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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.

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The latest issue of the 9th Scroll is here! You can read all about it in the news.

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    Pellegrim

    We need sellable product!

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    Ghiznuk

    developed by Alessio Cavatore and Rick Priestley ? sounds alright

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    piteglio

    sellable product coming soon ; )

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    Ok@mi

    I'd love to have the legendary edition of the rulebook to print it and give it out as a gift in my tournament...

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    JimMorr

    I would love to print a 100 extra copies for TO's. Along with a number of posters with blank fields to use by TO's for advertising their tournaments.

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    IHDarklord

    I'd love a couple of posters. Would help get more people into the game too

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    Goatrek

    The Children of Ymiron homebrew has finally been released after lots of work behind the scenes. Feel free to check it out. :)

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    Mr.Owl

    I plan on buying multiple copies of the book the JimMorr prints

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    JimMorr

    Thank you. I must maka 'Team level' pledge with 5 and 'Club level with 10 books pledge

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    JimMorr

    *make

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    piteglio

    LIKE

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    piteglio

    (to both JM and MrOwl)

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    grungimusic

    Our group also plans on buying several books.

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    grungimusic

    Full art army books to show people are a great recruitment tool

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    Lich King

    Absolutely. I showed the books to some colleagues, who don't have any regard to tabletop gaming at all, and told them they were all fanmade. They couldn't even believe me.

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    Lich King

    Club level pledges sounds great. How much would it be like and how many copies would be included? I'm just trying to estimate my budget for all the upcoming kickstarters :D

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    Lich King

    Will there only be legendary BRB available or the finished LABs too? I guess at least DL and WDG should become gold till then

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    JimMorr

    Club would be 10 books, with price for 9 probably. The real issue is delivery cost. I do have a really good offer from a logistics company for dealing with single books shipment.

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    JimMorr

    However if there will be too many books sent as 'club' pledges the price will become invalid

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    JimMorr

    Probably I will have to limit number of Team / Club pledges to prevent that

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    Hello!

    Welcome to my write up of Game 4 of the TEC, sorry for the gap between this one and Game 3, I’d like to say that life got in the way but it was just a crippling Total War addiction. So after day 1 I was on 30 points and right in the middle of the pack, which turned out to be a crowded field. I was drawn against another Warrior player, a guy who has been on the scene as long as me I believe but has been pushing the Warriors round longer @WastelandWarrior It is a lovely looking army too with great colours running through the army, i always enjoy games against good painted armies, the pics look better.

    My list can be found in Game 1, here.
    My opponents list for this tournament was:
    Exalted Herald, 850
    Sorcerer, Adept, Alchemy, Plate Armour, Binding Scroll, 290
    20 Warriors, Greed, Champion, Musician, Standard, Zealots Banner, 715
    7 Fallen, 188
    6 Feldraks, Great Weapon, Champion, Musician, Standard, 793
    4 Fekldraks, Halberds, Champion, 513
    5 Warhounds, 90
    5 Warhounds, 90
    5 Flayers, Shield, Light Lance, Bows, 170
    Forsaken One, 400
    Forsaken One, 400

    So we have a lot of similar things in our lists but a few key differences. Both have a big block of Feldraks but mine are armed with Halberds and his Great Weapons. Both have a big block of Warriors but it essentially comes down to Greed v Envy. Greed is probably better in a one on one match but I have a Chosen Lord in my unit which should make my Warriors a much bigger threat than my opponents. I have a Forsaken One and a Feldrak Elder where as my opponent has 2 Forsaken Ones which makes them quite similar buti think the Feldrak Elder is more useful as he doesn’t have to worry about random Movement so hopefully his speed will be useful. Ultimately it is probably going to come down to the chaff, my opponent is packing a significant amount more than me and that could prove problematic.

    As we both have Exalted Heralds we decide to secretly write down what manifestations we are going to take and then reveal them to each other lest our decisions be swayed by what the other is taking. I pick Unholy Avatar and Abiding Spirit. Unholy Avatar because it is unlikely that I’m not going to see any combat in this game so the extra Strength might just help, I also take the spell The Rot Within (-1 OS and DS, permanently) so that I can lower the Offensive and Defensive skill of my opponents units which could help massively to swing a fight in mirror match in my favour. I picked Abiding Spirit, not for Hard Target, which is utterly useless in this match, but for the ability to recover a wound when I win a round of combat which could prove extremely useful. I take Smite the Unbeliever (-1S or -1 Res) which comes with Abiding Spirit because it will come in handy in this match up I’m sure. For my third spell I choose Hellfire (2D3/6 S6 hits) as it is always useful.

    My Opponent goes with Unholy Avatar, for the same reasons as me, and Sorcerer Immortal for some filthy magic missile shenanigans no doubt. For the spells the Exalted Herald has The Rot Within, The Grave Calls (2D6 S5 hits) and Hellfire, a much more damage orientated Exalted Herald than mine. The Alchemy Sorcerer takes Quicksilver Lash (D3+1 hits, wounding on 7-AS) and Word of Iron (+1/2 AS), now there is a spell that could prove annoying for me.

    The deployment type is Dawn Assault and the scenario is Breakthrough, we both only have 3 scoring units but they’re all hard as nails so should be interesting.

    We take turns deploying for a while but eventually one of us drops everything (I forget who) and it ends up as below with my opponent getting the first turn.











    Enemy Warriors 1


    My Warriors 1

    Enemy Warriors 2

    Warriors 2

    Enemy Warriors 3

    Warriors 3

    Enemy Warriors 4

    Warriors 4

    Enemy Warriors 5

    Warriors 5

    Enemy Warriors 6

    Warriors 6


    That was a tough game but I think a draw is a fair result. The sheer amount of chaff my opponent brought to the game was a real headache for me and just slowed my units right down. If I was able to kill those Flayers, or even just one more of them after the first combat so they didn’t rally, then I think I could have won the objective with the Feldraks. Also if in turn 4 i didn't turn my Feldraks around and instead just ran for the deployment zone, that might have been a safer move.

    I definitely find it a struggle to kill chaff with the Warriors, the magical damage spells are just too good to be wasting on chaff, you want to use Hellfire on something worthwhile like the Forsaken Ones, not Warhounds.

    I definitely gave away my Exalted Herald by letting the Forsaken One get into combat with him, I should have engaged the Forsaken One with my Forsaken One most likely, just to hold it up but then the game would have panned out very differently if that big Warrior block was left untouched. My opponent definitely had the better of the magic phase, taking Sorcerer Immortal on the Exalted Herald was definitely the right choice in this match up. The Grave Calls is such a… [Read More]
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    Episode 18

    The Vale Renegades Bi-weekly 9th Age Podcast! Tune in and enjoy the random ramblings of two Cardiff players and special guests from the hobby!

    The Vale Renegades discuss Durnham!

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