• The 9th Age: Fantasy Battles

    is a community-made miniatures wargame in which two armies clash in an epic battle.

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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

    Almost like flammable :/

  • wcf.user.avatar.alt

    Hi all, we are looking for playtesters for the new Koghi Empire homebrew : drive.google.com/open?id=1YMh7IQTZ413bKZ_GLHXvOl6Ipj1fXcMX

  • wcf.user.avatar.alt

    The Koghi Empire of Gold

  • wcf.user.avatar.alt

    First army report, Koghi vs WDG

  • wcf.user.avatar.alt

    i meant battle report lol, it's getting late ^^'

  • wcf.user.avatar.alt
    unstaible child

    is it me or is 9th age becoming more like the old 3rd edition and previous editions of fantasy now?

  • wcf.user.avatar.alt
    unstaible child

    weve come full circle with now being able to select your spells now

  • wcf.user.avatar.alt
    unstaible child

    i thaught the point was to get away from 8th edition?

  • wcf.user.avatar.alt

    3rd edition isn't 8th edition ;)

  • wcf.user.avatar.alt
    unstaible child


  • wcf.user.avatar.alt
    unstaible child

    i never mentioned 8th edition...

  • wcf.user.avatar.alt
    unstaible child

    well outside of saying i thaught we should get away from it

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  • wcf.user.avatar.alt

    Ya, and going towards 3rd IS going away from 8th edition :P

  • wcf.user.avatar.alt
    unstaible child

    i did mention going in circles too....do you know what a circle is?

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    unstaible child


  • wcf.user.avatar.alt

    Hey! A while ago I found a tool where you could make a card which detailed a units rule with the new format, and even choose a background for it. Anyone knows what I'm talking about?

  • wcf.user.avatar.alt

    Any news on updated Army Builder files?

  • wcf.user.avatar.alt

    @mishagi Is this what you are looking for ?https://www.the-ninth-age.com/index.php?thread/29718-unit-card-concept/

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  • New

    Hi team

    Well I know I promised battle reports... and I haven't delivered...
    A brief run down,
    • I got half way through my first game and then realised I hadn't taken any photos.
    • I was the umpire, and with it being the first tournament using 2.0 - well i was very busy.
    • I realised early on, I didn't understand VC as well as I thought and had to do a lot of rules checking. I sadly played a few rules incorrectly too, this rather spoiled one game.
    • I had 3 kids and the wife playing as well. This kept me rather busy...
    All up sorry folks, the tournament was crazy and i didn't record anything to make battle reports.

    A quick run down based on what I can remember
    Game 1 vs BH
    He ran a fast and heavy hitting list, he pushed too hard and bounced off my VC. i got lucky with some terror checks late in the game to scare off his scoring units and won comfortably in the end 17-3 (i think)

    Game 2 vs Dwarves
    He ran an army entirely of combat blocks that vanguarded and tripled marched onto my side of the board turn 1. So I combo charged and ground him down. MVP was the wraiths which managed to sweep attack an entire unit of slayers dead. End result 20-0

    Game 3 vs WotDG
    A tense stand off kind of a game, little really happened until turn 5. Then it got brutal with us both giving up some soft points, he out played me throughout the game but made a careless error on turn 6 failing to move into the deployment area for breakthrough, handing me an 11-9 win

    Game 4 vs HBE
    He brought the entire reason HBE got hit so hard with the nerf bat. This was the list I wanted to avoid, infantry blocks all tooled up with the banners, nasty characters and magic. He surprisingly was stand offish and we basically stood and looked at each other all game. he ground down a block of skeletons, my dark coach caused a spearmen unit to flee and ran them down, and that was about all that happened. I ended up losing 9-11 which I was more than happy with. If he had pushed at me I was expecting a huge loss.

    Game 5 vs SA
    Well this was vs my Team NZ etc co-captain, I only had 2 raise spells and turn one I miscast and lost 1 of those spells. Some more bad luck on his turn 1 with my wraiths being slaughtered (he rolled high for damage, I failed a lot of 3+ saves). I took a punt and charged my vampire and barrow guard into his temple guard. I slaughtered all but 2, but that was enough as I was stuck and his alpha carno flanked charged me and it was over fast with me conceeding on turn 3.

    Despite going reasonably well in the tournament I didn't really enjoy the experience of VC as much as the previous event. This co-incided with the hotfix and well I have to say I love what has been done to my beloved SE. While in my opinion there is a lot more to be done, things are on the right track. I am for the first time in several years excited about building SE lists, and feel I have almost an overwhelming range of builds available and can't wait to try them out.

    So hopefully starting very, very soon you will start to see a flood of battle reports of me trying to figure out how SE play - I am excited and really looking forward to giving you some new content from the forests - and just quietly I am releaved to not need to paint the several hundred VC models sitting beside me just yet.

    See you on the battlefield
    Cas [Read More]
  • New

    I wanted to try out a list that I felt was a good mixed arms/all-comers list against a nasty new variant of my usual opponents Saurian Ancients.

