Tyranids Terms and Abbreviations
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Chapter Master Seth
Biomorphs and Bioweapons
AM - Acid Maw
AG - Adrenal Glands in general
+I - Adrenal Glands +Initiative
+WS - Adrenal Glands +Weapon Skill
BP - Bio-Plasma
BS - Barbed Strangler, or Ballistic Skill
BE - Bonded Exoskeleton
ES - Enhanced Senses
EC - Extended Carapace
FT - Feeder Tendrils
FH - Flesh Hooks
IA - Implant Attack
RC - Reinforced Chitin
SB - Spine Banks
SC - Spore Cysts
TM - Toxis Miasma
TS - Toxin Sacs
+S - Toxin Sacs
Devs - Devourers
ST - Scything Talons
CC - Crushing Claws, or Close Combat
VC - Venom Cannon
RC - Rending Claws
LW - Lash Whip
Flyrant - Hive Tyrant with the Winged biomorph.
HT - Hive Tyrant
Devil-*blank* - Armed exclusively with Devourers. Used for Devilgaunts, Devil Tyrants/Flyrants, or Devilfex, etc.
Supergaunt - Gaunt with many biomorphs such as Toxin Sacs, Adrenal Glands, and Extended Carapace.
Spinegaunt - Very cheap Gaunt armed with Spinefists.
Termagant - Gaunt armed with Fleshborer. Note 'Termagant' - Not spelled as 'Termagaunt'.
Devilgaunt - As above, a Gaunt armed with a Devourer.
Hormies - Hormogaunts
Termies - Termagants
Zoaies - Zoanthropes
'Stealers - Genestealers
'Fex - Carnifex
Devilfex - Carnifex armed with two twin-linked Devourers
Sniperfex - Carnifex most commonly armed with a Venom Cannon and Barbed Strangler
Godfex - Expensive, yet fearsome, Carnifex with alot Biomorphs
Screamer Killer - Inexpensive Elites choice Carnifex armed with 2 pairs of Scything Talons
General Important Terms
'Nids - Tyranids
FW - Forge World, or Tau Fire Warriors
IA4 - Imperial Armour 4, produced by Forge World. Contains rules for many Forge World Tyranids as the Trygon and Harridan.
MC - Monstrous Creature
IC - Independent Character
DS - Deep Strike
GEQ - Guardsman EQuivalent. A model with mostly 3s in it's statline and a mediocre save.
MEQ - Marine EQuivalent. A model with mostly 4s in it's statline and usually a 3+ save.
TEQ - Terminator EQuivalent. A model with mostly 4s in it's statline and a 2+ save.
RAW - Rules as Written.
TL - Twin-Linked
If any of you have any more slang, just drop me a reply or a PM and I'll edit it in.