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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.
T9A

The latest issue of the 9th Scroll is available! You can read all about it in the news.

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    Chronocide

    Assuming it's something we can talk about openly, message me in not

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    piteglio

    you should ask his biographers... oh no you cant. while peeking into his life and actions, they all turned INSANE. that mustve contributed to the reputation, i guess.

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    Omarcomin

    infamy not notoriety

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    Omarcomin

    or both maybe idk

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    Chronocide

    Notoriety is another word for Infamy... They're both fame for misdeeds.

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    Chronocide

    Infamy is a bit more extreme than notoriety.

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    piteglio

    the book is out! watch the show on twitch.tv/veiloftheages or JOIN the show on discord.gg/UBJspq

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    RHworldbuilding

    Anyone want a chance to play the BRAND NEW Essence of War in TTS against one of our own Layout Gurus, Trakritch? in about 20-30 minutes?

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    Omarcomin

    AYO

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    piteglio

    Rob vs Trak! we're live! twitch.tv/veiloftheages

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    Chronocide

    got a buddy asking about essence of war....I might have to go learn that game...

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    Omarcomin

    Do it

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    piteglio

    omar is right! we just launched a public playtesting league, so it'll be very easy to learn, or even to play with forum people ---> Essence of War - spoilers & feedback

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    micdicdoc

    So Start Collecting are getting a price hike

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    micdicdoc

    Which to buy? I need options, number one. Meet me in the conference room in one hour with your opinions.

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    Omarcomin

    Buy none.

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    Ghiznuk

    you know the day's gonna be interesting when at 7am you find the whole Russian translation team online discussing what is the best translation for « Tusker Cavalry »

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    piteglio

    how many were still alive by noon?

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    JimMorr

    кавалергард ofc...

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    micdicdoc

    In Soviet Russia, Tusker rides you!

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