Abbreviations

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Index[edit]

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


The following game-specific abbreviations are commonly found in the game and on the official forums. This list isn't intended to be a catch-all for every imaginable abbreviation, only those that are important and used relatively frequently.

A[edit]

  • AA - Anti-Air.
  • AAR - After Action Report.
  • AC - Armoured Car brigade.
  • ARM - Armoured brigade. Medium tanks.
  • ARMA - The HoI2 expansion pack: Armageddon.
  • Art or Arty - Artillery brigade.
  • ASW - Anti-Submarine Warfare.
  • AT - Anti-Tank.

B[edit]

  • BB - Battleship
  • BC - Battlecruiser
  • BP - Bitter Peace (the event when Germany controls certain Russian cities)
  • Bgd or bde—Brigade

C[edit]

  • CA - Heavy Cruiser
  • CAG - Carrier Air Group
  • CAS - Close Air Support
  • CAV - Cavalry or Semi-Motorized Cavalry
  • CG - Consumer goods
  • CGM - Custom Game Mode
  • CL - Light Cruiser
  • CTD - Crash to desktop (usually because of a bug)
  • CV - Carrier
  • CVL - Light Carrier
  • CVN - Nuclear-Powered Carrier
  • CTF - Carrier Task Force

D[edit]

  • DD - Destroyer or the HoI2 Expansion pack: Doomsday
  • DoW - Declaration of War
  • Div - Division

E[edit]

  • EF - Expeditionary Force
  • Eng - Engineer Brigade
  • ESE - Effective Supply Efficiency (HoI 2 only)
  • EscF - Escort Fighter (not in HoI3 vanilla)
  • ETA - Estimated Time of Arrival
  • Exp or XP - Experience

F[edit]

  • FM - Field Marshal
  • Ftr - Fighter

G[edit]

  • Gar - Garrison
  • GC - Grand Campaign (1936 Scenario)
  • GDE - Ground Defence Efficiency
  • Gen. - General, a leader rank
  • GIE - Government in Exile
  • GoI - Guarantee of Independence

H[edit]

  • H Arm - Heavy Armour
  • HA - Hard Attack value
  • HoI - Hearts of Iron, version 1
  • HoI2 - Hearts of Iron, version 2
  • HoI2DD - Hearts of Iron, version 2 with Doomsday expansion
  • HoI2DD ARMA - Hearts of Iron, version 2 with Armageddon expansion. Also known as just ARMA.
  • HoI3—Hearts of Iron 3
  • HQ - Headquarters

I[edit]

  • IC - Industrial Capacity
  • Inf - Infantry brigade
  • INT - Interceptor

L[edit]

  • L Arm - Light Armoured brigade
  • Lt.G. / Lt.Gen. - Lieutenant General, a leader rank

M[edit]

  • MAR - Marines
  • MBT - Main Battle Tank
  • Major - Usually major Power, Germany, UK, USSR, US, Japan
  • MEC - Mechanized Infantry
  • MIL - Militia
  • Minor - minor Power, any nation that is not a major or regional Power
  • Mj.G. / Mj.Gen. - Major General, a leader rank
  • MOT - Motorized Infantry
  • MP - Multiplayer or Manpower or Police brigade
  • MRP / M-R-P - Molotov-Ribbentrop-Pact, also known as Hitler-Stalin-Pact
  • MTN - Mountain Infantry

N[edit]

  • NAV - Naval Bomber
  • NU - National Unity

O[edit]

  • OOB - Order of battle. The inventory of units that a nation has.
  • OOS - Out of supply.
  • Org - Organisation level of division

P[edit]

  • PAR or Para - Airborne Infantry (Paratroopers)

R[edit]

  • R Art - Rocket artillery brigade

S[edit]

  • SA - Soft Attack value
  • SAG - Surface Action Group (a fleet that doesn't include carriers)
  • SCW - Spanish Civil War
  • SH Arm - Super Heavy Tank brigade
  • SP - Single Player or Self-Propelled, usually as a prefix to another abbreviation, such as SP-A (Self-Propelled Artillery)
  • SS - Submarine
  • Str - Strength of a unit.
  • STR - Strategic Bomber

T[edit]

  • TAC - Tactical Bomber
  • TC - Transport Capacity (HoI 2 only)
  • TD - Tank Destroyer brigade
  • TP - Transport Ship
  • TRA - Transport Plane

V[edit]

  • VP - Victory Point

W[edit]

  • WAD - Working as Designed
  • WC - World Conquest