    I was looking forward to this game as we were trying out the new hotfix rules and I felt this build took a slight hit due to the becalming/hereditary nerfs. However, I did also try out the Sea Guard, checking to see if the points reduction had made them more playable.

    Sea Dragon Host-

    The Host of the Protean Frog:

    Thoughts on the match up:

    Secondary Objective and Deployment Type:

    Spell Selection:

    Host of the Protean Frog- Turn 1:

    Sea Dragon Host- Turn 1:

    Host of the Protean Frog- Turn 2:

    Sea Dragon Host- Turn 2:

    Host of the Protean Frog- Turn 3:

    Sea Dragon Host- Turn 3:

    Host of the Protean Frog- Turn 4:

    Sea Dragon Host- Turn 4:

    Host of the Protean Frog- Turn 5:

    Sea Dragon Host- Turn 5:

    Host of the Protean Frog- Turn 6:

    Sea Dragon Host- Turn 6:

    Results and Thoughts on the Game:
    [Read More]
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Recent Activities

  • Happy Aspid -

    Replied to the thread WDG book 2.0 discussion.

    I want to ask a question. If the spells is the real problem why so many players still spam Chosen Knights instead of pretty much any other unit? What is the difference then between them and our core warriors, or even barbarians? People use magic on both…
  • Adam -

    Liked trojan’s post in the thread Lamia vampire with distracting vs armor.

    Like (Post)
    Maybe give it light armour, essence of mithril and talisman of shielding. You get distracting, 2+AS and 5+Aegis. Might be interesting. And you still have 85 points for other stuff.
  • Calcathin -

    Replied to the thread HE General and News - Discussion.

    Quote from Aegon: “@Calcathin: Instead of removing Divine Attacks from our HWotF, how about balancing the Spear? Just as the item Shield Breaker. "Attacks made with this weapon are limited to a maximum AP value of X when combined with Divine Attacks."…
  • junon -

    Replied to the thread OnG Urgent Hotfix.

    guys keep calm!! we are more angry with update but so we do not solve anything... ok ACS didn't do they job... so we can only do one thing.... propose solutions. we should open a post for each section.. and propose wich units and rules needs help to…
  • Kolata -

    Liked Gatti’s post in the thread 2.0 BH Beta Discussion Thread.

    Like (Post)
    Game 3: VC: Scenario: control the center (my team hated me here), deployment: attacker/defender (I was attacker) His list: Lahamia general on foot in bunker of spear skellies with - agi throne, the other throne free, some zombies, some ghouls, 3x…
  • Maximiliano -

    Liked dark lord galax’s post in the thread Models for the Empire of Sonnstahl.

    Like (Post)
    I don't know if it has already been said but NorbaMiniaturas has started selling a couple of Heavy infantry units that seem quite interchangeable with Mom miniatures ones (same Spaniard look). There are 10 models in each kit, and you pay them 12€, or…
  • Eisenheinrich -

    Replied to the thread Rules: Short Question - Short Answer (version 2.0).

    Quote from setepenmentou: “Does the new Crystal Ball give dispel bonus againsts models with Bound spells ? The text doesn't talk about wizard but about model, so I would know if we can use it against a Soulossus/Casket of Phatep/Rune Smith's Runes of…
  • Arteaga -

    Replied to the thread V2.0: qué se sabe? Que os gustaría que cambiase?.

    Quote from Kaneador: “yo creo que hay un fallo de concepto. Se estan nerfeando cosas individuales cuando lo que se deberia hacer es un rediseño del AP. hasta que las armaduras no sean realmente utiles es impisible que salga algo equilibrado porque…
  • PadForce -

    Liked Zeev’s post in the thread Future of T9A hotfixes.

    Like (Post)
    Quote from draeth187: “Quote from Zeev: “I am trying to be a T9A holdout...I really am. However I think the latest update has probably forced my hand and most likely I will primarily be playing KoW. The last few Seattle players I know quit with this…
  • Eldan -

    Liked Zeev’s post in the thread Future of T9A hotfixes.

    Like (Post)
    I am trying to be a T9A holdout...I really am. However I think the latest update has probably forced my hand and most likely I will primarily be playing KoW. The last few Seattle players I know quit with this last update, not liking having to change…
  • PadForce -

    Liked Herminard’s post in the thread The Hotfix- My view.

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    Quote from youngseward: “My thoughts on the HBE hotfix as a BH, OK, SE and DH player: The Hereditary and general HBE magic phase was incredibly disheartening to play against. I set up 3 favourable combats, HBE get one spell off and all of a sudden 1/3…
  • Borjnfer Wraith -

    Liked youngseward’s post in the thread The Hotfix- My view.

    Like (Post)
    My thoughts on the HBE hotfix as a BH, OK, SE and DH player: The Hereditary and general HBE magic phase was incredibly disheartening to play against. I set up 3 favourable combats, HBE get one spell off and all of a sudden 1/3 is not a favourable combat…
  • Lord Inquisitor -

    Replied to the thread Colonial Carnage V.

    Quote from Dan: “ The remaining award should probably go to favorite team or best overall (single battle points?). ” Best team painting award could be interesting. Although that might be best awarded by paint scoring rather than voting? Some incentive…