• 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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The website will be under maintenance this weekend (May 25st - May 27th), starting around 18:00 CET
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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  3. Sat, May 26th 2018, 11:00am - Sun, May 27th 2018, 6:30pm

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  4. Fri, Jun 1st 2018, 8:00pm - Sun, Jun 3rd 2018, 3:30pm

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  • Igor Uzelac -

    Replied to the thread UD 2.0 FAQ thread.

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    Hi, have 2 quick ones: 1. With new Quote from Cicciuz: “If you cast perception of strength (+1s cosmology) on a unit of chariot, do your impact hits also gain +1s? The spell does not specify that harseened are excluded.. ” Yes they do get +1 STR. Its…
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    Liked Cicciuz’s post in the thread UD 2.0 FAQ thread.

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    If you cast perception of strength (+1s cosmology) on a unit of chariot, do your impact hits also gain +1s? The spell does not specify that harseened are excluded..
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    Replied to the thread T9A: Grand Companies.

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    Quote from Ferkinason: “Quote from RATSMASSESMIETTES: “1 / maybe only concil of 12 work on the book in private chat 2/ post the beta book for all gamers 3/ collect all feedback to make change i confess that myself i create new rule new change new…
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    Replied to the thread 6 questions to BLT.

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    Quote from jirga: “I'll deliver most liked 6 questions to the BLT. ” Do you have a summery of them for everyone to see?
  • Eol -

    Liked Peacemaker’s post in the thread Dread Elves 2.0 Beta Armybook.

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    Quote from Nemeroth: “The cult legate as it stands is a huge wasted opportunity. I just can’t justify it with it’s God Awful statline. What a mess. The cult legate should have a lord level option or at least a 150 - 200pt enchantment allowance.…
  • Nongor -

    Liked Rothulf’s post in the thread Leadership independence: How is it implemented?.

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    This is something very obscure to me, I really cannot tell what our strength in leadership is ... The strength from the poll was: LEADERSHIP - Unit's Ld independence (units are brave when alone) So this seems clear, but when you check our army book…
  • Dragus -

    Replied to the thread Horde Formation for 200mm wide units.

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    I think that in general the base is not taken in consideration to work out the point cost. It makes no sense, due to its importance
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    Replied to the thread 6 questions to BLT.

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    I do not care if FDA or EH cost 1000 or 600 points (or twice as much or twice as cheaper as Vermin Daemon) as long as they are taken on tournaments and WDG is externally competitive. IMO external comparison is hard on many levels. First you need to…
  • Wally -

    Replied to the thread Please report your game results here.

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    Your Army: ID Opponents Army: DL Score: 2-18 MVP ID Unit: Volcano canon LVP ID Unit: Kadim incarnate
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    Replied to the thread Sylvan Elves 2.04 Update Preview..

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    Agreed. Playtested the setup 2 x 4 and 1 x6 with BSB in it. With the price hike I have dropped the 2 x 4 and went for other units instead. The brick of 6 is still in consideration but the units of 4 are out
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    Liked CariadocThorne’s post in the thread Sylvan Elves 2.04 Update Preview..

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    Quote from Giladis: “I would like to add circumstantial evidence that the correct price for TB lies somewhere between 204.1 and 204.0 by the example the event I am going to this weekend suddenly got two SE armies with 18 TB when the TO announced 204.0…
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    Replied to the thread .204 Discussion.

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    Quote from fjugin: “"mounted" ” you can put the word mounted inside quotation marks when you make a dirty joke... but the character definately is not mounted, he is neither riding or seated :D it is still infantry standing on his own feet after…
  • Wally -

    Liked lawgnome’s post in the thread ID 2.04 BLT question thread.

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    I agree with @Kathal. There are two ways the titan can go: more powerful (thus more expensive) or less powerful (thus less expensive). In the past, the titan was more powerful (and was totally worth the cost). Now, we have the unfortunate scenario of…