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A

B

  • Black Tiles - 0 Movement Power Tiles or Teleport Tiles because they provide free movement.
  • Blandie - COs with no Day-To-Day ability. Ex. Andy
  • Blocking - restricting your opponent's options by using your own unit as an obstruction. Ex. Blocking a base to prevent production
  • Broken - Too strong for standard play between two or more similar skill players
  • Broken 5 - Kanbei, Sensei, Grit, Colin, and Hachi
  • BM - Blue Moon

C

  • CO - Commanding Officer
  • COP - Commanding Officer Power

D

  • Day-to-Day - The abilities of a CO when not under the effect of CO Powers
  • D2D - See Day-to-Day

E

F

  • FoW - Fog of War
  • Flood - producing nothing but one type of unit
  • FTA - First Turn Advantage, the advantage given to player 1 by being first to play. Ex. Being able to produce the first tank or reaching a certain amount of income first.
  • FTA Counter - The advantage given to player 2 to balance out FTA, typically an extra pre-owned city or infantry

G

  • Ghost Unit - unit from a non-participating country that disappears upon the start of a game. Typically used to stop production from a given facility.

H

I

  • Inf - Infantry
  • Infantry Hop - the use of infantry and sometimes APC/T-copter increase your capture phase efficiency Ex. moving infantry #1 that has already captured last turn to a further neutral city and having infantry #2 who is next in line capture the city infantry #1 was on.

J

  • Joke Map - map designed for non-competitive reasons

K

L

  • Leapfrogging - using an APC or Transport Helicopter to effectively transport 2 infantry at the same time.

M

  • Meatshield - A unit placed at a particular position to protect your more important units Ex. Infantry protecting Artillery
  • Mech Flood - When a player produces a disproportionate amount of mechs turn after turn

N

  • Neo - Neotank

O

  • OHKO - One-Hit KO, killing a unit in one hit
  • OS - Orange Star

P

  • Playtest - Playing a game on a map to check for balance

Q

R

S

  • STA - Second Turn Advantage, advantage for moving second on a map
  • Self-Voter - map maker votes on their own maps
  • SCOP - Super CO Power

T

  • Terrain Variety - enough terrain to provide interesting matches.

U

V

W

X

Y

Z