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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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    There Is No Spoon

    some publisher liked the idea, and showed it to his/her son, I think.

  • wcf.user.avatar.alt
    Squirrelloid

    (Direct quote from the forward by Tolkien)

  • wcf.user.avatar.alt
    Squirrelloid

    He didn't write the Hobbit until the 30s, long after he was working as an academic (not taking tests)

  • wcf.user.avatar.alt
    There Is No Spoon

    In a 1955 letter to W. H. Auden, Tolkien recollects that he began work on The Hobbit one day early in the 1930s, when he was marking School Certificate papers. He found a blank page. Suddenly inspired, he wrote the words, "In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit."

  • wcf.user.avatar.alt
    Squirrelloid

    Unless you meant while grading them?

  • wcf.user.avatar.alt
    There Is No Spoon

    Yes, I meant while grading

  • wcf.user.avatar.alt
    Squirrelloid

    Well, Lord of the Rings wasn't for his son. It took 12 years to write, and was at the urging of the publisher of the Hobbit

  • wcf.user.avatar.alt
    There Is No Spoon

    But he wrote it in serial form for his son, who was at war.

  • wcf.user.avatar.alt
    Squirrelloid

    Ah, later he sent chapters to his son while he served in South Africa, to push to finish it

  • wcf.user.avatar.alt
    Squirrelloid

    So part of the book was done that way, not the whole thing

  • wcf.user.avatar.alt
    There Is No Spoon

    see how hard motivation is to pin down?

  • wcf.user.avatar.alt
    Squirrelloid

    Anyway, he'd already had 20 years or more working on the mythology and languages before he even *started* Lord of the Rings

  • wcf.user.avatar.alt
    Squirrelloid

    well, he says himself he started working on the mythology because of the language. If we can't take his word for it, whose can we take

  • wcf.user.avatar.alt
    There Is No Spoon

    Well, that was his academic background...

  • wcf.user.avatar.alt
    Squirrelloid

    (And writing for his son wasn't the motivation to start it, just the motivation to complete parts of it. He'd started another 'Hobbit story' at the urgings of the publisher)

  • wcf.user.avatar.alt
    There Is No Spoon

    start, no. finish, harder to say.

  • wcf.user.avatar.alt
    There Is No Spoon

    he wasn't exactly worried about leaving things undone or revisting ideas.

  • wcf.user.avatar.alt
    There Is No Spoon

    AH, here it is (thx Wikipedia): In a 1951 letter to Milton Waldman, Tolkien wrote about his intentions to create a "body of more or less connected legend", of which "[t]he cycles should be linked to a majestic whole, and yet leave scope for other minds and hands, wielding paint and music and drama".

  • wcf.user.avatar.alt
    JimMorr

    Anyway 45 years from the point he started developing languages and myths to the point LoTR was readym Mythology he never finished working on... S

  • wcf.user.avatar.alt
    JimMorr

    Silmarillion was published by his son

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