• 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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    2nd Edition Beta: 17 December 17, updates through 2018.

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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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    Loss of range is not that great: Accurate + Quick-to-Fire + Light troops make them hit at 5+ on 24" and shoot twice. Bows hit on 5+ at that range when they don't move

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    Gotcha thanks! Back to tweaking the list...

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    Always wanted to improve your painting skillz? Check this youtube.com/watch?v=FayBHOhucf0

  • wcf.user.avatar.alt

    So the new Background Wiki: Whose great idea was it to implement anti-ad-block measure?

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    This tutorial is really good Pellegrim! Some technics explained are really simple and does add a lot to the result.

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    and do*

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    Blonde Beer

    My son just finished his first "real" painted model, including basing. I'm so Proud I could explode :).

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    Picts or did not happen ;)

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    Blonde Beer

    here you go Jim. the-ninth-age.com/gallery/inde…95d6cde9720d596b7b67c0140

  • wcf.user.avatar.alt

    Must press mine to finish his elves. Or an elf at least... Maybe lead by an example will work.

  • wcf.user.avatar.alt

    @Blonde Beer tell your son to keep up the good work. Nice mini :)

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    Blonde Beer


  • wcf.user.avatar.alt

    nice! how old is he? I'm planning to get my boyz a paint set, but not sure when

  • wcf.user.avatar.alt

    That is the best. :)

  • wcf.user.avatar.alt

    My 5yr old is enthusiastically slapping paint on some 15mm fow tanks. Maybe in few years I get a gaming buddy from him. :)

  • wcf.user.avatar.alt

    Nice Mini from your son Blonde Beer! Regards

  • wcf.user.avatar.alt

    Anyone got some detail pics of the winning Best Painted army at herford?

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    Blonde Beer

    Kolata he is 7 :).

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    Blonde Beer

    Thanks Ratoatoeskr

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    After thesuccess in round 1, we moved up the tables to find our next opponents: the Old WiseMen (Vieux Sages), comprised of french tournament veterans. As luck would haveit, I’d get to fight another very experienced player, @humblr , who was part ofthe very successful 2016 ETC team France.

    He hadbrought a Daemon Legion list that frankly nobody wanted to face:

    humblr wrote:

    Scourge ofWrath, Eternal Fury, Eternal Sword, Shackles of Reality, Elixir of Souls
    Harbingerof Pestilence on Blight Fly, BSB, Apprentice (Evocation), Bloated Putrefaction,Halberd, Nauseating Aura

    11Slaughterers, Onslaught
    10Slaughterers, Onslaught
    2 x 10Horrors, Champion

    5 BlightFlies, Standard, Champion, Flaming Standard
    3 CrusherCavalry
    5 Furies ofWrath


    Sobasically a list revolving around a Blight Fly unit and the Scourge of Wrath.The latter is really bad news if you haven’t got cannons, and I was worriedthat he could take on the Warrior block and come out on top. Our scenario wouldbe King of the Hill, which was a small consolation; I would have hated to playbreakthrough against this.
    Going intothe game, my objective was to try and deal with the scourge by throwing mySeekers at it, and I knew that the Rune of Storms would be very important forthat. The Blight flies also worried me, and I made a note of trying to achievetwo things: prevent the flies from outflanking and try to isolate them from theScourge.

    Thedeployment type was Encircle, and my adversary picked the defender role,getting a big central deployment zone. I elected to protect the forest that wasright in the middle ofthe board, whilethe Daemons had to protect the hill to my right. The way this was playing out,I thought I could try and win the objective with my vanguarding units andscouts: I started by placing warmachines, placing both cannons in range of theforest that the daemons were supposed to desecrate. One of the flame cannonswas placed at the 15” mark of the left flank, which prompted my opponent todrop his entire force to get that charge off.

    We endedwith the Scourge of Wrath and furies ready to charge the flame cannon, withSeekers waiting right across them, the Flies and BSB in the center squaring offagainst the King and Hold Guardians, and two small scoring contingents on eachdaemonic flank. I responded by weighing my right flank with the Marksmen andRangers, confident that the two fighter/shooting hybrid units could easily takeon anything the daemons had to throw at them on that side of the board, andscore the objective.

    For spells,the Evocation Harbinger took Spectral Blades, and I picked twice the runes ofResilience, Gleaming and Oaths. The Hold Guardians took yet again +1S/+1AP, andI nominated the Scourge, Flies and Crushers as the targets for my AncestralGrudges.

    TURN 1 – DaemonicLegion

    The Scourgedrank his potion of souls, and combo-charged the Flame Cannon with the Furies.Both units made it in, unfortunately: had only the scourge succeeded, theSeekers would have had a very nice countercharge into the greater daemon. Withthe scourge threatening the left flank, the Flies relocated towards the rightflank to prevent my rangers and marksmen from overrunning it. The scorersadvanced slowly towards the central forest.
    In themagic phase, a Hand of Heaven killed four marksmen, but I managed to stop thesame spell cast on the seekers. Shooting was ineffective.
    The Scourgepredictably made short work of the Flame Cannon, and elected to pivot tothreaten both the Seekers and the Hold Guardians. Since the furies also made itin, they were able to overrun right into the seekers, preventing them fromcountercharging.

    TURN 1 –Dwarven Holds

    The firstDaemon turn had put me in a defensive position: I couldn’t advance aggressivelywith the King’s block as long as the Flies were threatening to outflank me andthe Scourge could easily countercharge. So I advanced cautiously with them,making sure that the Flieshiding behindthe impassable terrain had no space to land out of sight. The Hold Guardiansangled themselves to threaten the Scourge if he charged the Seekers, and themarksmen/rangers stay put for fear of getting charged by the flies.
    Magic sawme put -1 to wound on the Seekers, to help in a potential fight against thescourge. In the shooting phase, the Flame Cannon, Marksmen and Rangers openedfire at the Blight Flies and managed to kill one of the daemonic elite.
    The seekersswiftly dealt with the charging furies and angled themselves to try and trapthe Scourge while also supporting the Hold Guardians.

    TURN 2 –Daemonic legions

    At thestart of the DL turn, the king used his Rune of Storms to ground the Scourge:my opponent debated whether to charge, and in the end passed his march test andsettled for a small fly move to the left of the seekers and out of LoS (it wasa very close call, another half an inch pivot on my side and this… [Read More]
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