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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.

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    Lich King

    Yeah, that might be true for very fundamental proofs made hundrets of years ago. Nowadays Mathematicians concentrate on optimization problems mostly.

  • wcf.user.avatar.alt
    Lich King

    Since the world has moved from talking about forces to talking about energy. And therefor you're used to rely on mathematical sentences that rely on conditions themself. And to verify those conditions you will come to a point where you need numbers.

  • wcf.user.avatar.alt
    Lich King

    This is especially important regarding computer based numerical math we all rely right in this moment. You wouldn't want your computer compute useless terms, would you?

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    Daemondred

    We are just going to have to agree to disagree on whether numbers are necessary to understand a matrix, most of the papers i spot through provide plenty of matrices and no numbers, and i understand what said matrices are. If you feel otherwise that's cool.

  • wcf.user.avatar.alt
    Lich King

    A very simple example is the Thomas Algorithm: you need to know if your matrix is tridiagonal and therefor you need to know if all your other values are equal to 0.

  • wcf.user.avatar.alt
    Lich King

    And if you know your, let's say 10^8 x 10^8 matrix, is solvable in only 29 seconds instead of taking about 3 hours when solving it by gaussian eliminination (that doesn't rely on any values within your matrix)

  • wcf.user.avatar.alt
    Lich King

    It's not about understanding a matrix. It's about wether Mathematician might need numbers sometimes or not. That was our starting point ;)

  • wcf.user.avatar.alt
    Daemondred

    And yet by your own admission the 3 hour gaussian solution can be applied with 0 knowledge of what is in the matrix

  • wcf.user.avatar.alt
    Daemondred

    No, mathematicians do not need numbers. The second you stay applying numbers you are moving out of the realm of mathematics and into the realm of one of the sciences or engineering fields.

  • wcf.user.avatar.alt
    Daemondred

    The fact the fields depend so heavily on mathematics had blurred that line.

  • wcf.user.avatar.alt
    Lich King

    Well, then again. Have a talk to my math professor maybe. I'm not studying any engineering fields. I'm studying Math. :)

  • wcf.user.avatar.alt
    Daemondred

    But pure mathematics doesn't require numbers, but it's application to the real world and sciences most. Certainly does

  • wcf.user.avatar.alt
    Lich King

    The Thomas Algorithm was founded by a mathematician, not by an engineer. :)

  • wcf.user.avatar.alt
    Lich King

    But then the discussion should be changed into 'is there pure mathematics?' Yes, there might be. But what you call 'pure mathematics' is done by less than 1 % of all mathematicians...

  • wcf.user.avatar.alt
    Lich King

    The most of them won't ever have the pleasure doing for the sake of doing it.

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    Eru

    I'd argue that saying that some values have to be null isn't really applying numbers, we're still in the field of maths

  • wcf.user.avatar.alt
    Eru

    "pure maths" would be maths for its own sake?

  • wcf.user.avatar.alt
    Daemondred

    I have to ask, if numbers are required for math, why is your Thomas algorithm derived using pure variables with comment on general constraints those variables must fall into?

  • wcf.user.avatar.alt
    Daemondred

    If numbers are necessary for math, it should have been impossible to derive the Thomas algorithm without having all the variables filled in with fixed values

  • wcf.user.avatar.alt
    BrykJagz

    Numbers are necessary for math because without them we would not have a definitive way of explaining and determining value. Algorithms are built around the theory of "potential" values, inputting data afterwards proves the algorithms to work.

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    Hello again!

    I can only apologise profusely for leaving it so long between writing my last Bat Rep and writing this one I’ve not really attended many tournaments between October last year and now. I’ve fallen out of love with the Kingdom of Equitaine, too much rubber lancing going on for my liking and the UK meta doesn’t seem to favour great big units of knights (which is the only way I want to play them), so it was back to the Warriors after they received an update in November.
    I did attended one in Stockport, UK, in December using Warriors of the Dark Gods and then they updated the army book so I decided not to write up. Then attended the excellent Scottish Championships last month and had a blast with my Warriors but then they updated the army again so I decided not to write that up. The constant updates is great but does make bat reps feel old very fast as I’m not sure if anyone is interested in reading how an army does once it’s already outdated. If anyone is interested then leave a comment and I’ll try and write up the good ones.

