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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

    *will never hinder

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    Karak Norn Clansman

    One plus side on the odd plainswalking way of writing AoS fluff (it doesn't interest me) is that players are left with more elbow room to fit in their own background without chafing.

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    Karak Norn Clansman

    Naturally, since it's built on boundlessness. The limits that gives immersion in traditional fantasy settings, are also the limits that restrict, with an inherent risk of stifling stagnation.

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    Karak Norn Clansman

    While the boundlessness that frees up in plainswalking fantasy, is also the boundlessness that lack for immersion and groundedness, with an inherent risk of confusing randomness.

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    Karak Norn Clansman

    Rather neat AoS story a hobbyist has himself cooked up: chaos-dwarfs.com/forum/showthread.php?tid=17414

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    Karak Norn Clansman

    Apart from that, I fail to see the charm with that kind of setting. :)

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    JimMorr

    40k is unlimited there is always new galaxy to explore or new race can emerge from the uncharted territory. Now WFB has the same trait - a new hidden dimension can open any minute...

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    Karak Norn Clansman

    40k started out as Warhammer Fantasy in space. Now it's gone full circle.

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    kisanis

    AoS = Warhammer 40k ripping on Magic the Gathering without any of the amazing storylines and artwork

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    kisanis

    I would probably give a MTG miniatures skirmish wargame a try - that sounds awesome. But AoS fluff feels like a poor attempt at the same concept, where everything is named by lawyers for the purposes of copyright and trademarks

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    kisanis

    in 40k, there are common people, toiling away on physical planets. theres an economy. its science fantasy - the mix of the worst medieval dystopia with sci fi space opera. AoS just feels like a forced attempt to mimic that... without the space

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    kisanis

    Some people like it, and thats totally fine. By all means, play what you want. but to me, its just completely lacking.

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    JimMorr

    Well it is a world created by a half-mad barbaric semi-deity out of his memory. He did his best. I still believe the world exists only in his mind which explains all the confusion

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    Ghiznuk

    THAT IS WHAT I DON'T GET : there IS a fluff. Hundred pages of it ! The Battletomes are bigger than any of our old Army Books ! But it's just hundred of pages of…. NOTHING

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    Ghiznuk

    Also i completely fail to understand the structure of the books, it seems every one of those armies only contain 5 different units which are all the same anyway. Also, what about all those tables with random General trait, random squadron size, and whatever. Nothing makes sense at all.

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    Ghiznuk

    Yet there seems to be an effort to actually write those hundred of pages. Funniest is, the BRB (those two pages) is also included in every Battletome, lest you forget ))))

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    SkargitCrookfang

    For anyone who accuses 9th Age of flattening core... take a look at AoS battletomes... battleline units are practically identical book to book (plus another rule or two to remember... yay..)

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    JimMorr

    Each battletome costs 30? Euro. You could not sell book 10 pages thick for 30 EUR. So you add fluff. Which is delusions of Sigmar.

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    Ghiznuk

    lol. 30€ sounds cheap for GW.

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    Eldan

    Kisanis: so, how do I get a Phyrexian army?

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