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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.
T9A

Newest News

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    pripz

    Going to make unit with pikes anyway. Can always count it as spears but with added rule of cool..

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    Feynn

    technically parent and supporting units try to emulate Tercio's strategy but to no avail, too hard to use and always with underpowered units

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    JimMorr

    Let's face it - pike were removed (they were there in 2nd or 3rd edition?) by GW to prevent people from using historical models... I see no point in following that

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    Petterwass

    Dogs of War had pikes

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    Petterwass

    Dogs of War had pikes

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    Drakkar

    it was a fade

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    JimMorr

    Just found it. It was 3rd edition. Empire. Pikes.

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    JimMorr

    Later (6th ?) Dogs, but they were more like ancient sarissa

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    JimMorr

    'Ersatzsolder' could have pikes :)

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    Squirrelloid

    The problem with parent and supporting units is it just means your opponent charges teh supporting units, and the rules don't matter

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    Squirrelloid

    There should just be one rule, and any unit that has it can support any other unit that has it

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    JimMorr

    If the Supporting Unit has at least one Full Rank, it counts as having the same number of Full Ranks as a Parent Unit within 6" for Steadfast purposes.

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    JimMorr

    Perfect chaff I would say... unless gets wiped out

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    Feynn

    Quite expensive for chaff or not useful for any other support rule.

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    Feynn

    Not like i'm really complaining anyway, i play 30 reiters who are broken as fickles

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    JimMorr

    Well you are still able to get steadfast shooting line... I guess there is quite a lot nice tactics involving your cavalry / monstrous cavalry that could be used with that feature.

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    Feynn

    they need to have the parent rule in order to other units to use the support one. Of course no mounted unit has it

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    Feynn

    they need to have the parent rule in order to other units to use the support one. Of course no mounted unit have it

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    JimMorr

    Of course you need a patent block to provide ranks. And cavalry in the second line to charge fools who attacked steadfast shooters.

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    JimMorr

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    Has added the article Buff to the lexicon.

    New (Lexicon Article)
    To polish something. When applied to games it refers to something being made better or stronger. This is usually done (hopefully) to bring things into line with others in hopes of making them relevant or competitive. This will usually cause a great deal of rage from other players that their own stuff hasn't been buffed. This may or may not lead to said character or thing being nerfed after realizing that they were made to good.
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    Has added the article Castle to the lexicon.

    New (Lexicon Article)
    DH playing a gunline in a corner.
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    Has added the article Beer and pretzels to the lexicon.

    New (Lexicon Article)
    Beer and pretzels is a slang term for casual games. It is applied to the sort of game that you would play with some friends while drinking beer and eating pretzels -- light on rules, miniatures, preparation, and time, while being on the silly or fun side, and often featuring a good deal of randomness. There are many synonymous terms featuring other snack foods, like "pizza and beer" or "soda and chips".
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    Has added the article WAAC to the lexicon.

    New (Lexicon Article)
    Win At All Costs / Powergamer
    Players that focus almost entirely on overpowered/broken units, rules or armies, rather than attempting to create an efficient or optimal army list.
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    Has added the article Bunker to the lexicon.

    New (Lexicon Article)
    Unit joined by one or multiple wizards to avoid them being targeted by ranged attacks
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    Has added the article Tarpit to the lexicon.

    New (Lexicon Article)
    Infantry unit with a high number of cheap models such as Goblins, Zombies, Peasants, etc