• The 9th Age: Fantasy Battles

    is a community-made miniatures wargame in which two armies clash in an epic battle.

    The 9th Age: Fantasy Battles
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The 9th Age

Fantasy Battles: The 9th Age

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During this time, the forum will be unavailable and downloading the rules will not be possible.
Though we will proceed as fast as possible, we are not sure yet how long the forum will remain out of reach. We might push info on Twitter if it takes more time than expected.

Fantasy Battles: The 9th Age is an independent table top miniature wargame set in a fantasy world, in which players take control of armies and set them upon one another in conflicts ranging from minor skirmishes to mighty battles with hundreds of models.

The game and all of its rules are completely free to download and use, and consist of a main rulebook and over fifteen army documents, ranging from stoic men and noble elves to the feral orcs and dread worshipers of the dark gods. You can easily assemble your own army using appropriate 28mm miniatures from any manufacturer.

Fantasy Battles: The 9th Age has been created by a group of experienced wargamers, a large supportive staff and continuous input from the wargaming community. We aim to provide a competitive, balanced and fun game, with updates and new rules to be released regularly.

We’ve created 16 unique armies from the Dread Elves in the west to the Ogre Khans in the east. Each army has different units and playstyles and can be represented by models from any 28mm model company. People said it was impossible, but we have created a game that is both balanced and fun. Don’t believe us? Try it for yourselves.

Happy wargaming.
T9A

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    JimMorr

    Or warmachine as he tends to like tanks and machines. Might be really a better choice.

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    Blonde Beer

    since we are already talking about hobbying with the kids....https://www.the-ninth-age.com/index.php?thread/37901-building-pirate-terain-with-my-7-year-old-son/

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    Blonde Beer

    Building Pirate Terain with my 7 year old son!

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    JimMorr

    Following!

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    Blonde Beer

    Thanks! To be honest this is the most fun I had with the hobby in years.

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    Tyranno

    Arrrrr you sure? ;)

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    Blonde Beer

    Yup ;). Especially since he is now raiding his old toys for stuff to use with it :)

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    Ghiznuk

    all that reminds me of The Lego Movie –– have you watched it ?? the ending is so cute, i found it very inspiring for “people like us” :D

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    JimMorr

    Please someone add 9th Scroll 9th issue to downloads

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    tiny

    Admin team is currently busy with other stuff

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    Ghostalker

    Anyone else having an issue with battle scribe data? Getting an error when I'm updating.

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    Happy Aspid

    For me - mobile version of scribe for some reason thinks that i have invested more point in every group that i have actually are. Like 1800 DH of characters are treated as their collective cost is 2600

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    Arturius

    recent Battlescribe software update messes a lot in our armyfiles, more details in dedicated thread here: Battlescribe files for T9A 2.0

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    Pellegrim

    The Barbarians Warband, via @Kickstarter kickstarter.com/projects/776147335/the-barbarians-warband

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    Altao

    Is there any ​Playstyle-Army Graph/Matrix (according to ASAW)?

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    Eru

    thanks for the kickstarter link, threw some euros in ;)

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    Pellegrim

    Haha ace

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    Kathal

    You should maybe put a notice up, that there was an update, otherwise people will miss it ;)

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    Archeron

    There was an small Update :)

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    JimMorr

    And what I will do with my life in the Weekend now... Maybe I'll paint something eventually ;) Good Luck with server upgrade.

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Recent Activities

  • SmithF -

    Liked Karak Norn Clansman’s post in the thread Elven Views of Marshlands.

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    Humans, being a sickly lot with much more to gain from living in cleared-out plains near rivers and coasts, are not great fans of wetlands. Apart from some sacrifices, particularly in Celtic cultures, marshlands are generally an unproductive wasteland…
  • Fontetas -

    Liked Dragus’s post in the thread V2.0: qué se sabe? Que os gustaría que cambiase?.

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    Mira, yo siempre había pensado eso mismo, pero últimamente estoy abriendo mi mente a la idea y... creo que puede ser MUY interesante el nuevo libro de demonios. Toda la información oficial apunta a que va a haber 4 básicas sin marcar, más unas…
  • Caledoriv -

    Liked arwaker’s post in the thread HE General and News - Discussion.

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    Is an army without MoCT even playable? Seems to be mandatory these days.
  • Casp -

    Replied to the thread T9A: Grand Companies.

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    Quote from Ferkinason: “And I assume most of us don't want the army to be full of non humans but rather primarily humans. We can still give options to fill the army with non humans IF players REALLY want it. But this shouldn't be the norm. ” i Dont…
  • Ozariig -

    Liked Dan’s post in the thread Building Pirate Terrain with my 7 year old son!.

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    As a father with small children who are almost old enough to do this with, let me say that this log may be the most inspiring thing I’ve ever seen.
  • Karak Norn Clansman -

    Posted the thread Elven Views of Marshlands.

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    Humans, being a sickly lot with much more to gain from living in cleared-out plains near rivers and coasts, are not great fans of wetlands. Apart from some sacrifices, particularly in Celtic cultures, marshlands are generally an unproductive wasteland…
  • Karak Norn Clansman -

    Posted the thread Elven Views of Marshlands.

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    Humans, being a sickly lot with much more to gain from living in cleared-out plains near rivers and coasts, are not great fans of wetlands. Apart from some sacrifices, particularly in Celtic cultures, marshlands are generally an unproductive wasteland…
  • Ozariig -

    Liked Blonde Beer’s post in the thread Building Pirate Terrain with my 7 year old son!.

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    Last night we had a bit of an impasse/argument. It became clear to me, that where I was going for a much more finished/higher quality, he reached the point where he was done with the building and just wanted to play on it. So, time for me to refocus and…
  • lawgnome -

    Liked Arturius’s post in the thread Bottle cap veil tokens?.

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    Sorry but speaking bluntly - no. Those cards contain copyrighted images that we, as a Project, cannot host and distribute. It's different case from the Veil Tokens that you yourself created. @lawgnome could explain it better, but we could host those…
  • Ozariig -

    Liked Blonde Beer’s post in the thread Building Pirate Terrain with my 7 year old son!.

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    AOS we already tried, but its not really his or my favorite. Maybe Ill post our ruleset here for those that want a laugh :).
  • Karak Norn Clansman -

    Posted the thread Elven Views of Marshlands.

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    Humans, being a sickly lot with much more to gain from living in cleared-out plains near rivers and coasts, are not great fans of wetlands. Apart from some sacrifices, particularly in Celtic cultures, marshlands are generally an unproductive wasteland…
  • Wesser -

    Replied to the thread Vampiric protection: when is it too much?.

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    Its extremely rare for me to lose a Vampire Lord direction except when Im charitable enough to field a VonLoser not on a ZD. More often they crumble and no gear helps there. Nowadays my General is a Courier with Red Thorsten squatting quietly with BG…
  • Arturius -

    Replied to the thread Bottle cap veil tokens?.

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    Sorry but speaking bluntly - no. Those cards contain copyrighted images that we, as a Project, cannot host and distribute. It's different case from the Veil Tokens that you yourself created. @lawgnome could explain it better, but we could host those…
  • arwaker -

    Replied to the thread Crossbow Orcs.

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    Units of 10-15 is not what Orcs should be like. It contradicts the intended army style. But there is no problem with just using crossbow models as bow Orcs ;)