looks at 40K and sees it as a massive jumble of stuff to learn and feels overwhelmed and a little discouraged.
So I'm really putting some thought into making a page or resources, tips, terms, links etc that's aimed at a beginning player. I think I'll probably start with terms, as they are some of the easiest to get feedback for; and then move through subjects as I go through the rulebook. But don't hold me to that as I tend to jump around.
I plan to compile it all together and post it here on a separate page, and probably pass it on to the HOP and FTW networks once it's more than just an idea.
You can help! You can answer questions or post terms, links, tutorials, resources etc that you think a new player should know or check out.
I'll get started-
BA= Blood Angels
DE= Dark Eldar
IG= Imperial Guard
SW= Space Wolves
CSM= Chaos Space Marines
BT= Black templar
What other common abbreviations for forces should I know?
What other abbreviations should I know?
what on earth does "leafblower" mean- and WHY?
What is the ++ all about?
Please explain in simple terms the "Dar" and "Wing" suffixes.
When a figure has a parenthetical stat such as 4(5) as a stat, what's the (5) mean and when does it apply?
There's more to come- I think this will be an ongoing thing.