• 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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The 9th Age

Fantasy Battles: The 9th Age

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The website will be under maintenance this weekend (May 25st - May 27th), starting around 18:00 CET
During this time, the forum will be unavailable and downloading the rules will not be possible.
Though we will proceed as fast as possible, we are not sure yet how long the forum will remain out of reach. We might push info on Twitter if it takes more time than expected.

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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    JimMorr

    Or warmachine as he tends to like tanks and machines. Might be really a better choice.

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    Blonde Beer

    since we are already talking about hobbying with the kids....https://www.the-ninth-age.com/index.php?thread/37901-building-pirate-terain-with-my-7-year-old-son/

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    Blonde Beer

    Building Pirate Terain with my 7 year old son!

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    JimMorr

    Following!

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    Blonde Beer

    Thanks! To be honest this is the most fun I had with the hobby in years.

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    Tyranno

    Arrrrr you sure? ;)

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    Blonde Beer

    Yup ;). Especially since he is now raiding his old toys for stuff to use with it :)

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    Ghiznuk

    all that reminds me of The Lego Movie –– have you watched it ?? the ending is so cute, i found it very inspiring for “people like us” :D

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    JimMorr

    Please someone add 9th Scroll 9th issue to downloads

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    tiny

    Admin team is currently busy with other stuff

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    Ghostalker

    Anyone else having an issue with battle scribe data? Getting an error when I'm updating.

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    Happy Aspid

    For me - mobile version of scribe for some reason thinks that i have invested more point in every group that i have actually are. Like 1800 DH of characters are treated as their collective cost is 2600

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    Arturius

    recent Battlescribe software update messes a lot in our armyfiles, more details in dedicated thread here: Battlescribe files for T9A 2.0

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    Pellegrim

    The Barbarians Warband, via @Kickstarter kickstarter.com/projects/776147335/the-barbarians-warband

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    Altao

    Is there any ​Playstyle-Army Graph/Matrix (according to ASAW)?

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    Eru

    thanks for the kickstarter link, threw some euros in ;)

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    Pellegrim

    Haha ace

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    Kathal

    You should maybe put a notice up, that there was an update, otherwise people will miss it ;)

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    Archeron

    There was an small Update :)

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    JimMorr

    And what I will do with my life in the Weekend now... Maybe I'll paint something eventually ;) Good Luck with server upgrade.

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Recent Activities

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    Replied to the thread Crossbow Orcs.

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    Units of 10-15 is not what Orcs should be like. It contradicts the intended army style. But there is no problem with just using crossbow models as bow Orcs ;)
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    Replied to the thread DL FAB preview: book entry, base and models size.

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    Quote from cakaga: “It is sad that no option for envy GD to go 50x50 large version. I have already started to make all 7 GDs at least 50x50 size big. This makes me a sad boy T.T ” If he was that big, what would there be for him to be envious of? ;)
  • Folomo -

    Liked wombat’s post in the thread Lets fix Skeleton Cavalry!.

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    Quote from Echunia: “Quote from wombat: “Last Tuesday I had 2 games and on both occasions ( against good players ) I used 2 x 18 Fig Skeleton Cav units. At 404 Pts each ( with FCG ) they performed far better than many people would expect. Over the 2…
  • Deadite-mod -

    Replied to the thread The Communities Worries.

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    Does anyone really think this forum will get heard by the team? For several months everyone, including myself, has been yelling about the destruction of the cadaver wagon, and 2 revisions later and it still is sh*t. Put it back to the way it was in…
  • Wesser -

    Replied to the thread Lets fix Skeleton Cavalry!.

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    Quote from ThewouldbePharaoh: “I was enlightened by the random movement suggestion! what about simply adding a rule like this Desert Raiders this unit gains random movement 3D6 if it is completely within the flank or rear arc of any enemy unit.
  • cakaga -

    Replied to the thread DL FAB preview: book entry, base and models size.

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    It is sad that no option for envy GD to go 50x50 large version. I have already started to make all 7 GDs at least 50x50 size big. This makes me a sad boy T.T
  • arwaker -

    Replied to the thread HE General and News - Discussion.

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    Is an army without MoCT even playable? Seems to be mandatory these days.
  • mograine -

    Liked Kasocles’s post in the thread Over complication of the rules.

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    Quote from spicybarbecue: “Honestly just reading over the rules recently as I haven't played any 9th age (I did however play wh since 6th) and I am finding the magic phase super confusing to read (might be more intuitive to play on the tabletop…
  • theunwantedbeing -

    Replied to the thread Over complication of the rules.

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    Quote from spicybarbecue: “Honestly just reading over the rules recently as I haven't played any 9th age (I did however play wh since 6th) and I am finding the magic phase super confusing to read (might be more intuitive to play on the tabletop…
  • Squirrelloid -

    Replied to the thread A Vision for the Future of Wargaming: Damage.

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    Quote from WhammeWhamme: “Quote from Squirrelloid: “Quote from DJWoodelf: “if the type of weapons should play a role than some basic categories might help to cluster the huge amount of weapons Effect 1. Thrusting 2. Cutting (especially axes) 3.…
  • Aegon -

    Replied to the thread Bottle cap veil tokens?.

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    @Arturius: Is it possible to provide a download option for my MTG cards (Magic Cards)? I wanted to update them during this weekend. Example: (Hidden Content)