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  • We, Who Are About to Die (of Overwork) Salute You!

    (just kidding)

    Unlike last issues, which had its sole focus on the Second Edition Magic Items, this issue will have a collage of topics with a whopping 5 talking points. Also, they are not on the smaller end of brevity either ;)

    Here are the topics for this issue:
    • FAQ regarding the Second Edition
    • Wheel Measuring
    • Line of Sight and Troop Types
    • WDG update
    • DL update


    As always, we have a dedicated discussion thread for this issue. If you have any follow up questions, comments, feedback or just want to discuss the topics in this issue, please do it here: Issue 10 Discussion Thread

    As an reminder, the latest Scroll got released earlier this month. You can find it here: The Latest T9A Scroll is released!

    Furthermore, A Special Sneak Peak Preview regarding Deployment and Secondary Objectives has been published a week ago. Go take them for a ride!

    Besides this, arguably the most important news posts in the last few weeks, we have a MASCOT NAMING COMPETITION going on. For more information about our new fellow, check out this link: The Goblin Mascot Naming Contest

    Besides those, it is always worth it to check out the News Page ^^

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  • New

    Hey folks,

    Well, I’m sure we’re all psyched for 2.0 to drop. The amount of times I have refreshed the 9th Age website in the hopes for yet another breadcrumb of information on the upcoming edition is downright embarrassing.

    Seriously.

    I’m a grown man with a career and a family. What the hell is wrong with me?



    *cough*

    Anyways…

    The end of an edition of a game is always a weird time. Sometimes, as seems to be the trend, many of us lose a lot of our hobby OOMMPHH; that is to say, we recoil from the thought of painting up a new unit or trying out a new build because, in short order, it may be gone, anyways.

    Here’s how I’ve been spending my hobby time awaiting the release of 9th Age 2.0:

    Revisiting Old Armies
    I’m a Daemon player, first and foremost. I’ve logged roughly 150ish games of 9th with my terrible legions of lust and lethargy (mostly Pestilence and Lust… and that sounded better). I can skew a list against any opponent in the span of a coffee break. I know my combos. I know my synergies. I know what supports to try and what to avoid.

    And at this point, that’s a bit boring.

    I’ve been playing my original Fantasy gaming love recently. That’s right, The Crooked Fang Tribe; my goblins have been exclusively my army of choice for the past two months. This has been a pretty interesting experience. It’s given me the chance to see the game from a different angle. That is to say, after playing an elite army for the past 2 years, its been fun to jump back into a horde (tricky) army. I find my deployments to be much tighter. My lists to be far more solid. And, above all, I find myself accepting my Goblins for what they are, rather than forcing the issue to paper over weaknesses.
    This has led to … sadly… a far better win % than even with my (fairly successful) Daemons.
    And, now, I find myself eyeing my Dread Elves…. Hmmm…

    Stop Neglecting the Hobby Aspect
    Look, if push comes to shove, I would chose playing a game of 9th above painting/building any day of the week. I have a career, a one year old son and an incredibly patient wife… so, my time with my toy soldiers is limited, at best.

    It’s been a bit of a downer to see fewer games of 9thavailable lately in my local scene. But, I get it… many are awaiting 2.0 and focusing on other games and other hobbies, for now. Rather than find this to be an out-and-out bummer, I’ve decided to recommit to painting things that have, sadly, not been painted.
    Behold! The Murder Snails (Pestilent Beasts)!



    I’m now trying to schedule a gaming night every two weeks (usually two or three games in an evening). The week in between I am now committing to Hobby time.
    Also, I’m Canadian… and it’s hockey season… so staying up late to watch back-to-back games when my wife goes to bed has given me a great window of opportunity to Get Sh(tuff) Done! (Also, Go Bolts!).


    Help the Newbies


    I guaran-damn-tee you…. There is at least ONE person in your local scene who wants to try out 9th Age. And, to this point, you may have paid little heed to this.

    No, this doesn’t make you a jerk, it makes you a bit competitive. You probably eschew’d teaching a youngling the ropes for having a grudge match at least once. And that’s fine. This is a competitive game and, as stated, hobby time is sparse.

    So now you can stop being a selfish doofus, and teach a newbie the ropes.

    You, yes, YOU…. I know you have multiple armies (many in their grey-glory), schedule a game with one of these non-9thers. Hell, get an “intro to…” night going at your local FLGS. This is the perfect time to get new blood into the game. Remember, once 2.0 drops, we’re all going to be scrambling to figure out what the hell we’re doing, again. For new folks, this’ll be a great time… they have some semblance of parity. [Read More]
  • New

    Half way through my tournament over the weekend I realised I had a glitch in my latest upload that I posted right before I left - sorry for the delay, I am happy to say that;

    Game 5 from Guardcon is now online - enjoy




    SE vs VC Guardcon Game 5

    YOUTUBE.COM


    On another note I had a great weekend away in sunny Napier enjoying War banner, a 6 round tournament with unique secondary objectives, this year we had a great turn out and most of the countries best players were there. i've got another six great games to share with you, although I am now back at work so they may only come out once a week or so - sorry, I will do my best to get them all out asap. [Read More]
  • New

    Excited to share my battle reports from Infernal Zoo 2017! You can expect 5 battle reports coming up a few thoughts before I get started:

    • I have always done some sort of fluff piece to accompany my army before and after a tournament. I like the depth it adds and the motivation for the characters. But I’ve released more fluff in 2017 than the Background team and I’m not feeling particularly inspired so unfortunately I didn’t come up with anything.
    • I had mixed success with taking pictures, between some very tactical games and a few beers I was well short of a pic every turn. I’ll do my best to bridge the gaps and will try to do a PPT pic for each battle to set the stage.
    • Preliminary list thoughts- I thought I brought a bit of a non-traditional list as it was really lacking in shooting (no SGRs or sloops, oh my!) Jack of all trades but master of none is a good synopsis. I’ll speak to the strengths/weaknesses throughout and do a summary at the end.


    So without further adieu, onto Game 1!

    I had:

    He had:

    Magic:

    I rolled up healing waters, transmutation of lead, glory of gold and silver spike. Silver spike wasn’t very useful and the sig was worthless in this match up but transmutation and healing waters were great assets.

    He got the ideal spells: unerring strike and reroll to hit/diving attacks…drat

    Deployment/Scenario: Refused flank and hold the center

    Deployment


    His HBE Turn 1:

    Sea Dragon Host Turn 1:



    His HBE Turn 2:



    Sea Dragon Host Turn 2:



    His HBE Turn 3:



    Sea Dragon Host Turn 3:



    His HBE Turn 4:



    Rest of the Game:



    End of Game:

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  • New

    This week we are joined by ACS/Balance Team member Hristo to talk about the previews for deployments, missions and magic items.

    Outro: Chupacabra - Crobot

    The definitive 9th Age tournament hub and rankings page: the9thagerankings.com

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