    Anyway, onto the main topic at hand, I attended the English Championships last week. It had 90 attendees so the there was a lot of competition. I was using the latest update of the Warriors (2.1.1) and can I just say I think this is the best iteration of the book for a long time, the improvement to the discipline of most of the troops is a huge plus and no longer having to take a very expensive BSB is a big bonus (although my BSB model now feels very unwanted). The Favours are definitely worth taking now I think with a nice price reduction as well as making the champion a little bit more survivable and giving him a nice buff to his discipline. The Dark Prelate gift was calling to me so I definitely wanted to take that, which in turn led to getting a Chosen Lord on a War Dais to sit in a big block of Warriors with the Favour of Envy.

    My list for the weekend:

    Chosen Lord, Favour of Envy, War Dais, Dark Prelate, Warband Standard, Banner of Speed, Spiked Shield, Dusk Forged, Symbol of Slaughter, 615
    Exhalted Herald, 850
    20x Warriors, Favour of Envy, Full Command, Zealots Banner, 650
    5 Fallen, 150
    8x Warhounds, 120
    6x Feldraks, Halberd, Musician, 783
    3 Chosen Knights, Favour of Envy, Champion, Standard, 498
    Forsaken One, 400
    Feldrak Elder, Halberd, 470

    So I had what I would consider a fairly fast army, hoping I could get to grips with the enemy as soon as possible and start chopping them to bits. I only had 3 scoring units which could be a problem in certain scenarios but those scoring units are fast and tough so hopefully they can survive whatever is thrown at them and run onto objectives and stay there.

    So onto Game 1 and i was drawn against Daemon Legions, not an army I have had a lot of experience fighting against and I haven’t played them since their latest update so I was in for an interesting match.

    My opponents list:
    Omen of Savar: General, Wizard Master, Divination, Hammer Hand, Living Shield, Iron Husk
    Omen of Savar: Wizard Master, Thaumaturgy, Hammerhand, Living Shield (Dominant)
    24 Sucubbi: Musician, Chilling Yawn
    16 Lemures: Standard Bearer, Chilling Yawn
    10 Imps
    6 Bloat Flies: Broodmother
    3 Brazen Beast: Musician, Red Haze
    2 Mageblight Gremlins: Unnatural Roots
    5 Hellhounds
    5 Furies

    After furiously reading the army book and speaking other players I had a vague idea for a battle plan; avoid the Omens until it’s time to strike, blow the Bloat Flies up with magic and fight them with high toughness guys (Feldraks and Forsaken One), don’t get charged by the Brazen Beasts. Easy! The deployment type was Refused Flank and the secondary was Secure Target.

    We took turns deploying until I decided to drop everything and give my opponent first turn. I’m finding going second is beneficial for objectives where you have to be the one securing it at the end of the game, you can either secure it or stop your opponent from securing it. That was the idea anyway.

    I didn’t take pics of deployment but here’s the map.



    I was pretty much on the line on the left flank but sat back a bit on the right flank after my opponent put his Brazen Beasts down, it’s going to be a bit of a standoff on that side. I have given my Exhalted Herald the Abiding Spirit and Brand of the Dragon Manifestations and spell wise I have gone for Smite the Unbeliever (to lower the toughness on those Flies), Breath of Corruption (not great against Daemons but hoping that a Breath Weapon in combat can help boost some combat res my way) and Hellfire (excellent damage spell against Daemons that have no armour).

    The Divination Omen, who is the General, is in with the Lemurs and has 4 spells; The Stars Align, Know Thine Enemy, Unerring Strike and the Daemonic signature Spear of Inifinity. The Thaumaturgy Omen is in with the Succubi and its 4 spells are Hand of Heaven, Smite the Unbeliever, Cleansing Fire and Spear of Infinity again.
    My opponent put his objective in the woods in my deployment and put mine behind… [Read More]
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