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Old 02 Feb 2007, 00:31   #1 (permalink)
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i havent been around this board long enough and dont spend too much time in stores so some of the lingo confuses me from time to time. what does SIGAHFG (or how ever it gets spelled) mean?? I can only assume it has something to do with loads and loads of cheap squads in some kind of vanilla guard army. please forgive my ignorance. maybe a little side forum with a list full of all the other shorthand guard terms would help some of us understand things better. JO, SO, and HSO took me a moment to figure out when I first started on this site, but those are the no-brainers... what other slang and jargon do I need to know in order to translate some of these posts?
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Old 02 Feb 2007, 00:35   #2 (permalink)
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????

I have no idea, shame on me i guess.
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Old 02 Feb 2007, 00:36   #3 (permalink)
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Heh, I had to ask that one too. Shooty Imperial Guard Army From Hell is what it is. There are multiple variants, but that one's my favorite. Just basically as many bodies with guns as you can pack in the list.
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Old 02 Feb 2007, 00:39   #4 (permalink)
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Heh, I had to ask that one too. Shooty Imperial Guard Army From Hell is what it is. There are multiple variants, but that one's my favorite. Just basically as many bodies with guns as you can pack in the list.
You suggest there is another way to field a sucessfull guards army? :-*
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Old 02 Feb 2007, 00:44   #5 (permalink)
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Mechanized, Drop Troop, and my favorite; call in the Space Marines.
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Old 02 Feb 2007, 12:22   #6 (permalink)
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[[[ Real men don't call for the Marines! Make as many troops as possible, get the best or most useful to your concept for shooting as possible in support and as heavy weapons for the sqaudies, maybe spice in tanks and artillery, and there you have it, all that shooty death! up against Hordes? Heavy Bolters + Auto-cannons + Multi-lasers + Mortars + plus Basilisks and Hellhounds can handle the bulk of them! anamy using tanks? Missile Launchers and Lascannons have stroopers or Hardened Vets with max Meltas and watch that tank commander rip his hair out! Facing Marines or their equivalents? Plenty of plasma and Las-cannons and missile Launchers firing Krak.

Get the idea now? excellent! Now get out there and kill some stuff!
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Old 02 Feb 2007, 14:22   #7 (permalink)
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SIGAFH, like others said, stands for Shooty Imperial Guard Army From Hell.

You take a lot of heavy weapons, you rarely move your models, and you roll a lot of dice.

A lot of the abbreviations are pretty straightforward.

PW:Power Weapon
LR: Leman Russ, or Land Raider
HB:Heavy Bolter
AC: Autocannon, or a shortened version of my name.
ML: Missile Launcher
BP: Bolt Pistol
GEQ; Guard Equivalent- Used to recognize armies that have similar statline and armour save to the IG.
MEQ: Marine Equivalent- Same as above, but with Space Marines.
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Old 02 Feb 2007, 16:43   #8 (permalink)
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SIGAFH, like others said, stands for Shooty Imperial Guard Army From Hell.
I don't get it...you acknowledge someone else has already said it, but you go ahead and say it anyway. Is there a competition going on that I don't know about?

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Old 02 Feb 2007, 17:44   #9 (permalink)
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SIGAFH, like others said, stands for Shooty Imperial Guard Army From Hell.
I don't get it...you acknowledge someone else has already said it, but you go ahead and say it anyway. Is there a competition going on that I don't know about?

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I hate abbreviations. I don't know whether it stems from my old job (where abbreviations were everywhere) or whether I just see them as another form of laziness, further desecrating the English language (I'm talking mobile phone texting here).
It's just a moderators duty to repeat everyone. :P

Abbreviations are now just unavoidable.
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Old 03 Feb 2007, 00:55   #10 (permalink)
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Quick question are combat IG armies useful? Shooty Guard armies are useful, some what flexible, and deadly. I was just wondering if their opposites where any good.
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