• 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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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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  • wcf.user.avatar.alt

    When your only answer to players being critical is " There MIGHT be something else we don't know that changes EVERYTHING" then yeah, that won't make anyone happy

  • wcf.user.avatar.alt

    When people are starting threads "the end of DH" then yeah I think people are going overboard quite a bit. It's in every part of this forum.

  • wcf.user.avatar.alt

    People are busting out their microscopes in every section of this forum. Maybe stand back for a minute and look at the wider picture instead of your little patch of grass. All the rules aren't out yet and we have no idea what the end result will be.

  • wcf.user.avatar.alt

    If you hate speculation, then don't go into a teaser thread, because they are all that

  • wcf.user.avatar.alt

    You got it.

  • wcf.user.avatar.alt

    It's good for the lulz though.

  • wcf.user.avatar.alt

    that was a fun thread and it made my day :P

  • wcf.user.avatar.alt

    Next hobby project- 80 more R@A with spears. Lol

  • wcf.user.avatar.alt

    I still got no DH spear mans feelsbad

  • wcf.user.avatar.alt

    Just build them, short and rotund bearded men wielding phallic enlargers. Should look superb

  • wcf.user.avatar.alt

    Time is running out on the modeling contest not sure where all my participants have got to

  • wcf.user.avatar.alt

    Cut axes off, drill a hole in the hand, insert long metal pin, quickly sculpt some spearheads and done!

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  • wcf.user.avatar.alt

    new intro for my Dread Elf Bat reps

  • wcf.user.avatar.alt

    here's a wip of some guys from aow where i did the same but with halberds instead: ibb.co/bspn86

  • wcf.user.avatar.alt

    I think I recognise a line from total war

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  • wcf.user.avatar.alt

    Do you guys know what is worse than sneak peeks that create debate and controversy? A dead forum that will lead to a dead system.

  • wcf.user.avatar.alt

    Pleasing everyone is impossible. But keeping interest in the system is a good way yo keep it alive.

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    Hey folks,

    Well, I’m sure we’re all psyched for 2.0 to drop. The amount of times I have refreshed the 9th Age website in the hopes for yet another breadcrumb of information on the upcoming edition is downright embarrassing.


    I’m a grown man with a career and a family. What the hell is wrong with me?



    The end of an edition of a game is always a weird time. Sometimes, as seems to be the trend, many of us lose a lot of our hobby OOMMPHH; that is to say, we recoil from the thought of painting up a new unit or trying out a new build because, in short order, it may be gone, anyways.

    Here’s how I’ve been spending my hobby time awaiting the release of 9th Age 2.0:

    Revisiting Old Armies
    I’m a Daemon player, first and foremost. I’ve logged roughly 150ish games of 9th with my terrible legions of lust and lethargy (mostly Pestilence and Lust… and that sounded better). I can skew a list against any opponent in the span of a coffee break. I know my combos. I know my synergies. I know what supports to try and what to avoid.

    And at this point, that’s a bit boring.

    I’ve been playing my original Fantasy gaming love recently. That’s right, The Crooked Fang Tribe; my goblins have been exclusively my army of choice for the past two months. This has been a pretty interesting experience. It’s given me the chance to see the game from a different angle. That is to say, after playing an elite army for the past 2 years, its been fun to jump back into a horde (tricky) army. I find my deployments to be much tighter. My lists to be far more solid. And, above all, I find myself accepting my Goblins for what they are, rather than forcing the issue to paper over weaknesses.
    This has led to … sadly… a far better win % than even with my (fairly successful) Daemons.
    And, now, I find myself eyeing my Dread Elves…. Hmmm…

    Stop Neglecting the Hobby Aspect
    Look, if push comes to shove, I would chose playing a game of 9th above painting/building any day of the week. I have a career, a one year old son and an incredibly patient wife… so, my time with my toy soldiers is limited, at best.

    It’s been a bit of a downer to see fewer games of 9thavailable lately in my local scene. But, I get it… many are awaiting 2.0 and focusing on other games and other hobbies, for now. Rather than find this to be an out-and-out bummer, I’ve decided to recommit to painting things that have, sadly, not been painted.
    Behold! The Murder Snails (Pestilent Beasts)!

    I’m now trying to schedule a gaming night every two weeks (usually two or three games in an evening). The week in between I am now committing to Hobby time.
    Also, I’m Canadian… and it’s hockey season… so staying up late to watch back-to-back games when my wife goes to bed has given me a great window of opportunity to Get Sh(tuff) Done! (Also, Go Bolts!).

    Help the Newbies

    I guaran-damn-tee you…. There is at least ONE person in your local scene who wants to try out 9th Age. And, to this point, you may have paid little heed to this.

    No, this doesn’t make you a jerk, it makes you a bit competitive. You probably eschew’d teaching a youngling the ropes for having a grudge match at least once. And that’s fine. This is a competitive game and, as stated, hobby time is sparse.

    So now you can stop being a selfish doofus, and teach a newbie the ropes.

    You, yes, YOU…. I know you have multiple armies (many in their grey-glory), schedule a game with one of these non-9thers. Hell, get an “intro to…” night going at your local FLGS. This is the perfect time to get new blood into the game. Remember, once 2.0 drops, we’re all going to be scrambling to figure out what the hell we’re doing, again. For new folks, this’ll be a great time… they have some semblance of parity. [Read More]
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