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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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    Palmu

    if you're the type that likes murderhobo adventures without plot, or just in general only care about pushing dudes around on table, then it's the game for you. Heck, if we go by that criteria, AoS is 100% more tourney-player based than T9A is.

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    kisanis

    Yea I just...can't with the fluff. It hurts my head to try and make sense of it

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    Steepled Hat Studios

    AoS has fluff?

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    Steepled Hat Studios

    Oh yes, I remember. Once upon a time, Elector Count Bob convinced the forces of Khorne and The Night Goblin-Wood Elf alliance known as the Smiling Tree Collective to join his army of Lizard Folk and Hochland gunners to fight his mortal foes: The Beastmen-Dwarf army.

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    Steepled Hat Studios

    Little did he know, the Storm cast Eternals teamed up with his enemies, bringing cockatrice , steamtanks, and Ludwig Schwarzhelm himself to utterly destroy Bob's alliance.

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    JimMorr

    AoS Background designers were given simple task: design a background that will never new model selling process. So they did...

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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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    JimMorr

    And as soon as the retarded brute gets a new idea it instantly pops up in AoS 'universe'

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    Liked Herminard’s post in the thread WDG book 2.0 discussion.

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    Liked Rothulf’s post in the thread WDG book 2.0 discussion.

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    Well this is how it works... Team A designs the rules. Team B sets prices on the designed units. You may be part of team A and review a unit expecting a price drop, then team B might view the change as a buff and raise it. I admit it might be…
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    Liked Happy Aspid’s post in the thread WDG book 2.0 discussion.

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    Quote from Herminard: “Please realize that an army needs to be able to play in a multi modal manner. T9A got the Dwarves out of the corner - and I am very grateful for it. Dont leave WDG a monostyle approach. ” Not only from corner, but opened up at…
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    Liked Arthur’s post in the thread Ask Smith! (Tactics discussion).

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    To be called inexperienced by the great @Herminard, Savage Sage of the Norse and ETC vagabond? ;( Be still, my bleeding beating heart, be still. On a more serious note, as the player using the HBE army: Deployment can definitely be argued with, but I'd…
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    Liked setrius’s post in the thread The 9th AGE - Meme Thread.

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    @kisanis Maybe its time to write a new auxiliary book to BH The Beast Hares. 5-jaredcircusbear_montypython.jpg That is all