• The 9th Age: Fantasy Battles

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The 9th Age

Fantasy Battles: The 9th Age

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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.

Happy wargaming.
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    JimMorr

    Must press mine to finish his elves. Or an elf at least... Maybe lead by an example will work.

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    Pee-Nut

    @Blonde Beer tell your son to keep up the good work. Nice mini :)

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    Blonde Beer

    Thanks.

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    Kolata

    nice! how old is he? I'm planning to get my boyz a paint set, but not sure when

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    jirga

    That is the best. :)

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    jirga

    My 5yr old is enthusiastically slapping paint on some 15mm fow tanks. Maybe in few years I get a gaming buddy from him. :)

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    Ratatoeskr

    Nice Mini from your son Blonde Beer! Regards

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    Haemoglobin

    Anyone got some detail pics of the winning Best Painted army at herford?

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    Blonde Beer

    Kolata he is 7 :).

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    Blonde Beer

    Thanks Ratoatoeskr

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    Nordheim

    The Basing on that miniature looks great Blonde Beer. It's better than many attempts I've seen made by grown men.

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    AngelRaven

    How is T9A these days?

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    Pellegrim

    Rockin

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    Blonde Beer

    Thanks Nordheim

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    Getyrom

    When in may is next patch released?

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    Scylla

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    Scylla

    "when it'll be ready". Remember that it's made by volunteers on their spare time.

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    Pellegrim

    Legit question. Any forecasts?

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    It will be rainy this weekend in Wisconsin

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    Lamo

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    After the success in round 1, we moved up the tables to find our next opponents: the Old WiseMen (Vieux Sages), comprised of french tournament veterans. As luck would have it, I’d get to fight another very experienced player, @humblr , who was part of the very successful 2016 ETC team France.

    He had brought a Daemon Legion list that frankly nobody wanted to face:


    humblr wrote:



    So basically a list revolving around a Blight Fly unit and the Scourge of Wrath.The latter is really bad news if you haven’t got cannons, and I was worried that he could take on the Warrior block and come out on top. Our scenario would be King of the Hill, which was a small consolation; I would have hated to play breakthrough against this.
    Going into the game, my objective was to try and deal with the scourge by throwing my Seekers at it, and I knew that the Rune of Storms would be very important for that. The Blight flies also worried me, and I made a note of trying to achieve two things: prevent the flies from outflanking and try to isolate them from the Scourge.

    The deployment type was Encircle, and my adversary picked the defender role,getting a big central deployment zone. I elected to protect the forest that was right in the middle ofthe board, while the Daemons had to protect the hill to my right. The way this was playing out,I thought I could try and win the objective with my vanguarding units and scouts: I started by placing warmachines, placing both cannons in range of the forest that the daemons were supposed to desecrate. One of the flame cannons was placed at the 15” mark of the left flank, which prompted my opponent to drop his entire force to get that charge off.

    We ended with the Scourge of Wrath and furies ready to charge the flame cannon, with Seekers waiting right across them, the Flies and BSB in the center squaring off against the King and Hold Guardians, and two small scoring contingents on each daemonic flank. I responded by weighing my right flank with the Marksmen and Rangers, confident that the two fighter/shooting hybrid units could easily take on anything the daemons had to throw at them on that side of the board, and score the objective.






    For spells,the Evocation Harbinger took Spectral Blades, and I picked twice the runes of Resilience, Gleaming and Oaths. The Hold Guardians took yet again +1S/+1AP, andI nominated the Scourge, Flies and Crushers as the targets for my Ancestral Grudges.

    TURN 1 – DaemonicLegion

    The Scourge drank his potion of souls, and combo-charged the Flame Cannon with the Furies. Both units made it in, unfortunately: had only the scourge succeeded, theSeekers would have had a very nice countercharge into the greater daemon. Withthe scourge threatening the left flank, the Flies relocated towards the right flank to prevent my rangers and marksmen from overrunning it. The scorers advanced slowly towards the central forest.
    In the magic phase, a Hand of Heaven killed four marksmen, but I managed to stop the same spell cast on the seekers. Shooting was ineffective.
    The Scourge predictably made short work of the Flame Cannon, and elected to pivot to threaten both the Seekers and the Hold Guardians. Since the furies also made it in, they were able to overrun right into the seekers, preventing them from countercharging.

    TURN 1 –Dwarven Holds

    The first Daemon turn had put me in a defensive position: I couldn’t advance aggressively with the King’s block as long as the Flies were threatening to outflank me and the Scourge could easily countercharge. So I advanced cautiously with them,making sure that the Flies hiding behind the impassable terrain had no space to land out of sight. The Hold Guardians angled themselves to threaten the Scourge if he charged the Seekers, and the marksmen/rangers stay put for fear of getting charged by the flies.
    Magic saw me put -1 to wound on the Seekers, to help in a potential fight against the scourge. In the shooting phase, the Flame Cannon, Marksmen and Rangers opened fire at the Blight Flies and managed to kill one of the daemonic elite.
    The seekers swiftly dealt with the charging furies and angled themselves to try and trap the Scourge while also supporting the Hold Guardians.






    TURN 2 –Daemonic legions

    At the start of the DL turn, the king used his Rune of Storms to ground the Scourge:my opponent debated whether to charge, and in the end passed his march test and settled for a small fly move to the left of the seekers and out of LoS (it wasa very… [Read More]
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